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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Punta Cana, Caribbean
Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkeyland, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. Ride a safari truck on this half-day tour through local coffee and cacao plantations, then visit the monkey sanctuary and its botanical gardens. Learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods, sample local coffee or hot chocolate, 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.
  • Guided trip to Monkeyland and a local plantation aboard an open-air safari-style vehicle
  • Observe squirrel monkeys in their natural habitat offering stunning mountain views
  • Get to know the island’s colorful native plants and flowers at the habitat's botanical garden
  • Visit a local coffee plantation, mingle with the farmers, and sample local coffee or hot chocolate
  • Round-trip transport from most Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels included
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can arrange meeting points for almost anywhere in the area. If you do not see your hotel on the list and you are staying at Bavaro, Punta Cana, Macao, Uvero Alto, Cortecito, Cabeza de Toro or its surroundings, we can definitely arrange a meeting point to pick you up.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Afternoon Departure
3/29/2021 - 10/5/2022
Monday:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Tuesday:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Wednesday:12:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Thursday:12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Friday:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Morning Departure
1/1/2020 - 1/28/2022
Monday - Saturday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
1/1/2020 - 1/28/2022
Monday - Saturday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
A brightly painted safari vehicle picks 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 coffee or hot chocolate, 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 guided tour of the sanctuary, where you 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 tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Runners Adventures
Runners Adventures park
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera and cash for souvenirs.
  • Participants with a cold or a flu will not be allowed to interact with monkeys.
  • Participants with severe peanut allergies should refrain from this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This park is not wheelchair accesible.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Runners Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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Highly recommended trip
Ines
, Sep 2021
Very nice trip!! We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide Rico and the driver Felis did their best to make everyone have fun. Highly recommended
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My family loved it!
Curtis_S
, Aug 2021
The monkeys were great. Also loved the plantation visit to learn about making coffee and chocolate. The tour guide was excellent. Highly recommend it!!
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GREAT EXPERIENCE
Stephanie_W
, Aug 2021
We had a great time. A big thumbs up to Emilio who was our tour guide. He did an amazing job and he was so sweet and very informing....he told us so many things about the culture and gave a 100% on the plantation tour we took. Couldn't have asked for a better guide! Thanks so much Emilio! Also to our great driver Adolto.....he was awesome!!!! The monkeys were so lovable I wanted to take them all home!
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Monkeyland was educational!
Melody_J
, Aug 2021
The monkeys are very animated and it was crazy how quickly they were on each person when they received the pan of food. The babies clung to their mother’s body as she traveled wherever the group of people went. The bus ride to the mountains gave us a glimpse of life in the Dominican Republic.
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Amazing
Nancee_G
, Jul 2021
Leo and Pima were our driver and guide and they were amazing. We enjoyed learning some of the culture and the coffee and cocoa plantation presentation was great. The monkeys were our favorite, they were amazing and so much fun, they interacted with everybody, it is a MUST DO FOR SURE.
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Awesome
Zee
, Jul 2021
The trip was amazing!! Specially the monkey part!!!! I would definitely do this excursion again! The coffee, cocoa , and Mamajuana was really fresh to taste..
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A must do!
Jana_H
, Jul 2021
This was such a cool exoerience! My 6 year old son and I experienced the coconut house and Monkeyland and enjoyed every second of both! It was really nice to experience some local culture.
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Great family experience
ILEANA_S
, Jul 2021
This trip was amazing. Our tour guide, Carlos, was very knowledgeable and informative about the town, La Ceiba, we went through to get to monkeys. He showed us typical Dominican homes, explained about the different types of trees and the fruits that grew there. He also showed us a tree full of egrets which had a spectacular view. Once we got to the location, we toured the plantation. The presentation on coffee and chocolate were very informative. The sample chocolate with cinnamon was delicious! The squirrel monkeys were adorable! The monkeys were very comfortable with humans and climbed all over us. We were able to feed them and hold them a few times. Our driver, Adolfo, was great. He got us to and from monkey land safely. I would definitely recommend this tour and if you are fortunate enough to get Carlos and Adolfo as your guide and driver, you will have a great time.
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Monkey Business
Alejandro_P
, Jul 2021
Great experience, had a blast with my wifey as we were feeding all the hungry monkeys. At first I was not really that excited for the first part of the tour about cacao and coffee but it turned out to be a good surprise as it was informative as well as a great time with tour guide papi chulo. Also JJ and Virgilio our guides at first and in the end were great This is a must do tour in Punta Cana!
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Awesome tour
wade_m
, Jul 2021
What a fun morning. Pickup at hotel was excellent. We expected a green bus, but open air truck came. Was hesitant at first, but it worked out. Our guide Ruddy was great. Drove to the Runners Adventures area and first enjoyed the coffee farm tour. Very interesting. Loved that we could walk through the owners house. Enjoyed the samples. After this we went to see the monkeys. There was a little delay with organization to get in, but things worked out. Enjoyed the monkey experience. Was awesome.
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