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Punta Cana: Buggies and Polaris Adventure Tour

1. Punta Cana: Buggies and Polaris Adventure Tour

Spark your adrenaline as you explore Punta Cana's countryside on an ATV or Polaris. Discover beautiful locations on the island like Macao Beach and the Cenote Taina on this family-friendly adventure. After meeting your driver and boarding your buggy, begin your action-packed adventure around Punta Cana. Forge your own route through the stunning countryside and the popular Macao Beach area. Visit a typical Dominican house and observe the production of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, and organic tobacco. Sample these local products before continuing to an impressive cave and cenote to relax in the crystal clear water. Retrace your muddy path and head to the paradisiacal Macao beach, recognized by UNESCO as one of the 10-best beaches in the world.

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Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Optional Upgrades

2. Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Optional Upgrades

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speed boat. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Interact with starfish and other marine life as you frolic in the sea. Get some free time to laze on the beach and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Play a game of beach volleyball or just chill out on the sun loungers. Avail of the calm waters as you cruise by catamaran with an on-board open bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Benefit from the brilliant atmosphere suitable for all the family. Upgrade your tour to include a delicious lunch at the beach with lobster, seafood and white whine. The price also includes snorkeling equipment. Alternatively, choose the premium tour which includes a private lobster lunch with white wine, a visit to Altos de Chavon Stone City, snorkeling, 3 hours at Saona beach, and much more...

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Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

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

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 you return to Punta Cana.

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From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

4. From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

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Ziplines Adventures & Monkeyland: Full Day

5. Ziplines Adventures & Monkeyland: Full Day

Expert canopy guides will teach you all you need to know about ziplines and your equipment before you’re transferred to the Welcome Center, where a safety briefing will be conducted. When you reach the first platform, you’ll be ready to face the challenge of flying from one platform to the next. You’ll be safely attached to the double line cables, the longest of which spans 800 meters. The combined tour comprises 8 ziplines, including the 2 longest lines in the Caribbean that stretch across a 2-kilometer span in the mountains. Race your partner as you travel on side-by-side cables! This full-day (9-hour) trip also includes a visit to Monkeyland, where you can interact with the friendly squirrel monkeys. Nestled in the mountains of Anamuya, Monkeyland offers a chance to observe the monkeys in their natural environment. The monkeys have become totally trusting of humans in this 5-acre environment. They will climb down from the trees to sit on your shoulder and eat from your hand. Take note, though that they love anything shiny and will want to check out jewelry and sunglasses! Afterwards, on a visit to Coconut House, you’ll learn how coconuts become coconut oil and also have a chance to taste local organic products.

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From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

6. From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

Take a trip back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical recount. Visit the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America. Comfortable air-conditioned buses will take you around during this full-day activity. A professional guide will share their knowledge about the history of European colonization in America. After hotel pick-up, head to 3 Eyes National Park, a complex of underground caves and lagoons initially inhabited by the Taino Indians. Next, set out to visit the Colonial Zone, the first permanent European settlement in America. Founded in 1502 by the Spanish colonizers, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the first Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón or the Palacio Virreinal de Don Diego. Get to know La Calle Las Damas, the first street on the island. Enjoy panoramic visits to the National Palace and the Columbus Lighthouse, a monument built in memory of Christopher Columbus and where his remains rest.

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Saona: Small Group Catamaran Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

7. Saona: Small Group Catamaran Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

Cruise to Cotubanama National Park as you make your way to Saona Island on this small group tour. Glide over the Caribbean sea on the way to the Island where you will stop at the Catuano pier to search for colorful marine life in the clear waters. After snorkeling, head to Caracol beach to enjoy a paradisiacal beach and the turquoise waters of Saona. Swim and work up an appetite for the Dominican lunch that will be served in a hut on the beach. Soak up a little more beach time before going to the famous Natural Pool where you will see huge starfishes that you can snap some wonderful pictures of. Enjoy swimming in the shallow waters and having some Dominican rum. Return to the port of Bayahibe with wonderful memories, where your transport will be waiting for you at around 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 132 reviews

The very friendly guides helped us at all times inside and outside the boats ... good service..good food..the catamaran dancers very nice ... the sailors ... all in general..the drivers of the transfers .. We just need a little more time in Altos de Chavón. Highly recommended the excursion with them

Very good organized excursion! Our guide Benjamin was awesome, fun and informative! The boat trip, natural pool, saona, catamaran trip were awesome! The art village at the end was very nice too! All in all a very successful and unforgettable day! :)

A fantastically beautiful and varied tour. Our tour guide Emilio was very friendly, spoke 20 languages and had a lot of specialist knowledge. The zipline was very action-packed, the monkeys that followed were extremely cute and very approachable.

very nice day very friendly personal an island paradise to eat well and return by great catamaran

El personal fue muy amable, los lugares fueron increibles y la comida estuvo bastante bien.