The Alcazar of Diego Columbus, the Cathedral, Royal Houses Museum, Ozama Fort, a number of first institutions formed in the Americas, monastery, convent, university, hospital, and other very early 16th century institutions are explained from outside by a historian and researcher getting into the reasons of their formations and evolutions. Follow the footsteps of the Columbus and the conquerors actions to the indigenous and Spanish population; understand the administrative foundations and the architectural and art beginnings of an entire continent and where the first slaves in the Americas were sold and how life was back then in the colony, like convents stretegic roles .
The city captured by British, pirates and corsairs, French, Haitian, and Americans aces expectations. See landmarks, film locations, and centennial urban transformation and modern ways of businesses too.
Benefit from personalized attention on this multi-stop private tour to Monte Plata and a stunning waterfall. You can take a break from lounging on the beach and explore the heart of the island with a dedicated guide. You can enjoy moving at your own pace and listen to commentary tailored to your interests. Take a dip under the waterfall, visit a local church, and sit down for lunch in a family-owned restaurant.
Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Dominican Republic offers a multitude of exciting discoveries. From the colonial area of the old town of Santo Domingo to the ubiquitous and green nature of the island, through exceptional beaches, all the ingredients are there to spend a dream vacation.
Dance and raise a glass to Santo Domingo’s thriving nightlife scene during this guided, private, party tour that includes skip-the-line entry into three different clubs and transportation. Get the VIP treatment for your group and learn about local hot spots and get tips from your guide. Don’t wait in line and enjoy a reserved table at each of the three clubs where you can dance, drink, and watch live entertainment.
Embark on a journey to discover the heritage of Sugar Cane and take part in a tour through the various processes of manufacturing rum. Afterwards you’ll visit the largest developed stalactite cavern in the Dominican Republic with its several hundred pictographs created by the native Taino Indians.
You must be at least 18 years old to enter the Historical Barcelo Museum
Bahía de las Aguilas is known as one of the best unique beaches in the whole world, is located far in the south of the island, in this experience you wont stop seeing amazing locations located within the Dominican Republic, we are pretty sure you will come to love this great country and get to know it in ways few people know.
You absolutely will not find another tour out there as packed with activities and attractions as this one, provided by CharlieTheTraveler. You will also not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year-and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price and substance. Below are just some examples of what you will see and do on this tour:
► Catamaran Rides to Unspoiled Islands
► Open Bars on Speedboats & on Exotic Beaches
► A Private Tour Guide & Driver in Colonial Santo Domingo
► Visiting an Italianate-Looking Village
► Lunch Buffets & Delicious Food
► Rich Culture
And Much, Much More…
We will take you to the 15th century Santo Domingo called Zona Colonial where we will visit amazing locations for photos and enter some of the most amazing museums and get to know how the best chocolate is made from cacao.
During a tour of approximately 2 hours we will see the cocoa process until it is turned into chocolate.
We will start the tour with a hot chocolate, while we see the sowing, cutting and extraction of the fruit, then the fermentation and drying process. We will also have the opportunity to see the chocolate process until it is packed and we can even choose a mold to create a chocolate figure of our own taste.
After this we will have a delicious typical lunch.
The tour goes to San Francisco de Macoris where you will visit the "Sendero de Cacao". In the cacao plantation Hacienda La Esmeralda which supplies world-famous chocolate factories, you will have the unique opportunity to experience everything from the cacao bean to the chocolate processing. Of course, a cacao and chocolate tasting are part of the program. A typical lunch will be served during the tour. Afterwards, the tour continues to Tamboril, where you will visit a cigar factory and learn all about tobacco processing. For several years now, the Dominican Republic has passed Cuba in the cultivation and processing of tobacco.
Benefit from personalized attention on this private outing to explore the southwestern side of the Dominican Republic. Navigate the enormous sand dunes and stop to sample local street food while listening to commentary tailored to your interests. Stop for a traditional lunch midday of local fish and seafood.
This is the only night tour from Santo Domingo to experiences Coco Bongo Punta Cana, you will be taken to in a private transportation roudn trip with some stops for bathroom.
Coco bongo is located in Downtown Punta Cana where you could find multiple restaurants in a few steps from the show.
With this experience you will be able to experience firsthand what few can do when staying in Santo Domingo going to our most visited part of the island which is Punta Cana where we can live the adventure of going through plantations, caves swallow by water and enjoy the beautiful beach of Macao all this in an amazing journey on a dune buggie.
Our private waterfalls of the Monte Plata rain forest tour from Santo Domingo takes you about an hour from the city to a lush tropical rain forest and 2 spectacular waterfalls found there, Salto de Socoa and Sierra de Agua. At both spots you can swim in the cool and clean waters of the river or simply enjoy the amazing beauty and peace of the lush tropical rain forest. After spending the morning at the Socoa Falls, set off on a short scenic drive through the countryside on our way to the second waterfall, on route we enjoy a typical Dominican style lunch prepared by locals.
Next, a short 10 minute drive takes to our grand finale, the spectacular Sierra de Agua Waterfalls. This beautiful protected waterfall is made up of three side by side 50 foot waterfalls that create a crystal clear pool of water perfect for enjoying a refreshing dip. Visiting this region provides you with a unique opportunity to see a part of the real Dominican Republic that not many tourists get to see.