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Private Puerto Plata: Local Music and Chocolate Farm Adventure

Private Puerto Plata: Local Music and Chocolate Farm Adventure
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Last updated: 13 Oct 2020
A note from Private Puerto Plata: Local Music and Chocolate Farm Adventure
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Remember when Johnny told Baby in  Dirty Dancing that he couldn’t teach her to dance because she “couldn’t even do the merengue?” Well, you won’t have that excuse after this fabulously rhythmic and tasty tour! Discover the national dance of the Dominican Republic by joining us for lessons in merengue  and tambora drumming! Once you’ve mastered the rhythm, we’ll whisk you off to a cocoa farm for a chocolate facial! And if that wasn’t enough pampering, we’ll treat you to a traditional Dominican lunch too! You’ll be singing “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” before the day is over…
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Your tour will begin from Puerto Plata. Your local guide will take you, via picturesque small roads and charming towns, through the lush Cordillera Septentrional mountain range. As we drive, the beautiful landscape will take your breath away as you watch rural farms, cacao plantations and lush forest pass you by. Merengue is still a popular dance in the Dominican Republic, which is where it originated from and we think there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the local culture and get yourself acquainted with the locals than discovering this dance for yourself. Your dance experience will start at the home of a local family who have been playing merengue music for generations (their grandparents helped create the dance!). The traditional instruments of merengue music are the tambora drums and the accordion. Luckily the island’s premier accordion player happens to be part of the family so we’ll talk to him about all things accordion, then we’ll visit his brother’s workshop where the best tambora drums in the country are lovingly made. Have a go at playing them yourself as you learn how they are made and get into the rhythms of the dance. After toe-tapping to the Latin beats, it’s time to put your new musical knowledge to the test and dance with us! We’ll start with a demonstration and then there will be time for you to practice and benefit from the guidance of an experienced local dancer. All this exertion will make you thirsty so you’ll be served a very special hot pick-me-up drink of local rum and chocolate. The locals love this concoction to get them fired up at party/fiesta time! After a morning of dancing, we’re going to spend the afternoon relaxing, the Dominican way! Our next stop is an organic cocoa farm where we will learn about growing the best organic cocoa in the country. We’ll take a walk around the plantation and discuss the way in which the farm is sustainably managed. There will also be an opportunity to try out the yagua (part of the palm leaf) slides which help you zoom down the hill. A delicious Dominican style lunch awaits you after our walk made by the family that own the cocoa farm. As we eat some of the country’s most popular dishes, made from fresh local ingredients, you’ll have a chance to chat with the farm owners and find out about life here on the island.    If you weren’t feeling relaxed enough, your tour will end with an unforgettable chocospa facial, using the finest mud and coca from the plantation to make up an organic face mask that promises to revitalise and moisturise your skin. It’s chocolicious! If you are feeling adventurous you’re also welcome to enjoy the river with a refreshing dip. We’ll drop you back off in the centre of Puerto Plata but before you go don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat in the city and beyond.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5207P119
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Drum lesson • Merengue dance lesson • Chocospa facial treatment • A Dominican-style lunch • Lunch
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks • Souvenirs and personal shopping • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Duration
7h
Departure details
Avenida General Gregorio Luperón, Av. Gral. Gregorio Luperón, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic Puerto Plata Urban Adventures Avenida General Gregorio Luperón, Puerto Plata 57000 Look for the red t-shirt Urban Adventures branded guide at the meeting point.
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Drum lesson • Merengue dance lesson • Chocospa facial treatment • A Dominican-style lunch • Lunch
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks • Souvenirs and personal shopping • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Departure details
Avenida General Gregorio Luperón, Av. Gral. Gregorio Luperón, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic Puerto Plata Urban Adventures Avenida General Gregorio Luperón, Puerto Plata 57000 Look for the red t-shirt Urban Adventures branded guide at the meeting point.
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
This is a child-friendly tour. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of three travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for three travellers.
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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