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Punta Cana 4x4 Buggy Eco-Adventure at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Enjoy the thrill of off-road travel on this eco-adventure through Punta Cana’s backcountry in a 4x4 buggy. Make your way through the rugged terrain of Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park, over natural trails and past glistening freshwater lagoons. Take a dip in Playa Blanca and enjoy utter relaxation as part of this morning or afternoon eco-adventure tour. Your trip includes choice of one or two person buggies. 
  • Half-day 4x4 buggy eco-tour in Punta Cana
  • Drive your own Club Car 4x4 buggy off-road at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve
  • Follow your experienced guide over interpretive trails within the nature reserve
  • Relax at the pristine beach of Playa Blanca
  • Swim in one of 12 freshwater lagoons maintained by the Ecological Foundation
  • Learn about the iguanas and other wildlife in this protected habitat
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and round-trip transport included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Soft drinks
Use of all necessary equipment (helmet, goggles)
Bottled water
Food
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Transportation included only to/from main hotels located in Punta Cana, Bavaro, Cabeza de Toro and Unero Alto areas. If you’re staying in a different area from the one selected at the time of booking, an extra fee may apply.

Departure Time

10am
1pm
Your local guide will join you at your Punta Cana hotel and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve. This protected 1,500-acre (600-hectare) park is owned and maintained by the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation. You’ll learn about preservation efforts, scientific research and unique ecosystems this park is famous for from your knowledgeable guide. 

Sit back for an informative safety briefing before getting behind the wheel of your zero-emissions electric buggy. Opt for a one or two person ride and follow your guide through tropical landscapes until you reach Playa Blanca—an unspoiled white sand beach.

Enjoy some leisure time to swim in the clear waters or soak up the sun with an ice-cold soda or bottled water. Then follow rugged trails through the reserve as you make your way to the 12 freshwater lagoons where you’ll find reptiles, colorful birds and other indigenous animals. Learn about the culture and history of this island nation as you tour the petting zoo, sugarcane gallery and iguana habitat located here.  Then slip into the refreshing waters of the local lagoon and learn about the Taino Indians who once lived here. Take your time to relax in this majestic setting before returning to your hotel after a day of fun. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas
Trip to Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, a protected 1,500-acre (600-hectare) park privately owned and maintained by the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation. Hop aboard a Club Car 4x4 buggy, swim and play on a white-sand beach shaded by coconut palms. Wade into the crystal-clear water in this tropical paradise or take a break from the excitement with an ice-cold soft drink or bottled water in hand. Head to one of five lagoons available to visitors, dip into the refreshing, clear waters for a delectable swim. Learn about the Taino Indians who first inhabited the island and called the lagoons ‘eyes’ because of their distinctive shape. Discover more about the native flora and fauna from your guide, or just relax in this magical setting, before your adventure ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Minimum age to be a passenger is 6 years
  • Minimum age to drive is 16 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nexus Tours Dominican Republic

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Punta Cana 4x4 Buggy Eco-Adventure at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park?
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This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Fantastic excursion - provides...
sykescreeklady
, Feb 2017
Fantastic excursion - provides adventure with opportunity to see the park. It would have been helpful to know the difficulty of this trip - there was more walking than anticipated and one woman couldn't walk to the lagoon. However, that was no problem - she sat near the entrance and waited for us! The guides were excellent and very protective of us on the course. Fortunately, all four of our drivers were excellent and had obviously had experience! Staff were very helpful - even brought us back to our hotel when the others went to the beach so that we could maintain our dinner reservations. This situation occurred because we were assigned a 2 pm tour rather than the 10 am tour we requested. Bring your own bandana - they charge 5 - but you do need one due to the dust! We had no need for insect repellant.
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the tour guide was very nice...
Timothy S
, Jun 2016
the tour guide was very nice.. knowledgeable.. the fresh water lagoon was nice.. we didnt wear swimsuits.. the buggy ride was fun as well.. as far as the wildlife and the trails.. not so much. This is really a 4x4 buggy adventure.. thanks to Daniel our tour guide....
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Awesome tour. Everything from the...
Julian B
, Jul 2015
Awesome tour. Everything from the shuttle pick-up to the tour guides was very professional. We had a two person buggy Note, it doesn't look like the red one in the photo and had no issues with it. Swimming in the lagoon was a great experience, cold at first but you quickly get used to it. The private beach at the end was hit or miss for me, it's at a hotel so not exactly a private beach, and we only got a rushed 20 minutes there. Overall we had a great morning out and would definitely recommend to anyone interested. Excellent value for money!
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It was easy to book via the telephone...
Jason M
, Jun 2015
It was easy to book via the telephone, but when we got the confirmation email we were told we had to call the local tour company to book transportation. We did that, and it was quite difficult. We booked about 24 hours ahead of time, and we wanted the morning booking. When we called to book transportation the lady said that it was too late to book the morning, because it was less than 24 hours, so we had to do the afternoon. I told her that we wanted the morning, so could we just go the next day..no biggy. She repeatedly told me no and then put me on hold. When she came back, she said that our pick up time would be 10:30am the day we originally wanted. Magically she was able to book it on time and the day we wanted. It was odd. The excursion itself was amazing. The dune buggies go fast and although it's not quite the self-guided tour it acts like it is, it was great. You don't go to the lagoons though, you stop at a reservation parking lot and walk through the forest to get to the lagoon. It's a beautiful spot. The water was amazing.
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Viator did not respond to important...
OLGA l
, May 2015
Viator did not respond to important issues that I did a Friday, weekend and Monday to Wednesday morning, the day of departure of the tour. when no longer served me. Nexus tour caribeanThey did the same. I had to call the hotel to tour caribbean nexus (euro 15-minute minute to tell me only the departure time, the rush is not going with them) because they did not respond to emails ... and they have responded. the day of the tour had to wait for each bus one hours became eternal. in the park do not explain anything. boogie not working properly. Hull was with the broken strap ... a disaster.
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the tour was nothing like the the...
marmachele
, Mar 2015
the tour was nothing like the the description, the off roading was more like a potholed drive way and was not in the indigenus eyes park walked a trail to the lagoon in the park guides offered no description of what we where seeing. Playa blanca beach we went to on a bus. I was told to call the tour company the day before to confirm hotel pickup cell company charges a dollar a minute to use cell phone international call and i dont drink soft drinks (advertised to be offered) but didnt see any or offered
star-5
Nice excursion, well priced. Very...
LYDIA V
, Feb 2015
Nice excursion, well priced. Very knowledgeable guide. We had a ball.
star-5
This tour was amazing the clear water...
Cory C
, Jan 2015
This tour was amazing the clear water lagoon was one of the best parts.
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More time at the beach and lagoon would...
Marc D
, Jul 2014
More time at the beach and lagoon would be great. ANY cultural information would be nice. the description said we would learn why the lagoons are called "eyes" never did. the tour guides were more concerned about selling $5 bandana's (that you don't need) and $35 picture cd's, don't say yes rightaway the price will come down to $20. The driver who picked us up at the hotel didn't speak English he walked up to us and pointed at the voucher. the bellhop came over to interpret. the drive pull over at a shopping center made a phone call, 15 minutes later two teenage girls get out of a car get on our bus (without vouchers) sat up front. Once we were at the tour the girls stayed on the bus and left with the driver.
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Comparing this tour to others we have...
peanutpopcorn1
, Jun 2014
Comparing this tour to others we have done, even those in Punta Cana and Cap Cana, this tour was lacking. We drove around a trail to a temporarily-closed resort and had 10 minutes to swim at the beach. We then drove to a lagoon at the Indigenous Eyes Park and had 15 minutes to swim in the lagoon. We have done tours that were a lot more fun and incorporated more of the landscape and culture of the Dominican Republic. Although, driving the 4x4s was ok, I would not recommend this tour to others, especially those who have done other tours. In addition, we made a reservation for a Thursday tour only to be told that there were no Thursday tours. Viator needs to coordinate a little better with the companies they book for, in my opinion. We ended up doing a Friday afternoon tour, which got us back so late due to problems on the tour, that we didn't get to dinner until 9 pm. Also, keep in mind the photo of this tour on Viator is a dune buggy, not a 4x4. The 4x4s look like mini jeeps with a flatbed back for your stuff. Bring a bandana if you chose to do this tour, or pay $5 for one when you are there. It is very dusty during dry season.

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