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Hike around Lake Enriquillo, the Dominican Republic’s crocodile reserve, Day trip from Paraíso

Hike around Lake Enriquillo, the Dominican Republic’s crocodile reserve, Day trip from Paraíso | Dominican Republic

Join certified guides as they lead you on this fascinating day trip from Paraiso to hike around Lake Enriquillo, the largest lake in the Dominican Republic and the biggest crocodile reserve in the America’s, where the beautiful landscape of the area is constantly evolving and changing.


1 Day

All year

Open To Everyone

First Time


* Hike to Lake Enriquillo - the largest lake in the Dominican Republic

* Watch the crocodiles of the biggest crocodile reserve in the America's!

* Explore the fascinating, cactus-laden landscape of the area

* Swim in a natural, sulphureted water pool


I will guide you on this day-long hike around Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, the largest lake in the Caribbean and the largest crocodile reserve in the America’s, as we explore and discover the distinctive and unique climate and landscape around us, whilst also admiring the astonishing array of flora and fauna that live in the area, close by to the town of Paraiso.

Lake Enriquillo and its surrounds is an extremely interesting place, as not only is it the driest spot in the entire Caribbean but most of the vegetation around it is cactus, meaning there is a true melting pot of species that exist around it such as crocodiles, iguanas, scorpions and birds.

We will meet in Paraiso in the morning, and from there we head off straight to the lake. Once at the lake we have ample time to watch the many crocodiles that inhabit the lake, with many laying their eggs in the region, ensuring that plenty are around at all times.

It is then time to explore one of the Taino caves of the area, a well-preserved and sacred place for the Taino Indians who lived here hundreds of years ago.

We then refresh and relax by going for a swim (far away from the crocodiles!) in a naturally sulphureted water pool, a tranquil and idyllic place that is also excellent for your skin.

The unique location of the lake, 30 metres below sea level and in an extremely dry climate, has resulted in such a cross-section of odd and different species of flora and fauna co-habiting together.

We finish our adventure by heading back to Paraiso at the end of the day, thrilled at having discovered and seen such a magnificently idiosyncratic part of the Dominican Republic.

Book now to see some of the best and most interesting scenery of the Dominican Republic.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price is to split between a group.


Day 1: Meet, hike, finish

Meet in morning, hike to lake, bird and crocodile watch, visit cave, swim, hike back to starting point, finish.


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