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Wise Mountain Retreat - CLOSED

Trujillo, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 829-769-5055
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Amazing time.

This place was amazing for my boyfriend and I. We vacationed in Puerta Plata for 2 weeks, and this... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Josephine D
Must do in Cabarete

Leslie and her crew rescues horses and take great care of them. Awesome experience and her driver... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
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Wise Mountain Retreat offers a unique opportunity to explore the tropics of the Dominican Republic. Our trail riding company has been offering horse tours for 28 years. We are one of the oldest in the country. Our horses are healthy and well cared for. Our trails pass through the many sides of the country. Riding into the mountains then through the river you will be in awe of the breath taking scenery. It is a peaceful and very relaxing ride that have our customers falling in love with the country as we have. Your morning starts out with fresh made Dominican coffee as we learn about your horse experience, then once we have matched your horse to your experience we hit the trails. There are stops along the way where you get the chance to sample fresh fruit from some of the many tropical fruits along the way. You will have a chance to swim in the river, it's a great way to cool off and enjoy more of the countryside. Once back at the ranch you will get to sample some fresh made herbal iced teas, using herbs grown from our garden as well as some refreshing fruit. If you chose to have a full day ride you will enjoy a delicious Dominican style lunch of chicken, rice, beans and fried plantains. Then it's back on the horses for a tour of the local village to experience the cultural side of the country. We are so excited to have our guest rooms ready for guests. We have packages now for those wishing to get a more complete horse experience. We have romantic package available for those just wanting a special evening. A late afternoon ride to see the beginning of the sunset in the surrounding hills, then back to the ranch for a romantic dinner to watch the sunset. Then a quiet evening on the ranch, in the morning enjoy a full trail ride. For those wanting to spend their full vacation around horses we have that too. We give you the chance to groom, help out with the care of our horses, ride and even get Natural Horsemanship lessons. We include all of your meals, transport to and from the airport and trips to town or the beach. We also have a therapeutic spa so you can receive some much needed healing. Please feel free to contact us if you have anymore questions or are interested in booking a package.
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8 Aug 2016
“Amazing time.”
5 Jan 2016
“Must do in Cabarete”
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Trujillo, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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+1 829-769-5055
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This place was amazing for my boyfriend and I. We vacationed in Puerta Plata for 2 weeks, and this was one of the best things we did there. I loved the horses, they all had their stories. The place is set on the beautiful mountains...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Leslie and her crew rescues horses and take great care of them. Awesome experience and her driver picks up guests from hotels which is great.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

We had a 1/2 day riding trip which was lovely. My daughter and I were on a surf trip and signed up for horseback riding. The ranch is a work in progress and very much a life restorer to the horses. The story behind the...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2015

Our horseback riding excursion was everything we could have asked for. The guides were incredibly friendly and we had so much fun walking, trotting, and running through picturesque villages, farmland, and jungle. Although my mom hadn't been on a horse in 40 years, within half...More

Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

This is our second trip to the ranch...and it just keeps getting better..... Leslie the owner greeted up with open arms on our arrival almost making you feel like family. The Horses are looking good well fed and in great shape. WE took the full...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2015

My Husband and I did the full day tour - everything was wonderful - was so peacefully on the property. We are pretty basic riders the horses and pace was set to our level. Guides were awesome gave us tons of information of the towns...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

My husband amd me are very very very beginners! It was a really great adventuretrip riding through stonefields, dschungle and riverbeds! It wouldn't be possible in Germany! We liked it very much! Thank you for this unforgettable trip! Andrea und Gerd Hausmann

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WiseMountianRetreat, Owner at Wise Mountain Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2015

We're really glad you enjoyed your horse ride trip with us. It was lovely to meet you. Hopefully see you again.

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Reviewed 30 December 2014

This was a special way to Christmas morning. The surroundings are breathtaking and unlike any other horseback riding tour we have been on. We felt like we had a much better understanding of Dominican life after riding through the towns and countryside. The river was...More

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WiseMountianRetreat, Owner at Wise Mountain Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2015

We're so pleased you enjoyed spending Christmas day with us, the horses, the dogs and the cats! It was a beautiful day. Come back and visit soon.

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Reviewed 21 November 2014

I liked everything here, horse riding was great, river crossing etc., You certainly can feel connection with the nature here! I wanna do it once more.

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Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

As a professional rodeo cowboy in Canada. And dedicated horseman travelling. To the dominican for the sole basis of riding. I was extremely pleased with this facility. Basic equine health was right to par. The guide on my private tour showed me places. Due to...More

Thank Kevin K
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