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. Our charismatic guides will keep you entertained as they tell you all about our history, culture, plants, fruits and animals as we venture deep into the heart of the beautiful Oriental Mountain Range.
You’ll pass by a local school, visit a typical home, and walk through a rural coffee & chocolate plantation to learn how these amazing natural products are grown and harvested.
You’ll also visit our picturesque tropical ranch where you can enjoy breathtaking views, fresh mountain air, and where you’ll meet local artisans such as stone carvers, artists and see how fine hand rolled Dominican cigars are made and visit our Rancho Iguana to observe and learn about the native rhinoceros iguanas.
So much to see, so much to do with free flowing drinks included from our open bar to quench your thirst as you savor the natural delights of our beautiful country.
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.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
The exact description of this excursion, what's included and prices are subject to change without prior notice.
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