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The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!!
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The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!!

By Xtreme-Buggy - Day Tours
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Ages 5-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 8h
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German, English


  • Full-day dune buggy adventure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please confirm Pick up time latest 48 hours before your excursion. If you are at an Airbnb please send EXACT location 48h before pick up or contact us. We will find a meeting point close to your airbnb.
  • Xtreme-Buggy, Dominican Republic, La Altagracia, Av. Estados Unidos, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5215FULL

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • All children must be able to sit in a seat by themselves and must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dune buggies have manual transmissions and operate with a 4-speed stick shift. It is imperative that the driver is proficient at driving a stick shift manual transmission.
  • For those that are used to right side drive vehicles, please note that these are left side drive vehicles and that the stick shift is on the right side of the driver.
  • All drivers must present a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years old to drive
  • Drivers must wear closed toe shoes
  • Maximum group size is 12 people
  • Maximum weight per buggy is 800 pounds. Our Buggy’s have bucket seats and can not be moved. Our half day tour is a full 4 hour excursion and the Full day 8h. If you have wide hips it might be uncomfortable. The original sand rail dune buggy's are a v shape in the front (it tapers in) thus being a standard transmission there is not much room to shift if the guests legs are too wide.
  • No alcohol is permitted prior or during the tour
  • Approximate driving distance is 115 miles (190 km)
  • The route of the tour can be altered by the guide due to certain circumstances
  • Please bring with you a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen. Each buggy has a small compartment which can fit a backpack
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!!?
The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!! price starts from HK$1,362.32. Discover and book The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!! on Tripadvisor
What is the The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!! cancellation policy?
The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!! cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!! on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!!?
The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!! is hosted by Xtreme-Buggy - Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Xtreme-Buggy - Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Original Xtreme Buggy full day adventure! Small groups, VW engine!! on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5215FULL

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Xtreme-Buggy
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Macao Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
    is the very last stop on our full day excursion. After a day full of adventure, you have another 10- 15 minutes at the Beach before we head "home" to the Xtreme Buggy Shop.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

nadinelG8384RG
nadinelG8384RG
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Great tour if you want to have fun and see the real DR!
We did the full day tour in Jan-23. Highly recommend - we visited stunning locations you wouldn’t be able to visit
j0se322
j0se322
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NOT XTREME!!!
If you don’t know how to drive manual please don’t book you will ruin other people’s experience. Had this 1 guy kep
georgesQ6479US
georgesQ6479US
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Best Excursion We've Ever Had (And Probably Ruined Us for All Others)
So, part of the reason that folks travel abroad is to experience different cultures and meet unusual and interestin
Rocket23
Rocket23
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Grandad and Grandson experience
The trip was amazing, professionally operated. Take a change of clothes, in case you need after. True off-roading i
m_kinkaid
m_kinkaid
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The best Dune Buggy Excursion in DR. And there are many.
We did the Saona Island with Canta de la Playa option and it was a good excursion. But this buggy ride? This was
Olafturek
Olafturek
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Excellent Adventure!!!
It was an awesome buggy tour, our guide (an owner) was extremely nice and we had a great drive through the country
MarcC511
MarcC511
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THE ONLY BUGGY TOUR THAT YOU WANT TO BOOK!!
This buggy tour was Awesome!! One thing I will say is your better off booking directly with them due to my tour com
amanda A
amanda A
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So much fun!!!
Best dune buggy rides ever!! So much fun, plan to get dirty and wet!! We also had a ride in a party bus back to our
Scott B
Scott B
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Booking is a scam
We booked through Viator and all this was good for was them taking our money without us going :( Xtreme buggy requ
alvarezashleyr
alvarezashleyr
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Fantastic experience!
This is our second time on this excursion!m and this time we brought our family and friends and they loved it as we
BryonyEllio
BryonyEllio
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Excellent- one of the most fun days out!
Brilliant! We booked last minute, Angela sorted us out. Just us (2 buggies) and the guide who was amazing. Felt saf
Z3180ROkathryns
Z3180ROkathryns
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Xtreme Buggys punta cana
This is a must if you love to drive and want to see the real dominican republic. We booked a few tours with our tra
Aidan S
Aidan S
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Second go
Did this in 2019. So had to do it again because it was so good first time. Would highly recommend. Nice powerful v
MattG1258Cole
MattG1258Cole
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Great guys,
These guys were awesome. By far the best excursion we have done in Punta Cana and we have done several over the yea
Alan S
Alan S
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A private tour customized for you will maximize your enjoyment
This company gave me exactly what I wanted. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! . Helen was very helpful and accommodating. She arr
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Samantha B
Kannapolis, NC44 contributions
Awesome tour and a great way to see the island but we did not do everything advertised. Charlie picked us up at the hotel on time and he was very friendly. Raff was our guide and he was great. The buggy’s are well built and have shocks which my body can appreciate. I loved the fact that they do smaller groups. We started out riding the road for a bit and was taken to a house where u get to see how coffee and cacau is made and u can sample. They have items for sale if interested. We then went to a store where u are given a mango drink and some crackers and cheese. We drove some more and then u reach the off road portion. Wear clothes that u don’t care about because u will get wet and muddy. We rode along the beach which was beautiful. As advertised I was expecting to be able to swim at the beach but we only stayed long enough for pics. We stopped at a shack to see how they live. We then went to our lunch destination. There was a sketchy homemade zip line u can try if ur brave enough. The lunch was a traditional Dominican lunch and was delicious. We then had to pack into the back of a pickup truck to go up the mountain. This was a very rough ride especially for my parents that are older. At the top of the mountain it was beautiful and they had swings where u can swing over the side of the mountain. We then went back down the mountain and back on the buggy’s. We stopped at a coconut stand on the side of the road and Raff paid for coconuts for everyone. Then we headed back to the shop with the buggy’s. It was advertised as also including a boat ride, swim at the beach, and horseback riding on the beach. We did not do any of those things. When we got back and asked we were told they no longer offer that and the website has just not been updated which was a bit disappointing since we paid for more. Raff took lots of pics and u can purchase a link to them for $20. Overall it was a great excursion I just wished we had received all the services we expected or at least offered a discount.
Written 25 May 2022
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Lovrana
Slavonski Brod, Croatia30 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
This tour totally exceeded my expectations! We were a group of 4 (8 people group total) and did the full day tour, and it was worth every penny! Gerhard was an excellent guide who gave a lot of information on the local life but also had a good sense of humor. The buggies are not hard to drive, and it might sound a bit intimidating going out on the highway with them, but it's only for a few minutes each way. I would definitely recommend taking an extra set of clothes for the way back as well as a bathing suite and some sunscreen (there is a box where you can safely store all of these things). I highly recommend this tour, especially if you want to see a little bit more than just the resorts!
Written 10 February 2022
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Billg68bg
Kingston, New York106 contributions
Aug 2022
We booked with this company after extensive research and we decided they were the best. We are confident we were not wrong. Ironically, the owner, Angela, hosts YouTube videos my wife was following for months prior to leaving. We think she's awesome and so is her company.

We had a small group of four buggies plus the guide Gerhart. Gerhart was an excellent guide, who showed us a lot and a great time.

The buggies were awesome. fast, four speed sticks. Being manual transmissions, make sure someone in your group can drive a stick.

We like that they show you more of the real island and not the tourists traps. We drove through farmlands, beach sand, mud and some light rain. We also drove on some highways and through some villages.

We went to a coffee farm where we tried fresh fruits right from the trees on the farm, drank coffee and cocoa made fresh from the beans of their own trees. Gerhart and the owners of the farm gave us a tour and presentation on how the coffee and cacao is made into consumable coffee and cocoa as well as showing us the other things they grow on the farm, including vanilla and cinnamon. We enjoyed the farm a lot

We went to a small shop in a village, where we had fresh squeezed juice, crackers and some really phenomenal cheese as well as getting some education on the local culture.

We went to a ranch for lunch and took a pickup ride up to the top of a mountain, Loma Linda. On the mountain, we rode swings on the side of the mountain, accompanied by just our group, Gerhart, the driver and a couple of horses. It was great. We then went down the mountain. swam and cleaned up in a small river and then had a fantastic lunch and talked about the day's adventure.

Next, we headed back and, on the way, we stopped at a small farm stand and had fresh coconut and coconut milk right out of the coconut.

When we returned to base, we did a group photo, chatted a bit and then met Angela. She's really cool. She dropped us off at the front desk of our resort in a dune buggy, a sight one of the valets said he hadn't seen in his nine years at the resort. He thought it was a great arrival and it sparked a fun conversation and vacation comparisons.

I would highly recommend Angela and the Xtreme Buggy crew. If I find my way back to Punta Cana, I will certainly pay them another visit.
Written 11 September 2022
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Leon
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had the day tour with 4 buggies in total. It was the the perfect balance between meeting new people but not too many that you get lost in the group. The buggies which are based on the Volkswagen Beatle drive perfectly through the dominican terrain. Besides the buggies the tour came across some breathtaking sides like remote beaches and typical dominican villages and much much more. Additionally are the guides very friendly and provide you with interesting knowledge throughout the tour.
Definitely a must do in your holidays!
Written 6 March 2020
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Redbirdsj1
Elgin, IL14 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Booked the Full Day excursion for family of 3 and could not have been more pleased. Gerhard was our personal guide for the day as we were the only non German speaking buggy of the 5. He answered all our questions about all the parts of the Dominican Countryside and culture. I had a blast driving the buggy on highway, streets and trails. If and when we come back, we will do another trip with Xtreme Buggy.

Danke
Written 1 July 2021
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Xtreme_Buggy
Thank you for choosing Xtreme Buggy!
Written 16 July 2021
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SEAN W
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a great time! Mark our guide was not only pleasant and fun, but also very knowledgeable on the local government, economy and culture.
The buggies were well maintained and rode nicely.
We will definitely book again.
Written 6 March 2020
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ElleVoyage1986
Birmingham, AL55 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We swapped to the full-day tour at the last minute - and I’m so thankful we did! We had the most enjoyable day with this group. We saw a lot of the country and got to do it in a special way. This group supports the local economy in what they do and gives visitors a unique experience.

Please note — you will get dirty, so dress accordingly! I wore water shoes and was grateful for them. Anything you wear will be filthy when you leave. The day flies by and the trip is just over all fabulous. Leave the resort and go on this safe and fun adventure!
Written 18 January 2022
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Xtreme_Buggy
Thank you for driving with us! and thank you for taking the time to write a review! That the best way for everybody to know if Xtreme Buggy is the tour they want :-) Hope to see you again!
Written 3 February 2022
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Todd S
Bethpage, NY6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
A very cool way to see remote beautiful parts of the Dominican Republic. You drive a cool dune buggy thru small towns and make authentic stops and try local foods and snacks and then you drive along a secluded remote beach. Our guide Gerhard was excellent. My wife and I had an awesome time. You will get dirty but that’s half the fun. Awesome experience. Definitely do the full day so you enjoy a homemade lunch in the mountains.
Written 10 July 2021
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Xtreme_Buggy
Thank you for taking the time to review :-)
Written 16 July 2021
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Adam1171185
Rochester, NY40 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
I had been looking at doing a dune buggy excursion for the last 2 times i have come to punta cana. every single one seemed to be the exact same thing going to the exact same places with lots of other buggy's.

This was the one excursion i found that was different. It is a full day, but we finished wishing we could have done even more as it was so much fun.

We had a great tour guide that knows so much about the Dominican Republic.

The ride takes you up into the mountains, down to the beach, through a coconut farm, on the highways, on back roads, through small towns. Basically everywhere.

We got to see so many different places and had a blast doing it.

They also only do small groups. Ours consisted of 3 buggies and 1 guide.

The horseback riding does not exist anymore, but there is a unique story behind why that is gone that you can ask about. It was replaced with a boat ride to Limon lagoon. This was one place that also set this apart from other excursions. All the other buggy excursions go to Maco beach, which we did go to, and were there with about 20 other tours. Limon lagoon was isolated. We were the only ones there and it opened up to a beach that is one of the best looking beaches and waters i have ever seen.

This is one of only 2 tours me and my wife have been to in the 8 times we have traveled to the caribbean that we have already said we will do again.

One tip, wear clothes you do not care about. You will get wet, and the mud will stain everything.
Written 12 June 2018
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Christopher A
10 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I decided that I wanted to do something fun and interesting for my bachelor party so I came up with dune buggying. I was searching for some of the best dune buggy experiences when I came across Xtreme-Buggy in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. One of the reasons I chose this excursion was because it was stick and cars are always more fun to drive when they are stick. After deciding to give this excursion a shot I booked a trip to Punta Cana for me and guys. I am so happy we went with this excursion because it is the most fun i've ever had and way exceeded any of my expectations.

First off, Angela was so easy to contact and work with while setting up the excursion and the logistics associated with the trip. She was very friendly and easy to talk to and was very accomodating and willing to work with our tight schedule. They also sent a van to our resort to pick us up and drop us off before and after the excursion.

When we got to their shop. We met Charlie (the owner), and Mark, who was our tour guide. Mark was an amazing tour guide!! He was super chill, yet really fun and really easy to get along with; one of the nicest, coolest guys you will ever meet. He was also extremely knowledgable about the buisness, the cars, the country, the culture, and the destinations we were visiting. He gave us a real and in depth look at the Dominican Republic and all that it has to offer.

We started driving out of the shop and we were immediately out onto the public roads of the DR. It was really cool that we were able to drive these vehicles on the highways and city roads as well as off roading through the mud and sand. We made several stops along the full day excursion, including a typical Dominican food market, a typical Dominican house on the country side and several beautiful beaches. He explained a little bit about Dominican lifestyle, culture, history, politics and education with every stop.

For lunch, we stopped at a local women's house and had a real, homemade Dominican meal and it was by far the best meal we had in Punta Cana. There was plenty of amazing food to go around. Everything I had was delicious. One of Xtreme-Buggy's sayings is "You won't go hungry on this trip!" and I can vouche for them. This women was so kind for opening up her home to Xtreme-Buggy and to us even though we were covered in mud. Later in the day, we stopped back here for fresh fruits and coffee. The coffee was absolutely amazing! Full of flavor and just what I needed after a long day of driving and adventure.

After the wonderful meal, I was stuffed and ready for a nap. Luckily, we drove over to the local "Coast Guard" building stationed by a lagoon and took a nice relaxing boat ride across the lagoon to a beautiful undeveloped beach. One of the local guides that accompanied us to this beach climbed one of the tall coconut trees with no ropes to get some fresh coconuts. He sliced them open with a machete and we were drinking fresh coconut water and eating bits of fresh coconut on the beach.

All these destinations were so beautiful and unique in their own ways but my favorite part of the whole trip was the journey getting to each one of these stops. We convoyed our way through the DR over local, busy city roads and long, open highways, getting a feel and a tour of the real Dominican Republic, not just the beach by our resort or the downtown areas of Punta Cana. It felt amazing driving in an open buggy cruising down the highways with the sun drying us off. And of course, we careened through the muddy, rocky country roads and got squirely over the white sand roads through the palm tree forests by the beach. Mark let us open up the cars and not just baby them as we were driving across all types of terrain. These buggies are well maintained and drove beautifully, and comfortably with no issues whatsoever. The whole excursion was a combination of thrillseeking, breathtaking, and eye-opening experiences. I would give Xtreme-Buggy a 10 out of 5 rating! Hands down the best excursion I have ever done! If I ever find myself in Punta Cana again, I am definitely taking another tour with Xtreme-Buggy. No other buggy excursion company can match what these guys have going on here.
Written 18 October 2018
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