USD $169

Playa Rincon, Samana, and Cayo Levantado Day Trip from Punta Cana

USD $169

Tour Itinerary


Spend a day exploring the stunning Playa Rincon and the surrounding area on this tour from Punta Cana or Bayahibe. Begin with a comfortable ride in modern buses to the Pier of Las Cañitas in Miches. From there, take a boat to the Province of Santa Barbara de Samana and embark on a guided walking tour of the city. Visit the Museum of Las Ballenas to learn about the local whales and stop by the Pueblo Príncipe shopping mall.

Next, head to Playa Rincon, a 3-mile-long white sand beach, where you can relax on the sands or explore on your own. Then, ride in a traditional canoe through the mangroves on the Caño Frio. Enjoy a delicious lunch with a choice of chicken or fish with coconut rice, tostones, salads, coconut bread, and fruit.

After lunch, take a boat to the beautiful Cayo Levantado Island, also known as Bacardi Island, and spend some time swimming in the turquoise water or relaxing under the coconut palms. When it's time to head back, board the boat to return to the Cañita Pier and then catch the bus back to your hotel.


7:20am: Departure from Bavaro/Punta Cana
9:15am: Arrival at Cañita Town, breakfast, and boarding for Samaná
10:00am: Arrival in Samaná, board Safari Truck to Playa Rincon
11:00am: Arrival at Playa Rincon, explore the beach and Rio Frio
12:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Board Safari Truck to the pier
2:30pm: Arrival at the pier, board boat to Cayo Levantado
2:40pm: Arrival at Cayo Levantado, time on the beach
4:40pm: Departure from Cayo Levantado, return to Cañita Pier
6:30-7:00pm: Return to Bavaro/Punta Cana hotels

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and clothes
Swimwear and towel


Restrictions: Not suitable for pregnant women.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the sun's warmth as you unwind on Playa Rincon's sandy beach
  • Visit the Samana city Whale Museum and learn about the history and life cycle of whales
  • Take a boat ride to Cayo Levantado (Bacardi) Island and swim in its crystal clear waters
  • Explore the city of Samana with a guide and marvel at its stunning churches
  • Savor a traditional Dominican lunch of chicken with local rum while relaxing

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the tour to Playa Rincon start and end?
The tour to Playa Rincon in Samana starts in Bavaro, Punta Cana, Cap Cana or Bayahibe and ends at the same location.
How long is the tour to Playa Rincon from Punta Cana?
The tour to Playa Rincon in Samana approximately 10 hours in duration, including travel time and time spent at various destinations.
What is included in the tour to Playa Rincon?
The tour includes entry tickets and places visited, a visit to Cayo Levantado, a live tour guide in English, German, Italian, or Spanish, transport by bus/coach and catamaran, pickup and drop-off, and an unlimited lunch buffet with rum, soft drinks, and water.
What should I bring on the tour to Playa Rincon?
You should bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, swimwear and a towel, sunscreen, and flip-flops.
What is the transportation provided on the tour to Playa Rincon?
The tour includes transport by bus/coach and catamaran, with pickup and drop-off included.
Is there a guide on the tour to Paya Rincon? If so, what languages are they available in?
Yes, there is a live tour guide on the tour, and they are available in English, German, Italian, or Spanish. Enter your preferred languages in the booking notes.

What meals are included on the tour to Playa Rincon?
The tour includes an unlimited lunch buffet with a choice of chicken or fish with coconut rice, tostones, salads, coconut bread, and fruit. Unlimited rum, soft drinks, and water are also included.
Are there any additional activities or attractions included on the tour to Playa Rincon?
The tour to Playa Rincon includes a visit to Cayo Levantado, where you can relax on the beach or go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. The tour also includes a guided walking tour of the city of Samana, where you can visit the Museum of Las Ballenas and learn about the local whales, as well as explore the city's main churches and government offices. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to ride in a traditional canoe through the mangroves on the Caño Frio.

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Katie Marskell
Monkeyland was an amazing experience! Our guide Carlos was so much fun, he was very informative on the trip to and from our hotel. The monkeys are adorable and so fun to interact with. Leaning about the Dominican culture and how resources are made was very enlightening and made for a great afternoon excursion! I would definitely recommend it!
Jason Horwitz
Jason Horwitz
Very fun trip. Snorkeling was fair, visibility wasn't great as the reef is pretty close to the beach. It was a nice day, crew was great.
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Maan Milar
We had a great experience with Punta Cana Adventures! Our family had a wonderful time at Soana Island it's one of a kind. Thanks Punta Cana Adventure for making our excursion a memorable one.
Bonnie Jefford
Bonnie Jefford
We (4 adults) took two excursions with Punta Cana Adventures and Tours during the last week of October. We took a snorkeling excursion to Catalina Island and a chocolate making class at Taino in Punta Cana. Both excursions were excellent! The staff on both excursions were professional and our company concierge Modesto provided timely updates as to our pick up times from our hotel. He provided the opportunity to both call or text in case of any difficulties. The snorkeling excursion to Catalina lasted a full day. The boat was spotless, staff was friendly, and professional, and the snorkeling gear provided was new, clean, and in excellent shape. We had a buffet lunch on a beach on the island which was tasty and plentiful, plus we had the opportunity for a fee to buy fresh fish or lobster which would be barbecued on the spot for us if we wanted. There is also a small craft market at the beach. The chocolate making excursion took place at a fair trade shop called Taino in Punta Cana, where we learned about the history of chocolate, got to make some chocolate bars and hot chocolate balls and had a chance to purchase fair trade chocolate, coffee and gifts. Taino is also the location of Punta Cana Adventures’ rum-tasting excursion and a dining excursion and a couple who joined us in the chocolate making said they had tried both and they were excellent. The tour guide Felix was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. We had had a slight problem with booking the chocolate making excursion and we were quickly contacted by the company’s cofounder who remedied our difficulty immediately and provided fast and professional customer service. Booking the excursions before we left Canada saved us the 18% Dominican Republic sales tax and we had the flexibility to cancel if necessary or change dates once we arrived at our resort. All in all, we found the company and the excursions to be well organized, friendly, and highly professional. 100% recommend!
Bill Henderson
Bill Henderson
Great time!!! Monkeyland was awesome!!! Buggies were great too!!! Was pouring down rain during buggies, but was great driving through towns. The buggie we had stalled on us multiple times though!!! The tour guide was great!!! Definitely recommend!!!
Mark Stoots
Mark Stoots
When I went to book the Buggies and Monkeyland tour there was no option to book for our party of 3, it would only go up to 2 people for the reservation, I text/chatted with a representative and actually received a phone call from a gentleman from the company and they were able to create a special reservation for us for the 3 people and actually offered a discounted price for us. Great customer service by Punta Cana Adventures. Now, as far as the Buggies and Monkeyland tour, the transportation gentlemen were Awesome, they pointed out some local sights and were very friendly. The activities included in the tour, Monkeyland, Visit to a Dominican village with food samples, The fantastic Buggy adventure (You WILL GET WET!!!!) and the refreshing swim in the river was all in all one of the best experiences myself and my family ever encountered. Keep doing what you are doing Punta Cana Adventures! You guys are EXCELLENT!!!
Bob Jefford
Bob Jefford
Chocolate tasting excursion was very unique. It provided the opportunity to learn "hands on" how coco beans were transformed into a chocolate bar that you made and took with you at the end of the excursion. Facility was a bonus as it was located in and event room at the back of a souvenir store and you had time to shop at reasonable prices away from the big resort boutiques. Adventure tours as a company is 5*PLUS. They do the extra and follow-up to ensure their customers are extremely happy with their events. Tour companies tied to resorts and/or airlines may be more convenient however they DO NOT provide the level of customer service we experienced with Adventure Tours. We were very pleased we found them and booked our adventures with them.
Warren Dugan
Warren Dugan
While the experience itself was good, the van that we used to get to and from the event was dirty and I ended up ruining a pair of shorts because I sat in something sticky.

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