HIGUEY CITY DAY EXCURSION FROM PUNTA CANA

Higuey City Day Excursion From Bavaro Punta Cana Resorts

Higuey is the Eastern Capital of the Dominican Republic, La Altagracia Province, and the eighth largest city in the Dominican Republic, officially named Salvaleón de Higüey. The urban sections of Higüey are traversed by the Yuma River. A historic native chiefdom by the name of Higüey existed in the easternmost part of Hispaniola at the time of Christopher Columbus’ arrival. The capital of Dominican tourism or the capital of stockbreeding, it is currently one of the cities in the nation with the fastest economic growth.

Are you seeking a really local experience that incorporates historical elements, tropical activities, and wildlife encounters? You should do this quick yet exciting Discover Higüey Tour! It only lasts for approximately three or four hours, yet it is jam-packed with sights worth seeing, also, sensations worth having, and interactions you and your family won’t forget! This personalized trip may accommodate up to 6 individuals if having the private tour.

Visit one of America’s oldest churches and explore the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia on this well-liked Higuey excursion departing from Punta Cana. Experience the beauty of this colonial landscape as you follow your knowledgeable guide around the city’s streets, residential areas, and key landmarks to learn more about the culture, people, and history that make this city unique.

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HIGUEY CITY day EXCURSION – EXPECTATIONS

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You will undoubtedly enjoy your holiday at the magnificent hotel complexes on Punta Cana’s world-class beaches, but you will undoubtedly want to learn about Higuey which is the closest city to Punta Cana. You will want to learn about the culture, folklore, and soul of the Dominican people. We can’t pass up the chance to visit Higuey, the Dominican Republic’s largest livestock-producing city and the one that is most nearby the lovely beach resort of Punta Cana.

We will visit the cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, a cutting-edge Catholic sanctuary situated in the city of Salvaleón de Higüey, in the East of the Dominican Republic, during our half-day cultural excursion that includes a city tour and shopping in Higuey. It is the largest cathedral in the Dominican Republic and one of the busiest churches in the Caribbean. The Virgin of La Altagracia, the Dominican people’s protector, and spiritual mother appeared there in a 1572 shrine that was replaced by the basilica.

Construction on the Basilica started in 1954 and took 17 years to finish. You’ll be in awe of its magnificence and beautiful architecture. The most important historical facets of La Altagracia’s most recent 500-year history will be covered during this trip.

HIGUEY CITY day EXCURSION – ITINERARY AND PRICES

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This half-day cultural and shopping excursion is available all year, and it departs from the lobby of your Punta Cana hotel. A beautiful trip that gives you the chance to interact directly with Dominicans, see the beauty and graceful architecture of the Basilica of Altagracia, visit the Mercado de Higuey (low prices street market), and shop for gifts at a local craft shop for the best deals.

The tour includes:

  • Transportation in air-conditioned buses from the hotels in Punta Cana and Bavaro.
  • Visit the Cathedral of La Altagracia.
  • Visit the Central Park, the San Dionisio Basilica, and the Higuey Market.
  • Visit a shop in the city selling tobacco and handicrafts from the Dominican Republic.

The trip takes about 4 hours to complete from Punta Cana, and prices for the trip usually depend on the season of the year. Normally you will have a private excursion for around $150 per person and around $50 for the bus trip with other people. If you would like to enjoy this experience, please don’t hesitate in contacting us so we can book it for you.

SANTO DOMINGO DAY EXCURSION FROM PUNTA CANA

Santo Domingo Day Excursion From Bavaro Punta Cana Resorts

Santo Domingo is one of the first cities in the New World, with the first cathedral, paved road, university, hospital, stone house, restaurant, and more. Explore the neighborhood streets as you tour the city. The city of Santo Domingo was founded by Bartolome Colon on August 5, 1498, on the eastern bank of the Rio Ozama. Today, the Zona Colonial is a bustling neighborhood that is undergoing a cultural and economic renaissance.

The Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, founded in 1498, is the oldest European settlement in the New World. The entire region was listed as a Patrimony of Humanity by the UNESCO in 1990. The Colonial Zone is home to many of the historically significant Spanish colonial buildings and monuments. However, the area is much more than just an outdoor museum. It is a neighborhood with lots of shops, eateries, coffee shops, and nightclubs. The Zona Colonial is a top-notch tourist destination because of the bustling street life, incredible live musical performances, and beautiful parks and places.

Some of the oldest buildings in the New World may be seen in this wonderful historical area. The Catedral Primada de América, the continent’s first cathedral, and the Alcázar de Colón, the former home of Cristóbal Colón’s son, are the main attractions. Other attractions include the Fortress of Ozama, the oldest fortress in the New World, and the Convent of the Dominicans, the first monastery in the Americas. There are lovely parks and plazas in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. In front of the cathedral, Colon Park is the ideal location for taking a break and people-watching.

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SANTO DOMINGO CITY DAY EXCURSION – EXPECTATIONS

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On this Santo Domingo walking tour, discover the oldest city in the Americas. Follow your local guide on this all-day tour from Punta Cana to see some colonial structures from the fifth century, Las Damas Street, and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first church constructed in the New World. Visit the National Presidential Palace to enjoy breathtaking views of the city’s center and a 4D movie on its past. Included are round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels and lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant. Using a local guide, tour Santo Domingo Take a history tour to travel across time. Included are all admission costs. Enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional Dominican eatery. There is no charge for hotel pickup or drop-off.

Santo Domingo has many beautiful historical monuments, tourist attractions, and natural areas, but choosing which ones to see in a single day requires extensive planning and knowledge of the area. This quick trip takes visitors to a few of the main attractions, including the city of Santo Domingo, the Faro de Colón, and the National Park. After visiting the city’s main attractions, the journey continued to the colonial area for a delicious meal and further tourist attractions.

SANTO DOMINGO CITY DAY EXCURSION – ITINERARY AND PRICES

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The Santo Domingo Day Excursion Trip will have a certain itinerary as follows:

  • Calle Las Damas (Pass By): This is the first street of America
  • Alcazar de Colon: It is the only place where Diego Columbus, Christopher Columbus’s first-born son, has ever lived.
  • Palacio National (Pass By): The structure is located on the grounds of the former Presidential Mansion, which was constructed between 1916 and 1924 while the United States was occupying the country.
  • Theater of Fine Arts (Pass By)
  • Museo De Las Casas Reales: The Dominican Republic’s rich history is explained in detail at this museum, which was first erected in 1508 and is presently located there. Additionally, it keeps a collection of firearms that the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina formerly held.

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  • Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor: When you go into the cathedral, you’ll get a sense of peace. First-time interior viewing is a genuine experience. It has a respectful atmosphere while being quite calm, soothing, and overwhelming. Be careful to note the palm branch-shaped vaulted ceiling that represents the first church’s original roof as you gaze upwards into the skies. The enormous building has a variety of chapels. Stunning stained glass may be seen here.
  • Zona Colonial: is “The Americas'” oldest continuously inhabited city. It is a little village tucked away near Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean’s most picturesque island.
  • Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon) (Pass By): The structure doubles as a museum and a tomb, including items like a Cuban boat and jewels from Colombia. The monument is 680 feet long and made of concrete.

Prices for this Santo Domingo Day Excursion trip are around $80 per person with the bus trip where you will have other people from other hotels with you. If you decide to have a private trip, this one will cost about $300-$350 per person. Besides the transportation and guidance, this trip will include lunch and soft drinks. If you want to book this trip, please don’t hesitate in contacting us below.

DUNE BUGGIES IN PUNTA CANA

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Dune Buggies in Punta Cana is one of the most amazing places where you can be when enjoying all the marvelous things that you can find in Punta Cana. You will be amazed by all the beautiful scenarios that you will be driving through with your buggy.

The Dune Buggies excursion is one of the most popular excursions in Punta Cana – Bavaro. This is going to be an unforgettable half-day adventure that you can enjoy with the whole family after having a year full of work, work, and work to succeed in life. Here, we will drive a Buggy through all the roads of the Punta Cana interiors. This tour will be full of pure adrenaline, fun, a little mud, and water. You will have the opportunity to discover a little bit of what our culture is about.

Here you will tour the paradise landscapes of Bavaro – Punta Cana on board your buggy. You will discover the beautiful and idyllic beaches of Punta Cana. Down here we explain to you what this is all about and will be showing you some greaat pictures of all the routes that you will be taking when you decide to come and visit us.

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how is the dune buggies itinerary in punta cana – bavaro?

Our beautiful excursion will start as soon as we pick you up from the hotel you are staying at in order to head to the Buggy Ranch in Macao. Once there, you will be receiving some instructions for your safety during the trip, your protective helmet, and an explanation so that you get familiarized with the different motors (four-wheels, polaris, and buggies). You will have the chance to know a bit about how your vehicle works for about ten minutes and then the adventure begins.

Do not forget that at the Buggies Ranch we have some good accessories that you may need for the way, like goggles, face handkerchiefs to cover from the dust, phone water protector, etc. Our first stop will be at Macao Beach, where you will have the chance to refresh yourself in the crystal clear waters and, clean off all the mud that you got accumulated during the trip through dirt roads and large mud puddles. Anyways, sometimes they vary the order of the places you visit.

After the beach, we will drive again the dirt tracks, to join the Cacao place at a typical coffee and cocoa ranch, where they will explain to you the whole process of producing the coffee, the cocoa, and the cinnamon. You can taste their products and if you like them, then you can buy them without taxes. It is at this same place where you will meet the indigenous people (mini show).

Back on the road, you finally will arrive at Cueva Taína. This is a cavern with crystal clear waters, where you can take a bath again to clean the mud and then we prepare to finish. After the bath, we return to the place of departure (Buggies Ranch in Macao) and take you back to where they picked you up four hours ago.

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    How much and how do you pay for the dune buggies excursion in punta cana – bavaro?

    Here, in We Love Punta Cana we do not receive payments through our website, and this is because we really care about your credit information. We know sometimes it is hard for someone who doesn’t know you to pay through a website that you don’t know at all.

    To avoid inconveniences, our services are paid for in person as soon as we pick you up at your hotel. This is why we don’t have fixed prices. They can vary depending on the persons in the buggy, the season, the availability, etc. Down here, we are going to give you an average price on the motors that we have, but what we really recommend is to fill out the form that we have at the bottom so that we can tell you the exact price for your selection.

    Remember these are average prices and this can vary. If you fill out the form below, we let you know the exact price at the moment.

    Adults in a double buggy                 $45
    Adults in an individual buggy        $50
    Adults in a four-person buggy       $30
    Adults in double terracross            $70
    Adults in individual terracross      $90

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    Dune buggies in punta cana bavaro

    CATALINA AND SAONA ISLANDS EXCURSION

    Saona and Catalina Island

    Saona and Catalina Islands are the most well-liked and frequently visited excursions in the country. In there we always have visitors who love the natural swimming pool in a quick boat ride and also includes a catamaran tour with views of the hotels surrounding the area so they can take pictures.  Usually, these excursions are done by fast boat, catamaran, or helicopter.

    Both islands experience a consistently steady and dry climate. You may also have a regular or private excursion with VIP treatment that includes activities, music, and a visit to the natural pool with its crystal-clear bottom that is home to colorful tropical fish and untamed waters that are unlike anything you can imagine. The Caribbean Sea borders the coast of the islands, where sometimes you also could do some fishing there.

    During the next paragraphs, I will be explaining all the details for Saona and Catalina, and how you can book for these ones.

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    Expectations from SAONA AND CATALINA ISLANDS

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    On Saona Island, around the Laguna de los Flamencos, there are colorful little huts and a turtle sanctuary. To the east is the Cotubanama cave, where 113 bird species have also been recorded. The Manati is a marine mammal in danger of extinction, and there are also dolphins in the Juanillo and Catuano regions, where there is pre-Columbian rock art.

    Saona is the largest island in the Caribbean may be seen on the country’s map. Buceo and beginner-level snorkeling are also practiced in the area, close to the water.

    On Catalina Island, you will see all the beautiful feasts of hues and landscapes, with lush vegetation, fine sand beaches, and rocky formations like the Cabeza de Morgan that resemble a human face.

    More than 500 plant varieties and 300 bird species may be found in the protected Parque National del Este’s ecological reserve, which is a portion of it.

    ITINERARY AND how much it cost to VISIT SAONA OR CATALINA ISLANDS

    Catalina Island Dominican Republic

    For both, Saona and Catalina Excursion it usually starts at 7:00 am, when your tour guide will meet you in the lobby or another area of the hotel you are staying at. He or she will then cheerfully board the bus that will take you on your excursion, after which you will receive brief instructions about the whole itinerary. Once you arrive at the beach, a quick boat launch with a capacity of 25 people will be waiting for you to drive you to the Island (keep in mind that it is the same process for both Islands).

    In about 15 minutes, we’ll take a little stroll through a naturally occurring pool.  In addition, we will take commemorative photos with the nearby visitors-protected sea stars. After that, we’ll head to the Manglares Refuge.

    We will have a lunch buffet that includes grilled meat and poultry, potato salad, green salad, pasta in marinara sauce, bread, etc. After spending 3 hours and 30 minutes on the island, we will depart the island for a 45-minute total maritime voyage on the high seas on a catamaran with room for 65 people. The voyage will be accompanied by music, dancing, and drinks.

    There are Private and Non-Private Excursions for Saona and Catalina, and both Islands have different prices detailed here.

    Saona Island

    – Non-private: $65.00

    – Private (up to 6 pax): $600.00

    Catalina Island

    – Non-private: $85.00

    – Private (up to 6 pax): $650.00

    In order to book one of these Excursions, either the Saona or the Catalina one, you should fill out the form at the bottom. Some prices may vary according to the season, so, after you fill it out the form we will be contacting you with the exact amount.