This is what I call a “Indiana Jones excursion”. An unforgettable, crazy half-day adventure where you will take on the trails of the Dominican countryside.
Take a thrilling, “low to the ground” buggy adventure to see a stunning view of Macao beach and stop for a swim in the gorgeous blue waters. Stop in a typical Dominican house to see how they make cocoa and coffee. Speed down the path to an ancient cave, exploring and swimming in the cave’s natural pool. This is a fun, local, muddy adventure where you will have the chance to discover a bit of the real Dominican Republic. You will be picked up by an open-air truck “safary-style” and once arrived at the ranch will be greeted by the tour guides. After receiving brief safety instructions, the adventure starts. You will have a great time driving through the mud and trying the local coffee and cocoa.
You will get very dirty, totally covered in mud. You’ll swim in a really cool cave and go to Macao beach which is so beautiful. These two stops are definitely the best part of this excursion. The tour it’s around 4/5 hours of time including the hotel transfer. You get to see the real Dominican country side. This tour is extremely enjoyable and a great learning experience and it’s guaranteed fun.
Wear clothes you don’t care about. Bring a bandanna to cover your face (or you can buy one at the ranch for 5 dollars) and sunglasses too. Bring also some extra money for tips and souvenirs. Lots of vendors around, some of them very pushy. If you are not interested in buying anything maybe you could ask them to take some pictures of you and give them a small tip. They will be very happy anyway. For some people I’m sure it will be very annoying but this tour claims to show you the real country and vendors are definitely a reality in Dominican Republic. You just need to be able to say no, be firm and make it clear your not interested. (If you are looking for a tour 100% non-commercial with no vendors check the Flintstones Adventure Buggies).
With this tour you’ll get to see a part of the country you wouldn’t normally see at your hotel and you will learn a lot about life in the island. A fun filled day for those searching for a ” down and dirty” ride to see the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic. Have a safe trip!!
– You will have 4 different ways to enjoy the trip (prices are per vehicle):
Regular Buggies (2 seats)
– 100usd (buggy shared)
– 80usd (buggy not shared)
Familiar Buggies (4 seats)
– 165usd (3 people)
– 180usd (4 people)
4 wheelers quads (2 seats)
– 100usd (quad shared)
– 80usd (quad not shared)
VIP 4×4 Terracross Buggies (2 seats)
– 140usd (buggy shared)
– 125usd (buggy not shared)
– Duration: half a day (4 hours including transportation)
Tour itself : 2.5 hours. 1.5 hours driving time. 1 hours divided in 3 stops;
– This excursion is available: Daily ( morning and afternoon turn)
Meeting point(s): Pick up directly in hotels lobby, different pick up times for morning and afternoon tours
What is included:
– Round trip transportation
– Mineral water
– Soft drinks and snack (only VIP Buggies)
What to bring:
– Closed shoes
– Extra money for tips and souvenirs
(We ask just 25 USD in advance per person to keep the spots. You pay the balance the day of the tour. When booking the quantity is per vehicle and not per person for this tour. For hotels in Cap Cana are required 20usd extra per vehicle due to the distance).
You can buy:
– Photos and DVD’s with videos of the tour
All buggies have an automatic transmission so there’s no need to shift. These are banged up buggies that are fun to drive but may break down during the run on Macao’s rugged backroads. Furthermore, they are not built for comfort, instead to get muddy. Mechanics follow the group at all times in case of any malfunction.
– Driver must be 18 years old (minimum). There is no age restrictions on being a passenger.
– Not advised for the old and young since the ride is rough and bumpy.
– Pregnant women are not allowed to take part in this tour.
– Zigzag or passing other buggies is not allowed for safety reasons.
– Don’t go inside the water if you don’t know how to swim.