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Top Punta Cana Day Trips & Excursions

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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El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta CanaDay Trips

El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana

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See the varied countryside surrounding Punta Cana on this full-day excursion, including stops at waterfalls, beaches, and more. Combine sightseeing and adventure amid the natural attractions of the Las Cañitas for a hassle-free trip away from the city.
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Saona Island Paradise From Punta CanaDay Trips

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

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Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran. Zip out to the island on a fast boat, which ensures you have plenty of time to hang out and relax or participate in watersports. Cruise back aboard a sailboat, sipping drinks from the open bar and dancing to island rhythms. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for an easy round-trip experience.
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Outback Cultural Adventure Tour from Punta CanaDay Trips

Outback Cultural Adventure Tour from Punta Cana

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Get off the beaten path in the Dominican Republic during this 8-hour adventure trip exploring the country’s idyllic farms. Experience life for Dominican locals during a family visit at a country home. Then stop by Dominican farms that produce coffee, coconuts and cacao, and observing local wildlife at a nearby ranch. Relax, swim, cool off in the refreshing waters of the Anamuya River, or float on one of the tubes available. A buffet lunch, an open bar, water and round-trip hotel transport are all covered.
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Full-Day Package: ATV 4x4, River Cave, Catamaran and Snorkeling from Punta CanaDay Trips

Full-Day Package: ATV 4x4, River Cave, Catamaran and Snorkeling from Punta Cana

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This full-day package combines an ATV ride, catamaran cruise, and snorkeling excursion—allowing you to experience multiple island highlights in a single trip. Drive your own quad or ride as a passenger and explore the Dominican countryside. Then board a catamaran and cruise along Punta Cana’s coastline, stopping to snorkel at a coral reef and see tropical fish and maybe sea turtles or rays.
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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta CanaDay Trips

Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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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.
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Humpback whales Watching + Samana Eco-TourDay Trips

Humpback whales Watching + Samana Eco-Tour

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Every year, about 2,000 humpback whales visit the waters off the coast of the Dominican Republic to mate and breed their calves. On this whale watching excursion from Punta Cana, you'll board a catamaran and cruise around Samana Bay to spot humpback whales. Then enjoy a buffet-style lunch on the tiny island of Cayo Levantando. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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Day Trip to Catalina Island Chavon River Cruise with Lobster LunchDay Trips

Day Trip to Catalina Island Chavon River Cruise with Lobster Lunch

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Travel from Punta Cana to Altos de Chavon, then take a catamaran to Catalina Island on a comprehensive full-day tour in the Dominican Republic. You'll also see the Chavon River during a short cruise from Altos de Chavon, and snorkel at a pristine site in the Caribbean Sea. Lounge around the white sands of Catalina Island, and enjoy a buffet lunch with lobster and wine.
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Saona Island Snorkeling + Catamaran TourDay Trips

Saona Island Snorkeling + Catamaran Tour

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The beautiful Saona Island of white sands and turquoise waters and of incomparable beauty has become the obligatory excursion for visitors to the Dominican Republic. Come and see this little piece of tropical paradise, in this regular Catamaran Snorkeling Tour. After picking you up at your hotel, we begin our adventure at Bayahibe dock. We depart in a speedboat by the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea until we reach the outskirts of El Peñón, to appreciate the coral rocks that were below the level of the sea, From there we go to the natural pool, a sandbar in the middle of the sea and crystal clear waters. later we continue to Catuano, to appreciate the mangroves, the separation of Isla Española and Saona, as well as the confluence between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Finishing the tour going to the old Catuano Pier, to observe the school of fish and exotic birds of this area, finally around noon we arrived at our beach club on Isla Saona.
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Just Safari Private Jeep Tours,4x4, Open Top ExperienceDay Trips

Just Safari Private Jeep Tours,4x4, Open Top Experience

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This tour really offers you everything in one package and it is the only one in Punta Cana that gives you the chance to drive your own Jeep, do the Zipline and Horseback riding in the hills around Punta Cana, visit typical Dominican house, enjoy lunch on the beach and visit cigar factory. All you need to bring is your sense for adventure! It is highly recommended for those who really want to soak up the Dominican Republic's natural beauty and experience its diversity while having a lot of fun and excitement. Come along on this authentic and only one OPEN TOP Jeep Safari! See beautiful scenery and exotic landscapes that will live long in your memory. This amazing and exclusive excursion is perfect for families and groups of all ages. Your adventure begins directly at your hotel in Punta Cana from where you jump into our Wranglers Jeeps and hit the road for this beautiful adventure. If you want to have unshared jeep (2 people in jeep) please contact us!
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Dune Buggie double with Cave & Beach from Punta Cana (Half Day)Day Trips

Dune Buggie double with Cave & Beach from Punta Cana (Half Day)

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This half-day tour mixes several activities for an exciting day of sightseeing and riding all-terrain vehicles. On a two-seater quad bike, drive through local villages, visit Macao Beach, explore the countryside, and discover a natural cave where you can cool off with a quick swim. A local guide is on hand to answer questions about what you see.
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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta CanaDay Trips

Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana

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Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean, during a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Board a small speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island, including a stop at a natural swimming pool where you can see starfish. Upon reaching Saona Island, spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure waters. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
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Santo Domingo City - Full Day All Inclusive TourDay Trips

Santo Domingo City - Full Day All Inclusive Tour

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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.
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Day Trip to Saona Island and Altos de ChavonDay Trips

Day Trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavon

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Explore the remarkable Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through Altos de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavon River and frequently used as a film set. Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar.
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La RomanaDay Trips

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana

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Visit Catalina Island for swimming and snorkeling on a full-day boat tour from La Romana. After pickup from your hotel, board the 'Paradise' to meet your captain and staff of PADI-certified snorkel instructors. Make yourself comfortable during the 30-minute ride to 'the Wall', a snorkeling site that is home to a rich variety of marine plants and animals. Continue to a private beach on the west side of Catalina island for a delicious lunch prepared by an accomplished chef, and with an open bar on the boat. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the pristine beach or snorkeling off the shoreline. All snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from La Romana hotels are included.
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Buggies Extreme Tour Half DayDay Trips

Buggies Extreme Tour Half Day

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Experience the thrill of off-roading on a buggy tour from Punta Cana. This half-day tour takes you from the jungle to the coast, and allows you to drive your own buggy or ride as a passenger. Explore the Dominican countryside without getting lost and ride along one of the last resort-free stretches of coastline. Plus, choose from morning or afternoon departures to easily fit this tour into your schedule.
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Samana Tours (With Whales) Full Day Excursion!Day Trips

Samana Tours (With Whales) Full Day Excursion!

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you will visit the Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales in Samana for free. This part is only available during the period from December 15 to March 30 of every year. beautiful ride in a safari truck until you reach a typical house where you will be shown the process of making coffee and cacao among other things. You will continue your journey until you reach the hacienda where a beautiful horse will wait for you, in which you will make an incredible journey on horseback in the jungle until you reach the magnificent waterfall of Salto el Limon. For your return I will be waiting for you a delicious buffet for your lunch. You will visit one of the most beautiful islands in the Dominican Republic, Cayo Levantado, where you will enjoy a delicious piña colada and magical crystal clear waters, which have served as a stage for various commercials and films, and now it will be part of your memories.
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta CanaDay Trips

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

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Cruise along the coast of the Dominican Republic to Catalina Island aboard the 'Paradise'. During this full-day tour led by PADI-certified divers, relax on Catalina Island's beaches and explore 'the Wall', the area's famous snorkeling site. Go ashore to enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch prepared beachside. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels is provided.
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 Full Day Supreme Safari Punta CanaDay Trips

Full Day Supreme Safari Punta Cana

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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.
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Punta Cana Discovery Package: Dune Buggy Adventure and Catamaran CruiseDay Cruises

Punta Cana Discovery Package: Dune Buggy Adventure and Catamaran Cruise

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Ride a 4x4 buggy through the Dominican countryside, then board a catamaran to explore the azure waters during this combination tour from Punta Cana. Stop at an country farm to see how chocolate, cinnamon and coffee are harvested and processed, then continue to the white sand Macao Beach. Board a double-Decker catamaran to cruise the turquoise waters offshore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and jump in to swim with schools of tropical fish. If you wish, there is the option to schedule these activities on two separate days.
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Santo Domingo City - Full Day TourDay Trips

Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour

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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.
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Saona islandDay Trips

Saona island

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Because is the best tour to enjoy vacation in the dominican Repúblic.in that tour you will have animacion,guide,discovery of the beautiful island
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Four Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkeling Cruise, Sharks & Rays from Punta CanaDay Trips

Four Adventures: Parasailing, Snorkeling Cruise, Sharks & Rays from Punta Cana

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Experience the thrill of multiple adventures on this epic tour from Punta Cana. Relax aboard a double-decker catamaran, discover wonders of the sea, and enjoy close encounters with marine life. Snorkel in a spectacular barrier reef surrounded by tropical fish and experience a marine show complete with sharks and stingrays. This popular tour option includes unlimited drinks on the best party boat around and is perfect for fun with family and friends. After you get a taste of life underwater, explore it from above with a thrilling parasail above the water!
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Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and SpeedboatDay Trips

Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

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Visit Saona Paradise Island via speedboat or catamaran during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Explore the protected natural park on the island after arriving there on a comfortable catamaran with an open bar. Eat a buffet-style barbecue lunch, then return to Punta Cana on a speedboat, pausing for a stop at a natural swimming hole filled with starfish. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
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Santo Domingo Tour from Punta CanaDay Trips

Santo Domingo Tour from Punta Cana

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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.
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