Caribbean VIP Safari

Caribbean VIP Safari |

Book this excursion with your villa coordinator or villa manager!

Come with us on this full day excursion to explore the Dominican countryside in an open-air safari truck and enjoy a beautiful river cruise.

We’ll start by visiting areas which you would not otherwise get to see – in the open-air safari truck complete with a designated driver and a tour guide.

Visit a typical Dominican house to see how the locals live outside of the tourist areas. Here, we’ll also see how they grow typical crops like cacao, coffee, fruits, vanilla, cinnamon, etc., have a taste and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase directly from their gardens.

In the city of Higuey (the 8th largest city in the Dominican Republic), we’ll visit the most important Catholic church – the Cathedral La Altagracia.

A delicious lunch with grilled lobster or chicken, rice, vegetables, salad, bread and red/white wine is served on board the river boat. Enjoy a nice meal as we cruise down the Chavon River with the beautiful mountains and lush landscape surrounding us. This river has been used in several Hollywood movies, e.g. Rambo II and Apocalypse Now. Please note that lobster will be substituted during the months of June – August as it’s prohibited to catch & eat lobster in the Dominican Republic during the reproductive season of “La Veda”.

During lunch or shortly after, we usually make a small stop to a beach nearby (if possible) where you can go for a quick dip in the ocean.

After lunch, we’ll visit the sugar cane fields of Central Romana and also stop by a small “cigar shack” to learn about the history of tobacco in the Dominican Republic and see how they roll the cigars by hand. This is a tradition that goes back for many years and produces some of the best cigars in the world.

Please note that this is not a private excursion.

Caribbean VIP Safari

Duration: Full day, approx. 9 hours.

This excursion is available: Monday – Friday.

What is included:

  • Transportation throughout the day in an air-conditioned bus.
  • English speaking tour guide throughout the day.
  • Lunch and drinks on the river boat.

What to wear and/or bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, mosquito repellent, bathing suit, sun lotion, sun glasses, a hat, beach towel, camera and cash money for souvenirs.


  • Children are welcome and must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

Prices – per person:

  • Adults US$ 135
  • Children 3-12 years old: US$ 80

Prices do not include gratuities.


  • Wire transfer/deposit to Group Palmera Inc.’s bank account with Chase
  • Check sent to Group Palmera Inc. in Atlanta (prior to arrival ONLY)
  • Credit card + 3.6% fee (only embossed cards)
  • PayPal + 3% fee

Change of reservation and/or cancellation:

  • Reservations can be changed or cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the excursion with a full refund.
  • Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the excursion are not eligible for any refunds, unless a for medical reasons AND a medical certificate is presented.
  • Reservations cancelled by the excursion company e.g. due to weather will be refunded.


  • If you suffer from any medical conditions, disabilities or if you are pregnant, please consult with your villa coordinator or villa manager before booking this excursion.
  • This excursion may not be suitable for pregnant women or small children.
  • Please note that this is not a private excursion.
  • Prices and information are subject to change without prior notice!

Book this excursion with your villa coordinator or villa manager!

Caribbean VIP safari organic coffe and chocolate

Caribbean VIP safari Basilica La Altagracia

River boat chavon

Prices and information are subject to change without prior notice!