Visit Monkeyland on a tour from Punta Cana that provides the opportunity to not only see monkeys but also explore the plants and other agriculture of the Dominican Republic. You’ll stroll through a botanical garden to see flowers, fruit trees, and medicinal plants; visit a coffee plantation; try fresh tropical fruit; get a glimpse of how locals live; and watch squirrel monkeys in a natural environment with mountain views.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Punta Cana, Bavaro, Cabeza de Toro Hotels|
• Please do not wear sunscreen or insect repellent
• Wear comfortable clothes, and bring your camera and extra cash for souvenirs and pictures
Begin the tour with a visit to the coconut house or “Casa del Coco” to learn how coconut oil is produced and to taste fresh organic products. There you will have the opportunity to try exotic Caribbean fruits, roasted coffee and cacao.
The next 45 minutes are spent in a guided tour where you will interact in close proximity with beautiful and friendly squirrel monkeys. These charming and intelligent monkeys have been trained by a Canadian couple with more than 35 years of experience working with animals, including 12 years at the Toronto Zoo teaching monkeys to trust and enjoy the company of humans.
The tour is based on 5 acres of a beautiful piece of land that monkeys have made their home. The monkeys are completely accustomed to human contact – they come down from the trees to sit on your shoulder and eat from your hands. They also love to pose for the cameras, especially for selfies!