BEACH HORSE BACK RIDING
Enjoy horseback riding along a beach in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Awaken your spirit riding on horseback along a palm tree lined unspoiled beach with soft sand and crystal clear water, away from the resorts and the busy city. The ride is suitable for beginners and experienced riders and ideal for families and smaller children who can ride together with a guide. You tour will start with pickup from your hotel by safari truck. After a short drive you will arrive at the beach where the horses are waiting already saddled up.
The horses are well-cared for and well-fed but most of all the staff truly loves each one of them. Your friendly guide will tell you your horses name and give you instructions on how to ride and get familiar with your horse - after all each horse has its own personality. Make sure to pat your horse often and speak to him (or her) in a friendly tone. Better still bring your horse some bananas which they love!
You will then be off for a 1.5 hour ride along a truly unspoiled beach. The wind chases the clouds, the waves are softly crashing on the shore and the feeling of your kind and noble horse carrying you is nothing but magical. During the ride you can experience canter and trot and the more experienced can try their hand at a gallop along the beach. The best moment of the tour however, will be when you get a chance to enter in the water with one of the selected horses (not all of them like to get wet) and enjoy a dip in the ocean together with your horse for a truly unforgettable experience.
PRICE: for person 79 US$
SUNSET BEACH HORSE BACK RIDING
Awaken your spirit riding on horseback along an idyllic deserted beach with soft sand and crystal clear water, away from the resorts and the busy city. The ride is suitable for beginners and experienced riders and your tour will start with pickup from your hotel by safari truck. After a short drive you will arrive at the beach where the horses are waiting saddled up and ready to go. Your friendly guide will help you with instructions and introduce your horse to you and then comes this magical moment that you have been waiting for.
Our tour departs and gently takes us along the beach as the sun is setting and the island prepares for a lovely Caribbean night. We make our way along the beach and watch the sun and moon alternate and then we have a chance for a dip in the ocean with one of the horses who is not afraid to get wet so don’t forget your bathing suit. After our ride we prepare a table on the beach overlooking the water and serve an absolutely delicious barbecued meal roasted over open fire followed by desert. Afterwards chill around the campfire and gaze at the stars while roasting marsh mellows over the fire. Life is good!
PRICE: for person 99 US$
WATERFALL SWIM WITH LUNCH
A Pleasant morning hike to a secret waterfall in Puerto Plata. This tour is not for people who just want to laze around at the pool but for nature and island lovers. Our trip takes us to a hidden waterfall in between the mountains just outside of Puerto Plata and will have you experience up close and personal the overwhelming flora and fauna of this tropical island. So get up and get your sturdy walking shoes on and let’s go for a hike!
We pick you up from your hotel by safari truck and take you on a short drive outside of the city passing by small villages with quaint wooden houses and lovely gardens with flowers. Having arrived in the mountains our wonderful hike of about 40 minutes starts walking through fields, through riverbeds, uphill and downhill and then we get to the most beautiful and gorgeous crystal clear waterfall that fortunately only some locals living in the area know about.. Splash around, have a swim, let the water cascade down on you, it is so refreshing! After all this we head for a well-deserved lunch at a mountain Eco Lodge, the food is yummy and made with organic home grown island fresh vegetables and fruit, a real treat!)
PRICE: for person 79 US$
HORSE BACK RIDING WEDDING
If you have always dreamed of getting married on horse back then we would love to make your dream come true.
This very special day for the two of you would come complete with a lunch or dinner with champagne and a wedding cake.
Starting by picking you up by luxury vehicle we bring you to a secluded beach where we take off for a private guided breath taking beach ride to a special spot where the minister will be waiting to marry you. Afterwards if you wish you can go for a swim in the ocean together with your horse. We will ride back to a cozy beach restaurant where lunch or dinner will be served at a table overlooking the beach.
Included are :
Private guided beach horse back riding tour
Minister and witness if necessary with translator
Beautiful bouquet of tropical flowers for the bride
Boutonniere for the groom
Champagne and cake, dinner and or lunch for 2 and soft drinks and water
Photographer and 100 photos on a photo cd
Price US $ 1250 per couple
We will gladly make arrangements for your wedding guests to join for lunch, dinner and or beach horse back riding at an extra cost.
Please verify with the Dominican Consulate or Embassy in your country which papers you need to bring in order for you to get legally married in the Dominican Republic.
PRICE: for person 1250 US$
6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS TROPICAL BEACH AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE ITINERARY
Day 1. Pick up from Puerto Plata airport and transfer to Ecolodge Tubagua up in the Puerto Plata Hills. Time to rest, unpack, have a relaxing moment in the jacuzzi or a stroll through the lush tropical gardens and in the late afternoon join us for a welcome drink followed by dinner.
Day 2. After a delicious breakfast with tropical fruit, our day starts with a riding adventure in the mountains but first a short drive to our ranch where you will meet the horses and get them ready for the day. Up and up we go to an altitude of 2400 ft to El Cupey a village situated high above Puerto Plata with breath taking views over the city and the ocean. After a picknick lunch we continue for a refreshing swim in the river Camu and then we continue for a visit to a Passo Fino Ranch where many of the prize winners in the National Passo Fino competitions have been bred and you will just marvel at the elegance and strength of these full blood horses.
Day 3. Our day starts again with the short drive to the ranch, we will prepare the horses and jump in the saddle for an exciting ride to a hidden waterfall where only the locals normally come and after a refreshing dip and a pick nick lunch we continue on quiet trails through small villages and we will visit a typical Dominican colmado where you will see all kinds of typical Dominican food stuff and can meet the kind and always smiling beautiful people of the Dominican Republic.
Day 4 is dedicated to the beach, in the morning we are going to take a break at the famous bay of Sosua where you can snorkel, sunbathe or shop for the famous Dominican jewelry made with larimar or amber or maybe you cant resist a Dominican primitive painting. After lunch we head for a deserted beach , hidden by sugar cane fields and we will spend the afternoon galloping along a beautiful white sand stretch of beach. See the wind chase the clouds, feel the wind in your hair and be in harmony with nature and the gentle horse that carries you. Afterwards a refreshing swim with your horse in the ocean which is a truly special experience. In the evening we have prepared a delicious barbecued meal on the beach with baby lobster tail, roasted chicken ( or other options ) and you can sing and roast marsh mellows around the campfire. When we think the time is right we will take you for a magical moonlight ride bareback if you wish, under the tropical sky with bright stars for a truly tropical experience.
Day 5 Our day is dedicated to both mountain and beach ,starting out through a very rural area called Los Ciruelos, picture small wooden houses and tropical flowers along the trails, cocoa, coffee and fruit plantations, an area where there is not yet electricity connected but people live in a quiet and harmonious way with nature still farming their crops the old school way.
Tonight prepare for a fare well dinner on Cabarete Beach popular with surfers and lined with fashionable restaurants and bars.
Day 6 All to soon the time has come to say goodbye to your horse, the lovely people of the Dominican and the lush tropical island. We hope you come back soon!
PRICE: for person 1600 US$
HALF DAY WATERFALL HORSE BACK RIDING
This tour takes you to a crystal clear waterfall cascading down the mountains ,hidden in the hills behind Puerto Plata and only known by the local people living in the area.
We will start by transporting you with our safari truck to the old mountain road connecting Puerto Plata with Santiago which slowly climbs and meanders up the mountains with hair spin bends and fantastic views over the ocean dotted with small local farms, amber and larimar mines and an abundancy of coconut palm trees, sparkling rivers and tropical flowers.
Stepping of our truck we will find our horses saddled up and gently they will take you through the lush green fields, through river beds, crossing meandering small streams and you will smell, feel and really live the nature and the slow pace and peace outside of the big city life. Upon arrival at the waterfall jump in and swim in the sparkling clean water, let it cascade over you, sunbathe on the rocks and come alive! Soft drinks and water and a snack are provided for and we also make a stop at a typical Dominican Colmado ( = grocery store ) then too soon its back to Puerto Plata but with unforgettable memories to take home.
PRICE: for person 80 US$
FULL DAY BEACH AND MOUNTAIN
This full day tour takes you the mountain range just above Puerto Plata approximately 300 mtrs or 1000 ft above the city where there are breath taking views over the Bay of silver where centuries ago Columbus arrived by ship.
We will start by transporting you with our safari truck to the old mountain road connecting Puerto Plata with Santiago which slowly climbs and meanders up the mountains with hair spin bends and dotted with small local farms, amber and larimar mines and an abundancy of coconut palm trees, sparkling rivers and tropical flowers.
Stepping of our truck we will find our horses saddled up and gently they will take you through the lush green fields, through river beds, crossing meandering small streams and you will smell, feel and really live the nature and the slow pace and peace outside of the big city life.
Around midday we will sit down for a typical healthy and savory Dominican Lunch with rice and beans, salad and chicken , water and soft drinks are provided for and we also make a stop at a typical Dominican Colmado ( = grocery store ), During our ride you will experience the real Dominican Republic with its lush tropical flowers and over whelming colors and meet its super friendly people who are always ready to smile and happy to meet you.
This ride is suitable for beginners and experienced riders and consists of riding for 5 to 6 hours over un even surfaces and uphill and downhill . No galloping but mostly canter and trot.
PRICE: for person 145 US$