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Flora Tours. Flora Tours, considered one of the better tour operators in Las Terrenas, can arrange boating and hiking trips. A trip to the El Limón waterfall the cost is $55 per person and includes taxi pickup at your hotel, round-trip transportation, a meal, tips for your guides, horse, and the trip to the falls. The company also arranges snorkeling trips to various beaches nearby. They have created hiking trips up to cacao plantations and excursions to Los Haitises National Park. Guided hikes cost $45. In addition, this well-established, safety-oriented company offers horseback riding on the beach and in the countryside for $45 for two hours, canyoning, and lots of other adventure sports. Clients praise them, saying they are efficient yet fun, friendly, and knowledgeable. Calle Principal Duarte, Las Terrenas. 809/240–5482. www.flora-tours.net.
Escapade Samaná. This classy tour agency can arrange excursions and activities in the Samaná peninsula and beyond. The owers, a multilingual, European couple, efficiently manage an upscale operation with security and safety as major considerations. Refined yet exotic, their excursions by air, land, and sea, are material for one's vacation memory bank. Motor yachting (crewed), sportfishing, and scuba diving are top-of-the-line. They can arrange bareboat charters—sail and motor yachts—as well as car rentals and are both flexible and inventive. The Bannister Hotel, Carretera Sanchez-Samaná KM.5, Santa Bárbara de Samaná. 849/206–9262. www.escapadesamana.com.
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