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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Higüey, Dominican Republic
Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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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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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottled water
Gratuities
Food
Lockers fee
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Monkeyland , 6980833, -68.67011111111111, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

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Afternoon Departure
3/29/2021 - 8/27/2023
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
Saturday:01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Morning Departure
7/21/2022 - 8/27/2023
Monday - Saturday:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.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 arrange a close meeting point to pick you up.
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
  • This park is not wheelchair accesible.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Runners Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.

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  • "You are only allowed to bring your hat, glasses, and phone inside the park." See review
  • "Bring money to get a locker as nothing is allowed inside the monkey sanctuary." See review

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star-4
Brilliant afternoon in the mountains with Monkeys and coffee!
Richard_D
, Aug 2022
Our trip to Monkey Land and the cocoa plantation was great, although be prepared for some initial logistical inconvenience whilst the transfers combine guests. The transfer itself is around 45minutes of driving but ahead of that there was a lot of shuffling from one bus to another getting on and off coaches as the tour guides ensure everyone is on the correct bus based on their excursion selections. This added about 30minutes and would have been fine if we knew what was going on, but some guests were getting very frustrated and vocal with their impatience and lack of knowing what was going on. On arrival we had a presentation on how coffee and cocoa is grown and processed and an opportunity to taste the goods - really interesting and really tasty! Then onwards to the monkeys. Don’t be intimidated by the thought of the animals climbing on you… they are conditioned to do it so there is no escaping it. They are lighter than a small cat and are gentle. Unless you get freaked out they won’t hurt you. The kids on the tour absolutely loved it (and the adults too). Take money with you because in addition to monkey-Merch the gift shop is loaded with coffee and rum and cocoa products - all cheaper than the hotel and all proceeds going to local business.
star-5
Amazing Day with Monkeys and Chocolate
Alexis_C
, Aug 2022
It was a full day. I was expecting just a little monkey time but it was well over an hour. So much fun and so educational! Our guides Carlos and Felix were amazing, so funny and on top of all our needs. Highly recommend.
star-5
Very cool with a lot of...
Melissa_T
, Aug 2022
Very cool with a lot of informations about Cacao and Coffee. The monkey was really cool. There are a lot of monkeys who we can give a meal. Really nice
star-5
Very nice tour different...
Valerie_C
, Jul 2022
Very nice tour different experience all the staff was amazing very informative enjoyed watching the squirrel monkeys in their habitat
star-1
Buyer beware!! No refunds on cancellations and jam packed !!!
Lu_S
, Jul 2022
Scheduled several trips through viator. Every trip was double or triple the number of people they say. In addition it’s crowded buses with multiple exchanges and people packed in like sardines. The tours are rushed on a time limit like cattle moving through processing. If you enjoy this type of excursion then by all means book away. Also had to cancel one of our excursions in advance but they refused to give any refunds even though they never picked us up or took us on the tour. This is ridiculous considering they did no work.
star-5
Wonderful!
Tasha_K
, Jul 2022
Loved this excursion! One of the best things we did in DR. Emilio was a great narrator. This is a must do! 5⭐️
star-5
Such a fun day
Jeannine_S
, Jul 2022
Kevin and Nathan were great!! The experience was fantastic, so much fun. Highly recommend. The cocao demonstration that Kevin did was really interesting
star-5
Monkeyland and plantation tour
Viktoria_T
, Jul 2022
My family loved the monkeys. The plantation tour was also very informative and fun. Could do it again!
star-5
Loved it
Anonymous
, Jul 2022
Wonderful and easy!!! Our family enjoyed all of it. Mokeys were amazing! Guides and bus were great! Everything was as the write up stated!
star-3
Monkeys made it
William_W
, Jul 2022
Late and didn't even care. Made us walk to the lower parking lot instead of picking us up from lobby. Your long and kinda boring didn't explore the plantation. Now the monkeys kicked butt they were the best and made it all worth it. The tour just needs a revamp and re thought out. Also the employees need to learn simple manners they go a long way.
star-5
Really enjoyed
jokerbaby4
, Jul 2022
It was great, wish we had time to do it again loved them lil guys, well worth the money and time, me and wife will definitely br going again when we come back to the DR
star-5
Fun monkey time for our family
Jennifer_W
, Jul 2022
We just returned from DR and this was our only excursion we did! We wanted to maximize our time at the resort! It was one of our family’s best experiences. We all love monkeys and so we were super excited to interact with them! We had Young Boy as our tour guide and Bryan was our driver! It does take an hour to get there and an hour to return but it’s nice to see some of the small towns in DR outside of the resorts! Young Boy explained some of the customs of the locals and how they live etc. he also was our guide during the portion on the coffee and cocoa making in DR also. He was fantastic and fun! I’m so glad he was our guide! The backdrop of the lush tropical mountains at Monkeyland are also beautiful! You will love this tour if you love monkeys!!! They are so adorable and fun! They play like little kids running around! For reference we got picked up around 1:30 and dropped off around 6:45 I believe. The drive was worth it to us because of the monkey interaction time!! Thanks Bryan and Young Boy and the guides we had at the actual Monkeyland were great too…. Aris was fantastic and gave us great turns with the monkeys
star-5
Best Excursion Ever!
Melissa_K
, Jul 2022
The team at Monkeyland were pros. They wanted to make sure every guest had lots of interaction with the monkeys. This was truly one of the best excursions we’ve ever done!
star-5
Highly recommended!!
Adria_C
, Jun 2022
From pick up to drop off all I can say is what an experience!! I have 2 children, 7 and 14, and Monkeyland and the Plantation tour kept them entertained & engaged with ZERO complaints. I am so happy I decided to book this excursion. We also had the opportunity to see the people of DR and all the roadside businesses. We couldn't stop due to COVID restrictions but what a beautiful country and people. Our guide & driver, Ruddy and Frandy were excellent!
star-5
Monkeys galore!
rebecca_d
, Jun 2022
Sammy and his crew were really nice, fun and informative. We had a great experience interacting with the monkeys, learning about coffee, chocolate and all other agriculture and cultural things about DR. Sammy knows his stuff and has all sorts of homeopathic remedies too. The guys that took us in to feed the monkeys were really fun too. They even helped a little girl overcome her fear and anxiety about the monkeys. By the end of the visit with the monkeys, she had them on her shoulder eating fruit.
star-5
Great experience
Michael_G
, Jun 2022
Bus operator Perez got us there and back with no issues. Tour guide Young Boy was awesome and would recommend you ask for him when booking.
star-5
Monkey land safari
stephanie_J
, Jun 2022
Awesome tour!!!!. I would do it again. Got to go learn how coffee and chocolate is made and visit the monkeys.
star-5
Awesome
Peyton_M
, Jun 2022
Nathan and angel were great guides. Don’t come to punta Cana and not do this experience. Great for even my 1 year old
star-5
The monkeys were soooo...
Stephanie_O
, Jun 2022
The monkeys were soooo light and cute. I love the fact that they’re well taken care of and the staff were knowledgeable. I would have liked more time with the monkeys but it was worth it and the view was breathtaking..
star-5
Best excursion in DR
Cherelle_J
, Jun 2022
Best excursion in DR! The monkeys are absolutely adorable and the staff was a great pleasure. Would definitely recommend! 10 out of 10!

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