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Altos de Chavon

Altos de Chavon: Our most recommended tours and activities

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

1. 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: Catalina Snorkeling & Altos de Chavon Tour

2. 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.

Las Maravillas Cave & Altos de Chavon

3. Las Maravillas Cave & Altos de Chavon

You cannot miss this incredible cultural and educational excursion for the entire family, where we rescue the fascinating history of altos de chavón and our indigenous history inside the cave of wonders, knowing the beautiful history of our indigenous ancestors. in la romana, dominican republic, you will visit altos de chavón, an ancient mediterranean-style villa built on a bluff above the chavón river. we will have lunch at voalá café marché, a chic restaurant run by our renowned dominican chef gabriella reginato, as part of an exclusive tour. you will discover incredible arts in the altos de chavón regional archaeological museum. you will also learn about the famous amphitheater, where different artists have passed, such as frank sinatra. don't hesitate to participate in this incredible cultural experience..

Altos de Chavón and Shopping in La Romana Day Tour

4. Altos de Chavón and Shopping in La Romana Day Tour

Discover the flawless panoramas and rustic beauty of the Dominican Republic on a 5-hour tour of the towns of Altos de Chavón and La Romana. Learn about the local beliefs and customs of an unrivalled Caribbean setting. Following a transfer by comfortable bus at dawn, start your memorable expedition with rugged views set against a secluded backdrop on the eastern coastline of Hispaniola. See where the Caribbean Sea lures the skyline with heavenly turquoise blues and mild rustling waves. Discover an artisan village dangling over the edge of a hill, and marvel as it looks like it has come to a screeching halt just before as it topples over. Altos de Chavón is an architectural marvel; an accurate replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village erected in the Caribbean. Admire its broad terraces with countryside backdrops. Created by the filmmaker Robert Coppa, its cobblestone alleys and country décor are alluring. Learn about the craftsmanship of the town and its stone-paved streets and picturesque buildings. As you stroll, you will be roused by memories of a mythical past, etched by contemporary art. Visit the Regional Archaeological Museum, enriched with pre-Columbian artifacts that illustrate the island’s past. See a wealth of antique objects and archaeological relics. Admire the geodesic dome of the Altos de Chavón amphitheater, the largest outdoor venue in the Dominican Republic. Watch master craftsmen rolling cigars at the world’s largest cigar factory. Be seduced by the aged fragrance of tobacco, before going to Jumbo, the largest superstore in the city, to scour the aisles in search of authentic souvenirs. End with a visit to Columbus Plaza, and purchase artisan handicrafts and locally-made products in the mall.

Catalina Island & Altos de Chavón Full-Day Tour

5. Catalina Island & Altos de Chavón Full-Day Tour

Discover the Best of Catalina Island and Altos de Chavón Begin your day with a journey to the pristine Catalina Island, a hidden gem of the Caribbean. As you step onto the island, you'll be greeted by its untouched beauty, with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters beckoning you to dive in. Experience the thrill of snorkeling amidst vibrant marine life and colorful coral reefs, making memories that will last a lifetime. After soaking in the sun and sea, head to the charming village of Altos de Chavón. As you wander through its cobbled streets, you'll feel transported to a Mediterranean wonderland, right in the heart of the Dominican Republic. Explore the rich history and culture of this artist's village, with its stunning architecture, artisanal shops, and breathtaking views of the Chavón River. Your adventure doesn't end there. Delight in a traditional Dominican lunch, savoring the flavors of the island while enjoying scenic views. Visit the renowned Altos de Chavón School of Design and the Regional Archaeological Museum, where you'll gain insights into the island's rich heritage. As the day winds down, you'll embark on a serene boat ride along the Chavón River, capturing picturesque views and maybe even spotting some local wildlife. The tour concludes with a comfortable ride back to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories and stories to share. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or just looking for a day of relaxation and exploration, this tour offers something for everyone. So, come and experience the magic of Catalina Island and Altos de Chavón, and let the Dominican Republic's charm captivate your heart.

Visit To Altos de Chavón From Punta Cana

6. Visit To Altos de Chavón From Punta Cana

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as we immerse ourselves in the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us! Every step we take fills our hearts with excitement and our eyes with awe-inspiring views. Ascending to the hilltop, the quaint village awaits, nestled by the Chavón River. The panoramic vista of the pristine river and its untouched surroundings will leave you breathless! We'll wander through narrow cobblestone alleys in the captivating village of Altos de Chavón, transporting ourselves through time. The old-looking houses whisper stories of bygone eras, while the church and fountains create a magical ambiance. But that's not all – our destination also unveils a Roman amphitheater, a cultural center, and an archaeological museum! Get ready for an exhilarating experience that will stir your soul. Every corner of this enchanting place is brimming with emotion and discovery. Feel the historic energy coursing through your veins as we explore the wonders of Altos de Chavón together!

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

7. 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.

Altos de Chavon: Mediterranean style + Taino Museum

8. Altos de Chavon: Mediterranean style + Taino Museum

Altos de Chavón is an ancient Mediterranean-style town built above the Chavón River in La Romana, Dominican Republic. It houses a Cultural Center, the National Archaeological Museum and the so-called City of Artists. It also has a notable amphitheater. Its construction began in 1976, when it was necessary to blast a mountain of stone to open a road. Charles Bludhorn, president of an American company, had the idea of using stones to build a 16th century Mediterranean city. The construction was entrusted to the Italian Roberto Coppa, reflecting a medieval Italian city. The Chavón River, over which the city has a magnificent panoramic view, was the setting chosen for the recording of some famous films. Currently, the city receives thousands of daily visits from tourists from Punta Cana. Altos del Chavón has a design school, where we will find Fashion, Graphic and Digital Design, Fine Arts and Illustration. Discover the Taino museum and its relics as well as the Amber and Larimar museum. The amphitheater The Amphitheater is an iconic symbol of Altos de Chavón and Casa de Campo, it is the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater designed by the Italian artist Roberto Copa in 1976 and inaugurated in 1982 with the concert “Concerto para as Américas” (Concerto for the Americas) with Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Heart and Carlos Santana on August 20th of that year. The architects were inspired by Greek culture to build the amphitheater. Dozens of important national and international artists have performed in this amphitheater with a capacity for more than 5,000 people.

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What people are saying about Altos de Chavon

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 327 reviews

I absolutely loved this activity. We had so much fun, the tour guides were full of energy and had us dancing all the way. Saona Island is a must, the water colors are spectacular. Altos de Chavon is so beautiful, it does transport you to a European city, I only wish they had given us a little bit of time to wonder the place on our own as well. I wish I had gotten to see the museum.

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 combination, we were very early in Altos de Chavon so we could take beautiful pictures. Isla Saona was much busier but fantastic to see!

The excursion in general was good, but very little time to see the sites, with hardly any time to take photographs