While staying in Playa Dorada we did both the Monster Truck and the Outback Jungle Safari. They were both very good and we had a ball (especially boogie boarding on the Outback!!). BUT they are so different with their attitudes to giving gifts and sweets to the children. I was shocked on the Monster Trucks that they encourage you to throw sweets out of the trucks as you pass the kids on the side of the road. When you make a stop they grab things out of your hands, they almost pull your bag from you to take what you have.
One little girl had a plastic bag full of sweets, hair accessories and three toothbrushes and she wanted more that I had! They grab at anything for themselves, they wont share. I was horrified at what us tourists have created. Several trucks pass by 3 times a week all giving sweets and gifts. There will shortly be a huge dental problem there.
On the other hand, the Outback Safari had a completely different attitude. We stopped at a school and local house and we were told we shouldn't give anything to the children as its against the law! Giving to the children encourages them to bunk off school and beg instead.
Please dont take anything for the children - give to a worthy charity instead so that all Dominican children benefit, not just the ones on the tourist track.