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Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Punta Cana, Caribbean

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the diversity of Dominican countryside in an open-air safari-style vehicle during this guided tour from Punta Cana. Venture into the Anamuya Mountains, explore an old sugar plantation, watch locals hand-roll cigars and relax on the white sands of Macao Beach. There’s even time to horseback ride and savor a typical buffet lunch before visiting a Dominican family on this tour that showcases some of Dominican Republic’s rural character. All activities, tastings, lunch and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
  • Safari adventure around the eastern Dominican Republic by open-air safari-style vehicle
  • Watch a cigar-rolling demonstration by master craftsmen
  • Take a leisurely horseback ride in the lush countryside grounds of the sugar plantation
  • Taste organic coffee, fruits and chocolate inside a typical Dominican family home
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch and round-trip transport from Punta Cana or Bavaro
  • Enjoy access to a private beach club on Macao Beach
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Lunch
Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Food and drink samples at a local home
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can arrange meeting points for almost anywhere in the area. If you do not see your hotel on the list and you are staying at Bavaro, Punta Cana, Macao, Uvero Alto, Cortecito, Cabeza de Toro or its surroundings, we can definitely arrange a meeting point to pick you up.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Your open-air safari-style truck will collect you from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel, where this incredible Dominican Republic countryside safari from Punta Cana kicks off. You’ll make your way to through the towering Anamuya Mountains and take in some of the most epic scenery this country has to offer. Your friendly local guide will offer commentary and history as you navigate through the terrain.

Spend 25 minutes riding on horseback through an old sugar plantation and learn about production of this staple export. Listen to a generations-old master craftsman explain the art of tobacco harvest and sit back for a demonstration of rolling these popular item. 

Afterwards, enjoy lunch with a view at a mountaintop restaurant, where you’ll sample plenty of local dishes, as well as Dominican beer and rum. After a delicious meal with your fellow travelers, you’ll visit the home of a local Dominican family and share freshly brewed coffee, mamajuana and other local treats before making your way to Macao Beach.

Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure at this private beach club that’s known for its white sands, clear blue waters and topical vibe, before making your way back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bavaro Beach
Hop aboard an open-air safari-style truck from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel, and set out into the Anamuya mountains. During the rollicking ride, soak up the stunning seascapes and tropical countryside, dotted with pastel-colored cottages. As your knowledgeable guide provides engaging commentary, look out for horses, donkeys, hens and bulls grazing or resting in the shade. Then, take to the lush agricultural landscapes by horseback, on an easygoing 25-minute ride through the sprawling grounds of a trapiche, or classic sugar plantation. In addition to rum, the Dominican Republic is well-known for its cigars. At the trapiche, listen to generations-old master craftsmen explain how they harvest tobacco and roll them into sought-after cigars. Break for lunch at a mountaintop restaurant pavilion, and dig into a delicious buffet with refreshing beer, smooth rum and non-alcoholic drinks to accompany your meal. Then, visit a typical Dominican home to meet a local family and taste beloved treats such as just-plucked tropical fruits, freshly brewed organic coffee and pure cacao. Want something with more kick? Try a mamajuana, a Dominican drink of rum, red wine and honey.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Macao Beach
Continue to Macao Beach where you will enjoy rest and relaxation at a private beach club. Take in the turquoise waters and white sand beach that will make you feel like you are in paradise.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Runners Adventures
Duration: 1 hour 
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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Runners Adventures

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana.

Traveler Tips


  • "Go it is so worth the money and time well spent!" See review
  • "While the promise of a beach visit was kept, getting in the water was not possible - it was a surfing beach." See review
  • "You get to hear a little about the DR, try some mamajuana and visit a very nice beach in the end." See review

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Not a Safari, more like Shopping trip
Deanna K
, Dec 2019
The whole trip is geared around you buying their products. They will show you how rum and cigars are made then try and sell you rum and cigars. Then they take you to an authentic Dominican home where they try to sell you a variety of items produced on their farm.
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This was such a great experience. We...
jlara
, Aug 2018
This was such a great experience. We got picked up right at our hotel and all of the cultural experiences grouped into this one tour was well worth the price. Our guide was fantastic, funny, and full of so much information.
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I would have gladly sacrificed half...
Don E
, Dec 2017
I would have gladly sacrificed half the time spent in the cigar shop, and sampling coffee, chocolate and Mamawana, for more time horseback. While the promise of a beach visit was kept, getting in the water was not possible - it was a surfing beach. Best part of the tour was virtually limitless Cuba Libre's.
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Just amazing!!! Go it is so worth the...
Tyana V
, Dec 2017
Just amazing!!! Go it is so worth the money and time well spent!
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The tour was amazing. The tour guide...
Tamika F
, Nov 2017
The tour was amazing. The tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable. The tour guide and the bus driver Junior were great. They made the cultural experience come alive. I highly recommend this tour .
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I just recently went on this excursion...
Kyle C
, Nov 2017
I just recently went on this excursion about a week ago and it was overall a good time. You get to hear a little about the DR, try some mamajuana and visit a very nice beach in the end. My only real issue with this excursion was that our tour guide Alex slandered Haiti while we were on our way to our first destination. While talking about how rich the Dominican Republic is, our tour guide felt the need to state that the reason Haiti is so poor is because of the lack of foreign investment due to the Haitian peoples inability to stop fighting. While saying this, he makes a hand gesture pulling an imaginary guns trigger. Not only is this completely false and inappropriate, it further perpetuates the negative image of Haiti and the Haitian people that is pushed by western media. I think Alex is in need of a history lesson as to why Haiti is in the situation it is in instead slandering an entire country and their people. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he just make a mistake but something tells me he was purposely insulting Haiti. I am aware of the relationship between the two nations and know about the Dominican Republic's historical racist treatment towards Haitians and dark skinned Dominicans that continue till this day and understand how that can cause ignorance. Hopefully he sees this and corrects his mistake.
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A must if you want to really...
ahrndtsg
, Oct 2017
A must if you want to really experience real life in the DR.We drove through many small towns,seeing schools and the children,the homes and businesses of the people.The farm lands and some of Irma's aftermath on this beautiful island.The people are so welcoming and hard working.Maria's house was very interesting and we loved learning about the coffee,cocoa,vanilla tobacco,seeing and tasting first hand how they are grown.We had a nice lunch and stopped for the horseback ride.That was a bit sad. Dogs run freely throughout the island and all are thin,the horses were very thin.I just wanted to give them food and water. Our guide Mimi and our driver were very entertaining.Mimi is the real deal!!!lots of laughter.We were picked up on time at our resort and had a great and memorable day! Plenty of water provided all day.
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The best part of the tour is the...
Chasity M
, Aug 2017
The best part of the tour is the lunch!! It was great Dominican Food! The food at my resort was awful so I was happy to get food here! Also the horse back riding and cigar making was awesome too! And the beach is nice! Be prepared to spend the whole day on this tour I left hotel at 830am and got back at 4pm!
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One of thee best excursions...
Jamarr F
, May 2017
One of thee best excursions available.The staff for the excursion was beyond hilarious and very informative.You get to experience alot of different aspects of DR culture and ways.The food was excellente,the making of cigars was remarkable.Hell yeah I would recommend this excursion
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This tour was amazing. The tour...
Tammy M
, Jan 2017
This tour was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the route and all of the stops. Maria's house was very interesting. She was friendly and very pleasant. Planning to return back in 2017 and will take this tour again.

Product code: 7096DAY

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