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This Trendy Dominican Republic Excursion Is Among The Best In The Caribbean

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The Dominican Republic is an exciting family-friendly destination with an abundance of fun and memorable excursions. And this year, one of the country’s most iconic tours secured a spot on Tripadvisor’s list of the ‘Top Overall Experiences’ in the Caribbean.

An adorable squirrel monkey at the Monkeyland in Puerto Plata

The attraction in question is none other than Monkeyland, a remote yet accessible nature reserve known for its inquisitive and adorable squirrel monkeys. 

But the famous tour offers a lot more than just exotic wildlife. Read on to find out what makes this experience worth of including on your travel bucket list.

Aerial view of a beach in Puerto Plata

Nature And Family-Friendly Fun For Travelers Of All Ages

While many travelers are perfectly content with staying at their all-inclusive resort for days on end, a growing number of visitors are opting to explore the natural and cultural wonders of the Dominican Republic.

And what better way to do so than by booking a tour – they provide a safe, organized, and fun way to experience local life and nature. They also offer a great bang for your buck, with knowledgeable guides taking care of guests throughout the journey.

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@yenifercvega 📍Monkeyland en Puerto Plata #monkey #monos #puertoplata #turismo #ilovedr #funnyday #viralanimals ♬ El Avioncito – Giblack & K7 Estudio E.U

There’s a massive range of tours and excursions available for travelers, so choosing the right one can be a daunting task. Fortunately, that obstacle has just become much easier thanks to Tripadvisor’s newest ranking of the ‘Top Overall Experiences’ in the Caribbean.

This year, the list of top-rated experiences includes Runner’s Adventures award-winning Monkeyland tour, which ranks 12th best overall in the region. Earning Tripadvisor’s Badge of Excellence, this family-friendly tour consists of a guided tour to a nature reserve where travelers can interact with cheeky monkeys.

@jonjaleeee I was so excited to be able to experience this 😭 #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #monkeyland #monkeylandpuntacana #traveltiktok #fyp #OLAFLEX #DoritosDareToBeBurned ♬ Fantasy – Alina Baraz / Galimatias

What makes the tour so special is that it takes place in the monkey’s natural environment instead of an enclosure. The excursion is perfect for experiencing the thrill of a stunning rainforest complete with exotic nature and wildlife.

Of course, travelers are accompanied by an expert guide during each stage of the 4.5-hour tour, which includes round-trip transfers as well as snacks and water. 

The top-rated excursion kicks off with a warm welcome from the moment guests are picked up from their resort. After a scenic drive to an inland location, travelers get to explore a local forest on an open-air safari truck.

Mountain scenery in Puerto Plata

Along the way, they’ll meet Monkeyland’s adorable squirrel monkeys that love interacting with humans. There are plenty of opportunities for pictures and videos that travelers will cherish for years to come.

The excursion concludes with a visit to a traditional countryside home where guests are treated to organic coffee and cacao – staple foods found abundantly in the Puerto Plata area.

As if that weren’t enough, the tour is priced competitively, costing just $69 per adult and $45 per child (ages 3-12). Travelers can book tickets online.

A rainforest in the Dominican Republic with palm trees and greenery

Last but not least, let’s take a look at what travelers have to say about this tour. From the guide’s professionalism to the fun-loving monkeys, reviewers have given this excursion a 5-star rating on Tripadvisor, with a whopping 100% of all travelers recommending it.

Runner’s Adventures also offer an excellent range of other tours in both Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. With the latter soaring in popularity this year, travelers have all the more reason to opt for this coastal destination for their next Dominican Republic vacation.

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