Most people know a theme park inspired by one famous mouse. But one dedicated to monkeys? At Monkeyland, a natural habitat located deep in the Dominican Republic’s jungle and home to 20 squirrel monkeys. On this 5-hour guided tour aboard a safari-style truck, you'll also explore the habitat's on-site botanical garden, as well as a coffee and cacao plantation. Chat it up with local farmers, learn about their organic methods and taste tropical fruit just plucked from a tree. Hotel transport from Punta Cana and Bavaro is included.
Hop aboard a zebra-striped safari vehicle for your early morning or afternoon hotel pickup in Punta Cana or Bavaro, and travel with your knowledgeable guide to a typical Dominican country house and plantation. Meet the farmer residents and learn about their organic methods processing cacao, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and other products grown on their land. Taste some of these delights and fresh tropical fruits, and feel free to purchase any products to take back with you to your hotel.Back in your vehicle, rumble up a mountain road and deep in the jungle, disembark at Monkeyland, a squirrel monkey habitat spanning 5 acres (2 hectares), managed by a Canadian couple with more than 35 years of experience caring for wildlife. Take a 45-minute tour of the grounds, including the on-site botanical garden home to native flowers and plants, and get to see the monkeys that bound about freely. These small simians are accustomed to humans, so don’t be too surprised if they swing down from a tree right in front of you.After time with the monkeys, your 5-hour tour ends with transport back to your hotel.