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Experience - Dominican Republic

Larimar Mine

Highlights

  • Discover the only Larimar mine in the world

  • Visit a Larimar atelier

  • Includes lunch, transfer & a tour guide

Description

Fancy going on an adventure? High in the mountains of the Dominican Republic, we will take you to the only larimar mine in the world! Here you will learn everything worth knowing about the light blue gemstone and see how the artists create necklaces and earrings in their art studios.

Destination

Caribbean

  1. Dominican Republic

Around 8 AM, your transfer will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the south of Barahona. Your destination: the world's only larimar mine in the south of Barahona. Discovered by a local miner in 1974, the light blue gemstone can be used to make beautiful earrings, necklaces, and jewelry boxes. You're welcome to search the mine for your very own piece of larimar!

Around noon, you will be expected in a private house on the riverside for a delicious meal. Relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in a natural pool!

In the afternoon, you will set off for your next stop to a larimar jewelry artist's studio. No matter where you let your gaze wander, high cliffs, crystal clear water, and lush, tropical vegetation will accompany you on your way. Once you arrive in the studio, you will see how they process the light blue gemstone. After this enriching day, you will go back to the hotel at 4 PM.

Duration of the trip: All day

Minimum number of participants: 4

Date of the trip: On Fridays

Including

  • Lunch
  • Admission to the national park
  • Local tour guide
  • Transfer

Excluding

  • Meals and drinks not included in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, such as tips
  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Departure time: approx. 8 AM
  • Return: approx. 5 PM
  • Duration: approx. 9 hours
  • Transfer from/to Barahona
  • Don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses, bug repellent, cap or hat, camera, sturdy closed shoes, and swimwear.
  • Number of participants: min. 2 people & max. 8 people

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