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We are so glad we took this tour. Our tour guide and driver were phenomenal, very informative, nice, polite and his directions were very clear, (ie after lunch we went to a Church and he told us not to go shopping after lunch but after the church tour and that we would have plenty of time, even though one person from our tour didn't listen and left 20 people waiting for her to finish her purchase). One person fell (she didn't notice she was on a platform 2 inches off the ground and broke her fall with her wrist), he took her for emergency care and someone else from the tour popped by to make sure we all found our bus at the end of our shopping. Extremely professional, lunch was great, but it is a long day, basically from sunrise to sunset but loved every moment of it. Make sure you tip the tour guide and the bus driver, they are well worth every penny. Will definitely recommend this tour to everybody and willing to take this tour again. (You visit a lagoon which was featured in Jurassic Park)
The tour was outstanding. The tour guide was the greatest. The only problem was 80% of the group was German and the balance English. This was of course was not he fault of the tour guide who spoke both, but it would have been better to on be on an all English tour.
We had a really good time on this trip 2/19/2014. Guide was fluent in multiple languages and provided good info. Biggest con: The lunch wasn't great and the lines at the cafe took way too long.
I would recommend this tour to others. It's great to get away from the all-inclusives and see a bit more of the real D.R. It's a long day. Wear comfortable shoes/clothes.
Only difficulty we had was reaching the tour operator in advance to schedule the hotel pick-up (which they mandate). They weren't very fluent/friendly and struggled to put me in touch with the right person. I had to have the hotel concierge contact them once we arrived.
Very neat to see all the historic places and hear all the history of the Dominican!
The sights we visited were quite interesting. Our guide was very informative. We particularly enjoyed the fact that there was a good pace to the tour - we didn't waste time with overly-extended rest stops.
This tour was awesome. We got to see a lot of cool sites and stopped at a lot of places. The guide was very informative and he was great. The bus was comfortable. It's a long day but, it's worth it.
Angel Kirchner P.
Very well organized
An excellent way to visit many interesting places in te capital, Santo Domingo, in just one day, with a very knowledgeable guide speaking English, Spanish and German. Very good service and the lunch/show was fantastic. We are very happy we took the tour and recommend it to future visitors to the Dominican Republic.
We enjoyed this tour. The guide gave us a good overview of past and current history from the area, including the political structure. He spoke very good English and French. The bus ride was long. One bathroom stop each way would have been enough for a person who doesn't like to shop. It was difficult to enjoy lunch when there wasn't enough seating at the time we arrived. I would still recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Dominican Republic.
The tour guide was excellent! The ride and lunch were also nice. We only wish were provided more time to shop.
Local charges were also $55 p/p. It was good, very informative. The restaurant was good also.
VERY long bus ride, 3 hours each way. Santa Dominco is littered with garbage every where you look and deffinately masks the beautiful setting it has as a coastal city. Our tour guide was informative and gave us a good basic understanding of the Dominican Republic and it's culture and geography. He spoke multiple languages fluently, but this also meant that alot of time was spent repeating information in 3 different languages. Would probably not have chosen this tour from Punta Cana if I'd realized that 6 hours of the tour was the ride in a bus after a long flight to the DR.
The tour was good. I thought we were only going to Santo Domingo, but before we stopped to Parque Los Tres Ojos, an open-air cave with 3 little lakes (the 3 eyes of the name). Another stop was in a gift shop in La Romana. Then we headed to the restaurant in Santo Domingo, lunch was buffet style and it was very, very good. In the restaurant 2 couples performed salsa dances and it was amazing to watch. After that we went to visit the colonial part of Santo Domingo, we also took a little train that goes around in the city and it allows to see more and don't walk too much. Final stop was in a gift shop where we could also have coffee and water for free. On the way back we stopped again in the gift shop in La Romana.
The guide was really good, he was explaining first in English then in German. Definitely worth doing to get out from the resorts and see something else