Dominican Republic in 8 Days
All-Inclusive Escape to Samana
An all-inclusive escape to the tropical beaches of the Samana Peninsula, this is the perfect trip for those looking for a relaxing getaway surrounded by paradise shores and abundant natural landscapes!
Jet off to the natural paradise of the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic to fulfil all your fantasies of white sand and palm trees! Experience abundant tropical landscapes and colourful culture as you spend 6-nights at a luxury All-Inclusive resort. Unwind to the soundtrack of the gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea, explore the wildlife-rich mangroves or go whale-watching in Samana Bay!
8 days trip including flights*
7 days and 6 nights in destination
LON - SDQ
SDQ - LON
SDQ - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Ready for a relaxing escape to the paradise shores of Samana in the Dominican Republic? Head to your departure airport to board a flight to Santo Domingo* Arrive and transfer by road to your hotel in Samana, on the north coast, to begin your blissful stay on an All-Inclusive basis. Nestled on the Samana Peninsula and overlooking the beautiful Samana bay, this charming town offers an abundance of sun, sea and sand and is known for its colourful houses. It's also the site of the annual humpback whale migration! Get settled at your hotel and begin to enjoy the facilities and surrounding beaches. Pure tropical bliss awaits! Overnight stay in Samana.*
If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.), you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
All-Inclusive. Awake to the tropical shores and sun-kissed beaches of Samana and enjoy an entire day to relax at your leisure. Get accustomed to the slower pace of life and unwind after your journey. Perhaps spend the day at the beach or head to the spa to indulge in a massage, the perfect way to start your holiday! To discover the abundant nature and cultural heritage of this region, we recommend an optional excursion to the Los Haïtises National Park.* Overnight stay in Samana.
*Optional Excursions to Los Haïtises National Park: Explore Los Haïtises National Park, once the home of the indigenous Taino community. Visit three historic caves, home to original cave art, and explore two areas of mangrove to discover the endemic wildlife such as bird colonies, pelicans, buzzards and other exotic fauna! Stop at the beach for refreshments and an included lunch before returning to Samana.
All-Inclusive. Another day in paradise awaits! Enjoy a day at your leisure to indulge in your hotel's excellent facilities or explore the charms of Santa Bárbara de Samaná town at your own pace. Why not take a stroll through the colourful streets or pay a visit to the fascinating Whale Museum? For the more adventurous, we recommend an optional Zip-Lining Safari excursion.* Overnight stay in Samana.
*Optional Zip-Line Safari Excursion: Get picked up in a safari vehicle and learn more about the local culture with your guide as you travel to base camp. From here, enjoy an unforgettable zip-lining experience through the treetops as you travel across 12 lines. Next, visit a unique tree house hotel before stopping at a typical Dominican home to enjoy local snacks including fruit, chocolate and a shot of tasty local rum! The day ends with a swim at a beautiful local beach, owned by the musician Shakira!
All-Inclusive. A day at your leisure to enjoy the riches of Samana Bay. Get out and explore the abundant coastline or make the most of the facilities of your hotel. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the unspoilt beaches of Playa Rincon.* Overnight stay in Samana.
*Optional Excursion to Playa Rincon: Discover the hidden treasures of the Dominican Republic as you visit 3 unspoilt beaches, among the most beautiful in the world! Depart Las Galeras in a small boat to visit the natural beaches of Fronton accessible only by sea. Spend some time snorkelling or lounging on the shore before enjoying an included BBQ lunch on the beach and whiling away the afternoon swimming in the crystal-clear waters and taking in the idyllic desert-island scenery!
All-Inclusive. Enjoy a blissful day at your leisure in Samana. Head to the beach, chill out at a beach bar. Overnight stay in Samana.
All-Inclusive. A final day to bask in the blissful surroundings of Samana. Why not head to a beach bar for a sundown cocktail? If you're visiting during the winter, don't miss out on the chance to go whale-watching on Samana Bay! Overnight stay in Samana.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your blissful stay in the Dominican Republic to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to Santo Domingo airport to catch a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.
Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will always be replaced by one of the same, or a higher category.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Suggested activity for day 2 in Samaná
Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Excursion to Los Haïtises National Park
Explore Los Haïtises National Park, once the home of the indigenous Taino community. Visit three historic caves and look for wildlife in the mangroves before stopping at the beach for refreshments and an included lunch.
What's included: National park entrance, lunch
Suggested activity for day 3 in Samaná
Duration 05:00h Approx.
Zip-Line Safari Excursion
Enjoy an unforgettable zip-lining safari experience through the treetops as you travel across 12 lines. Visit a tree house hotel and stop at a typical Dominican home to enjoy local snacks before ending the day with a swim at a beautiful beach.
Suggested activity for day 4 in Samaná
Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Excursion to Playa Rincon
Discover the hidden treasures of the Dominican Republic as you visit 3 unspoilt beaches. Depart Las Galeras in a small boat to visit the natural beaches of Fronton. Spend some time snorkelling or lounging on the shore before enjoying an included BBQ lunch.
What's included: Boat trip, BBQ lunch, snorkelling gear
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
- International flights: UK/Ireland - Santo Domingo - UK/Ireland.
- 6 nights accommodation in a Luxury category hotel.See hotels included
- Airport-hotel-airport transfers included.
- Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- ATOL Protection.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum validity of at least six months from the date of arrival.
- VisaNo visa required.
- CurrencyDominican peso.
- ElectricityType A and B, 120V 60Hz
- HealthConsult your healthcare professional before travel for guidance on recommended vaccines.
- Time zoneUTC-4
- Other useful informationDominican Republic is a Caribbean nation and shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://www.godominicanrepublic.com/
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport for the internal flight.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
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