Fall in love with Puerto Plata and its people. Explore winding country roads in a safari-style truck and marvel at the stunning landscapes. Visit a local family, stop at a school, and try out some water sports. Experience the real Dominican Republic.
What to Expect
You’ll be picked up in a safari-style truck and head out with an experienced tour guide on a full-day tour to discover the wonders of a tropical paradise. See the extensive mangrove system in Guzmancito, a refuge for thousands of amphibians and exotic birds. Its paramount importance is in the preservation of the shoreline.
Maimón Bay, located 24 kilometers from Puerto Plata, is a natural monument and a site important to the island’s cultural heritage. Experience the contrast in environments ranging from swaying palm trees to desert-like surroundings that are brimming with thorny cactus.
A Dominican family will take you under its wing and share some of their life experiences. Observe firsthand country life and farmland customs. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed local coffee and a cup of rich hot chocolate, made with the finest Dominican cocoa. Try some fresh fruit wedges as well.
Travel through the communities of Palo Indio and El Toro to Guzmancito Beach. The conditions here are ideal for all types of water sports. The white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters make the perfect setting for sunbathing and enjoying a refreshing Cuba Libre.
Return to Beach Ranch, overlooking a lush, secluded beach. Feast on a delicious buffet-style lunch prepared especially for you!
You’ll continue on through the mountainous landscape to the Rum Shack. At this distribution center you’ll have a chance to taste the finest Dominican rum. Later you’ll visit a workshop where you can watch master artisans make some of the world’s finest cigars.
Before heading back to the hotel, stop at Mario’s to unwind and share travel experience with other guests. Quench your thirst with a revitalizing Coco Loco!
- Tour guide
- Water and soft drinks
- Beer and rum
Know Before You Go
What to wear/bring:
• comfortable clothing
• bathing suit
• extra money for tips and souvenirs
Please note that this tour is not recommended for guests with reduced mobility or disabilities, or for pregnant women, due to uneven terrain.
You can choose from a number of different pick-up locations. Please provide your accommodation information when booking.