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Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Punta Cana, Caribbean

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkeyland, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. Ride a safari truck 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.
  • Guided trip to Monkeyland and a local plantation aboard an open-air safari-style vehicle
  • 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
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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 definitely arrange a meeting point to pick you up.

A brightly painted safari vehicle picks you up in the early morning 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 jeep 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 jeep for transport back to your hotel at the end of your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Runners Adventures
Runners Adventures park
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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.
  • Participants with severe peanut allergies should refrain from this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This park is not wheelchair accesible.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Runners Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari 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
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari 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 Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour from Punta Cana.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The drive to monkeyland is quite long, but as long as you're aware of it it's no big deal." See review
  • "Monkey land is a good 40-60 minute drive from the resorts." See review
  • "If you love animals this is the trip for you!" See review

Reviews

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An Experience to Remember!!
Tanae_S
, Nov 2020
This was awesome!! The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The experience in itself was amazing. The monkeys were gentle. I was so nervous but after the first few times the monkeys jumped on me, I got used to it. We did this excursion for my boyfriend's 25th birthday and it was the best way to bring it in. Also transportation was provided and our tour guide on the bus was funny and informative. I would suggest everyone do this excursion!
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Great Experience
Daria
, Nov 2020
My family and I had a great time! This was a great experience and the workers were amazing. I thought my daughter would be scared but she was actually the bravest of everyone, excited and happy to see the monkeys and really enjoyed herself. While some people were screaming and running from the monkeys jumping on their heads. I would definitely book this experience again. They took covid-19 precautions serious and that was a plus for me! A lot of people take it as a joke but they were really hands on about face covering, small groups and sanitizing.
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Feeding the monkeys and taking funny pictures with a bunch of them all around
Sandra
, Mar 2020
Awesome experience! The monkeys are so cute! It's nice to see how the place is concerned about their health & safety and we had a lot of fun. I recommend this tour to all ages.
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Great Experience
bradgoeman543
, Jan 2020
Excellent overall experience. Lots of monkeys that were everywhere. Plenty to go around. Would recommend going at least once. Thought it would be more of a kid's trip but most our group was adults.
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Monkeyland
debker54
, Jan 2020
Monkey land is a good 40-60 minute drive from the resorts. Transport was on an open air vehicle. Bumpy ride but not unbearable. Plantation tour was interesting but not riveting for kids. They showed us how cocoa, coffee, and coconut products were made. QEnded with a sales pitch to buy products. Monkeys were the hilight of the visit. 20-30 minute interacting with them. Visitors were given bowls of fruit and monkeys swarmed to get food. Monkeys were well behaved. We weren’t allowed to pet them and they pretty much ignored us except to get the fruit. My biggest complaint is that our concierge tried multiple times to Confirm our pick up time for the morning of the excursion. Tour company was too busy or didn’t answer the phone. Finally at 6:30 pm the evening prior to thee excursion, Viator emailed us with a pick up time. We were concerned!
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David B
, Jan 2020
Basically it's a 2-3 hour sales pitch to try and flog coffee and chocolate and then you get to see monkeys which is the only reason anyone goes there. Bizarre experience where 2 seperate members of the tour got into a fight around the monkeys... Both members were allowed to continue which didn't seem fair especially as there are families present. To top it off, instead of dropping us straight back to our hotel we had to wait by side of road for 20 minutes for members of another tour to join us. This was not communicated to us at all. The only reason it gets one star is because of the monkeys
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Lived Up To The Hype
Wander36560347181
, Jan 2020
Prior to our visit I read all of the reviews talking about how soft and adorable the monkeys were, and it somehow surpassed all of our expectations. The monkeys were incredibly soft and photogenic, and Monkeyland was one of our many highlights of a great trip to Punta Cana.
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monkeyland experience worth all the time spent , poor experience cocoa and coffee acros the street..
0401marian2020
, Jan 2020
great guide , excelent experience in monkeyland, poor experience at cocoa and coffee visit acros the street..
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The best time
Maria D
, Dec 2019
We had a great time at Monkeyland. The monkeys are so soft and cute and there was lots of interaction. The open air bus was a great way to see the Dominican!
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Monkeyland
1214Laurie1954
, Dec 2019
The visit to Monkeyland was a lot of fun. The spider monkeys jumped on our heads. They were so cute especially the babies. The next part of the tour was to a coffee and cacao plantation. My companion and I were not prepared to climb a long staircase with no rails to get to the presentation. I was helped by other tourists. This is not a tour for disabled people.
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