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Tour Samana with Terry
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Los Haitises National Park and Cayo Levantado Island Day Trip from Samana
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Owner description: LEGENDARY TOURS EVERYDAY. Tour Samana with Terry offers the HIGHEST rated tours and excursions to all corners of the Samana Peninsula. From Horseback to Quads to Zip Line to Whale tours enjoy their unmatched attention to detail and love of this beautiful natural wonderland. Activities for all ages. Welcome families!!
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Airport transfers usng Terry”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My wife and I recently spent a week at an all-inclusive at El Portillo on the Samana peninsula. We needed round-trip transportation between the Samana (El Catey) airport and the resort, and I was lucky enough to ready about Tour Samana with Terry on the Internet. I book transportation online through their website. The communication prior to my arrival in Samana as well as prior to us leaving Samana was very good and the ride both ways was very enjoyable.

Elijah was our driver for both trips and was top notch. He was an engaging conversationalist, offered to stop so we could take photos and was enjoyable to be with. On both rides, Elijah picked us up promptly and we were the only people in the van. This was a far cry from the overcrowded bus that left the resort just before we did,

I would not hesitate to use Tour Samana with Terry again and highly recommend the company. It was a fare more pleasant and personal experience that sitting in a slow-moving, crowded bus.

Visited March 2013
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Zip Line”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

What a great day we had! Our party of 6 adults did the "5 in 1" tour, with the best part being the Zip-Line! Tom was our guide for the day, and he did a great job!
The zip-line was exciting and beautiful; all the local zip-line guides were so friendly and funny. Swimming at the waterfall was excellent. Even the little local children were so helpful and entertaining; we were happy to give them a small tip for their help on the trails. Lunch afterwards was delicious, and the culture portion was a nice way to end the day. We had an excellent day, and have only good things to say about this excursion.

Visited March 2013
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New York
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful :)”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

I did the ziplining package with terry and it was a wonderful experience. He met us as we came off the boat I bought a coconut from a vendor right there because fresh ones are more expensive in New York. We went to his office paid cash for the excursion and then the fun began. Terry provided us with unlimited drinks soda water brugal, presidente. Ziplining was worth it the braking system is a little rough but the staff is nice and overly friendly to females. Terry was with us the whole time and shows his love for the country. Lunch was fresh and on the beach and at the end he went out of his way to make sure I brought back Duce de leche for my family. He made the DR unforgettable and actually their ziplining is safer than some in the United States. They have a double harness and u don't have to use your hands to break

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Kintnersville, PA
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“Horseback riding with Carolina”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our group of only 4 had an excellent excursion ( #6) with Terry's wife Carolina. We had a great time getting a real tour of DR. The horses were great and Carolina was a fun tour guide. We enjoy swimming in a natural pool and under a waterfall. We tasted lots of good fresh fruit and even had lunch prepared for us by some women from DR. This tour really exceeded our expectations. There was lots of fresh water and sodas available for us, along with some rum for those who wanted. Terry and his wife also helped us get to a pharmacy after the tour to get some penicillin for a sinus infection. They were exceptional!

Visited March 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Long extensive review of a superb day in Samana”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Did tour #1 last Tuesday ( EL LIMON HORSEBACK TO FALLS )

Got to the shore at 8:30, met with someone from TSWT, showed him my reservation, he was excited that we had tour #1 ( told us it us the best tour ).

We were told to wait on the side for the other person to arrive.

We waited until 8:50 and we were still only 2 for the tour...Then I remembered that TSWT reserves the right to cancel the tour if less then 4 people are there for the tour...I was already thinking of what tour we would have to join

BUT NO !!! we were directed to a minivan with 2 other person to go to the office and pay ( the other 2 were booked on and other tour # ). We paid our 65$, our guide packed a cooler with beer, water, soda, juice, ice and RUM .

We hopped in the van ( very clean, a/c, well maintained ), our guide, an assistant guide and only the 2 of us. ( 5 others were booked for this tour but missed the ferry from their hotel ).

Our guide commented things on our way to the starting point ( about 20 minutes away ). VERY nice guide, really enjoyed the ride...we saw sooooo many vans FILLED with tourists... those vans looked like they were on the edge of falling apart or just explode ...not with TSWT

Got to the starting point of our horse ride. We got on some nice horse ( they knew what there were doing and there is a horse handler with EACH horse who walks along the horse all the way to and from the falls.

Is it scary ? Yes, at first... I did horseback some 30 years ago and did not remember how strong and stable those things are, and right at the start of the ride there is a steep hill to climb and to go down from . Once you trust this things you are ok.

Took about 40 minutes to get to the falls. We were almost alone in the trails that lead to the falls. A little market waits for you at the top of the steps that you have to get down to get reach the falls.

Many steps down, hot, humid, but soooo beautiful. Spent about 20 minutes there ( we were the ones to ask our guide to go back up, no pressure from him ). If you have many steps down, obviously you have many steps up , we did it with only one break of about 15 seconds...wow I was exhausted... take your time going up, take many breaks, it is hot, humid and steep.

We were about 15 on the rocks at the bottom of the falls. When we were leaving on our horses, there was probably, not exaggerating, 60 person arriving on horses...OMG...so glad we were done there.

Arriving back at the start point, we washed our hands, went to the bathroom ( 3 available and CLEAN ). We were greeted by the owner and directed to our table for the included lunch. We had bits of crushed plantain, salad and vinaigrette, chicken, beef, beans, rice and eggplant. Everything was full of flavor, seasoned and delicious.

Everything is all you can eat and the cooler from your van is next to you and we made our own rum and coke ( is was generic brand name in the cooler, the owner went and got "real" coke for us..we didn't ask, she just went and got it for us ). Had a wonderful lunch with our guide, talked about tradition and "real" life in Samana.

We left and we stopped at the " bread lady ", she makes between 80 and 100 bread per day, by hand in her LITTLE ( about 8X8 ) bread shop. It is coco bread, we tasted a hot one just coming out of the homemade oven, it was great. Then we stopped at a private house/factory...really only a house that everyone knows that she makes coco candy .... WOW the best sweet treat we had in the past year...unbelievable, fresh, sweet, HOT ( almost burning in our hands ) it just melted in our mouth.

We didn't pay for all of the extras, our guide payed for everything. ( of course we tipped accordingly at the end of the tour ).

Then since we were ahead of time on our tour, our guide offered to bring us to a local beach for a while or whatever we wanted. We decided to spend some time at the flee market between the office of TSWT and where the tender would pick us up.

We LOVED that tour, TSWT is superb. Book it, do not hesitate one second.

It was the best of our 4 ports.

BRAVO to TSWT for honoring our reservation even if we were only 2.


ok...long enough... sorry...hope you enjoyed !!!

Visited March 2013
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