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  1. Dominican Republic
  2. La Altagracia
  3. Punta Cana
  4. Day Trips

Hispaniola: Full–Day Cultural Safari with Lunch

Product ID: 119875
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Enjoy a unique experience of cultural safari, visiting a typical house and the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia. Ride along the famous Chavón River on a barge to the sound of tropical music, and enjoy a delicious lunch.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Russian
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Selected hotels in the Punta Cana area
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Explore the biggest basilica in the island
  • Enjoy a scrumptious grilled lobster lunch on–board
  • Learn more about the sugar cane and discover the Cigar Museum
Full description
Step into a typical Dominican home and sample the most exotic Caribbean fruits, freshly–brewed coffee, and taste a rich cup of hot cocoa. Stop by Higüey Basilica, a grandiose architectural marvel. For lunch, cruise the beautiful Chavón River. 

With a Caribbean flair, enjoy a ride along the famous Chavón River on a barge to the sound of tropical music, and savor a delicious buffet of grilled lobster served on–board, surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape that has been the back drop of several movies such as Rambo II and Apocalypse Now.

Visit the largest sugar cane plantations in the country and learn about the Dominican tobacco, seeing first–hand how cigars are made. Discover the history of tobacco in the Dominican Republic and its long tradition of making some of the best cigars in the world.

  • Water, soft drinks, beers and rum
  • Entrance to the Basilica of Higüey
  • Lunch
  • Red and white wine during lunch
  • Transportation by safari truck
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Please bring the following: comfortable clothing, camera, spending money, sunscreen
• Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the basilica
• The tour is not recommended for pregnant women, or those with physical conditions causing restricted mobility
Organized by

Gray Line Dominican Republic

Product ID: 119875