Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Horseback Riding Day Trip from Punta Cana. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
It really was a great tour! The ride to the ranch took about an hour between picking up other guests and driving to the ranch. As others have stated it's in what I would call a safari vehicle but the weather was beautiful and we found it perfectly comfortable! The ranch was really cute, had puppies, iguanas, and other animals wandering around. Seemed clean and well-kept. They have a small souvenir shop you can browse before and after your ride. They provide helmets and basic instruction and then help get everyone saddled up and then off you go! We did the two hour tour and honestly that was probably more than enough for me. There was always a guide in front, to the side, and behind us. If you're not used to riding a horse or super comfortable with animals it can be a little scary! But we found it to be overall very pleasant. The beaches we rode on were GORGEOUS and undisturbed. There was opportunities to stop and take photos. We did quite a bit of galloping lol. My entire body was sore the next day so keep that in mind when booking. Overall I'm glad to say I have done it. The staff was really all around great, funny, and very informative about any questions we had. They do take pictures throughout and you'll have an opportunity to purchase them after. We got the bottle of rum with our picture on it. :-
Our guides were friendly and helpful. The ride route was beautiful. And as an experienced rider I was allowed to actually race along the beach with one of the guides and another rider who was more experienced. It was a wonderful experience and I would love to do it again my next visit.
Had a wonderful time loved riding on the beach. Tour guides were great fun.
Great activity, very reasonably priced. Guides know what they are doing. Horses were in good condition (compared to our last trip). seems like all were happy - people who wanted to ride slower and the ones who wanted to go fast. Would def recommend.
P.S. on the Viator part - seems redundant to request a pickup 24hrs before, i specified the date of the activity and the resort i am staying at when I purchased this activity, why do i need to call you to request pickup??? (almost missed my trip because did not read the fine print about this redundancy) - 5 starst for the stables - 3 stars for Viator
Wonderful excursion. Recommend it to everyone. The guides were great.
Did the am tour. Great horses, beach and experience.
The truck ride there and back weren't my cup of tea...
Great time. We did the 1 hour ride, but it was enough. Got some great pictures.
Awesome! I ride at home so the usual "trail rides" that many of these types of tours do aren't quite my speed. Don't get me wrong, it's not the Kentucky Derby, but the guides are much more relaxed and let you trot and canter throughout. Then you do get a chance to gallop on the beach. I'd recommend!
Enjoyed it I'm a novice but my fiancé loved the tour great time by the beach beautiful
It's worth Doing the Excerson, but the company selected by Viator is poor. On our initial day they waited 8 minutes and then left, so we had to reschedule for another day. Next time around they came 20 minutes late and waited at least 15-20 minutes at the next resort.
After the Horseback riding, we bought pictures and paid extra for photo to be emailed, since the paper Quality was poor. As of today, I've not seen an e-mail from them.
Scenery was beautiful on the beach, not so much the trip to the actual beach. My wife and I really wanted to do this trip and were quite unimpressed honestly. First off, the driver from the hotel to the location where the horses were drove like a manic and we felt very unsafe more than once. Once we got ready to get on our horses we were dissapointed to find that they did not give any instruction on how to ride properly or any riding tips to enjoy our trip. Next, my horse in partictular seemed to be in poor health and just did not look that good; although I am not in any way a horse expert or vet.
I would reccommend that you look into other trips during your stay as we just were not that impressed.
I had a great time ridding the horses. however in the end if the ride I was really thirsty, and I expected some refreshment to satisfy my thirst. Yet, there were no beverages offered. Even though, it does stated that complimentary drinks will be offered in the end of the ride. It was a disappointmen
You will be herded to the ranch like cattle in what seems to be the same vehicle they use to transport their animals. Poor emissions...gas fumes. Pickup truck with dangling straps for you to hold over 1.5 hours of bumpy, rainy road, no ac, no windows. Awful transport, but beautiful horseback ride.