Shore Excursions in La Romana

Tanama Jungle Ranch

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  • river chavon cruise small Gorge Rio Chavon
    Deep into the jungle.
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  • Rio chavon cruise small Tanama Experience
    The Ultimate Jungle Experience for guests of La Romana, Bayahibe and Punta Cana.
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  • river boat on Chavon river small River Cruise
    Every visit starts with a cruise through the gorge
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  • river boat on Chavon river small Rio Chavon
    Mighty Gorge of the Chavon
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  • reception building Tanama small The Tanama Jungle Ranch
    We will visit the Ranch
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  • butterfly garden Tanama small The Butterfly Garden
    Thousands of Exotic Butterflies in a large enclosure
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  • hummingbird garden Tanama small Hummingbird Pavilion
    Close Encounter with the smallest birds in the world!
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  • snakes at Tanama small Reptile House
    Who dares to hold the snakes and spiders?
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  • snakes at Tanama small Rainforest Trail
    A great Jungle Trail
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When your cruise ship docks at La Romana and you are looking for the perfect Shore Excursion you don't want to miss this... On the banks of the Rio Chavon lies a tropical paradise: the Tanama Jungle Ranch..... a paradise in the wilderness, where visitors come face to face with some of nature's most beautiful butterflies, hummingbirds, live tarantulas, boa constrictors, iguanas and other hot-weather-happy inhabitants, as well as a wide variety of lush tropical plants including orchids, bromeliads, bananas, coffee, cacao, passion fruit and much more!

An excursion to the Tanama Ranch begins with a 40 minute boat ride on the Rio Chavon and takes you deep into the jungle ... We embark in Limon, only 7 minutes from the cruise port of La Romana, 15 minutes from Bayahibe and 35 minutes from Punta Cana airport. Transfers are provided. The ride takes you through the breathtaking gorge. The river meanders through the jungle; numerous Hollywood blockbusters were filmed here.... we go upstream until we reach the Tanama Jungle Ranch.


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Tanama River Cruise Butterfly Garden Jungle Trail Reptile House

Upon arrival you will be led on a guided tour through the ranch, visiting the largest Butterfly Garden in the country with hundreds of tropical and brightly colored species and the Hummingbird Pavilion, where you might be able to observe these incredible birds. We invite you to join a short Rainforest Trail, where we explain the different layers making up the rainforest. And we will visit the Reptile House where iguanas roam free and where the bravest explorers can pose for photos with a giant Hispaniolan boa constrictor and the largest tarantula in the Dominican Republic!

Tanama Hummingbirds - Airborne Dancers...

Tanama Butterflies - Monarch Migration ...

After the tour, relax under the large palm trees and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the river.... If you want a quality ecological excursion from La romana, Bayahibe or Punta Cana, please read on....

Guiding available in English, Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Transfers available from cruise port in La Romana, Bayahibe and Punta Cana. Special shore excursions for cruise ship passengers visiting La Romana.

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1. Tanama Wonders of Nature Tour

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This excursion fits the time table of all ships docking in La Romana!!

The half day 'Wonders Of Nature' excursions are the most popular as exclusive shore excursion for cruise passengers. Guests of the Bayahibe and Dominicus resorts can also book this tour. You will be picked up at the cruise port or in your hotel and after a short drive we will reach the 'represa', where we board our traditional boat.

A 40 minute cruise through the gorge of the Rio Chavon follows. Our experienced guide tells you all about the river and surroundings ....

Next we will see the 'Wonders Of Nature' while visiting the butterfly garden, the rainforest trail, the reptile house and the rest of the ranch. More information can be read at the Excursions page.

You can read the full itinerary at the Excursions page.

The Excursion "Wonders of Nature" can also be done as a sunset tour!

2. Tanama River Day

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This excursion fits the time table of ships arriving before 09:00am and leaving after 06:00pm!!

The Tanama River Day is a full day on, in and around the Rio Chavon. The Wonders of Nature Tour, with the fabulous cruise, is included and we have a great guided tour along the attractions on the river bank property.

After this we will board the Safari Truck and we'll visit the local community of Santa Cruz de Gato, where we experience the traditional Dominican lifestyle: the school, the church, the local houses and some more real Dominican experiences.... We'll lunch at the famous restaurant of 'El Indio'.

We will visit Yuca Yena, the small farm on the banks of the river, there you can join the fruit trail (30 minutes, optional) through the dry tropical forest crossing the famous hanging bridge, we go canoeing on a small side stream, for the less active: you can relax in the jacuzzi with marvelous views ... nature, culture and fun combined ....

Late afternoon we will board the boat again to return to Limon... it's time for Bachata, Merengue and Cuba Libre ...

You can read the full itinerary at the Excursions page.

Go for free yourself and get a discount for your friends!!

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When you promote one of our excursions to your group, roll calls or to fellow forum members you can go for free yourself and get a discount of 10% for all the members of your group!!!

The discount and free excursion are applicable when your group exceeds 14 adults. Two paying children count for one adult.

How does it work? .... Simple:

  • 1. Just send us an Email and request a promo code
  • 2. Share the promo-code with fellow cruisers on facebook, the roll call or in forums.
  • 3. Ask your fellow cruisers to enter the promo-code in the "Comments & Questions" field of the booking form
  • 4. We will issue vouchers directly to the bookers (no work for your)
  • 5. As soon as 'your group' exceeds the 14 people we will notify each member and we will apply the discount.

No admin or hassle for you involved!


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Free Excursions:

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Our Shore Excursions:

Excursions available from La Romana, Punta Cana and Bayahibe.

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The Wonders of Nature Excursion is available for:

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