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Discover the history and culture of the Dominican Republic during this private tour. Visit the 500-year-old city of Higuey and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese in the country. You also have the chance to swim at the beautiful Macao Beach and learn about Dominican traditions from your guide.
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.
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.
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.
Experience the diversity of Dominican countryside in an open-air safari-style vehicle during this guided tour from Punta Cana. Venture into the Anamuya Mountains, explore an old sugar plantation, watch locals hand-roll cigars and relax on the white sands of Macao Beach. There’s even time to horseback ride and savor a typical buffet lunch before visiting a Dominican family on this tour that showcases some of Dominican Republic’s rural character. All activities, tastings, lunch and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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.
Explore the Dominican countryside without getting lost on a cultural immersion tour from Punta Cana. After pickup from your hotel, you'll ride through rural villages in a safari truck and visit a sugar cane plantation to see the traditional rum-making process and learn how to roll cigars. Taste real cacao, coffee, and exotic fruits at a family farm, and then end your tour at Macao Beach.
Get to know the Dominican Republic that exists outside the gates of the resorts on this guided cultural tour from Punta Cana. Learn about the lifestyles of local residents through a stop at a local family's plantation to see coffee and chocolate production. Visit a local school, a butterfly garden, the famous Higuey Basilica, and Macao Beach. Dominican buffet lunch and open bar provided.
Buckle up for this air-conditioned 4WD adventure that offers VIP service through the jungles of Punta Cana. Enjoy the off road tour that showcases hidden secrets, epic landscapes and scenic wonders of this incredible island. Your professional guide ensures you have the best time ever!
Immerse yourself in the city culture, history, and architecture of Santo Domingo on this full-day city sightseeing tour from Punta Cana. Highlights include Casa de Campos, Three Eyes (Tres Ojos) Park, Falo Colon, the Santo Domingo Cathedral, and others. Buffet lunch of typical Dominican food included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
If YOU want to go home with a more in depth understanding of the Dominican Republic then keep reading because our Cultural signature tour is a crash course in Dominican culture, wrapped up in an unforgettable Half-Day excursion in our private minivan with a/c.
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.
See one of the oldest churches in the Americas and tour the Basilica of Our Lady Altagracia on this popular tour of Higuey from Punta Cana. Experience the beauty of this colonial landscape and follow your expert guide through city streets, residential areas and key landmarks as you learn about the culture, people and history that make this town unique.
Venga con nosotros a conocer la ciudad más cerca de Punta Cana! La Ciudad de Higüey. Principal ciudad de la Provincia de La Altagracia. Saliendo desde el lobby de su hotel, en un autobús o microbús con aire acondicionado. Nuestros guías le llevarán a través del campo para visitar una casa tradicional del campo, donde tendrá la oportunidad de ver las plantaciones de café y cacao, así como el proceso para prepararlos, y lo más importante, la cultura y estilo de vida del campo dominicano. Si desea, puede comprar allí mismo poco de café y chocolate orgánico para llevar. Seguido nos dirigimos a la ciudad de Higüey, donde visitaremos la Catedral San Dionisio, con más de 500 años de antigüedad, construida en el 1512. También visitaremos la Basílica de La Altagracia, construida en la década de 1950, visitada por personas de todo el mundo. Tendremos una parada para compras en una tienda local de suvenires artesanales.
Leave the beach crowds behind and explore Higuey’s religious highlights on a half-day sightseeing excursion from Punta Cana. Enjoy easy transportation in an air-conditioned coach and visit the Higuey cathedral and the San Dionisio church. Admire the beautiful architecture and learn about La Altagracia's 500-year history. Your tour includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
Higuey City Cultural Experience, the perfect way of submerging yourself in the Dominican culture & religious beliefs, learning about history & local customs around one of the oldest cities of La Hispaniola “Higuey”.
According to some authors, GUEY or HUIOU is the sun in the Arawakan language of the island’s native Taíno people. The name Higüey is believe to mean Land Where the Sun is Born.
This day trip takes you on a scenic journey through the Dominican countryside to the city of La Romana. Enjoy easy transportation in an air-conditioned coach and visit a baseball stadium, a cigar museum, the island’s largest cathedral, and the famous artist village of Altos de Chavon. A riverboat cruise on the Chavon River, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana are also included.
We’ll first visit the Colonial City, panoramic view of the Columbus Lighthouse where the remains of Christopher Columbus, then visit the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the first cathedral was founded in America and the Alcazar de Colon, located in the Plaza de España.
We'll take a walk along the Calle de las Damas, the most romantic street in the city, and the Museum of the national gemstone: Amber.
We'll have free time for shopping in different typical gift shops and can buy the famous Limé dolls, handicrafts and Dominican paintings as well as tobacco, rum, and Dominican coffee.
We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a famous Dominican restaurant. After that, we’ll visit the Three Eyes National Park which is a cave with a freshwater lake, naturally divided into three lakes that can only be seen from inside. Finally, we’ll go to the modern part of the capital and we’ll make a panoramic visit to the Center of Culture, National Theater, Museum of the Dominican Man and Gallery of Modern Art.
The city of Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and its historical center. The city boasts an impressive historic area – the Colonial City (Ciudad Colonial) with numerous touristic sights. Santo Domingo City Tour is an excursion for all history lovers and those who want to feel the authentic Dominican atmosphere. You will explore all remarkable attractions of the Colonial City, enjoy a buffet lunch, and learn a lot about Dominican history and culture.+ Comfortable transportation in an AC bus
+ Professional guide
+ Entrance to Los Tres Ojos Park, Visit to the Colonial City, Entrance to the Alcazar of Columbus, Entrance to the Cathedral, Entrance to the Lighthouse of Columbus
+ Delicious buffet lunch
Altos de Chavon, a city known worldwide as the city of artists, is an old Mediterranean-style villa
built on a height above the Chavón River in the Dominican Republic. Altos de Chavon has a
design school, where we will find Fashion Design, Graphic and Digital, Fine Arts and Illustration.
Spend a full day getting to know the monuments of the Dominican Republic's eastern side—the Higüey Basilica, the recreated Mediterranean village of Alto de Chavon, and the Cave of Wonders—on this tour from Punta Cana. Learn about the history, environment, and culture of each important site through a guide's commentary. Skip the hassle of renting a car with round-trip transportation from Punta Cana, including transportation between the disparate sites.
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.
Explore Los Haitises National Park in the company of a guide on this tour from Punta Cana. You'll get the most out of your time there by listening to guided commentary on the local flora, fauna, and ecosystem. See the park's highlights, that include limestone karst plateaus, caverns, sinkholes, and mangrove forests. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana means there's no need to rent a car.