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snorkel
Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

Snorkel Sosua Bay

If you want to snorkel, this is your excursion!
Adults $59.00 CDN/ Children $39.00 CDN

This half day excursion provides transportation from and to your hotel, all gear, beer, rum, refreshments and an onboard BBQ are all included.
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Travel through the countryside to beautiful Sosua Bay where you will be taken out on this 35 foot power boat. Then cruise your way out to the reefs which are rich with marine life. You will be outfitted with snorkel gear to suit your size, a life vest and some basic instruction. Guides will be on hand to assist you with your snorkel adventure. A sparse sprinkling of banana or bread will bring the fish to you if you desire. While on board, enjoy snacks along with cold beer, delicious rum drinks, soft drinks or water. You won't go hungry with the fabulous on-board BBQ!. Be sure to bring your suntan lotion, your camera and a hat. Includes transport from your hotel and back again.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Snorkelling gear and life vests.
On board BBQ lunch.
Alcohol and soft drinks.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Half day ( choose Morning or Afternoon )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, Camera, Sunhat, Towel and some pocket cash.

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snorkel
Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.
Minimum 4 persons for transport.

Private Monkey Jungle Tour
with optional Ziplining fun

Visit the popular Monkey Jungle in Sosua with your own group of four or more for just $69 CDN per person.
Groups of 7 or more will enjoy the $60 CDN per person rate only available with top3tours.com

This half day excursion provides transportation from and to your hotel, refreshments on route.
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Your air-conditioned vehicle will seat up to 8 comfortably if you wish to make it a big group, otherwise the 4 person minimum will give you plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy a cool drink on the scenic ride to the Monkey Jungle in Sosua.
The Monkey Jungle is a charitable foundation that uses the money to provide dental and medical relief to underpriveleged Dominican families.
Located in this ancient grotto 5 km up the jungle from Sosua is a 5 acre park with over 20+ free roaming squirrel monkeys. After the expert tour guides provide you with a short safety briefing, you will be guided down to where the excited squirrel monkeys eagerly await. These monkeys love visitors and love to sit on shoulders, heads and feed from special plates. This is the best photo opportunity in the Dominican Republic.Once the monkeys have had their fill, they return to the trees to play.
At the bottom of the grotto is an enclosure for the rescue capuchin monkeys who have been physically or nutritionally abused. This is the hands-off portion of our tour. Watch them fool around and hear about their stories.
• Unlike humans, monkeys have no natural resistance to human viruses, and it can be deadly for them if they contract a human virus. Persons experiencing cold or flu symptoms are not allowed to enter.
• This tour is not suitable for children ages 2 and under.
• This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.
• All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• Completion of a waiver/release form is required.
• Closed-toe shoes are required. Tennis shoes are best.

Do not apply sun screen or bug spray one hour before entrance into the Jungle.
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transportation to the Monkey Jungle
Refreshments during transport
Entrance to the Monkey Jungle

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Approx. 4.5 hrs ( choose Morning or Afternoon )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Camera, Closed toe shoes and some pocket cash for souvenirs and tips.

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Zipline option

If anyone in your group wishes to do the zipline activity, simply bring $30 US cash per person to pay for the additional zipline activity onsite at Monkey Jungle.

The zipline at Monkey Jungle is a 4,500 foot ACCT certified zip line run with 7 stations and 2 suspended bridges, and also includes a free fall belay device that drops you over 50 feet into an ancient bat cave.
You will be equipped with a Robertson Harness, your flying equipment and outfitted with a climbing helmet.
This zip line course utilizes a hand breaking system, which means that you control your speed, starting and stopping.
• All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• Zip Line: Maximum weight is 300 lbs. No minimum.
• Free Fall: Maximum weight is 250 lbs. No minimum.
• Pregnant women are not allowed to zip line.
• Completion of a waiver/release form is required.
• Closed-toe shoes are required. Tennis shoes are best.
• Pants or long shorts are recommended.
• Suitable for ages 3-93

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Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.
Discounted price for children.

Paradise Island

Discover why they call it Paradise Island
Adults $79.00 CDN/ Children $39.50 CDN

This full day tour allows children for half price and provides meals, refreshments, alcoholic drinks and transportation to and from your hotel.
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We here at Top3Tours do not recommend bringing younger children with special needs on this tour. There are no facilities on the "island" and the only activities included on the "island" are snorkelling, swimming and suntanning.

The tour-operator will take you by bus through the mountains of the Puerto Plata province, following the road towards Imbert. Just before the town Imbert we will make a right turn towards the small city of La Isabela. You will pass through the western part of the province, driving from village to village in the Dominican country side until your coach arrives at the beach in the fishing village of Punta Rucia.

From Punta Rucia you will be taken by speedboat to Paradise Island (Cayo Arena). This sandy Island is 2 miles away from the shore. During your visit you will have a chance to do a guided snorkeling tour of 30 minutes around the coral reefs and have free time to snorkel on your own, soak up the sun and enjoy the views of the north coast. You will be on the island for two and a half hours. A wooden shack provides shade and refreshments. They offer rum, coca-cola, sprite, water and tropical fruits.

On the way back to the shore, you will pass through the mangroves of a nature park called 'Parque Nacional de Monte Cristi'. On shore you will experience a traditional Dominican buffet-lunch. After that you arel taken you back to your hotel.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Snorkelling gear.
Life vests.
Unlimited local alcohol on the island.
Dominican Buffet Lunch with cash bar
Refreshments and soft drinks.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Full day ( approx. 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, Camera, Sunhat, Towel, Bathing Suit and some pocket cash for souvenirs. We also recommend bringing bottled water and snacks for the 90-120 minute bus ride depending on which hotel your are leaving from.

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falls
This is a Top3Tours PRIVATE TOUR - 2 adults or more.
Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

Private Waterfalls (Damajagua)

A Private Tour for just $79.00 CDN per person.
You go straight to the falls. There are no 10-15 minute stops along the way at the other hotels.

This half day private tour provides refreshments, lunch and private transportation from and to your hotel.
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We do not recommend bringing smaller children on this tour.
Older kids are OK if they have no fear of jumping from heights, have no fear of water and are physically fit.
There is so much available information online about these spectacular natural waterfalls that it seems pointless to try to describe them here.
Your private transport will pick you up at your hotel and take you up to the mountains where the visitors entrance to the falls is located. You will then take the 15-20 minute hike along a clear mountain stream to get to the falls.
Vendors at the base of the falls will rent you climbing water shoes, sell you refreshments and snacks or just leave you alone to take in the natural beauty.
The trained professional guides will outfit you with safety gear and help you up using the stairs until you reach the 12th level.
The trip back down from the 12th fall involves jumping into crystal clear ( and cool ) pools, and sliding down smooth waterfalls, well worn by centuries of water flowing through the caverns and crevaces.
Then relax and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before being taken back to your hotel.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Private Transportation
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Life vests and helmets.
Refreshments.
Dominican Buffet Lunch.
Secure place to leave valuables.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Half day ( approx. 5.5 hours )
Your choice of pickup time.

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, Waterproof Camera, Sunhat, Towel, Shoes that will get wet ( or rent watershoes on site ) and some pocket cash.

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horses
Operating Monday to Saturday only.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

Mountain Trail Ride.

Get your cowboy on. Great family fun!
Adults $79.00 CDN/ Children $59.50 CDN

This tour provides transportation from and to your hotel, refreshments and lunch.
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Your transport will pick you up at your hotel and take you up to the ranch where you will be fitted with safety gear and a horse that properly matches your riding experience.
You will ride high up the mountains behind Puerto Plata and stop for a refreshing swim at a cool mountain lake.
These horses are well kept, well fed and very well trained. You will feel totally relaxed in these comfortable saddles and you will also feel very safe for the entire journey as your guides take you on a trek through some of the Dominican's geographical wonders.
And make sure you have your camera ready, you never know what you might encounter around the next bend.
Your trip will meander through dense bush, wide open trails and some of the most amazing scenery in the Dominican Republic. You will wander high up into the hills above Puerto Plata where you will have incredible views of the countryside and the scenic vistas of the north coast. Stop for a swim in a clear cool and very refreshing mountain lake. Have no fear, your guides will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable ride. If your kids are not seasoned riders, one of the guides will double up on the horse with them.
Back at the ranch you will have some time to relax and be treated to a sizeable and delicious Dominican style buffet lunch.
For goodness sake..don't forget your camera on this tour!

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Horse matched to rider's skill level and size.
Dominican Buffet Lunch.
Refreshments, juices and soft drinks.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Full day ( approx. 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, long pants if you are susceptible to chaffing, comfortable shoes for riding and walking, a good sunhat, bugspray, your camera, a bathing suit, towel and some cash for tips and gift items you may wish to purchase.

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paradise_island
Operating Monday to Saturday only.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

Outback Can-Am ATV
Closed - No hotel service at this time

These machines are not simply oversized go-karts like many "buggy" tours provide, these are state of the art all terrain machines that can take whatever you dish out.
Just $84.00 CDN per person / minimum 2 riders per ATV

This tour provides transportation from and to your hotel and refreshments.
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Ride with Outback, rated #1 on TripAdvisor. These brand new Can-Am ATVs are fueled up and ready for you to ride through the cane fields, outback trails, rivers, mud and sand.
Hop into the driver's seat of an ATV for a thrilling adventure in the Dominican Republic's beautiful back country. Led by an experienced guide, cruise to breathtaking vistas, visit a typical family home, and take a revitalizing dip in a fresh water pool.
Catch a convenient ride from your hotel to the tour office. Get a safety orientation from your experienced guide, and then strap on your helmet and goggles. After time to practice handling your vehicle, it's time to hit the road.
Rev the engine and leave paved roads behind, feeling the exhilaration of speeding across dirt trails and rocky terrain. Incredible landscapes roll by—towering palm and mahogany groves, rolling fields, thickly forested mountains, and even ocean coves that were once hideouts for infamous pirates of the Caribbean.
Keep your camera handy as your guide directs you to prime spots for admiring the views. Pay a visit to a countryside house, where the hospitable Don Chi Chi and his family show you around a typical Dominican home. Get the chance to sip on refreshing, nutritious coconut water straight out of the shell, an invigorating treat before riding out again.
Continue on to a pristine natural pool, where you can cool off with a plunge into the water. Afterward, make your return journey to find a refreshing beer or rum cocktail waiting for you at the end of the road. Reward yourself with a tasty drink, plus an energizing snack, before returning your vehicle and catching a ride back to your hotel.

Women that are pregnant are not permitted on this tour.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Helmets.
Goggles.
Post ride alcoholic drink.
Refreshments and soft drinks.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Half day ( choose morning or afternoon )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Clothes you don't mind getting dirty, Swimwear, Towel, Closed Toe Shoes ( no flip flops ), Sunscreen and a Bandana ( available to purchase ).

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paradise_island
Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

Deep Sea Fishing

Looking for a real adventure?
Just $99.00 CDN single or Charter for $639.00 CDN

This excursion includes all fishing equipment, snacks, refreshments and transportation to and from your hotel.
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Head out for the rich waters beyond the coral reefs where the big ones are. The crew will outfit you with a professional rod and premium grade tackle for your exclusive use during the entire outing. The fishing method they use is trolling with live bait, to catch dorados, marlins, tuna, barracudas and wahoos.
Maximum for charter is 8 people.
Individual options ( joining another group ) are available if your schedule is flexible.

Individual reservations are on a first come-first served basis and will require the boat to be booked with enough people to warrant going out.
However, the Top3Tours price is only $639.00 CDN to charter the entire boat with crew


WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Fishing gear and bait.
Life vests.
On board snacks..
Refreshments.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Half day ( approx. 5 hours )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, Camera, Sunhat and some pocket cash.

•••• Note: All guests must bring photo id in order to clear immigration at the marina before being allowed off island.•••••

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paradise_island
Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

The Original Outback Safari
Closed - No hotel service at this time

Looking for a real adventure?
Adults $79.00 CDN/ Children $44.50 CDN

This full day tour allows children and provides meals, refreshments, alcoholic drinks and transportation to and from your hotel.
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The original Outback Safari! This amazing excursion has been entertaining and educating visitors to Puerto Plata for over 20 years. It is always the most sought after and most reviewed excursion. If you have kids, this excursion will give them a look at rural life in the Dominican, including the animals, the crops and best of all the school system.
As an adult you will also find this excursion to be top rated, seeing how coffee and cacao (chocolate) is grown, sampling a pineapple that is freshly cut from the plant, imbibing in an endless flow of tasty Dominican rum and being fed with the best fried chicken ever.
We recommend that you check out the reviews and pricing on Trip Advisor, we know that you will be back to book this amazing excursion with Top3Tours.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Reduced rate for children 4-11.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
All inclusive refreshments and soft drinks. .
Unlimited alcohol.
Dominican lunch served to you.
Delicious desserts.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Full day ( approx. 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, Camera, Sunhat, Towel, Bathing Suit and some pocket cash for souvenirs and tips.

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paradise_island
Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.

Freestyle Catamaran
Sorry, but until the hotels are at full occupancy Freestyle will only be servicing the cruise ships.

Relaxing out on the crystal clear waters, the Caribbean sun on your back and the breeze in your hair.
Adults $79.00 CDN/ Children $44.50 CDN

This full day tour allows children and provides meals, refreshments, snorkel gear, alcoholic drinks and transportation to and from hotels not in the Playa Dorada complex.
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You have heard about this excursion, you may even have seen it from the beach. Now is the time to experience it.

From Iberostar, Lifestyle, Senator and BeLive you will be picked up at your hotel lobby and shuttled to the beach at Playa Dorada.
For those guests staying at hotels right in Playa Dorada, you will find Freestyle moored on the beach in front of the Sunscape Hotel where you board this large and comfortable catamaran for your day of adventure on the water.
You will start with a leisurely cruise to Sosua Bay and while you relax on the deck, the crew will keep you happy with free-flowing drinks, sing, and dance with the activities team. Sosua Bay is famous for its 16 coral reefs and the boat will drop its anchor twice so you can snorkel and admire the colorful corals and feed the tropical fish. Equipment and guides will be provided for you and lunch is provided on the boat.
We recommend that you take some time to check out the reviews and photos on TripAdvisor to make sure that this tour is suitable for you before booking with Top3Tours.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off for guests outside Playa Dorada.
( Playa Dorada guests are required to meet on the beach )
Snorkelling gear.
Life vests.
Unlimited local alcohol on the catamaran.
Dominican Buffet Lunch
Refreshments and soft drinks.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Full day ( approx. 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, Waterproof Camera, Sunhat, Towel, Bathing Suit and some pocket cash.
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Operating 7 days a week.
Not available to Cruise Ship passengers.
Discounted price for children.

Paradise Island Ultimate V.I.P.

Be pampered in luxury.
Adults $169.00 CDN/ Children $89.00 CDN

This full day tour allows children for half price and provides meals, refreshments, alcoholic drinks and transportation to and from your hotel.
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You are picked up with a luxurious catamaran and while on board the bar is open, you can indulge with Piña Coladas, Cuba Libres, beer, wine or soft drinks. To begin your day you will be provided with a lovely snack of cheeses, ham, bread, fruits and juices.
Then you are taken out to a secluded beach, with beautiful white sand and clear calm waters where you will discover a natural pool. Here you get to swim ( noodles or vest are available for non swimmers ) and be served champagne drinks while in the water.
Then, once back aboard, you will motor to a beach restaurant with a stunning sea view to be treated to a fine Dominican lunch buffet of fresh grilled lobster, pork, fish, chicken, potatoes, fries, fresh salads hot and cold and a caramel sweet dessert. Accompanied with wine and drinks.
After lunch enjoy a lazy ride through the mangroves, you may get to see manatees and other wildlife.
Next stop is Paradise Island about 2 miles offshore, a very comfortable ride on this catamaran.
Swim, snorkel, drink or just soak up the sun for 2-3 hours on the island, before reboarding for a ride back to Punta Rucia to catch your transport back to your hotel.
On the way you will get to stop to see cigar rolling and shop at a small gift shop.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Snorkelling gear.
Life vests.
On board snacks and champagne.
Unlimited premium alcohol.
Buffet Lunch with Lobster and more.
Refreshments, juices and soft drinks.

LENGTH of EXCURSION:
Full day ( approx. 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. )

RECOMMENDED to BRING:
Sunscreen, Camera, Sunhat, Towel, Bathing Suit and some pocket cash for souvenirs. We also recommend bringing bottled water and snacks for the 90-120 minute bus ride depending on which hotel your are leaving from.

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Clubber Night Club

Playa Dorada Mall.

Located in the Playa Dorada Mall and open 9 PM until ???.
CLUBBER DANCE CLUB is a nighttime entertainment and leisure space specially designed for people who like to enjoy a different atmosphere where we merge service, security, good music, above all, an avant-garde atmosphere combined with the finest personal attention for an audience that look for comfort and fun at the highest level.
Located in the majestic complex of Golden Beach ( Playa Dorada ), specifically in Golden Beach plaza we have a place full of life and class with capacity for 400 people including a spectacular terrace where you can enjoy cocktails and quiet and pleasant conversations with your friends.
Stop by and meet your host Gabby, you will have a great time.
For more information click the photo to the left.

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Le Petit Francois

Playa Dorada on the beach.

Le Petit Francois. A vibrant beach bar on the beach between Costa Dorada ( Hotel Iberostar ) and Playa Dorada ( Blue Jack Tar ), away from the hustle of the all-inclusives, where locals and tourists mingle.
Cold beer, great food and free Wi-Fi.
When the sun goes down, Le Petit Francois opens it's doors to their 4 star top floor dining room and televised hockey downstairs in the bar. Famous for lobster and poutine, a typical Canadian dish.
For more information click the photo to the left.

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Big Lee's Beach Bar

On the Malecon in Puerto Plata

Big lee's Beach Bar. TripAdvisors #1 rated bar for nightlife in Puerto Plata and winner of their Certificate of Excellence 3 years in a row. A cozy setting right on Puerto Plata's beach front boulevard where you will enjoy the cool breeze on a hot day and warm up on a cool night.
For more information click the photo to the left.