This full day excursion to Bayaguana is only available from La Romana & Bayahibe hotels and gives you the unique opportunity to learn more about the destination, to experience a bit of the Dominican culture and lifestyle. Bayaguana was founded in 1606, when Spain resettled colonists from the northern and western part of Hispaniola closer to Santo Domingo. The economy is centered on cattle-ranching and pineapple and rice farming.
Our tour will take you along the old road from San Pedro de Macoris to Santo Domingo, passing through picturesque villages. This is also where many of the main Major League Baseball training camps are located. We'll visit a local school and learn about education in the Dominican Republic, tour a sugarcane field and learn how this sweet cane juice is used e.g. in the production of the delicious Dominican rum...and maybe also have a little taste.
You'll be invited to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed organic coffee, cocoa and to taste a few tropical fruits at a typical Dominican countryside house. Then, you'll walk the streets of the historic town of Bayaguana and visit the important Shrine ”Santo Cristo de Bayaguana”, located in one of the oldest churches in the Dominican Republic (approx. 400 yrs old).
Experience the lifestyle at a local market in Bayaguana and see how the Dominicans sell & buy vegetables, fruit, etc. Maybe you'll even like to buy a few "snacks" for yourself. We'll also stop at the magnificent ”Salto Alto” waterfalls to enjoy a swim (optional) in the cool, clear water and enjoy this stunning landscape.
A typical Dominican lunch buffet with meats, rice, beans, pasta, salad, bread, fruits and beverages is served on a nearby ranch.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Transportation with pickup from hotels in La Romana and Bayahibe (transportation may not be available and/or may be subject to an additional fee from some hotels), tour guide and a lunch buffet with beverages (some restrictions may apply).
WHAT TO WEAR AND/OR BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes (it may not be permitted to enter some monuments e.g. churches wearing sleeveless shirts or shorts/skirts above the knees), sun glasses, a hat/cap, bathing suit, beach towel and eco-friendly sun lotion (without oxybenzone). Bring your camera and cash money (USD) for souvenirs and gratuities.
CHILDREN: This excursion may not be suitable for small children/infants, although there is no minimum age for children to participate. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old). Children must be 18 years old to consume alcohol.
PRICES: All prices are per person (US$). The price for children is valid only from ages 3-12 years old.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
• This is not a private excursion. This excursion may be available as a private tour – please ask for more information.
• You may need to pass by other hotels to pick up other people before the excursion begins and to drop off after the excursion ends.
• Participants must understand that off-road driving can be uncomfortable.
• This excursion is not available for pregnant women or people who suffer from back pain/ mobility problems. If you suffer from any medical conditions or mobility problems, please consult with Group Palmera before making your reservation.
The exact description of this excursion, what's included and prices are subject to change without prior notice!