Dominican Republic

Tropical Forest Trek to Natural Pool Cascade Shore Excursion

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Puerto Plata Shore Excursion Waterfall Hiking Adventure

From USD 79.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a break from the beach on this adventurous Dominican Republic eco-tour. Hike along a forest trail and across streams as your guide fills you in on the area’s local wildlife—including trees, birds, and other plants—all en route to a fabulous waterfall. Tour includes port pickup and drop-off from Puerto Plata and unlimited rum punch, making this an ideal Dominican Republic shore excursion.
  • Guided hike in the Dominican Republic from Amber Cove or Taino Bay
  • Opportunity to see native wildlife, including birds, trees, and other tropical plants
  • Stop at a waterfall long enough to swim and snap photos
  • Port pickup and drop-off included from Amber Cove or Taino Bay

What's Included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van or mini bus
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary rum punch following the hike
  • Gratuities (optional yet appreciated)
  • Participants who do not arrive with appropriate footwear will be required to rent shoes for $2

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

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Opening hours

  • 2/1/2023 - 12/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 am - 01:00 pm

Pickup details

PLEASE READ ALL: TOUR DEPARTURE TIME IS 45-MINUTES AFTER THE SHIP'S ACTUAL ARRIVAL. IF THE SHIP IS EARLY OR LATE THE DEPARTURE TIME REMAINS THE SAME (45-MINUTES AFTER THE SHIP'S ACTUAL ARRIVAL). Please print/download meet instructions, map and information specific to your FUN Tour or REAL Adventure which will be sent to you by your shore excursion operator via the Viator system. Please check emails for updates and all instructions and map :-) PORTS: Amber Cove: Just Outside the Main Gate Taino Bay, Puerto Plata: Just Outside the Main Gate Important Note: there are two (2) ports in Puerto Plata - Taino Bay, Puerto Plata AND Amber Cove (less than 15-minutes apart by car. If your ship announces an "itinerary change" to either port - we will be there. We will provide you with the new map and meet instructions. There is no need to cancel your excursion!

What To Expect

Amber Cove

4 hours 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Damajagua Waterfalls

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Taino Bay Puerto Plata (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • This activity is not suitable for participants with back problems, heart complaints, respiratory issues or other serious medical conditions or for pregnant women
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Cane and walker users may not participate.
  • Participants will cross small streams in order to arrive at the waterfall. Appropriate footwear is required (water shoes, sneakers that can get wet or sport sandals with a back strap). Participants who do not arrive with appropriate footwear will be required to rent shoes for $2 once at the hike start point
  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Wonderful informative walk and talk about the native vegetation and waterfall. My husband had a minor medical incident that they handled professionally and he still fully was able to participate due to their extra guides that stayed with him. Family sponsored business doing a quality job. Rum punch was great!


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5 stars all around for everything
Grayson_M, July 2023
I think the biggest thing that makes a tour good, is the people that you are with from your friends to the guides. I can say that the guides made the whole experience that much more amazing. They add so much energy. The tour itself was amazing and such a great experience 5 stars all around.
Response from Host, July 2023
THANK YOU! We appreciate the time you gave to write such a kind review :-) Our team is super and we love what we do. HAPPY SAILING!
Rainforest Excursion!
Tiffany_M, May 2023
Luis, Chandler, and the other young man were great guides. Fun, informative, and friendly. I would definitely recommend this excursion!
Kramer_B, Apr 2023
This was easily the highlight of our trip! Pickup directions were clear and concise so we had no trouble finding the bus. The fun started the second we met our guides (Xander and Tony) Learned a lot of cool history about the country and culture on the way there, and that was just the tip of the iceberg as far as what we learned. We were with Xander and Angel for the rest of the trip, and they were both AWESOME. A perfect mix of knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and kind. The hike was beautiful and the natural waterfalls were breathtaking. The dancing and rum punch on the way back was the perfect icing on the cake! TAKE THIS TRIP! Thank you for an unforgettable day!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Yay!! 500 Stars!! Thank you so, so much :-) And thank you for pointing out that our special experience is not only jumping and sliding (even though super cool). We want our guests to feel as welcome and immersed in our culture and history as possible. You have such a short time in port and we are honored you chose to spend your time with us while in Puerto Plata. From Tony, Xander, Angel and our entire team - HAPPY SAILING!
Fantastic Experience!!
Anne_W, Jan 2023
We took this trip as an excursion from a cruise ship. We were met exactly where and when they said we would, the bus was comfortable and roomy for the 10 of us, and the tour guide was SUPER! We loved the entire trip, learning about the area, sampling local snacks and rum, and, of course, sliding down the waterfall!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so very much for your kind review! We tend to keep our guest groups on the smaller side. Hoping your travels bring you back to Puerto Plata!
Quality family business
Sally_H, Feb 2020
Wonderful informative walk and talk about the native vegetation and waterfall. My husband had a minor medical incident that they handled professionally and he still fully was able to participate due to their extra guides that stayed with him. Family sponsored business doing a quality job. Rum punch was great!
Great family adventure!
Wendy_K, Apr 2019
My family had a wonderful time on this excursion. The crew was very helpful and Francisco was my personal body guard most of the day. He made sure I got through the hike, jumps and slides safely. We definitely recommend this excursion and Amber Cove Adventures for this experience!
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Daniel_J, Jan 2019
I contacted them to cancel days prior and received no response. We never made our cruise due to weather delays. I guess take my money and run.
Wonderful trip with Winston
Lynn_J, Dec 2018
Had a great tour with Winston! Very informative and helpful. The only thing I wish was different was that we brought our phones with us for pictures. We were warned the water we would trek through would be too high and our phone might get wet, but the water wasn’t high.
Absolutely AMAZING experience...
Dianne M, July 2018
Absolutely AMAZING experience! Henry, our tour guide, was the best-super informative, very fun and caring- he made this amazing experience so much more memorable. During our hike through the jungle on the mountain, he stopped to show us all of the different fruit trees almonds, mango, avocado, caco, the different variety of palm trees. The waterfalls were STUNNING, and the jump was just incredible! After, on our ride back to port, Henry gave us rum punch, and even stopped at a fruit stand to buy us fresh mango and banana- he is an asset to the tour company for sure. This was the absolute highlight of our vacation- I highly recommend this excursion to anyone traveling to the D.R!
Don’t waste your money on Trek
lorriejean23, July 2018
This excursion is based mainly on if you are doing the waterfall jump. If you are not, you will be ignored for 2 1/2 HRs waiting at the last waterfall until the big group joins you. One of the main family member owners told everyone on the bus that we would all get wet and to leave everything on the bus, including phones, towels, and sunglasses. I told her that we were doing the trek and swim and she said not to bring anything. We were instructed to get a helmet and life preserver and follow the group. ( I’m not sure why we would need helmets) When we split, a guide walked us through another path and then to the falls. He told us to wait there and swim and he would go help the big group and see us in 2-2 1:2 HRs! We didn’t even have towels, phones etc. Winston, the main guide Who walked with the big group was awesome however. He was very nice and helpful to people through the excursion. But I can not recommend this and felt it wasn’t worth the money.
The best guides ever! They were so...
KRISTINE_H, Apr 2018
The best guides ever! They were so helpful aiding my 77 years old active parents through the streams. They went over and above for us...shelled almonds from trees on trail, painted faces w/ rocks, pointed out local trees and birds. The rum punch at the end was a winner too! I highly recommend Winston and his crew to lead your excursion!

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