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  • Location:Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Punta Cana Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Prepare yourself for a half-day Dominican Republic adventure as you zip through the beautiful countryside on a manual transmission dune buggy. Departing from Punta Cana, you'll travel past colorful houses and across the breathtaking landscape of banana plantations and farmland. Hop on a dune buggy and explore the true 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

After being picked up from your Punta Cana hotel, you'll receive brief safety instructions and rules from your knowledgeable guide. Then, jump inside your dune buggy and get ready to start the adventure of a lifetime! With original VW engines and a 4-speed stick-shift transmission, these vehicles are sure to impress with their speed and agility!

The adventure starts as you head out into the Dominican countryside, passing colorful Caribbean houses along the way. Your first stop will be for a real Dominican coffee, ensuring your energy level is high for the rest of your drive!

Following the nature path and passing by palm trees and banana plantations, you'll reach an authentic limestone mine. Driving back on a paved road to the villages of La Caiba and Macao, you'll make a stop at a local colmado (grocery store), where you can join local people from the countryside doing their daily shopping. Enjoy snacks and drinks at the colmado then head over to Macao Beach, one of the last natural beaches in the Dominican Republic.

Drive along the white sand and enjoy breathtaking views of the beach and ocean. If there's time, you'll stop for a quick dip in the ocean before returning back 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


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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Although the weather was very wet, unusual for whole day in the Dominican Republic, this did not spoil the experience. Charlie is passionate about his buggies and the island and safety is paramount. This did not detract from the overall experience, just offered more reassurance that we would be safe. We had a fantastic day and had more fun than others we spoke to who had been on the average buggy days that just used quads instead of buggies like Charlie's. We saw and learnt things we are sure we would never of experienced on a run of the mill tour. Would recommend the DVDs photos of your trip that give you action shots that keep the memories on disc for a long time. Well worth the money. Highly recommended.

scott m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

we had a great time. we would highly suggest this adventure

Corlis H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

If it had rained before make sure that you cover up, because you will be driving through ALL of the mud holes.

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a great, real life experience. Charlie was great and we would do this again in a second. Safe, affordable and as advertised. Do this trip! We did it October 2015.

Chris L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This excursion by far was the best one we took in Punta Cana. Charlie was an awesome guide. We got to see the real Dominican off the resort. The Playa de Maceo beach was unbelievable beautiful. We will definitely be back. Next time we will book a 2 or 6 day excursion with Charlie!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an outstanding excursion. Charlie was the best. A must do tour.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent trip with Charlie leading us! We got lucky and it rained the night before we went, so plenty of water splashed up on us and we threw away our shirts after the adventure. It's worth every bit of it.

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