Must-Try Excursions in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is known for its endless white sand beaches, luxury all-inclusive resorts, and crystal blue waters. If you are looking for a little excitement and adventure on your next trip, consider these exhilarating excursions and tours.

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Explore the Remote Ranches at HorsePlay Punta Cana

The staff at Horseplay Punta Cana are amazing hosts and with prices starting at $79 per person you’re in for a treat. People flock to this private 500 acre ranch for a river horseback ride, cattle herding across the Rio Maimon River or a little of both. Also part of the package is an action packed zip line course, and an educational and informative tour of the cocoa plantation. The price includes a pick-up directly from many Punta Cana hotels in an air-conditioned SUV. To top off the day, enjoy a home cooked meal right on the ranch.

This family owned ranch prides itself on keeping their animals healthy and happy. This horseback riding excursion includes a trip to a local cigar factory, Rancho Real Cigars. The HorsePlay excursion is a must-do for anyone and everyone visiting Punta Cana.

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Surf’s up at Macao Surf Camp

Putting aside the perfect 80-degree sunshine, the 74-degree water, and one of the most glorious beaches in the world, you still could not find a reason to skip surfing in Punta Cana. The crew at Macao Surf Camp is dedicated, patient, and skilled in teaching all skill levels from beginner to advanced surfers. Even people who have never touched a board can get up and ride at least a few waves in their first session. Rest up in between waves with the coconut water, bananas and other fruit provided by the camp staff. Kids as young as four years old are welcome.

Play with the Rays at Reef Explorer

The Reef Explorer has an array of fun activities for families, couples and even solo travelers to enjoy starting at $99 per person. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and even swimming with sharks and stingrays. You can get a message between activities to keep you relaxed and energized. They offer morning and afternoon trips, with an on-site juice and snack bar and round trip transfers are also included.

Take a Safari Bus Tour with Outback Adventures

Start the day with a fresh pineapple mimosa and then enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch before heading out to boogie board on a secluded beach. Get up close and personal with native animals such as crocodiles, iguanas, and turtles. Starting at $89 per person, you can choose a full or half day of fun, and a huge variety of activities and options.

No matter what excursion you decide to choose, pack sunscreen, a towel, bug repellent, and water for your day of fun. Bring some cash as there may be extras or souvenirs you want to buy. U.S. Dollars are widely accepted and there is no need to change to pesos. Make sure to check the exchange rate when you arrive as your money will stretch in Punta Cana paradise.

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