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Mel Tours
Ranked #6 of 14 Tours in Sosua
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

We went on a Sunday morning. Had a great time. The guide was good and it moved along at a comfortable pace with plenty of time to stop and look at things of interest. The lunch was a great finish.

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Elena is such a great asset to Mel Tours. She went over and above and helped retrieve pictures from my Ocean World excursion and even had them delivered!

Thank you Elena!!!

4  Thank PraireGirl
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

Elaine & Linda,
On behalf of me and my group I want to thank you for truly making our Dominican Republic experience a memorable one. I will be returning real soon. :-)

Best Wishes,

-Stephen

5  Thank Toohot2cold
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We went through Mel Tours during our visit to the DR. Linda and Elena were absolutely wonderful in answering questions and ensuring that the tours went off without a hitch. If the driver ran more than 5 minutes late, they telephoned you to let you know they were on your way. The Jeep Safari and the Gri-Gri Blue Lagoon was wonderful! Our guides Elvis and Mama Rosa were funny, entertaining and information on the places we were visiting, talked about the history of the people, and always asked to make sure everyone was having fun. The visit to the local village was an experience to remember, seeing how they live, how they are humble even though they have very little and they were willing to open up and share this with complete strangers was very appreciated. Working with Mel Tours and taking these trips while vacationing was very memorable.

4  Thank bbarmstro
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

We were in the DR for 14 days at Lifestyles Resort and knew we wanted to explore the country with a few excursions. We dealt with Linda and Elena. Their communication and customer service were excellent. Payment was easy through Paypal.

Our first tour was the Jeep Safari/waterfalls tours. We were picked up in a jeep and toured the rural, mountains with Elvis, the tour guide. Elvis speaks Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. He is very knowledgeable about the flora, history and culture of the DR. Elvis should work for the UN with all his linguistic skills. The best part of the tour was hiking up the mountain and waterfalls, then sliding down or jumping. Really exhilarating!

Our next tour was Paradise Island. From our resort it's about 2 hours away by bus, then boat. Paradise Island is a beautiful sand bar 1/2 mile @ sea from Punta Rusia. It is breathtaking with crystal, clear water and plenty of marine life. Snorkeling is excellent. You get plenty of sun and sand time. We spent 2-3 hours there, then back to land. We had a nice Dominican lunch on the way back. It is an early start and a long, day tour, but not to be missed.

The last tour we did was the catamaran tour. We boarded the catamaran in Playa Dorada then steered toward Sosua Bay. Sosua Bay is a beautiful half-moon bay. We had 2 snorkeling sites in Sosua, lunch on the boat, then sailed back. Sailing back was exciting, because the gusts were strong that afternoon, and we were flying. The captain and crew went out of their way to make sure everyone was having a good time. They were all delightful.

Call or email Mel Tours so you can explore the DR outside of your resort. This is a beautiful country with so much to discover. We also made new friends from all over the globe on these tours. Book with Linda or Elena and save at least $20-$30/pp less than the resort charges. We made unforgettable memories on these excursions for our first anniversary. I highly recommend using Mel Tours!

8  Thank aliehssunday
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