Compay Safari & Higuey Church from Punta Cana

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From $89.00

7 reviews   (4.57)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: dominican republic, dominican republic

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Climb aboard safari-style trucks and get to know the modern life of the Dominican Republic on this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. With a group of fellow travelers and the guide will provide you with informative commentary, travel around the countryside to see some plantations of sugar cane, coffee, cocoa and tobacco. Visit a typical Dominican country house, a rural school and meet some of the villagers before heading to Higüey to see the famous "La Basilica" Catholic Church of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia.

Visit a river in the countryside for a refreshing swim in the river.

Includes typical Dominican lunch and horseback riding.

Interesting narration of your tour guide in several languages.

This is a full day trip and is an excellent option to see the real Dominican life in the town and in the countryside.

What's Included

Bottled water

Dominican lunch

Horseback riding


Visit a nice river in the countryside

Visit the catholic church "La Basilica"

Visit the sugar cane, coffee and cacao plantation.

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Not suitabble for pregnant women or people with back problems.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Not suitabble for pregnant women or people with back problems.

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
Visit the most famous catholic church of the Dominican Republic!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Fab experiance
966dawnb, 17-05-2022
Great tour, but need a comfy and bit more room safari truck for the amount of time in the truck, Alex and eddy were great and did everything to make the tour enjoyable for me to as disabled person but got around everything, and a big big thank you to the guys at the ranch for allowing me to ride, I ride regularly but was told maybe no, but the guys were fab and patient, so if you are thinking of doing this tour, do it its fab, thanks again x
Excursion to suit everyone
Maxine T, 09-10-2019
This was an amazing day from start to finish the transport was a bit rough but fun refreshments were provided we saw the real dominican visited a beautiful church then carried on to see a real Dominican family and there home we were shown how they harvest and roast and gri d coffee and cocoa coconut oil we had 20 mins of horse riding and a Dominican lunch al wonderful our guide Roberto and driver I think was Philip were amazing couldn't do enough to make us all happy I would highly recommend this trip to everyone.
Toffe manier om Punta Cana te ontdekken!
esthereX2125BW, 07-05-2022
Superleuke manier om wat meer van de Dominicaanse Republiek te zien! Onder de hartelijke en goede begeleiding van reisleider Alex en chauffeur Eddy, hebben we de mooiste uitzichten gezien, spannend paard gereden, door de straten van verschillende dorpjes gereden en zo een inkijk in de leefomstandigheden aldaar gekregen. We hebben ons geen moment verveeld, ook niet onze dochters van 19 en 22 die toch een dag zonder wifi moesten :).
Het tempo lag lekker hoog, waardoor we onze aandacht er goed bij konden houden en we veel hebben kunnen zien en ervaren. Beslist een aanrader!!
Juan_B, 25-02-2022
Parfait, excursion avec toutes nos attentes réussies, surtout Le meilleur le guide Alex, très sympathique, agréable et professionnel.
Overall a good day but ruined by having to spend so much extra money on the day
Jessica_S, 12-07-2022
The day was really varied in activities, we got to see a good glimpse of Dominican culture. We covered an extensive plantation tour, visit to a school, baseball academy, church, a ranch where we did horse riding and had lunch and Macao beach.
Pros: it’s an extensive tour with lots to cover in one day. You drive through the towns and countryside so you can see different aspects of Dominican life. There was an open bar on the safari with options of rum, coke, sprite and water. The tour guide and driver were great throughout the day. The ranch was the best part by far, the horse riding was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed it.
Cons: every stop is designed so that you part with more money instead of having a full experience. We also were picked up and dropped off separately to the rest of the group by a transfer which was really strange. You had to pay entry at the church, on top of hiring a skirt to cover your legs. At the plantation we were told that bananas and mangoes are usually free but this time we had to pay. My boyfriend was heavily pressured at the ranch to buy overpriced cigars. However, despite this we were very generous throughout the day to them. What ruined the whole day is that we tipped our tour guide Alex $10, and when it came to getting in our transfer and saying bye, Alex and the safari driver Andre made things very awkward by demanding a tip for Andre. We don’t mind tipping but we assumed Alex would be splitting tips with the driver, we’d already parted with $60 that day in tips and this moment just left a sour taste in our mouths. So we didn’t end up tipping the transfer because we were just so annoyed.

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