Pico Duarte Excursion – Alterra Village

Pico Duarte Excursion

The highest mountain peak in the Caribbean

About The Activity

The highest mountain peak in the Caribbean, rising at 3,087 meters (10,125 feet), Pico Duarte is tucked amid the two national parks of Armando Bermúdez and José del Carmen Ramírez, and is reachable in two or three-day excursions depending on the chosen route. The two-day Jarabacoa-Manabao-La Ciénaga-Compartición-Valle de Lilís-Pico Duarte route is the most popular one.

All hiking routes guarantee amazing views of tropical, pine, mountain broadleaf, and cloud forests. An official guide and mules for food and bags must be arranged through your hotel or at the La Ciénaga government campsite, at the entrance to Armando Bermúdez National Park. Along the hike, nights are spent at the Compartición or Valle de Lilís official camping grounds. The hike requires a decent level of fitness and endurance–come prepared with hiking boots and layers of clothing for the cold temperatures. Hiking to Pico Duarte is definitely one for the Caribbean traveler’s bucket list.

You will cross rivers and crystal streams, enjoying the spectacular view three mountains, Duarte Peak, La Pelona and La Rusilla, all of which top out at over 3,000 meters and see the source of the Yaque del Norte River and the Tetero Valley, at an altitude of over 2,000 meters in the most preserved forest on the island. It will be an unforgettable adventure.

PICO DUARTE EXPRESS ( 3 days / 2 nights)

  • Day 1 Check-in RANCHO BAIGUATE (dinner and lodging)
  • Day 2 Departure to National Park. J. A. Bermdez – Arrival to La Compartición (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Day 3 Trek to Pico Duarte, and return to Rancho Baiguate. Check-out (breakfast and lunch)

PICO RELAX ( 4 days / 3 nights)

  • Day 1 Check-in RANCHO BAIGUATE (dinner and lodging)
  • Day 2 Departure to National Park. J. A. Bermúdez – Arrival to La Compartición (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Day 3 Trek to Pico Duarte and return to La Compartición, free afternoon (breakfast, lunchand dinner)
  • Day 4 Back to Rancho Baiguate (breakfast and lunch)

PICO & TETERO VALLEY ( 5 days / 4 nights)

    • Day 1 Check-in RANCHO BAIGUATE (dinner and lodging)
    • Day 2 Departure to National Park. J. A. Bermdez – Arrival to La Comparticin (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Day 3 Trekk to Pico Duarte, and return to La Compartición, down to Valle del Tetero (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Day 4 Valle del Tetero (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • Day 5 Back to Rancho Baiguate (breakfast, lunch and check-out)

Price

Starting at US$ 255.00 per Person

(Taxes included)

Duration

Minimum 3 days / 2 nights

Available

Every Day from 8am to 8pm

Max Persons

5 Persons per trip

Departing From

N/A

What to bring

Swimsuit

Water shoes

Towel

Set of extra dry cloth

Restrictions

Complete excursion

Guides from the area

Guide from Rancho Baiguate

All meals, equipment, tent, sleeping bag, thermos for water, cooking and eating utensils

Cargo mules

Settle mule for emergency

Transportation from Jarabacoa to La Cienaga and back

Terms

Over 12 years of age

Perfect health, mental and good physical conditions

Restrictions

N/A

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