4. From Punta Cana: Saona Island Boat and Dune Buggy Combo Tour
Discover the best of the Dominican Republic with our buggy and Isla Saona tours! These two exciting activities offer you the opportunity to explore the island's natural beauty and experience the local culture. Your off-road adventure starts with hotel pickup in Punta Cana. Once you arrive at the starting point, your guide will brief you on the safety and operation of the buggies. On the first day, we will embark on our exciting buggy tour as the initial activity. From our ranch in Macao, we traverse the remote lands of northern Punta Cana, passing palm trees and plantations with the Eastern Cordillera in the background. These narrow and secluded rural roads offer a safe haven for deep mud puddles that we will cross over and over again. Typical House Our first stop is at a picturesque rural ranch for an introduction to local products such as cocoa, coffee, tobacco, and Mamajuana (a Dominican aphrodisiac elixir) and green tea leaves. Taino Cave Back on the rocky road, our excursion takes us to a picturesque cave filled with a deep natural swimming hole. Jump in, refresh and wash off in these cool underground waters. The longest stretch of our journey is also the biggest contrast. From the hidden countryside cave, we backtrack our muddy path and then some, to the shores of the photogenic Macao Beach, where you'll enjoy about 10 minutes to take a dip, snap photos, or just relax with the wonderful sea breeze. Macao Beach The beach is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the tropical scenery. Feel free to enjoy the turquoise waters and white sand as you admire the natural beauty that surrounds you. After this brief break, you'll be back on the road to continue the exciting adventure. Explore the Natural Wonders of Saona Island. Whatever your idea of paradise may be, you will find it in Saona Island! White sandy beaches, turquoise clear waters, and countless palm trees are just a sample... On the second day of our adventure, we will head to the beautiful Saona Island. Morning pickup in Punta Cana or Bavaro is an easy, stress-free way to begin the day; you'll enjoy the scenery on the transfer to Bayahibe, where you'll board either a catamaran or speedboat for the ride to Saona Island. Regardless, find a seat on the deck and enjoy the sun and water on the way to the idyllic island. Isla Saona is a 42 square kilometer Caribbean oasis off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Originally named "Adamanay" by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494. The name, "Saona",commemorated his friend Michele da Cuneo, from Savona,Italy. Once you arrive, your time is yours to do as you wish, making this tour a great choice for independent travelers. you can simply relax on the provided lounge chairs and sip drinks from the open bar. Stroll down the white sand beach under the swaying palm trees to collect shells or go for a swim until it's time for the barbecue-style buffet lunch.