If you are looking for a taste of the tropics, search no further than Punta Cana. You'll find yourself surrounded by sun, sand, and sea on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Let Expedia help you to plan your Punta Cana tours, ensuring that you get the most this paradise has to offer.…
Top 49 Things to do in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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- Culinary Experiences (1)
- Day Cruises & Water Activities (20)
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- Restaurants & Nightlife (3)
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After a convenient pickup from your hotel, meet your guide and go over a brief orientation to your 4x4 vehicle. Hop on and set off for a day of adventuring in Punta Cana. First you ride through scenic, private property to an unspoiled beach that is simply stunning.
Then, get the chance to visit the most beautiful ecological reserve in the Caribbean where you can swim in the crystal-clear water of the lagoons. After you finish your off-road ride, go to the marina where you get on board a brand new catamaran aptly named Caribbean Sea.
Stop for a delicious meal at Playa Blanca Restaurant and enjoy free time on one of the beautiful beaches. Back aboard the catamaran, take in the amazing landscape, stopping at the natural pool where you could swim. Dry off and relax as you are taken back ashore, then to your hotel. Read More close
Start your day with convenient transportation from your hotel, riding to a nearby marina where you can climb aboard a spacious and comfortable sailing catamaran. Grab a seat as the crew throws off the mooring lines and you drift out into the Caribbean.
When you reach a nearby reef, tie up and don snorkel gear before diving into the crystal clear water. Spend some time exploring this incredible underwater world, spotting the bright colors of darting fish as they pop in and out of thriving coral reefs.
Take a break back on the boat, where music and refreshing drinks are waiting to recharge you after an active swim. Lounge in the sun, snap photos of friends and family, or simply chat with fellow guests before you head back to shore to wrap up your excursion with a delicious lunch featuring fresh-caught lobster and mouthwatering steak. Read More close
Start your day with convenient pickup at your Punta Cana hotel, setting off on a drive around the coast. At a nearby farm, get matched up with a mellow horse and enjoy a thrilling ride through open fields before visiting a sugar cane plantation where oxen are still used to extract sugar used for rum.
Recharge as you're led into a typical Dominican home for a tasty array of fresh fruit and delicious coffee sure to warm up your appetite for a buffet-style lunch at a nearby ranch. After your scrumptious meal, find out how renowned Dominican cigars are made at a local rolling factory and then wind your day to a close on the golden sands of Playa Macao. Go for a swim, lounge on the beach, or stroll the shore for seashells before grabbing a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Get picked up directly outside your Punta Cana hotel and head to the waterfront near Bavaro to begin your excursion. Start by climbing into the driver's seat of a sleek speedboat, buckling up your life jacket before you blast off into the Caribbean. Spend some time carving through the water on this adrenaline-fueled craft and then head back to the dock.
Switch from speedboat to a spacious powerboat as you head out to a nearby reef for a thrilling SNUBA adventure. Combining the capability of scuba diving with the ease of snorkeling, this hybrid apparatus is perfect for water lovers of all experience levels and allows you a deeper look at the area's underwater life.
When you need a break, hop back on board for some tasty snacks and refreshing beverages perfect to refuel you for a bit more swimming before you head back to shore and grab waiting transportation back to your hotel. Read More close
Your day starts with a ride from your hotel to a ranch near Punta Cana, where you get some health and safety information before you board your vehicle. Get your helmet and seat belt fitted, and then the fun begins.
Ride out to an organic co-op farm, where you can learn about—and taste—a bit of local produce, such as coconut oil, tobacco, rum, coffee, chocolate, or chocolate tea. Your second stop is at an indigenous cave that features a natural cenote with a crystal-clear freshwater spring, where you can take a rejuvenating swim.
Afterward, your journey continues to the spectacular Macao Beach, where you have time to swim and relax before returning to the ranch.
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As a new pirate recruit, interact with the crew and participate in a pirate training session to get ready for your adventure. Once you pass the test, climb aboard the Hispaniola and set sail from the pirate village of Tortuga toward the secret hideout on Shark Island. It is rumored that the map to the largest treasure this land has even seen is hidden there, and your captain is determined to get his hands on it.
Watch as your crew battles it out with unfriendly pirates as the struggle for the map continues. After the skirmish, celebrate with a Caribbean feast while your ship glides into the sunset. Don't worry about becoming lost at sea, as your captain drops you back on the mainland before continuing his search for sunken treasure. Read More close
The 40 pages of included content, discounts, and information give you everything you need to find the right golf course, and the included booking service can help you reserve your tee time with ease. Your book lets you visit each resort up to 3 times, or you can use a single book with a group of 3 to get a huge discount on your outing.
Available courses and locations include:
- Punta Espada, Dominican Republic
- The Lucayan and Sandals Emerald Reef, Bahamas
- Cinnamon Hill and Beaches Boscobel, Jamaica
- Temenos Golf Club, Anguilla
- Tierra del Sol, Aruba
- Riddels Bay, Bermuda
- Dorado Del Mar, Puerto Rico
- Carambola, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
- Blue Bay, Curacao
- Sandals La Toc, St. Lucia Read More close
Set sail on the high seas aboard the might pirate ship Hispaniola. As soon as you're on the water, receive pirate training—including pillagin' and plunderin'—and learn how to use your snorkeling gear. The first stop on the treasure map is a pristine natural reef, where you swim among colorful fish and coral formations.
Back on board, partake in fresh fruits and non-alcoholic beverages before reaching Shark Island. On the island, follow the treasure map to swim with sharks and hang out with stingrays, with expert supervision and guidance making this one of the safest stingray interaction programs in the world.
Back on the beach, battle breaks out, and soon blades are clashing. Explosive effects and breathtaking stunts bring the swashbuckling world of pirates to life. Once the fighting has ended, share in the glory of the victor and honor the new recruits with raucous Caribbean dancing. Read More close
After convenient pickup from your Punta Cana hotel, embark on a full-day tour of Higüey and Punta Cana. Over the course of the day, hear intriguing tales about local history and learn about cultural influences, the educational system, and of course, local residents. Visit a public school, the Voodoo House Museum, and a tobacco-making store.
In Higüey, admire the Basilica of La Altagracia, the public market, and government buildings. The most exciting stop brings you to the Uvero Alto Beach. Here, admire fine bronze-colored sand and reef-protected calm waters as you enjoy lunch on the beach. Then go horseback riding before the drive back to your hotel in Punta Cana. Read More close
Enjoy a majestic cruise along the coast, put your mask on, and snorkel at the amazing reef of a natural sanctuary, Cabeza de Toro. Marvel at sharks and stingrays as you swim with these majestic creatures. Next, take a refreshing dip at the natural pool where you can relax in crystal-clear and shallow waters as the crew spoils you in one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.
After your adventure with sea life, you still have a chance for more fun and dancing on the catamaran while you sail back to base. Admire the view as you cruise along the magnificent Bavaro Beach coast, with its beautiful turquoise waters and dancing palm trees on the shore. As your cruise ends, enjoy a convenient ride back to your Punta Cana hotel. Read More close
Start your adventure with a vigorous hike up the slopes of El Farallon Cliff. Once you reach the top of the cliff, follow your guide along the spectacular grounds and a pristine jungle trail. Enjoy the indigenous plant life, local flora and fauna, and the natural medicines found here—still used today by natural healers throughout the island.
At the conclusion of your 25-minute hike, you reach the mouth of the cave. Descend down the eco-friendly staircase to explore the vast underground network of chambers and tunnels. Exit through a different end of the cave to meet the same trail you ventured in on and follow it back to your starting point.
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Enjoy a night of dancing and entertainment as professional dancers, performers, singers, and trapeze artists take the stage to deliver an unforgettable experience. As the night continues, you are entertained by shows that recreate performances by artists like Pitbull, Michael Jackson, Queen, and Madonna. You can also see scenes from some of your favorite movies, including Tron, Moulin Rouge, and Spiderman. With 10 shows throughout the night, you will not have a boring moment.
At Coco Bongo, revel in a high-voltage environment of one-of-a-kind entertainment, pulse-pumping music, nonstop dancing in a sea of balloons and confetti—all while being taken care of by an amazing and attentive staff who keep your glass full with an unlimited number of drinks.
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Cruise out to sea on a comfortable boat for a deep sea fishing adventure on the cobalt waves of the Atlantic Ocean. As you board the ship, feel at ease knowing that the captain and crew have years of combined fishing experience in the Caribbean waters. Let your captain take you to local hot spots, as well as a few sacred and secret fishing locations.
Enjoy the coastal scenery from the sun-soaked deck as you drop your line and get ready to hook, fight, and land the trophy fish swimming beneath the surface. You can encounter everything from elegant sailfish to brilliantly hued mahi mahi and spear-nosed blue marlin.
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Cruise out to sea on a comfortable, private boat for a deep sea fishing adventure on the cobalt waves of the Atlantic Ocean. As you board, feel at ease knowing that the captain and crew have years of combined fishing experience in the Caribbean waters.
Enjoy the coastal scenery from the sun-soaked deck as you drop your line and get ready to hook, fight, and land the trophy fish swimming beneath the surface. Catch anything from elegant sailfish to brilliantly hued mahi mahi and spear-nosed blue marlin. Read More close
Enter the prehistoric world of Jurassic Park, where more than 40 animatronic dinosaurs can been seen in real scale and in natural habitats. Tyrannosaurus of the Cretaceous period hovers above you, reaching 13 feet (4 m) in height and showing its razor-sharp teeth as it lets out a ferocious roar sure to send shivers down the bravest spine.
Spot an Iguanadon, a Stegosaurus, and the giant Diplodocus as you make your way along the forest pathways. Learn all about these magnificent creatures, including where they lived and what they ate before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event wiped out 3 quarters of life on Earth. After your experience, you still have most of the day to explore the rest of the park or head off to your next adventure. Read More close
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After a safety briefing, your trainer shares some facts about dolphin behavior. Learn how the trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with these perceptive mammals. Once you understand how to deliver the prompts, the dolphin leaps right over you and leaves a glittering water trail in the air.
Once your time in the water is done, refresh yourself with a beverage from the nearby open bar. Leave with unforgettable memories from this rare opportunity to frolic with these friendly and fascinating sea creatures. Read More close
The first part of your experience takes place on the surface, where you revel in fun games with your new bottlenosed friends. Enjoy the chance to spend 20 minutes interacting with these magnificent mammals, who love to splash, dance, and even give joy rides with their dorsal fins. It's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you won't soon forget.
Next, put on a customized dive helmet and breathe freely as you spend another 20 minutes swimming beneath the surface, in the dolphins' real world. Being underwater with these creatures allows you to see and feel their spectacular power and strength while interacting with them in a completely safe environment.
After your experience comes to an end, enjoy a hassle-free ride back to your hotel and reflect on the new friends and memories you've made. Read More close
After your knowledgeable guide provides you with easy-to-follow operating instructions and safety tips, you're on your way. Grab the gearshift, let out the clutch, and push the pedal to the floor. Feel the adrenaline rush as you tear past the underbrush and witness the beautiful sights of nature that surround you.
Once you've put some mileage on your vehicle, stop for a tasty local Dominican coffee. Cruise past palm trees and plantain plantations, and watch as local fruit trees use the island's prime growing conditions to achieve perfect flavor. Your original Volkswagen engine roars as you make your way to Macao, but be sure to stop for refreshment at a local store should you need to quench your thirst.
At Macao, you explore an undeveloped beach. Relax on the sand or hop in the water and cool off if you like, before motoring home on your return journey.
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Step aboard a luxurious catamaran heading out from Punta Cana. Cruise down the coast, stopping in a reef area to snorkel and observe tropical fish and marine species. Visit an underwater museum featuring submerged Dominican art pieces, including realistic statues of everyday people in an otherworldly setting.
Dine on Shrimp or steak in the afternoon, and then take some time to relax at the Punta Cana Resort beach. Back on the catamaran, sail to a natural swimming pool to soak in its shallow waters while sipping on a refreshing drink. Return to the Marina, but make one final stop at the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve, where you take a refreshing dip in a gorgeous natural freshwater lagoon. Read More close
Get to know part of the country on a fun bus during a day full of music, local culture, and everyday living in direct contact with the ecosystem, beautiful mountain landscapes, sugar cane plantations, and coconut trees. Learn about the area's epic history, cultural influences, educational system, and local people.
Stops include the Voodoo House Museum as well as a local kids' public school. In Higüey, admire the Basilica of La Altagracia, the public market, and government buildings. Stop at a tobacco making store and—exclusively on this tour—visit a cheese factory.
The final yet most exciting stop brings you to the Uvero Alto Beach, with its fine bronze-colored sands and reef-protected calm waters. Here, savor a lunch of lobster and steak and then go horseback riding before you return to your Punta Cana hotel. Read More close
Enjoy convenient pickup straight from your Punta Cana hotel and head into the forest. When you arrive, listen to a brief safety orientation and get fitted with a safety harness before you make your way to your first platform.
After you get hooked up, carefully step to the edge, take one last breath and leap into the void as your harness catches and you begin gliding through the trees for over 2,200 feet (671 m). Reach your next challenge, a freefall drop and swing from 98 feet (30 m) above the ground. After a final safety check from your guide, make the jump and dive down before swinging out and up into the branches like a modern day Tarzan.
Wrap up your excursion with another long zipline run and then race to the finish on cables that get you up to speeds of 40 miles per hour (64 km/h). Back on the ground, take a break, stretch your legs and grab a ride back to Punta Cana. Read More close
Leave Punta Cana and drive toward Higuey in the eastern province of the Dominican Republic. Take in views ranging from a local school to the large sugar cane fields on your way to one of the most famous churches in the country--the Basilica of La Altagracia, dedicated to Our Lady of Altagracia, patron saint of the Dominican Republic.
Head toward the eastern mountain range, about 900 feet (274 m) above sea level, before delving farther into the countryside. Visit 2 ranches and learn about producing genuine Dominican products including cocoa, coffee, and Mama Juana, considered a natural aphrodisiac. After a short horseback tour of the ranch, savor a Dominican buffet lunch, where a hammock is waiting for you to nap, and then visit the most beautiful beach in the area of Macao. Read More close
Known for its world-class fishing, the area around the Dominican Republic is home to big game fish such as marlin, grouper, and sailfish, among others. Sail with experienced local fishing guides as you search the water in hopes of landing the big one, and let your captain charter you to local fishing hotspots as well as some secretive locations.
This half-day tour is perfect for both the beginning anglers and seasoned veterans. Nibble on some snacks and cool off with some cold beverages as you wait for those clever sea creatures to bite. Return to your hotel after seeing some prized fish, with a full belly and a camera full of memories. Read More close
Kick off your day with convenient transportation directly from your Punta Cana hotel in a comofortable and air-conditioned bus. Make your way to a nearby baseball stadium where you can snap photos of the field and listen to intriguing commentary about the games cultural importance. Afterward, continue on to the island's largest tobacco factory, where heaps of dried leaves are turned into some of the world's finest cigars.
Make a detour to Altos de Chavon, a replica medieval city where you can explore archaeological sites and tour a museum featuring local artifacts before heading to the Chavon River. Climb aboard a spacious riverboat and grab a seat as chefs prepare fresh-caught shrimp over a hot grill.
When lunch is over, work your way back to the city, making one last stop to admire the ornate architecture of the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia before you make it back to Punta Cana. Read More close
After a safety briefing, be greeted by your friendly guide and by your new 4-legged friend. Saddle up, and hop on for an unforgettable and memorable ride. The journey takes you through both Caribbean beaches and countryside.
You visit the Maimon River mouth, where the local fisherman are docked, and have the opportunity to take a dip in both fresh and salt water. Here, you can enjoy a delicious and refreshing coconut water.
This horseback adventure, suitable for all levels, allows you to see some of the most picturesque views on the island while learning about the region from the expert guides. Read More close
From the driver's seat of your powerful 4x4 jeep, you see beautifully unspoiled terrain and astonishing ocean views of the Bávaro beach area. Follow your tour guide to nearby sugarcane fields and a tobacco plantation, where you learn about the unique processes that turn these natural resources into products ready for consumption. Additionally, visit the farms that produce the area's cocoa and coffee.
Head farther along to Ranch Monte Rio, where you uncover the pristine beauty of this undeveloped shoreline. Dine on a delicious Dominican lunch, after which you can hop on a horse for a ride on the beach, sail through the trees on a zipline, or simply relax in the sun. The beach is your playground with many activity options prior to heading back to your hotel. Read More close
Warm crystalline waters, various shades of blue, and stunning white sands enhance the inviting atmosphere that surrounds Juanillo Beach. Bask in the sweet sun rays of the Dominican Republic and indulge in their warmth. A professional crew takes you for an unforgettable cruise up to the Cap Cana Marina. Relax as the catamaran whisks you past multimillion-dollar yachts, condos, and villas.
Take a dip in a natural swimming pool before indulging in a Mediterranean-style lunch. Cool off with ice-cold water, soft drinks, and adult beverages. Your VIP trek continues to the alluring freshwater Blue Lagoon, full of invigorating, cool water. One of the area's best kept secrets, this oasis is yours for the day. Dive in and immerse yourself in this extraordinary experience at Juanillo Beach.
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Get picked up from your hotel and relax on the way to the dock. Board a luxurious catamaran and head out to cruise around the Bavaro coastline in the eastern Dominican Republic. On the catamaran, drinks and snacks are served to you by a helpful crew.
Arrive at the conservation area and prepare to go snorkeling. Your participation helps to support the preservation of this habitat, along with efforts to provide necessary education about local marine life. After a briefing on the provided snorkeling equipment, jump in the water and marvel at the corals, variety of tropical fish, and even nurse sharks—which are not aggressive towards humans—and the Southern stingray.
After snorkeling, hang out on the deck and learn some Spanish, and even learn how to make a "Coco Loco" cocktail. Arrive at a natural swimming pool, and drink from an open bar in the water while you lie back, listening to Bob Marley.
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Begin your tour entering the lovely botanical garden, where you learn about the native plants and flowers of Anamuya. The following 45 minutes is catered to a guided tour that allows you to interact in close proximity with beautiful and friendly squirrel monkeys. These lovely and intelligent mammals have been trained by a Canadian couple with 35 years of experience working with animals, including 12 years at the Toronto Zoo teaching monkeys to trust and enjoy the company of humans.
This excursion is for all ages and is based in 5 acres of a beautiful portion of land which monkeys have made their home. These monkeys have become totally trusting to human contact. They climb down from the trees to sit on your shoulders and eat from your hands. They enjoy checking out jewelry and sunglasses too. These monkeys even love to pose for the camera and sit to watch themselves on its screen.
Continue your tour through the eastern mountain range until you reach a colorful village, where you visit a typical home to sample fresh organic coffee, cacao, and tropical fruits. At the end of this utterly enjoyable and amazing tour, you have the opportunity to browse through the Monkey Land gift store.
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Your day begins with hassle-free pickup from your hotel and comfortable transportation to a nearby marina where you can climb aboard a spacious vessel converted into a multi-use spa and relation craft. Begin with some tranquil pilates on the top deck, following a professional as they lead you through stretches sure to relieve tension.
Afterward, head to the bottom deck for a calming massage in individually appointed rooms with ocean views and then dip your feet into a pool filled with doctor fish for an exfoliating experience you won't soon forget. Rejuvenated, wrap up your day lounging on floating rafts in the crystal clear water, snacking on tasty sandwiches and fruit, or enjoying a refreshing beverage as you sail back to the dock and your waiting ride back to your hotel. Read More close
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No need to worry about the hassle of driving yourself as transportation is provided to and from the club. Dress in your most eye-catching club attire and get ready to dance, drink, and socialize. Marvel at the club's 2-story LED wall, award-winning show lighting, and high-end Funktion-One sound system.
Grab a drink from the infinity edge bar as you pick your spot on the dance floor. With weekly performances by local and international DJs and artists, the club provides an endless supply of seducing rhythms sure to induce uninhibited euphoria. After dancing to your heart's content, call it a night and head back to your hotel via the bus awaiting you. Read More close
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Climb aboard a 4-wheel-drive safari truck for a fun and creative and way to reach more remote sites and learn about how families interact with the island's culture and rural industries. Visit with and observe Dominican schoolchildren in the classroom as they work hard at their studies.
Appreciate the expertise of your English-speaking guide as you sample coffee and chocolate prepared with locally grown ingredients at a nearby plantation, as well as fresh-picked fruit and sugarcane. Bring your camera along and take a few pictures of native crocodiles, iguanas, and turtles.
At a rum shack, you can stock up on rum, cigars, coffee, and souvenirs from the island, all available at local prices. To cool off, grab a bodyboard and take on a few waves, or simply lay back and relax on the soft, sandy beach.
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From their inviting "pec shake" to their magical dolphin kisses, these gentle, intelligent creatures offer you a unique opportunity to experience and understand their welcoming nature. Touch a dolphin's smooth and powerful bottlenose and learn about dolphin behavior, both in the wild and in captivity.
The trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate, revealing many tricks of the trade in the process. You don’t need to be an expert swimmer to take advantage of this rare opportunity to interact and frolic with a friendly dolphin, this shallow-water experience is perfect for all. Read More close
Prepare your bait and cast your line in search of the perfect catch, as the boat sails through the dazzling turquoise waters that surround Punta Cana. This fishing experience in the Dominican Republic is sure to satisfy your taste for action and adventure. Pick up tips on techniques like troll baiting as you search for blue and white marlin, which are known to reach record weights in this area. Hold on tight as you battle sailfish, wahoos or even dorados, which are caught throughout the year here.
Keep your camera close at hand so you can snap pictures of your prize catch to show off to your family and friends at home. Relax and enjoy refreshments including water, beer and soft drinks as you cool off from your battle with that perfect catch. With on-board refreshments and the knowledge and guidance of an expert local crew, this is the ideal way to experience fishing in the sunny seas of Punta Cana. Read More close
Start with convenient pickup at your Punta Cana hotel and embark on your adventure to visit many historical landmarks to learn about the culture of the Dominican Republic. First, explore a shrine created in 1512 to honor the Virgin Mary. Then head to The Basilica La Altagracia to learn about the cathedral's history and marvel at its original decorations enhancing the architectural work.
Next, visit the Museo de la Altagracia, featuring a collection of religious articles of artistic and cultural heritage. Conclude your tour by stopping at a sugar cane processing plant where you get a chance to see the steps involved in processing sugar cane and learn about the different products created from the crop. Read More close
Ride from your Punta Cana hotel and meet up with your trip leader to don a helmet and learn about the basic controls of your curious contraption. On your way to the reserve, practice graceful starts, controlled stops, and quick turns until you're buzzing around with ease.
Arrive at the 1,500-acre (607-ha) Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, home to 12 freshwater lagoons and a maze of trails that reveal a wide array of fascinating creatures. Get the chance to see exotic birds, scurrying reptiles, and colorful insects as you cruise around on your 2-wheeled ride.
Along the way, pause at interpretive exhibits, learn about the scientific research that's conducted at the park, and explore other intriguing sights including a petting zoo and sugarcane exhibition. Wind your afternoon to a close with a few final sweeping turns and quick starts around leaf-littered trails before you work back to your starting point and return transportation to your hotel. Read More close
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, the Premium Lounge provides the perfect space to unwind. From the moment you arrive at the airport, enjoy the amenities of this elegant and exclusive space, all while the qualified staff takes care of you.
During your stay, you can catch up on business with high-speed internet access or take some time to lounge on the chic, modern furniture. Browse a wide selection of international magazines and newspapers from the comfort of your chair. Read More close
With your snorkeling gear prepped, you dive into the warm water by the coral reef below. Get a kiss from the silky-smooth wings of gentle stingrays in the area, or take a kayak or paddleboard into the surf and sunbathe upon a floating mat as you bob in the water.
At your 15-minute massage session, choose from either a stone or shell massage to loosen up tightened muscles, or spend a moment with the reflexology therapist. Head to the health bar and ask for a juice and a snack for a quick pick-me-up. Have a glass of Mama Juana before you leave—an island specialty with positive health effects, which some find to be a rather potent aphrodisiac. Read More close
All aboard a sporty truck that’s ready to transport you through the gorgeous countryside of the Dominican Republic. Make a stop to try some organic coffee and hot cocoa. Try your hand at tobacco rolling, learning the traditional practice using local leaves. Walk on eco trails in a shaded rainforest canopy, and indulge in local shopping.
Get a more intimate look at local life by visiting a typical Dominican house. Meet a family and learn about their customs and unique way of life. The perspective of families living their lives in the area promises to be enlightening. Finally, learn how to boogie board with a professional trained guide. Set out for the island’s most beautiful beaches and balance on the pristine waves.
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Get off the plane and head for the Sierra De Samana mountain range. Enjoy breath-taking landscapes from a sturdy safari truck on your way to a Dominican ranch. Get introduced to the many agricultural products of this fertile area, including coffee, cacao, fruits, and various plants.
Take a short horseback ride along a river in a tropical forest. The dense vegetation captivates your senses and leaves you with a taste of adventure. The trail leads to the Limon Waterfall, an impressive 165-foot (50 m) drop in the middle of the jungle. Splash around in the refreshing waters of the lagoon at the base of the waterfall.
Arrive at Punta Lirio, an exclusive restaurant by the sea. Quench your appetite by eating a gourmet lunch while enjoying a panoramic view of the Samana Bay.
In the afternoon, board a motorboat and navigate toward Cayo Levantado. Admire the beautiful landscapes of the peninsula on your way to the island. Once there, spend time relaxing on white sandy beaches as warm, turquoise waters lap on the shoreline. Explore the island, swim, snorkel, or simply relax in the sand while you sip a cocktail on the beach of this lost paradise. Read More close
After arriving in Samana, you have a variety of activities to enjoy. Marvel at beautiful mountains while riding by safari truck to El Limon Ranch. There you have the opportunity to taste organic coffee, organic cacao, and seasonally grown fruits. Then prepare to go horseback riding. While riding, enjoy the beautiful landscape provided by the Chico Creek surroundings and get ready for a big surprise—El Limon Waterfall, 220 feet (65 m) high in the middle of a Dominican tropical forest.
After this exciting excursion, get ready for get a tasty meal at El Timon Restaurant. Then relax while sailing to Cayo Levantado Island to bask in the sun on the white-sand beach, enjoying the warm, blue sea. Then you're ready for departure, sailing back to Miches while sharing experiences and photos. After a day with this much excitement, perhaps a nap in the bus on the way back to your hotel is in order. Read More close
Come and enjoy the island's largest city. Founded by Bartholomew Columbus in 1496, notice the mixture of old and new as you enter the first continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas. As the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World, Santo Domingo became the city of many firsts for the Americas. Visit Colonial Town to tour the first cathedral of the Americas. Pass the first street, university, and hospital of the New World.
Stop for lunch among the ancient cobblestone streets and watch as luxury cars share the roads with horse-drawn carriages. Next, stop at the oldest viceregal residence in the Americas, the Diego Columbus House, before your group makes the journey back to Punta Cana.
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A pickup from your hotel brings you to the shore, where you climb aboard your sailing catamaran and join in the festivities as you make your way to Saona Island. Part of East National Park, Saona is known for its virgin beaches and surrounding waters that are rich in biodiversity. Enjoy lunch before spending some free time along the beach.
After you get some time to swim and mingle with the starfish in the Caribbean waters, or just relax on the beach, enjoy happy hour with some delicious refreshments. Don't miss the chance to feel the wind on an exciting speedboat ride back to the pier, where the bus is waiting to take you back to your hotel. Read More close
Choose to start your adventure flying along a zip line, and then cool off at the famous Hoyo Azul, a combination that is only made better by a delicious Dominican-style lunch. Afterward, you could choose to end your adventure by exploring the natural wonders of the Iguabonita Cave.
But those are only some of the possibilities. If you’re looking for more action, take a ride in a dune buggy and then dip into the invigorating waters of Las Ondas. For another, entirely different spectacular experience, go horseback riding and end the day chilling out on a sunset cruise.
Have more fun while saving both time and money with this exciting combination package.
Possible excursions include:
- Hoyo Azul Eco Tours
- Iguabonita Cave Expedition
- Zip Line Eco Tours
- Horseback Riding at Scape Park
- Cenote Indigena Las Ondas
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Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos
Head outside your hotel to meet a driver ready to whisk you to a nearby heliport. When you arrive, grab a window seat as your pilot goes over the day's itinerary. Listen as the rotors whir to life, and gently lift off the ground before banking toward the coast.
Depending on the length of your excursion, you might check out the sparkling white sands of Playa Bavaro, the unspoiled beauty of Uvero Alto, or the golf course-bordered resorts near Arena Blanca. Along the way, keep your camera ready for ample photo opportunities scattered around your route, filling your memory card with memories before you head back to the helipad for a graceful landing.
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Get picked up at your Punta Cana hotel and enjoy a scenic drive to wide open field where your pilot is putting a final few blasts of air into your colorful balloon. When you're ready, climb into the spacious basket and let your pilot toss off the anchor lines as you float gently into the sky just as the sun begins to rise.
Take in views of the sunrise as it glints off the deep blue waters of the Caribbean. Snap aerial photos of nearby sugar plantations, get peeks at hidden beaches, and catch glimpses of distant Anamuya Mountains before you head back to the ground for a tasty breakfast of flaky croissants, fresh fruit, savory cheeses, and bubbly glasses of champagne. Afterward, enjoy comfortable and convenient transportation back to your hotel. Read More close
Set off aboard a luxurious catamaran featuring an open bar and a variety of fruits, sandwiches, and snacks. Admire the stunning Cap Cana coastline from the deck of the boat, soaking in the Caribbean sunshine and the azure glow of the waters.
Make a short stop at an exclusive snorkeling spot to enjoy a memorable snorkeling experience. Spot tropical wonders only visible from beneath the surface.
Once back in the boat, the music starts and the drinks don't stop flowing. The boat cruises around the coast before it reaches the Cap Cana sand bar. Blow off stress and relax on the beach while enjoying a cold beer, waist deep in the crystal-clear waters of Juanillo Beach.
Get back on the boat, and the crew treats you to Mama Juana shots to warm you up. This relaxing, chilled out environment promises the perfect getaway on the water.
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Leave Punta Cana aboard your air-conditioned safari truck, driving 45 minutes into the mountains of Macao, Higuey. The expert canopy guides teach you all you need to know about your ride equipment at the welcome center. Next it's on to your first platform as you ready yourself to face the challenge of ziplining.
Gain confidence as you glide across 12 ziplines and 16 platforms, with the longest cable reaching 2,600 feet (800 m). Enjoy your bird's-eye view of the lush tropical mountains, with plenty of photo opportunities in-between. After your flight, quench your thirst on refreshments and fresh fruit before boarding the safari truck for the journey back to your hotel.
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