Don't just set on the beach on your Dominican Republic Vacation, see and do exclusive Dominican Republic activities. See the Real Dominican Republic. Visit areas that most visitors to this exciting country never get to experience.
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In the mountain town of Jarabacoa there is a unique excursion that takes their guests into the surrounding areas in search of Gold and Gold Nuggets.
The greatest early surge in gold recovery followed the first voyage of Christopher Columbus. From 1492 to 1600, Central and South America and the islands of the Caribbean Sea contributed significant quantities of gold to the world's commerce. Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (Hispanolia) contributed 61% of the world's newfound gold during the 17th century. In the 18th century they supplied 80%. Gold has been found in Hispaniola since before Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492. The Taino Indians used the beautiful yellow metal for making Jewelery and religious ornaments. Gold was in such abundance that Columbus was shipping it back to Spain. That was century's ago, but there is still plenty to be found in the creeks and streams of this country today.
Jarabacoa Gold Company has over 20 years experience prospecting and Gold panning for the elusive gold metal both in the USA and the Dominican Republic. With several "proven" sites, these trips are not only fun, but can be rewarding as well. Plus, they guarantee you will find Gold on their trips. Finding Gold nuggets, flakes or flour Gold, Sometimes as much as a few grams, sometimes much more. With the world market Gold prices today at over $1100. an ounce, it can be like taking the trip and getting paid to do it. Guests get to keep all the Gold that they find.
Most of the sites do involve hiking to get there, but the scenic views on the way make it worth the effort. Most tourists never get to venture into these areas where the water in the streams is crystal clear and the air has that fresh "mountain" smell. Great photo opportunities as well.
On the full day adventures, you will eat a delicious lunch prepared by local dominican ladies, Dine in their homes and get to see what "real" Dominican life is like. It is something you will not want to miss.
Other excursions are available in the Jarabacoa area like white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, Visiting the many waterfalls, Pico Duarte tours and sightseeing. Lodging is available in the area at all price points to suit the luxurious traveler or the budget minded.
Year round is Gold season in the Dominican Republic. With temperatures constantly in the mid 70's to high 80's every day is a great day for prospecting. No waiting for the thaw or it to warm up enough to go.
Gold panning Adventures are for 1/2 day, full day and can be customized to fit any need.
Some locations are more suitable for the experienced hikers as others are just a short, easy hike to the location. Other Gold panning expeditions can be customized for camping and backpacking for 2, 3 or 4 days in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Contact us for details on these fun filled Dominican Republic Vacations.
All equipment is provided, lunch on full day trips and gold panning instruction by our experienced guides for the novice teaches you how to find Gold. It is recommended that guests bring a change of clothes as they may get wet as well as water, and insect repellent. Some days the bugs are out.
Other fun filled excursions, adventures and Dominican deals available like Monte Alto Coffee tours, White water rafting, Hiking Pico Duarte , Hiking, Canyoning, Backpacking excursions and Horseback Riding trips.
Our Dominican Republic vacations are perfect for student and church groups as well as corporate team building and outings and Family reunions.
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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic