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Nice excursion, well priced. Very knowledgeable guide. We had a ball.
This tour was amazing the clear water lagoon was one of the best parts.
We had 6 people in our family that did this excursion. Absolutely loved it. The buggy ride was fun and exciting and the beach and natural lagoon were both gorgeous! We would all do this again. Loved our guide as well.
It was easy to book via the telephone, but when we got the confirmation email we were told we had to call the local tour company to book transportation. We did that, and it was quite difficult. We booked about 24 hours ahead of time, and we wanted the morning booking. When we called to book transportation the lady said that it was too late to book the morning, because it was less than 24 hours, so we had to do the afternoon. I told her that we wanted the morning, so could we just go the next day..no biggy. She repeatedly told me no and then put me on hold. When she came back, she said that our pick up time would be 10:30am the day we originally wanted. Magically she was able to book it on time and the day we wanted. It was odd.
The excursion itself was amazing. The dune buggies go fast and although it's not quite the self-guided tour it acts like it is, it was great. You don't go to the lagoons though, you stop at a reservation parking lot and walk through the forest to get to the lagoon. It's a beautiful spot. The water was amazing.
this was amazing stoping at the beach where they filmed some of the pirates of the carribean was beautiful
More time at the beach and lagoon would be great. ANY cultural information would be nice. the description said we would learn why the lagoons are called "eyes" never did. the tour guides were more concerned about selling $5 bandana's (that you don't need) and $35 picture cd's, don't say yes rightaway the price will come down to $20. The driver who picked us up at the hotel didn't speak English he walked up to us and pointed at the voucher. the bellhop came over to interpret. the drive pull over at a shopping center made a phone call, 15 minutes later two teenage girls get out of a car get on our bus (without vouchers) sat up front. Once we were at the tour the girls stayed on the bus and left with the driver.
Comparing this tour to others we have done, even those in Punta Cana and Cap Cana, this tour was lacking. We drove around a trail to a temporarily-closed resort and had 10 minutes to swim at the beach. We then drove to a lagoon at the Indigenous Eyes Park and had 15 minutes to swim in the lagoon. We have done tours that were a lot more fun and incorporated more of the landscape and culture of the Dominican Republic. Although, driving the 4x4s was ok, I would not recommend this tour to others, especially those who have done other tours. In addition, we made a reservation for a Thursday tour only to be told that there were no Thursday tours. Viator needs to coordinate a little better with the companies they book for, in my opinion. We ended up doing a Friday afternoon tour, which got us back so late due to problems on the tour, that we didn't get to dinner until 9 pm. Also, keep in mind the photo of this tour on Viator is a dune buggy, not a 4x4. The 4x4s look like mini jeeps with a flatbed back for your stuff. Bring a bandana if you chose to do this tour, or pay $5 for one when you are there. It is very dusty during dry season.
Viator did not respond to important issues that I did a Friday, weekend and Monday to Wednesday morning, the day of departure of the tour. when no longer served me.
Nexus tour caribeanThey did the same. I had to call the hotel to tour caribbean nexus (euro 15-minute minute to tell me only the departure time, the rush is not going with them) because they did not respond to emails ... and they have responded. the day of the tour had to wait for each bus one hours became eternal. in the park do not explain anything. boogie not working properly. Hull was with the broken strap ... a disaster.
the tour was nothing like the the description, the off roading was more like a potholed drive way and was not in the indigenus eyes park walked a trail to the lagoon in the park guides offered no description of what we where seeing. Playa blanca beach we went to on a bus. I was told to call the tour company the day before to confirm hotel pickup cell company charges a dollar a minute to use cell phone international call and i dont drink soft drinks (advertised to be offered) but didnt see any or offered