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Address: Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
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Good Day of Riding

We booked this tour through El Tour Caribe and were very pleased with the ride. The only downside of the ride was the amount of trash along some of the trail and the huge amounts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
trishtci
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austin texas
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Jacksonville, FL
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

A group of 6 of us booked a one hour tour through our hotel (Otium tours). This is the only thing my daughter wanted to do while on this vacation. We were in a large group of about 20 people and the horses were crammed in together on the trails. We were constantly hitting the people around us. The beach... More 

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Rotterdam, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We took a two hour excursion for horseback riding on the beach (and, through the jungle...but, it was more like woods) It was the highlight of our week! It was a beautiful thing, riding along such beautiful ocean scenery! Our horses were matched to our expertise and our guide, Leo, took pictures of us with our camera. He even carried... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

My family went on this horseback riding excursion and had an outstanding time. Our Guide Ernesto was very courteous, helpful and caring. We are impressed with how well the horses are trained, and how well they responded to us. We felt that the ride had a nice balance of riding on the beach and in the forest. We are so... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Although the guides were great, the shape that the horses were in was awful. They were extremely underweight with bite wounds all over them. We had to walk through trash that had glass bottles and other crap. If I had a ride back to the hotel I would not have gone on the ride. I felt so bad for the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When I read about the mistreatment of the horses, I didn't really believe it until I booked the excursion and witnessed the poor condition the horses were in. The one I rode was so weak that he almost tripped and fell over. His horseshoe had fallen off and he was walking over the broken concrete pavement. I told the tour-guide... More 

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austin texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We booked this tour through El Tour Caribe and were very pleased with the ride. The only downside of the ride was the amount of trash along some of the trail and the huge amounts of seaweed that the entire coastline is experiencing. The horses are matched quite well with the level of experience of the rider. I am not... More 

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1 Thank trishtci
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If it weren't for the green t-shirts on the tour guides, I'd almost think we went to the wrong place. First of all, we got picked up on one truck from our hotel, then they drove us to the boogey 4-wheeler place where they made us get off and get on a different truck to get to the horse ranch...but... More 

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Isle of Man
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Good, attentive care and encouragement given on this tour to my family and I. We Loved the ride along the beach and the trek back to the road. Amazing pics and experience. The guys work hard and I did not mind paying them for the DVD with pics, as well earned. Just barter with them on price.

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This was an amazing experince for me an my sister and cousin. You get to see a few villages and a few people that are very sweet. You get to go to the beach and although its fun and amazing. If you dont know how to horse back ride your butt will hurt. My cousin is almost a perfessional and... More 

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Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful scenery. Very well trained horses. They took great pictures as well. Great guides. Fun ride. You should do this!

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