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Jill P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The staff and tour guides were fabulous! Very friendly, professional and made this tour an experience to never forget. Safety is their number one priority. For someone who never ziplined before, I felt completely safe and went up three times!! If you are looking for something fun to do on your trip, I would highly recommend giving this excursion a try!

Callie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

WE HAD A GREAT TIME! THE CREW WAS VERY HELPFUL AND SAFETY CONSCIOUS. JOSE AND HIS WIFE PUT ON AN AWESOME LUNCH WITH AUTHENTIC FOOD. THE TOUR OF HOW THE COCA AND COFFEE WERE MADE WAS PRETTY COOL AND THE VANILLA BEAN. I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS. I'M AFRAID OF HEIGHTS BUT I DID IT. :

Scott M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent day......my whole family really enjoyed both the horse riding and Zipline. Great value for money and all the guides are really do an awesome job of taking care of you. Thanks again!

Geoff W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent tour!

VWDUD

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This tour was the best tour I have ever gone on. Cathy, Jose and the staff were wonderful. The horses are great. You will not be just going in a straight line. It was so much fun.

Ondina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Everything was wonderful. It was my first time doing the horseback riding and zipline, but I wasn't nervous because the staffs showed the demonstrations. The food was delicious. Learning how to make coffee, cigar and chocolate in the old fashion way it was a good experience that I won't forget. I highly recommend it.

Owen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

On time for pick up.. Excellent day, with great guides and lunch

Angela H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Jose and Kathy made this a wonderful, memorable day for my family! My kids had a great time riding the horses, learning about cocoa and coffee beans and to top it all off, ZIP LINING!! Everyone involved made it a great experience, not to be missed when visiting D.R.

Stacey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

The tour was amazing.

Suzanne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Fantastic ,
The whole trip was superbly organised , pick up spot on .
My husband had never even got on a horse before , but the staff were so good in reassurance and there all the time by the end he galloped a few times .
The Ziplining was amazing over athe river and through banana plants .
Even got to roll a cigar
all the info from Viator was spot on through Emails .
Many thanks for a great day

Terry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Really a great trip. Loved being able to do so many different things in just one day. The staff went out of their way on everything. I would do this excursion again

Joshua A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Best day we had on the island! The tour was a absolute wonderful time. Very well managed and organized. They really go out of the way to make sure you are enjoying your experience.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

We were a little apprehensive booking this trip, due to the fact it wasn't available through our resort. Only to come find out later the reason is, they do not pay a commission to the resorts. We were pleased beyond belief with the excursion. The phone number that Horseplay provides you is a direct cell number to the people picking you up in the morning. So don't be cheap call the phone number if you have any questions or concerns about being picked up. We called at 9:00am and Jose answered the phone and said they will be there in five minutes. And he was!

We were picked up at the resort about 9:05am. We then went to a few other resorts to pick up other executioners. It was absolutely wonderful because we sat in an raised open air'd Horseplay vehicle. Then we drove through the country side and small towns/villages to Rancho Real cigar making factory. They met us in the parking lot to explain what was about to happen, and handed out cigars for our enjoyment. We learn about cigar making and watched them rolled cigars, then were were able to roll our own. There is a small gift store to by souvenirs, cigars, and rum at a very reasonable price. Without pressure to make a purchase.

After the cigar demonstration, Jose and team brought us to our horses. Jose asked us about our riding level and matched us to the appropriate horse. They helped us get saddled. They were very, very, very helpful in every way. For instance, one of the excursioners was an elderly lady, and a trail guide rode next to her the entire time holding a lead rope for her. We rode through some jungle and over the river a few times to the Ranch, which was about an hour and half away. You were able to ride side by side, or in a line, trot, or gallop. However you felt comfortable.

Joy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

I had an EXCELLENT time on this excursion. The driver was great and the tour guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable. Good sense of humor too. Overall, a wonderful time. I would highly recommend to others.

mark c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

we had a great time, the horseback riding was a beautiful ride thru the woods and rivers..the cigar rolling was a great experience...the lunch was excellent, learning about the cocoa and zip lining...all was amazing!! highly recommended!!

Benjamin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

What a fantastic day long excursion and one that is an EXCELLENT VALUE! While the pickup was a little behind we were apologized to several times. The guide Jose was engaging and made sure that each customer received individual attention and he made sure everyone had a great time. The first stop was a cigar factory where everyone got a free sample cigar and was then given a very detailed demonstration 15 - 20 min and then was allowed to roll their own cigar free of charge as a souvenir. Next was the 45 min horseback ride to the zip line. The animals are well taken care of and safety was the 1 concern. You can trot or ride at a full gallop if you want, there are several guides so everyone can ride at their own comfort level, Once at the zip line we were treated to a wonderful home cooked lunch and free drinks beer is 3. Warning bring your own bottled water if you are wary of the purified water provided. Next was the zip line which you can do once or twice if you want I recommend 2x. The cocoa demonstration was informative and the end product, which is made right in front of you, is nothing like you have ever tasted. There are items for sale and tips are accepted, but bring small denominations since they do not have change. The ride back was shorter which was fine as sitting in a saddle for several hours can be a little uncomfortable if you aren't used to it. We were then dropped off at our respective resorts after we had to stop to fix a flat there was no extra charge for that part of the trip All told our total excursion started a 9am and we were back at about 5. Like I said it is well worth the money as a regular zip line tour was about the same price and uses the same line that we used. A big thanks to the staff for a great day!

Ncfcboy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Unbelievable! By far the best day we had in the Dominican Republic. From the cigar factory to the lunch at the ranch to the zip line and ride back we had the most memorable day. It rained pretty much all day but we just didn't care. The whole experience was a once in a lifetime day. Well worth the money. The horses were sound but not ploddy. Very responsive but not head strong. We learnt about cigars and the industry. Chocolate and Mamajuana, what's not to love! All the guides were fantastic. Entertaining but not pushy. The zip lines were fantastic. Not short and gone in a blink of the eye but high and long and over a ravine and banana plantation, we actually got to go on them twice. The lunch was delicious and the ride back was fun through rivers and rainforests. Highly recommended.

Salina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

We had such a wonderful time doing this tour. The guide was so informative, entertaining and welcoming. Every one involved was friendly. The horse riding experience is a true riding experience through the forest and cross the river. What beautiful sighthing to see. This tour is worth the money.

Tiffany B

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!

James W

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.

Phillip M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

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

Nichole P

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.

Christopher N

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.

Antony P

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.

dpahl548

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!

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