The Original Xtreme Buggy Full Day Adventure! Small Groups, VW Engine!! - Punta Cana

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Xtreme-Buggy, Dominican Republic, La Altagracia, Av. Estados Unidos, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please send your Hotel Name & room number after arriving late.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Hop aboard a dune buggy for a full-day adventure and experience the best Punta cana has to offer! Drive your manual transmission dune buggy through rice fields and along Playa La Vacama. Share your 4-passenger buggy with another party or keep all the driving to yourselves (depending on which option you select). Enjoy refreshments plus lunch at a local Ranch. Before Lunch take a dip in the River, or relax in the Hammock. If available take a Kajak or Pedal boat for a short trip on the river. Receive personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.


Get off the beaten track in a 4x4

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Small-group tour

Led by a local guide

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After being picked up from your Punta cana hotel, you'll receive brief safety instructions and rules from your knowledgeable guide. Then, jump inside your dune buggy and get ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!
With original VW engines and a stick-shift transmission, these vehicles have amazing speed and agility. Whether or not you choose to share the driving of your 4-person buggy with another party, youll enjoy an unbeatable adventure through 115 miles (190 km) of rugged interior in the Dominican Republic.
Start your journey by driving to Uvero Alto, a famous beach town on the northeast side of the island. From there, you'll head inland towards Nissibon, passing workers in the rice fields tending to their crops. On the way, stop at a typical Dominican colmado (grocery store) for a refreshing soft drink.
Then, steer through Playa La Vacama and drive approximately 9 miles (15 km) on a secluded, palm-fringed beach. Feel free to jump off your dune buggy and take a refreshing swim in the ocean to cool off!

From La Vacama, its not much further to the village whereyou'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, the group will head to thelagoon where you'll take a boat cruise though mangroves to a deserted beach.

At the beach you'll have time to explore and enjoy a fresh coconut. Then head back over thelagoon and stop at Doa Alexandrina's house for some local fruit and a coffee before taking the buggiesback to Bavaro.

Please note: dune buggies have manual transmissions and operate with a 4-speed stick shift. No training is available and drivers must know how to drive a manual transmission.


Full-day dune buggy adventure

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Drinks, snacks and lunch



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

All children must be able to sit in a seat by themselves and must be accompanied by an adult

Dune buggies have manual transmissions and operate with a 4-speed stick shift. It is imperative that the driver is proficient at driving a stick shift manual transmission.

For those that are used to right side drive vehicles, please note that these are left side drive vehicles and that the stick shift is on the right side of the driver.

All drivers must present a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years old to drive

Drivers must wear closed toe shoes

Maximum group size is 12 people

Maximum weight per buggy is 800 pounds

No alcohol is permitted prior or during the tour

Approximate driving distance is 115 miles (190 km)

The route of the tour can be altered by the guide due to certain circumstances

Please bring with you a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. Each buggy has a small compartment which can fit a backpack

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Apr-2018

    This was an amazing day! Lots of driving through about every terrain. Lots of stops and food! You won't go hungry!. You definitely need to be a confident standard driver! Those buggy's can move and you get highway, in town, off road, mud etc. Very scenic views and local stops and a few amazing beeches! It would be cool if they had a map of the tour you take so you can see where you have gone. Other than that this was the best excursion we've ever been on! I would do this again in a heartbeat!!!!

  • 24-Feb-2018

    You will get muddy! Bring water shoes and a poncho!!!! Excellent culture experience!!! Lunch was at a local home and was delicious
    We did the full day tour and would do it again!!

  • 19-Oct-2017

    Second time doing this tour;not same since the guide Mark left!The guide we had was very unpatient and rushing us at every stop we made barely had time to take pics!Also almost no explanations about the areas;and they also bumped up the price with $30 since last year!no value in this tour anymore

  • 14-Aug-2017

    This trip includes it all. You get some highway cruising, some beach-front driving, several miles through a palm grove along a secluded coastline, and a run through a fairly muddy and pothole infested jungle trail which the buggies make easy work of. You also get several snacks and a traditional lunch at a jungle hotel, a horeseback ride where they open up fresh coconuts for you to drink from, and to see a very secluded family's way of living far away from paved roads. The driving pace was quicker than I expected which was a pleasant surprise, but by no means reckless. You should be fairly confident in driving a standard as the description says, but only one person per buggy has to drive. Overall this is among my favorite day trips ever. You will get very dirty. You will have a very good time. HIGHLY recommend.

  • 26-May-2017

    Have to say......BEST experience of our trip!!!!!! we got to experience Punta Cana and the lifestyle in a true form. The description does not do this excursion justice. We drove on highways, beaches, back roads, villages. You name it, we did it. Got to drive our own buggy. Guide was insightful, warm, and shared all he knew about the culture of Dominican republic with us. We got muddy so prepare for this. My husband drove but I had the time of my life. Would rate this a 10 star adventure. Would do it over and over if we come back. Worth every penny spent.

  • 04-Apr-2017

    Pick up = spot on time - easy to communicate with befor e
    Explanation of buggy= we covered the basics before setting off, however YOU MUST BE ABLE TO A DRIVE MANUAL CAR or this tour will be awful for you and all others there!
    Tour guide = fantastic knowledge and helpful!
    A must!!!!

  • 21-Mar-2017

    This was the best tour! So much fun and informative! The stops on this tour were amazing, the guide was great! Plenty of food, great pictures you can buy! I can and #39;t say enough how much fun this was! Very friendly tour company!

  • 12-Jan-2017

    We had an absolutely wonderful time. It was so much fun to be driving all throughout the Dominican Republic countryside. We stopped at this incredibly beautiful hotel minutes from the beach, in the middle of nowhere and had a great Dominican lunch. We got totally covered in mud on the way. We loved that it went to not touristy areas. We got to see Dominican life and how beautiful the country is. Would totally do another tour with the tour group.

  • 29-Dec-2016

    Charlie was great and the tour was easily the most fun tour I've done in a long time! Given we've been marooned on our resort until this trip, it gives a good perspective of what the DR is really like. If you take one thing away from this review, it's that you should not bring clothes you care about. You WILL get mud everywhere and it's unavoidable now matter how good a driver you think you might be. Even though it's mentioned in the tour info, be sure someone in your group is comfortable with driving a manual buggy had a fussy tranny as it gave me a fair bit of trouble downshifting and I've been driving stick daily for 15 years. Charlie instructed his guy to check it out as soon as we got back, but I was stuck with it for the 100 miles. There are very reasonably priced photos available for purchase after the trip that get burned to CD I just need to find a DVD drive somewhere now.

  • 15-Dec-2016

    totally amazing although it was just me and the tour guild I found it fun and informative and although it rained for the first 2hr I still had so much fun and it was the best trip I had that holiday and I would recommend it to anyone.

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