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Start your engines and prepare for some outdoor excitement on this Punta Cana Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure! Zip across the Dominican countryside in a four-seat manual transmission dune buggy, over paved roads, farmland, beaches and plantations. This adrenaline-pumping experience is a chance to explore the real Dominican Republic!


  • Half-day stick-shift dune buggy adventure from Punta Cana
  • Drive the buggy on paved roads, beaches and across farmland and plantations
  • Enjoy an authentic Dominican coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop off, snacks and drinks included

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What You Can Expect

Punta Cana Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure

Punta Cana Half Day Dune Buggy Adventure

Your friendly and professional guide will collect you from your Punta Cana hotel and transport you to your dune buggy as part of this Punta Cana Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure. Upon arrival you’ll receive a safety and rules briefing before taking off on the trip of a lifetime!

These speedy vehicles, complete with stick-shift transmission and VW engines, have unmatched agility. Choose from a four-person buggy with other travelers or steering solo as you make your way through the stunning and diverse landscapes of Dominican Republic.

Pass colorful Caribbean houses en route to sample real Dominican coffee. Then follow along the natural paths lined with palm trees and banana plantations towards an authentic limestone mine. You’ll return using a paved road through La Caiba and Macao, where you’ll visit a local colmado (grocery store) and interact with residents while you sip on cold drinks and enjoy savory snacks.

This trip includes an epic stretch of white sand near Macao Beach, complete with stunning ocean views. There’s even time to take a dip before returning to Punta Cana.

Please note: Dune buggies have manual transmissions and operate with a 4-speed stick shift. No training is available and drivers must know how to drive a manual transmission.

Customer Reviews

Alisha K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great people! The tour is small and you really get to learn about the DR. Be prepared to get dirty! So much fun!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was the best! Mark Jarand, our guide, was a delight. He was extremely knowledgeable about Punta Cana and made sure we had the best time! We were able to see the real island and we could experience it first hand. We had so much fun and got very muddy! I highly recommend this much better than the other hotel tours our friends took. TIP: Bring hard, wrapped candy for the children, don't wear anything you don't want to get really dirty and just have fun. Worth every penny and more!

Renee K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I'm usually not one to write a review, but this trip was amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone that knows how to drive a manual, likes to have fun and wants to see the countryside of the Dominican Republic!!

Kathryn F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great experience! Montreal Mark was our guide and gave great explanations to all of our questions and fantastic directions throughout the DR countryside. Our group of 8 ages 7-44 were all completely satisfied! You WILL get dirty with clay mud, so wear clothes you're not too traumatized if stained. Bring sunscreen and a smile. They provide everything else! Our favorite was the local home and the beach. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

Alexander N P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a AWESOME time! The men running it are great at their job. There is a lot of beautiful land to see on this island. Highly recommend this island and this excursion.

Michele G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

this was a great tour the people running it were great highly recommend

Joanne L United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic buggy adventure, really enjoyed it. You go very fast, dirty, fun fun fun. Thoroughly recommend. Don't let the scary German owner irritate you, I think he is just trying to get everybody to look after his buggies and treat them with respect - comes across a bit too overtop at times. The stops are great too, not the usual stops where you are pushed to buy a load of tat, interesting and informative ones. A brilliant trip - go for it, you won't regret it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Really enjoyed the Dune Buggy Ride. Tour Guide was great...saw lots of back roads of the DR, a beautiful beach, snacked in town...places we would not have seen without the guide. The Dune Buggy riding itself...too much fun. Highly recommend.

aaron b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This is the first time I ever felt obligated to take the time and write a review. This was the BEST adventure excursion I ever had. Certainly worth every penny and this will be the best memory of your vacation! Charlie was fantastic and passionate about safety, having fun and his buggies. Magic7

Bonita F Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

this trip was great! Charlie was an excellent guide and I loved seeing how people in Punta Cana live.

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