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Puerto Plata Day Trip: Wildlife, Beaches & Local Flavor

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Puerto Plata Day Trip: Wildlife, Beaches & Local Flavor

From £54.66 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
Pickup included
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  • See the mangroves in Guzmancito and learn about their importance in shoreline conservation
  • Enjoy spectacular landscapes en route to a fishing village
  • Tour the Rum Shack and taste the finest Dominican rum
  • Visit a workshop to see master artisans crafting fine cigars
Full description
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
  • Lunch
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Beer and rum
  • Transportation
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • What to wear/bring:
  • comfortable clothing
  • sunscreen
  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • camera
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 11 reviews

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One of the best tours ever

The bottom line: after many tours worldwide, we can say with the best of our knowledge that this was one of the best tours that we have done so far. We were picked up on time by Dan Marino (not the football player :)) and his crew. The safari truck was comfortable and safe. In 4 (!) Languages we learned a lot about the country and the people with VERY MUCH HUMOR. There were plants and animals to be discovered everywhere. And what great stops! A school with great kids, a hut with various tastings, an amazing viewpoint, a private beach and a ride !!!! In between drinks and food full! Heart what more do you want :) We would like to thank Dan and his crew again! You're the best :) Of course, we can only make a recommendation! We would do it again in a heartbeat :)

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7 December 2017

Great trip

A very successful trip. The guide tried very hard to pass on the information in German. If I had to give him a grade between 1 and 10, he would get grade 11 !!! We learned a lot about the country and its people. Visiting a house with a family living there was interesting. We were also allowed to enjoy local cocoa and coffee. The lunch was also very tasty. The lunch break on the beautiful beach was fantastic. The ride with the horses along the sea was great. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the country and its people.

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28 February 2017

Die Organisation lief etwas chaotisch ab, aber der Trip was einfach klasse! Unser guide war super und hat uns echt viel gezeigt. Das Mittagessen gab es an einem wunderschönen Strand. Trotz allem sehr zu empfehlen

2 March 2019

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