Amber Cove Monkey Excursion

If you did some research ahead of cruising to the North Dominican Republic region of Puerto Plata you should by now be familiar with the Amber Cove monkey excursion. Nestled amidst the lush tropical forests of the Dominican Republic, this excursion not only offers a close-up experience with captivating Capuchin monkeys but also an adrenaline-fueled zip lining journey and a mesmerizing grotto to explore.

Monkeys in the grotto
Capuchin monkeys in the sanctuary.

A Sanctuary Like No Other

At the heart of the Monkey Jungle lies a sprawling sanctuary home to lively and friendly Capuchin monkeys. Unlike many other tourist destinations, here, the tables are turned – it is the humans who are enclosed in caged pathways, while the monkeys roam free.

This ingenious setup offers a genuine and safe way for visitors to interact with these charming primates, who are known to hop onto the shoulders and laps of delighted guests, in search of the treats provided.

The sanctuary’s mission goes beyond just providing an entertaining encounter. Monkey Jungle also focuses on rehabilitating injured or rescued monkeys, ensuring that they are taken care of in a nurturing environment.

Kids feeding the monkeys
Kids feeding the monkeys

Delve Deep into the Mystical Grotto

As if the Amber Cove monkey excursion wasn’t enchanting enough, the Monkey Jungle also houses a magnificent grotto. This stunning cavern is a marvel of natural beauty is the home to the Capuchin monkeys, among other local fauna, showcasing the geological wonders of the region. Walking through the grotto feels akin to stepping into a different world, a serene contrast to the playful antics above.

Soar Through the Trees

For those looking for a bit more thrill, the zip lining experience at Monkey Jungle is a must-try. It’s not every day that you get to zip through a tropical forest, with a bird’s eye view of the Capuchin monkeys below and the vast expanse of green surrounding you.

This zip lining adventure boasts several lines, some of which give you a direct view into the monkey’s domain. The adrenaline rush combined with the awe of nature makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

Baby holds the back of the mother
Mom and baby

Concluding Thoughts

Monkey Jungle is more than just an excursion—it’s a deep dive into the wonders of nature, a thrilling adventure, and a heartfelt connection with some of the planet’s most enchanting creatures. For Amber Cove passengers, this trip provides a unique blend of nature, adventure, and conservation. This is considered one of the top Amber Cove amenities in the shore excursions catalog.

Note: some people confuse Taino Bay Monkey Island with the Amber Cove Monkey Excursion; Monkey Island is inside the port of Taino Bay, which is different and docks all other cruise ships that are not Carnival Cruises.

To book this excursion visit the Amber Cove shore excursions page.

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