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

Punta Cana - Private Countryside Tour of Higuey

Product ID: 151457
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Join a small group of six for a personalized adventure through breathtaking scenery. Follow the paths of the sugar cane trails and travel back in time to learn about sugar, rum, and the piracy of the Caribbean.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German

Pickup included

Pick-up at your accommodation or entrance of vacation rental.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Full day trip in a comfortable air-conditioned SUV with your own personal driver that becomes your guide, bartender, and new friend
  • Explore stunning locations, away from the hustle, deep in the countryside of Higüey
  • Visit very interesting cultural places and monuments
  • Learn about the unique Dominican customs and hear more about the fascinating history
  • Be invited to a locals house and enjoy a home cooked typical Dominican lunch with the family
  • Enjoy a visit of the Basilica of Higüey, one of the oldest churches of the new world
Full description
Make the most of your Punta Cana vacation with this fun packed day exploring the island’s natural and cultural treasures with a professional and informative guide. Take an exciting ride off the beaten track, deep into the countryside to discover the beautiful flora and fauna of this area. See wild lagoons, beautiful valleys with breathtaking views, cattle and farmland, and small rural villages. 
Visit a Higüeyen horse farm and learn about this unique horse breed, which is only found here in the Dominican Republic. Sample fresh coffee and ginger tea here. Travel to a small countryside educational center where laughing children wait to meet you to show you their little school. Get deep insights from your guide about Dominican education. Make a stop at the abandoned ruins of one of the first sugar cane mills on the island to learn about the process of sugar making. Hear historical facts and tales from the time when the Taino Indians lived here and the Caribbean pirates and colonizers controlled these lands. 
Spend time at a family home where Doña Natalia greets you with a delicious home cooked lunch. Learn more about the way people have lived in this countryside for the past 100 years, where so little has changed. Relax and kick back Dominican style at a nearby river oasis and swim in a refreshing river stream with small pools to sit in and enjoy nature at its best. Don't miss one of the most important monuments of the area, the famous Basilica in Higüey city. It is one of the oldest churches of the new world, built by the Spaniards in the 16th century. 
  • Pick-up and drop off to and from your accommodation
  • Fully stocked bar with ice-cold water, soft drinks, beer, and local rum
  • Typical Dominican lunch cooked by a local family
  • Travel mug to keep as a souvenir because we do not use plastic cups
  • Baby and booster seats are available upon request
What’s Not Included
  • Souvenirs that you might want to purchase
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Not suitable for pregnant women
• Not suitable for those in a wheelchair
• Please advise us of any disabilities so that we can adapt the tour to your needs
• Vegetarian dishes are available upon request

From US$ 480 Per group up to 4

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