1. Dominican Republic
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  3. Punta Cana
  4. Bavaro

From Punta Cana: VIP Full-Day Tour to Hispaniola Island

Product ID: 28686
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Discover one of the great treasures of the Dominican Republic on a 10-hour tour of Hispaniola Island, and follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus. Visit the artists village of Altos de Chavon, and enjoy a lobster lunch on the Chavon River.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French

Pickup included

Pick-up from the reception of your hotel in Punta Cana and Bavaro Area, unless another meeting point is specified

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  • Explore the island of Hispaniola, claimed by Columbus on his 1st voyage in 1492
  • Watch master craftsmen rolling cigars, and find authentic handicrafts
  • Go to the artists village of Altos de Chavón and experience the bohemian way of life
  • Enjoy a grilled lobster lunch on the Chavón River
  • See rare Taino relics at the Regional Archeological Museum
  • Make a pilgrimage to the Higüey Basilica shrine
  • Experience the tropical landscape from a riverboat
  • Discover a replica Roman amphitheater at Altos de Chavón
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Explore one of the scenic jewels of the Caribbean on a full-day tour of Hispaniola Island from Punta Cana.

Journey across enthralling rural landscapes as an experienced guide shows you every nook and cranny of the humble land and its people. Go to the city of La Romana, one of the most popular resort towns of the Dominican Republic. Learn about Dominican culture, including its love of baseball. Visit the Francisco A. Micheli Stadium, home to the Toros del Este. Delve into the history of legendary Dominican players who have made it to the Major League.

Then, watch master craftsmen rolling a cigar at Tabacalera de García, the world’s largest cigar factory. Continue to an artisan village to experience the bona fide bohemian lifestyle of the island. Discover why La Romana flourished, and why Altos de Chavón enjoys such prosperity today. Walk through lush tropical gardens, and see a replica of a Roman-style amphitheater.

Explore Taino archeological finds at the Regional Archeological Museum. Then, shop for genuine handicrafts at one of the picturesque gift shops along the path. Next, board a riverboat and glide down the Chavón River. Marvel at the dazzling panoramas of a tropical paradise as you devour a delicious grilled lobster lunch. Feel the warmth of the tropical sun caress your skin as the waves drift to the cadence of merengue.

End with a spiritual pilgrimage to the shrine at Higüey Basilica, where Dominicans come to worship their Patron Saint, the Virgin of Altagracias.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water
  • Grilled lobster lunch, fresh seafood salad (1.5-2 pound grilled Caribbean lobster, served with rice and vegetables, fruits, and coffee. A chicken breast option with rice and vegetables is available to anyone that doesn't eat lobster)
  • Soft drinks, beer, rum, and wine at lunch

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Important information
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• Please wear comfortable clothes and bring sunscreen, your camera, and extra money for tips and souvenirs
• This tour is not recommended for guests with reduced mobility, the disabled, or pregnant woman due to uneven terrain

From US$ 135 per person

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Product ID: 28686