Damajagua Falls

Price: $79.00
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Damajagua or "27 Charcos" (Charco translates as "pool" and refers to the natural swimming pools of the falls) as the locals call it, is one exhilarating eco-adventure not to be missed in the Dominican Republic. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane lays a treasure you won't find anywhere else in the world.

Your adventure begins at the main gates of the Amber Cove Cruise Center where you're welcomed and greeted by the friendly staff who will be escorting you on the tour. A narrated, countryside drive will take you to the Damajagua "base camp" located within a tropical forest. Immersed in the beautiful landscape of the "Cordillera Central" (mountain range), the "Salto de la Damajagua" and its 27 lagoons are part of the system of a protected area of the Dominican Republic. This natural monument of the Damajagua River is composed of 27 bodies of water of various sizes.

Here you will have time to use the facilities before hearing important rules and safety instructions and receiving your helmet, life-jacket, and bottle of water. Then you are on your way up-hill for approximately 30-minutes to the first waterfall. Official park guides are located at each fall, slide, or jump and climb. Although this tour does include jumps of up to 25 feet, there are paths at some of the highest jumps where you can choose to walk around.

Your return to base camp is by jumping and sliding down 12 of the natural waterslides carved from centuries of rushing water. After your adventure, you will have a chance to change into dry clothing.

On your return to the cruise center you will enjoy lively, typical music as you sip on your rum punch and enjoy a snack provided by your guide.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 12 minute walk from the cruise ship. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water is included. Complimentary rum punch is provided after the tour and local treats are provided upon return to the cruise center.
Recommended Dress
All participants must wear sneakers that can get wet, water-shoes/socks, or sport-type sandals with a back-strap. Those who arrive without the proper footwear will be required to rent shoes for $2 US. Participants should wear a swimsuit under lightweight clothing. A change of clothing and a towel can be left safely on the bus, which will be locked. Women must wear water-shorts over their swimsuit and a lightweight tank top is also strongly recommended.
Restrictions
Guests must be in good physical condition in order to participate and be confident, good swimmers. Absolutely no guests who have any type of limited mobility or heart, back, or respiratory problems may participate. Guests who use wheelchairs, canes, or walkers may not participate in this excursion. This tour cannot accommodate guests with mobility issues, or those who have difficulty walking or standing. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and proof of age is required. Parents must provide copies of passports for all children under 18 years old. All participants must wear a vest and helmet in order to climb, jump, and slide their way down the waterfalls. Guests should be in good physical condition, as this is an active excursion that requires climbing and hiking. This is a protected area and guests are not to leave the trail or group at any time. Participants who do not meet these requirements should consider the Waterfall Adventure, which is a less intensive walk to the largest waterfall. If a guest or the guide(s) determine that the guest will not be able to participate in all aspects of the experience, the guest will be offered the opportunity to walk to the last fall to wait for their group OR wait at the base camp facility. Safety and the enjoyment of the experience for all guests is of utmost importance to our excursion hosts and specialty guides. You will be rejoined with your groups when they return to base camp.
5 Stars5Based On 22 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsLots of adventure!February 10, 2018

Reviewer: Marge
This is an adventure that includes: -20-30 minute van ride where you get to see some of the island -30 minute hike uphill to the 12 waterfall mark. The same excursion from the cruise ship went to the 7 waterfall mark. - Lots of jumping and sliding. Not for the faint of heart. - GREAT adventure - You will be provided with 2 guides from the park. At the end, they should be tipped. Be sure to bring some cash. - You need to have water shoes that cover your toes. I used beach socks. I survived but the hike and rocks were hard on my feet. If I were to do this again, I would bring water shoes/sandals with some protection or support. The park will rent you the same shoes the guides wear for $2. A guy in our group did this and they were great. Don't hesitate to rent the shoes. - The bus ride back was fun, fun, fun! - Winston, our guide, loves his Island. We got a great tour, free rum punch and we all played some music on the way back. HIGHLY recommended!

5 StarsGreat adventure, even greater price.February 05, 2018

Reviewer: Barac Wimberly
The falls where fantastic. The tour company greeted us with a cold bottle of water, which was nice after the little hike needed to get to the meeting point. After a narrated short bus ride to the falls, we were lead by several guides on 1/2 hour or so hike up to thr falls. The hike was very intensive at times, but breaks and the views made it worthwhile. Once we began back down, through the falls, it became a much "easier" trek. I was join by a wife and teenage daughter, who are not strong swi.mers and the guides took the extra time and attention they needed, to feel comfortable. I especially like the fact we experienced 12 falls/cliffs while the cruise ship excursion, who paid much more, only did 7. Can't recommend enough and we will do again, for sure. Note: Bring waterproof camera to capture the memories, but, if you forget, they have photogs that will follow and sell you pics.

5 StarsDamajagua fallsJanuary 22, 2018

Reviewer: Michael fernandez
Loved it. 1 hour hike on a gradual uphill through the woods was easy. Then the jumps off the cliffs into the the lagoons were awesome. The river was super chilly for most people but not me. Being athletic helped me at times but having fun helped many of us overcome our jitters to jump off the cliffs.

5 StarsSo much fun!January 19, 2018

Reviewer: Christa Schott
Loved the Damajagua Falls adventure. The guides were great, the scenery beautiful and the experience amazing. Perfect amount of hiking with a little adrenaline rush to keep it fun.

5 StarsDamajagua Falls ExcursionJanuary 19, 2018

Reviewer: Jeff Conrad
This turned out to be a great deal and a lot of fun. However, this excursion is not for people in poor shape or have physical limitations. Saved over $30 from what Carnival charged, and we got to experience more of the falls then their tour. Also, the tour guides were great. I would definitely recommend.

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