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This was one of the best tours we've ever been on! We went to 5 different locations throughout the tour and received such a well rounded cultural background of the Dominican. Needless to say, we also had the best tour guide. Thank you Sylvester for all your insight - you made our excursion so enjoyable!
Discover the history and culture of the Dominican Republic during this private tour. Visit the 500-year-old city of Higuey and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese in the country. You also have the chance to swim at the beautiful Macao Beach and learn about Dominican traditions from your guide.
Went January 2020, A very international group, but all languages seemed to have been catered well, yes there were some coach changes but we weren’t waiting too long, we were picked up from hotel at 0730, arrived back 1940. Water provided for on coach, our guide at the national park a bit pushy for a tip. We had a good variety of sights to see, this tour cheaper than what hotel reps were offering, would recommend
Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and shop for souvenirs at the local markets. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
This tour allows you to see the 'real' Dominican Republic, outside the resorts. Choose from half-day or full-day tours aboard a safari truck helmed by a tour guide, driver, and bartender. Open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included; lunch included on the full-day tour.
Visit Dominican Republic's capital: Santo Domingo and be amazed with its historical structures and culture! Santo Domingo is the oldest eurpoean stablishment and the largest city on Dominican Republic and the whole Caribbean. The activity begins by visiting "Los Tres Ojos" (The Three Eyes cave); then you will visit the house that was built by Columbus, the Saint Mary Cathedral and the Columbus Beacon.
Plunge in the atmosphere of the oldest street of the New World.: Las Damas Street (Calle Las Damas), and experience the dominican market where bargains are infinite and where barter is amusing. A fabulous mixture of old and new with a touch of history embedded.
Get a comprehensive tour of Santo Domingo, one of Latin America's oldest cities, on this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Round-trip transportation is included, which eliminates the need to rent a car and lets you focus on the scenery during the drive. Once in town, take a walking tour of its highlights such as the Plaza de Espana, the Colonial Zone, the Columbus Lighthouse, and others. Take a break midday for a typical Dominican lunch at a local restaurant.
Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana
Not a Safari, more like Shopping trip
, Dec 2019
The whole trip is geared around you buying their products. They will show you how rum and cigars are made then try and sell you rum and cigars. Then they take you to an authentic Dominican home where they try to sell you a variety of items produced on their farm.
Experience the diversity of Dominican countryside in an open-air safari-style vehicle during this guided tour from Punta Cana. Venture into the Anamuya Mountains, explore an old sugar plantation, watch locals hand-roll cigars and relax on the white sands of Macao Beach. There’s even time to horseback ride and savor a typical buffet lunch before visiting a Dominican family on this tour that showcases some of Dominican Republic’s rural character. All activities, tastings, lunch and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Walk through the oldest capital of the “New” World; Santo Domingo is the first city founded in America.
This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family.
Explore the Dominican countryside without getting lost on a cultural immersion tour from Punta Cana. After pickup from your hotel, you'll ride through rural villages in a safari truck and visit a sugar cane plantation to see the traditional rum-making process and learn how to roll cigars. Taste real cacao, coffee, and exotic fruits at a family farm, and then end your tour at Macao Beach.
Buckle up for this air-conditioned 4WD adventure that offers VIP service through the jungles of Punta Cana. Enjoy the off road tour that showcases hidden secrets, epic landscapes and scenic wonders of this incredible island. Your professional guide ensures you have the best time ever!
Immerse yourself in the city culture, history, and architecture of Santo Domingo on this full-day city sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Highlights include Casa de Campos, Three Eyes (Tres Ojos) Park, Falo Colon, the Santo Domingo Cathedral, and others. Buffet lunch of typical Dominican food included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
Get to know the Dominican Republic that exists outside the gates of the resorts on this guided cultural tour from Punta Cana. Learn about the lifestyles of local residents through a stop at a local family's plantation to see coffee and chocolate production. Visit a local school, a butterfly garden, the famous Higuey Basilica, and Macao Beach. Dominican buffet lunch and open bar provided.
Leave the beach crowds behind and explore Higuey’s religious highlights on a half-day sightseeing excursion from Punta Cana. Enjoy easy transportation in an air-conditioned coach and visit the Higuey cathedral and the San Dionisio church. Admire the beautiful architecture and learn about La Altagracia's 500-year history. Your tour includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
If YOU want to go home with a more in depth understanding of the Dominican Republic then keep reading because our Cultural signature tour is a crash course in Dominican culture, wrapped up in an unforgettable Half-Day excursion in our private minivan with a/c.
Would you like to walk in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus? Of course you would!
That's why we're inviting you to our exclusive excursion from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo.
We're giving YOU the opportunity to experience, first hand, the birth of European civilization in the Americas. The first cathedral, paved road, university, hospital, stone home, tavern, etc are all located within a 16 block radius in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone or "Old City".
Oh and did we mention the Colonial Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992? How many World Heritage Sites have you been to?
This is how your day shakes down...
From Punta Cana you head west through rolling sugar cane fields until we reach the Dominican Republic's capital city. Now, you're in the thick of it, witnessing everyday life for millions of Dominicans; your walled off resort is far from this reality.
If you want, you can buy some coffee and organic chocolate to take home right there. Followed we go to the city of Higüey, where we will visit the Cathedral San Dionisio, with more than 500 years old, built in 1512. We will also visit the Basilica of La Altagracia, built in the 1950s, visited by people from all over the world. We will have a stop for shopping at a local craft souvenirs store.
Venga con nosotros a conocer la ciudad más cerca de Punta Cana! La Ciudad de Higüey. Principal ciudad de la Provincia de La Altagracia. Saliendo desde el lobby de su hotel, en un autobús o microbús con aire acondicionado. Nuestros guías le llevarán a través del campo para visitar una casa tradicional del campo, donde tendrá la oportunidad de ver las plantaciones de café y cacao, así como el proceso para prepararlos, y lo más importante, la cultura y estilo de vida del campo dominicano. Si desea, puede comprar allí mismo poco de café y chocolate orgánico para llevar. Seguido nos dirigimos a la ciudad de Higüey, donde visitaremos la Catedral San Dionisio, con más de 500 años de antigüedad, construida en el 1512. También visitaremos la Basílica de La Altagracia, construida en la década de 1950, visitada por personas de todo el mundo. Tendremos una parada para compras en una tienda local de suvenires artesanales.
See one of the oldest churches in the Americas and tour the Basilica of Our Lady Altagracia on this popular tour of Higuey from Punta Cana. Experience the beauty of this colonial landscape and follow your expert guide through city streets, residential areas and key landmarks as you learn about the culture, people and history that make this town unique.
The city of Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and its historical center. The city boasts an impressive historic area – the Colonial City (Ciudad Colonial) with numerous touristic sights. Santo Domingo City Tour is an excursion for all history lovers and those who want to feel the authentic Dominican atmosphere. You will explore all remarkable attractions of the Colonial City, enjoy a buffet lunch, and learn a lot about Dominican history and culture.+ Comfortable transportation in an AC bus
+ Professional guide
+ Entrance to Los Tres Ojos Park, Visit to the Colonial City, Entrance to the Alcazar of Columbus, Entrance to the Cathedral, Entrance to the Lighthouse of Columbus
+ Delicious buffet lunch
Visit a typical Dominican house and sample some of the best organic cacao and coffee worldwide during this full-day cultural tour from Punta Cana. Stop by the Basilica of Our Lady of High Grace, one of the most important churches in the Dominican Republic. Dig in to a lunch of grilled lobster aboard a barge floating down the Chavon River, then visit a sugar plantation to learn about the Dominican tobacco industry. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
Explore Santo Domingo with the benefit of guided commentary and a small group on this excursion from Uvero Alto. Traveling with a small group of no more than 12 people ensures personalized attention from your guide and plenty of chances to ask questions. Travel through the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, covering all of the important landmarks and listen to commentary on their rich history and the modern culture of the city.
Spend a full day getting to know the monuments of the Dominican Republic's eastern side—the Higüey Basilica, the recreated Mediterranean village of Alto de Chavon, and the Cave of Wonders—on this tour from Punta Cana. Learn about the history, environment, and culture of each important site through a guide's commentary. Skip the hassle of renting a car with round-trip transportation from Punta Cana, including transportation between the disparate sites.
Get all your SENSES ready because we're taking you to Higuey City on a shopping and sightseeing tour
Hear about locals customs at a traditional Local Market
Sightsee the grounds of a sleepy country plantation bursting with local produce
Transverse the 500-year-old city of Higuey, the capital city of the eastern La Altagracia province of the Dominican Republic. Higuey, meaning "Land of the Rising Sun" in Arawak was once controlled by a large Taino Indian kingdom who were eventually decimated by Spanish conquistadors
Enter the Basilica, a Roman Catholic cathedral housing the 500+ year old painting of the Altagracia Virgen brought by Spanish missionaries. The cathedral's importance was solidified with Pope John Paul II's visit in 1992
But we're still not done! We've saved the best for last
Now it's time for shoppings, finally we go to La Guira Souvenirs and Tobacco shopping, where you have a very large options to buy souvenirs, clothes,tobacco,jewelry at the best prices on the market
Enjoy an amazing day on a big truck and expect an extraordinary day full of different adventures.
Explore the Dominican Republic on a memorable adventure in a big special monster truck, made for your safety and comfort. Discover mountains and rivers. Visit sugar cane fields and coffee and cocoa plantations. Taste tropical fruits just picked from the trees and sample natural coffee and chocolate. Enjoy a Mamajuana drink. Visit a countryside home and see how the local people live. Go Visit the Basilica of our lady of la Altagracia Catholic church in Higuey.
Go to a private ranch for Horseback riding and swim in a crystal-clear water river. Have the chance to visit a coconut oil factory and then enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch in the private countryside ranch. See a cigar rolling demonstration and maybe buy local souvenirs. Complete your tour on a beautifully secluded beach call Macao where you can boogie board or just relax with the Caribbean sunshine
We leave early in the morning from any hotel in Bávaro and Bayahibe, in comfortable and modern buses, accompanied by an expert guide.
Walking along the narrow roads of yesterday, we will visit the beginnings of the New World, where at the beginning of the 15th century the first colonial houses were built, touring the Colonial City; We will pay tribute to the Primada de las Américas Cathedral, the birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith; We will also take a walk through the Alcazar de Colón, which will take you to the time of the first Spanish conquerors.
The full day excursion also includes a typical lunch in a famous Dominican food restaurant, to savor our typical dishes. Is there more ?, Yes, we will walk along the Malecon of Santo Domingo where we can appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and some of the buildings of the modern city such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the National Theater and the Presidential Palace among others.