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Ride Horses on the Beach provided by Rancho Playa

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Ride Horses on the Beach

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
See the Samana Peninsula from a different perspective during a horseback riding tour that lets you cover more sights in less time. Ideal for families, this scenic excursion is suitable for travelers with no previous horseback riding experience and promises personalized attention from your guide by limiting group sizes to eight people.
  • You'll start at
    Las Terrenas
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    Rancho Playa
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Board a vehicle for transportation to the stables. Upon arrival, disembark to meet your expert horse guides. Listen to a short safety briefing and overview of the ride to come, then get fitted for a helmet. The guides will pick a horse for you based on your size and experience level. This adventure is suitable for guests of all levels; both expert and novice riders are welcome.  Climb onto your gentle, friendly horse and get started down the trail. Follow your guide through the Samana's Peninsula, a landscape very different than the beaches of the tourist zone. Along the trail, discovery mango, coffee, cocoa and other trees,   arrive at the "Alleman"  beach. Let's ride along this wild beach and see the lush vegetation of the country. This is a walking pace tour, for riders of different levels share this adventure. Enjoy a provided refreshment at the conclusion of your 1.5-hour ride, then return to Las Terrenas.
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  • You'll end at
    Las Terrenas
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  • See more of Las Terrenas' rugged countryside on a horseback riding tour
  • Access parts of the coast that are unreachable by traditional tour vehicle
  • The pace of the ride is tailored to your small group
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
Important Information
Departure Point
Las Terrenas, Las Terrenas, Samana Province, Dominican Republic
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Round -trip shared transfert from Las Terrenas
  • Beverages
  • Guide
  • Use of helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Rancho Playa
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult or need to sign a discharge
  • Dress code : Long pants, closed shoes, Sunglasses (optional).
  • Optional : Sunscreen, anti-mosquito, long sleeve
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Maximum weights is 220 lbs
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GenevaJenn wrote a review Dec. 2020
Palm Beach, Florida193 contributions32 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience with Nicole and two of her ranch hands who accompanied us on our ride. Most importantly, her horses appeared to be well taken care of and that made the rest of the tour enjoyable! Just a few minutes after we arrived, we filled out our waivers,
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Date of experience: November 2020
Elizabeth R-C wrote a review Nov. 2020
5 contributions
Nicole is an absolute star, her horses are beautifully looked after and this is reflected in the way that they behave. We had the most beautiful ride through the forest and beach. It was a truly spectacular experience. Nicole and her team were very diligent and catered for all
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Date of experience: November 2020
Marl1987 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions15 helpful votes
I was lucky and had a private excursion with Nicole on the beach! I'm an experienced rider and got to gallop on an almost empty beach, which was fantastic! She gave me a perfect horse and we had a wonderful time. Nicole is super nice and truly cares about the horses and the
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Date of experience: November 2020
herzogjohannamag2020 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Samana Province, Dominican Republic1 contribution
Yesterday we did an amazing tour with Nicole from Rancho Playa. We passed beautiful nature including beaches, rivers and the jungle. Riding along the beach is an experience I would recommend to anyone! Nicole is a very kind and funny person and we enjoyed spending time with her
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Date of experience: August 2020
Fiona S wrote a review Feb. 2020
Winnipeg, Canada6 contributions5 helpful votes
The moment you enter the yard you can see there is pride ownership at this ranch. We were greeted by smiling faces, the horses were kept under shade until it was time to go and everything was well maintained. Nichole (the owner) was very thorough in setting us up with our
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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Very enjoyable ride
Nicole is such an accommodating and pleasant person, she’s very knowledgeable about horses and stresses safety. We
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Wonderful Experience
We had a great experience on horseback! My six year old daughter was able to ride her own pony and loved it. Beaut
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Beautiful horseback riding
The host was very informative and cared about the safety of the people and the horses. The sites are unbelievably b
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Gabriel C
Scenic Horseback ride through native vegetation and beach!
Nicole and her team are exemplary! If you are looking for an amazing excursion in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic,
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Great experience
It was a great experience and me and my friends had a really fun time! I’d do it again! The staff if very friendly
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Amazing and extremely pleasant experience!
The ride has been perfectly organized despite the fact that our group was quite large (10 people), adults and kids
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Best horse riding experience - EVER
What a lifetime experience. We had a beautiful ride along the beach on very calm horses. All our guides AND Nicole
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Excellent experience
We visited the Rancho Playa at December 2019. First we had a group expedition, which was such a nice ride that we w
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Hulda M
Beach horseback riding
Wonderful and beautiful experience. Nicole and her crew were the perfect guides and hosts . I appreciated Nicole ti
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Awesome time
We booked the horse riding tour on our own simply by calling Nichole’s number from her web site. Everything was eas
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Great experience!
My three girls came to Rancho Playa and had wonderful time. Thank you so much to Cami ! The horses were great too.
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Annette E
Absolutely fantastic
Everyone was SO nice! Sandi, Chiquito, Camilla and Nicole! The horses were well cared for and the views and the be
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Excellent experience!
Rancho Playa makes the horse back riding excursions a must do if you are in Las Terrenas. Everything was perfect fr
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An Experience You Can't Skip
If you love horses, Rancho Playa is the place you want to stop by on your next trip to Las Terrenas. Nicole and Cam
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very professional !
The horse trip was perfect, the accomodation is top and horses are very well taken care of, and beautiful beaches t
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  • Duration: 3–4 hours
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