Are you planning a vacation in Punta Cana? You are making a great choice, but be sure to plan, so you do not miss out on the many incredible experiences on offer. Dune buggy tours are one of the top experiences to consider.
Tourism numbers continue to increase in the Dominican Republic, with Punta Cana being the main entry point. Plus, it is the perfect place to stay. Enjoy picture-perfect beaches, a warm climate, and plenty of excursions.
Buggy touring is one of these excursions. During your buggy adventure, you will explore some of the Dominican Republic's incredible landscapes uniquely.
But how do you prepare for dune buggy tours? Preparation is vital to have the best experience on any excursion, including dune buggies. Read on for five top tips to consider before going on a dune buggy tour.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Comfort is key when it comes to dune buggies. While you can pick a tour that offers quality buggies, you want to be in the proper clothing and shoes too.
Pick clothes you do not mind getting dirty or wet, as the adventure includes exploring different terrains. Plus, you will likely visit a beach, so you want to be able to change for the various stops easily. You can also take a change of clothes, a swimsuit, and a towel for beach time.
You can also consider wearing a bandana, which is easy to keep on if the wind picks up during your tour. You might also want to cover your mouth with it if there is a lot of dust.
Sunglasses or goggles are also popular items to bring. Your tour agency should also provide safety gear for you to wear, which will help you feel comfortable and safely enjoy the trip.
A dune buggy adventure will send your adrenaline high as you explore different terrains and get to see the Dominican Republic from a different perspective. It is essential to fuel up before your experience to be full of energy and ready to enjoy.
Be sure to drink lots of water and have a good breakfast before the experience. There will be opportunities to go to the bathroom and find more water if you need it. However, tours are around three hours, and three hours in the sun in Punta Cana requires preparation, so fuel up in the morning.
Some tours also include drinks, such as rum and mamajuana. So, it is good to be hydrated with some food in you before you drink anything. You want to be able to enjoy the whole trip.
Get Ready for Photos
Dune buggy tours offer many photo opportunities. When in life do you get to ride dune buggies through the tropical terrain of the Dominican Republic? So, be sure to have your phone or camera charged up and ready to go.
There will be stops during your tour, so you can also sit back and enjoy the ride and then pose for photos afterward. It can be nice to do a before and after photo to see how dusty (and happy!) you are after the experience.
Some people also like to record the dune buggy tours, such as with a GoPro. Bring the equipment you need and check with your guide before attaching anything to the vehicle. The priority is your safety, so accessories need to fit around safety gear and not obstruct the buggies.
Prepare for the Sun
Punta Cana has over 3000 hours of sun a year. While dune buggies allow you to work on your tan, you also want to protect yourself. Otherwise, you risk sun damage, such as sunburn or even sunstroke.
The best preparation is to bring sunscreen and frequently top it up throughout the day. Sunglasses are also helpful.
Safety gear often includes a helmet, but feel free to wear a bandana or hat underneath it too. Or you can bring a hat for when you get off the dune buggies at the different stops.
Some people find it helpful to wear comfortable clothes that cover their shoulders. Decide what works for you, but the more protected you are against the sun, the more enjoyable the day will be. You want your memories to be of the different vistas, laughter, and great photos, not having to treat sunburn!
Pick a Reputable Buggy Touring Provider
Punta Cana has a range of excursions to experience. But it also means there is a range of tour providers. However, not all tour providers offer the same quality of service, so take the time to find a reputable one.
Be wary of picking a provider whose tour prices seem too good to be true or that appears more expensive than other options. Always check the fine print and ask what is included in the price. For example, with Punta Cana Transfer, we include:
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Buggy safety equipment
- Rum and mamajuana
- 3-hour dune buggy ride
- Beach visit
- Cave visit
- Organic farm trip
We also ensure dune buggies are in the best condition, which reduces the risk of interruptions to the tour or even safety risks. It is essential to have the right safety gear when riding dune buggies, so find another agency if it is not included.
You want to pick an agency that cares about your wellbeing, is knowledgeable about Punta Cana, and has the right expertise to lead the trip. You can check reviews online for different agencies to help with your choice.
Punta Cana Dune Buggy Tours
Do not miss out on the dune buggy tours when you visit Punta Cana. It is a great way to mix some adrenaline and exploration between relaxing. Some preparation for your buggy adventure will ensure you can make the most out of it and make memories that last a lifetime.
Are you ready to book your dune buggy tour? Punta Cana Transfer is here to help. We provide everything you need to have the best buggy adventure.
Contact us today to learn more and book your experience.