VIP Safari Adventure starting from 125 USD !!!
Dear readers get ready for a total immersion in the Dominican Republic culture in VIP style! The VIP Safari Adventure is a drive into the Dominican countryside, in air-conditioned 4×4 Rally Jeeps fitted with special off-road suspensions and loaded with a fully stocked bar! Unlike other safari tours the maximum capacity is 7 people so it will be a real private or semi-private experience.
No crowds, personalized service and a very informative guide are the strengths of this unique VIP safari adventure. Your personal guide will tell you all you need to know about the Dominican Republic. He will also be your personal butler and become for sure your friend by the end of the day.
This safari adventure includes a total of 5 different stops, each of them fun and interesting*.
1st stop Macao Beach
You’ll be driven to the beautiful and unspoiled Macao beach (the only public beach in Punta Cana) for a short sightseeing trip and a glass of Mimosa(champagne with natural passion fruit juice). Beside most of the safari tours, with this excursion you’ll get to see the beach in the morning, when it’s still quiet and not crowded. Make sure to bring your camera and take lots of pictures! Your guide will be also your personal photographer so feel free to ask him to take few shots for you.
2nd stop Nelson’s House
Passing through the local village of La Ceiba, when you’ll have the first chance to see the typicalDominican life, you’ll drive into the mountains to visit a local Dominican home (Nelson’s home) where you’ll get to see many of the fruits and spices being harvested(pineapple, papaya, passion fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, paprika, coriander among many others) and taste some of them. You’ will also see how a typical Dominican family liveswhile enjoying a cinnamon flavored home made coffee and how the family produces coffee and cocoa, from harvesting through roasting the beans. You can buy organic coffee and cocoa home made by the family!
3rd stop The Ranch
You’ll reach the top of the mountain and visit the company ranch, getting the opportunity to see many animal species such us crocodiles, iguanas, cows, horses, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, flamingos among others. Then it’s finally lunch time! Yes an excellent and filling lunch is included, served in a picturesque outdoor restaurant with breathtaking views! Try the coconut Sea bass with a glass of pineapple wine if you have a chance. After lunch there is an explanation of the sugar cane processing and also a cigar rolling demonstration, and you get a free sample at the end! Take some cash in case you want to buy anything on any of the stops but, most important, there is no pressure at all to do so.
4th stop Local School
You have also the great opportunity to visit an elementary school and see how the classroom is set up. You can drop off some school supplies and gifts for the children if you desire. It’s nice to find out that this company supports financially the local community, both business and schools.
5th stop Coconut Farm and stop by the river
As last stop you’ll visit a coconut farm and have the chance to take a refreshing swim in a river or relaxing in a hammock in the woods. Here, aside from drinking a good “coco loco” (a drink made with coconut water, coconut milk and rum), you will learn how coconut products (coconut oil, coconut milk,etc) are processed and used. Armed with your coco loco, head out to the river where you can relax or have a refreshing swim in the cool waters, enjoying the great atmosphere before heading back to Punta Cana.
This is truly an eye opening experience and a must do excursion if you love or are interested to learn more about the Dominican culture, flora and fauna, local food and how many locals live on a daily basis. You will see many beautiful sceneries, get lots of info and the knowledge of your tour guide will bring the history of DR to life.
Despite many similar tours, this one offers a more personal experience, so if you wanna enjoy a safari tour but you are looking for a more personalized service than the regular safari tour with the larger groups, this one is a great option. There is always on those tours that one person at the front who is asking a lot of questions, and getting a better experience. With this tour, that person is you.
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Duration: Approx 9 hours
Adults: 125 USD
Children (3-12 yo): 90 USD
– Round trip transportation
– Multi language guide
– Typical Dominica Lunch
What to bring
– Comfortable clothes and shoes
– Insect Repellent
– Money for tips and souvenirs
– Pregnant ladies are not permitted to take this tour.
– Any person with back complications should seek professional advice before taking this tour.
– Only the guide will drive the 4×4 SUV.
– Lunch includes different options (fish or meat). In the morning the guide after describe them will ask you which one you prefer. Vegetarian options available.
– Cancellation must be received within 48 hours before the starting of the tour.
* order of the activities can change