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Mangroves Reforestation in Los Haitises With Locals
Kayaking Mangroves in Los Haitises National Park with a local tour guide 4 Hours. In the Los Haitises National Park, close to Sabana de la Mar, there are 98 km2 of mangrove forest. You will see several open spots in the national park and these spots needs to be reforested again. In 1998, the hurricane George destroyed many areas of mangroves and can not restore by themselves. We hope that with a growing mangrove forest, more animals will inhabit the area, and ecotourism can provide an income for the local people.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Kayaking trip
- 50 Mangroves seedlings
- 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 in our meeting points.
What To Expect?
First we take kayaks and heading around 30 min to areas, where we will collect the mangroves seeds. While kayaking we pass the mangroves swamps and Cano Hondo river. After that, you see plenty of mangrove seeds washed up by the sea. The seeds we find are red mangroves.
We will collect these seeds and going to open spots in the national park which needs to be reforested again. We will show you how to plant the mangroves and explain you why it is so important. Then you will have the opportunity to plant the mangroves yourself and enjoy the good feeling by helping the nature. This Tour is for everyone who wants to enjoy the time in the nature, learn new things, meet new people and help to the nature.
Every person can plant around 50 seedlings. We are planting in a moody area so we recommend to bring waterproof shoes.
When we finish to plant the mangroves we continue to the famous cave swimming in clean water to wash ourselves from the mood in a secret of the cave and learning about the origins Tainos people who lived here 600 years ago.
On our way back you can see from kayaks the endemic birds, Limestone formation islands, endemic orchids which you can see only in Los Haitises park and others. The way back takes around 45 min and finish at the main port in the park where the experience start. Through the mangroves and Land at the open San Lorenzo Bay, from where you can photograph the rugged forest landscape. Look to the water to spot Manatees, crustaceans, and dolphins.
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 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 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.