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The Haitises Eco-Tour
The visit to Los Haitises National Park is fascinating. It is an unforgettable tour where we will contemplate like few others in the world. It is a paradisiacal place that transports us to the time of the dinosaurs, by the way, in Los Haitises important scenes from the movie Jurassic Park were filmed.
Los Haitises is one of the main ecological attractions of the Dominican Republic. The Haitises constitute a karst or relief in rocks, tropical limestone in hummocks, characteristic of these climatic zones of the earth. In its external morphology it presents hills, corridors and valleys, and in its internal morphology cavities, some of great dimensions such as those of the coastline.
It is a dense coastal humid forest in the southern part of the Samaná Bay, it is an immense reserve full of caves, Taino pictographs, humid forests, and hundreds of species of birds, many of them endemic.
The characteristic that distinguishes this mystical place from the other parks on the island are its mogotes or hillocks, which reach 40 meters in height, and cover the entire surface of the park. This phenomenon occurs because of the karst geography of the region.
The karst area of Los Haitises is composed of hills (mogotes) close to each other with valleys (bottoms) between them. The mogotes of the interior and the keys of the Bay of Samaná have the same origin, differing only in that the bottoms between the keys are occupied by sea water and that they are less elevated than the mogotes.
Welcome to The Haitises Eco-Tour!
Buffet menu in Cayo Levantado
-White rice, rice and legumes
-coffee, local drinks
Los Haitises National Park
The tour starts early morning, we’ll come to pick you up at your hotel or villa in Las Terrenas, from there we’ll be heading to a local fishermen’s wharf on Samana Bay. We’ll then cross the bay to the park.
Once in the park, we’ll explore the mangroves from the boat, seeing some spectacular karst rock formations and wild beaches along the way. We’ll stop for a quick lunch then head to the caves, trekking through lush jungle. We’ll try to spot birds on the way and local plants. The guide will tell you all about the park, its history, and its fauna and flora.
We’ll visit several caves where you can see the murals and pictograms.
Our guides are locals who have spent their life exploring Los Haitises National Park and its surrounding. You won’t find a better source of knowledge. They are dedicated to protecting the park and sharing its wonders with tourists.
KiteWorld emphasizes the need for eco-tourism in the Dominican Republic and works closely with local communities to preserve the local fauna and flora and to generate a source of profits that will benefits locals.
Make sure to pack sunscreen, mosquito repellent, your swimsuit (have it on), a towel, and snack and water for the trip.
To book your tour to Los Haitises National Park from Las Terrenas or to get more details, don’t hesitate to contact us on WhatsApp or via the contact form.