So-called "safaris" are often offered in Punta Cana. Specialized companies bring tourists in large trucks with open roofs to more relaxed domestic trips. During these tours you will not see the jungle, but traditional households, cacao plantations, schools, local markets and more of the countryside. But be on your guard: Most safaris are so-called "shopping trips", where you will be driven from outlet to outlet, with the aim to sell you souvenirs and other knick knacks. The cost for a day trip are usually rated at U.S. $ 85.
Buggy and ATV tours are exciting, but follow the same itinerary as the safaris. There are a number of good companies that offer these activities - don't wear your Sunday best!