i recommend this dune buggy excursion over all the other ones. small group, and Charlie was the greatest! fun and very knowledgeable about the land and the "true Dominican Republic". it was an amazing experience for my family and myself. Charlie took us to a private ranch and showed us all about how the people live with relatively nothing. we made a few stops along the way, and he gave us great insight about everything we saw. at the end, he took us to the most beautiful beach, to cool off in the water( as well as clean all the mud off of us). overall, it was a great experience and an even better adventure.
It was a great experience for the whole family. Charlie was wonderful and informative. He took us through the trails into the heartland of DR and on the highway at top speed. It was a blast!!
Who would have thought two 64-year olds would have so much fun riding like maniacs on a dune buggy? I swear we were going 65 mph part of the time. Charlie was a great guide while showing and teaching us about the "real life" of the DR residents. It brought smiles to our faces to see the excitement of the children when we passed by and gave them candy and crayons. We were able to purchase a CD with pictures Charlie took (over 250 pics). Got filthy but it was worth it.
This was an awesome excursion. Charlie our guide/owner did an excellent job taking us on a great ride throughout the countryside of DR. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the life and was very happy to answer all the questions we had. The dune buggies were well maintained and very fun to drive. We were going fast enough to shift into 4th gear. Visited villages, local stores, had a bite to eat, had local coffee, great trip to Macao Beach for a quick dip. Overall experience was great and we are glad that we chose this excursion instead of the others that were only atv's or go-carts! His vehicles were the gold old vw chasis. Highly recommend! He also takes lots of pictures and a group picture.
Absolutely loved it!! Took my two kids, 15 and 20, and we all had an excellent time. The guide Charlie was great - very personable and full of knowledge! You really DO get muddy so make sure you don't wear anything you do not want stained.
this was a great experience, we were able to see how the real natives live and the guide was very knowledgeable--- although not all that female friendly for driver
This is the best excursion ever. Seeing the Punta Cana countryside, the culture, and people was amazing. There were four of us in the buggy and we all thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Making stops at different places along the way was so interesting. We would recommend this excursion to one and all. As long as you are able to drive a stick shift, you are on your way to one great adventure. Just make sure you take your bandana to cover your nose to avoid the dust.
Fun, exciting, beautiful! The best experience of our trip to Punta Cana. A great way to see a part of the country outside of the resorts. Great fun-loving guide.
Amazing experience. They don't really advertise it as extreme but it is quite an adventure. You have to be comfortable driving 90km/hr in these buggies. You will be driving through punta cana roads and traffic laws are very different! Awesome experience and you really see the country, be comfortable with animals, potential rainstorms, and getting really dusty and dirty... Awesome experience you will remember.
Absolutely brilliant. Fantastic trip very well run and informative, We laughed and had fun the whole trip. Great to be taken off the beaten track and see the Dom. Rep. as it is and how the locals live. Recommend it to anyone
Had a great time on our half day dune buggy adventure. There were 3 of us, 50 yr old Mom, 24 yr old son and 21 yr old daughter. My son and daughter split the driving. You need to know how to drive a 4 speed, but the shift very easily. Do not wear good clothes, and be prepared to get dirty and possibly wet. Need to wear googles or good sunglasses due to wind, bugs, etc,. We took a large bag of hard candy for the little children in the small villages, and they loved it. Good way to see the real Dominican Republic, and how the people really live. Would recommend it ! was fun and interesting.
Being picked up in a dune buggy at the hotel was the start to an awesome day. The best half day adventure ever. I now wish we would have done the whole day. Charlie and Angie are the best. Thank You..Thank You!!!
Absolutely amazing! Pure, dirty fun!! This was the best excursion of our honeymoon. Be ready to get dirty, but it's well worth it.
David F USA
Had a great time, the people that run the buggies are very nice and very helpful. The trip was great to see how the people live in the country and driving the buggy was great. You really get to see a lot and go places that you would never get to go on your own. They take lots of pictures of the trip and everyone on the buggies. They do charge for the pictures but it is worth ever penny cause if you use your camra you will be sure to break it. This is a must do when in Punta Cuna.
Moussa B USA
Great exprience and I would doit again!!! Very nice people...
HAD A GREAT TOUR , AND OUR GUIDE WAS FANTASTIC, HE HAD VAST AMOUNT OF INFORMATION, ABOUT THE PEOPLE , AREA, LIFE STYLE WOULD RECOMEND THIS COMPNAY , 4 1/2 STARS, ONLY BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT IT TO END A TERRIFIC DAY...
Fun ride into the countryside and rural areas. Plenty of opportunity to drive. You will get dirty (not just mud--think airways, ears, eyes, and dust). Owner will lecture you about not breaking things. And seats and vehicle are Spartan...it's a dune buggy! Great way to see more of the country
Not a dune buggy. No sand involved. This is a follow the leader tour. No vender or sales pitch except if DVD pictures are wanted. Beach vendors were absent as Easter weekend . Usually they would be around. Had fun but not exactly what we expected.
Excellent trip off the main roads and into the heart of DR. Was nice to escape the Hotels and experience what DR is really like and nothing beats doing it in a dune-buggy. Staff was courteous and professional. Would recommend it to others but be advised that you need to know how to operate a standard transmission and comfortable driving on highways. Thanks Charlie and Angela!
you need to know how to drive stick shift with the clutch and all
Great experience and beautiful views and stops. The beach stop was the highlight which was prettier swimming than even our resort beach. Only my husband could drive since this is very raw manual driving through hills, country and city (lots of driving!) Very bumpy but lots of fun for our whole family! Great seeing the non touristy version of DR with happy kids (who like candy) along the way and a stop for a snack at the colmado. We would have liked more bottled (cold) water since it was only offered once (and warm). Paid $20 for the picture cd of everyone but have not viewed yet.
We had a very good time! It was interesting to see how the Dominican people live - enjoyed going to their houses and having Dominican coffee! The only downside was that they need to recommend that you bring some kind of hankerchief to cover your face because it is VERY dusty.
This tour was very neat. We drove through the local country side. We stopped at a local cafe, and were able to see what life was like outside of the resort. Be sure to wear tennis shoes, they won't let you drive in flip flops or sandals. Also make sure to wear clothes you don't care about. The guide was cool most of the time, but towards the end he got very frustrated with us because we weren't driving fast enough behind him through town...but keep in mind that the roads and the driving is nothing like the states, its crazy. Other than that, it was a neat tour.
Great fun, very personalized ride small group loved it would book this here instead of the resort.