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 day excursion

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 day excursion from punta cana

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.