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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.

Guided Scooter Tour

2. 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.

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4.9
(10 reviews)

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.

Great city tour, visits to the rum and chocolate factory very interesting. Beautiful natural park. Traditional food at its best and shopping and advice great. Very nice occasion.

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!

A fabulous day with an incredibly knowledgeable guide, Diana. Loved all the stops including a delicious lunch.