DISCOVERING THE LARIMAR AND THE DEEP SOUTH - BAHIA DE LAS ÁGUILAS
Discovering the Larimar and the deep South
Bahía de las Agüilas
Private land transfer from/to Santo Domingo
1 night at Rancho Don Cesar hotel (Paraiso) (or similar)
English & Speaking EcoTour Barahona guide (2 days)
Visit and activity Larimar Stone craft workshop
Jaragua National Park entrances fees
Private boat to Bahia de las Aguilas
1 breakfast, 2 full typical lunch and 1 typical dinner
All not specifically mentioned services
Personal expenses and tips
DAY 1: Santo Domingo – Barahona
Meeting point at Hotel in Santo Domingo (Zona Colonial) and departure for the deep South. Along the coastal road and after Bani, the road leads to the mountains, through a dry and rocky area, full of cactus and agave.
After a while, you will arrive in the capital of the province, Barahona, located in the Bay of Neiba. Crossing the city, you will take the coastal road to the south, with lush mountainous landscapes of tropical climate and valleys of abundant vegetation, consisting mainly of fruit, forest and timber trees and spectacular panoramic views over the coast and the Caribbean Sea, until you reach to the small town of Paraíso where Rancho Don Cesar is located, and where you will be greeted with natural fresh juices and a typical lunch. Activity Larimar workshop in the afternoon where in addition to receive all the information of the process of transformation of the stone of Larimar, each one will work in the making of his own small jewelry in Larimar and take it back as a souvenir …
Included meals: Full typical lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Rancho Don Cesar *** (or similar), Paraíso
DAY 2: Paraíso – Bahia de las Águilas (90 kms) – Santo Domingo (310 kms)
Come and discover the Jaragua National Park, considered the largest in the Dominican Republic and especially its spectacular beach “Playa de las Aguilas”. The bay was names like this, because of the eagles who were taking refuge in this area.
This beach is considered as one of the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic. The climate is very dry, and the vegetation consists mainly of cactus and other desert plants. The sea is calm, and a delightful wind helps you to not suffer too much from sun and heat. Be a “Robinson Crusoe” for a day in this entirely ecological, natural and totally unspoiled spot.
Included meals: Breakfast and full typical lunch