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Punta Cana: Jungle Safari Zipline, Buggies and Horse Riding

1. Punta Cana: Jungle Safari Zipline, Buggies and Horse Riding

Our Company would pick up the clients at the meeting point "Hotel lobby" or nearby areas first stop would be at the ranch, where the company would give the orientation information to all clients. Then we would divide the clients into different groups, some would go to Zipline, some to horse riding and the rest to ride buggies. Once the excursion is over" at the ranch" we would provide a fruit bowl and something to drink to all the clients. The last stop would be the returning back to the hotel through our mountainous beautiful landscape roads. Included with this package is our plate of the day which consists of a tipico "homestyle" Dominican meal. Options will vary from white rice, beans, peas, friend chicken, pot roast, smoke pork chops and green salad. All food is made on our wood oven kitchen with love.

From Punta Cana: Higüey Guided Safari Tour

2. From Punta Cana: Higüey Guided Safari Tour

Our trucks are equipped with friendly professional tour guide, one bartender and of course the chauffeur . Visit the most important of this city, the city of Higuey, where you will meet the Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, we will walk around the city and will have a panoramic view of the municipal market, plus our special safari trucks take us to a private ranch a ride horses, then we will have a good time swimming in a river of crystalline waters. Then reach our private ranch and have the opportunity to relax, enjoy a delicious typical Dominican lunch. We will also visit a small shop purchase handcrafted gifts and simultaneously observe a demonstration of handmade cigars. Finally we end our tour on the unspoiled beach macao, where you can have fun swimming or using our surfboards or just relax watching the sunset in the Caribbean with a beer or a Cuba-free in his hand.

Punta Cana: Safari Tour Cultural From Punta Cana by Jhoraji

3. Punta Cana: Safari Tour Cultural From Punta Cana by Jhoraji

This tour is a great way to see the traditional side of the Dominican Republic. Many tourists only see the resort side of the country, but this tour shows the country's history and culture. Start your day in Higüey, one of the most popular cities in the country. There you will visit the Basilica and the Dominican Market, where you can get to better understand Dominican culture and society. After lunch it's time to visit Anamuya River, where you will have time to swim, enjoy nature and even slide on a 100 foot natural slide into the river.

Bayahibe: Cotubanama Walk and Chicho Cave Snorkeling Tour

4. Bayahibe: Cotubanama Walk and Chicho Cave Snorkeling Tour

Discover the ethereal way light plays off the strikingly-blue water and reflects off the walls of the Chicho Cave on this guided tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Bayahibe. Explore the underwater world with the included snorkeling gear. Be picked up directly from your hotel in Bayahibe and relax on the transfer in a sports vehicle. Begin a walk on a marked trail in the Cotubanama National Park, admiring brilliant fauna and flora along the way to the cave. Switch on your flashlight and descend into the cave which has a wide entrance. At the bottom of the stairs, cool off in water that is 25°C (77°F). Enjoy the beauty of the place, with its stalactites, stalagmites, and columns. Take a peak below the waves of this freshwater spring that is a sacred spot for the ancient inhabitants of Hispaniola. Once you are refreshed, stroll back through the jungle to the parking spot. Indulge in a an aperitif before returning to your accommodation in Bayahibe.

Punta Cana: Guided Bar Crawl with a Rum Shot and Transfers

5. Punta Cana: Guided Bar Crawl with a Rum Shot and Transfers

✓ Stop 1: Hard Rock Café in Punta A fabulous decoration like the brand itself does it in each of its locations worldwide. This is the perfect first spot to spend a nice time drinking cocktails. ✓ Stop 2: Wacamole This is one of the most famous bars in Punta Cana, located on the main street where nightlife happens - Los Corales. Mexican-style decoration, live music (depending on the day), and delicious snacks like nachos, tacos, and burritos to enjoy with crafted cocktails like Margaritas or Mojitos made with local ingredients like Chinola (passion fruit). Great spot for tequila shots, and taking pictures after! :) ✓ Stop 3: Dominican Corner A traditional Caribbean bar, decorated with handcrafted artwork, fruits, and plants. The perfect spot to try local drinks like Cuba Libre, made with Dominican Rum, or the most loved beer on the Island, President. ✓ Stop 4: La Tribu The indigenous interior design of this bar will create the perfect environment to listen to local music and taste craft cocktails. ✓ Stop 5: Stop Play Located in Plaza Turquesa, this bar will make you feel like you have already arrived at the beach. its decoration includes kayaks, bikes, and surfing tables. Great live music and karaoke nights. They are famous for their frozen cocktails (frappe), seafood snacks, chicken fingers, hot dogs, and hamburgers. This is the last stop on the tour.

Punta Cana: Half Day Safari and Cultural Experience

6. Punta Cana: Half Day Safari and Cultural Experience

Explore the 500-year-old city of Higuey, the capital city of the eastern La Altagracia province of the Dominican Republic. Higuey means Land of the Rising Sun in Arawak and was once controlled by a large Taino Indian kingdom who were eventually decimated by Spanish conquistadors. Visit the Basilica, a Roman Catholic cathedral housing the over 500 years old painting of the Altagracia Virgen brought here by Spanish missionaries. The cathedral's importance was solidified with Pope John Paul II's visit in 1992. Experience this meal in rustic country surroundings, just the way it should be.  Next, head to Macao Beach, which is one of the most sought-after coastlines in Punta Cana. Macao's amber sands and azure waters attract beach goers and surfers alike. Only locals know Macao's value as a prime destination for fresh fish and lazy Sunday afternoons with friends. Now enjoy an hour of free time to wade in the Caribbean Ocean, recline on the beach's soft sands, or people watch while refreshments are served. 

Bayahibe Los Melones - Snorkeling Tour - Go Dive

7. Bayahibe Los Melones - Snorkeling Tour - Go Dive

Snorkeling equipment will be provided on arrival at the dive school. We'll go out to sea for 3 hours of snorkeling at 2 different spots, depending on sea conditions. Lunch will be taken at a beachside restaurant in Bayahibe. In the afternoon, we'll take a 20-minute walk through the jungle to reach the caves. We'll go down with our scuba-lamps to snorkel in this timeless setting. We'll love the stalagtites, stalagmites, columns and transparent water... Then it's back to the diving school, where a final aperitif awaits us.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Island Tour with Lunch

8. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Island Tour with Lunch

This snapshot of Dominican life beyond the Coconut Coast has all the makings for a great day out. A sugarcane plantation, a cigar-rolling demonstration, and a blockbuster beach break are just some of the highlights. But the star turn of the day has got to be lunch in a local family's home. As Ramon, one of our local guides, says, ‘I'm always proud to show off my heritage through our food. Like the island itself, Dominican cuisine has been influenced by Taino, Spanish and African flavors. There's even a hint of the Middle East in some dishes. You'll see, smell and taste a whole new side to our country.' We kick off early, with a trip to Higuey to see the famous Altagracia Basilica – a pilgrimage site because of its miraculous image of Our Lady. Then, make sure to have your camera at the ready as we take a scenic drive through rustic villages, on our way to the next stop – a coconut oil producer. You'll also visit a sugarcane plantation for a rum-tasting session and watch a cigar-rolling demonstration with a master of his craft. After such a busy morning, you'll be ready for your lunch. Greeted by a Dominican family, you'll be welcomed into their home for a feast of typical dishes made with locally sourced produce. You'll also get to see the family's farm and coffee plantation, and taste freshly grown cocoa and fruit. We'll round the day of exploration with some time on Macao beach, where you can relax with a Cuba libre, swim, or enjoy some water sports.

Higuey: Full-Day Tour with River Boat, Lunch, & Voodoo Show

9. Higuey: Full-Day Tour with River Boat, Lunch, & Voodoo Show

Expect to meet plenty of locals and explore inland around the River. Get off the beaten track for a true flavour of Dominican culture and society when you visit a fruit farm, a fishing village and a market. Luis, one of our expert guides, says, ‘Higuey is where most of the local resort staff live, and it's an enriching experience to see daily life in full swing. At the market, you can buy all sorts, from a bottle of rum to a live chicken.' You'll get a real taste for the country straight away with a visit to a plantation. Savour tropical fruits such as papaya and pineapple as well as coffee and cocoa. Up next is Higuey, the provincial capital, where you'll get to poke around for spices in the market and see locals stocking up on fresh produce. You'll also pass by the lamdark modern basilica – an important shrine. Next, we head south through tropical countryside to the little fishing village of Boca de Yuma. After a leisurely lunch of Caribbean dishes prepared with local ingredients, you'll set off on a boat ride on the River Yuma. Afterwards, discover the complicated history of Dominican sugarcane plantations at a ‘batey'. These plantation camps are home to communities of sugarcane-harvesting Haitians. Meet and chat with the community, and then watch as they put on a voodoo show.

Higuey: Dominican Culture Walking Tour with Cathedral Ticket

10. Higuey: Dominican Culture Walking Tour with Cathedral Ticket

✓ Stop 1: Mercado Municipal We will visit Higuey's local food market where you will discover fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats that come directly from the community and farms in the region. Here is where local people normally buy their groceries to cook their food, they also buy groceries in bodegas or big supermarkets but poor people come more often to this local market because they can find fresh food at a fair price. ✓ Stop 2: Discover Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia Located in nearby Higüey and inaugurated in 1971, this is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and cathedral that ranks among the most important religious sites in the Dominican Republic. Inside, you will find striking tapered ceilings and a painting of the Virgin Mary at the altar dating back to the 16th century. ✓ Stop 3: Snack at D'Carlos Empanadas Snack at Carlos Empanadas. We will visit a popular spot that local people visit to grab a snack: Empanadas and juices. Empanadas also called ''pastelitos'', are a traditional Latin food, deep-fried, made of flour, and filled with choices like beef, chicken, vegetables, and cheese paired with sauces. You will also taste freshly squeezed juices from local fruits. Enjoy delicious food for less than $ 4 dollars! (Vegetarian friendly). ✓ Stop 4: Shopping at Multiplaza We visit one of the largest supermarkets in Higüey one option locals have here is to buy groceries. You will be able to bring some souvenirs with you like Dominican rum, fresh coffee, and traditional sweets and snacks. ✓ Stop 5: Lunch at a local restaurant. You will be able to taste the most delicious Dominican flavors like ''La Bandera'', a traditional dish made with rice, beans, and meat. You will also get the chance to try ''Mofongo'', a garlic-flavored fried mashed plantain with pork cracklings. (Lunch is not included in the tour price).

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4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

I really enjoyed the experience! My tour guide Alex and Robin were so kind and answered all of my questions. They took us to many different sites. I recommend doing the longer tour as you get to eat a Dominican lunch which was delicious and visit the beach. We even got to try Dominican rum!!! It’s beautiful seeing the real DR countryside which is more authentic than just staying on the resort. They also pick you up and drop you back off at your hotel. If you want to enjoy life outside of the resort, book with these guys.

Very good experience, we discovered a lot of things about Dominican culture and the city of Higuey: Cigar making, cocoa, coffee, visit of a typical Dominican house, visit around a cathedral in the city of Higuey and visit of the Higuey market. It was a very comprehensive tour with our guides Gabriel and Junior.

great short excursion. BARGAIN in the souvenir shop. up to 30% of the requested amount