La Romana (Casa de Campo) Dune Buggy Tour Excursion Reviews

Travel through country roads, passing by sugar-cane plantations and the beautiful countryside, all while enjoying the unique sensation of driving a dune buggy and experiencing Dominican nature.
There was a downpour the morning of the excursion.
There was a downpour the morning of the excursion. Needless to say all articles brought along in bags and worn were covered in mud!!! It was the best excursion my husband and son said they ever went on even with all the mud! They were ... Read More
There was a downpour the morning of the excursion. Needless to say all articles brought along in bags and worn were covered in mud!!! It was the best excursion my husband and son said they ever went on even with all the mud! They were stuck many times and returned late the the ship, but Carnival never pulled the anchor until everyone was back onboard! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The dune buggies were great.
The dune buggies were great. We were wet and muddy, but we had so much fun. We took candy to throw to the children. They loved it!
The dune buggies were great. We were wet and muddy, but we had so much fun. We took candy to throw to the children. They loved it! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Read reviews before hand about wearing a bandana and clothes that can be thrown out, but didn't see ...
Read reviews before hand about wearing a bandana and clothes that can be thrown out, but didn't see anything about eyeware. I wouldn't recommend Aviators because they did nothing to keep the dust and dirt out during the ride; ... Read More
Read reviews before hand about wearing a bandana and clothes that can be thrown out, but didn't see anything about eyeware. I wouldn't recommend Aviators because they did nothing to keep the dust and dirt out during the ride; goggles or form fitting sunglasses should do the trick. Not much scenery on this tour, and even felt harassed by the kids along the route incessantly asking for money. For $235, I wouldn't recommend this excursion. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Dune buggy were a blast, however not much to see.
Dune buggy were a blast, however not much to see.
Dune buggy were a blast, however not much to see. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
YOU GET REALLY MUDDY.
YOU GET REALLY MUDDY. Be forewarned you will get really dirty on this tour and it is a blast On our way back to the ship people stopped talking ,stared ,filmed us and remarked that we looked like we really had fun we were so muddy .My ... Read More
YOU GET REALLY MUDDY. Be forewarned you will get really dirty on this tour and it is a blast On our way back to the ship people stopped talking ,stared ,filmed us and remarked that we looked like we really had fun we were so muddy .My daughter drove so I think she got back at me by aiming for all the mud she could find.The staff are fun and engaging . I did not care for people throwing candy to kids as they run out in front of you and it is a danger to them. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Bring spare clothing that you may want to just throw away.
Bring spare clothing that you may want to just throw away. You WILL be covered in mud, but have a fabulous time!
Bring spare clothing that you may want to just throw away. You WILL be covered in mud, but have a fabulous time! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Outstanding 4 Hour trip with stops in village, cave, and beach.
Outstanding 4 Hour trip with stops in village, cave, and beach.
Outstanding 4 Hour trip with stops in village, cave, and beach. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We had a wonderful time in this port.
We had a wonderful time in this port. The dune buggy tours was awesome and much cheaper than the ship. The people in this port love to see the Carnival Vista come in. I felt very safe in this port despite hearing reviews.
We had a wonderful time in this port. The dune buggy tours was awesome and much cheaper than the ship. The people in this port love to see the Carnival Vista come in. I felt very safe in this port despite hearing reviews. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a lot of fun.
This was a lot of fun. We drove through the city and through sugarcane fields. We stopped twice on the trip. Once in a sugarcane field where we sampled some of the sugarcane. Second stop was a little bathroom break and cleanup spot. ... Read More
This was a lot of fun. We drove through the city and through sugarcane fields. We stopped twice on the trip. Once in a sugarcane field where we sampled some of the sugarcane. Second stop was a little bathroom break and cleanup spot. You can miss the mud is you want, but what fun it that..... They also have fruit for you there and can buy some local trinkets. They take some pictures along the way which we did buy for $13.00 and a video they made. The camera they used wasn't real high quality and to be honest it was a pain to get the video later that day but I'm glad I did it. Overall it was a great excursion and I'm glad we did it! Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
La Romana we did the dune buggy excursion through Carnival and loved it!
La Romana we did the dune buggy excursion through Carnival and loved it! We had a blast. We came prepared with our bandannas and goggles as advised through other reviews and they were definitely needed. Very very dusty!! We came back ... Read More
La Romana we did the dune buggy excursion through Carnival and loved it! We had a blast. We came prepared with our bandannas and goggles as advised through other reviews and they were definitely needed. Very very dusty!! We came back covered in dirt and mud and loved it. We made sure to go through every puddle we could find. We also came prepared with candy for the kids, but beware. One minute your driving through town and tossing candy, next thing you know they stop us and were mobbed by kids that appeared out of no where grabbing at you for the candy. Just make sure you don't have anything of importance they could take on you. This could be a little scary if you had young children, so if you take young children don't pass out candy and you won't be mobbed. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did a private excursion here as usual, and as others have mentioned, the port owners do ...
We did a private excursion here as usual, and as others have mentioned, the port owners do everything in their power to make things difficult for those not doing ship-sponsored excursions. We used Pro Excursions to do a dune buggy ... Read More
We did a private excursion here as usual, and as others have mentioned, the port owners do everything in their power to make things difficult for those not doing ship-sponsored excursions. We used Pro Excursions to do a dune buggy excursion here, and getting a cab to their office was somewhat frustrating, because you didn't know who to trust at the taxi stand, considering our taxi fare was paid as part of the excursion cost and the instructions tell you to use a specific taxi company. In the end, it turns out we could have used any of them :). Once we got past that (which is in way Pro Excursions fault), the day turned out excellent. The dune buggy excursion was awesome, and we came back soaked in mud, just as we expected to. Our guide at Pro Excursions, Michel, was really, really good, as was his whole staff. I had my GoPro strapped to my head for the entire thing, and got some great video. We also bought the pictures their photographer took, well worth the money. I can't say enough good things about Pro Excursions and the dune buggy trip. One of the best private excursions we've ever done. One tip, if you need to use the taxi stand at the port, get off the boat early. We managed to be the second people there, and a ling line formed very fast behind us. Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line