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$55.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half Day or Full Day Supreme Safari Tour from Punta Cana

We have 2 options for you: Full Day Tour: In this tour, you will visit a rural school and learn about the Dominican educational system. Then we go to the most important city in the East of the Dominican Republic, Higuey, to visit the basilica of the lady of La Altagracia (Catholic church). After, the special safari truck takes you to a private ranch for horseback riding and a good chance to swim in a crystal clear water river. Next you'll have a chance to visit a coconut oil factory and enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch on private countryside ranch. Then you will see a cigar rolling demo and have time to buy local souvenirs. Finally you'll end the day in a beautiful secluded beach call Macao where you will have fun boogie boarding or just relaxing with the Caribbean sunshine on your face and a rum and coke in your hand. Half Day Tour: In this tour, discover mountains and rivers, visit sugar cane fields, coffee and cocoa plantations, taste tropical fruits just picked from the trees, taste coffee and chocolate natural made and also enjoy a mamajuana drink. Visit a country side home and see how the local people live. Visit a rural school and learn about the Dominican educational system. Then the tour will go to the most important city in the east of the Dominican Republic,  You'll get to see a cigar rolling demo and have time to buy local souvenirs.

$49.04 Day Trips & Excursions

Half Day Safari Tour of Punta Cana

First, the tour will visit the Higuey town with an amazing view of the baseball park, public hospital, town market, and central park. You'll visit the Basilica Cathedral Monument and The San Dionisio Church, which is 500 years old. Then, the tour will go ahead through the forest and discover the culture and life in the countryside. Here you'll enjoy a drink of freshly made coffee and see how cocoa and coffee are processed, along with how to roll cigars. At this point, you will pass by the local schools and villages and see friendly Dominicans smiling and waving. See coffee and chocolate growing on trees as you walk through a plantation and shop for local products. This is a great shopping opportunity with so much to see, do and discover in just half a day. Hotel pick up and drop off in an air conditioned vehicle is included in this tour, as well as a professional guide. Soft drinks and water will also be provided.

$80 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Safari Tour from Punta Cana

After pickup from your Punta Cana hotel you will leave the city and travel towards Higuey, the largest city in the Dominican Republic's eastern region. The excursion makes a stop at a local school where the safari team sponsors a community project that benefits several villages with basic education. Leaving Higuey, you will take a turn towards the Cordillera Oriental Mountain Range, averaging some 900 feet above sea level, before heading deep into the Dominican countryside. The safari truck then passes by two rural ranches where you'll learn about and taste several genuine Dominican products: cocoa, coffee, tobacco, and mamajuana (widely considered a natural aphrodisiac).

$60 Tours & Sightseeing

Higuey Half Day City Tour

Come along with us to discover the closest city from Punta Cana - Higuey! The tour starts by taking an air conditioned bus or van from your hotel lobby. The expert tour guides will take you through the ancient, historic city of Higuey. Once there, we will visit San Dionicio Church, which is over 500 years old and built in 1512. We will also visit the Basilica of La Altagracia, built in the 1950's, and has been visited by people from all over the world. We will also take a shopping stop at a local handcraft gift shop. Right after, we will head to the countryside to visit a typical house, where you will have the opportunity to see the coffee and cocoa plantations. You will also learn the process to prepare them and taste local coffee, chocolate and exotic tropical fruits. Not lunch is included in this tour. Sleeves and long pants or skirts are mandatory to enter the cathedral.

$75 Outdoor Activities

Higuey Basilica, Altagracia, Marketplace Tour from Punta Cana

First, head to the Higüey Basilica. Devotees from every corner of the country flock this awe-inspiring shrine. As the Dominican Republic’s largest religious monument, it covers a massive area. As a distinctive structure in the shape of a Latin cross, this is a masterpiece of French architects. Visitors are led in through a somber bronze entryway plated in 24-kt. gold.On his second visit to the country, Pope John Paul II crowned an image of Virgin of Altagracia, a remarkable gilded silver diadem. A lofty bell tower guarding 45 bronze carillons are pleasing visual stimuli for the passerbys, engulfing them in a celestial aura. Despite your religious beliefs, this sacred place radiates a sensation of peace and tranquility. This part of the tour leads you across Main Street, come eye to eye with its many monuments, restaurants and street vendors. Mingle with ordinary citizens and experience firsthand the peculiarities of everyday life and the quirks of their culture. It is a motley of color, culture and flavor.The Cross of Forgiveness is located in an area of the park adjourning the church, where the customs of the people of Higüey are deeply-rooted. The sanctuary holds invaluable jewelry, a novelty piece for the prying eyes of those who visit. A gorgeous silver frame with the image of the Virgin of Altagracia can be seen, highlighted by precious stone incrustations underlined by an eloquent emerald bounded by crystals property of Saint Pius X.Next on the itinerary, you will disperse in the area neighboring the Higüey Marketplace. Astray among the hustle bustle of busy streets and continual seesawing of cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles, you will appreciate the day to day occurrences of rural life. Get caught up in the beliefs and customs of their people. Learn how master craftsmen manufacture cigars by hand. Discover how tobacco has, for centuries, remained a staple of the Dominican economy, traditionally used in the making of the world’s best cigars. Take a look at their inventory, harnessing the opportunity of purchasing renowned brands, at unheard of prices. During this tour you may also purchase the best Dominican rum and visit quaint kiosks where the most distinctive and chic samples of local craftsmanship and costume jewelry are on display.

$79.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Safari Tour Full Day From Punta Cana

Discover the Dominican Republic its people, its culture and the way of life. This exciting safari will take you to know the life in the Dominican countryside and the urban zone to know its culture and its people aboard a safari truck. Our super large safari trucks, well prepared for your safety and comfort, equipped with a friendly professional Tour Guide and free on board bar. We will go through mountains and rivers, visit the plantations of sugar cane, coffee and cocoa, have a cup of coffee and chocolate made naturally in the mountain, and at the same time a toast of MAMAJUANA, we will also try different types of seasonal tropical fruit taken from The trees. We will visit a typical country house to see how people live in the countryside. We will also visit a Rural School and know about the Dominican educational system, then we will go to the most important city of the east, the city of Higüey to visit the Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, we will take a walk around the city and we will have a panoramic view of the market Municipal, from there we set off on our trucks to a private ranch to take a horse ride, swim in a crystal clear river, enjoy a rich Dominican lunch, visit a small shop to buy handmade gifts and watch the process of making Handmade cigars. Finally we finished our excursion on the virgin beach of MACAO, where you can have fun swimming or using our surfboards or just relax in the view of the caribbean sun with a beer or a free bowl in your hand this is one of the top things to do in punta cana. An Adventure you can not miss !!