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Punta Cana Mike's Private Dominican Adventure
Ranked #5 of 240 Tours in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Let me personally introduce you to the ways of the local culture that exists here on the east end of the island. From the barrios, cities and countryside, you will experience firsthand in an informal and personal manner, what makes the region what it is. Small group size ensures that you will not just be another number on the tour. Encounters are with real people going about their lives as they do every day. All tours are conducted in comfortable air conditioned vehicles and narrated in native English.I look forward to showing you the Dominican Republic I have come to know!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband and I did the boca de Yuma tour with mike and a small group of others. Well worth it. Mike knows everything about everything and his knowledge is second to none. He takes you to the real parts of this beautiful island that thomson and other operators won't. The school was just amazing and so touching. The children are lively, friendly and polite little things and it was a pleasure to meet them. We loved the whole day and wouldn't hesitate to do another tour with PC Mike again. Thanks!

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is the third time we've gone with Mike and it was as good as the other times. It is one thing we really look forward to when we go to the Dominican Republic. Mike knows so much about the Dominican and its people and takes you to places the other tours don't. We especially like visiting the school where we can interact with the kids and there is always something fun like playing Dominoes with some of the locals. I would recommend Punta Cana Mike 100%. You would not be sorry.

1  Thank Jannybh
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had an awesome time on tour with PC Mike. He picked us up at our hotel right on time, and tour was in van with AC. We loved the tour as it a had a little bit for everyone, even our kids were thrilled with the cigar making process. Mike is well-known in the area and its great going off the beaten path a little to see the real parts of DR life. The market tour was great too as we were with all the locals so it was educational for the whole family. We had the privilege of delivering some school supplies and backpacks to the kids at Mikes school and our kids loved getting to see how school can be in other parts of the world. We would do another tour with PC Mike and have recommended him already.

1  Thank Pete D
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it truly opened our eyes as to how the real people of Punta Cana live - the hotel staff, shop keepers etc. and how very little these people make and have to live on. The school visit tore at our hearts and we were pleased that the little we were able to give would go a long way. Lunch at Macao beach was like lunching in a bit of heaven. The tour at Don Luca's was truly enjoyable and we hope to be able to come back some day redo the tour and see the finished bar/cigar haven.

Mike is a great fountain of knowledge about Punta Cana and his works with the school it truly incredible.

I don't think we would ever get tired of taking this tour - truly incredible

1  Thank Cathie H
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We really enjoyed this tour. Mike is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional but also a bit of a laid back Jimmy Buffet kind of "pirate". Seeing kids at the school was our favorite part of the trip, but the lunch at the beach was pretty awesome too. Brought back some REAL chocolate (YUM!), and tried the local alcohol "mamawana"(hope I got the spelling close) OMG, that must be an acquired taste! My husband liked seeing the woodworking shop for cigar boxes and how they make the cigars. This is the way to go: small tour group, personal service, see the real people of the DR and not some "package" the resorts sell!

1  Thank Maxine F
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