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Puerto Plata: Half-Day Mountainside Horseback Riding

1. Puerto Plata: Half-Day Mountainside Horseback Riding

This half-day horseback excursion includes approximately 2 hours of riding throughout the mountain range just above Puerto Plata. Approximately 1000 ft above the city, there are breathtaking views over the Bay of Silver where, centuries ago, Columbus arrived by ship. Firstly, you will travel by safari truck to the old mountain road which slowly climbs up the mountains, dotted with small local farms and amber and larimar mines. There is also an abundance of coconut palms, sparkling rivers, and tropical flowers. Stepping off the truck, you'll find the horses saddled up ready to take you gently through lush green fields, river beds, and small streams. You will smell, feel, and be immersed in a natural setting outside of the fast pace of life in the big city. After the tour ends, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

2. Puerto Plata: Zip Line, Horseback Riding, & Waterfall Combo

Start your full-day experience with hotel pickup in a special truck. On the way to the local partner's ranch, hear about the history of Puerto Plata and its surroundings. Upon arrival at the ranch, enjoy priority access to Damajagua Waterfalls. Your professional guides will take you through every step of the way, ensuring maximum fun, safety, and high-energy levels at all times. Continue your adventure by meeting your beautiful, trained horses at the ranch. Set off for 40 minutes of horseback riding with the assistance of guides. Prepare for incredible views along the way. Afterwards, get kitted out and climb up for some intense zip lining. Take in amazing, tropical views as you fly down six zip lines with the assistance of an experienced team. At the end of the day, recover some of your energy with a homemade Dominican lunch served by an exclusive, local chef. Please note that activity order may vary. No horseback-riding experience is necessary to participate.

Puerto Plata: Adventure Park Day Pass and Transport

3. Puerto Plata: Adventure Park Day Pass and Transport

Get picked up from your hotel between 7:50-8:45 am and head to the adventure park located in Maimón, just a 20-minute drive from Puerto Plata City. After a meet and greet, get detailed information about the activities for the day before picking and choosing what sounds best to you. Go for an off-road drive in an ATV vehicle and get in touch with the Dominican countryside and local daily life. Try out the 8 different ACCT-certified zip lines with a total of more than 7,900 feet of double, galvanized steel cable. Don't worry if you've never tried it before. Unlike other zip line parks, you won't be required to do an active breaking. Head out on a relaxing horseback ride customized to your riding skills and experience. Beginners and children will receive full basic riding instructions. Take in the breathtaking views of the natural surroundings as you ride. Don't miss out on an extra 9th zip line where the only way to finish is to take the plunge into a swimming pool. Enjoy a well-earned rum 'n coke drink at the pool bar nearby. If adrenaline isn't your thing, go on a tour through the park's lush tropical garden to learn about the plants and fruits growing onsite. Meet some of the rescued animals the park cares for. Also included is a delicious, home-cooked Dominican lunch, consisting of rice, beans, chicken or beef, fried sweet potatoes and yucca, vegetables, tropical fruits, and more. After a full day of adventure, get transported back to your resort around 5:00 pm.

Puerto Plata Tour: History, Culture and Cable Car Ride

4. Puerto Plata Tour: History, Culture and Cable Car Ride

Start your 7-hour tour in the old city area, where you’ll see buildings dating back to the 1600s. Take a cable car ride to the top of Mount Isabel, and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding area. Admire the botanical gardens, and the statue of Christ that’s similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro. Visit the Fuerte San Felipe, located on a small peninsula on the Bahia de Puerto Plata. The fortress is the last vestige of the area’s colonial past. Stop at the small historical museum, and see the tiny cell in which Juan Pablo Duarte, the hero of the independence movement, was briefly confined. This tour will end after you’ve enjoyed a delicious typical Dominican meal.

Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls with Buggy or Horse Ride

5. Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls with Buggy or Horse Ride

Start the day with pickup from your hotel and travel to the world-famous Damajagua Waterfalls. Hike for approximately 35 minutes through the Dominican forest, crossing the river that will take you to the first waterfall of 7 on this tour. Each waterfall is different in characteristics from the other, so each one you visit will provide a unique experience. Upon reaching the final waterfall, take the opportunity to swim in a beautiful natural swimming pool. From there, enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch, followed by a visit to a craft cigar factory.  Enjoy a horseback ride of approximately 30 minutes in the surrounding forests, where you will get in close contact with nature. Or you can embark on a buggy adventure , travelling for about an hour and 15 minutes through dirt roads, up and down hills, and through the rugged natural landscape.

Puerto Plata Combo Experience: Zip-line + Horseback Riding

6. Puerto Plata Combo Experience: Zip-line + Horseback Riding

Prepare for incredible views with this exclusive and exciting zip lining adventure with a horseback ride through the lush Dominican countryside. A heart-pumping adrenaline ride awaits you on this exhilarating half-day excursion on the longest and highest cables on the north coast. Clip-on and get ready for seven dynamic cables over canopy treetops, across a river, tropical jungle, and spectacular views. Then go on a horseback ride, western style, with an experienced guide and trained horses through beautiful tropical fauna, rolling hillsides, and across a picturesque stream as you complete your half-day experience. No horseback riding expertise needed. Organic and delicious fruits and soft drinks will be provided to keep you hydrated along the way.

Ride N Zip Adventure in Puerto Plata

7. Ride N Zip Adventure in Puerto Plata

After hotel pickup, it's just about a 15-minute drive in an air-conditioned van to travel from town to the Country World Ranch. After the meet and greet at the Country House Bar, you will get equipped for the ziplines. Also, a bottle of fresh drinking water will be attached to your harness to make sure you stay well hydrated during this adventure. After the safety briefing, it's time to feel the adrenaline on the 8 ACCT certified zip lines, with a total of more than 7,900 feet of galvanized, steel cable. The longest ride is 2,460 feet. No experience is required. Contrary to many other zip line parks you are not involved in any active braking, like using gloves for stopping. Between the lines, there are some walking distances. You determine your own speed and instructors will move at your pace.  Feel free to try the local fruits in season fresh from the tree. A natural juice will also be prepared to boost you with fresh energy. On a relaxing countryside horseback ride you can enjoy some breathtaking views. The horses are well-trained, fed and in the best of health. The horseback ride included in this package is meant to be for beginners and children as well. Sufficient time will be taken to provide full, basic riding instructions. With beginners and children, you will not gallop with the horses, if not requested otherwise. Depending on riding skills and experience, the right horse will be found for everybody. Now it's time for a delicious home-cooked lunch, before taking a walk through a tropical garden. The group will head back to the hotels or cruise port in the early afternoon.

Puerto Plata: Horseback Riding on the Beach

8. Puerto Plata: Horseback Riding on the Beach

Embrace your inner cowboy with this horseriding activity in Puerto Plata. After getting picked up at your hotel, head to the ranch. If you haven't ridden a horse before, a riding lesson will be included. Then embark on a ride with healthy horses, helpful guides, and amazing views.  Awaken your spirit while you ride along an unspoiled, palm tree-lined beach on horseback. With soft sand and crystal-clear waters, this paradise feels a million miles away from the resorts and the bustle of the city.  The ride is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike and is also ideal for families and smaller children who can ride together with a guide.

Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls, Buggy & Horseback Ride

9. Puerto Plata: Damajagua Waterfalls, Buggy & Horseback Ride

Experience the world-famous Damajagua Waterfalls with a half-hour walk into the Dominican forest, crossing the river that will take you to the first waterfall of the 7 featured in this tour. Each waterfall is different from the other.  After reaching the beautiful final waterfall, savor a delicious traditional Dominican lunch and then head to a craft cigar factory and souvenir shop. From there, you’ll get on extreme buggies for an exciting journey down dirt roads, up hills, past cattle stables and unique bird species. Upon returning to the ranch, prepare for a horseback ride where the natural landscapes are the protagonists.

From Puerto Plata: Triple Adventure Tour

10. From Puerto Plata: Triple Adventure Tour

Encounter the splendor of the Dominican Republic's natural beauty on a 3 adventures tour from Puerto Plata. Start off by cooling down in the mountain waters of the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua in the rolling hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range. Get kitted out with life jackets and helmets before setting off, for your safety. Take a brisk 40-minute walk through the lush forest and appreciate the geographical wonder of the region up close. Mother nature has etched out 27 stunning limestone cascades over thousands of years, 12 of which will be experienced first-hand as you jump, swim and slide into the natural lagoons. Your guides will take you through every step of the way, ensuring maximum fun, safety and energy at all times! Then, it is time to saddle up and go for a cowboy-style horseback ride. Get a brief training session before you mount your trusty horse and set off on a tropical horseback ride through the lush scenery and serene woodland. The guides are knowledgeable and the backdrop is jaw-dropping as you hit the trails and cross streams trotting nice and easy Caribbean style though the terrain. Finally, get ready to fly as free as a bird and take on the challenge of 8 exhilarating zip lines. See the scenery from a completely different perspective. Full tuition is given before hand and all equipment is provided for your convenience. Glide over the rich farmland and jungle canopies for tree-top veranda views. The guides will be at each platform you reach, ready to steady you and assist you on to your next line.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

I had an AMAZING time, my guide was Dan Marino and at the falls it was ChiChi and Abucco. They were awesome It's quite a walk to the falls but TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! I would say pack changing clothes, waterproof phone case, water shoes, cash, face mask and scarf for the buggy, towel, bug spray. The lunch was DELICIOUS, and at the family owned market they made me, on the spot, a beautiful elephant piece and etched my name.

Was a very, very successful trip

The ride with the cable car was very worth it, it was an amazing view from above. Also the way to the cigar factory was very, very nice ...... was the best cigar factory we saw here (was the 4th). The rum factory was also very interesting. The chocolate museum was the absolute highlight, great chocolate at great prices

We had a great time. We chose the longer horse back ride to the beach and being inexperienced it left me sore but that is part of trotting on a horse. The zip lines do involve a little walking and climbing but are more than worth the effort.

This tour was AMAZING ! I highly recommend once a once and a life time experience, Alex and Mega tours were the best tour guides, we were taken care of every single step of the way

Very experienced and knowledgeable guide. I had a great time. Will definitely do it again. Owner very nice and helpful.