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Explora! Ecotour Private Day Tours

Address: Gustavo Mejia Ricart Ave. No.43 Suite 209, Santo Domingo 10124, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-964-8383
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Ranked #2 of 23 Activities in Santo Domingo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Explora! Ecotour is a small, owner-operated, sustainable ecotourism company based in Santo Domingo. We provide private and group tours to many nature preserves all around the country. With emphasis on sustainability and education, our rain forest, desert, beach, and mountain tours are led by our experienced and knowledgeable, bilingual nature guides.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We used Exploratour to set up a 4 days trip in the South West of the Dominican Republic. To say the least, our trip was disappointing. Our guide was not a professional guide in the sense that he did not know much about the area, about the wildlife or about organising a tour. His communications skills were quite poor and... More

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CaribbeanN0mad, Owner at Explora! Ecotour Private Day Tours, responded to this review

It is very unfortunate that you had this experience with our company, which, as you can see by all the other reviews, is not the typical Explora Ecotour experience. It is very important to clarify that this was a three day private nature tour and not a 4 day and that there was only one activity as per the itinerary... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Having worked with Explora! Ecotour last year for a large group excursion to Isla Saona, I called upon them once again to set up an excursion to Bahia de las Aguilas for a group of 54 on a mission trip to Barahona. Expectations set, the Oly, Manny, and Jose team were flawless. From the initial email to the moment they... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We utilized Explora! Ecotour to arrange a trip to climb Pico Duarte and couldn't have been happier. Manny picked us up at the airport, helped us feel at home in the country, and arranged everything for the hike, even modifying plans when we decided we wanted to do the entire hike in two days. Friendly, organized, wonderful. Excellent trip. Highly... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We contacted Explora on a Wednesday and were able to book a trip to the mountains and coffee plantations for Friday. We had problems with Pay Pal for the deposit but Oly was able to book us and we settled all with Manny on Friday. Manny is a great guide - very knowlegable about the country, cuture of his people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Manny was able to arrange the trip we wanted (Cayo Levantado and Los Haitises NP) with less than a day's notice. I recommend this tour as you see a variety of landscapes (beach, caves, the unique Los Haitises) all in one day. I think Explora offers a really important service, and will help the Dominican Republic to be known not... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I were spending a long weekend in Santo Domingo to celebrate his birthday. We enjoy getting off the beaten path and after much research I decided to book the private Zip Line and Kayak tour on the Rio Chavon. There were no issues with making the reservation and they were always timely with replies to our emails.... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I just returned from vacation to DR, and the trips with Jose, Manny, and Oly were the best parts of the trip. They are kind, punctual, interesting, and passionate. We saw some beautiful waterfalls in Monte Plata and ate a delicious bowl of sancocho. In Cayo Arena the snorkeling was amazing. Thank you for the two great... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We travelled to Santo Domingo for a weekend from Miami. We booked 2 attractions with Explora Ecotour. One for saturday and one for Sunday. On Saturday we did Rafting tour on Yaque Del Norte River. On Sunday we went to Zipline and kayak tour on Chavon river. Both tours were excellent A to Z and they were beyond my expectation.... More

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We took zip line & kayak tour on the Chevron River and LOVED it. Manny is so sweet and informative. He really knows his stuff around DR and went above and beyond what we expected from a tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our 7 kilometer birdwatching tour of the Ebano Verde Cloud Forest in Constanza was a major highlight of our week in the Dominican Republic. Manny is a wonderful guide and very knowledgable of the flora and fauna. He led us at the perfect pace, allowing us to pause and search for birds and never rushing us along. Manny's own love... More

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