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“Great white water rafting experience!”

Iguana Mama Adventure Tours
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Puerto Plata Shore Excursion: Damajagua Waterfalls Tour For Amber Cove Cruise...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Waterfall adventure specialists offering canyoning , cascading, mountain biking, hiking and more. Iguana Mama was the first licensed adventure tour operator in the Dominican Republic and now offers a waterfall tour for cruise ship passengers coming into the Carnival terminal at Amber Cove. Small groups with a strong focus on quality and safety and no tourist traps. Don’t just take our word for it - National Geographic Adventure describes us as "Cabarete's most dependable adventure outfitter" and Lonely Planet says "Iguana Mama is the top adventure tour operator in the DR "
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Darien CT
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3 reviews
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“Great white water rafting experience!”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Iguana Mama's white water rafting trip to Jarabacoa was really fantastic!! You have to confirm the day before. You need to pack a towel, change of clothes, shoes, bug spray, sunscreen, $40 tip for group of 3-4 and $20 to buy the DVD. There are NO lockers,but bags are locked in van.
They pick you up at your hotel and take you to Santiago (2 hrs) where you stop for a bathroom break. Then you drive up to Jarabacoa to the ranch where they serve scrambled eggs with ham bits and coffee, fruit. You are outfitted with a helmet, life jacket and paddle. They truck you 20mins to the river. There are 4 people and one guide per raft.
The ride is about 2.5 hrs with several stops. Beautiful scenery. Best part was the stop at a large rock where we took turns jumping off into the river. The guides are hilarious and provide funny commentary. They have names for the falls and areas such as "Mike Tyson," and "the toilet."
Breathe in the clean air and enjoy the peace!
Only negative is the hot van ride to and from the ranch. Driver would not turn the AC on full blast. Seats are tight.

Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Wet, Wild, and Awesome - Highlight of the Year!!”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We spent a week in the DR and did out best to try some cool, new and out of the way things - but 27 Waterfalls with Iguana Mama was the best of the bunch! The trip from Cabrera was relatively long (2 hrs in a car), but so incredibly worth it. The swim up river in the flowing aqua blue river is easy, and refreshing as it is surreal (it feels like you have entered another world), and the ride back down is exhilarating without being intimidating. I recommend the experience to anyone heading to the DR - it will be the highlight of your trip!

We also had a late cancellation and some payment complications due to being a large and disorganized group of friends. Michael, and the Iguana Mama team, was super helpful and responsive in helping us settle up correctly, even when we had all returned to the states.

All in all, great experience and great company to go with!

Visited December 2011
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Highland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“Iguana Mama is an outstanding one-stop shop for a perfect vacation.”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We were looking for adventure, real Dominican culture, lovely accommodations, and great service, and Iguana Mama delivered. Michael organized four days of activity in perfect sequence: downhill bike riding through mountain villages, ziplining in a monkey sanctuary; horseback riding along a wild beach; and two canyon waterfall excursions that are not to be missed. We're active travelers and hikers, but have never experienced the thrill of hiking down a jungle river, complete with rappelling, sliding down waterfalls, and jumping from ledges. Each day included helpful, reliable guides, beautiful drives, and terrific meals. Michael also arranged our excellent hotel in Cabarete (Velero Beach) as well as our transportation for a hassle-free vacation. We had spent the prior week in Punta Cana, which paled in comparison. Iguana Mama is a great outfit offering an unforgettable trip.

Visited January 2012
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Northport, New York, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“27 Waterfalls”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

We went on the 27 Waterfalls Tour. Let me just say you really need to be physically fit to do this tour. Make sure you bring good sturdy sneakers or shoes to walk in, you'll be walking over alot of small rocks that kill your feet after a while. Our guides were terrific, we were exhausted at the end of the day. The scenery is really pretty and it is worth all the hiking that you do. Definately an adventure, not for someone who is out of shape or the very young or old.
We also went on the all day snorkel and that was a blast. Our guide was great!

Visited January 2012
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Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best you can get”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

We had read a lot of positive reviews and were not disappointed! We booked a package with Iguana Mama, sort of a customized Mama knows best tour. Everything was very well organized (they also booked the hotel for us) and great fun. Carlos was an excellent guide!

They may not be the cheapest, but they deliver quality and you get more than your money's worth in return. If you're looking for adventure sports in DR, look no further...

Visited January 2012
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