Dominican Republic

Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

From $89.00

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


Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkey land, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. On this half-day tour through local coffee and cacao plantations, then visit the monkey sanctuary and its botanical gardens. Learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods, sample local coffee or hot chocolate, and see and feed 20 monkeys that have been raised to be comfortable around people. Round-trip transportation from Bavaro and Punta Cana hotels is included.
  • Observe squirrel monkeys in their natural habitat offering stunning mountain views
  • Get to know the island’s colorful native plants and flowers at the habitat's botanical garden
  • Visit a local coffee plantation, mingle with the farmers, and sample local coffee or hot chocolate
  • Round-trip transport from most Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Food
  • Lockers fee

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Monkeyland
    6980833, -68.67011111111111, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

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End point

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Pickup details

We can arrange meeting points for almost anywhere in the area. If you do not see your hotel on the list and you are staying at Bavaro, Punta Cana, Macao, Uvero Alto, Cortecito, Cabeza de Toro or its surroundings, we can arrange a close meeting point to pick you up.

What To Expect

This tour starts with an early morning pick up at your Bavaro or Punta Cana hotel. Get to know your local guide on the way to a typical Dominican country plantation. 

Meet the local famers and hear about their organic farming methods, used to cultivate cinnamon, cacao, coffee, and vanilla. Taste coffee or hot chocolate, and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase some of these straight-from-the-source products to take home. 

Climb back in your vehicle and ascend a mountain road deep into the jungle. Arrive at Monkeyland, a 5-acre (2-hectare) squirrel monkey habitat managed by a dedicated couple. Follow your guide on a guided tour of the sanctuary, where you have the chance to watch and feed the monkeys. Visit the botanical garden, featuring native trees, plants and flowers, before boarding your vehicle for transport back to your hotel at the end of your tour.

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3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera and cash for souvenirs.
  • Participants with a cold or a flu will not be allowed to interact with monkeys.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This park is not wheelchair accesible.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour is no refundable less than 24 hours before
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Edy, our tour guide was funny, personable and very knowledgeable! The information in local customs and culture was delivered well! The monkeys were a highlight! Fun but also the situation was also well managed! I would highly recommend this excursion!


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Ok experience but it's a lot of walking and talking
Sabrina_T, Sep 2023
The monkey experience was nice. The driver Melvin was good. However the drop off was unorganized. We were the first picked up which meant we should've been the first dropped off.
Amazing experience.
Sharmike_W, Sep 2023
The pick up was timely. Just getting other passengers who weren't ready was annoying so they should set a cut off time. Not there in 5 mins we leave. I had a toddler up at 6:30am to be there on time. The ride was fun and safe. The experience was amazing. The section for who had other experiences outside the monkey land should be more organized but overall 4.5/5 stars. Would recommend to everyone. Be prepared for a little monkey 🐒 poop and pee. Bring wet wipes for after and please tip the wonderful guides. Thanks Manny blah blah blah and driver Luiz
Full monkey experience with feeding!
cbolychuk, Sep 2023
We were impressed with Monkeyland it was organized and the children were able to feed the monkeys lots of photo opportunities, the one thing I was disappointed with in the write up as to what to expect said we were to ride in an open air safari bus which was not the case we were taken in a bus that was in really rough shape, you could hardly move thru the bus because it was so tight and when you finally got to your seat your knees touched the back of the seat in front of you and when the bus would hit bumps your knees took a beating! These excursions cost enough they should be able to afford better busses.
Great experience
Sheneka_B, Sep 2023
Enjoyed every moment especially my fiancé he was so happy with the monkey’s the staff an the instructor was just an amazing
A must do
RYSA_W, Sep 2023
Amazing experience! JJ and Nathan were absolutely amazing as our tour guides and drivers. Rafael (Can't remember his monkeyland partners name) were such kind people and you can tell they love what they do. A great experience and definitely want to come back!!
Fun activity, affordable products, recommend
Olivier_F, Sep 2023
Definitely liked the experience, we recommend. Positive points: -The monkeys are cute, and you can see they aren't trained or domesticated (which is a good thing). They are use to the humans presence when food is provided, so they jump everywhere and fun to watch. You are asked not to pet them or touch them as they are still wild animals. -The guides are nice, reassuring and well present. -The coffee / cacao / coco production was one of the best presentation we had during our vacations. -The products prices were the most affordable we found during our vacation. -The transport both ways was on time and went well. Note: -The monkeys come from South America, and they created a new reserve in Dominican Republic
Amazing experience
Melanie_D, Sep 2023
Pick up van was on time, our driver was Nelson, and our guide was Ruddy! I was impressed with how much knowledge Ruddy displayed. He knew something important about every place that people were from. He was also very funny! Absolutely loved his energy. Tour was amazing. Definitely got up close and personal with monkeys galore on our heads and shoulders. Nice tour learning how coffee is made and also got a sample of mammajuana! 10/10 recommend this excursion if you are visiting Punta Cana.
Wouldn’t go back!
Betb_M, Sep 2023
So many moving parts, Coconut House tour guide had terrible English. Just trying to sell you something at any point. Do not recommend
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Tripadvisor and for choosing us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us Regarding your comments, we would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your day with us. We want to let you know that your comments are very important to us, they help us to monitor and improve our services. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Make Time For Monkey Island
Channing_J, Sep 2023
The monkeys!! They were a blast!! So cute and friendly, they just wanted to eat. Jumping on heads, shoulders and arms picking up the food where ever they could. All the tour guides were very professional, knowledgable and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
great 👍
landabarrios26, Sep 2023
the monkeys were awesome! we loved it. The staff was very informative and they were great with the monkeys. They were very well taken care of.
Must go
TimeaDiana_B, Sep 2023
Our guide Eddie was amazing! It's a must see! The monkeys are so much fun, they are really cute! Loved it!
Must do, cocoa, coffee, and monkeys
Sergio_G, Sep 2023
Go go go!!!! This has to be one of the best excursions. This is honestly a cultural tour as well. You'll visit a beautiful location in the jungle, get a history lesson if your guide is ANGEL, and you'll spend time with squirrel monkeys.
Great Excursion
Laporsha_S, Sep 2023
It was my husband and I first experience with monkeys and we loved every bit of the experience!! They were so cute.
I was scared at first but...
Brianna_K, Aug 2023
I was scared at first but mommies are light weight and they are friendly, it was the best experience we had a great tour guy named George whom was very knowledgeable of hiss country
Nature live and seeds to live
Krupskaia_G, Aug 2023
The. Cacao making the hard workers who make these seeds out from there hands and not processed by machinery the natural way the coco but oil is made and how the milk is extracted from the coco the monkeys were the most amazing thing to see live loved it thank you
Terrific experience
Jillian_S, Aug 2023
This was an unbelievable experience! Our guide, Carlos, and driver, Oscar, were great and funny. The demo and tastings of the coffee, chocolate and Mamajuana was very interesting and fun. But the monkeys were amazing. There were so many of them and all over us. We got so many awesome pictures and learned a lot about them. I highly recommend to everyone.
Awesome experience. Excellent tour guide!
Wayne_S, Aug 2023
The tour guide was amazing and made the experience 100 times more enjoyable. The monkeys were awesome and the tasting of the coffee and liquor at the end was great aswell. 10/10
Monkeyland august 2023
Celine_D, Aug 2023
The trip up to the location of monkeyland was very interactive. I learned a lot about the local culture just on the drive over. The monkey interaction was the best part, they climb all over you and you are given multiple chances to feed them. After that the coffee/chocolate making tutorial was very interesting and the taste test was even better. All of the tour guides make you feel at home. Would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking about it.
Tamara_P, Aug 2023
Delightful. The monkeys were the high point of any vacation so far They were darling and their babies clinging to their bellies were so touching
A wonderful experience.
Elise_D, Aug 2023
I really enjoyed this excursion. I love animals but I do not like supporting zoos so it was refreshing to see monkeys in a safe environment. The staff is very clear about us respecting the monkeys. I did notice little injuries here and there but overall the monkeys seem to be thriving. Santiago was also a very kind and informative tour guide. He could speak English, French, and Spanish fluently which was super impressive. The gift shop is very expensive, but they accept Apple pay which is convenient. I recommend monkey land highly. Do. not forget to bring cash to tip. I didn’t get to tip Santiago and I regret it, so if you see this me message me your Paypal. Thank you.

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