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Rio Chavon

La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in La Romana
Type: Waterfalls
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canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Awesome trip packed with activities for the full day. Tour of Chevon, boat ride up the river, catamaran to Isal Catalina, snorkeling, beach lobster BBQ, then sail back. Awesome way to spend the day.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

After an hour looking at the village of Altos de Chavon, our cruise group boarded a river paddle boat which sailed up the river for half and hour and then returned, for a total of one hour on this river. It was a January morning, but hot already at 88 degrees by 11am. Complimentary drinks, both alcoholic and cola, were... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I went on a kayaking excursion on Rio Chavron through Oceania cruises. I got the impression we were on an excursion that is offered through the resort that the river runs through. I was very disappointed because I had been led to believe we were going to be going on a river through a dense jungle. The area the river... More

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Las Vegas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent 2 hours kayaking on this river. We enjoyed the exercise after a large cruise ship breakfast. But I cannot imagine why anyone would want to go on a boat or kayak trip on this river. The vegetation is sparse, except in a few instances; the water is muddy. There are a few large houses 200 feet above the... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

River was used in a bunch of movies representing all parts of the world. Nice views and very calming. Lots of expensive houses overlooking the shores

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We took a riverboat ride down this river. The water is very dark, but the life along the river is amazing. There arent predators in the river (snakes, gators, etc) or leeches so many movies have been filmed here. You can see a great deal of wildlife along the river as well as farmers, fishermen, and local canoers. We enjoyed... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

it's pretty but there's no infrastructure except a few shacks selling local fare, no restaurants or organised boat tours. The locals use it to bathe and party but it could be made more inclusive and fun.

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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Fantastic place to go by boat and have a swim!! Swiming in fresh water when you know you are surronded by salt water in quite impressive!!! Great views and great for pictures!!

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

What a great place! Very nice and so peaceful! I love it and I wish I could go back there every weekend.

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We took a boat trip from Altes De Chavon down the river, it was nice with crystal clear waters, but for us, that's all it represented.

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