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Go beyond the resorts and beyond the beach to discover the REAL Dominican Republic. On this half day excursion, you can explore the countryside and help support the local community. We’ll take your breath away with the spectacular scenery as you learn about Dominican culture, customs, history and nature.

You’ll stop by a local school and learn about the Dominican educational system. You’ll have a chance to visit a typical Dominican country home and meet the family, as well as pass by a local school and learn of our educational system. Experiencing the simplicity of countryside life in the Caribbean will feel like stepping back in time.

Take the opportunity to learn all about our organic coffee and cacao plantations and process! To end a fabulous day with a bang, you’ll get to go boogie boarding on a beautiful Caribbean beach. The drinks are free flowing and snacks are waiting for you at the beach.

When you go on this excursion, you can help us support the local communities that are part of the tour by purchasing local products that have been produced or grown and packaged by the people that live in the countryside. Local products such as coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut oil, our famous Mama Juana, cigars, Haitian paintings and all manner of local hand crafts are readily available. Of course, all purchases are optional.

This excursion works with the organization Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows tourists to make a huge impact on local communities. If you want to lend your support and bring a few supplies with you from home (e.g. school & art supplies, medical & hygienic supplies, etc.), please have these ready and give to the tour guide. Please ask us for more information.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Pickup in hotels in Punta Cana, Cap Cana and Bavaro (transportation may not be available or may be subject to an additional fee from some hotels), tour guide, beverages (water, soft drinks, beer and rum) and a light snack.

DURATION: Half day, i.e. approximately 4 hours including transportation. The excursion is approximately 3 hours.

WHAT TO WEAR AND/OR BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes (some walking is required), sun glasses, mosquito repellent, eco-friendly sun lotion (without oxybenzone) that does not damage the corals and ocean life, a hat/cap, and bathing suit. Bring a beach towel, sun lotion, camera and cash money (US$) for souvenirs and gratuities.

CHILDREN: This excursion may not be suitable for small children/infants although there is no minimum age for children to participate in this excursion. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old). Children must be 18 years old to consume alcohol.

PRICES: All prices are per person (US$). The price for children is valid only from ages 3-12 years old.


  • This is not a private excursion. This excursion may be available as a private tour – please ask for more information.
  • You may need to pass by other hotels to pick up other people before the excursion begins and to drop off after the excursion ends.
  • Many people like to take gifts along for the locals and children they see during the trip. It is recommended that you bring e.g. clothes, shoes, toys, pencils, pens, paper or other school supplies and give these to the tour guide who will make sure they are properly distributed. Under no circumstances are participants allowed to throw objects from the vehicle. Giving money and candy is strongly discouraged.
  • Participants must understand that off-road driving can be uncomfortable.
  • This excursion is not available for pregnant women or people who suffer from back pain/ mobility problems. If you suffer from any medical conditions or mobility problems, please consult with Group Palmera before making your reservation.

The exact description of this excursion, what's included and prices are subject to change without prior notice.


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Dominican Outback Experience



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