The description of the tour as advertised on Amstar.com: "Don’t think you can get away for a whole day, try the half-day version instead! Explore mountains, sugar cane and cocoa bean plantations, discover the art of fine cigar making and visit a typical Dominican home. Finish the adventure in a secluded beach for some boogie boarding and snacks." It was not at all what we expected. We didn't "explore" mountains. We were driven through the lower part of the mountain on a very bumpy road (not a good idea for those with back problems). We did not visit sugar cane and cocoa bean plantations or visit a "typical" Dominican home. Not sure, but I think the home we visited was a tour-owned home. It was considered upper middle class considering all the lower class houses we passed along the way. This certainly was not a plantation. There were representations of a cocoa bean tree, banana tree, coffee bean tree, oregano plant, and no sugar cane. We did not see "the art of fine cigar making" at all (rip off!). At the "home", we saw demonstrations of how they process coffee and cocoa. That was the highlight of the trip. Of course, they have products you can purchase to help support the family that supposedly lives at this house. Didn't buy a thing. We went to the "private" beach (really a public beach in Macao), but only one person brought a bathing suit and towel. We asked to leave early. They did provide a snack and plenty of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and even had a "test". Three winners won bottles of rum. Our travel guide, Jorge of the Jungle, was tremendous and did give us a lot of information about the Dominican Republic. Highly recommend Jorge, but the description of the trip is misleading. Would not do it again.