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Address: Santo Domingo 10124, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
+1 809-964-8383
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Explora! Ecotour is a small, owner-operated, sustainable ecotourism company...

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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Great tour, great guide!

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill C
Harrison, Tennessee

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Harrison, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Columbus, Indiana
1 review
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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 25 of the island’s endemic bird species! Every effort was made to cater the experience... More 

3 Thank awarnick
1 review
Reviewed 2 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 awesome, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the island. The lunch at both tours was amazing.... More 

Thank Lakeisha W
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
1 review
Reviewed 24 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 us for the grand time. The tour (Endemic Birds Package) began at the National Botanical... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 version of the National Park of the East tour since we were limited by the... More 

Thank FloridaGirlNative
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 11 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.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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 3 kids were not teenagers) A couple of minor glitches but the overall day was... More 

Thank tobysimmonds
Auburn, Indiana
1 review
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 family operated ranch like bird sanctuary, where we enjoyed a traditional Dominican lunch along with... More 

Thank JimHarlow
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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 on the 27 Waterfalls tour which gave us an appreciation of the countryside and then... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 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. He customized the tour finding birding spots, snorkel locations, starfish, and on and on. Saona... More 

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