After hotel pickup in Punta Cana, hop into your very own convertible Mini Cooper and follow your guide in a fleet of stylish, classic cars. Each car can carry a maximum of three passengers, so you can choose whether to get behind the wheel or just relax for the ride. With the top down, you’ll enjoy the ocean breeze as you tour the highlights en route.
Full-Day Tour (9 hours):
Drive to Boca de Yuma, a seaside old fishing village, where you will visit a primary local school and meet the children. Continue your drive to La Romana on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic and pass by Casa de Campo, a tropical seaside resort. This prestigious community, built on the site of a former sugar mill, boasts 1,700 private villas against a backdrop of plazas and terraces. Follow your guide on foot along cobblestone walkways atop the picturesque cliffs, where you’ll find Altos de Chavón, a 16th-century replica of a medieval Mediterranean village.
Explore the enchanting buildings of this architectural wonder perched above the Chavón River, including hand-cut stone pathways and detailed ironwork handcrafted by Dominican artisans. Peek into the numerous boutiques and art galleries on your way to a local cigar factory, La Flor
Dominicano. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about how
Dominican cigars are manufactured.
After a delicious Dominican-style buffet lunch at Altos de Chavón, your guide will take you to the Regional Museum of Archaeology, located behind the Church of St Stanislaus. This
archeological museum, dedicated to the study of the island's
pre-Columbian heritage, is a must-see. You’ll find more than 3,000
artifacts that document the Taino people — the region’s original
inhabitants — on display. Then, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.
Half-Day Tour (5 hours):
Drive about 45 minutes inland from Punta Cana to the city of Higuey, home to some of the Dominican Republic's most important religious landmarks. First up, learn about the country's cultural and religious heritage at the Altagracia Museum (Museo de la Altagracia), where you can browse its collection of religious artifacts.
Next, visit the largest church in the country, the Basilica de la Altagracia, dedicated to Our Lady of Altagracia, the country's patroness. Then stop by a 500-year-old church, the Church of San Dionisio, before you head back to your hotel.