While the pandemic slowed things down a bit, the most recent pre-pandemic stats showed that nearly 4 million people arrive each year at the Punta Cana International Airport. And, it’s easy to see why this destination is so popular for tourists.
Punta Cana offers everything from windsurfing, kayaking, and all-inclusive resorts to sweeping views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
However, if you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure while in Punta Cana, look no further than a Polaris ATV excursion. These tours provide an off-road experience like no other and will have you cruising through the jungle and down white-sand beaches in no time.
Plus, with excursions available for all ages and skill levels, there's something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to learn all about this unique Dominican adventure.
What’s a Polaris ATV?
First thing’s first, let’s clear up any confusion about the type of vehicle you’ll be driving during this type of excursion. At Punta Cana Transfer, we offer three different types of buggies for our off-road experiences.
- Adventure buggies sit closer to the ground and can look like large go-karts, which means you can expect a very wet, wild, and dirty ride
- Polaris 4x4 ATV vehicles are larger and offer slightly more powerful engines, making them better-suited for families of four and those looking to get slightly less dirty
- Adventure ATVs are the types of vehicles that you mount like a motorcycle and are more ideal for solo travelers or couples as these seats a maximum of two people each
One of the most popular options for families and larger groups of friends is the Polaris since they have powerful engines and big, knobby tires that help them tackle rough terrain.
Overall, Polaris ATVs are built to tackle the toughest terrains and most challenging off-road conditions. They're rugged and reliable, with a solid reputation for performance and durability.
In comparison to the other options for your adventure excursion, they have powerful engines and sturdy chassis that can handle rough terrain and extreme conditions. Other premium features include high-clearance suspension, large tires, and aggressive tread patterns.
These features, and the guidance of our expert tour guides, make driving a Polaris in Punta Cana easy, fun, and safe.
What to Expect on a Punta Cana Polaris Excursion
Now that you’re aware of exactly what a Polaris ATV is, let’s dive into exactly what you can expect on your Punta Cana Polaris excursion and who this excursion is especially great for.
If you’re a thrill-seeking couple, adventurous group of friends, or small family looking for a family-friendly excursion in Punta Cana, a Polaris excursion is right for you.
During this excursion, you’ll have the chance to explore terrains off the beaten path that leads you into the heart of the culture and natural beauty of Punta Cana. From wildlife to landscapes, you'll get to experience it all.
Not only will you get to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Punta Cana as well as some of the most interesting cultural sites, but you’ll get to interact with locals, sample local delicacies, and learn about Dominican culture from locals eager to tell you about the area's history.
Outside of that, here are a few tips on what to expect, what to bring on the tour, and how to plan for the day of your excursion.
What to Bring
Expect to get down and dirty on your Polaris ATV excursion in Punta Cana! We suggest that you come wearing clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. And, be sure to pack an extra pair of clothes and shoes to change into after the excursion is over.
We also recommend that you bring a pair of sunglasses and lots of sunscreens. Some travelers prefer to bring a bandana that they can wrap around their faces to prevent the mud and water from getting in their mouths, but that’s up to you.
Other great items to pack for your ATV excursion include:
- Bug spray
- Water shoes
- A reusable water bottle (filled with water)
- Cash for additional purchases
- A waterproof bag to store phones and cameras in
Ultimately, we’ll provide you with everything you need for a safe, fun ride (yes, including all of the safety gear!).
All we ask is that you bring a great attitude and an eagerness to let us guide you through the lush tropical landscapes and ATV-ready trails. You’re in good hands and all you have to do is have fun.
What You’ll See
On your Punta Cana Polaris ride through the natural wonders of the Dominican Republic, you will explore the area's stunning beaches and caves while also learning about its unique wildlife. You’ll also get a chance to try some delicious fruits or local snacks!
This guided off-road adventure tour is not for that faint of heart, though. While guided and safe, you will race through stunning backdrops and come face-to-face with hidden water-filled caves, tropical nature landscapes, and adrenaline-inducing terrains that’ll get your heart racing.
Our route includes a stop at one of Punta Cana’s most pristine beaches where you’ll get the chance to let your hair down and dive into the water or even buggy board.
Then, we’ll stop at an organic farm where you’ll learn straight from locals about coconut oil, rum, chocolate, and coffee. This is your chance to sample the local fare, including delicious Dominican rum and mamajuana (which are included in the price of your excursion!).
Finally, we will lead you straight to a mystical cave where a natural spring flows delicately to form a pool of water that’s ideal for a refreshing bath after your exhilarating ride.
Safety Tips for Driving a Polaris ATV
On the day of your tour, our guides will ensure that everybody in your group is well aware of how to enter, exit, and maneuver the ATV you’ll be driving. This includes providing you with well-fitting pads and a helmet that you should wear at all times while in the Polaris.
While our team pre-checks the vehicles before each excursion, if you’re interested in being extra safe, check the air in the tires and ensure that your vehicle doesn’t have any visible damage. If you see something that you think looks weird, don’t hesitate to ask us!
When you first get into the vehicle, we suggest that you adjust the position of things so that you feel comfortable driving. And, make sure that your helmet fits properly.
And, as always, remember to follow our guide’s rules and suggestions. They’re trained to not only help keep you safe but also provide you with the best Punta Cana excursion experience. So, by following their guidance, you’ll be sure to get the best out of the fun-filled day.
How to Choose the Right Punta Cana Excursion
We know you’ve got lots of choices when it comes to Polaris ATV excursions in Punta Cana (along with numerous dune buggy and regular ATV excursions all over the island). So, how are you supposed to make the right choice?
We suggest reading reviews of Punta Cana excursion companies. Look on places like Facebook, TripAdvisor, and the company’s website to read through reputable reviews.
And, be sure you’re always reading the fine print of exactly what is included in the tour. For example, at Punta Cana Transfer, our Polaris ATV excursion includes:
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Safety equipment
- 3-hour buggy ride
- Beach visit
- Cave visit
- Organic farm visit
- Rum and mamajuana tasting
If an excursion company doesn’t offer safety equipment, at the very least, or offers excursions with buggies that look old and worn out, we suggest looking for another option.
And, finally, look at how easy the booking process is. The tour company should give you various options to choose from when booking (such as a 1-person buggy or 4-person family Polaris). And, they should make it as easy as possible to complete the booking.
This includes giving you the option to enter your hotel or Airbnb details, the option to select the best time for your tour, and more.
Book Your Polaris ATV Excursion
For an extreme off-road adventure, while you're in Punta Cana, you’re going to want to book a Polaris ATV excursion! You'll get to explore the Dominican countryside on your four-wheeler, navigating through rivers and jungle trails.
And when you're ready for a break from the action, stop for a refreshing swim in the refreshing cave pool or tranquil beach we’ll visit.
Offering unique views and exploration of exciting terrain and stunning natural beauty, a Polaris ATV excursion is the perfect way to add some thrill to your Punta Cana vacation.
Book your Polaris ATV excursion today to experience the adventure of a lifetime. Click here for booking options.