One of the top ten things to do in Puerto Plata and the most exhilarating shore excursions for adventure seekers! Whether you choose to hike, slide, swim and jump your way down ALL 27 WATERFALLS or choose to only go to the MIDWAY 12 of the 27 the Waterfalls of Damajagua, either of these experiences will undoubtedly be the highlight of your cruise and Amber Cove port call!
Buffet lunch including local rum drinks
Port pickup and drop-off. Meeting point map provided with booking confirmation.
Use of helmet and life jacket
What's Not Included
Alcoholic drinks apart from rum with lunch (available to purchase)
YOUTH: Age: 8 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 85
A significant amount of hiking is involved for the Full 27 Waterfalls
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities and not possible for wheelchair users
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
IMPORTANT! River conditions can change overnight. We reserve the right to amend your tour to the number of falls open on the day of the activity with an automatic price adjustment and corresponding refund. If we must cancel the tour entirely due to danger
It is recommended that you wear an old pair of running shoes, swimwear and a towel. We recommend women wear shorts over their bathing suits.
Not recommended for participants with back, neck or knee problems
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
This tour is for cruise ship passengers only
Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness
A moderate amount of hiking is involved for the Midway 12 Falls
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
If you are in moderate physical shape choose the Midway 12 Falls since that is what most people can manage.
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Minimum age 8. Children 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
The length of time your ship is docked and your physical fitness level determine whether you can go all the way to the top of the mountain. If you want to do the full 27 you must be in very good physical condition to hustle up to the top of the mountain.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
27 Waterfalls of Damajagua
After meeting your guides outside the Amber Cove Cruise Terminal you will board an air-conditioned vehicle for the 25 minute ride to the falls. During the ride you will receive a safety briefing and some local information of interest. Water, sodas, snacks and iced towels will be on board.
On arrival at the 27 Falls of Damajagua Park you will leave the transport where you can leave a bag with your valuables, towel, dry clothes and flip flops for after the tour. Your guide will introduce you to the local waterfall guides who will be looking after you and you’ll be issued with a life jacket, helmet and a bottle of water for the hike up. If you want to take photos or video on the tour please only bring waterproof cameras. From this point on everything will get wet!
A moderate 40 minute uphill hike through a beautiful jungle landscape gets you to the 12th waterfall or, if you are in excellent physical shape, choose to hike all the way to the top of the 27 Waterfalls (approximately 70 minutes) and experience it all. Either way, it's where your real fun begins as we head back down-river and you jump, slide and swim your way through a series of spectacular waterfalls, canyons and azure pools, emerging with a silly grin on your face and incredible memories to cherish! The tour includes jumps of up to 25 feet (8 meters), but don't worry, the big ones have another way down if you don't want to jump. Once back down at the first fall and after you have taken your time relaxing in the amazing azure waters there will be a 15-minute hike back to the visitor center for lunch and a well earned rum and coke!
After changing into your dry clothes enjoy a delicious and varied Dominican buffet lunch which includes barbecued chicken and pork, stews, rice, pasta and salads. Sodas and local rum are included (beer available but not included). After the meal you will say goodbye to the local guides and board the transport for the 25-minute transfer back to Amber Cove. We always aim to get you back at least one hour before the departure of your ship.
Please note: This tour is for cruise ship passengers only.
Admission Ticket Included
Best tour we’ve done in awhile
Our guide, Carlos, made the experience very memorable and exciting. He’s speaks English very well, so don’t worry about any language barriers.
He is also very friendly and down to earth. For example, Carlos and I chatted for awhile about a mountain biking which was a common interest. In other words, he was very welcoming and it made the waterfall jumping/sliding tour even better than we expected.
For the waterfall portion of the tour, we were with two other couples, so it was a small group which gave us plenty of time to enjoy to take videos/photos.
The van ride from the cruise port was scenic and quick. The facilities at the bottom of the waterfalls were very nice and maintained with showers and bathrooms to change into dry clothes.
If you do, bring a camera, make sure that it’s waterproof and has a some sort of leash to stay attached to you because you will be swimming in deep water for a short periods of time and there are other parts that could cause you to lose it. Also, if you need to wear glasses, use a strap to hold them on.
After the waterfalls, we had a delicious buffet lunch with a huge bottle of included rum
Thank you Carlos and Fernando!
We loved the moderate hike up to the top and the thrilling jumping and sliding down waterfalls, as well as the fun but more calm time walking through river between waterfalls on the way down! Such a unique way to experience the beautiful surroundings. We also loved our tour guides- Carlos and Fernando! Very friendly, and they created a fun, easy, and stable setting to enjoy this excursion. Thank you for a wonderful experience to be in the nature, waterfalls, and beauty of Amber Cove.
If you like adventure - this is a must do!
Outstanding excursion! It starts with a bit of a walk to get outside the port area. Clear directions on the paperwork and plenty of friendly people to help out. The hike up the mountain was mild/moderately strenuous but they take breaks at appropriate intervals. The falls and slides were outstanding and the company staff and park people were great!
William my photographer and Raul the tour guide were amazing!!!! They were informative and very kind the entire time!!
Best Excursion or Day Trip!! 20/10 Recommend
Rachel D, 06-12-2022
My husband and I went on a 10 day cruise and this was the highlight of our trip!!! This was by far the best excursion we have had over the years. Our guides- Chael and Felox from the park, and Carlos from Iguana Mama, we’re fantastic! And I cannot say enough about how much fun we had with them and how much the elevated our experience. It is higher on the scale for activity level, so be prepared to walk a little over a mile up hill and then jump off cliffs and walk through a small river. But it is beyond worth it! 20/10 recommend!
Great excursion from our cruise ship
Loved the smaller-group waterfall excursion compared to the huge group trip offered through NCL. The number of waterfalls was reduced due to low rainfall, but it was plenty to have a great time with fun guides. Warning that there was about a 15 minute walk to get from the cruise ship to the van in Amber Cove.
Best guide on the island
We had an awesome time on this excursion. The zip line portion was way better than I expected, and we enjoyed zip lining in the rain. We enjoyed the sloths and monkeys as well. Guide took us to some great sites for pics. Lunch was great and relaxing.
Trip was amazing; Carlos the guide was even better!
This is a MUST DO! I cannot put into words how fun and breathtaking this experience is. The hike, waterfalls, slides and fun jumps were a blast and the scenery is spectacular. We are an active family of 5 with kids 14, 13 and 11 and it was a huge success with everyone. However, what made the trip even better was our guide Carlos! We had a stressful morning getting off the ship and Carlos not only waited patiently for us in the van, he was so kind and energetic. If you do a waterfall tour, do not go anywhere else!!!! I would recommend wearing sneakers, not aqua socks.
Another wonderful trip to the Dominican Republic￼
I love doing the waterfalls this is my second time I wish there been more water so we could do more of the Falls the guides were great the water is wonderful and the food is delicious￼
What an experience ! Even after that crazy hike up. I am so glad that I did it!
Mom Didn’t end up getting to go so we will definitely have to go back so she can experience the blast that it was.