Discovering a country is not just about one picture. The Dominican Republic is not just about white sand beaches and palm trees, there is much more to see in the countryside. Sign up for a real adventure and see the real Dominican Republic with our Safari tour in open safari trucks.
Depending if you choose a full day or half a day of adventure, Safari will bring you out of the resort to see how people live in the countryside, what they eat, what are the national most exported products, and all the little things which make you really discover the country you are visiting!
Full day option includes visit to a local school where the safari team sponsors a community project that benefits several villages with basic education. Sometimes visitors choose to bring helpful donations. This should never be money, but instead school supplies like pens, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, clothing, etc. There are no children on Saturdays and Sundays or major holidays but the tour still visits the school. Next stop is in Higuey, the largest city in the Dominican Republic’s eastern region. You will visit one of the country’s most famous churches – the Basilica de Higuey, dedicated to Our Lady of the Altagracia, the patron saint of the Dominican Republic. Please note that to enter, women and men must be covered to the elbows and knees.
The second part is the same for full day and half day option: you will take a turn towards the Cordillera Oriental Mountain Range, averaging some 900 feet above sea level, before heading deep into the Dominican country side. Our safari truck then passes by two rural ranches where we’ll learn about and taste several genuine Dominican products: cocoa, coffee, tobacco, and mamajuana (widely considered a natural aphrodisiac). Coffee tasting, cacao from the fruit to the grounding process, the art of rolling cigars, exploring a bit of the local wildlife – all that accompanied by our fun guides who will explain you everything in detail. After a short horseback ride around the country ranch, you’ll be treated to an amazing Dominican buffet lunch, where a lazy hammock will be waiting for your afternoon siesta.
To finish a day full of adventure, you will visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, Macao, for a dip in the ocean and a blast of boogie boarding, before returning to your hotel.
There is so much to enjoy, so much to learn, so much to see and so much to share – that it’s worth to sacrifice one day out of the beach.