Duarte Peak Camping & Trekking
Pico Duarte Hike with Local Experts
Pico Duarte Trekking
Join us to climb the tallest point of the caribbean at J. Almando Bermudez National located in the Central Mountain Range of the country. The tour will go from a tropical forest to the pine forest of J. Armando Bermudez National Park, walking on trails through thousands of ferns, you will see parrots, goldfinches and other exotic birds.
This National Park was established in 1956, the Armando Bermúdez National Park stretches 767 square kilometers (296 square miles), and together with the neighboring José del Carmen Ramírez National Park.
It is the source of the Yaque del Norte river, as well as several more river sources. The two parks cover the surface of the entire Cordillera Central mountain range. You’ll spot unique flora at this altitude, where temperatures range from 12ºC (53ºF) to -8ºC (17ºF) at night.
With the company of a professional guide, you will make this journey through the largest mountain range with more than 250 km in length and 60 km of light, Pico Duarte is the highest peak in the Caribbean with (3’098 m) which is about 10,164 feets.
Pico Duarte (Duarte peak) is named after Juan Pablo Duarte, considered one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. You’ll hike 28-mile (46-kilometer) round-trip, this tour can be completed in three days, with well-maintained mountain lodges providing overnight accommodations.
This three days hike is led by local Dominican guides who are in charge to take you both ways. They also have horses for those who don’t want to walk the distance and can ride mules. As you walk, take in the stunning scenery and watch for local wildlife.
The mountains and landscape are populated with a variety of birds and iguanas that inhabit the rugged terrain. Enjoy being surrounded by shady trees and water springs where you can cool off after a hard day of hiking.
Meeting Point you must be at 9:30 am at Jarabacoa. Lunch in Jarabacoa (this meal is not included) Arrival at the Cienaga de Jarabacoa. Walk to Caseta de Los Tablones, inside the Park (4kms soft). Dinner. Asleep
This morning we’ll get up early . We had breakfast. Beginning of the walk at 5 am towards La Caseta de Compartición for about 13 kms. Short rest break. Some snacks. We continue towards the top of the Peak, passing through Valle de Lilís (6kms from Compartición to the top). There will be specific resting points. From la Cima, we return to La Compartición to have lunch / dinner, rest, bathe, have tea at the campfire and sleep.
We get up at 6 am. We have breakfast and we go back to La Ciénaga, for about 17 kms. Typical lunch before the return.
Note: Each participant must carry in their backpack their snacks from the walk (hydrating, sweet and salty, edible of their choice, water bottles to fill on the way).
The people to participate must be in optimal health, physical and mental conditions. People with a health condition that can affect prolonged efforts, such as asthma, pressure problems, diabetes, or other ailments related to this type of physical activity that could endanger should not participate.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Three Days Trekking
- Local Guide
- Mules to Carry Stuffs
- National Park Taxes
- Juice, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
- Transfer Car
- Camping Tends
- Back Pack
- Alcoholic Drinks
Departure & Return
This trip starts at 9:30 Am and finishes 2 days later around 4:00 PM.
The traveler will get a meeting point after the Reservation Process. Tours start and Finish in our meeting points.
3 DAYS TRIP
What you should bring?
- Sun protection
- Camping tents
- Comfortable pants and shoes
- Swimming wear
- Cash for souvenirs
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 From any place of Dominican Republic. 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.
- wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Pregnant Woman’s are not recommend to participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 14 days in advance of the start date of the experience.