If you love breathtaking sceneries, you have to get on a Punta Cana safari tour. This is one of the most interesting tours you can take while visiting the Punta Cana region. There are countless excursions available to you at this charming location, but the safari is one that shouldn’t be missed. You won’t believe the natural surroundings that can be found beyond the busy resorts. If you want to experience the true essence of the Dominican Republic, you have to see it for yourself.
Punta Cana is much more than luxurious resorts and comfortable
accommodations. Travel the countryside and be a witness of the
Dominican life style in the rural areas. You will feel the warm of
every person that welcomes you with their open heart. Understand the
villagers' feelings and experience the craft that has taken so many
years for them to master first hand. Take a glimpse at their
cultivation methods and taste the mouthwatering fruits grown in their
Where does the Punta Cana Safari tour go?
The traveling route of the excursion may vary depending on the tour company. Typically, the Punta Cana safari trip goes through several areas such as the villages nearby on the countryside and the lower parts of the Cordillera Oriental mountain range.
A very important part of the trip
consists in visiting a school in the rural area, where you can spend
time with the children. If you wish you can bring some materials such
as pencils, notebooks, crayons and other school supplies.
Some of the tours make a stop at a local home to meet a
Dominican family. In there, you will see how they live, work and have a
great time while enjoying the gift of living very close to
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If you have ever been curious about how they grow their crops, you will have the chance of visiting the rice and sugar plantations.
Observe very carefully the process of producing high quality coffee beans, tobacco and cocoa as it will clarify any curiosity you might have about the proper cultivation of these plants.
I almost forgot to mention the always popular mamajuana. If
you are wondering how this drink is created, you are going to find out
as you will be explained the actual process of making it, of course,
you can take advantage of the situation and buy a few bottles to give
it a try or you can simply use them as gifts.
If you think that’s all the Punta Cana safari tour has to offer, think again.
You are going to be visiting some of the Punta Cana’s most secluded beaches as well.
These beaches are in their most
natural state as they don’t have resorts near them. You can witness the
dazzling sunset while taking a refreshing swim in one of these
astounding beaches. In addition, you can explore the nearby coral reefs
full of tropical marine life and have an exquisite grilled lobster as
you feel the Caribbean breeze.
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Which items do I need for the tour?
As usual if you want to get the most out of the Punta Cana safari excursion there are certain things you will need.
1. Comfortable clothing - This can mean different things for different people, but as a general rule you will want to wear shorts, sneakers and a T-shirt or a sleeveless shirt. Just make sure you like your clothes enough to wear them in either rain or sun.
2. Bring sunscreen - Remember you are going to experience a lot of sun.
3. Sunglasses are optional.
4. Mosquito repellent - you are going to a safari tour and you know what that means (mosquitoes).
5. Camera - Don’t tell me you plan to go on safari tour and not take any pictures. This one is a must.
6. Swimsuit - You know, there is no way you can resist swimming in the pristine waters of Punta Cana.
7. Towel - If you are swimming, you have to bring a towel (unless you plan to dry yourself in the sun!).
8. Cash - You will want to bring lots of souvenirs (mamajuana and other stuff you like) so yeah, you need a certain amount of cash with you (not everyplace take credit cards).
9. A backpack or bag of your preference – Yes, you must have it; otherwise, how do you plan to carry the towel, swimsuit, camera, etc.
supplies (you can choose not to bring them) - When
possible is always good to provide a helping hand.
Where can you take the Punta Cana Safari tour?
You can take the excursion at almost any hotel.
Most of the
companies want to make it easy for the guests so they will pick them up
at the resorts and bring them back as soon as the tour finishes. There
is no need for you to get out of the resort and just wander aimlessly
if you don’t want to. If you are in an exploring mood, then go for it,
but remember to take all the necessary precautions.
Who provides the tour?
There are various companies offering Punta Cana safari tours.
They all have different packages but you can be certain not matter
which one you choose; you are going to have the time of your life.
1- Punta Cana Just Safari:
In this tour you will travel to 5 different areas. If you are
adventurous you will certainly love it. You will visit the breathtaking
Uvero Alto beach, walk around a plantation of cocoa and
coffee trees, watch a butterfly garden where you can admire how
enchanting butterflies live and develop in a natural environment, take
part in a zip line experience where you will have a unique chance to
glide over trees and a river and if you like horses, the staff at the
horseplay ranch will have one ready for you for an unforgettable riding
The tour includes lunch at the beach plus water and other non alcoholic drinks. One of main features of this specific tour is the fact that you will be driving one of the jeeps through the entire trip.
Yeah, that’s right, you will actually drive a Jeep through the countryside, across dirt roads, sugar cane fields, have the opportunity to relax at the beach and lots more.
Pregnant women and people with neck injuries and other physical problems should avoid participating on the tour.
Price: The price for this tour is 134 USD per person. First child pays the same as an adult, second child is free and third child get 50% off.
Time: This excursion departs around 9:00 am and finishes at 4:30 in the afternoon.
Contact info:Phone: +1 809-501-0555
2- Super Truck Safari:
As the name indicates the trip consists of a group of people traveling on a huge 8 wheeler through different parts of the Punta Cana countryside. You will ride several feet above the ground through rivers, bumping roads and sugar plantations. You will have the chance to drink to your heart’s content as you will have unlimited water, soft drinks, beer and rum available to you at all times.
Price: The price of the tour is between 95 and 105 USD per person for adults. Children from under 12 years old get in for half the price.
Time: The excursion departs at morning from a specified location (you will be contacted by a tour representative with the information) and returns around 5:00 pm. Tours operate every day with sun or rain with certain exceptions.
Contact info:Phone: +1 844-DR-TOURS
3- Outback Adventures Dominican Republic:
They have an open bar policy and you know what that means (all the water, soft drinks, rum and beer you can drink!). If Boogie Boarding is your thing, you will have the opportunity of having a blast at one of the most private beaches in the area. Do not forget you will also make the traditional visit to a remote village where you will share a fresh cup of coffee with the locals, plus the children are going to be very grateful for any school supplies you can bring to them. They have guides speaking English, Spanish, French and German, so if you have any concern about the language barrier know you are going to be fine.Full day:
Price - You can take part in the excursion for 90.00 USD (adult price per person). Children from 3 to 12 years old pay half the price which is around 45.00 USD each.
Time - The tour typically begins between 8 and 9 am, finishes around 4 to 5 pm and is available 6 days of the week (Monday to Saturday).
Price - If you don’t feel like taking a whole day for the Punta Cana Safari tour, you can always pick the half day trip. The price per adult is 75 USD and children 3 to 12 years old pay 37.50 USD.
Time - This excursion starts between 8 to 9 am and finishes around 1 to 2 pm. It includes all types of drinks just like the full day tour and a light snack instead of a lunch. This specific excursion is available 3 days per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
Contact info:Phone: +1 809-455-2877
If you want to add some excitement to your Punta Cana vacation, book a Safari tour and let the fun begin.