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Samaná Day Trips from Punta Cana

By Viator, April 2018

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The scenic peninsula of Samaná is the Dominican Republic at its most spectacular. Day trips from Punta Cana to Samaná visit protected national parks, picturesque waterfalls, tropical forests, Caribbean-style beaches, and even out into the clear waters in search of whales. Here are your options for Samaná day trips from Punta Cana.

Tours by Road
Many tours by road begin with a bus transfer from Punta Cana to Miches. From there, participants board a speedboat, catamaran, or another vessel for transfers to other locations around Samaná Bay. Some tours head to town or to the island of Cayo Levantado (also known as Bacardi Island). 

Day tours by road typically include visits to a Dominican ranch, safari rides through the Sierra de Samaná mountain range, horseback riding, or trips to the 165-foot (52-meter) El Limón waterfall. Several tours also go to the National Park of Los Haitises, where you can see rare wildlife species, such as solenodon (a raccoon-sized nocturnal mammal with a venomous bite), and caves featuring pictograms created by the Taino people. Some experiences also include whale-watching excursions in Samaná Bay, a popular sighting spot for humpback whales. 

Tours by Air
If you want to squeeze more adventure into your Samaná day trip and enjoy aerial views while you’re at it, a tour by air will help you maximize your time. Flights usually depart early morning from Punta Cana. From there, it’s just a 45-minute journey to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samaná. Some tours by air incorporate horseback rides, cruises to Cayo Levantado, swimming at El Limón waterfall, ranch visits, and honey, coffee, and cacao tastings, as well as whale-watching tours of the bay. 

Things to Know
  • Most tours to Samaná from Punta Cana—whether by land or air—are full-day excursions, typically lasting eight to 12 hours. 
  • Driving from Punta Cana to Miches takes about two hours. 
  • Day tours usually include a Dominican lunch and, in some instances, snacks. 
  • Bring sunscreen and beach essentials as most day tours involve free time at the beach. 

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Samana Discovery Tour from Punta Cana, Samaná, null
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Samana Discovery Tour from Punta Cana

Hop on the safari truck and head for the mountains to visit a typical Dominican Ranch. With Samaná Discovery from Punta Cana, explore the rainforest ...  Read more

Location: Samana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Samana Day Trip Through Miches, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Samana Day Trip Through Miches

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

This Samana day trip by land via bus and boat, includes lunch and drinks and a visit to El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island. ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.00
All-Inclusive Samaná Day Trip by Air from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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All-Inclusive Samaná Day Trip by Air from Punta Cana

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Soak up all that the Samaná Peninsula has to offer on this day trip from Punta Cana. Fly over the gorgeous eastern coast of the Dominican Republic and ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $299.00
Authentic Samana Tour: Beach and Waterfall Day Trip from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Air Tours
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Authentic Samana Tour: Beach and Waterfall Day Trip from Punta Cana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Sample all the pleasures of the Samaná Autentica on this day trip from Punta Cana. See lush countryside landscapes by coach and then cruise by catamaran ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.00
El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado Tour from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado Tour from Punta Cana

In this day trip, you'll take a bus ride along the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, while enjoying breathtaking landscapes, the sight of endless ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Samaná Whale Watching Excursion from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Samaná Whale Watching Excursion from Punta Cana

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

On this whale watching excursion, a tour guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Humpback Whales will inform you of all of their habits as you will be ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00
Samaná Waterfall Tour with Cayo Levantado from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Samaná Waterfall Tour with Cayo Levantado from Punta Cana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Fly comfortably to Samana, while enjoying from a bird’s eye view, the sight of endless beaches along part of a nice peninsula as well as the majestic bay of ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $279.00
Full-day Samana and Waterfall, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Full-day Samana and Waterfall

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Are you having a tough time choosing just ONE excursion? If so, look no further than Samana by Bus The tour is, arguably, 3 excursions in ONE: Safari ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Samaná Adventure to Limón Waterfall and Cayo Levantado, Punta Cana, Full-day Tours
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Samaná Adventure to Limón Waterfall and Cayo Levantado

Starting the day you will enjoy a smooth bus ride from Punta Cana hotels heading North through the beautiful countryside until you reach Samana.

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Guided Full Day Samana Experience from Punta Cana with Lunch, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Guided Full Day Samana Experience from Punta Cana with Lunch

Samana is possibly the most beautiful place in the Dominican Republic. With your multilingual guide, see Samana Bay, home of the Humpback whales, and the ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.00

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