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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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Classic Car Tours
5 hours
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RM 225.74
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Bus Tours
10–12 hours
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Adventure Tours
5 hours
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RM 406.34
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Bus Tours
11–13 hours
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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RM 654.66
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Adventure Tours
6 hours
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  • Emily E
    2 contributions
    What an amazing snorkeling trip! We decided to go private with just our family of 6 as opposed to the bigger party boats we have done before and so glad we did! Such an amazing personal experience with incredible staff! Photographer on board with you as well!
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • PhoenixGabbi
    44 contributions
    We came from Punta Cana, which of course was about a 3hr journey to Bayahibe port (which is fine). We had Christian as our tour guide. He was really friendly and spoke really good English. He was information about Saona Island. The coach had good air con. We got the speed boat from Bayahibe to Saona Island. To then be told we have 2 hrs on the island, and lunch as well. The lunch was a typical Dominican cuisine served by the local Saona inhabitants, which is great.
    The beach is stunning, literally a picture post card. It is worth going all the way there, just wished we were there about 3hrs.
    On the way back, we had the catamaran which they love doing the “party cruise”. So loud music, some people love a dance and to make use of the open bar (all the rum). If that’s your thing, great. If it isn’t, just sit and watch. The catamaran took about 2.5hrs to get back to the port, but also stopping off at the Natural Pool (a shallow part of the sea) where all the tourist catamarans stop to play all their music loudly and people to float about in the shallow sea.
    Then of course when we got to Bayahibe, we had the 3hr journey back to the hotel.
    I wouldn’t want to do this long tour again, but I did enjoy and love the island.

    I’ve realised in the Dominican Republic, it’s really relaxed, “Dominican 5 mins” means any time. Also, tours love taking you to all the souvenir shops in hopes of spending money.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Jose Lara
    Walnut, CA2 contributions
    What a great trip to Santo Domingo. The pickup was timely. The trip encompasses a van or shuttle pickup (which is a transfer to a big luxury bus. The pickup and transfer time took about 1 hour 20 minutes. Communication could have been better as to what was going on, and how the process would play out. The trip itself was a amazing. I didn't realize the rich history of this amazing country. The tour takes you to the 3 eyes underground lake/river and them a tour to downtown. The tour also included a delicious sit down buffet with waiter service. Overall a great experience and would do it again. The only downside was the lack of communication at the beginning as how the pickup and transfer would unfurl.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Marissa V
    1 contribution
    If you are going to do an excursion this is a MUST DO! The team was so welcoming, making us feel like family right off the start. Not only do you get to see the beauty of DR but also very educational on the agricultural offerings as well. Taking a look at DR from a more local point of view. We highly recommend booking!
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Lam L
    1 contribution
    Fantastic experience! Car had AC and our guide was kind, funny and super knowledgeable. He answered all our silly questions. Food was amazing as well! Superb excursion, would recommend. Only negative was that it took a bit longer than advertised so just a warning.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • PhillyShaney
    Philadelphia, PA849 contributions
    I was excited to book this tour because I enjoy seeing the country I am visiting outside of the resort!

    Now..be aware this full City tour leaves out early..6AM! Once the bus makes the rounds at each resort..tour got underway on a new ‘safari’ style bus! Ruddy was our tour guide and he was the absolute BEST!

    Ruddy has 20+ years experience doing tours and his great personality and knowledge made the tour so enjoyable!

    The tour goes through Higuey where we visited the Basilica Catedral Nuestra; Café Cacao; Jose Noble Cigars and Maria and Yolanda’s Cafe!

    Such a great tour and learned so much about the DR!

    Thank you Ruddy!
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Jamie S
    2 contributions
    Fantastic day out but expect a long day ! Would rather have had speedboat there and back instead of catamaran as ours was too small for amount of people on trip and not enough seats for everyone ,also you only get about 2 hours on the island because of the traveling time , but it is a good day out
    Written 12 September 2019
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  • 148cathleenk
    1 contribution
    Awesome trip!! We got lost bc we didn’t listen carefully to directions! But no worries! Staff found us asap!! It was an amazing trip!! Everything promised and more!! You DO NOT want to miss this trip to saona island!! Must see!!!!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • jasoncaston
    Frisco, Texas, United States10 contributions
    I cannot give enough praise for this experience. I am not as young as i used to but on this party bus with my other 10 friends, I felt like I was in my 20s again. The vibe was awesome, the DJ was awesome, and security was great.. the whole night was amazing
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Sankar P
    2 contributions
    Overall a very good trip. Keep camera with you at natural pool. The paid pictures are atrociously expensive. Altos de Chavon is after the saona island trip so it can be tiring. Saona island is beautiful. The trip back in the catamaran was awesome
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • 537bridgettew
    Lena, LA4 contributions
    Great guides! Fun relaxing day. The lagoon was beautiful. If snorkeling is your main interest, I don’t think this is the excursion for you. Water was rough and crowded with about 30 people in our group. Overall a 10/10!
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • miumiu4all
    Winter Garden, FL759 contributions
    Interesting tour.

    This is a long tour with several stops. It was good for the price we paid. I enjoyed all the activities we did. The beach at the end was amazing. It is beautiful and I wish we had spent more time there.

    The only thing that gives me pause is the horse back riding. The horses we rode were very thin and did not appear to be well cared for. My horse seemed to be convulsing on the tour. It was an unpleasant experience.

    I would recommend this tour though. It’s a great way to get a feel of the local area in a few hours.
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • Jei M Bro
    22 contributions
    This was a GREAT group excursion!! My husband and I chose this as a group excursion for our wedding and we did SO much in a day it felt like a 72hr excursion! I will say, the first adventure (buggies) included driving the buggies around to the beach with GIANT waves, then to a typical house which had chocolate/green tea/ and mamajuana tasting, then swimming in a cave, and then driving back to leave the buggies. During the first adventure, it was veeeery rushed. For instance when we got to the first beach, we were told to swim for 20 minutes to then head to the house (roughly 35 min there), and cave swimming (20min) but you did drive your own buggy the entire time. The second adventure included getting on a party boat that included snorkeling (20 min) then driving to a “natural pool” where we swam, drank the included rum and coke/beer, and even sliding down the boat slide. We were confused on the second adventure because we were told we were getting dropped at our hotel and being picked up by a different driver. We were dropped off at our lobby and our driver for the boat party was already there! So definitely check for pick up times for BOTH adventures and let them know your ETA. Even though the first part was rushed, we did a lot for one day and having a big group definitely makes it even more fun! Definitely an excursion for “half glass full” individuals 😆
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • darrennyc4life
    Atlanta, GA1 contribution
    It truly was a great experience. Although it was so hot and the humidity was enormous, bring lots of water and comfortable shoes. The cave was educational but bring water and there's a lot of walking and climbing stairs. The light house was phenomenal.. The lunch stop was ok just it was a designated place for all the tourist. The cathedral was wonderful but at one point the same groups I saw at the other places were all coming in the church and they all wanted to just sit and pray and relax but they had a lot of the seats blocked off. Our driver and tour guide was so nice and professional but one suggestion. Leaving punta cana there should be atleast 1 bathroom stop as the ride us over an hour and provide water. That would be a nice touch.
    Other then that, I would do it again
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Sarah K
    3 contributions
    ¡Tao es el mejor! He was extremely friendly and kind. We enjoyed talking with him. He’s was a safe driver. The mountain was absolutely gorgeous! I wish we could have stayed at playa Esmeralda rather than gone to playa Macao as playa Esmeralda was far more beautiful. Overall it was an excellent excursion and we would do it again!
    Written 21 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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