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River Chavon facts:

The River Chavon is +- 10 minutes from the Cruise Port.

The history of this river contains very interesting passages. The origin of the name of the river is possible a corruption of the Taino name "Bomana".

The river is known to be used by pirates to hide their stolen treasures....

And the river was used in the colonial times to transport the precious wood which was cut in the forests stream upwards.

Some areas of this river provided the backdrop for the set of films like Apocalypse Now.

Tanama Wonders of Nature


Adult:$ 50.00
Child:$ 25.00
Round trip transfer: $7.00

Incl. all drinks, snacks, lunch, park fees, guiding

Min: 12 persons
Max: 40 persons
Duration: 4 hours

*Time Table 1:

from 09:30:Pick up
10:00:Chavon cruise
10:45:Arrival Tanama
11:00:Guided Tour
01:00:Boat back
01:45:Arrival Represa
01:50:transfer back
02:00:back at ship

*Time Table 2:

from 11:15:Pick up
11:45:Chavon cruise
12:30:Arrival Tanama
12:35:Guided Tour
02:30:Boat back
03:00:Arrival Represa
03:05:transfer back
03:15:back at ship

* We will fit the excursion within the port times of the ship.

What to bring:
- sun screen
- a hat
- swim wear
- towel
- good shoes
- camera

- no deposits
- no cancellation policy
- full payment on the day of the tour
- US$, Euro, Pesos
- no credit cards!!
- no problems :)

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Tanama Wonders of Nature Tour - experience Nature's Magic...

The Wonders Of Nature Tour is a very popular excursion and the excursion takes +- 4 hours. We have several start times per day. Ideal for guests for cruise passengers arriving in La Romana.

The Tanama Ranch is giving away FREE excursions!

Check here if you qualifly!!!!


The excursion starts with the pick up in the cruise port. Traditional Chavon riverboat After a short drive we'll reach the river Chavon, where we board our river boat. You will float in a relaxing pace upstream, passing through the gorge of the Chavon. You will enjoy the panorama of the wild nature and the jungle presence and drinks are served by the crew. You will reach the Tanama Jungle Ranch in about 40 minutes. It is situated in a perfect place on the bank of Rio Chavon, and it is surrounded by several hills covered with rainforest.

Butterfly garden on the Tanama RanchA welcome drink will be the starting point of the guided tour through the rainforest, the reptile house and the butterfly gardens. The latter is the largest one in the Dominican Republic. You will learn about some amazing Wonders of Nature.... Our guides will answer any of your questions related to butterflies and share the butterfly life-cycle experience with you, a scene constantly present in the breeding area.

The Tanama Rainforest TrailThe rainforest trail is unique. A short trail (10 minutes) leads you through the real rainforest. You will be able to understand the difference between the temperate forest, such as you know it from Europe or the USA, and the rainforest. Mighty trees tower above the canopy, bromeliads and orchids create a habitat for the canopy animals and lianas and strangler figs try to find their way towards the sunlight.... The guide will reveal interesting stories about living in the rainforest.....

The reptiles of TanamaThe reptile house will be the next stop. Here, you can even touch the animals. The endemic Rhinoceros Iguanas are a local symbol you can admire and, if you are brave enough, you can hold a tarantula or even a huge Boa constrictor. This beautiful tour will continue with some time dedicated to relaxation on the nice farm. From the roof top terraces, you can have a bird eye view of the Rio Chavon. The central pavilion is surrounded by cages with animals from the area, a perfect place to feel the jungle atmosphere..

Relax in the rainforest After a stay of 2 hours we'll board the river boat again and float back to the civilization. On the way back it is time for some animation. Our staff will demonstrate the Bachata and the Merengue and if you want you can join them.... 40 minutes later we'll arrive at the 'represa' and the buses will be ready for the transfer back to your resort or to the cruise port.

With this excursion all drinks are included: snacks, rum punches, cool drinks, water.

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