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Cabarete Caves - Trip to Dom Rep Origins

Duration: Half Day

Cabarete Caves - Trip to Dom Rep Origins

The Dominican Republic boasts the most extensive cave system in the Caribbean. Not only are these caves fascinating to explore, but many of them contain ancient artwork and carvings that have been etched on the walls by the indigenous Arawak and Taino Indians up to 3,000 years ago. Many of these natural and man-made wonders have been preserved in the Dominican Republic’s national parks. This tour will introduce you to the Cabarete Caves in El Choco National Park, where you can learn about the history of the caves and local area in spectacular surroundings.

A visit to Cabarete’s dark and mysterious caves will enable you to learn all about the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the island of Hispaniola – the Arawak and Taino Indians – who were the original natives of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Starting at the beautiful El Choco National Park, just outside Cabarete, your expert bilingual tour guide will lead you to these fascinating rock formations, which are over five million years old. Learn how the caves were formed, learn about the cultures of the Arawak and Taino Indians and see important relics of these ancient inhabitants.

If you love nature as well as history, this tour is ideal because it also combines the natural beauty of El Choco National Park. Bordered by the foothills of the Cordillera Septentrional to the south and the Cabarete Lagoon to the North, this beautiful, 77 square kilometre (48 square miles) park is set amongst lush jungle, sub-tropical woodland, hills, lagoons, and freshwater springs. It is a protected area and an important habitat for hundreds of wildlife species.

Learn all about the native flora and fauna as your guide points out various plants, trees and tropical fruits of interest. You will even get the chance to smell, touch and taste what you see. Also look out for birds, bats, animals and insects during the tour. The biodiversity here is incredible.

Your visit will also contribute to the preservation of the park, as a portion of the entrance fee is donated to the National Parks for conservation and preservation. This memorable day of discovery and natural beauty is a wonderful way to learn about the ancient culture, history and wildlife of the island during your holiday in the Dominican Republic.

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