Dominican Countryside Open Truck Adventure with lunch
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
- Dominican countryside: Take a 4x4 ride through the tropical jungles and on the Caribbean coasts, and meet friendly and welcoming Dominicans in the villages.
- Playa Guzmancito: Discover secluded silky white sand shores and inviting ocean waters in many shades of blue, then enjoy a tempting lunch with a side of breathtaking views.
- Rum shack: Sample the spirit of the Caribbean when you visit a thatched roof bar and try several different varieties of rum, plus the famous mamajuana, a tasty indigenous drink.
About this Puerto Plata tour
Like many of its Caribbean island neighbors, the Dominican Republic has a colorful mosaic of people from different ethnic groups. In fact, 73% of the population fall into the racially mixed category. With a piquant blend of Spanish, French, African, and Native American influences, the country boasts a fascinating cultural presence.
While the Spanish language, merengue and bachata, and baseball unite most of the population, many Dominicans live modestly. But as you will witness on this unique tour, their warm and generous disposition will enchant you, with both the good-natured tour guides who will take you on the open-air 4X4 tour and the smiling denizens you'll meet in the villages along the way.
Starting with a pickup from your hotel, zip through the busy and heavily trafficked areas of Puerto Plata and into the serene countryside, where the true spirit of the people lives. Observe the unspoiled verdant rural landscape and postcard coastal views on this breezy ride. Stop for some grownup refreshment at a rum shack to taste different varieties and enjoying a yummy coco loco.
Later on, walk and relax on the sugary sand of Playa Guzmancito, then enjoy a traditional Dominican lunch of chicken, rice, and salads. There, treat yourself to the mamajuana, a popular native drink made from various plants, ingredients of the creator's choosing, and of course, rum. It's supposedly an aphrodisiac, which may explain why Dominicans are such a happy people.
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum
Rum, the signature liquor the Caribbean, was created as a by-product of the lucrative local sugar production. The growers usually tossed the resulting substance of molasses away because most people didn't like it. But some creative (and probably thirsty) individual mixed the syrupy stuff with cane juice and distilled it into the spirit you can find anywhere on the islands today.
Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so our GoBe Representative, with the displayed logo sign, can meet you in your hotel lobby.
Welcome to the tropics. Be prepared for humidity and afternoon rain during the summer months.
This tour involves riding in an open-air vehicle that can be rough and uncomfortable at times. Must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over rough dirt paths that can be muddy at times.
Adventure, Full Day, Beach, Wilderness/Wildlife
Beverages - Soda, Local Rum & Water
Lunch - Local Favorites
English, German, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 250 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
Due to nature of this tour, it is not recommended for travelers with neck, back or shoulder problems or anyone suffering from hernias. The open-air vehicle maneuvers over rough, dirt roads.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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