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Top Day Trips from Punta Cana

By Viator, January 2018

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Punta Cana is a favorite getaway of jetsetters and those looking for a dreamy Caribbean island escape in the Dominican Republic. With impeccable beaches and a variety of outdoor activities, there's plenty to do and see. Here are our top picks near Punta Cana.

Saona Island — 35 miles (55 km) from Punta Cana
If you close your eyes and picture paradise, it may very well look like Saona Island (Isla Saona), the most popular day trip destination from Punta Cana. For a closer look, take a boat tour to see the white sands, palm trees, and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Tours may also stop by a natural pool to see wildlife.

Catalina Island — 50 miles (80 km) from Punta Cana
Take a catamaran cruise along the coast to some of the country's top diving and snorkeling sites, where fish frequent the warm, clear waters. Equipment and opportunities to lounge on both the sands and the boat are typically included.

Los Haitises National Park — 85 miles (136 km) from Punta Cana
This remote coastal park was once off limits to visitors, but today, travelers are welcome when accompanied by a guide. The unspoiled natural beauty is full of mangroves, greenery, and wildlife that make for an excellent day out for any nature lover.

Santo Domingo — 118 miles (190 km) from Punta Cana
With a UNESCO World Heritage-designated Colonial Zone and beautiful lagoons, there is plenty of history, culture, and natural beauty to experience in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital city. Get an insider's look at the city with a sightseeing day trip that may visit Los Tres Ojos, the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and the Columbus Lighthouse.

Samana — 190 miles (307 km) from Punta Cana
Samana is a natural oasis of waterfalls, rainforest, and tropical islands. To get there, take in the scenery on the road between Bavaro Beach and Miches before boarding a boat to the area. Once on Samana, visitors can experience some of the best nature in the country via horseback riding, safari-type vehicles, and more.

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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, null
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

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Hop aboard a catamaran for a snorkeling tour to the most beautiful underwater ecosystem of the Dominican Republic. On this full-day, all-inclusive experience ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Snorkeling
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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana

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Isla Saona is currently the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. The island is the quintessential tropical beach with swaying palm trees, ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.99
Adventure Day Trip to Fun Fun Cave, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Adventure Day Trip to Fun Fun Cave

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Dare to explore the largest cave in the Caribbean. Explore the magnificent underground tunnels of Fun Fun Cave in the Dominican Republic. On this day trip from ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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Visit the oldest city of the Americas! Come and join us to experience walking through Santo Domingo, where history started in the Americas. Visit the first ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Samana Day Trip Through Miches, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Samana Day Trip Through Miches

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This Samana day trip by land via bus and boat, includes lunch and drinks and a visit to El Limon Waterfall and Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island. ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Catalina Island Snorkel Excursion from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Catalina Island Snorkel Excursion from Punta Cana

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Spend the day snorkeling Caribbean coral reefs on an excursion to Catalina Island from Punta Cana. Experience a snorkeling wonderland at ‘The Wall’ drop-off, ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Authentic Samana Tour: Beach and Waterfall Day Trip from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Snorkeling
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Authentic Samana Tour: Beach and Waterfall Day Trip from Punta Cana

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Sample all the pleasures of the Samaná Autentica on this day trip from Punta Cana. See lush countryside landscapes by coach and then cruise by catamaran ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.99
Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

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Would you prefer a spectacular day of sailing on an elegant Catamaran or a breathtaking adventure in a speed boat? Well, no need to choose as this excursion ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Scape Park Juanillo VIP Cap Cana Day Trip with Cruise, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Scape Park Juanillo VIP Cap Cana Day Trip with Cruise

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Indulge in sunbathing, beachside cocktails and stunning views of glitzy Cap Cana on this day trip from Punta Cana. Dig your toes in the soft sands of Juanillo ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Get to know the Dominican countryside aboard a safari-style vehicle on this guided day trip from Punta Cana. Up in the Anamuya mountains, visit an old sugar ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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