At Monkey land, a natural habitat located deep in the Dominican Republic’s jungle, you can interact with playful squirrel monkeys. On this 5-hour guided tour aboard a safari-style truck, you'll also explore the habitat's on-site botanical garden, as well as a coffee and cacao lantation. Chat it up with local farmers, learn about their organic methods and taste tropical fruit just plucked from a tree.
Travel with your knowledgeable guide to a typical Dominican country house and plantation. Meet the farmer residents and learn about their organic methods processing cacao, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and other products grown on their land. Taste some of these delights and fresh tropical fruits, and feel free to purchase any products to take back with you to your hotel. Back in your vehicle, rumble up a mountain road and deep in the jungle, disembark at Monkey land, a squirrel monkey habitat spanning 5 acres (2 hectares), managed by a Canadian couple with more than 35 years of experience caring for wildlife.
Take a 45-minute tour of the grounds, including the on-site botanical garden home to native flowers and plants, and get to know the curious and intelligent monkeys that bound about cage-free. These small simians are accustomed to human contact, so don’t be (too) surprised if they swing down from a tree onto your shoulder and eat right from your hands. Not camera-shy either, they might just strike a pose when you snap photos.