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I'm sailing on Carnival Valor 01/13 with a stop in La Romana. It's too early for me to book excursions, but I'd like an idea of what Carnival offers for this port. Specifically, is anything offered for horseback riding at Casa de Campo's equestrian center?

 

I've checked out the Seavis website and nothing is really interesting me on there. Ideally, I'd like a simple beach day or a good horseback ride since there doesn't seem to be much to this port.

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I'm sailing on Carnival Valor 01/13 with a stop in La Romana. It's too early for me to book excursions, but I'd like an idea of what Carnival offers for this port. Specifically, is anything offered for horseback riding at Casa de Campo's equestrian center?

 

I've checked out the Seavis website and nothing is really interesting me on there. Ideally, I'd like a simple beach day or a good horseback ride since there doesn't seem to be much to this port.

Hi,

We are booked on Valor in December and looking for excursions as well. I saw a Cave excursion but having trouble finding anyone else who may have done this -also Dreams Resort alot of reviews on..... Let me know if you got any further. Thank you !

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I'm sailing on Carnival Valor 01/13 with a stop in La Romana. It's too early for me to book excursions, but I'd like an idea of what Carnival offers for this port. Specifically, is anything offered for horseback riding at Casa de Campo's equestrian center?

 

I've checked out the Seavis website and nothing is really interesting me on there. Ideally, I'd like a simple beach day or a good horseback ride since there doesn't seem to be much to this port.

 

See this link for excursions available via Carnival. On the left hand column select port of call: La Romana, Dominican Republic. The details for their Casa de Campo Horseback Riding tour are listed.

http://www.carnival.com/Activities/

 

There are also several independently operated tours that are not offered by Carnival - you need to book direct with them. Many of these are small companies who offer quality, professional services and are used to scheduling cruise ship clients (so no worries about getting back to ship on time!). A few of the best are listed below:

 

Bayahibe SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding Surfaris)

http://bayahibesup.com/

facebook http://www.facebook.com/bayahibesup

 

Bayahibe Fishing Center (also offer small group boat tours to Saona)

http://www.bayahibefishingcentre.com/

facebook http://www.facebook.com/bayahibe.fishingcentre

 

ProExcursions (Saona eco tours)

http://www.proexcursionsbayahibe.com

 

Seavis (Saona eco tours)

http://www.seavisbayahibe.com/

 

Wild Ranch Canopy (zip line, river, buggy combo tours)

http://www.wild-ranch-canopy.blogspot.com/

facebook http://www.facebook.com/wildranchcanopy

 

Blue Lagoon Speed Boats (2 person speed boat tours)

http://www.speedboatbluelagoon.com/

 

Have fun!

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We are also cruising there over Christmas and are undecided on what to do. I'm semi interested in the caves, but am finding it difficult to locate much else for us to do. (not really into water activities)

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Non water-based activities:

 

Altos de Chavon: a pretty replica, medieval, mediterranean village set high above the River Chavon (beautiful views). Restaurants, boutiques, cigar boutique. Small museum containing Taino Indian artifacts. Amphitheatre. Tours and shuttle bus available at the port. 15 minutes from port.

 

Tobacco Factory tours - you'll need to organise your own transport (port taxi) http://www.cigarcountrytours.com

 

Wild Ranch Canopy (zip lines, eco & river tours) Located in the tiny village of El Gato on the river Chavon, a 30 minute ride from port.

http://www.facebook.com/wildranchcanopy

http://www.wildranchcanopy.com/

 

If you are on a Carnival cruise they offer a bunch of land based excursions - see under Port of Call: La Romana, Dominican Republic...

http://www.carnival.com/Activities/

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Non water-based activities:

 

Altos de Chavon: a pretty replica, medieval, mediterranean village set high above the River Chavon (beautiful views). Restaurants, boutiques, cigar boutique. Small museum containing Taino Indian artifacts. Amphitheatre. Tours and shuttle bus available at the port. 15 minutes from port.

 

Tobacco Factory tours - you'll need to organise your own transport (port taxi) http://www.cigarcountrytours.com

 

Wild Ranch Canopy (zip lines, eco & river tours) Located in the tiny village of El Gato on the river Chavon, a 30 minute ride from port.

http://www.facebook.com/wildranchcanopy

http://www.wildranchcanopy.com/

 

If you are on a Carnival cruise they offer a bunch of land based excursions - see under Port of Call: La Romana, Dominican Republic...

http://www.carnival.com/Activities/

 

Thanks for the tips, I'll check them out. :)

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