Damajagua Falls

Damajagua Falls cave inlet in the Dominican Republic.
Price: $85.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelDifficult
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAn approximately 15 minute walk from the cruise ship. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedBottled water is included. Complimentary rum punch is provided after the tour and local treats are provided upon return to the cruise center.
Recommended DressAll 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.
RestrictionsGuests 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.
Tour Details

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.

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 15 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 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.
5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  113 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing!
March 25, 2020
This was a really great experience from start to finish! Francisco and the guys were phenomenal. The walk up is pretty steep with lots of stairs, but they do take breaks and are patient with anyone who needs more time. Make sure you are wearing good shoes, it is rocky. It had rained the day before, so the mud along the trail made things in the water even more slick. The guides held our hands and told us where the safest places to walk were. We hired the private photographer and it was totally worth the $50. Take smaller bills to give cash tips because they will not break a larger bill and you will want to tip all the helpers. We heard that the excursion booked through the ship had been cancelled due to the group being too small, so we were so glad we got to this experience despite a small group of only 7. The views are stunning and it was by far the best excursion I have ever done!
Reviewer: Terri Sinnett
5 Stars
Better value than the ships
March 09, 2020
My wife and I did this excursion while visiting Amber Cove via cruise ship. We had the amazing Winston as our guide. After a 15 minute walk to meet the tour company, it was a blast! A bit slow paced for us as we had to stop a few times to wait for others to catch up but an absolute blast. We did almost twice as many jumps/slides as the other tours along with the group being about 25% of the group size. Dedinaltly recomend, they treat you as family. They made fresh,local rum punch at home for us that day and even stopped on the way back and bought us all local fruit to eat.
Reviewer: Andrew Slinkman
5 Stars
We had a blast!!
March 03, 2020
This was a super fun day in Dominican Republic! After a decent hike to the top of the waterfalls, we got to jump and slide down through the natural pools and slides. The jumps are not for the faint of heart - first one is about 30 feet...but extremely fun and quite a rush!! We had an amazing time! They tell you not to take cameras with you, but our guide was happy to take photos of us doing the jumps/slides along the way - I can see how they don't want the liability, but if you just keep it under your control, they are happy to photo for you!! So much fun -- we want to go back!
Reviewer: Janel Tingey
5 Stars
Damajagua falls
February 26, 2020
I was a little skeptical at first, being the bus for the tour was off property, about a 10 minute walk beyond other tours. But once on the bus and the tour began all was excellent. A lot of local info along the way, excellent guides throughout the tour and just an over all excellent experience. Definitely worth the time and cost of the tour.
Reviewer: Jim Ritchie
5 Stars
Damajagua Falls
February 15, 2020
Thrilling, best excursion of our trip
Reviewer: Joseph Przeslawski
5 Stars
Tour Review
January 30, 2020
Great tour. Very well run and fun!
Reviewer: Brian
5 Stars