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“One thing you must try at least once in your life!”
Review of Segway Eco-Tour

Segway Eco-Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Our company has been running Segway tours in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, since 2006. We want YOU to learn more about our beautiful country in a cool way, riding one of our Segways!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We've never tried a Segway before, so we figured we'd sign up for this excursion and give it a whirl. Overall it was a fun experience, you take your Segway on manicured paths through the bush, along a golf course and to the beach, where you'll stop for a swim before heading back to base camp.

From what I've been told by others in our group that day who had used a Segway before, these particular machines were more stable and easier to control. I have to agree that it's pretty easy to get the hang of it, though a few people complained that their machine felt 'loose'. Speed bumps are a bit of a challenge, and should be taken with care. One couple was involved in a fall while crossing a speedbump, it was blamed on a loose feeling machine. There were no other incidents of that sort, however, and everyone was able to control the machines easily.

The tour finishes off with a visit to an Iguana enclosure, and then to a local freshwater lagoon with crystal clear water (bring a snorkel!), though you do have to walk about 15 minutes to the lagoon, no more Segway at this stage of the tour.

One note, make sure that you don't expect to use a Segway if you are pregnant. One girl was told by the Ecotour crew that she would not be able to use a Segway, for obvious reasons, though the person who booked the excursion for them at their hotel did not mention this. So if you're pregnant, give this one a pass, unless you don't mind following behind the Segways on a golfcart (which she did--what choice was there?)

Overall, it was a lot of fun to use one of these machines, no matter where you're using it! I'm glad we decided to do it, like I said, it's one of those things you should do at least once in your life...

Thank admartens33
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This was by far a great tour, knowledgeable staff and guides,..had a blast,..very easy to ride and what a view. Great swimming.

Thank Darcy B
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We did this tour with two teenage sons and we all liked it. It was a different way to see the area...takes you along Tortuga Bay which is one of the most beautiful (and expensive at $1000/nt) beaches in DR. We rode through the Tortuga Bay Resort and the Punta Cana Resort which were very pretty. We stopped at an iguana farm and saw really big iguanas. The last stop is to swim in a freshwater lagoon in the jungle and it's breathtaking. They said there might be turtles and fish swimming with us but we didn't see any. There is a small cliff maybe 10 feet above the water that everyone enjoyed jumping from. You o have to hike in to this spot which is about 10 minutes but mostly flat and not difficult. One of our tour guides was a little overbearing in keeping us all in line and kept saying "just relax, just relax" when it seemed everything was fine. I wished several times he would just be quiet and let us ride and enjoy the scenery but it wasn't anything that ruined the trip. They have snacks and drinks and bug spray for purchase but it's a bit pricey. They do provide water mid-ride and are more than happy to carry your backpacks/bags in the golf cart they drive to lead the group. Fun way to spend a couple hours!

1  Thank Renee26
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great tour guides, the beach, the lagoon, the resort, all were awesome and worth the money. Remember to trip your guide they really do work hard to make sure you had a great time.

Thank LStravel71
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Daniel and team were great tour guides. Most beautiful beach i have ever seen. Loved the tour. Recommend if you like to do something different.

1  Thank GarySher
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