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Explora Ecotour

Santo Domingo 10124, Dominican Republic
+1 809-964-8383
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Great tour, great guide!

May 2 tour of National Park of the East with Manny. Several hours of productive birding (25, with... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Bill C
Harrison, Tennessee
3-Day Endemics Tour

We recently returned from the three-day endemics tour offered by Explora Ecotours with Manny as our... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Columbus, Indiana
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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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“eco tour” (27 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Santo Domingo 10124, Dominican Republic
+1 809-964-8383

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

May 2 tour of National Park of the East with Manny. Several hours of productive birding (25, with 7 endemics). Wonderful local lunch and stimulating conversation. Heartily recommend for all levels of birding experience.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We recently returned from the three-day endemics tour offered by Explora Ecotours with Manny as our guide. During the course of the tour we visited the botanical gardens, Rabo de Gato, Loma Charco Azul, and Zapoten. In our short time we were able to see...More

3  Thank awarnick
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Santo Domingo for my 25th birthday last month. We booked 2 tours while we were there. El limón waterfalls tour and the Playa Fronton beach tour. We were beyond pleased with both tours. Our tour guides Ariel and Manny were...More

Thank Lakeisha W
Reviewed 25 January 2017

What a refreshing experience!!! Comfortable is the simplest way to describe the almost immediate but lasting encounter with our guide (owner of Explora Ecotour), Mr. Manny Jimenes. Only positive vibrations emanated from him. In retrospect, his prompt and inviting communications via email should have prepared...More

Thank DeloresKellman
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We arrived in Santo Domingo on a cruise ship. I set up the tour prior to leaving for the cruise. Explora Ecotour was wonderful with communication and always answered my emails within the day (and I sent quite a few :-) We did a modified...More

Thank FloridaGirlNative
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I will use Explora Ecotour again and again. We went off the beaten path and ventured to Eagles Bay. Our travels took us through authentic parts of the D.R. It was amazing. As for Ariel, he's an amazing guide.

Thank RD_Wilcox
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a group of 12 family members, ages ranging from 6 to 78. (In the 'What sort of visit was this?' question below, I selected Family 'teens' because it would not let me select both, and my two are in their teens, the other...More

Thank tobysimmonds
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were picked up on time at our hotel, then drove about 1.5 hours to our first stop which included a scenic waterfall and a cold dip in the clear water. Our second stop included another short drive that included a stop at a small...More

Thank JimHarlow
Reviewed 19 December 2016

There is so much more to the Caribbean than the beach resorts and Manny is a wonderful host to help explore and learn about his country. His English is fluent and his knowledge of the history and complexities of his country are impressive. We went...More

1  Thank Antipodean_Annie
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Manny was an outstanding guide for my wife and I. Everything was as expected and he communicated promptly throughout our booking. My wife and I were particularly excited about seeing birds and snorkeling in addition to learning about the local history. Manny was extremely well-informed....More

Thank jamesi802
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Diwskanny M
I will love to book a 3 days private tour with Explora Ecotour; Is Just my litter sister and I going. Is this Tour of 3 days worthy and safe? Does the lodging is totally free or we have to pay for the place we stay in?
18 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
Hello, I will be visiting punta Cana in a week time on Nov 11 precisely, I am looking for a tour to salto alto I Punta cana or Marlboro falls ,,,can you assist? or provide at least a GPs location of these falls, you are listed as one of the providers to these tours.please. thanks
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
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