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Don't let the ride to the shop fool you, this was perhaps the best excursion our family ever took while traveling out of the US. Karl was an Excellent guide and there was no way we could have imagined the places he would take us; from the quaint rural everyday lives of most of the island people to the majesty of the abuttment at Macao beach. Every stop, and there were many, included interesting facts, things you would not read in a travel brochure. We forgot, but take candy or trinkets for rural children!!!
Just superb...great guide and small group so very personalised and added benefit of seeing how the local Dominicans live.One bit of advice wear really old clothes as you get really muddy! highly recommend the tour
It was good to see how the DR people live, children waving hello. If you do go take some sweets as that is what the kids wait for. Good guide and buggies are brilliant. Its a must do activity!
Excellent trip. Great way to go into the farm areas and see the local communities
We live in the country of United States and this tour was exceptional. We were able to see a lot of the backcountry and different types of agriculture and we cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed this tour. They let you drive the carts all around the island on all kinds of roads. You end at a very beautiful beach however you don't drive the car on the sand
We had a great time! You'll see and learn all about life in the Dominican Republic and see some awesome sights along the way. Very informative and friendly guide. Would highly recommend.
our pick up wasnt a great way to start the tour- our hotel moved us and we called to confirm our pick up at the different hotel and no one came someon put us on the wrong tour bus but they did make it right and dropped us off to someone who got us to the correct location!! so they made everything good but started very stressful the tour itself was awesome!!! had a great time!!! would highly reccommend!! Carl was excellent and very educational... we really enjoyed the day
Super fun and getting to see the village and how people live was worth the trip itself.
Wonderful experiance! You will get a true feel for this wonderful country! Carl was a wonderful guide!!! Thank you
This was a great tour - very pleasant pick up in a very clean Ford Expedition; very experienced guide, fun, full-sized dune buggies; fascinating tour through the "real people's country". Definitely worthwhile!
Jacquelyne Anne W
This Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure was an excellent trip. We would definitely do this again for maybe longer next time. The day was expertly organized and what made it very special was the small group which was myself and my husband along with another couple. The buggies are very comfortable and safe on and off road. We were on country roads, highways and beaches. Lots of different places were visited and the information from the guide was very interesting and fun. We drank beautiful coffee and snacked on biscuits and cheese. Also, got covered in mud but did have change to wash off at the end of the trip when swimming in the sea. This trip comes highly recommended from us and we can´t wait to do it all again one day soon.............
When you need to get off the resort do try this GREAT tour. These are real dune buggy's with alot of power. Make sure you are good with a stick shift or it will be along day. We were very lucky it rained the night before so we had a good amount of puddles to drive through. When the tour tells you to bring clothes that will get dirty, believe them. We were completely covered in mud and it would not come out of he clothes. Who cares the tour was well worth it! I HIGHLY recommend this tour. if you like adventure, getting out in the country and driving fast try this tour.
The dune buggy adventure was AWESOME! The buggys are the real deal and the guides are super knowledgeable. You go through the countryside of the DR, meet the locals, understand how they live, all while getting covered from head to toe in mud. I left my clothes in the hotel garbage after this day. You never feel rushed and it truly is a great tour of the real Dominican Republic. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to do something other than lay on the beach and likes getting a little dirty. I never felt unsafe. Bring a Go-Pro if you have one or a waterproof camera. Something to cover your mouth is helpful too--sometimes you ride through cow poo. There is a place to put your belongings on the buggys so when you make stops, you can access it. Don't worry about a change of clothes, they will take you back to the hotel dirty, and there is no where to change anyway. Very cool experience--would totally do it again! Thanks Xtreme Dune Buggys!
It was a wonderful experience and cool way to see the country side! Crazy fun drive on the highway!
It was amazing, best part of our trip. Love the dunne buggies felt great driving around the countryside seeing how the people live. The beach and the tour guide were all amazing. We wished we had done a full day tour.
thanks Charlie, your Dune Buggy excursion was the best :D
What an awesome time! We have done many excursions on different islands and this was one of my favorites! Angela and Charlie (the owners) take great care of you. Angela picked us up at our hotel and took us to meet Charlie and get our dune buggy. We adventured off along the country side - you drive these buggies off road, beach, streets and even their new highway. It was great that we had a small group - Charlie in his buggy and three more cars following. Don't wear any good clothes because it's dusty and muddy. It had not rained when we did our tour so we had to search for the mud puddles, but it was great. You learn about the area and get to visit their true lifestyles. I am glad I read previous reviews because I took a large bag of candy and was able to hand out to the kids as we went through their village. They were so appreciative! The ride through a quarry, the towns and then an amazing beach are all so worth it! Charlie gives you foam cushions so the ride is actually not rough. If we ever go back, this will be the first excursion we sign up for - we had a blast!
This was an excellent experience for all 4 of us. It was a small group with personal attention paid to all drivers.
Would highly recommend it to everyone. The value of this drive was confirmed as we did another drive and felt like we were cattle. It was a very very large group were they yelled orders to all.
Was an absolutely amazing day! Our tour guide was fantastic! Prepare to get covered head to toe in mud. Buying the pictures at the end is worth it. I would definitely do this all over again :).
My wife and two adult children thoroughly enjoyed our Punta Cana Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure! We highly recommend this beach-day alternative for something fun and different. My wife and daughter enjoyed getting mud-caked during the dirt road portion of the drive even more than my son and I who shared driving duty through the Dominican Republic countryside. Be prepared to get wet and dirty, but you will never have more fun! Our Buggy Tour Guide was fabulous and provided interesting comments about the people and countryside we visited during our tour. He took great pictures of all of us as well! If you are looking for a great way to break up your time on the beach, this is definitely it!
We had an awesome time. If you don't want to get wet and muddy this one is not for you. The guide was very knowledgeable about the country. We saw the inside of the country that most people see. We had a blast! We would do this again
DEFINITELY a great, fun trip! one piece of advice; book it early - we waited thinking there'd be space and we were lucky to get in - this was a high-point of our trip. Charlie is a fun, well-spoken tour guide. You'll stop at local spots, Charlie likes to introduce you to the local culture, which we never would have experienced. The beach stop is amazing. GO!!
Lots of fun and the guides are extremely knowledgeable on the culture. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to Punta Cana.
Of all the activities I have participated in, this was by far the best. I got so dirty, but had so much fun.