Taino's Canoe in Los Haitises National Park
Curious about the daily life of the Taínos? With the Taino Adventure activity, you’ll be transported back in time to experience the world of the indigenous peoples of the Dominican Republic.
The canoe was arguably the most important part of the lives of the Taínos. With it, they fished, traveled to smaller islands, communicated with other tribes, and visited shamans for rituals, healing, and prophesy. At Booking Adventures, we want to immerse you into the world of the Taínos.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Canoes trip
- Free T-shirt with Taino’s Pictograph
- Casabe bread taste
- Caves tours
- All taxes, fees, and handling charges
- Local taxes
- Local guide
- Lunch is not included
- Alcoholic Drinks
Departure & Return
The traveler will get a meeting point after the Reservation Process. Tours start and Finished at our meeting points.
What To Expect?
In this activity, you’ll set out in the hand-crafted canoes, just as the Taínos did. You’ll hear many of the sounds that marked their connection with nature: the call of cranes, the dip of crabs into the water, and the gentle lapping of waves against natural rock formations. The arches of the mangrove roots will remind you of cathedrals, and indeed, the Taínos (although they didn’t have churches) were deeply spiritual. Once you’ve set out with our guide, you’ll enjoy the rich variety of birds, reptiles, and fish of the mangroves. Bedazzled at the sparkle of the waves winking in the morning light, the mountains of Samaná in the distance, and the emerald green of the swaying palms.
Next, you’ll be able to visit some of the caves that were especially important to the Taínos. They traveled from cave to cave visit wise men, take shelter from hurricanes, and as meeting points with other tribes. Once you’re in the caves, you’ll be able to appreciate the silence and the hallowed aura of the space. You’ll see some of the rock carvings, called petroglyphs, that represent their deities and spirits. Finally, you’ll be able to taste some of the same tropical fruit that Taínos gathered before you head back to the meeting point.
In this tour, our expert guides will describe the many uses of the canoe, how the Taínos lived before the time of Columbus, and how the mangrove forest is essential for the health of the environment.
What you should bring?
- Repellent buds
- Comfortable pants
- Sandals or Shoes for muddy areas.
- Swimming wear
Hotel pick-up is not offered for this tour.
Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/Excursion departure time, we can arrangements hotel pick-up with extra Charges. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local Tour guide to organize pick-up arrangements.
Additional Info Confirmation
- Tickets are the Receipt after paying for this Tour. You can show the payment on your phone.
- Meeting Point Will be received After the Reservation Process.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.