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Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colón) Tours

Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colón)
Like much of this capital city, Faro a Colon, a bold and imposing cross-shaped structure, serves as a tribute to one of the world’s most famous explorers. Built in a style that’s more urban office building than coastal treasure, this mausoleum and museum does have one distinct feature that’s responsible for its namesake. Columbus Lighthouse projects a unique cross-shaped beam with a light so bright it can be seen from the shores of Puerto Rico.

Travelers who venture to this concrete structure can explore a vast collection of Columbian jewelry, an ancient boat from Cuba and what locals say are the remains of Christopher Columbus.

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Faro a Colon is located in a park in Santo Domingo between Avenida Mirador del Este and Avenida Faro a Colon. 
Address: Between Avenida Mirador del Este and Avenida Faro a Colon., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Day Trips

Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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City Tours

Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. This popular tour includes stops at the first cathedral, a visit to the first paved road, university, hospital, stone home, local tavern and more. Whether it's your first time in Dominican Republic, or you're a returning traveler who wants to escape the beaches for a bit of history, this is the perfect tour!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

Explore Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, on this 12-hour tour from Punta Cana. Stop  at 'Los Tres Ojos', a limestone caves containing a series of three lakes, to learn about the Dominican Republic's native Taino Indians. Stroll through the streets of Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone with your local guide, snapping photos and learning about the city's history. Eat a traditional Dominican buffet lunch and choose to spend time shopping for souvenirs.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Half-day Tours

Columbus Lighthouse and Three Eyes National Park Tour

Visit Christopher Columbus's reputed remains along with one of the area's most revered natural settings on this half-day tour from Santo Domingo. Depart downtown for Faro a Colón, a 10-story high monument dedicated to the controversial explorer. Learn about his visits to the area while touring the lighthouse-like structure, which is both a museum and mausoleum where many believe Columbus's body resides. Afterward, embark on a subterranean boat ride through Parque Los Tres Ojos, a natural limestone cave that is home to a series of three ancient lakes.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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City Tours

Santo Domingo Walking Tour From Punta Cana

Immerse yourself in Santo Domingo's rich history during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through the historic city's Colonial Zone, hitting all the most important landmarks. Free time for shopping and lunch are included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta Cana

Immerse yourself in the culture of Dominican Republic during this Santo Domingo sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Learn about local life, explore city streets and landmarks with an expert guide and check out the natural lagoons known as Los Tres Ojos. Make stops at the famous Columbus Lighthouse, Alcazar Colon--the first cathedral--and more as part of this all-inclusive experience that's perfect for families and first-time visitors.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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City Tours

First City of the New World Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of the New World on this comprehensive, 11-hour tour of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. Visit Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, and the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone with your group and guide. Buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels included.
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  • 11 hours
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Cultural Tours

Full Day City Tour Santo Domingo

Immerse yourself in the history of the Dominican Republic's first city on this history-focused tour. You'll spend a full day exploring the city highlights with a guide to enrich your experience, providing commentary and navigation. Sites visited include the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone, the Casas Reales, the Cathedral, Colon Park. Calle de las Camas, El Conde, and others.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Historical City Tour of Santo Domingo

Explore the historic attractions of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an art historian guide on this full-day sightseeing tour. You’ll visit Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the 16-square-block Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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City Tours

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Take a tour of the oldest city in the New World and gain a deeper understanding of the first permanent settlement of Christopher Columbus after arriving in the Americas. Follow your expert guide through the landmarks of this UNESCO World Heritage Sight, where you'll find the first cathedral, paved road, hospital, university and more. Whether you love history or culture, this is the perfect tour!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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City Tours

Historic City Tour of Santo Domingo

Gain valuable insight into the history of Santo Domingo during this 8-hour comprehensive city tour from Punta Cana. Explore landmarks and highlights such as the Plaza de España, the National Palace, the Columbus Lighthouse and the Colonial Zone. Stop at Three Eyes National Park to see the underground caves and lagoons used by the Taino Indians. Lunch at a typical Dominican restaurant is included, as well as round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Multi-day Tours

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Unforgettable Jarabacoa & Santo-Domingo Trip

We have comfortable air-conditioned bus with a guide, free wi-fi, alcohol and soft drinks. During the whole excursion you will hear the interesting and funny stories aboot Dominican people, about their hobbies, daily life, education and so on. You will be accomponied with the guide from the very beginning of the excursion till the bringing you back to the hotel. With us you will have unforgettable experience in Dominican Republic!
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

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Santo Domingo city.

 We will pick up at your hotel until Holy Sunday and we will head towards the eastern part of the city to begin our tour in the National Park Los Tres Ojos.Once we get there, we will enter to visit one of the best known underground caves of the region, which has been formed by the rise of rivers, giving rise to three natural lakes. Why this name? It is because of the eye shape that can be seen in the interior lagoons. Probably, the cave, which was discovered in 1916, was a regular place for the celebration of sacrifices by the native Indians.During the trip through the Three Eyes, you will have the opportunity to contemplate the rich fauna that lives in this paradise of crystalline waters, like a wide variety of fish and bats. In addition, on the rocky walls of the cave we will see the largest fern species on the island, which can measure up to 4 meters.Next, we will go to the Columbus Lighthouse.ect ....
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Santo Domingo City Tours

Dominican Republic is a small country, but owner of a great history and cultural wealth. Santo Domingo is its capital and it has been the scene where it all began in 1492, with the discovery of America and the encounter between two worlds.If you are a lover of acquiring new knowledge and exploring new places, and still want to have fun in the process, let one of our experts guide you through majestic cathedrals, monuments and other interesting places with more than 500 years of history. .
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Punta Cana: Santo Domingo City Tour

Experience a perfect combination of history, culture, and sightseeing. Explore the magical city full of history, culture, and amazing landscapes. Walk through the oldest capital of the New World. Santo Domingo was the first city founded in America. Visit the most important monuments including the first Cathedral in the Americas, Columbus Palace, and the National Pantheon. Discover a romantic street, the first one in America, Las Damas. Enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the Colonial famous El Conde Street and residential areas, Malecon Avenue, and the gigantic Columbus Lighthouse.
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  • 12 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Private Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip - Premium

Santo Domingo is a history and culture full city, as it is the first city founded in America. Here you can visit the first cathedral built in the New World, as well as the Alcazar of the first governor of the Island Don Diego Colon), the Three Eyes Indigenous Millenarian Cave, among many other history monuments. This old colonial city has been home of various films and documental, made by historians from all over the world. It is your chance to discover it by yourself. A typical Dominican lunch will be included during it. It is mandatory to wear long pans or skirts, and sleeved shirts to enter the cathedral.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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