CLOUD FOREST MOUNTAIN
Cloud Forest Mountain
Bird watching and botanic trails
Pickup/Transportation by 4×4 from your hotel (area of Barahona/Paraiso/Los Patos)
Local English or French speaking tour guide
Full typical lunch and drinks (water, juices and sodas)
Botanic and ecological trails
All not specifically mentioned services
Personal expenses and tips
We will first go all the way up through the mountains to the ecological mirador of Cachote from where we can observe the river of Nizaito, the beach of Paraiso and the mountains of Polo, a mosaic of primary forest, secondary forests, vast coffee plantations, farming and secondary vegetation areas.
On our way, we will make several stops in order to see all the variety of agriculture in the mountains of Bahoruco: coffee, cacao and other tropical fruits.
At the top of the mountain, at 1300 meters, we will be in the middle of the cold cloudy forest, where scientists have identified many endemic birds (one of them is the famous Hispaniolan Parrot o “Cotorra” in Spanish).
We will take a nice walk (botanic trail), going down the hills inside the cloudy forest and, all along the way, you will get explanations from your guide about the plants you can see. Some are used in medicine or cosmetology; others are used by local Haitian Voodoo!!!
At the end of the walk, we will arrive at Cachote, a typical Dominican mountain village where the inhabitants receive electric energy only through solar panels. When, living in the cloudy forest, easy to understand that the sun does not shine so often.
This kind of paradise is the perfect location for our lunch break.
After our lunch, and after spending some time with the community, we will go down the hills with the Jeep, meeting with small local farmers, happy to show us their own production of coffee, fruits or vegetables. This valley is known for its great production of oranges, coconuts and mangos.
Come discover the mountain of Bahoruco and the cloud forest of El CACHOTE. At the coffee, cocoa, avocado and mango plantations… you will meet the folk living on this mountain and are proud to show their way of life.
Meet with local people
Ecologic center of El Cachote
Panoramic view of the valley
Botanic path inside the cloud forest
Visit and feel yourself welcomed by the community of El Cachote
08:00 – Pickup from hotel
09:30 – Visit of a coffee plantation
10:30 – Mirador, panoramic view of the valley
12:00 – Lunch in Cachote
13:30 – Botanic path
15:00 – Visit of the village
18:00 – Back to your hotel