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Explora Ecotour

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“eco tour”(28 reviews)
“los haitises”(11 reviews)
“national park”(19 reviews)
Explora! Ecotour is a small, owner-operated, sustainable ecotourism company based in Santo Domingo. We provide private and group tours to many nature preserves all around the country. With emphasis on sustainability and education, our rain forest...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Santo Domingo 10124, Dominican Republic
+1 809-567-1852
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 September 2013

I had a great experience with Explora Ecotour. Manny was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Dominican Republic. He was very willing to answer all of my questions…and I am a very curious person! His SUV was very comfortable and air conditioned. We did a...More

4  Thank 458katyc
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I am very disappointed in this company because of their lack of communication and cancelling our tour at the last minute. I had been in touch with them for a month leading up to my trip. They charged my account for the tour immediately and...More

2  Thank TLusi
CaribbeanN0mad, Owner at Explora Ecotour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2015

Thank you so much for writing! We are very sorry that this was your experience with us, however, I think this is a case of simple misunderstanding. As you can see from our website our main source of business is private nature tours. Our weekly...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A true eco-tour company that cares about the environment and the country. We wanted to get away from the all-inclusive resort and see the real Dominican Republic! This tour was excellent! I specifically wanted to see as many endemic birds as possible while in Punta...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I booked this excursion because I didn't want to do the whole booze cruise scene or spend a million hours on a bus picking people up. I went with my husband our 14 yr old daughter and 6 yr old daughter. We had an amazing...More

Thank Morena1023
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had a boat trip from Bayahibe to Saona Island, informative and interesting with stops to snorkel with starfish 😊 A visit to fishing village where we went to a turtle sanctuary. Lunch on the beach, fish and rice. Jorge was our guide who provided...More

Thank debyasdan
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We took a birdwatching tour with Manny this morning. I was worried as we had our two small children, ages 6 and 8, with us but we all had a wonderful time. Manny helped my girls learn to identify the various lizard species and while...More

Thank Indomesticbliss
Reviewed 1 August 2018

My daughter and I went with Manny on the overnight Pedernales tour. We had a wonderful time and learned so much. It was like going on a weekend trip with your very best nephew--if your nephew is an engaging, urbane, brilliant young entrepreneur who loves...More

Thank elmoinkuna
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This trip was the highlight of our holiday :) Being in an all inclusive felt like being cut off from the country you are in. So it was great to learn about what life was like, see local villages and visit the beautiful Saona Island....More

Thank LouieBowers
Reviewed 3 July 2018

My 12-year-old and I traveled with Manny to the NP of the East with Manny and had an amazing day. I highly recommend this trip for Punta Cana visitors. The car ride was very enjoyable with Manny generously sharing his deep knowledge of all things...More

Thank lschibley
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Great to spend a day with Manny - nice guy, very knowledgable and attentive and caring about the local environment. We learned lots about the earlier inhabitants of the island and their contributions and we got to hike through the dry tropical forest to see...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience!!! Great tour in to the Dominican countryside. Excellent service, professional, knowledgeable, and great personalities. Delicious Food!! Can’t wait to try another tour!!

1  Thank minervareyes6
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Our tour with Manny was fantastic. We visited the Jima falls, which was a wonderful diversion from Santo Domingo. Both Manny and our local guide were informative, knowledgable, and friendly. We swam in the falls, ate a great lunch with a local family, and had...More

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19 January 2017|
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Response from CaribbeanN0mad | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for writing! We would love to help. Our 3 day tours are very safe, take you to the most beautiful off the beaten path regions of the Dominican Republic and include all meals and lodging. For more information... More
6 November 2016|
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Response from CaribbeanN0mad | Property representative |
Hello! We offer several great private nature tours from the Punta Cana area. However, we do offer tours to Salto Alto Waterfalls, but only from Santo Domingo, since those falls are located too far from Punta Cana. Please... More
Savanna C
Hi there, I am a year 11 student from South Australia and am conducting an assignment based off of the Explora Ecotour company and would like to ask a few questions on your experience in the Dominican Republic. - What was the day tour you partook in and was it a private or group tour? - If a group tour, what was the maximum number of people allowed? - What were the particular regulations suited for your tour in order to protect the natural environment if the area? This is in terms of behaviour e.g. not allowed to walk off the path etc. - What cultural awareness (in terms of how to improve environment) did the guide teach you about the local area? - Who are the host/local community? - Do you know whether the company puts some of their earnings towards environment conservation? - Do you know whether the company keeps some of their earnings and puts the rest towards helping the local community and their projects? - Did you have a very memorable experience on their program? - Did the guide inform you on how to preserve the local environment and raise awareness of environmental sensitivity? - Did the company show recognize the rights and spiritual beliefs of the indigenous people in the community and work in partnership with them to create empowerment? If you could answer these questions ASAP, it would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou, Savanna. :)
2 November 2015|
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Response from mariun0 | Reviewed this property |
Sure thing, ill gladly help. - It was a group tour, eventhough they do offer private tours and the last one i participated in, was septiember 28th, 2015. - Maximum number of people is unknow, but in total we were around... More