Read reviews from real customers and their experiences on our nature tours

“We have been on a lot of excursions in Cancun and Punta Cana and this is definitely the best one that we have ever been on. We were a group of 14 and everyone enjoyed the day. Manny and Oly were very easy to work with and made our day one we will never forget. If you only have time to do 1 trip on your vacation, make it this one!”

Ellen Westerdale
Coral Springs, Florida

“Oly & Manny the tour guides were really helpful, informative and a pleasure to be with as my tour guides. I enjoyed my private tours all around the island, visited many out of the way places and was totally thrilled with my trip. I intend on coming back to see more and go on more of their tours. They were very knowledgeable about the destinations and customs of the people.”

Tom Sweeney
North Plainfield, New Jersey

“My husband and I and our 2 kids, 9 and 11 visited the Dominican this April. I first contacted Explora Ecotours a couple of months ago when we were originally going to stay in Santo Domingo. We had a travel issue and had to change hotels and ended up in Punta Cana instead. We were very upset that we’d have to miss out on our tours but Manny assured me that he could find a way to meet up with us and still provide the tours. Well, he delivered! He found a driver that was willing to pick us up in Punta Cana and meet up with them at both our destinations. The whole process with working with Explora Ecotours was so pleasant and worked out perfectly. Our family chose the National Park of the East and Saona Island. Both trips were fabulous! They were both all day trips, but well planned out. The lunch that was provided was wonderful. We had such a great time with Manny and Oly! I definitely advise anyone looking for great knowledge of this country and great travel companions to call Explora Ecotours, you won’t be disappointed.”

April Horne
Woodstock, Maryland

“So my girlfriend and I were visiting the DR and had heard about the beauty of the country but wanted to see not only the beaches but some of the less touristy areas as well. Explora provided us with an experience we will never forget. For a quite reasonable price, they spent the whole day with just the two of us, taking us to places we never could have figured out how to get to. We did the Sierra de Agua waterfall tour and it was breathtaking. Oly and Manny were a lot of fun to hang out with too, very personable and well-informed about the DR. They both grew up in the US too, so they can relate to us as well as help us get to know their country. Excellent conversation, delicious food (the lunch we had was the best, freshest meal we had in our entire stay on the island), and beautiful scenery. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Highly recommended!”

Arvind Murthy
Boston, Massachussets

“We used Explora! to visit the Lomo Guaconejo’s Scientific Reserve. We were picked up by Jose’ Luis (our guide) at 6.30am and enjoyed a wonderful day in the reserve, on the other side of the island. The guide was knowledgeable, ready to answer any question we had, and very accommodating.
The reserve itself is beautiful. Home of many local organic cocoa growers, we visited a cocoa-making facility plus local villages and plantations in the reserve. One of the veterans of the community, Antonio, was an invaluable source of information throughout, aiding us in exploring two rivers and dipping in two waterfall-ponds! Spectacular! Plus, we found a dried coconut on the way which he cracked-open for us. It was the tastiest coconut ever!

While the price (165USD per person) may discourage someone, this may well be the best day trip you do while in the Dominican Republic, a country that is SO MUCH MORE than only beaches (which, by the way, are magnificent!).

Roberto Cusato
New York City, New York

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