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Caribbean Beaches and Samaná Peninsula

5.0 (4)
13 days 12 nights
Dominican Republic
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

The Dominican Republic is renowned for its picturesque white sandy shores, towering palm trees, rich historical heritage, lively cultural scene and thrilling adventure opportunities. 

Ride swiftly alongside the waves with the sea breeze in your hair - glide effortlessly across the water on steadfast Criollos. Numerous beaches await, each offering the chance for a thrilling gallop, with turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and journeys through the majestic mountains of the Cordillera Oriental and the Samaná peninsula. All this and more awaits on the Caribbean Trail adventure through the Samaná Peninsula.

Supplement for groups of 2 riders: +235 USD pp. If your group consists of 3 people only, then an extra charge of 165 USD pp is paid.

from US$ 4 049
per tourist for 13 days
Departing from
La Altagracia, Punta Cana
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 12 years old
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Photo Gabriele S.
Gabriele S. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
I was born in Düsseldorf and I was very lucky that my uncle owned a riding school, so I discovered my love of horses as a child. I took my first riding lessons at the age of 9. When I arrived in the Dominican Republic, I fulfilled my dream of owning my own horse. From 2 horses at the beginning, I now have 27 horses! Horses play a very important role in my life. They are my best friends and treating them with love and respect is a matter of course for me. The idea of horse riding excursions came about by chance through my work as a tour guide. My guests were increasingly asking for riding opportunities on healthy and well-fed horses, preferably in small groups. Naturally, it made sense to offer these rides on my own horses. It always gives me great pleasure to explore the beautiful landscape of the Dominican Republic on horseback, far away from mass tourism. I am happy to share this fantastic experience with all interested people, nature and horse lovers.

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Route details

Day 1
Arrival

You will be transferred to the hotel in Bavaro. Then you'll have some time to relax and have a swim before the welcome dinner and group meeting.

Day 2
First Riding Day
Day 3
Towards the Mountains
Day 4
El Cedro
Day 5
Playa Esmeralda
Day 6
Beach Riding
Day 7
Riding in the Mountains
Day 8
Samana Peninsula Ride
Day 9
Alleman and El Limon
Day 10
Playa Madame
Day 11
Rainforest Hotel
Day 12
Punta Cana
Day 13
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

9 riding days, riding per day 3 to 6 hours.

You should be able to ride safely in all gaits and enjoy brisk beach gallops as well as quiet rides through hilly landscapes.

Horses: Dominican Republic Criollo and some crosses.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Hotel
12 nights

Single supplement: + 295 USD

4 nights
Hotel in Bavaro

Double room with bathroom or shower/WC.

3 nights
Hotel Coco Loco
5 nights
Samana Peninsula Hotels

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
La Altagracia, Punta Cana
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all meals;
  • accommodations;
  • riding;
  • tack;
  • guides;
  • all transportation during the trail;
  • taxes;
  • transfer from/to Punta Cana.

Extras

  • flights;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • additional activities outside the itinerary;
  • tips;
  • transfer from La Romana or Santo Domingo;
  • tourist card/visa (approx. US$ 10.00).

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

13 days
12 nights

It's important to know

Tell me about your horses

The horses primarily consist of Dominican Republic Criollo and some mixed breeds, known for their exceptional ruggedness, good manners and responsiveness. They are well-adapted to the trails in their area, often boasting smooth trots traditionally ridden in a seated position. While two of the larger horses are equipped with Western saddles, the rest utilize Wintec English-style saddles. Trained in Western style, they respond well to neck reining and shifts in weight. Their pace varies from leisurely walking in steep areas to desired speeds on expansive beaches. Overall, these horses possess a pleasant demeanor, are skilled and exhibit an excellent work ethic.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
  • J
    Julia
    18 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Gabi has a warm heart and tends to her horses with compassion. During the ride, she displayed kindness, professionalism and flexibility to accommodate our preferences. Highly reccomend, I will come back 🤍
    18 Aug, 2023
  • J
    jennifer
    8 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    Gabi is a Fantastic animal lover and trainer. Her horses are outstanding It was a surreal experience to ride my horse, Russo, on the Ocean, feeling completely connected. I enjoyed the leisurely pace of the rides ... Peaceful & Beautiful 🥳
    8 Mar, 2023
  • C
    Carola
    24 Feb, 2023
    about provider
    Riding horses on the virgin beaches of laguna Limon with just Gaby and us 3 friends was a perfect experience!!! We even had the opportunity to ride in/into the Ocean, making it a dream come true!! Most important!!! Beautiful, well-cared-for horses, many of which were rescued by Gaby.
    24 Feb, 2023

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