Punta Cana Culture & history

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Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

1. Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Day Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Explore the oldest Capital of the “New” World, Santo Domingo, 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. - We will pick you up at your Hotel to start an incredible trip to Santo Domingo, during the trip you will see incredible details about the Culture of the Dominican Republic. - Upon arrival in Santo Domingo you will visit the incredible cenotes of Los Tres Ojos National Park, especially natural and magical. - You will visit the most important monuments of the City: The 1st Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón and the National Pantheon, El Faro a Colón. - We will take a walk through the Colonial Zone, a romantic street, the first in America, “The Ladies”. Enjoying an ancient but picturesque panoramic view. It operates every day. Its approximate duration is 10 hours.

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

2. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

Explore the Mediterranean-style village of Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island on this day trip from Punta Cana. Enjoy live commentary from a guide, savor a buffet lunch with unlimited drinks, and tickets to the East National Park. Head to Altos de Chavón to see a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavón River. Admire the work of artisans from the Dominican Republic who crafted the village in detail. Board a catamaran and cruise to Saona Island and get back to nature in the government-protected reserve. Relax on the beach and top up your tan, or go for a swim. Explore the tropical surroundings at leisure and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Marvel at the white sand and coconut palms before a BBQ buffet lunch of typical island fare. Make use of the open bar and sample local drinks before returning to Punta Cana.

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

3. From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.

From Punta Cana: Alto de Chavon, La Romana, and Higuey Tour

4. From Punta Cana: Alto de Chavon, La Romana, and Higuey Tour

Three cities in one day (Alto De Chavón, La Romana and Higüey), It is the perfect way to explore the eastern part of the island. The first stop is to visit the tobacco museum to learn about the history of Dominican cigars and see how they are made by hand. After knowing a little about the tobacco produced locally and exported abroad. We are going to take a guided tour to the artistic city of Altos de Chavón, where you can learn more about the Taínos in the Regional Archaeological Museum and the charming city of Altos de Chavón. Learn about Dominican culture and flavors on an authentic cultural tour of the country's most beautiful and well-known tourist attractions. A Mediterranean-style artisan town that recreates the bohemian lifestyle of the 16th century. Enjoy the incredible scenic that liberates your sight. Visit the huge replica of the Roman amphitheater. The Chavón River, a landscape that makes you fall in love while it comes to life in front of your eyes from the top of Alto de Chavón. Our next stop is a sugar cane town called La Romana. They say that this place got its name because the only Roman weight scale in the area was located in this town to weigh the cane and when people went to this town, they said I'm going to La Romana. while your visit Here you will enjoy a delicious Typical Dominican Lunch with free time to go shopping for souvenirs, where you will find something for each of your family and friends. Time to make a panoramic route of the city of La Romana. We make a stop to see the Dominican baseball prospects train with aspirations to reach the big leagues Higüey, or Salva León de Higüey full name of the capital of the largest province in the Dominican Republic, and the eighth largest city in the country. Our stop at the Roman Catholic Cathedral and chapel in the Dominican Republic dedicated to the Virgin of La Altagracia also named after the province. After taking photos in the beautiful structures on the way back to the hotel, we are going make a stop to learn about sugar cane, coffee and cocoa, here the tour concluded and we returned to the hotels.

From Punta Cana: Catalina Snorkeling & Altos de Chavon Tour

5. From Punta Cana: Catalina Snorkeling & Altos de Chavon Tour

Experience the beauty of Catalina Island (Isla Catalina). Explore the beauty of the ocean while snorkeling around the island, and see the island's unique ecosystems. Enjoy an opportunity to explore the villa of Altos de Chavón, built in the Mediterranean style. Begin the tour with hotel pickup in modern and comfortable buses, before arriving at the Pier in La Romana to board and depart to the island. Stop first at the Snorkel site La Pared, with some of the most interesting coral reefs on the entire island, as it has the largest variety of live corals, fish, crustaceans, and other marine species on the island as it is a protected area listed as a National Park. Learn more about the seas around the Island, rich in wildlife, with many species of birds and tropical marine fish, and the large areas where natural sandbars offshore bring the depth to just a few feet. Continue your journey to Catalina Island after snorkeling, where its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches await. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, relax, and enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch and drinks. Visit the villa of Altos de Chavón, built in the Mediterranean style of the XVI century. Marvel at one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region, which has several art Schools, an amphitheater for the presentation of great artistic events, and appreciate one of the best views of the Chavón River.

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 104 reviews

Really well organised and had soooo much fun on the catamaran and speedboat. The historical sight was really pleasant to venture and the Saona waters very amongst the most pristine that we have ever seen! Only I wish we anchored nearer the starfish to take a pic of them... My only regret honestly (I'm sure the starfish don't mind)...

This was an incredible day! The visit of Altos de chavon was quick but it was amazing and beautiful. Saona was amazing!! Beautiful island, the catamaran ride was great (unlimited cocktails and great music, not too many people), the food was very good and authentic! This was definitely the best day of our stay in DR

great tour It's a bit hectic at the port and we went there by motorboat instead of a catamaran. Personally, we found that better. For this price really only to recommend.

Great trip, drinking on board without resistance, animators great, guide seemed strange at first but then he did the job;)

Very nice experience with two children, a day with sunshine, beautiful landscapes and a good atmosphere. To do again.