Xtreme Buggy The Only Original Dune Buggy Experience In Small Groups - Punta Cana

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    La Altagracia Province, La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • 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.

Overview

Ladies and gentlemen, start your VW engines! Prepare yourself for a half-day Dominican Republic adventure in a very small group of 3-5 Original Full size Dune Buggy's, as you zip through the beautiful countryside. Departing from Punta cana, you'll travel past colorful houses and across the breathtaking landscape. Get to know the true Dominican Countryside and meet the real people at our stops. Have fun driving our 4 speed stick shift Dune Buggy while you explore your Holiday destination.

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

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 4-speed stick-shift transmission, these vehicles are sure to impress with their speed and agility!

The adventure starts as you head out into the Dominican countryside, passing colorful Caribbean houses along the way. Your first stop will be for a real Dominican coffee, ensuring your energy level is high for the rest of your drive!

Following the nature path and passing by palm trees and banana plantations, you'll reach an authentic limestone mine. Driving back on a paved road to the villages of La Caiba and Macao, you'll make a stop at a local colmado (grocery store), where you can join local people from the countryside doing their daily shopping. Enjoy snacks and drinks at the colmado then head over to Macao beach, one of the last natural beaches in the Dominican Republic.

Drive along the white sand and enjoy breathtaking views of the beach and ocean. If there's time, you'll stop for a quick dip in the ocean before returning back to Punta cana!

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.

Inclusions

Half-day dune buggy adventure

Hotel pickup and drop off

Cup of Dominican coffee

Snacks and drinks

Exclusions

Gratuities

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 55 miles (90 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

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Mar-2019

    This is not that regular ATV experience. It's something more, extra!
    It's not for occasional drivers, it's for real driver enthusiasts. If you like Volkswagen, they use the old Beetle as a base to the buggies (like the Cali Buggies) Aircooled Flat Engines and Stick Shift (old beetle gearbox as well) So be prepared to a driving challenge if you are not used to Old Gearboxes!!! The trail and the experience was awesome, I wish I've done full day instead half a day!!!!

  • 19-Jun-2018

    Overall, we totally recommend this tour! You definitely will get dirty, so wear clothes you plan on throwing away bring a bandana and wear a bathing suit underneath and bring a towel. But it is really fun getting splashed with mud! Our English tour was quite small, only us, the tour guide, and one other family, so youll most likely get your own dune buggy which is great! Throughout the tour we stopped a few times where our tour guide, Mark, told us about the real Dominican Republic that tourists dont normally see. It was so interesting and he is so knowledgeable and funny! It is a must that you drive stick shift and well. Also, on the first part of the tour, the roads are very bumpy so if youre sensitive to that, beware. In a nutshell, this tour is a must and we had so much fun!

  • 10-Apr-2018

    Great experience and revealing look at residents' life in the DR. The guide Charlie was a little cranky and obsessed about his dune buggies BMWs they are not, but overall it was a blast, fun, interesting, and really beautiful. Bring bandannas for your face, candy for the kids along the way, and if you mind mud in all your crevices, it's not the adventure for you!

  • 09-Apr-2018

    We had the BEST day with Mark. He not only provided us with a safe adventure through the Dominican Republic, but he also taught us so much about the people and the country. It was a perfect trip for my 7 year old as well. It was beautiful, fun and truly a wonderful day. Thank you Mark!!!! We have great memories. Way better than any other dune buggy excursion. Others at our hotel complained about their trip and were very jealous of the small number and personal attention we received. Do not look any further!

  • 08-Apr-2018

    This was an amazing tour. The tour driver was so knowledgeable and we learned a lot and saw A LOT of different scenery. Really really enjoyed this excursion. I would do it again. The only thing that I wish was that the seats were movable so for short people like me it would be easier to drive. Oh and you get VERY muddy on this trip LOL. Don't plan to wear those clothes again on your vacation.

  • 29-Mar-2018

    As one of the group members stated this trip is really for the boys. I booked this trip for my group - first, do not book an odd number of people, they will not let you rent a solo buggy so someone will be in half to ride in the back. Next, they make you wear eyewear that will not allow for you to wear your sunglasses, on a nice bright day, in which our was, a couple of us had headaches by the end of the trip. They made a stop in a field and told the girls to squat in once place and the boys could relieve themselves in another area? The girls were not impressed by this at all, and we are not girly girls but we have some standards. Then they said we would be taken to a place with real facilities - not so much - it had a toilet with no seat, and did not flush. The guide was always telling us to keep up and became a jerk about it at one point with 2 of the drivers - this man has driven these roads for 20 years and knows them by heart and it is our instinct to slow down when we see a hold the size of a small swimming pool in the road but - no keep pace and hit it hard. But what really got my goat was that they were all safety first at the meeting before we left and then on the way home were drove on the Highway for several miles with no windshields and if a rock had come up and hit someone it could have done some real damage, next if it had rained that would have hurt like heck and it is pretty common knowledge our guide even admitted to this that drinking and driving is accepted practice in the DR. So with all of this in mind I could not understand for the life of me and my friends why they thought taking us on the highway driving 45 miles per hour was such a good idea if safety was their first concern? All in all it if you take this trip you could be one bad turn away from a real sh.t show. I am not a over reactor, really I'm not, had we stayed on the back dirt roads I would have been fine, but the minute we hit the Highway for miles, I just saw all of the things that could have gone so wrong and the last thing I wanted it for any of my friends to end up in a DR hospital.

  • 18-Jan-2018

    This tour was absolutely amazing! We almost had to cancel because my father got terribly carsick on a separate excursion and was wary of heading out of the resort, but we are so glad we didn't! Angela made sure to personally reach out to us before the tour to confirm reservations and offer any help she had to provide. We were picked up right on time at our resort in a van and then took the relatively short and very peaceful! drive to the operation's base where we separated into two groups based on which language we spoke. From there we went through some instructions with our guide, Daniel, and were put into our buggies. Our group had three separate buggies, one for each couple, and Daniel was great. He made sure to rotate the order in which we followed him and took a lot of wonderful photos. The tour started out in the rain but it didn't hamper our experience at all -- in fact I think it enhanced it! We stopped by a local market where Daniel explained what happened there and gave us some facts about the locals and their lives. Here we tried the coffee which is AWESOME! and chocolate. We got to drive for quite a long time before stopping at another market, this time in town, where we had drinks and snacks. Our last stop was at the beach in Macao I think. Some locals tried to come up to us to sell us photos with animals and Daniel stepped in to fend them off when they got a little persistent. He made us feel extremely welcome, the tour was absolutely fantastic, the people that were on the tour with us were great too -- this was basically the highlight of the trip and we are so glad we ended up going.

  • 07-Jan-2018

    Fantastic, Great, Brilliant, Wonderful - what can we say... A most enjoyable day out with the best guide and lots of lovely places to visit.
    We would do this again and again, it was a great day out...

  • 04-Jan-2018

    We did the half day tour with Daniel as our guide. We had a wide range of ages from 75 to 12. We had a great time getting muddy and l arming about DR culture. The staff was great. This was low stress / high reward outing. I highly recommend this adventure!

  • 20-Dec-2017

    So much fun! Ralf was an amazing guide! You get very dirty but it's worth it!

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