DOMINICAN LIFE AND FLAVORS

 

Duration: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

Availability: please, contact us for available dates.

 

Highlights:

  • Explore the real authentic rural and city life of the Dominican Republic in small groups. 
  • Visit the local sugar cane fields where you can learn all about the cultivation of one the most important country’s product.
  • Visit the Haitian village to see the lifestyle of its people.
  • Visit a local cigar factory where you will discover the cigar production process.
  • Explore a typical Dominican ranch where you can watch the processing of cocoa and coffee as well as taste and buy the freshly made products.
  • Visit a typical Dominican city, La Romana, with its local supermarket, fruit and vegetable markets and a local school where you can greet the kids!
  • Enjoy the local river Salado where you can take a swim to cool off on a hot day!

 

Full description

Want to get away from the resorts and explore the true authentic life of the Dominican Republic? Then this tour is for you! In small groups accompanied by a local guide you will visit the surrounding areas of Bayahibe as well as the third largest city in the country, La Romana, and will learn about both the rural and the city life of the locals as well as the making and harvesting of some of  the country’s main export products, such as sugar cane, cocoa, coffee and cigars.

Starting early in the morning you will journey deep into the rural countryside and visit the sugar cane fields. Here you will see the locals at work and learn all about the making and harvesting of one of the main agricultural products of the Dominican Republic – the sugar cane. Don’t forget to taste one, freshly cut! Next up is the local Haitian village. Here you will explore the lifestyle of this largest ethnic minority of the country. Afterwards, you will visit one of the local cigar factories and discover all the secrets of this trade from its owner. Here you will have the possibility of trying out local cigars accompanied by the famous vitamin R (rum). After leaving the cigar factory you will head to the local ranch where you will dive into the processes of the making and harvesting of cocoa and coffee and get the chance to taste and purchase these products in their pure organic form.

Once done with the countryside part of the trip, you will head to La Romana to explore the city life of the Dominicans. You will ride through the town exploring the surroundings and stop at the local supermarket and fruit and vegetable markets where you can buy local products for a much more reasonable price as opposed to what you encounter in the resort area. You will also visit a local school where you can meet the kids. By the way, they just love the attention! Greet them, play with them, take pictures and maybe even bring them some gifts! Who wouldn’t love that?!

Finally, you will go down to the river Salado, where there is an area for taking a swim on a hot tropical day, something Dominicans love to do! You will then return to your accommodation.

 

The price includes:

  • A car trip with a local guide (multiple languages available);
  • Soft drinks, water and rum;
  • Cigar, cocoa and coffee tasting.

 

The price DOES NOT include:

  • Tips and other extras.

 

What to bring:

  • Swimming suits and towels;
  • Money in cash in case you decide to buy some of the local cocoa and coffee products at the ranch or anything else during the stop at the local supermarket and fruit and vegetable market in La Romana;
  • Sunscreen.

 

 

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