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Exclusive Samana Orientation

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Enjoy an overview of this beautiful country's vegetation, beaches, waterfalls, local products and cuisine.

Exclusive Samana Orientation

Escape the mobbed cruise line tours on this exclusive small-group Samana orientation with no more than 16 guests per guide. Get a real feel for the island through a local's perspective.

After meeting your friendly local guide, you will ride to a typical village in an open-air safari vehicle. Enjoy a presentation of local items that you can sample, including local fruits, nuts, moonshine and some locally-grown and processed hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is unique and tasty - it's like tapping a chocolate tree! Bring along a little spending money, as you will have time in the community co-op/gift shop to purchase cocoa or other local products to take home.

Next, you will pass through a very small town that houses a hand-rolled cigar factory. A stop will be made at the cigarfactory if it is open on the day of your tour.

Next, head down a bumpy dirt road to reach a semi-secluded natural beach, where you can take in stunning views of the mountains diving into the ocean. Although the beach is not safe for swimming, the views of its natural beauty are not to be missed. Enjoy a typical Dominican buffet, consisting of fresh fish and chicken, served on the beach with as much local beer, soda and water as you can drink (and maybe even some local rum!).

After lunch, take a 10-minute walk from the parking area along a fairly moderate trail to the Lulu Waterfalls. Local kids will be on-hand to assist those guests needing help navigating the trail or crossing the river via 6-8 sandbags. If you accept their help, a dollar tip is suggested for services rendered. They do not beg for handouts. Enjoy approximately 20 minutes of free time at Lulu Watefalls to take a quick swim, jump from the rocks above into the water, or just sit and enjoy the setting.

Please Note: Most of the roads traveled during the tour are not paved and bumps are to be expected. If heavy rains make the waterfall or beach inaccessible, alternative sites will be substituted.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $97.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, cultural, water/beach
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A beach towel, sun glasses and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) are also suggested.
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces, some with inclines. Due to the condition of many of the roads traveled, guests with advanced neck, back or hip ailments should not take this tour.