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Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

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Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

From US$ 99 per person

Take part in two of the most popular tours in Punta Cana in one package. On day one, enjoy a scenic boat trip out to Saona Island, complete with a BBQ lunch and an open bar. Then, head inland on day two for an off-road buggy adventure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel's main lobby or a specified meeting point. You should look for the buggy truck or Saona Island bus, depending on the tour.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get 2 experiences for the price of one in the Dominican Republic
  • Drive an off-road buggy and swim in a cenote cave
  • Choose a great option for first-time travelers in Punta Cana
  • Tear through the rural farmland on a buggy
Full description
Enjoy a two day package tour ensuring adrenaline, relaxation, beautiful scenery, and more. For your first tour you will be taken to some off-shore islands in the Dominican Republic. You'll begin by hitting the Caribbean Sea on a speedboat, before slowly cruising your way back to the mainland on a spacious catamaran. There will also be music and an open bar, allowing you to best enjoy your time away from Punta Cana. On the next day, prepare to start your engines at a secluded ranch in Macao. You can fire up your buggy, which will be equipped with a GoPro camera to record your adventure, before tearing through remote farmland. These narrow, secluded country roads offer a safe haven for deep pools of mud. You may try and avoid the filth at first, but you'll eventually give in to the muck. You'll make 3 stops throughout your buggy tour. You'll begin by visiting a sleepy country plantation for an introduction to some of the Dominican Republic's most sought after produce, before descending into a picturesque cenote replete with a subterranean river which is perfect for swimming. You'll finally take in Macao Beach, which is one of the best beaches in the coastal stretch of Punta Cana. It is an idealistic Caribbean shore with amber sands, rows of coconut palms, and azure waters. At the conclusion of your experience you will, be returned to your accommodation in Punta Cana with a head full of brilliant memories.
Includes
  • Buggy ride with visits to El Hoyo Cave and Macao Beach
  • Automatic buggy, helmet, and guide
  • Tour by speed boat and catamaran to Saona Island and the natural swimming pool
  • Lunch consisting of a BBQ, fish, and Dominican typical fare (vegetarian options available)
  • Open bar throughout the cruise
  • Round-trip transportation to and from your Punta Cana hotel
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Lunch on the buggy tour
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes that can get dirty

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a two day package experience. The first day is the Saona Island tour (eight hours), and the second day is a buggy tour (four hours)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Saona island was perfect. There was really nice sand beach. Transport was good and the pickup was on time. We arrived there by a speedboat before anyone else, so we had time to take nice pictures. Later it became very crowded. The bar on the island didn't have much of a food choice, but otherwise great trip. Boggies were also interesting. We were lucky to be fast group and didn't have to wait anyone, because we were driving in a line. The cave and macao beach were to fast to visit. We had about 20min on each to swim. On the way back there were open 'showers' to clean the dirt. They also have lockers for 5dollar, to put clean clothes in it. They also sell things like swimming shoes, bandanas and glasses for protection, but you really don't need anything else but sunglasses.

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December 1, 2021

The overall excursion/activities were great! My only complaint was that there was alot of down time which took away from the excursion. For example, we spent 35mins+ waiting in line to get on a speed boat ahead of other tour groups present, which meant the time at Saona island was shortened. We also didn't get to go to Macao beach due to covid restrictions(so they say) so the buggy ride was extended. I would have preferred if the cave swimming was extended since it was only about 20 mins. Nonetheless, all in all it was good. The buggy tour came with unexpected gems of a cultural show, chocolate tasting, cigar rolling etc. I would recommend.

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October 5, 2021

This two day activity was well worth the money. If you’re thinking about it just book it! You will not regret it I promise. This is a full 12 hours the first day, 7 am to 7 pm depending where you stay. It was so amazing that the day goes by so quick and you don’t even realize it.

August 22, 2021

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