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El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana
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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

See the varied countryside surrounding Punta Cana on this full-day excursion, including stops at waterfalls, beaches, and more. Combine sightseeing and adventure amid the natural attractions of the Las Cañitas for a hassle-free trip away from the city.
  • Day trip around Las Cañitas and Bacardi Island from Punta Cana
  • Catamaran tour, horseback ride, beach trip, and more
  • Guided tour balances informative commentary and free time
  • Lunch and two drinks on catamaran included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Buffet style lunch with two drinks
Transportation by A/C bus
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Bottled water
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3/21/2021 - 8/16/2023
Monday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Tuesday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Wednesday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Friday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
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 meeting point to pick you up.
Meet your guide at your hotel in the Punta Cana area for morning pickup and travel to the town of Las Cañitas, passing through the countryside and along the coast as you go.
Upon arrival at your destination, board a catamaran for the ride to Samaná. Restrooms, soda, and two drinks are available during this transfer. When you arrive in Samaná, jump on a safari truck and drive to a 2,100-foot (640-meter) high mountain top, followed by a horseback ride through coffee and cocoa farms en route to El Limón Waterfall. Eat lunch at the base of the falls and enjoy the view.
Then, head back down to Samaná and over to Cayo Levantado (also called Bacardi Island), where you can swim and relax. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Punta Cana hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
El Salto del Limon
Your tour begins by taking the new road to the fishermen's town of Miches, an hour road trip watching the countryside along the coast and the Anamuya range. You will board a Luxury Catamaran at Las Cañitas. Explore the magnificent views of the El Limón Waterfall. A great adventure you’ll never forget that will take you into the peninsula where the mountains reach an altitude of 2,100 feet. Take a horseback ride for 30-minutes through incredible lush vegetation, plants, coffee, cocoa and a variety of tropical fruits. Upon reaching the waterfall (120 feet high) you will be captivated by its spectacular beauty. Enjoy lunch at a typical countryside ranch.
Duration: 2 hours 
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Stop At:  
Samana Bay
The most beautiful nature event in DR only once a year during humpback whales’ breeding season.
Duration: 40 minutes
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Recommended items to bring: bathing suit, comfortable clothing, camera, beach towel, sunscreen, and extra money
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Runners Adventures
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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana.

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  • "The steps too and from the waterfall can be challenging if you are out of shape or have medical issues so keep that in mind." See review
  • "Don't sit in the back of the boat if you don't want to get soaked." See review

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star-4
Bad day, Good Vibes, WORTH IT
Kamilah_L
, Jul 2022
Tío Raphael was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He took care of the group and communicated through every hiccup along the way. He was the best part of the trip! It started off rocky, getting drenched on the boat as we battled a storm. We kept it light and laughed it off and moved on. I was looking forward to the waterfall but I never made it due to some physical pain and apprehension over the horses, many of whom were slim and aged. There is the option to walk but we had inclement weather and with my pain, I didn’t want to push it. The people were extremely friendly and welcoming while I waited and made sure I had drinks and conversation until the group got back. I enjoyed my time at the beach, though the drinks were completely watered down and I never got a taste of the promised Mamajuana. Overall, I recommend and would do it again when I’m in better health.
star-5
Great
Elizabeth_S
, Jul 2022
Our guide Rafael made everyone feel comfortable. On horseback ride, Jonathan made the experience fun and safe. The waterfall was beautiful. Loved the pina colada on the beach. Everything was was pretty much clean. Overall great experience.
star-5
Amazing
Maylin_M
, Jun 2022
Great trip. Highly recommended it. The trip combines many high quality activities and Rafael is awesome
star-5
A magical waterfall—
Theresa_S
, May 2022
Miguel, guide and Francisco, driver were just terrific— history of the island, facts about their economy, culture and so much fun. While the stop on Bacardi Island was memorable, the waterfall is EVERYTHING. I would like to note that I was initially apprehensive as reviews mentioned the undernourished and maltreatment of the horses. I did not see a single malnourished horse— and I do not know enough about horses to know if the ride along the cobble filled trail was tough for them. If you are unsure— the hike is to the waterfall is quite pleasant— and short. Only 30 minutes. Make sure to wear a suit as you’ll want to dip into the water—
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Day Tour with Horseback Riding + Waterfall + Beach Time on a Island
Burgundy_H
, May 2022
This was an awesome day tour if you like adventure. The day starts early, we were picked up from our hotel at 6:15am and joined two other groups on the bus then were transferred to another bus with the rest of our larger group from other areas. (this happens for almost all tours in Punta Cana because there are a lot of hotel/resorts and they are very spread out, so it actually saves time instead of riding on the bus for hours to everyone's hotel as there were about 25+ people in our group). The bus ride is a few hours to the coast where they take you on a boat to the Samaná peninsula, not to worry there is bathroom break about halfway! Then the boat is ride is about an hour, it can be choppy so if you get sea-sick take medicine before. Then once you reach Samaná you take a truck ride to the area where you have lunch and the horses are kept. You get matched up with a horse keeper and they guide you through the path to the waterfall Salto del Limón, it's about a 20-30 minute journey on horseback each way. Once you reach near the waterfall you do some walking which is about 10-20 minutes before you reach the waterfall. The walking is a sweat and a decent workout as its uphill and downhill (do not recommend if you don't want do any walking), we did this for my Dad's 66th birthday and he enjoyed it very much but he's also very fit and grew up on an island. So if you're not interested in getting a little dirty, walking, and sweating I do not recommend this tour for you. Then you spend about an hour at the waterfall and then walk back to your horse and ride back to lunch. Lunch is a typical buffet like you see on all the tours, the food was good and you can eat as much as you want. Then you take the boat to Cayo Levantado which is a beautiful island off the coast and hangout there for about two hours they also provide everyone with a pina colada in a pineapple with or without rum! After spending time at the beach you make your journey home the same way it started, boat, bus, hotel bus transfer. We're back to our hotel by 7:20pm. Overall the day and trip was beautiful and so much fun! We made so many friends and memories. Rafael was our tour guide and he was awesome! Great tour with friendly tour people and locals. Highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Long Adventure
Morgan_M
, Mar 2022
Horse Rides and the waterfall. Our tour guide was fun and entertaining. The food was good as well. Very professional
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Long fun filled day!
Albert_B
, Mar 2022
Tour guide Miguel was amazing. Our driver Billy was great. All the spots were worth the long day! I would definitely recommend. Take a bathing suit, socks, sunscreen, hat, towel. And don’t forget money for tips the people really only get paid by the tips.
star-1
Fraud. Animal Endangerment. THEY'LL SEND YOU ON THE WRONG TOUR AND TELL YOU TO DEAL WITH IT.
Ashley_G
, Mar 2022
FRAUD. They took us on a completely different tour that they hid in the notes(whale watching vs bacardi island). YOU WILL NOT GO TO BARCARDI ISLAND HALF THE YEAR. YOU DO NOT GO ON A FUN CATAMARN. NO CIGARS. NO DRINKS. Half of our group knew they get sea sick and would NEVER sign up for 3 hours of whale watching in 4' seas but guess what we ended up doing? Moving on from that. The poor horses have to walk on this insane 25% concrete path that had 6" deep edges. my poor horse had a bum right ankle, I was so mortified by their conditions that's all I could think of. The assistant that helps you is very nice and try very hard but it was very clear they live in destitution and give you the hard sell on giving tips. For some reason we did the BS whale watching trip first so by the time we got off the boat for food we were all sick and exhausted - couldn't eat the food. The complimentary drinks were dark rum and sprite??? Who drinks rum and sprite? Especially after being sea sick for 3 hours? Also the only snacks we were given were warmed up ham and cheese?? Paid $50 for photos we STILL haven't gotten yet. (I should have known when they said they'd email instead of air dropping or handing us a flash drive I'd never see those pics.) When I emailed for someone to explain why the ENTIRE post for this tour says one thing and we went on a completely different tour their response was "there is one line in the description that says we do whale tours during season". That was their solution? I'm convinced they've got it written that way so when they don't have enough people for both tours they just combine the 2 for their profits. DO NOT GO ON THIS TOUR OR USE THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
El Limon Waterfalls and Bacardi Island Trip 3-2022
Venkatesh_S
, Mar 2022
Trip duration: Between the pickup and dropoff it took nearly 14 hours. Much longer than anticipated and advertised. We were eager to get back to our hotel rooms at the end of the trip. The drop-off process took forever. Just between the first and last traveler drop off it took well over an hour making the trip longer than required. It would have been better for the trip to have included two smaller buses instead to expedite the travel time. Transport: The trip included a bus ride, truck ride, boat ride, and horse ride. The bus had seats that were too close to each other leaving legroom too tight even for a small person. The truck ride was reasonable. The boat ride was choppy, too long. Many of the travelers felt at least a mild motion sickness. Please take your Dramamine supply with you! The boat appeared to have a design flaw in that seawater kept splashing inside leaving many tourists drenched with salty seawater. The horses were great and the horse ride was fun. Felt for the horses though as the terrain was narrow, slopey, and slushy. Do plan to pick up rubber boots to avoid getting your own shoes covered in slush. We had to pay a nominal $3.00 per pair of long socks but the shoe-rental was free. Food: was below par. Despite indicating our vegetarian food preference, the tour company did not know anything about this. For breakfast, we got a small sandwich, a serving of OJ, and a small cup of black coffee. For lunch, we had some rice and bean soup. Choices were few, especially for vegetarians. Facilities lacked clean toilets. Destination(s): Viator website displayed a visit to Bacardi Island as well as El Limon Waterfalls. Without pre informing us, the tour company had changed the tour to do whale watching and skipped a visit to Bacardi Island. It would have been nice to know this at the time of reservation itself. El Limon Waterfall was as beautiful as advertised. Enjoyed the falls. Personally would not do this trip again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent all day excursion
JOSHUA_A
, Jan 2022
Such a great time! So much to see and do! The transportation team were great and took great care of us. Miguel from Runners Adventures was the best! Very charasmatic and knowledgeable!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun experience outside of typical Punta Cana ventures
Kerry_Y
, Jan 2022
Miguel and Daniel were our guides for the day. They were very personable. The ride was fun and informative. The waterfall was insanely colorful. The island was picture perfect and more remote compared to other locations. Great trip. Bring lots of cash for tips as there are multiple people who will interact with you through the day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
Erikas_M
, Dec 2021
One of the best our tour , its very organised. It is very beautiful and the tour guide was very kind to us
star-5
Amazing
David_V
, Nov 2021
From pickup to drop off. This tour was amazing. Yes.. it is a full day tour, and you will be wiped out afterwards. But this is a 10/10 tour. Our tour guide sexy papi was hilarious and treated us like family the whole time. Waterfall and beaches we’re AMAZING, had some of the best lunch as well.
star-5
Definitely worth it!
Stacey_N
, Oct 2021
If you are looking for a full day (12 hr) excusion with history, culture, fun & incredible sights, this is the trip for you. We loved our tour guide (shout out to Sexi Papi) who gave us lots of great info about life in DR along the tour. Yes, it is a lot of travel (air conditioned van to boat, to covered truck, to horseback ride, and then all this in reverse back to your resort). But we felt it was fun & interesting the entire way. The highlight for us was jumping off and swimming behind a gorgeous waterfall. Most people we spoke to did not even know about this tour, it is in my opinion a hidden gem! Bring cash to tip your guides. They appreciate it & make their living off tourism. You get to see villages, houses & businesses of the locals which is interesting. Lunch on the ranch was delicious. Horseback riding was great. Make sure you barter with the merchants who try to sell you trinkets though, they can be pushy, so be firm & don’t pay more than you feel its worth. Overall excellent guides, we felt safe, they watched our bags all day so nothing was stolen & we could swim & enjoy, we highly recommend this tour!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent service and excursion a must do
April_R
, Sep 2021
The driver Juan Cruz was great on time and very helpful, hope everyone get him as their driver for pick up and drop off. After changing to a bigger bus, you are off. Our guide “sexy Papi” gave a lot of cultural information on our way to the boat. The only part that was confused is we where told we can get breakfast when we get to the boat dock. This was not the case for the restroom line was long and no one did not have time to order anything. The boat ride was nice and enjoyable. The crew was great and passed out Soda and water. Once you arrive at the doc you get on a Safari truck and go though the town. This was great to see the culture outside of the tourist area. Then you get to the horse back riding , able to use the rest room. Now everyone should wear close toe shoes. But if for some crazy reason you don’t. They do have rain boots for free for you to wear, however you do have to purchase the socks. Everyone one get their own guide to the falls that walks with your horse. Even if you know how to ride (like myself). This is understandable due to the rocks can be slipper or like in my case my horse did not want to be slow. Lol The horse are very well taken care of, by the guides. Please note that the guides only get paid via what you tip them. So please tip them something. There is Beautiful scenery and the guides pointed out cocoa plants and other plants and animals as you saw them along the way. You then reach a point where you get off you horse and hike to the falls. This is a HIKE, there are steps but it is long and if not use to hiking it can be to much. But you can rest along the way, for it is worth it. The falls was Beautiful and worth the hike, you get to spend about 1hr at the falls swimming , taking pictures and the brave people where allowed to jump of a rock ledge into the waterfall pool. Then you dry off and hike back up to the horses. The guide get your horse and you ride down. Once you are back to the horse area, it lunch time. It’s a simple lunch buffet style and will fill you up. After lunch it’s back into the Safari truck, and then into the boat. The boat then takes you to Bacardi island, this island is actually an orchard but it shut down due to Covid right now. Here you get to have a piña colada in a pineapple, or you can purchase other drinks. You get an hour on the island to swim in the ocean and enjoy the beach. Our group would have of courses like this part to be long. Lol Then back to the boat you go. We hit some rain on the way back. The crew were amazing and nice about it all even gave out drinks again. Once at the dock you get onto the bus again. You drive for a bit, “sexy Papi” then let you know you are stopping at a little market. You can purchase some souvenirs, get food and drink. There’s even an area where you can order warm sandwiches. Then back on the bus for the long drive. You do stop at the same location as earlier to switch to a smaller bus. “Sexy Papi “ and all the drivers were very helpful to make sure everyone got on the right bus to take them back to their hotel. I would recommend this excursion to everyone. Just keep in mind it is a full day trip. We where picked up at 6:40am and dropped off at 7pm. It was so early that our resort did not have any type of breakfast ready for people with early excursions than 7 AM, however that’s on the resort not this excursion. I enjoyed every part of the excursion and the guide and drivers.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
The best experience
Adamarys_R
, Sep 2021
I had a great time, everything was very organized. The tour is long but worth every second. I will definitely come back again. The guide leader, driver, horse keepers and everyone I encounter was very helpful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Limon waterfall worth the travels
Louis_M
, Aug 2021
Jesus our tour guide was patient and knowledgeable. The tour has much travel but worth every bit. The horse riding was a big hit with my family. Lunch was good.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
El Limon Waterfall
Lisa_M
, Jul 2021
This is not a tour for drinking "bacardi" this is a tour of Bacardi Island. Overall excellent tour.. Horseback riding through rugged terrain, climbing to the waterfall and back up. Description needs to be updated to let customers know about physical requirements of excursion.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Long day but worth it
Brittany_B
, Jul 2021
This is a very long excursion so come prepared with water, snacks, towels and a change of clothes if you want to! Pick up started very early from our resort at 630 and spent about 1.5 hrs picking up others that then lead to a larger bus with the entire group for the day. This bus ride lead to a boat that takes you to soana island. The boat ride leaves you drenched from the splashing of waves but they do give you a free poncho that helps! Once to the island you board another bus that takes you to the horses which was a little chaotic, if you do not have closed toed shoes they have water boots you can purchase. Each person is paired with a volunteer that works only off tips and stays with you and the horse the entire time. This is about a 25 min ride up to the water fall and back down each way. To get to the waterfall there is a lot of steps but so worth it. Here you can swim but it is very rocky def need water shoes. After your done at the water fall you head back down to a buffet lunch which was very good! After that you get back on the bus to get back on the boat and go to Bacardi island where you get about 1.5 hrs on the beach. This was beautiful ! Then you board back on the boat and head back to the bus again. All in all there is a ton of travel involved in this long day which makes it so tiring but there is a lot to see during the travel time on the bus. It was a very cool experience. Make sure you bring a lot of cash to tip we ended up running low. I would suggest 60-100$ You do stop at a gift shop on the way back home as well!
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Maylin_M
, Jul 2021
Very enjoyable trip. Very well organized. Our guide was the best and the guides are the ranch were very welcoming. What an incredible view of the falls
1 traveler found this review helpful

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