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Local / authentic tours

Atoka, Tennessee
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Hi All,

We would really like to get a glimpse of the real DR outside the walls of the AI where we are staying. Any recommendations for tours or places to go? There don’t seem to be very many tours of this nature (or even food tours focused on local food) offered. Would be great to try some lechon, see architecture, local crafts, walk around an area not geared towards tourists, etc.

Thanks in advance for the info!

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puntacanamike.com

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Check out PuntaCanaMike's website in link below for .Local / authentic tours

https://www.puntacanamike.com/

Angie.

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Last year we went to Santo Domingo on a day trip with Renny and had a blast. Next month we're going to Higuey to explore there.

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Definitely go with Mike. Have been multiple times. Best part is , it's a small group only. Not a huge bus.

www.puntacanamike.com

Atoka, Tennessee
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Thanks for the responses!!!

Zachary, Louisiana
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do you all feel safe going out for tours? or just stay in at the resort?

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What is your fear?

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A few years back my husband and I booked a tour with Punta Cana Mike. My main goal was to see a local area outside of the tourist area, more specifically a local market where produce and spices are sold. I believe it was the Higuey trip that we took and it was very enjoyable. The small, clean A/C van was perfect for the outing and we had lots of great photo ops, enjoyed a game of dominoes at a local "car wash," and strolled though an outdoors market that was exactly what I was looking for. We felt safe and well taken care of. I recommend checking out their web site.

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