Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
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 10 years of age and proof of age is required. Parents must provide copies of passports or birth certificates 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.
Damajagua Waterfalls Excursion in the Dominican Republic
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 uphill 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.