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Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Waterfalls and Horseback Riding Tour
"The first stop Rancho Los Cacaos is just a 10 minute air conditioned bus ride from the pick up location at Amber Cove.  After a brief safety chat and gear up you'll be matched with a horse that's just right for you! Then when everyone is saddled ride along a lush trail through tropical vegetation and majestic trees up to one of the highest hilltops in the area and 2 panoramic viewing areas. The group will dismount near the top to enjoy some fresh fruit juice and hike to the first clearing where grab a piece of locally grown fruit
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Citadelle Laferriere Sightseeing Tour from Cap-Haitian
"The historic tour starts when your tour guide picks you up in your Hotel in a 4x4 car to transport you to your first stop - the City of Milot. At this stop visit the ruins of the Sans Souci Palace the Residence of King Henry Christophe. Your guide will give you some history on the ruins before moving on to the next stop. You will be driven to the parking car of the Citadelle. The road is paved by limestone; the access to the fortress can b while your guide explains the story behind this majestic fort. You will also visit the artillery museum  with the unique concentration of 18th century cannon in the continent. Going down from la Citadelle enjoy a delicious Haitian-style lunch at a restaurant located in Milot. Listen to Haitian folklore and see a Tambour show while eating. After Lunch you will be drive back to Cap Haitian for a short visit before heading back to your hotel."""
From $180.00
 
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Waterfalls and Horseback Riding Tour
"The first stop Rancho Los Cacaos is just a 10 minute air conditioned bus ride from the pick up location at Amber Cove.  After a brief safety chat and gear up you'll be matched with a horse that's just right for you! Then when everyone is saddled ride along a lush trail through tropical vegetation and majestic trees up to one of the highest hilltops in the area and 2 panoramic viewing areas. The group will dismount near the top to enjoy some fresh fruit juice and hike to the first clearing where grab a piece of locally grown fruit
From $79.00

More Things to Do in Puerto Plata

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Parque Central

This park contains an unique Victorian style gazebo. It can also serve as a reference point in the old city for finding one's way. As is the case everywhere in the DR, the park has more than its fair...
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Museo Ambar

A main traditional export of the DR is Amber, the solidified & fossilized remains of a tree sap. Amber often catches and preserves whatever small creatures that get caught in the sap. The museum...
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Fort San Felipe

Originally built in 1540 by the Spaniards, this fort was used as a prison until the mid 20th Century. The site in infamous amongst the population as a place where most of DR's patriots were imprisoned...
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Teleferico (cable car)

Puerto Plata's Teleferico is apparently the only such cable car system in the whole of the Caribbean. It transports passengers from the city of Puerto Plata to the summit of Pico Isabel de Torres in...
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El Malecón

The oceanfront view avenue will give you nice views of the Atlantic ocean. Here there's usually people listening to music and dancing, working out or just sitting down with a beer and enjoying the...
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Fuerte de San Felipe

This fort was built in the 1500's to protect the city from "undesired visitors" and was used as a prison under the Trujillo dictatorship. It's one of the must sees of the city and has a museum that...
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Brugal Rum Factory

We visited the Brugal Rum Factory as part of a city tour of Puerto Plata in November 2012.To describe our visit as a "factory tour" would be a huge exaggeration. Our guide told us a few facts...
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Puerto Plata City Tour

During our stay in Puerto Plata in November 2012, we undertook three excursions from our hotel in Playa Dorada.We booked each of these excursions through "Tours by James" who has an office on the...
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Fortaleza San Felipe

We paid a brief visit to Fortaleza San Felipe during a city tour of Puerto Plata in November 2012.This seafront fortress, dating back to 1577, is located at the end of the Malecon, Puerto Plata's...
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Amber Museum

We visited the Amber Museum during a city tour of Puerto Plata in November 2012.The Amber Museum (with its logo reminiscent of the Jurassic Park logo) is located in a very impressive Victorian villa...
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Loma Isabel de Torres (Mountain Isabel de Torres)

It's a mountain of 3000m of height and part of the Septentrional mountain system (Cordillera Septentrional), which is the second biggest in the country. You can pretty much see the mountain from...
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El faro (the lighthouse)

There's a lighthouse close to the harbor and the Fort of San Felipe. I couldn't find any information about it anywhere but my guess is that this lighthouse was probably used to light the path to the...
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Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden)

At the top of the mountain there's a small botanical garden with around 200 plants. Some plants we saw are cat's tail (rabo de gato), cow's tongue (lengua de vaca), Dominican pine, helechos and...
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Mount Isabel de Torres

Take the cable-car to Pico Isabel de Torres. It's a nice ride over hills covered with thick wild vegetation. There is a big statue of Jusus on the top (like the one in Rio but much smaller). The view...
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