- A top-rated tour in the Dominican Republic
- Learn the art of rolling a cigar by hand
- Range of authentic interactions with locals
This is an unmissable sightseeing tour in the Dominican Republic, taking in wildlife encounters, visits with locals, and a wide range of fascinating handicrafts from rum-making to cigar-rolling. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing some boogie-boarding on the beach? You’ll be doing some boogie-boarding on the beach. Don’t miss that part. A full-day excursion begins with a pick up from your Punta Cana hotel, from where you’ll head to a coffee and chocolate plantation. You’ll stroll through the grounds, learning about harvesting and production methods, and naturally enjoying a fresh cup of your preferred drink. There will also be time to visit a local school, meet the kids, and learn about education here.
A delicious, family-style Dominican lunch is served at a mountaintop ranch offering breathtaking views of Punta Cana and Bavaro, and where you might see animals including crocodile, iguana and turtle. Here you’ll watch the traditional art of handrolling cigars, and you can feel free to light one up yourself to see how good they taste. More local products are on sale at the rum shack, where you’ll be paying local, not tourist, prices, before you move on to another workshop to see how coconut and milk are produced. Finally, the tour winds up at the beautiful Macao Beach where you can cool down in the surf with a boogie board, or sip a cocktail and enjoy the views. A great Dominican Republic gift experience for those who want to learn about traditional ways of life, and pick up high-quality souvenirs at low prices.