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Pirate Rum Factory and Taino Cave Tour from Punta Cana

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Punta Cana, Caribbean
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Explore a Taino Indian cave and visit the Pirate Rum Factory during this 2-hour tour from Punta Cana. At the rum factory, listen to your local guide talk about the history of the Dominican rum-brewing process and taste 8 flavors of rum, including the legendary mamajuana. Visit an ancient cave and learn about the original island inhabitants, the Taino indians. Don a hard hat and trek deep into the cave, following your guide and listening to the history of the interaction between the Taino and the Spanish conquistadors. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
  • Explore a Taino Indian cave and visit the Pirate Rum Factory
  • Listen to your local guide talk about the history of the Dominican rum-brewing process and taste 8 flavors of rum, including the legendary mamajuana
  • Visit an ancient cave and learn about the original island inhabitants, the Taino indians
  • Don a hard hat and trek deep into the cave, following your guide and listening to the history of the interaction between the Taino and the Spanish conquistadors
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What is the maximum group size during Pirate Rum Factory and Taino Cave Tour from Punta Cana?
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This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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  • "WARNING, if you buy any alcohol from the rum factory or any where else on the island, please pack it in your luggage." See review
  • "It does get a bit low so if you are claustrophobic this may bother you a bit." See review
  • "It was basically a private tour because it was just us four, quick tour but worth it if you're looking for something to do to fill some time." See review

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This tour was well worth the price. The...
wcbaker22
, Mar 2018
This tour was well worth the price. The tour company picks you up at the resort and takes you into town where you are dropped off in the parking lot of the Pirate Rum Factory. Behind the building is an entrance to the cave systems used by the Taino natives to hide and resist the takeover of their island by Columbus and the Spaniards. The first part of the excursion consists of being guided thru the cave where various displays of culture and history abound. When you get back to the Factory, the fun begins. You learn how they make their local rum and flavor it with the tastes of the Dominican Republic. There you also get to taste all 8 flavors, which include lime, banana leaf, coffee and the local mamajuana. The Factory sells their wares in beautifully hand painted bottles with scenes from the DR countryside. If you're lucky, one of the artisans will be there to personalize your bottle. You are back to the resort area by early after for relaxing by the pool and cocktails.
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Batista was an awesome tour guide who...
cash.mcgregor
, Mar 2018
Batista was an awesome tour guide who made this a great morning trip! He was very informative and the cave was well put together. The rum samples were all amazing! The only part we would’ve enjoyed more is if we had learned a little bit more about making rum. Overall a great time!!
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It was very interesting I wasn't...
szachuryandrea
, Mar 2018
It was very interesting I wasn't expecting both the caves and rum factory in same location it was a total of 2 hours from the time we left our resort to the time we got back to resort. Was a nice way to break up a day
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Took us to a shopping mall after...
brianna s
, Mar 2018
Took us to a shopping mall after... kinda left us there. I had to call them to get picked up. Tour guide was good. Cave was great.
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The cave tour was interesting, but it...
dessertflower49
, Mar 2018
The cave tour was interesting, but it was difficult to understand our guide's strong Spanish accent. You really had to concentrate. We found out that Christopher Columbus was definitely not a man to be venerated. The rum factory was more a bottle painting room. Didn't see any rum being made. If I needed a souvenir, a small bottle would be pretty. The rum sampling was disappointing, with not even a cracker to cleanse your palate.
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The caves themselves were interesting...
pcarter
, Feb 2018
The caves themselves were interesting and the guide excellent, explaining fully the history of what they were used for over the ages. Sadly out of the six people on our tour, two of them were French, and although the guide was first class in switching from French to English, it obviously took twice as long to explain each and every detail. I guess they don't have that many visitors, as if they did, it really would make sense for the guide to speak in only one language The remainder of the tour is simply fill-in, as the 'Rum Factory' is simply a small warehouse where they tell us they fill bottles with rum. There are a few 50 gallon drums shown in an office behind the glass, which they tell us contains rum and one poor soul who has clearly been brought in to do the hand painting on each and every bottle. There is absolutely nothing about a rum factory' which most would expect to see a factory taking in the raw material, distilling it and a bottling unit. From there we are taken by van to the customary local small outlet mall where 90 of the products are those that can be found in any town in the USA. Other than local jewellery made from local minerals, it is a total waste of time and where none of the folk on our tour bought a thing. Upon arrival at this outlet we were told that we would be picked up by van, in an hour and a half, to be taken back to out respective hotels, but a most of us had been involved in these sort of places in other parts of the developing world, we managed to negotiate them down to a pick up in 45 minutes and even then, 30 minutes were us all sitting in the exit waiting for the transport. The caves had a certain amount of interest, but the bulk of the trip was a total waste of time and I would suggest perhaps it should be combined with something else moderately local to the area if at all possible and forget the rum Factory and the commercial outlet altogether. We had been on an first class Viator trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels near Saigon a year before, which was fabulous and which made this tour look somewhat amateurish, but it did at least get us off the beach for a few hours
star-5
Brilliant tour. The guide spoke great...
Marek O
, Feb 2018
Brilliant tour. The guide spoke great english, was very knowledgeable, entertaining and informative. We learned about the taino indians, the history of the Dominican Republic, tasted great rum and even went to the cigar museum at no extra charge. All in all - 10/10 - Highly recommended.
star-5
This tour was really interesting and...
Melissa B
, Jan 2018
This tour was really interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the history of the Dominican Republic, the Taino Indians, the cave, rum, etc. It was easy walking through the cave. We even saw a tarantula and 2 cave dwelling spiders. It was neat and fun!
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Absolute SCAM! After the tour of the...
Jerry B
, Jan 2018
Absolute SCAM! After the tour of the cave and rum factory they boarded all of the customer in a van drove everyone to an undisclosed tourist shopping store. The building had no external signage and a guy paroling the parking lot with a shotgun. This side trip was not requested nor did anyone have the option of declining. Once we arrived at this tourist trap we were kept there for more than an hour in an effort to pressure people into buying stuff. Only after people started complaining very loudly did they finally manage to arrange return transportation. Avoid at all costs!
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The Taino cave tour was quite...
Mary Jane T
, Dec 2017
The Taino cave tour was quite informative and interesting. The tiny rum factory next to it gave us samples of their types of rum. After these tours we were OK and ready to go back to the hotel as the 3 hours indicated on the initial booking were up. We were detoured to a cigar/chocolate shop and were told that we would be there for 1 and 1/2 hours. This was not on the program and we did not appreciate being detoured into there.

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