The ginger route is one of the great hidden treasures for many travelers who want to explore the unique beauty of the Samaná landscapes. Located in the beautiful area of Las Galas and just 20 minutes by car from your hotel in Samaná, Dominican Republic, this tour is highly recommended if you want to discover an area rich in vegetation, hiking trails and farm land. Not only that, but it is a great introduction to learn about and savor one of the fundamentals of Samanen cuisine. Ginger, along with coconut, is widely used in Dominican cuisine and provides a wide range of heath benefits which will be explored in later paragraphs. So get ready to explore unforgettable paths and let yourself be carried away by the intense aroma of one of the most emblematic routes in Samaná.
This tour explores the organic ginger fields around Las Galeras and Playa Rincón. In Samaná, the cultivation of ginger is carried out by a co-op that is part of an ongoing environmental project designed to eliminate the use of chemical products on farm land. Through this project, one of the Dominican Republic’s most precious goods can be produced while also helping preserve the incredible island paradise.
During this unique day trip you will be able to explore the towns of Rincón and La Loma Atravesada, both of which are very close to our hotels in Samaná, and enjoy a magical sunset along one of the beaches. Here you will also learn to harvest ginger, understanding the step-by-step process for doing so in the comfort of your own home, as well as various recipes which feature ginger. Furthermore, this tour is an excellent way to dive into rural life in Samaná and understand the cultural richness that surrounds you while escaping the tourist crowds found in other areas.
During the tour you’ll be able to taste various recipes made from this product such as ginger coffee, ginger wine and the most traditional dishes of Samaná which are cooked using the root and coconut. Ginger also possesses great health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, improving the absorption of nutrients, preventing colds and strengthening the immune system. One of the easiest recipes, for example, is ginger tea which is one of the healthiest infusions that exists and is made by simply mixing hot water with pieces of the ginger root and a splash of lemon.
Explore one of the most unknown gems of Samaná on this incredible tour and discover beautiful landscapes while enjoying friendly chats with the Samanese locals. Enjoy an unforgettable vacation with your family, loved one or friends and come try the delicious Dominican cuisine on a tour that leaves its mark on everyone who passes through.