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Explora Ecotour

Santo Domingo 10124, Dominican Republic
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Forest exploring with Manny

Great to spend a day with Manny - nice guy, very knowledgable and attentive and caring about the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve B
Jima Waterfall Tour!

Awesome experience!!! Great tour in to the Dominican countryside. Excellent service, professional... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
minervareyes6
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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, desert, beach, and mountain tours are led by our experienced and knowledgeable, bilingual nature guides.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Santo Domingo 10124, Dominican Republic
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"eco tour"
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"cloud forest"
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"beautiful country"
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"national park"
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"los haitises"
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"private tour"
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"cayo arena"
in 7 reviews
"dominican republic"
in 58 reviews
"saona island"
in 8 reviews
"sea turtle conservation"
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"mano juan"
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"tour companies"
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"traditional dominican lunch"
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"natural beauty"
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"endemic birds"
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"east tour"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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!!

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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

Thank Reed B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

An off the beaten path adventure and look at the Dominican Republic’s natural beauty and culture. So much fun for families and nature lovers. Highlights included a boat tour, Parque National Del Este’s (National Park of the East) secluded beaches, mangroves, Isla Saona, people, culture,...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The Saona Island tour was my favorite part of visiting the Dominican Republic. Manny was extremely professional and so knowledgeable about all aspects of the DR, that he made our tour not only fun, but truly a learning experience. Do not hesitate to book!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Had a great day and left my iPad and Manny and Oly helped arrange for it to be returned. Don't hesitate.

Thank Patrick D
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I had a very short time to do something as my trip was mainly work. Since I love birdwatching I opt for a trip on this. Went to a great location with a fantastic tour guide who knew so much making the best of our...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful bird walk with Manny on a trail in the Dominican Republic's National Park of the East. On one side beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea, with Magnificent Frigatebirds, Brown Boobies and pelicans, and on the other side of...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Our first time in Dominican Republic and my mom , myself and my daughter took this tour. It was absolutely fantastic! Manny was knowledgeable, friendly, and wonderful to work with! He was accommodating, made everyone feel welcome and relaxed. This was by far the highlight...More

Thank Jen B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

My parents and I took two day trips with Manny. One to La Saona Island and the second to Los Haitises National Park. We were informed beforehand on what we would need and we were collected promptly from our hotel and were driven in a...More

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Diwskanny M
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
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dunger99us
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
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670savannac
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
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