Bird Watching Dominican Republic
Samana: Bird Watching & Limon Waterfall
The island of Hispaniola’s high level of endemism and its contribution to global biodiversity have earned it the highest ranking of biological importance in a worldwide assessment of bird protection priorities. During this experience we will get to oversee the Samana area.
Samana: Bird Watching & Limon Waterfall
Quisqueya “Dominican Republic & Haiti” is an island with a highly diverse avifauna of more than 300 species. In addition to 32 endemic bird species, the country hosts an impressive assemblage of permanent resident species, overwintering migrants, and other transient species that stop to rest and refuel enroute to more southerly wintering or northern breeding areas. The island of Hispaniola’s high level of endemism and its contribution to global biodiversity have earned it the highest ranking of biological importance in a worldwide assessment of bird protection priorities. During this experience we will get to oversee the Samana area.
The town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná, better known simply as Samaná, is the hub of activity in the beautiful Samaná Peninsula. The Samaná Peninsula is full of palm-shaded white sand beaches, and offers a combination of busy tourist towns and “off the beaten path” isolated beaches. But Samana also has places like El Valle, El limón and many more with a beautiful forest where we can see different species of birds that includes petrels and shearwaters, Brown Booby, Brown Pelican, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret and Osprey, Palmchat , Hispaniolan Woodpecker, Hispaniolan Parakeet, Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo , Black-crowned Palm-Tanager, Hispaniolan Mango and many more.
El Limon Waterfall
El Limón waterfall is a National Park that takes you in an adventure of about 4 kilometers hiking down lush hilly terrain, while spotting flora and fauna along the way. Native plants grow abundantly here in the wild, like the royal palm tree, and pineapples. Birds are also ubiquitous, like the palmchat–the DR’s national bird–the Hispaniolan woodpecker, and the Broad-billed tody.
Once at the falls, marvel at the beauty of El Limón’s tumbling cascade–dropping 40 meters (130 feet) from the top of Sierra de Samaná. Cool off from the journey in the freshwater emerald pool beneath the falls, and take in the surrounding wild, jungle landscape and gushing sounds of El Limón.
What To Expect?
Get your ticket for Searching For The Samana: Bird Watching & Limon Waterfall, this experience will give you the opportunity to see most of the biodiversity of the island.
This activity will start from your pick up from your accommodation in any of these areas:
- Santo Domingo
- Punta Cana
- La Romana
- Puerto Plata
If you are in any other area with can manage to pick you up, in case you are arriving directly to the airport with can do pick up in the following city airports:
- Samana, El Catey
- Santo Domingo, Las Americas
- Punta Cana, Punta Cana Airport
- La Romana, La Romana Airport
- Puerto Plata, Gregorio Luperon
- Santiago, Aeropuerto Internacional del Cibao
When you arrive we will settle you in your room and find you a place to eat dinner and go over your itinerary for the seven days, after dinner your guide will take you back to your place. At your place you will have AC, Wifi, Water Bottles in your room, Balcony, Kitchen and common area to work.
Overnight: Hotel in Samana
El Limon Waterfall and Samana Mangrove Area
This morning will be spent exploring the Limon Waterfall National Park searching for some of the species we have in the area, in the afternoon we will drive to the coast to see seabirds. Your guide will lead you through the lush forests, spotting birds, butterflies and blooms along the way! Keep your eyes peeled to spot the endangered Antillean Piculet, the Hispaniolan Woodpecker and the Hispaniolan Emerald.
After lunch we will head to the coast to search for the Brown Booby, Brown Pelican, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret and Osprey and other species in the mangrove area of the Samana Peninsula.
Species of the area are: Palmchat , Hispaniolan Woodpecker, Hispaniolan Parakeet, Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo , Black-crowned Palm-Tanager, Hispaniolan Mango
For this day we take you back to your original location or drop you off at the airport on your scheduled flight.
Itinerary days and activities are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances or events. See full terms and conditions for more information.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Local taxes
- Officials Ecologist tour guides English/Spanish
- Local Transportation
- Accommodation in Samana
- Alcoholic Drinks
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.
Note: If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/Excursion departure time, we can arrangements hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local Tour guide to organize pick-up arrangements
What you should bring?
- Repellent buds
- Comfortable pants (long)
- Long sleeved shirt
- Hiking Shoes
- Sandals to the beach
- Swimming wear
- Cash for Souvenirs
Additional Info Confirmation
- Tickets are the Receipt after paying this Tour. You can show the payment on your phone.
- Meeting Point Will be received After the Reservation Process.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, please read our Cancellations policies Click here. Funds will be lost if the reservation is cancelled the same day of the trip.