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About Explora Ecotour
Explora! Ecotour is a small, owner-operated, sustainable ecotourism company based in Santo Domingo. We offer unforgettable private 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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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Parque Nacional Del Este on 6th Jan with Manny as our guide and had such a rewarding bird-watching experience. We stayed in Dreams Dominicus ( only 10 minutes) from the park. With Manny's extensive knowledge on birding, we have been able to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank victorp456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of six consisted of two 60-year olds and four 20-somethings. We did the National Park of the East private birdwatching tour from Punta Cana. Manny communicated timely and completely with me from my initial email enquiry to ride pick-up at the hotel. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CIndyLouWho303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a tour for four people. Manny took great care of us! He is the owner and is incredibly knowledgeable about the country. He picked us up at our hotel and we got tons of insight into the history of the DR. He had arranged...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SammyHam
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We met Manny on November 12 for a tour in the Ebano Verde Cloudforest. Manny organized a great trip, and we saw many birds. He is extremely knowledgeable about the birds and the environment. The conditions were excellent, and we had an interesting conversation. Everything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kim n
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

A true eco-tour company that cares about the environment and the country. We wanted to get away from the all-inclusive resort and see the real Dominican Republic! This tour was excellent! I specifically wanted to see as many endemic birds as possible while in Punta...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I booked this excursion because I didn't want to do the whole booze cruise scene or spend a million hours on a bus picking people up. I went with my husband our 14 yr old daughter and 6 yr old daughter. We had an amazing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Morena1023
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We had a boat trip from Bayahibe to Saona Island, informative and interesting with stops to snorkel with starfish 😊 A visit to fishing village where we went to a turtle sanctuary. Lunch on the beach, fish and rice. Jorge was our guide who provided...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debyasdan
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We took a birdwatching tour with Manny this morning. I was worried as we had our two small children, ages 6 and 8, with us but we all had a wonderful time. Manny helped my girls learn to identify the various lizard species and while...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Indomesticbliss
Reviewed July 31, 2018

My daughter and I went with Manny on the overnight Pedernales tour. We had a wonderful time and learned so much. It was like going on a weekend trip with your very best nephew--if your nephew is an engaging, urbane, brilliant young entrepreneur who loves...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Meg E
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This trip was the highlight of our holiday :) Being in an all inclusive felt like being cut off from the country you are in. So it was great to learn about what life was like, see local villages and visit the beautiful Saona Island....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 18, 2017|
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Response from CaribbeanN0mad | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for writing! We would love to help. Our 3 day tours are very safe, take you to the most beautiful off the beaten path regions of the Dominican Republic and include all meals and lodging. For more information... More
November 6, 2016|
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Response from CaribbeanN0mad | Property representative |
Hello! We offer several great private nature tours from the Punta Cana area. However, we do offer tours to Salto Alto Waterfalls, but only from Santo Domingo, since those falls are located too far from Punta Cana. Please... More
Savanna C
Hi there, I am a year 11 student from South Australia and am conducting an assignment based off of the Explora Ecotour company and would like to ask a few questions on your experience in the Dominican Republic. - What was the day tour you partook in and was it a private or group tour? - If a group tour, what was the maximum number of people allowed? - What were the particular regulations suited for your tour in order to protect the natural environment if the area? This is in terms of behaviour e.g. not allowed to walk off the path etc. - What cultural awareness (in terms of how to improve environment) did the guide teach you about the local area? - Who are the host/local community? - Do you know whether the company puts some of their earnings towards environment conservation? - Do you know whether the company keeps some of their earnings and puts the rest towards helping the local community and their projects? - Did you have a very memorable experience on their program? - Did the guide inform you on how to preserve the local environment and raise awareness of environmental sensitivity? - Did the company show recognize the rights and spiritual beliefs of the indigenous people in the community and work in partnership with them to create empowerment? If you could answer these questions ASAP, it would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou, Savanna. :)
November 2, 2015|
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Response from mariun0 | Reviewed this property |
Sure thing, ill gladly help. - It was a group tour, eventhough they do offer private tours and the last one i participated in, was septiember 28th, 2015. - Maximum number of people is unknow, but in total we were around... More