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From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

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12 reviews

Activity provider: Tours S y S

From Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Tours S y S

From US$ 95 per person

Explore the capital of the Dominican Republic and one of the Caribbean's oldest cities on this 9.5-hour guided tour of Santo Domingo.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Los Tres Ojos National Park and marvel at its lakes
  • Take a panoramic view of the Colombus Light House
  • Explore Diego Colon Alcazar and the First Cathedral of the Americas
  • Soak in a panoramic view of the Presidential Palace
  • Take a stroll through the boardwalk and admire the Caribbean Sea
Full description
Join a full-day experience leaving from Bávaro and Bayahibe through the new Autovía del Este. Walk in the cobblestoned historic core of Santo Domingo and visit the cathedral. Observe iconic spots like the Alcázar de Colón Palace, National Pantheon, and Los Tres Ojos. After arriving in Santo Domingo, head to your first stop, the open-air limestone cave and lakes of Los Tres Ojos. Continue the tour until you reach the Colón Lighthouse. Listen to its history and take photos of the view around you. Stroll around the coffee-lined Plaza de España and Colonial Zone. See the Alcázar de Colón palace, now one of the city’s many museums, displaying medieval and Renaissance art. Learn about the past and present of the oldest city in the Americas. Stop for a buffet lunch in a restaurant in the Colonial Zone. Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas. Move on to the first street, Calle de Las Damas, and other colonial monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Take in a panoramic view of the modern city, residential areas, and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy free time to take a walk around El Conde where you can see old buildings or go shopping.
Includes
  • Transfer from Punta Cana and Bayahibe
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Wifi onboard
  • Guide approved by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Tickets to Los Tres Ojos
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with vertigo
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • In line with the dress code of the cathedral and the National Pantheon, please cover your shoulders and knees
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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Until we drove from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo, it took a good 1.5 hours with waiting. We definitely saw the most important sights, the guide was also very friendly and was able to give a lot of background information. During the tour we sat on the bus a lot and didn't have much time at the individual stops. In hindsight I would book a private tour as the size of about 25 people was already big. The tour didn't last 9.5 hours, but 12 hours.

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July 29, 2022

Generally speaking it was a fun and well organized day. The guide was friendly, well informed and he spoke Spanish, English and German fluently. The stop at the "market" (classic sales stop) at the end was very unnecessary though. After the stop we got some free time to go for a drink. The guide could just as well have told us to go for a drink straight away. Instead he let the whole group wait at the souvenir shop even though most of us weren't interested in buying anything. All in all, a good and fun day though with a lot of interesting stops and interesting information provided by the guide.

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June 11, 2022

Raul, our guide and driver, was exceptional. Santo Domingo is a beautiful town

November 7, 2021

Product ID: 400186