Welcome to Punta Cana & the Southeast

A Caribbean workhorse of sun and sand, the southeast is synonymous with go-big-or-go-home tourism and carries the weight of the Dominican Republic’s most dramatic beaches and turquoise seas on its deeply tanned shoulders. Sprawling resort developments, some like city-states unto themselves, line much of the beachfront from Punta Cana to Bávaro, offering families, couples and the young and restless alike a... Read More

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Punta Cana & the Southeast activities

$26.25 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Punta Cana International Airport

When arriving at the Punta Cana International Airport , have your transfers all ready to go by booking now! After landing, meet your friendly driver at baggage claim, board a comfortable vehicle, and head to your Punta Cana hotel. Sit back, relax and enjoy the convenience of this stress-free airport transfer service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no better way for you to efficiently get to and from the airport while in Punta Cana!When making a booking for this shared round-trip transfer between the Punta Cana International Airport and your accommodation, you will need to advise your flight details and your Punta Cana-area hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!

$99 Outdoor Activities

Punta Cana River Horseback Riding and Zipline Tour

After hotel pickup in Punta Cana, saddle up with a horse to suit your skill level—from beginner to advanced rider. Then follow your professional guide on a scenic horseback ride along the Anamuya River, whose natural surroundings provide plenty of photo ops. You’ll have the opportunity to pick up speed if you desire, or just walk or trot; your guide will customize the tour to each rider’s comfort and level of experience. The river travels up a mountain path as it winds its way through a tiny village to a beautiful oasis at a cigar plantation. Stop and grab a cold drink from the bar or sample one of the freshly made cigars rolled right in front of you (own expense). Enjoy a chance to mingle with the locals or just take in the peace and quiet before continuing on horseback to the ranch. If you’ve selected an optional upgrade, practice your herding skills on a cattle drive. (See description below for details.)The fun doesn’t end as you disembark from your horse! Get your adrenaline pumping while you soar back across the river on a safe and fun, double-cable zipline. View the breathtaking landscape from a different perspective as professional guides instruct and assist you through every part of your zipline adventure. You can go as many times as you’d like or descend to level ground to relax.After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy an amazing Dominican feast prepared with local recipes, complete with fresh coffee from the ranch. Give your lunch a chance to settle as you work on your tan by the pool or lounge in one of the hammocks. Before return transport to your hotel, take a tour of the ranch and discover the many varieties of plants found here, including cocoa, coffee and vanilla. You’ll observe how cocoa is processed and, of course, enjoy plenty of samples!Optional Upgrade: Horseback ride with a cattle driveAn extension of your ride on the Anamuya River, the cattle drive provides you with the opportunity to help herd cattle or horses the old-fashioned way: on horseback. Practice your cowboy or cowgirl skills as you wrangle the herd along this scenic area. No riding experience is required; your guide shows you everything you need to know for this rare and thrilling experience.

$89 Outdoor Activities

Punta Cana Half-Day Dune Buggy Adventure

After being picked up from your Punta Cana hotel, you'll receive brief safety instructions and rules from your knowledgeable guide. Then, jump inside your dune buggy and get ready to start the adventure of a lifetime! With original VW engines and a 4-speed stick-shift transmission, these vehicles are sure to impress with their speed and agility!The adventure starts as you head out into the Dominican countryside, passing colorful Caribbean houses along the way. Your first stop will be for a real Dominican coffee, ensuring your energy level is high for the rest of your drive!Following the nature path and passing by palm trees and banana plantations, you'll reach an authentic limestone mine. Driving back on a paved road to the villages of La Caiba and Macao, you'll make a stop at a local colmado (grocery store), where you can join local people from the countryside doing their daily shopping. Enjoy snacks and drinks at the colmado then head over to Macao Beach, one of the last natural beaches in the Dominican Republic.Drive along the white sand and enjoy breathtaking views of the beach and ocean. If there's time, you'll stop for a quick dip in the ocean before returning back to Punta Cana! Please note: dune buggies have manual transmissions and operate with a 4-speed stick shift. No training is available and drivers must know how to drive a manual transmission.

$94 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island from Punta Cana

Enjoy a lovely scenic bus ride to the dock where you'll board the catamaran and begin your journey. Spend your 3 hours of leisure on the island lounging on the sand, playing beach games, exploring the island or receiving an introduction to Merengue dancing. Your first stop on the catamaran cruise will be for a cocktail at the amazing 'Natural Pool' lagoon, famous for its abundance of starfish. Continue to Saona Island by speed boat for a barbeque lunch served buffet-style under the shade of palm trees. The rest of the day is up to you - spend a couple hours of leisure on Saona Island swimming, playing volleyball, Merengue dancing or simply relaxing with a drink in hand. On the return sailing voyage you'll be entertained by the musical crew as you enjoy the unlimited open bar.

$89 Outdoor Activities

Dominican Republic Mega Truck Safari

Go where the tour buses cannot as you enter the depths of the island exploring the unspoiled Dominican countryside. Traveling by country safari truck allows you to see the breathtaking landscape while riding on back country roads, crossing rivers,streams and sugar cane fields. Visit small colorful villages and see how the local people live, their typical homes and a Dominican school. Then, take some time to taste the locally brewed Dominican coffee, one of the country's most famous products. Arriving at a riverside location your Dominican buffet lunch awaits, drinks included. Relax and enjoy a swim in the refreshing waters of the river before heading back to your hotel with a whole new perspective on Dominican history and culture.

$94 Outdoor Activities

Punta Cana Zipline Canopy Adventure

Leaving Punta Cana behind, you'll travel through the Dominican Republic's scenic countryside on your way towards Anumaya. Constructed by the same professionals who built a canopy tour in Costa Rica, the original home of rainforest zipline tours, the Dominican Republic zipline park is just as attractive! Upon arrival, you'll be briefed by trained professionals on the how to use the zipline equipment and how to move across the cables. Your safety is the top priority! Then it's time for your adventure to begin! The course is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) long and consists of 10 individual ziplines (11 platforms). Imagine the feeling of racing from platform to platform, with a bird's-eye view of the lush tropical rainforest. Feel like Tarzan as you glide effortlessly through the air around the ancient Taino Mountain. After your tour is over, you'll enjoy fresh fruits and have time to do some souvenir shopping before returning to your Punta Cana hotel.