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My boyfriend and I are traveling to punta cana in a few weeks. We are looking to book a couple of trips, we was wondering if its cheaper to book whilst over there or through the travel agents.(first choice) Could anyone advise please many thanks

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Speaking of excursions, some book online only (not through the resort). Other than the few in this category, and may I reccommend:

2 private operators: Both highly recommended on these threads:






Other than those in that category that book fast and must be reserved, we always wait until at the resort to see the weather before paying there on site. I have never booked with my agent before leaving. Hope this helps.

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Please note that the two excursions listed above can not be booked at your resort and should be booked in advance as they fill up fairly quickly.

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an other one highly recommended formaximum fun and also recommended to book online ahead of time, is the x-treme buggy excursions, they book up quick and online offers anyways the best rates if booking with the outfitter directly.

even for other excursions available at the tourdesks of the hotels,, if you already know which kind of excursion you want to take, then i would research outfitters oif such excursion online, where ever a Outfitter/OWNER of a activity runs a website for direct sales, there you will get the best rates for exactly the same tour, as no sales middlesman/travel agent/touroperator/sales representative is involved with their usual 40-70% of sales commissions.

research only costs a little time spent online to get the info.

some of the big mass tours run websites but do not book directly(due their touroperator contracts), so here you still get exact info about any specific tour/activity to decide if it suits you, and then upon arrival you can book with any tourrepresentative at your resort. you are not obliged to bok with first choice because you booked your vacation with them, you can book with every tourrepresentative present at your hotel, compare rates and if they show a different price for exactly the same tour(with the same touroutfitter) then grab the one who has the best offer.

have fun


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