Dominican Countryside Horseback Adventure
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Trail ride: Learn about horse breeds unique to the Dominican Republic, how to ride like an experienced ranch hand, even how to throw a lasso. Then hit the trails!
- Flora and Fauna: Explore the diverse greenery of the Dominican Republic countryside on this experience perfect for nature lovers.
- Lasso tricks: Herein likes the dude-ranch portion of your horseback adventure. Your guides have worked the land on horseback, and can show you how to rein them in cowboy style.
About this Punta Cana tour
A horseback tour in Cap Cana is an opportunity to see rugged parts of the Dominican that many don't get to see- It's a foray into more than a million acres of lush Caribbean forest, where majestic cliffs rise high above the flora and fauna. Riding tall in the saddle, you might spot rare butterflies, iguanas, or blue herons. The scope of nature is cinematic- Riders before you have compared their horseback adventures in Cap Cana to an Indiana Jones movie.
Coincidentally, your horseback tour guides have a movie star's charm. They won't mind if you think of them as comedic cowboys with a textbook knowledge of the terrain. They're there to help you ride comfortably and to your ability level. The gravel trails beat a reasonably smooth path around caverns and caves festooned with Caribbean flora.
Your horse may stop for a drink at the winding river, an area where coffee and cocoa beans are a delicious part of the local economy and a few small shops dot the route. Pick up a bottle of Mama Juana, an interesting local concoction made of rum, red wine, and honey, seasoned by tree bark and herbs and said to have mysterious rejuvenating powers. It has a mild kick to it, which is the only kind you want around horses.
Mama Juana didn't always have a kick
The specific herbs that make up Mama Juana were originally prepared as an herbal tea by the native Taino Indians- according to legend, Christopher Columbus liked it. In the 1950s, Mama Juana was reinvented and branded as herbal medicine, and that's when alcohol was added to the recipe.
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.
Wear suitable riding clothes and bring adequate sun protection. Closed toe shoes are required. Travelers must wear a helmet.
Not suitable for limited mobility guests.
Family Friendly, Scenic, Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife
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 travelers 10 years of age and older.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 220 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only suited for travelers in good physical condition. It is not recommended if you suffer from seizures, have heart, back, neck, respiratory, or shoulder problems, recently had surgery, or are pregnant.
Before you saddle up, you will watch a short video on the history of horses and a safety video.
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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