Camel Safari Exploring
Camel Safari Exploring
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We start the day heading to the world-famous " Damajagua waterfalls", where we will make a walk of approximately 35 minutes in the Dominican forest, crossing the river that will take us to the first waterfall of the 12 we will do. Each waterfall is different from the other, what makes this adventure a unique experience.
Dominican Republic, Caribbean

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nithernor
1 contribution
Nov 2019
I'm an experienced rider and I asked if I can have a more advanced ride along the beach and they said it's no problem at all. I galloped along the shore with one of the guides and it was glorious. The horses are in good shape, active and looked healthy. A stop for a drink and a swim with the horses is another lovely gem in the plan. Buy something from the guy who sells jewelry on the shore - that little ring with a stone is now my favorite because of the memory of that day.
I also attended a zip line and was lucky to be the only person who booked for that time so I has a whole experience to myself, no waiting in line. Zip lines are nice, nothing too exciting but still a good break from a beach-hotel life. Organization was good, the guides were on time, picked me up at the hotel and brought me back. Would recommend.
Written March 18, 2020
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Hi my Friend, we are very happy that you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you soon Regards Camel
Written March 20, 2020
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allyson k
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went on the waterfall excursion when we were in Puerto Plata and it was incredible. The tour guide Rafael was so nice, personable, knowledgeable, and hilarious!! He spoke english french and Spanish so he was able to talk to everyone. We did so many activities than just the waterfalls! Great value for money! The food at the end was the real treat!
Written July 10, 2019
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Paul S
Trondheim, Norway3 contributions
Nr 1 in Puerto Plata, have done all activities, 27 Faldas, boggy car, monster trucks etc, and today (tripnr 5/last 10 years) i do Paradise Islands again. FANTASTIC 🥰❤️😀
Written January 22, 2023
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islandhopper1999
Winnipeg, Canada72 contributions
Mar 2020
03/26/2020
We just returned on the 19th of March after being in the DR for 2 weeks.

We bought the tour while on the airplane on the way to Puerto Plata. We read the description in the brochure, in depth, and thought what a great way to see and learn about the country and culture. We tend to gravitate more towards this sort of thing versus the 'adventure adrenaline junky' tours.

Boy, were we wrong!

The only positive, other than being picked up in a covered, windowless truck with bench seating (which was quite comfortable considering it was quite hot that day) and truthful thing about the description in both guides, was the tour of the cheese factory. It was insightful, informative and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone...but it went downhill after that and we were not the only ones to say that on the tour.

After leaving the cheese factory, we were driven, for which seemed like miles, but was probably only 5 or 10 miles, into the countryside to a little village to visit this little old lady who served us coffee and we were made to bang on drums...oh ya, and leave a tip! We couldn't understand what that stop was all about other than to show life in the countryside...which coincidently, was not on any brochure!

The next stop was a visit to where they supposedly made organic oils and such and given the opportunity to purchase overpriced herbs and oils. This was supposed to be the 'typical artisans house' and place where they supposedly made bread, but we didn't see any artisans or bread being made. But you could definitely purchase Vanilla for $6 US where we purchased the same product 2 days previous in Puerto Plata, at the market, for under $1 US. Shameful!

On we went to the Cacao plantation/factory where the tour took us in a small circle through the Cacao trees. Took all of 5 minutes or less. Again, on to the visitor centre where they had you sit on chairs, watching a 'sales pitch' for the products that were produced at the centre, but here you could taste the cacao which they served hot. We didn't get to go into the factory and see how everything was made, although you could see workers going about their jobs. Informative, somewhat, but again trying to sell you something.

The tour, if you can call it that, of the 'cigar factory' was a total deceitful farce at best. You get dropped off at this store front location where you're herded in and given a demonstration of cigar rolling, along with a history lesson of cigar leaves and such. You have the option to go into the walk-in humidor or peruse the store where you can buy made elsewhere trinkets to take home and collect dust!
We weren't shown a tobacco plantation.
We weren't shown a 'factory' where you would see the leaves drying and the whole process of what it takes to get leave from the field to the table where the cigars are eventually made.
We were shown into a store, plain and simple!

And the final visit of the tour...the 'hidden beach'! Which really wasn't hidden as we could see it from our resort! Again, what a complete farce and waste of our time and money! Top it off, the tour description in the brochure on the plane said nothing of this beach, nor were we given notice of being taken there when we made the booking.

The only saving grace of this tour was the lunch they served. My wife and I, and others gave the lunch a 9/10. Fried chicken which was crispy, not greasy. Rice that wasn't clumpy and vegetables which were a perfect al dante. And they served us Rum if we wanted, no extra charge!

We cannot endorse this tour as we felt it was a deceitful sham in every sense of the word!

Would we recommend this tour - NO!
Written March 26, 2020
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Louise R
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
My sister and I booked this tour in December while vacationing at Iberostar through WestJet. The excursion was planned for December 8th. Once we got on the bus they told us they had to cancel due to poor weather (it actually ended up a beautiful day). We could not select another day as we were leaving a few days later. Our west jet representative Jonathan assured us that we would get the refund within two weeks. Here we are a month later with no refund and no one is getting back to us. Don’t book through this company, I just lost over $400 booking here!
Written January 10, 2023
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William n
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Excellent excursions. Tour guides was great, informative, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. The only con is that safety goggles and mask should be mandatory to ensure a comfortable ride on the dune buggies. They create excessive dust when driving where it’s almost impossible to see at times. But overall great experience.
Written April 20, 2022
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Yukiko
Brooklyn, NY49 contributions
Feb 2020
I'm sad to write a bad review (for the second time for Dominican Republic...), because we thoroughly enjoyed our Top3 in 1 experience during the daytime.

When it came to our hourseback riding was cut short for some reason - I know the tour guide wanted to go home sooner as he kept saying we have to hurry up once we returned from the safari buggy. In the brochure, it states that horseback riding is approximately 35 minutes, but we were only on the horse for about 10 minutes.

Also, the gift shop we were taken to during this trip totally over charged us on the merchandise which left a very bad taste in my mouth. I bought 2 body creams at the cigar shop which they charged me a "special discount price" of $25US total. The next day, I stopped by a local supermarket, only to find exact same items for $5US each. This was a huge disappointment and I felt I was taken advantage of. I recommend other travelers NOT to purchase anything from the cigar shop and just look for similar items at local super markets.

The photographer and the driver who were with us that day were super friendly and kind. I tipped them both, because their services were excellent.
I also tipped the tour guide $5US, since he didn't really come out to us on the adventures and I didn't feel he genuinely wanted us show us a good time, rather, he was more concerned about time.

At the end, the tour guide said "You didn't even tip me? Oh man," even though I tipped him $5US, as if that wasn't good enough and that made the entire experience a "sad" experience.

The tour guide from another tour we joined (VIP Paradise Island Tour) was sincere and genuine, and he said "tips are appreciated but not expected," which made me want to tip him $20US. This tour guide was also someone who constantly gave us helpful information and entertained us throughout our tour.

I'd like to suggest to the management to not only pay their staff a fair amount, but also educate the tour guides about the expectation of tipping.
Written March 2, 2020
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Camelsafari
Hi, 146/5000 we are sorry for these setbacks. We will find out about your problems. But we are delighted that you have enjoyed our tour. Regards Camel
Written March 4, 2020
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dovemissionsvideos
1 contribution
Feb 2020
adrenaline and adventures all the day. wonderfull waterfalls of Damajagua.
Safari buggy is absoluty genisl
googd day
thanks a camel safari exploring
Written February 15, 2020
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Hey How are you very glad you liked our tour and you were great with our team. thanks for all Camel
Written February 17, 2020
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Crystal
5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The cultural escape excursion was so amazing, and Alberto our tour guide made the entire day even better! The places you visit will truly immerse you into the Dominican culture, and let you see how hard working everybody is. Met so many local people who welcomed us into their homes/places of work. Alberto was so knowledgeable about everything and shared so much with us. He called us his “familia” the entire day, which really put a smile on our faces every time. Thank you for such a great experience! Would definitely recommend.
Written November 18, 2019
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Camelsafari
Hi, thanks for your review I am very happy that you liked it. I hope to see you soon Best regards Camel
Written November 19, 2019
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Ellen
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
We went on the waterfall excursion when we were in Puerto Plata and it was incredible. The waterfall guide Berny was so nice!! It was a great excursion. I recommend it to everyone 😁
Written September 5, 2019
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Camelsafari
thanks Ellen we hope to see you soon Regards Camel
Written September 6, 2019
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