"Iguana Mama - Cabarete's most dependable adventure outfitter" – National Geographic Adventure
Founded in 1993 - Iguana Mama were the First Licensed Adventure Tour Operator in the country. Based in Cabarete, the jewel of the North Coast.
Iguana Mama specializes in Mountain Biking and Hiking and in Waterfall Tours (cascading and canyoning).
We are proud to say that Iguana Mama is more than a company; it is a project whose aim is to offer visitors to the Dominican Republic a new and innovative way of discovering such a wonderful country.
Our extraordinary landscape, exclusive flora and fauna make the D.R. an unique mountain bike destination and home to Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Caribbean. We also offer other adventure ecotours and sports activities like cascading, hiking, rafting, whale watching, horseback riding, diving and many more that will help you learn about the Dominican culture and nature.
At Iguana Mama we are ready to make your travel to the Dominican Republic an exceptional experience. We look forward to meeting you and showing you all this country has to offer. See you in Paradise!
Hiking and Trekking Tours
At Iguana Mama we offer you different options for one-day hikes in National Parks and Protected Areas and the chance to trek to Pico Duarte (3,087 m), the highest mountain in the Caribbean. Be ready for a real adventure!
National Park El Choco Hike
Check out one of the newest national parks in the country. An incredible 77 square kms of jungle, lagoon, caves, forest and open backcountry to explore.
What better way to learn the Spanish names of various plants, trees and fruits than through smelling, touching, climbing and tasting the real and thing?
And what about discovering and swimming in a natural cave?.
Rated: All levels.
Price: US$35/adult, US$28: 17yrs-12yrs
US$18 child under 12 accompanied by a parent.
Includes: Transportation from Iguana Mama office, entry to the National Park and caves.
What to bring: Hiking boots, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera & insect repellent.
Time: 8:30am to 11.30am.
Mount Isabel de Torres Hike
One of the protected scientific reserves in the country. Mount Isabel de Torres is also home to the highest manicured gardens in the Caribbean and 5 indigenous birds.
Hiking through humid forest, this tropical expedition starts at sea level and ends at 2,700 feet.
We enjoy lunch with breathtaking views of Puerto Plata Bay and then the relaxing cable car down!
Rated: Intermediate/Advanced hikers.
Includes: Transportation, lunch and cable car.
What to bring: Hiking boots, sunscreen, sun-glasses, bug spray.
Time: 8am to 3:30pm.
Pico Duarte Trek (3 days/2 nights)
Join Iguana Mama to climb the highest peak in the Caribbean (3,087 m)
What better way to discover a country than to trek it and climb it's highest peak?
At Iguana Mama we are specialists in hiking and trekking. In addition to different options for one-day hikes in National Parks and Protected Areas we offer you the chance to trek to Pico Duarte (3,087 m), the highest mountain in the Caribbean. Be ready for a real adventure!
- Drive from Cabarete to La Cienaga. Meet up with local guides and pack mules (4.5 hours).
- Trek: La Cienega de Manabao to Los Tablones (4.5 Km, elevation 1100 m to 1270 m).
- Accommodations: Cabin or Tent camping in Los Tablones.
- Los Tablones to La Comparticion (11.5 Km, 1270 m to 2450 m).
- Accommodations: Cabin or Tent camping in La Comparticion.
- Hike to the summit of Pico Duarte for Sun Rise, then to La Cienaga de Manabao (31 Km, 2450 m to 3087 m to 1100 m).
- Transport: La Cienega de Manabao to Jarabacoa to Cabarete (4.5 hours).
Level: Intermediate to Advanced hikers. Athletic beginners can enjoy this trip with mule support.
Price: US$ 450 + 16% Sales Tax. 10% discount for early payment
- Iguana Mama expert guides
- Park permits and entry fees
- Transportation from and to Cabarete
- Tent and sleeping bags
- All meals, snacks, refreshments, and purified drinking water
- Mule support
Dates: Departure dates can be opened if there are a minimum of 3 guests for this tour.