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Finding as many as 30 Hispaniolan endemic birds
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Exploring the National Botanical Gardens for birds and plants
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Enjoying fantastic coastal scenery at Paraíso
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Cruising on the remarkably low salt-water Lake Enriquillo
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Watching for a myriad of Dominican reptiles

Dominican Republic: Beyond the Beaches

The large Caribbean island of Hispaniola has a major historical claim to fame – it was the first place that Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in 1492. By that point, however, it already had a storied cultural and natural heritage, and its long isolation and distinctive geology contributed to a unique complement of habitats and wildlife. The Dominican Republic occupies two-thirds of Hispaniola and this journey of discovery offers an insider’s view of its diversity and opulence! There will be many occasions to revel in the panoramic splendour of the Dominican Republic with its several mountain ranges – one of which hosts the tallest mountain peak in the Caribbean – as well as marvel at the brilliant turquoise shades of the ocean.

We’ll be particularly interested in bird life which includes a large number of endemic species found nowhere else, in addition to overwintering and more cosmopolitan birds. As with the Caribbean’s other large islands, Hispaniola is also an important centre of herptile diversity, and we should become readily acquainted with a number of colourful and less colourful characters, particularly lizards. Our tour includes a visit to the enigmatic Lake Enriquillo, which is the lowest elevation in the Caribbean and which has a fascinating geology!

From mangroves and saltwater lagoons, to montane rainforest, dry scrubby habitats, sandy beaches, and refreshing pine stands, this intimate small-group tour will provide a dense and stimulating experience of this Caribbean gem!
Quest Nature Tours Birding

Dominican Republic | 11 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Feb 23 - Mar 05, 2018
Cost:
US$3095
Group Size:
Limited to 10 participants

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar, all activities as described in the detailed itinerary, ground transportation and park entrance fees, airport transfers, if travelling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as specified in itinerary, services of local English-speaking guides, bottled water on bus, services of your Quest leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$275. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Santo Domingo
Day 2: National Botanical Gardens, tour of Santo Domingo
Day 3: Towards the southwest; Salinas de Baní
Day 4: Lake Enriquillo to Puerto Escondido
Day 5: Sierra de Bahoruco
Day 6: La Placa’s broadleaf forests
Day 7: Hoyo de Pelempito National Park
Day 8: Cachote Road cloud forest
Day 9: To Sabana de la Mar
Day 10: Sabana de la Mar, to Santo Domingo
Day 11: Depart
Optional Extension: Punta Cana relaxation
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Your Tour Leader

Pete travels the world on the lookout for amazing landscapes of the most remote kind. A well-known naturalist, Pete brings a special focus on wildlife and wild places to our tours.

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Quest Nature Tours Birding

Dominican Republic | 11 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Feb 23 - Mar 05, 2018
Cost:
US$3095
Group Size:
Limited to 10 participants

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar, all activities as described in the detailed itinerary, ground transportation and park entrance fees, airport transfers, if travelling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as specified in itinerary, services of local English-speaking guides, bottled water on bus, services of your Quest leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$275. 

WHAT THEY SAY:

"We went to the country's best birding hot spots."

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