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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!
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.
Great time. The guides really helped me relax and enjoy myself. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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.
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.
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!
excellent a fun packed time, it's a must to DO on the list of excursions.. would recommend this .... top rated
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.
This was the best excursion! Everyone was so nice and the food was AMAZING. Definitely do it!
One of my most amazing excursion experiences ever. We took the option of the Cattle Drive too and we were glad we did. We were picked up by Kathy on time and driven to the ranch in a 4x4. It was great that it is so local to most of the resorts in the Punta Cana/Bavaro area. Journey time was about 20 minutes. Kathy told us a lot about local life on the way. Upon arriving at the ranch we met the days group and were given a tour of the cigar factory shop and even got to roll our own flavoured cigar to keep too. The tour guides were a great laugh!
We were assigned our horses for the day and set out ridding across the Dominican countryside. It was indescribably good! We trekked to another ranch where we zip-lined across rivers and through tree tops. It was another great feature of the day! We then enjoyed a lovely home cooked, plentiful Dominican lunch cooked by the guide Joses wife. Later a handful of us took the horses out guided a herd of cattle from a field through a river and into another paddock to graze. You work as a team to herd them up, its fairly easy. The cattle are slow, but crafty! The guides really look after you. It was exciting, felt safe and facilities and horses were of a top standard and appeared in excellent health. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat to anyone who enjoys something adventurous and different to the norm. When a definite when not if I go back to the Dominican Republic I will more than likely do this trip again, it was out of this world! This excursion was part of my 5th holiday to the country during the last 5 years. The booking and communications regarding collection from our resort were all great too and went perfectly to plan.
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This was a great excursion. The guides on the excursion were very friendly and helpful. It was most definitely the best food we ate on our trip! Jose was a great guide. The horses were well mannered and easy to ride. The cattle drive was a fun little side trip at the end. Cigars at the factory are very tasty and reasonably priced.
What a fun experience! A friend recommended the trip to us and I was so impressed by how organized this trip was. We did SO MUCH in just one day. Our tour guide Jose was so funny and knowledgeable. This was a perfect trip, and at such an affordable rate. Me and our boyfriend enjoyed ourselves from the Cigar Factory to zip lining. And lunch was yummy too. I highly recommend this trip for those looking to get a great bang for your buck!
Fun times, Jose and his guys were attentive and very patient with all of us non-experienced riders. Highly recommended indeed!
This was the best tour that I have ever been on. The tour guide was very informative and allowed us to see the real Dominican Republic. It is a very family oriented tour the all can enjoy.
A great day! We had fun on the horses, especially San Diego. Would definitely recommend. The zip wire was worth a second go too.
This tour was the highlight of our trip. Our guides were so friendly and we felt like part of their family by the end of the day. Every part of the day was entertaining. We loved learning so much about the Dominican culture and would definatly go on this tour again!
The tour was definitely worth the money!!! Our tour guide was Jose and he took care of us the entire trip. He interacted with all of us and made sure we knew everything we were supposed to up front. The horseback riding was very adventurous and the zip lining wasn't as bad (high) as I imagined.
AMAZING all-in-one DAYTRIP!!! Horseback riding was great, food was delicious, it completely exceeded our expectations. Ziplineand its not just 1 and done, you can go a few times! BONUSES cacao demonstration, rolling your own cigars, some great value!! Be prepared to not simply walk along the entire time. If you're looking for a slow easy goingno more than a walking pace horseback tour this is not for you. If you love horses and are ok with going a little faster pace once in awhile, this is amazing! That being said, 80 of the tour had never rode before and everyone was smiling and in one piece when we returned. IT TRULY WAS A BLAST!!! The horses were all extremely well behaved and taken care of. We would have gone twice if we had time during the week. We heard there is another Horseplay ranch in Canada, we might head up that way next.
Recommend for anyone looking to experience a true DR adventure and a change of scenery from the resort. Every penny was worth it!!!
Great tour - started off with a fun ride and tour guide, Jose, who kept us laughing. Good experience rolling cigars, fun on horseback, zip lining, dancing, and enjoying the beautiful sights
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