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Puerto Plata: City Highlights Tour with Cable Car and Lunch

1. Puerto Plata: City Highlights Tour with Cable Car and Lunch

Explore Puerto Plata on this full version of the city tour! You'll spend with us about 7 hours, discovering the real Dominican Republic. Our guide speaks Polish, English, German, French and Spanish. We will move around in our car, but also climb the Mount Isabel with the cable car ad walk around the colonial city centre and the seaside boulevard Malecon. Experience the ride with cable car, and then enjoy the bird eye view of the coast and the Puerto Plata city. Go for a pleasant walk through the exotic National Park of Isabela Peak. Enjoy the vibrant nature in botanical garden. Then discover the colonial city: Independence Parque with the Saint Philip Cathedral and colourful old wooden houses around it, famous Umbrella Street and Dona Blanca Passage. Try fresh coconut from a street vendor! Have some free time for a cup of dominican coffee or a cold beer. You can find some souvenirs here if you wish. Explore the Saint Philip Fortress along the harbor bay and have a look at the fishing boats on the Malecon seaside boulevard. In the afternoon you'll have a typical dominican lunch: fish or meat with rice and beans. It's called "bandera dominicana" - "dominican flag". If you're vegetarian or vegan we will arrange something different for you. Soft drinks during the meal are included. After the meal you'll visit the factory Macorix House of Rum where you can taste many kinds of rum and sugar cane liquors. It'll make you feel the Caribbean vibes :) Dominican Republic is known as the world's biggest producer of organic cocoa. You'll visit the organic chocolate factory in Puerto Plata where you can taste it. Finally, we can drop by the supermarket for a while, so you can do some dominican shopping: rum, coffee, cacao, etc all in affordable local prices. At the end of the tour you'll be surprised how much can be done on Puerto Plata City Tour :) It'll be a day that will leave you with great memories from Dominican Republic! No time to waste, take it all.

Puerto Plata: Guided Tour with Lunch and Rum Tasting

2. Puerto Plata: Guided Tour with Lunch and Rum Tasting

Travel along the road to the Isabel de Torres Mountain on a guided tour, then head down to the beautiful city of Puerto Plata. Visit Central Park, the cathedral, its beautiful pedestrian streets, Fort San Felipe, and the amphitheater. Take in panoramic ocean views and explore one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Enjoy a roundtrip hotel or port transfer, a delicious lunch, and a rum tasting.

Half Day Private City Tour of Puerto Plata

3. Half Day Private City Tour of Puerto Plata

1. Macorix House of Rum, This stop last about 30 minutes Here we will see how Rum, a major export product in Dominican Republic, is made. Guests get to see first hand how different kinds of rum are made and bottled. 2. Parque Central Independencia, This stop last about 30 minutes Here we will visit the famous central park and old Cathedral of San Felipe built before 1863. The Central Park of Puerto Plata has become a perfect place to fully immerse yourself in Dominican culture and customs, since the park is one of the most lively and fun areas of the city. 3. Del Oro Chocolate Factory, This stop last about 30 minutes Here we will see how chocolate is made from the cacao tree all the way to the final product of delicious sweet chocolate. Guests also get to taste all the different forms of chocolate, the fruit, the dried seed, the butter, and finally the different kinds of chocolate. 4. Fortaleza San Felipe, This stop last about 30 minutes Built in 1577 this old fort was the location where the first colonizers to the Dominican Republic imprisoned many fighters for independence of the DR. 5. Mount Isabel de Torres, This stop last about 1 hour 30 minutes Here you will ride a cable car up the Dominican Republic's 20th highest peak. You will see the beautiful silver coastline of Puerto Plata and at the top of the mountain be able to explore botanical gardens, scenic backdrops, and the famous statue of Jesus with arms open wide. 6. Paseo de Dona Blanca, This stop last about 20 minutes Paseo Dona Blanca in Puerto Plata is a unique alleyway created to commemorate the arrival of Mrs. Bianca Franceschini, a pioneer in the development of the early tourism industry in Puerto Plata at the end of the 18th century. This Victorian style alley is painted entirely in pink, including walls, flooring, decorative elements, benches and flowers; a great backdrop for photography that now attracts weddings, birthday and other photo shoots. 7. Umbrella Street, This stop last about 20 minutes Paseo Dona Blanca in Puerto Plata is a unique alleyway created to commemorate the arrival of Mrs. Bianca Franceschini, a pioneer in the development of the early tourism industry in Puerto Plata at the end of the 18th century. This Victorian style alley is painted entirely in pink, including walls, flooring, decorative elements, benches and flowers; a great backdrop for photography that now attracts weddings, birthday and other photo shoots. 8. Dominican Amber Museum, This stop last about 20 minutes The Dominican Amber Museum is located in the center of the city of Puerto Plata, in a Victorian-style house, where it has on display on several floors some of the most impressive stones of Dominican amber, including samples containing animal fossils.

Guided Scooter Tour

4. Guided Scooter Tour

Highlights of the trip include a visit to a rum factory, ocean views at San Felipe Fortress, a chocolate-making factory and much more. The adventure ends at the beach where you can go for a swim and stay there as long as you please. This is a typical itinerary for this product, not in the same order. Duration is 4:30 hours. Stop At: Macorix House of Rum, Calle Avenida Francisco Alberto Caamano. Learn the history of rum making on the island. Sample 8 different varieties of rum. Stop At: Independence Park, C. Beller. Puerto Plata Central Park has become the most popular meeting place in Puerto Plata. This beautiful park is also known as Independence Square. This park is a national symbol due to its history. Stop At: Fortaleza San Felipe, Calle Avenida General Gregorio Luperon. Fortaleza San Felipe is a historic Spanish fortress. Is also known as El Morro de San Felipe and was used to protect the City of Puerto Plata from pirates and corsairs. Stop At: Umbrella Street, Calle San Felipe. Umbrella Street is a colorful pedestrian only street with several touristy establishments. This outdoor area is decorated with their signature vibrant umbrellas. Once you've snapped some photos you can explore a coffee shop or check out the chocolate or tobacco museum. Stop At: Paseo de Dona Blanca, Calle Beller No. 30. Paseo Doña Blanca: This is an alley painted entirely pink with Victorian architectural details. Stop At: Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store, C/12 De Julio A. Esq. Separacion # 41. Fifi Jewelry Amber Museum is one of the most visited places in Puerto Plata. Inside, it hosts one of the biggest resin exhibitions in the Dominican Republic. The country has the most important amber deposits in the world; moreover, blue, green or warm honey colors are unique from this area due to its volcanic activity. Here, you can discover the history of this vegetal-origin precious stone. The most well known stones exhibited at this museum is a 40cm lizard conserved inside a piece of amber. This resin can hold prehistoric fossils of plants and little animals due to its sticky nature. Turning the stone into a subject of study. It is said that Steven Spielberg was inspired by this museum when he was working on his famous film Jurassic Park. Stop At: Del Oro Chocolate Factory. Del Oro Chocolate Factory is a great place to visit in Puerto Plata. The factory produces organic Dominican cocoa chocolate and is a great place to satisfy your sweet tooth. As you taste the various chocolates, you will also discover how the different machines are used to make the chocolate. The Del Oro Chocolate Factory Tour begins with a short film about the chocolate-making process, followed by a chocolate tasting at the end of the tour. Stop At: Catedral San Felipe, Calle Jose Del Carmen Ariza. This modern Victorian cathedral is a sight to see. The high ceilings, strained windows and beautiful architecture make this an interesting stop to explore.

VIP Puerto Plata city tour private and customizable.

5. VIP Puerto Plata city tour private and customizable.

You will stay entertained with Dominican history, national drinks and a delicious typical lunch included, visit the San Felipe fort built in 1577 to protect the port from pirates, visit a cigar factory, an amber and larimar museum where you can acquire information about these ancient stones. You will have the opportunity to see the street of the umbrellas and the famous pink street in honor of Doña Blanca, the street of the chichiguas, a visit to the national market to see and enjoy the daily life of the locals. You will also visit the central park surrounded by the Victorian houses and the San Felipe cathedral founded in 1502. In addition to the souvenir place for gifts and to remember your visit, a last stop on the beach to remind you allows us to immerse you in the beautiful colors of our city .

Puerto Plata City Tour to Amber Cove & Taino Bay

6. Puerto Plata City Tour to Amber Cove & Taino Bay

Visit the island’s most famous, rum factory, cigar factory, central park, boulevard, umbrella street, pink street, Dominican Republic Take in sweeping views of the ocean and step back in time the See how chocolate is made at one of the island’s chocolate factories you will be love it this beautiful experience and meeting the city with our excellent spoken English tour guide. Stop At: Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic With our Puerto Plata City Tours amber cove where you can make beautiful pictures of the city . Let's take a look at the factory of Ron Mocoris there you can taste the different kind and flavor: we have the Chocolate factory, we can see the Cental Park and its history, , the Cathedral, the factory of cigar . Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Macorix House of Rum, Calle Avenida Francisco Alberto Caamano, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic We will stop to Taste rum and the tour Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Parque Central Independencia, C. Beller, Puerto Plata 15700 Dominican Republic We stop see the park and see the history Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Fortaleza San Felipe, Calle Avenida General Gregorio Luperon, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic We will take photos outside Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Fifi Jewelry And Cigar Store, C/12 De Julio A. Esq. Separacion # 41, Puerto Plata 1809 Dominican Republic We will stop see larimar and amber Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic We will stop to see how chocolate is prepare Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic Umbrella street we will stop Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Umbrella Street, Calle San Felipe, Puerto Plata 57101 Dominican Republic Nice place for take picture umbrella street is a street with a lot umbrella tourist attractions the visitors can enjoy this a quick stop for some beautiful pictures.

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The private tour was great! We saw so many highlights in one day as we didn’t have to hang around and wait for a lot of people at each place. And Antonio called ahead to the different attractions to determine which order to see them, based an where the tour buses from the cruise ships were. The only snafu was a mix up of where to meet up after we stopped for a beverage break. My partner and I ended up waiting on a street corner for more than half an hour before we were able to reconnect with our guide. Everything else went as planned and we appreciated that we were picked up and dropped off at our airbnb.

Well organized, transportation in the van was air-conditioned and comfortable. Light snacks and bottled water were provided and the guide spoke very English very well. We visited 10 places and finished by having lunch at a restaurant that served a great lunch. Luckily our group was very small, myself and another couple, so our guide was able to give us plenty of attention.

In such a short time we were able to see all the most beautiful sights, including the cable car and souvenirs, the weather was excellent, our guide was very nice and patient..Keep it up...LG MSC Poesia passengers from Germany

On the whole everything was great (side railway ride, botanical garden, chocolate factory, Macroix factory and many small sights)

Everything was very good! Our guide adapted to our group while respecting the schedule. We had a wonderful day!