Step out of the resort and explore the very best a destination can offer. A mix of culture, delicious tropical flavors, and idyllic places are only seen in postcards. Perhaps visit a wonder of the world? Based on a popular recommendation we put together the Top 5 Tours Recommended in the Caribbean for you to consider during your next vacation.
When in Jamaica… Combine the best of all worlds with a visit to the former home of Bob Marley the ideal place to learn about the Rastafarian religion that the musician practiced and of course, try his coffee. Afterward, most tours often throw in a detour to one of the coolest spots on the area, Dunn’s River Falls. Which is easily one of Ocho Rios’ most visited and an undisputable national treasure. Water from four rivers flows into Dunn’s river and straight into the Caribbean Ocean. As you can see there are not really from eight rivers, as the town’s name “Ocho Rios” would have one thinking.
Learn about a Chichen Itza one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Roam around its roads and buildings, as a tour guide elaborates on the secrets and legends hidden in its walls, which date back to 540 AD.
If you are looking forward to witnessing the appearance of Kukulcan during your vacation, be sure to schedule your tour between March 20 and March 22. If you can’t make it during the spring equinox, then the fall equinox is your next chance, from September 21 and September 23.
Here is a fact: The archeological site of Chichen Itza welcomed over 2.6 million tourists in 2017.
Recommended by many, Isla Saona is the go-to spot for all your snorkel pleasure and beach desires. One of the best excursions in the east corner of the Dominican Republic. Found within the confines of the Parque Nacional del Este (East National Park), this must-visit paradise offers long beaches of crystal clear waters and endless miles of palm trees. It is big enough to welcome travelers from numerous resorts without getting crowded.
Here is some history! Isla Saona has had three names over time, the first one being Bella Savonesa, named by Colombus during his second voyage. The indigenous inhabitants called it Adamanay, and due to the complex pronunciation, it was later turned into Saona.
Whether it is walking around the local fishing village, trekking through the island, exploring its beaches or enjoying the delicious intricacies produced by the cooks…. Your time in Saona Island is sure to be well spent.
Ever been to a protected reserve? How about one that is over 1,600 km2? Los Haitises National Park will blow your mind away with the array of eco-adventures it proposes. The ancient Taino term Haitises means “highland” and probably conceived due to the 30-meter high rock formations protruding out of the waters.
The rainforest is so magnificent it was once used as a filming location for the feature film Jurassic Park. It is Northeast of the Dominican Republic, sitting directly below the Samaná Peninsula at about a 15km boat ride. This makes it the ideal tour if you are staying in any of the four hotels: Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo, Bahia Principe Grand Cayacoa, Bahia Principe Luxury Samana or Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado.
Explore the caves once inhabited by the Tainos, and the traces they left behind, Cueva de la Linea and Cueva de la Arena. Discover equally impressive diversity of fauna, birdwatchers will rejoice! The range of flora is also imposing and will pave way for you to get lost in the wonders of nature offered by this Dominican jewel
Reach the highest peak in Spain! The Teide volcano is 3,718 meters above sea level. This gives you two incredible views of this great titan. From the bottom, where you can see it in its most imposing form and, from the top, where you literally walk among the clouds. You can climb the cable car that will take you to 3,555 meters but remembers that to get to the crater you need authorization and training because the last section has to be done on foot. It would be a sin to leave Tenerife without visiting El Teide!
Want to go all out during your stay in Tenerife? Then check-out this article about Top 10 things to do in Tenerife?
Bonus Tour: From January through March you can try your luck at whale-watching. The Humpback Whale is seen in the Bay of Samana during this period.
We hope you enjoyed our list of Tours Recommended in the Caribbean. Visit the Concierge Recommends section to read about other attractions near your favorite Bahia Principe hotel.