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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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.


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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.