Punta Cana Country Safari starting from 50 USD
This tour offers 2 options: a full day and a half day experience along Punta Cana – Bavaro. Visit Macao Beach, the famous Higuey Basilica, a typical Dominican house, plus a coffee and cacao plantation, a butterfly garden and so much more … Lunch and drinks included too!
FULL DAY SAFARI
Dear readers, here you have another idea on how to spend a great day off resort full of fun and adventure! Experience an authentic safari and discoverthe best things Dominican Republic has to offer. The pick up starts between 7 and 8 am depending on your hotel on board of impressive open-air trucks. During the ride professional guides will educate you about the city and the country in general. On the way to the plantation you will stop at an elementary school and learn a bit about the Dominican school system. (You don’t tour the school inside in this excursion, but you can arrange to give a donation directly to the director of the school, if you prepare ahead of time and bring the stuff with you).
Once arrived at the local plantation you will visit first a typical Dominican house, learn about when it was built and spend some time with the welcoming and modest family that lives there. The guide will explain how they live and how they prepare their meals in a firewood stove. Next you will start the plantation tour. It presents 500 square meters of different plants, especially coffee and cocoa, besides tobacco, pineapple, sugarcane , papaya, plantains, corn and others. Stop at several places and the guides will teach you about history, culture and the fabrication process of numerous products. The plantation is simply great with so many different samples to try!
The guide will continue with the demonstrations and will show you an activity that only this safari offers: a Butterfly Garden, where you will see some of the endemic D.R. butterflies (Papilo Cebra and Lemon). Their reproduction , larvae and worms on display. You will end the plantation tour at a grocery store where different organic products will be offered to buy at very affordable prices. Here you will have the opportunity to taste Mama Juana, pineapple wine, chocolate. After that you will have the chance to enjoy a refreshing drink sitting in the yard enjoying fresh air and the view of our garden with butterflies and fruits.
Now it’s time to move to Higuey where you will approach the Higüey Basilica. Devotees from every corner of the country flock this awe-inspiring shrine. Its splendor and elegant architecture will leave you breathless. (it’s required to pay a dollar to visit the church inside if you’re interested). Afterwards, you will head back to Paraiso Ranch, in the Anamuya Mountain, where you will enjoy a typical Dominican lunch and relax in a refreshing river, close to it.
Last stop – Macao Beach!A visit to the Macao Beach is mandatory! Enjoy a spectacular view and learn how to boogie board at this famous beach or just relax in the sun before heading back to your hotel. You’ll stop at Macao beach for around 40 minutes. The tour guides will keep serving drinks. While there, you’ll be approached by local people offering to sell you anything (your picture with a monkey or iguana, hats, souvenirs, palm-leaf bowls and more). You can swim as well but I recommend to be already in your swimsuit, because there is no place to change.
This tour will take you on a memorable, incredible and amazing adventure to experience the people and life in the Dominican. If you’re looking to see how life is lived outside your country and have a day full of fun and a lifetime of memories this is one tour you don’t want to miss!!!
Duration: 8-9 hours
Available: Mon, Wed, Thu
Adults: was (89 USD), now 72 USD !!!
Children: 40 USD (3-12 yo)
HALF DAY SAFARI
Includes all the activities described in the full day tour except visit to Higuey and lunch at the ranch. Usually the stop at Macao beach comes first and the plantation tour after.
Duration: 4 hours
Available: Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat
– Visit to Macao Beach (Boogie Boards included)
– Visit a Cacao and Coffee Plantation
– Visit a typical Dominican House
– Basilica de Higuey (only Full Day tour)
– Butterfly Garden
– Lunch (only Full Day tour)
– Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What to bring
– Comfortable shoes
– Bathing suite
– Money for souvenirs
The order of the activities may vary. Not recommended for pregnant women or people with severe back problem.
This safari DOES NOT include the horseback riding activity. If you are interested in this activity then have a look at the Countryside Runner Safari. For a more personalized experience check also the VIP Safari Adventure.