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  • Location:Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Punta Cana River Horseback Riding and Zipline Tour

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A horseback riding tour with a canopy zipline adventure is a great way to take in the gorgeous scenery of Punta Cana! Walk, trot or gallop—depending on your skill and preference—along the Anamuya River. Follow your expert guide to a cigar plantation before arriving back at the ranch for an adrenaline-pumping zipline through the trees. If you upgrade your tour, you’ll enjoy a thrilling cattle drive! After a Dominican feast, tour the plantation where coffee, vanilla and cocoa are grown—with plenty to sample. Round-trip hotel transport is included.


  • 6-hour Punta Cana horseback ride and zipline adventure
  • Ride on horseback through the scenic Dominican countryside
  • Take part in a cattle drive along the Anamuya River (if upgrade selected)
  • Soar over the river with treetop vistas as you zipline
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with local specialties and sample cocoa on the farm
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Punta Cana River Horseback Riding and Zipline Tour

Punta Cana River Horseback Riding Tour

After hotel pickup in Punta Cana, saddle up with a horse to suit your skill level—from beginner to advanced rider. Then follow your professional guide on a scenic horseback ride along the Anamuya River, whose natural surroundings provide plenty of photo ops. You’ll have the opportunity to pick up speed if you desire, or just walk or trot; your guide will customize the tour to each rider’s comfort and level of experience.

The river travels up a mountain path as it winds its way through a tiny village to a beautiful oasis at a cigar plantation. Stop and grab a cold drink from the bar or sample one of the freshly made cigars rolled right in front of you (own expense). Enjoy a chance to mingle with the locals or just take in the peace and quiet before continuing on horseback to the ranch. If you’ve selected an optional upgrade, practice your herding skills on a cattle drive. (See description below for details.)

The fun doesn’t end as you disembark from your horse! Get your adrenaline pumping while you soar back across the river on a safe and fun, double-cable zipline. View the breathtaking landscape from a different perspective as professional guides instruct and assist you through every part of your zipline adventure. You can go as many times as you’d like or descend to level ground to relax.

After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy an amazing Dominican feast prepared with local recipes, complete with fresh coffee from the ranch. Give your lunch a chance to settle as you work on your tan by the pool or lounge in one of the hammocks. Before return transport to your hotel, take a tour of the ranch and discover the many varieties of plants found here, including cocoa, coffee and vanilla. You’ll observe how cocoa is processed and, of course, enjoy plenty of samples!

Optional Upgrade: Horseback ride with a cattle drive
An extension of your ride on the Anamuya River, the cattle drive provides you with the opportunity to help herd cattle or horses the old-fashioned way: on horseback. Practice your cowboy or cowgirl skills as you wrangle the herd along this scenic area. No riding experience is required; your guide shows you everything you need to know for this rare and thrilling experience.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was awesome. Their tour guide Jose was very funny and friendly. His wife cooks a delicious Dominican lunch. Horseback riding lasted 1 - 1.5 hour divided into two sessions. Zipline was awesome, although they only had two zip lines available. However, they allow you to go as many times as you'd like. The provide an excellent demonstration on the cacao bean and how they create chocolate from it. Overall this was a top notch tour and I highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I recommend this trip to anyone who is visiting the area. We packed a variety of activities into one day, however, it felt relaxed and unhurried. The owner of the ranch, Kathy, made me feel welcome and even sat down to lunch, had a chat with the group and joined in on the ziplining. It was a nice personal touch. All of the staff are friendly and there was no pressure to buy anything. The horses are very well behaved, which is a good thing because I had never ridden before. Definitely a highlight of my holiday and an experience I will remember for a long time to come.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour...excellent horses, friendly guides. A.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great time. The guides really helped me relax and enjoy myself. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Horsepen did a excellent job with catering and crafting this tour and experience where you get a history lesson, small factory tour of how cigar and coco are made. The guides were amazing, showing us help ppl of the DR live and work. It was a humbling tour that good great local food as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely fantastic!!! If you have never ridden a horse it wont matter. The horses are very tame and know what they are doing. The family who run the tour are lovely and will make you feel welcome. I would highly e4commend this excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a wonderful tour! Jose' was super and very informative. We watched cigar making at one place, rode the horses up to the delicious lunch, then ziplined. Jose' showed us cacao seed and how to make chocolate. We were offered Mamajuana - it's great! Special props to Tomas and Martinez, our horses, too.
On the way back to hotel, watched jewelry making and shopped. Best fun ever!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent a fun packed time, it's a must to DO on the list of excursions.. would recommend this .... top rated

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My wife and I did this trip during the slower months and we were actually the only 2 people on the tour. We were slightly nervous at first since this was our first visit out of the country and off the resort. Jose quickly put any worries to rest. Jose was an amazing guide and ensured that we were happy throughout the day. Everyone we came in contact with was great! From the people to the lunch, there was nothing we'd change about this tour. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was the best excursion! Everyone was so nice and the food was AMAZING. Definitely do it!

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