The Dolphin Encounter offers close contact with a dolphin in waist deep water, touching and playing with this gentle mammal. An interaction that is fun and educational, ideal for non swimmers and families with young children. The program is a half hour session observing and interacting with our playful Dolphin. Petting, kissing, hugging and it includes lunch and all the benefits of the day pass.
Royal Dolphin Swim : Adult $199 | Child $154
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Participants of this exciting program will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 60 minutes swim session with 2 beautiful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. The Royal Swim experience begins with a brief orientation and then guests enter the water to learn about dolphin behavior. Taking the experience one step further, guests encounter, kiss, hug, pet, and feed dolphins in deep water during 1/2 hour and afterwards the session continues in the beach area for 1/2 hour more, interacting with dolphins one on one in their environment. Shallow water activities with the dolphins, pectoral ride and being pushed by a dolphin through the water, using your feet and a boogey board, will be part of this great experience! The program includes lunch and all the benefits of the day pass.
The Lifestyle Dolphin swim experience includes a 75 minute swim with 2 playful dolphins. Experience a personal connection with the dolphins through hugs, kisses, feeding and dancing. Take the adventure to a new level for an exciting fin tow ride and foot pushes with a boogie board. Those are just some of the things that make the Lifestyle Dolphin Swim Experience.
Clients enjoying the most exclusive Dolphin Program in Ocean World receive:
Assigned check in window at ticket booth Assigned guest service staff in the park Discovery tour: Clients will enjoy a complete tour of Ocean World Adventure park escorted by specialized park staff. Complementary locker and towel service. Reserved seating spaces in all animal shows: Dolphin show, Sea Lion show, Shark and Bird Shows. Reserved beach chair in the dolphin private beach.30 minute of Dolphin swim program and 45 minutes of royal program in the beach area with 2 dolphins. Reserved tables for lunch at Ocean World restaurant.
Funny Bikes & Quads : $110 for 2 people | $90 single person
Take a walk on the wild side on our 3 hour trail ride exploring our lush tropical island. After a quick driving lesson, to get used to the bike, you will be taken on a guided adventure across the tropical rain forest and sugar cane fields towards the secluded beach of Bergantin. There are plenty of open stretches where you can open the throttle and go across rivers, jungle and beach. There are several stops to take photographs, buy souvenirs, have a cool drink and a moment to take a refreshing bath in a crystal clear river and a swim stop at Bergantin Beach. This is an exciting way to get a closer feel for our extraordinary tropical scenery and you do not need any previous riding experience. For families with children we recommend the buggies. * you can get very dirty and muddy
Zip Lining : $90 Adults
Once at the park, our highly experienced guides will train each participant on the security system and installation of our specialized equipment and the details of the trail.
This is where your adrenalin starts to flow; when you launch off the first of 10 platforms and 8 cables which make up the system, when you are suspended in the air between 100 and 300 meters, with speeds of up to 30 mph and heights of up to 100 feet above ground, gaining a fusion of adventure and emotion which will result in an unforgettable experience.
Dominicana Jones Waterfalls Safari | $75
One of our most refreshing and exciting excursions is our trip to the famous 27 waterfalls. This national park is situated only half an hour from Puerto Plata and consists of the winding river Damajagua, making its way down the mountain forming 27 awesome waterfalls with natural slides and amazing cliffs. This all natural water park has been turned into a mayor attraction especially for young people who like to get an adrenalin rush. It takes about half an hour on foot walking on beautiful trails through the tropical rain forest to get to the waterfalls. Swim across the first pool and start making your way up the rocks. You will be swimming through narrow gorges of crystal clear mountain spring water, jumping and sliding into the pools of water formed in between the limestone cliffs.
For your protection you will be provided with life vests and helmets and we advise you to wear sturdy outdoor shoes or water shoes and not to bring anything that cannot get wet. You have a choice to climb either 7 (beginners level) or 12 (more extreme!)
Young children below the age of 8 can only climb the first waterfall.
Zip ‘n Splash : $120
Our most intense tour ever!
The tour starts in the famous national park of Damajagua where a river comes down a mountain forming 27 waterfalls. We start climbing up the mountain, scaling the rock walls and swimming through mountain gorges and pools formed in between huge lime stone rocks. When we arrive at no. 12, then the real fun starts as we make our way down jumping, sliding and swimming .This is an unforgettable experience
Next, after a tasty lunch, we go Zip Lining! With 12 platforms and 10 lines of which 2 are over rivers, it offers steep drops, incredible views and lots of excitement.
Be prepared for some surprises at the base camp: they might put you on a horse too!
Wear comfortable outdoor gear and shoes and swimsuits for the falls
Mountain Horseback Riding : Adult $49 | Children $30
A wonderful ride through green meadows, following small trails in the hills around our hotel. The horses are gentle and in a good condition to take you on an easy ride through the nature. Perfect for beginners, experienced riders and children from 6 years. On top of the mountain is a typical restaurant where you can take pictures of the breathtaking views and a chance to buy a soft drink or an ice cold beer!
Sunset Beach Horseback Riding : $99
Our wonderful Sunset tour on horseback sets out when the day is cooling down. Our horses are saddled up and ready to go and we ride them on small trails through tropical rain forest and sugar cane fields for about 40 minutes until we arrive at the beach. After an exhilarating ride on the beach we take a break during which you will have the chance to swim in the ocean with a horse! We arrive in time at our typical beach restaurant to watch the sun go down. Our table will be right on the ocean facing the sunset where we will enjoy a romantic dinner by candle light while listening to the sound of the waves .After dinner sit around a campfire, this is truly a tropical night at its best!
Paradise Island V.I.P : $160
This tiny atoll in the middle of the ocean is unspoiled and serene, an absolute piece of paradise. A stretch of pure white sand surrounded by emerald green crystal clear shallow waters and a tropical reef with colorful tropical fish that eat out of your hands, it is a must see!
After a comfortable ride by air-conditioned coach, we board our yacht in the village of La Isabela, and start off with a scenic cruise along the coast. On board the yacht there are comfortable chairs, plenty of shade and a restroom. We will stop for a swim in a natural swimming pool in the middle of the ocean with lots of starfish on the bottom. The crew will put a floating bar and floaters for you in the water and pamper you with champagne, appetizers and top shelf drinks. Lunch is served at the beach club on the mainland; steak with mushroom sauce and seafood with rice, all served with wine. After lunch it’s off to the island where we spend the rest of the day snorkeling, sun bathing and relaxing. We finish the day with a beautiful cruise through the river and the mangroves.
Freestyle Catamaran : $79
It is only a short drive over to the beautiful beach of Playa Dorada where you board this large and comfortable catamaran with white sails for your day of snorkeling, sailing and soaking up the sun! We start with a leisurely cruise to Sosua Bay and while you relax on the deck, the crew will keep you happy with free flowing drinks, sing and dance with a one man steel band. Sosua Bay is famous for its 16 coral reefs and the boat will drop its anchor twice so you can snorkel and admire the colorful corals and feed the tropical fish. Equipment and guides will be provided for you and lunch is provided on the boat.
Click Here or on the link to left to view the resort's excursion website
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The external links below are of area excursions .
Click link to view Monster Truck Safari Adventure website. Experience the carefree Dominican way of life on board the tallest trucks on the island! A full day out with professional guides. You’ll be on top of the world, 15 feet high, discovering the unspoiled Dominican country side in these fantastic 8X8 all terrain trucks made especially for your comfort and safety. we have taken this excurssion several times with family and friends you get to see the real Dominican way of life away from the resorts.
Click link to view the Lorilar Ranch Horse Back Adventures website. There are a variety of trails that will take you through the mountains and foothills of Mt. Isabel de Torres. Passing through typical villages where you will meet the friendliest of people and greeted by smiles as warm as the Caribbean sun. We took this ride and Highly recomend it you will not find a better run riding adventure on the island.
Click link to view Fun Buggies Adventure info. Want some real fun and don't mind getting dirty, well this is a adventure you wont want to miss, I would suggest you bring along some old cloths as you might just want to throw them away when you are done but it will be worth it for all the fun
Click to view Yasika Zip Lining Adventure website. This is where adrenalin starts to flow, when launched off the first of 10 platforms and 8 cables which make up the system, where you are suspended in the air between 100 and 300 meters, with speeds of up to 30 mph and heights of up to 100 feet above ground. We have not done this one yet but its on our to do list
Click link to view Golfing in the Dominican Rebublic info. This link will take you to DR! website where there is a complete list and prices for Golf courses in the Dominican Republic
Click to view Outback Jungle Safari website. A day of culture, a day of adventure, but most importantly this is a day of fun and excitement . We have not taken this tour but have been told from past guest it was very fun.
Click link to view Freestyle Catamaran Adventure website. Wind in your hair, sun on your back and a tropical cocktail in your hand, you'll be in Paradise. we have not taken this adventure yet but have been told it was very nice by past guest.
Click link to view27 Charcos Adventure website. Want some real adventure then you will want to check out the 27 waterfalls excursion located aprox 30 min. from Lifestyle Hacienda Resort. We have not taken this one yet either but have been told to double check weather conditions before you go.
Click link to view White Water Rafting Adventure info. Here is some real adventure for the dareing. We have not taken this tour but it looks like fun
Click link to view Seavis toure website .They are an independent tour operator specializing in Eco Adventures and snorkeling tours with excursions leaving from the town of Bayahibe
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