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Outback Cultural Adventure Tour from Puerto Plata

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Puerto Plata, Caribbean
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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get off the beaten path in an open-top safari truck during this excursion from Puerto Plata. Explore the Dominican Republic's North Coast, learning about the local history, culture, and ecosystem from your guides. Lunch, open bar, and round-trip transportation from Puerto Plata hotels are included.
  • Safari truck ride through the Dominican Republic's rural north coast
  • Pickup and drop-off in Puerto Plata provided
  • Open bar and buffet lunch included
  • Visit a local farm and school
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Bottled water
Lunch
Unlimited drinks (open bar)
Hotel pickup and drop-off (time is not included in tour duration of 5.5 hours)
Coffee and/or Tea
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact supplier at least one day prior activity in order to confirm participation and arrange pick up details and meeting point.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Enjoy morning pickup at your Puerto Plata hotel; alternatively, make your way to the Sousa or Cabarete hotel for pickup.

Climb into the open-top, safari-style truck, equipped with a bumping sound system and an open bar on the back. 

Hold on to your seats as the truck winds up through the back roads to Mount Isabella, passing through local villages and stopping at some scenic vistas for photos. Make a visit to a local fruit, coffee, and chocolate plantation to learn about the harvest and production of the country's exports. Visit a local home and meet the people who live on the rural north coast, a lifestyle little changed from a hundred years ago. You'll also visit a local school before heading to nearby river to swim and cool off. 

Refuel with lunch at an outback ranch, where you can meet some rescue wildlife, including rhinoceros iguanas and crocodiles. You'll also have the chance to browse the artisan craft market on site. 

The day's last stop is a hidden beach, where you can relax on the sand, try boogie boarding, or book a massage. 

Return to your original departure point for drop-off.
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Outback Adventures
Come and Join us on a fun filled day of adventures on our Safari style truck, which allows you to find the Dominicans hidden gems The Outback Safari Puerto Plata Tour includes pick up and drop-off to and from your hotel or an agreed upon hotel lobby in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete. The bar on the back of the truck is forever in "happy hour" mode (included) and we guarantee that your toes will be tapping to the rhythmic sounds of the local music as our guides keep you smiling and entertained all day long. This is a fun day for all ages, so come and join us on this amazing adventure and let us show you the real Dominican Republic. Your adventure begins on the back roads leading up Mount Isabella where you'll pass through local villages, see spectacular vistas and learn why Dominicans are always smiling (and singing and dancing) ! Explore a rural fruit, coffee and chocolate plantation and learn how coffee and chocolate beans are harvested and processed. Wait till you taste Dominican coffee and hot chocolate (ask for a splash of Dominican rum in your cup)! At the plantation you'll also have the opportunity to visit a typical home and meet the people that live there. It’s true that little has changed in the Dominican countryside for over 100 years but you'll be amazed at how rich their simple lifestyle truly is. You'll visit a local school and meet the children then, cool off Dominican style in a fresh water river pool before heading to the Outback ranch for a very tasty authentic Dominican lunch (included). At the ranch you'll meet our rescue wildlife (native turtles rhinoceros iguanas and more) then... browse our artisan craft market where you can buy local souvenirs at local prices! But your day is not over! Next we load back onto the safari truck and wind our way through sugar cane fields to arrive at our spectacular hideaway beach where you can have a relaxing massage and experience the thrill of boogie boarding as you crest the ocean waves before we take you back to your hotel!
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • What to Bring: Bathing suit and towel, sun screen, sun glasses, comfortable shoes
  • Special weekend tours can be arranged for groups of 20 or more
  • Private and personalized tours can be organized for groups.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Activity not available for cruise passengers arriving to Amber cove
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Outback Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Outback Cultural Adventure Tour from Puerto Plata?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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We had a great time on this tour...
Carrie H
, Feb 2018
We had a great time on this tour! Our tour guide Yoky, and driver Jose, were both awesome. Yoky truly made this day fun. He told us a lot of info and history on the area, but his sense of humor was the best. I will never drive by cows again without thinking oh there's a salami plantation lol Lunch was amazing, and the chicken was soooo yummy. The entire day was great from going to the school, plantation, boogie boarding and the river. The music and free flowing drinks were also great. I highly recommend this tour :
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Booked this trip from home before we...
Joy H
, Feb 2017
Booked this trip from home before we left.Pick up on time, guide very informative,driver safe and felt secure. Trip to school was great,as were all the places we visited.Nice lunch with free wi fi at the ranch.
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If you're up for a bumpy ride, this...
lokarlsson70
, Feb 2017
If you're up for a bumpy ride, this tour is very nice. Touristy, yes, but you get to see the countryside, meet the people and actually learn something. Great guide. Boogieboarding was fun but listen to the instructions given. Beware of strong rumdrinks ;-)
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Although the guides were awesome...
Colleen A
, Jan 2017
Although the guides were awesome, this whole tour felt very fake. They take you to an authentic Dominican household and despite it being in a remote location and there being plenty of families around to greet us, it all seems staged. It is a perfectly placed homestead in the middle of what's essentially a parking lot for the many there were 3 there at the same time as us tour buses that are there at any given time. The whole tour is a well oiled machine and your can tell they do this day in and day out the exact same way. The lunch was delicious!! But again, it felt very touristy. They then took us to a beautiful beach to round out the day. Was I bored throughout the day? No. Was it worth 100? No. Would I do it again? No.
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DayTrip45096223544
, May 2019
Dieser Ausflug war einfach Super. Ich empfehle diesen Ausflug auf jeden Fall weiter. Immer wieder gerne.
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