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Experience the beauty and the traditions of real Dominican Republic on this culture and countryside tour by 4x4. Pay a visit to a sugarcane field, ride a horse, eat and drink with a local family and make a stop at a school, too. Learn how local rum is made, roll a cigar and take in some seriously epic mountaintop views as you tuck into a savory Dominican lunch. Round-trip transportation is included in this full-day tour that’s sure to highlight the best of this great nation. 


  • Full-day Dominican countryside adventure by 4x4 'safari truck'
  • Experience a piece of daily Dominican life at a local family home
  • Visit a sugarcane field and a sponsored school, and enjoy a horseback ride
  • Admire the unique Basilica of Higuey, an important architectural and religious site
  • Feast on a buffet lunch, and sample local dishes, fruit and fresh coffee
  • Learn how to roll the perfect cigar, and see how rum is made
  • Lunch, beverages and hotel pickup and drop-off from La Romana or Bayahibe included

What You Can Expect

Dominican Culture and Countryside Tour by 4x4

Admire the Basilica of Higuey during your full-day tour!

Your friendly guide and local driver will collect you from your La Romana or Bayahibe hotel and transport you in the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle through the countryside of this diverse nation. Learn about the plants, animals, culture and traditions of Dominican Republic from your expert guide as you navigate the tropical landscapes.

You’ll make a stop at a local sugarcane field and learn how this popular crop is grown. Chew on a nug of this sweet treat as you interact with the locals responsible for producing this delight. 

Next, you’ll visit a school and learn about the education system before making your way to a horse ranch. After a safety briefing you’ll don a helmet and saddle up for a 20-minute horseback ride through the island countryside. 

Afterwards, relax near the Anamuya River with cocktail in hand. Cruise along the river en route to the home of a local family where you’ll enjoy Dominican coffee, chocolate and fruits, too. Once your appetite is whetted you’ll head to Anamuya Mountain where you’ll have the chance to sample traditional cuisine while gazing out at incredible views.

Once lunch is complete head to a trapiche, where you’ll see how Dominican rum is made using  sugarcane. You’ll also visit a small museum, where you’ll learn about cigars. Learn from a local guide how to expertly roll the perfect Dominican cigar.

Finally, pay a visit to the Basilica of Higuey. Built in 1972 this destination is a popular spot for pilgrims who believe the vision of the Virgin Mary once occurred here.

After a full day of Dominican culture, food and traditions, return to your hotel in the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle. 

Customer Reviews

Brianne T

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

This tour was beyond amazing. They even threw in a short horseback ride. I would definitely recommend it. However, brace yourself for when you are off the paved road, it gets really bumpy. I had a great time.

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