5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Travel beyond the resorts and get to know the real Dominican Republic on this full-day tour from Puerto Plata. Admire gorgeous landscapes aboard a festive, safari-style vehicle and meet farmers, a Dominican family and schoolchildren, learning about the island's rich history and heritage along the way. Spot wildlife, boogie board on a beautiful beach and sip as much rum, beer and soda as you’d like during this all-inclusive tour. Don’t miss this fantastic glimpse into local culture, an experience ranked by TripAdvisor reviewers as Puerto Plata’s top activity.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip in the Dominican Republic aboard an all-terrain, safari-style vehicle
  • Visit a coffee and chocolate plantation, children at a local school, and meet a typical Dominican family
  • Check out crocodiles, iguanas, turtles and more animals at a local ranch
  • Learn about the island’s history and culture from an expert guide
  • Boogie board and swim at a remote and quiet beach
  • Enjoy free-flowing rum, beer, soda and water on this all-inclusive tour
  • Snacks, lunch and round-trip transport from your Puerto Plata hotel included

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What You Can Expect

Dominican Outback Safari

Dominican Outback Safari

Climb aboard a colorful, jungle-themed safari vehicle from your hotel in Puerto Plata. Throughout the tour, listen to engaging commentary from your knowledgeable guide about the island’s history since its independence from Haiti in 1844, and learn about the plant and wildlife you see along the way. Rumble aboard your vehicle through the backcountry and enjoy a fair amount of walking as well.

Head into the jungle to visit a coffee and chocolate plantation, where you’ll walk the grounds, talk to the farmers and learn how they harvest their products. Then meet a typical Dominican family at their home and learn about their lives while you drink freshly brewed coffee or bite into locally made chocolate.

Receive heartwarming insight into the local educational system when you visit a school. A teacher introduces you to a classroom of children; don’t be surprised by how much is communicated even if you may not speak the same language.

Depending on the weather, cool off by taking a dip in a freshwater river. When your stomach rumbles in hunger, dig into a delicious family-style Dominican lunch and taste freshly cut fruit and sugarcane.

Stop at a local rum shack to try, what else, but rum. Drink as much as rum, beer, soft drinks or water as you like during this all-inclusive tour. The shack also sells rum, cigars, coffee and other local products if you’d like to purchase some to take home as souvenirs or gifts.

Get a kick out of seeing wildlife like crocodiles, iguanas, turtles and more at a local ranch. Next, continue to a 15-mile (24-km) stretch of secluded beach where you can boogie board in the Caribbean. Or simply dig your toes in the sand and soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand.

After your rich day of culture, history, nature and beach time, you’ll be transported back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was great. We had tons of things to do and feel we got a wide range of Dominacan live both our driver and our host were spectacular. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was wonderful. Our guide was Junior he was funny, personable and just great. We highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Best day of our vacation! My husband and I and our 12 yr old son were the last to be picked up at our hotel around 9:30am. Everyone on the bus was friendly and Manny spoke very good English. He even translated to French for one couple. First stop is a typical Dominican house in the countryside, very interesting and we ate fresh fruit and learned about all kinds of plants. Then we went to a school that is supported by Outback Safari - bring school supplies, but no candy or money! We had a fabulous lunch chicken wings and rice and beans at a crocodile farm, then went boogie boarding in the ocean. If you don't want to swim, you can get a massage for free on the beach, but the boogie boarders had a blast! Oh yeah, unlimited beer and rum the whole day, don't forget to drink water too! A must see, and ask for Manny!
Marilyn from Texas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Driver and guide were great stops and lunch wonderful just did not appreciate so much emphasis on drinking and the off-color comments not everyone in this world driven by sex and drink thx

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Manny is a great tour guide, this tour is a must!!! You will see/learn the Dominican Country life.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Good experience and wonderful tour . The tour guides were excellent . Would recommend this to friends going to Dominican republic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Very informative and so fun to learn more abt the Puerto Plata life and have some fun along the way!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Fantastic tour. Highly recommended. Great crew and worth every dime. Gives an educated insight into the
average Dominican's life style and staples.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Very educational and fun. I would highly recommend this tour. Manny our guide was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

The day started out rainy and I thought oh no! The rain didn't last long and we had a great day! Junior was a great guide and was always available to answer any questions we had. I absolutely loved going to see the typical Dominican home and the children at the school. It was an excellent day!

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