Very organised and well thought out tour.
This is a very good tour. Our guide Foster was great. He spoke at least three languages very well and was very knowledgeable. Our only complaint was that the bus we were on had very little leg room between seats. And when the person in front of you leaned their seat back it got even worst. Other than that we had no complaints. The ride to Santo Domingo from Punta Cuna is long but the guide notes some points of interest as the bus rolls along. There is a tour of a cave so wear appropriate shoes. And it will probably rain so be prepared to get wet. Also there are people on the streets trying to sell you stuff and they can be pretty overbearing. A woman in our group bought some jewelry from one of the street vendors and it fell apart about an hour later. The lunch was pretty good and after lunch there is some free time to explore on your own. The tour inside the cathedral is very interesting. Women must cover shoulders and knees before entering the cathedral so dress accordingly or they will offer a cover for you. The train tour is fun and a chance to wind down before getting on the bus to leave. The tour takes all day but it is very educational.
Super fun! Our guide was very knowledgable. Everything went on time as planned.
A lot of steps that was not explained on web site. Other wise EXCELLENT!!!!
Samie United States of ...
I and my group of 4 were very impressed with the whole tour in general. The food was not great but it did not take away from the great driving, amazing tour guide Faust I, super planning. This will be a first of many tours on Viator.
My husband and I loved this tour. It and #39;s a long day, but well worth the time and money.
This was a great day - long but you do get a stop over both ways. The city of Santa Domingo is beautiful and is improving every year.
The guide was very informative and provided all of the details effortlessly in English, Spanish, and French. We were able to see multiple historic sites inside the capital city and never felt rushed by the guides at any point. There is time available for shopping around the historical plaza as well, which was adequate.
My husband and I enjoyed the tour. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide. It was worth the money. Pamela and Edward Marshall
Allan United Kingdom
This excursion was a great way to see and learn more about this wonderful country, away from the beach resorts. We discovered so much about the original Latin American history and how the country was established. It was great to see it in real life and meet real people around the city.
It is important to consider that this is a very long day, with an early 6am pick-up and 3 hour coach ride to Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. It was well worth it! I have done this trip twice now and would do it again in future years. The journey progresses well on the new roads, the pace of the day is also good. The guide provided excellent commentary, demonstrating thorough knowledge of the country during the long coach ride. On the outward journey we stopped at a cigar outlet and tourist superstore with a large range of products, better priced than hotel shops.
Once in Santo Domingo we saw a great deal around the fascinating Zona Colonial area, one of the oldest parts. We were taken on the mini-train around the city. This was a great way to see most of the best parts without walking all day in the hot sun. We got an audio tour of the Columbus house Alcázar de Colón and the cathedral: Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, the oldest cathedral in all of the Americas! We also stopped at the National Palace government building for photos.
For lunch we enjoyed a delicous chefs taster menu style Dominican lunch in a restaurant opposite the Alcázar de Colón, with a fantastic view overlooking Plaza. There was also the opportunity for about 1 hour free-time walking around the city and checking out some shops and local sights.
During our journey back to Resort we also stopped at underground cenotes, Tres Ojos 3 eyes I think. There we had a guided tour of the lovely blue underground lakes. Our guide also stopped the coach and hailed over a local guy selling freshly cut coconuts for 1, a delicious refreshing drink for the journey back.
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