Munchies in Macao
We start our day with a visit to a local community that is home to many who have migrated from other parts of the island. Far from lavish, the Hoyo offers a glimpse of Dominican reality. Within the Hoyo we visit a school which is far from the traditional "tourist trail". Started a little over 7 years ago, this is the "little school that could". We now provide a quality education for a good number of the children of the Hoyo, most of whom would receive next to no education of value, had the school not been opened. Far more than a "drive by opportunity", we take the time to socially interact with the students, as well as the society around the school. For many, this is a real eye opener and something few ever forget.
Cigars, chocolate (cacao) and rum are 3 of the major exports from this country. The region's "only" cigar producer is our next stop of the day. I personally take you through the steps of building a quality cigar, from the sorting rooms, and ovens to the production floor and humidors. I personally buy my cigars here and endorse the product without reservation!
Almost everyone loves chocolate and here, we will have a chance to better understand the process of converting cacao into wonderful bars and other chocolate related products!
I will admit... I am a rum lover! I have had the best and the worst of rums (yes...there are some BAD rums). The smallest producer of rum in this country is also the leader when it comes to quality! Available for sampling and purchasing are a selection of rums aged on average... 12 to 30 years! We are talking quality product!
With our rum behind us, we re-board the van for a drive northward to visit one of the region's most beautiful beaches! Unfortunately the days of being the only one on the beach are long gone, but I know of a little secret that takes us back in time to the days of wood fired cooking, fresh off the boat seafood and a vibe that says "island time" 100%.
At Playa Macao you will have time to do as you wish! Take a swim in stunning turquoise waters (most days!!! LOL), perhaps help beach a newly arrived fishing boat loaded with Mahi Mahi, lobster and other treats of the sea! Just sit and chill! Whatever you want, the time is all yours!
Lunch is very reasonable and cooked to perfection! Enjoy fresh local seafood cooked over open wood fires. (chicken available with advanced notice only)
I will save the story about the place until the tour, but for many in the past, the word is "this is the best food I have had on my vacation"!
Munchies in Macao...the most popular tour for many reasons!!!
Tour Duration: Approx 8:30am to 3:30pm on average
Price: $89.00us or equivalent (cash only...no cards)
Children 3 to 12 years old $79.00
Lunch available at additional cost (generally $10 to $20 per person). Based on fresh local seafood. Chicken available with advanced notice only. Those with seafood allergies should avoid consumption of anything cooked here.
Please add $10.00 extra per person for groups less than 3 at the following resorts (due to location)
Uvero Alto: Sivory, Zoetry, Excellence, Sirenis, Dreams Punta Cana, Royalton Chic
Cabeza del Toro: Natura Park, Dreams Palm Beach, Belive, Catalonia
Cap Cana based resorts and residences
Punta Cana based resorts and residences
At times, issues arise that make it impossible to provide the tour. Although rare, this can occur without advanced warning. I will do everything I can to keep in communication with you should an incident occur, but at times immediate communication is not available in a prompt manner. As mentioned, this would only be in rare cases of personal health, severe weather or social unrest.
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