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Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

From US$ 77 per person

Embark on an all-inclusive guided tour of Saona Island. Learn about the culture and history of the Dominican Republic and admire the artisanal handcrafts at the replica village of Altos de Chavón.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel (depending on hotel policy).


  • Explore the popular national park on Saona Island
  • Fall in love with the stone art town of Altos de Chavón
  • Sail across the Caribbean waters aboard a catamaran
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to the East National park
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad, and typical Dominican fare)
  • Unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks (open bar)
  • 30 to 40-minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool
  • 3 hours at Saona Island
  • DVD, photos, or souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sandals
  • Cash
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • A vegetarian option is available for lunch. Please advise on booking
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The minimum drinking age is 18 years old
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • DVD, photos, or souvenirs are not included in the ticket
  • Gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 294 reviews

Review summary

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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

November 6, 2021

Outward journey with a speedboat with a stop on the large sandbank. A dreamy place for photos. On Saona you have the perfect Caribbean motifs. Unfortunately very crowded, but the water without algae. Return on a catamaran and party on board. All the time there are drinks (soft drinks, water and rum) Food on Saona is ok. Only the journey by coach from Punta Cana takes almost 2 hours to the port. The most important thing on this excursion is sun protection!

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October 13, 2021

The experience was very good, well organized. Saona Island is really worth a visit. We stayed at the hotel catalonia bávaro and we were the only ones where the transport took place at the security gate, all other transports were at the hotel door which I thought was unfair, because I paid the same as the others.

October 2, 2021

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