This tour was amazing. Transportation was on time for pick up. Jose(tour guide) was awesome, and very good at his job! Horseback riding, zip lining, and cocoa, chocolate, and mamajuana sampling were all great additions. We even learned how to make cigars. Great tour. Highly recommended!!!
great day out, very exciting adventure in the countryside. free to gallop and have fun, not plod along like other excursions. cattle drive is brilliant and well worth the extra. zip wires are safe and fun. staff very friendly and informative. horses well looked after and well behaved! go with an open mind and don't worry about getting muddy!
This tour was a lot of fun! Staff was awesome. I definitely enjoyed this tour. :
OMG...THIS WAS THE BEST DAY TRIP I HAVE EVER BEEN ON. Kathy, Jose and the entire staff of HorsePlay was absolutely AMAZING. The first stop cigar making, horseback riding, lunch, zip lining, coffee and chocolate making then more horse riding. We also danced and danced and had a really GREAT DAY......
Amazing experience! My husband, me and our 11 year old daughter went on this tour on 21st of July. we were picked up promptly at our resort lobby, hopped on a open aired truck, which was refreshing comparing to the air conditioning coach, the driver and the guide took us through towns to see local life, and destination was a cigar factory. We were offered cigar tasting and rolled a cigar by ourselves. There was absolutely no pressure to buy. We were then led to our horses, the guides pair you up with the horse according to height and temperament. My horse was Memo, and my daughter got a shorter horse, but quite playful. My daughter can't stop petting hers! We were then trotted through wilderness to a hilltop area, where we were served the best cooked Dominican food. The rice and beans are to die for! Thanks to Kathy! We did our ziplinning after lunch, and it's super amazing. We were then being shown where coacoa came from, have a taste of the raw coacoa seeds, which tastes like Lychee, very refreshing. Then shown how the coacoa beans were roasted and ground up. We were offered samples of fresh ground coacoa with cane sugar, and hot coacoa drink. a little bit of Merengue and we headed back to the cigar shop on horses. then the truck back to the resort.
Everything was great! It's not a 20 minutes horse ride, it's a full 2 hours! The guides are friendly, informative and helpful. Exactly what we hope for. I will go back again!
Amazing. Got to eat good food and have fun riding the horses. Once in a lifetime experience.
this tour was amazing! The length of the horseback riding is great and you visit a cigar factory where you are able to make your own cigar! you ride your horse for close to an hour and then you arrive to a place where you are served a full dominican lunch--fried chicken. spaghetti, coleslaw, soup, beans and rice, bread, etc. You then proceed to the zippiness--there are only two lines but they get the job done and its a great view. They also allow you to go as many times as you please! You ride the horses back and before you go..you try pure cocoa and cocoa beans and their signature mamajuana drink! They even turn on some music and get some dancing going on for a little bit.
We truly had a wonderful time. The people are amazing, the food was delicious, and beautiful horses. After having an awesome lunch we went zip lining and we could do it as much as we wanted to which I thought was sweet. We rolled cigars I learned about how they make Coco.
Absolutely loved this!!!! Everyone is nice, outgoing and helpful and there and #39;s a lot that you do all in this one tour . I and #39;d definitely recommend anyone to do it!
The Tour guide Hose was awesome, the owner was grea,t the food was great the whole experience was awesome. We can wait to go back and take our kids! We loved it
Great tour. Upon receiving my confirmation I later received a e-mail with the time they would pick us up. Pick time was 0945. We stayed at the excellence resort. IDK why but we did not get picked up by bus like the others but by a van. I guess it was because our resort was the furthest out. Just a guess. But we were picked up at about 1000. We arrived and was shown how to make a cigar while they brought the horses over. Jose was the main tour guide. He is too funny and straight forward. He always had us laughing. It was about 20 participants. We put on our helmets and then we mounted our horses. We went on a trail by the river which we crossed 10 times. We arrived to our destination had a nice lunch then zip lined. There were 2. After you zip line across you have to climb a flight of stairs and zip line back. You get to go twice if you would like, Afterwards we danced a little and then we made our way back to the original site. Fun, great price as it included zip lining and horse back riding. Also felt safe with the staff. There were staff in the back and then there were staff in the front and all in between.
Best day excursion!!! We had a fantastic time. Loved everything about this trip. From the drive thru the countryside, the cigar making, the horseback riding-favorite part by far!, the food, the zip lining and the cocoa and mama juana making at the end made for a great DR experience. The people were wonderful! The horseback riding was something like we never experienced. No skimping on anything here. Zip lined again if we wanted. Highly recommend! piece of advice-don't wear white or nice clothing, you will get dirty but so worth it!
The people were extremely friendly. The entire trip was worth the money.
It was one of the best experience for us.
Wonderful people and good food.
They have a portion of the track that we could do a galloping, which was amazing !
5 stars for Viator. We had not a single issue with pick ups or drop offs at our Hotel.
sooooo fun......not a horseback rider but they made it amazing....my 9 year old led the pack lol...great guides and a great day of fun and adventure. Well worth the money.....all levels....u will get dirty. Zipline....I am afraid of heights and faced my fears and did it.....all in all a wonderful day.
This was an incredible experience! We are so glad that we booked our trip through Viator and Horseplay. Jose and his Staff at Horseplay were first class and we would definitely recommend their services and tour. It was much more than horseback riding and a zipline. We learned to make cigars, had a wonderful Dominican meal, saw how chocolate was made from coco beans, drank some Mama Juana and even danced a little! We have so many fond memories of our trip to Punta Cana but none more memorable than our time with the folks at Horseplay. THANKS, Jose!! Olie and Brenda Fosdyck/Destin, FL
This was definitely on the top of my most memorable experiences in Punta Cana list. Jose was hilarious!! 5 star tour guide. From the beginning to the end, I was well entertained. Great Food. Great History learned. Fun activities. A true treat. Worth every dime! 3
This was a fun tour through the countryside. It took awhile to get there after stopping to pick up guests in the various hotels, but definitely worth it.
It starts out by seeing the way they make cigars, with the opportunity to do some of it yourself or just smoke a free sample of the wide variety of flavored ones. Then you are mounted on horses and proceed to the ranch.
The horses were sturdy and well behaved... a breed bred especially for their endurance and disposition. The ride was varied and covered a lot of trail and included crossing a small river in a shallow area. Doing the cattle drive at the end was pretty cool.
When you arrive at the ranch, you can zip line a few times and swim in the pool or just relax. They show you a bit of the nature tour with coffee and chocolate samples and how they are processed. You also have music, a home cooked Dominican lunch, and photos preview of the photos they had been taking. This is also where you can leave a tip in the tip box.
After lunch you can go on the cattle drive if you chose that option, and meet the others down the path back to the cigar place. That is where you will leave to go back to your hotel, stopping at a large gift shop on the way.
Overall, I highly recommend this excursion. It was worth the money and lots of fun for all!
Without a doubt this was the best tour. Had a blast riding the horse and seeing the coutryside. Kathy was very nice and informative and I would do this tour again when I come back to Domincan Republic.
This was by far the best tour you can take. Jose and his crew really take care of you. There isnt one negative thing I can say about this tour...It is a reasonable price, and overall is good value and fun. I will recommend this trip, hands down. Gracias Jose!!
You MUST go on this tour! Absolutely fantastic! The staff are all brilliant, fun and friendly! I and #39;ve never ridden a horse and they made me feel at ease, I rode a horse, galloped a little, ate, zip lined and learnt about coca, coffee and mamajuana, tried some and danced too! Would do it all again!
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