Amber Cove cruise ship passengers, eat, drink and be merry... very merry on our All Inclusive Puerto Plata City Tour, a 5 hour glimpse into Dominican life. From the time we pick you up in an air conditioned bus at Amber Cove until we return you to port, friendly and knowledgeable guides will keep you entertained with Dominican history, folklore, great food, lots of local rum drinks and more!
After meeting your guides outside the Amber Cove Cruise Terminal, you will board an air-conditioned vehicle for the 15 minute ride to the first stop: Puerto Plata’s spectacular Teleferico (the only cable car in the Caribbean). It reveals incredibly panoramic ocean and city views as you ascend to the summit of Mount Isabel, extremely high above sea level. At the top of the mountain you’ll find beautiful tropical gardens and a statue of Christ (a smaller replica of the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and of course, the breathtaking views of Puerto Plata and the Atlantic ocean. Duration in this spot is approximately 90 minutes.After riding the cable car back down the mountain we board back on the bus and head to Macorix House of Rum! Here you'll learn the history of rum on the island, tour the plant and of course... sample all of their delicious rum products! Ask for seconds of your favorite! If there is time we make a quick stop at Fortaleza San Felipe, an authentic and historic Spanish fortress, also known as El Morro de San Felipe, that was built in 1577 to protect the city of Puerto Plata from pirates and corsairs! The Dominican Republic was an integral stop on the Spanish Main and was terrorized by many notorious pirates for years, including the famous British pirate Henry Morgan.From the fort we'll take a short drive down the beautiful Malecon (Ocean Drive) to a vibrant courtyard cafe for lunch. When you book this tour, we’ll provide you with the menu ahead of time so we can order your meal and drink selections. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is simply relaxed and charming!After lunch we’ll board the bus for a short ride to Puerto Plata's town square, where we'll stop for a quick look at the Victorian architecture and then walk down the street to Espigon Cigars, an authentic cigar factory and humidor. Here, you’ll learn about the history of tobacco on the island, roll your own cigar and sample the famous local rum and mamajuana!But we're not done yet! In the Dominican Republic, music is as important as the air we breathe and no visit to the island is complete until you've danced! Local "taxi” dancers will first dance for you and then, teach you a few basic steps and you'll "fiesta and bachata like a Dominican with Dominicans" until it’s time to return to the ship!