I would do this excursion again. As a teacher, I would recommend this for adults and children. Jose was a great guide. He told us a lot about the island and island life. You can tell the monkey land folks love their animals and they...More
Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkeyland, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. Ride a safari truck on this 5-hour tour through local coffee and cacao plantations, then visit the monkey sanctuary and and its botanical gardens. You'll learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods, taste freshly picked tropical fruit, and see and feed 20 monkeys that have been raised to be comfortable around people. Round-trip transportation from Bavaro and Punta Cana hotels is included.
A brightly painted safari vehicle will pick you up in the early morning at your Bavaro or Punta Cana hotel. Get to know your local guide on the way to a typical Dominican country plantation.
Meet the local famers and hear about their organic farming methods, used to cultivate cinnamon, cacao, coffee and vanilla. Taste tropical fruit plucked freshly from the tree, and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase some of these straight-from-the-source products to take home.
Climb back in your jeep and ascend a mountain road deep into the jungle. Arrive at Monkeyland, a 5-acre (2-hectare) squirrel monkey habitat managed by a dedicated couple. Follow your guide on a 45-minute tour of the sanctuary, where you'll have the chance to watch and feed the monkeys. Visit the botanical garden, featuring native trees, plants and flowers, before boarding your jeep for transport back to your hotel at the end of your 5-hour tour.
Beautiful, garden like setting, to be introduced to spider monkeys. Lots of photo ops, as you are led around the park.very clean and well organized. Also included are samples of local beverages, cocoa, and coconut products.
I loved this excursion. The guide was great & knowledgeable. The monkeys are so cute! The monkeys do jump all over you & will jump on your head. We got to spend a good amount of time with the monkeys & then got a tour...More
We booked our excursion via Breathless Resort and we weren't disappointed. This excursion is very educational and fun. The monkeys are truly amazing and cute. You get to see how the locals live, see how coffee and cocoa are made and see the beautiful countryside.