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.
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.
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.
Take a break from the resorts and journey into the center of the Dominican Republic to try multiple adventure sports. You can explore local waterfalls and caves, ride a quad bike, and zipline. Your guides will ensure your safety and comfort on all activities and learn about the local flora and fauna.
Explore the UNESCO-listed Old City of Santo Domingo, the birthplace of European civilization in the Americas, on a day trip from Punta Cana. Learn about the rich history of the island of Hispaniola as you explore landmarks such as Three Eyes National Park, the Christopher Columbus Lighthouse, and the National Palace. This tour is also inclusive of a delicious Dominican lunch at a local establishment.
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.
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.
Altos de Chavon, a city known worldwide as the city of artists, is an old Mediterranean-style villabuilt on a height above the Chavón River in the Dominican Republic. Altos de Chavon has adesign school, where we will find Fashion Design, Graphic and Digital, Fine Arts and Illustration.