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Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

1. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

Explore the Mediterranean-style village of Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island on this day trip from Punta Cana. Enjoy live commentary from a guide, savor a buffet lunch with unlimited drinks, and tickets to the East National Park. Head to Altos de Chavón to see a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavón River. Admire the work of artisans from the Dominican Republic who crafted the village in detail. Board a catamaran and cruise to Saona Island and get back to nature in the government-protected reserve. Relax on the beach and top up your tan, or go for a swim. Explore the tropical surroundings at leisure and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Marvel at the white sand and coconut palms before a BBQ buffet lunch of typical island fare. Make use of the open bar and sample local drinks before returning to Punta Cana.

Saona Island: Virgin Beaches far away from the crowd

2. Saona Island: Virgin Beaches far away from the crowd

Discover the magic of Saona Island on this guided day trip with hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations. Soak up some sun with free time on the beach of Canto. Savor a delicious Dominican lunch on the beach and visit a turtle nursery. Dive into a natural pool in search of giant starfish.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and relax on the transfer to the speedboat in Bayahibe. Feel the wind in your hair as you glide to the Cotubanama National Park for a short stop in front of the Penon cliff. Hear about the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. Cruise to the mangroves whose roots reach into the sea water creating a unique ecosystem. Reach the white sands of Canto de la Playa. Have free time to watch the crystal-clear water lap at the coconut-treelined shore. Cut across the water to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch with hearty dishes like fish, chicken, rise, pasta, and fruit. Once done with lunch, visit the village of Mano Juan with your guide and get a glimpse of what local life is like. Stop at a turtle nursery where a local family takes care of the incubation of eggs during the laying period and releases the baby turtles into the sea. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to enjoy the beach or hunt for bargains at the local shops. End your trip with a dip in a famous natural pool where you ca see the huge starfish or have an aperitif while gazing at the turquoise Caribbean water. Return to Bayahibe with beautiful memories and transfer back to your accommodation.

Punta Cana: Full Day Boat Trip to Catalina Island with Lunch

3. Punta Cana: Full Day Boat Trip to Catalina Island with Lunch

Discover the beauty of Catalina Island on this day trip from Punta Cana. Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations. Go on a guided snorkeling trip at the Catalina Wall and dig into local flavors with a traditional Dominican lunch. Relax on the beach with an open bar. Be picked up from your Punta Cana hotel and travel by air-conditioned bus to Bayahibe. Board a catamaran for a scenic cruise to Catalina Island. Enjoy a welcome drink as your guide tells you a bit about the history and natural features of the island, which is part of the National Park of the East. Snorkel with a PADI-certified guide at the Catalina Wall where you can spy colorful corals, tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Journey past La Minitas Beach, one of the most exclusive stretches of sand on the island. Go north towards the mouth of Chavon River. Navigate past luxury villas, golf courses and tropical jungle. Arrive at a private beach on Catalina Island. Sip a drink from the open bar and soak up the tropical island vibes. Participate in exciting activities like snorkeling offshore or unwinding on the white sand beach. Savor a Dominican lunch and have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the island before heading back to Punta Cana to end your tour.

San Pedro De Macoris: Ron Barcerló Rum Factory Tour

4. San Pedro De Macoris: Ron Barcerló Rum Factory Tour

Visit the Ron Barcelo Rum Factory where you can see the live production process, learn about its history, and taste excellent products. Enjoy a unique experience provided by an eco-friendly company that is characterized by making premium quality rums. First, see the whole production process where you visit the aging cellar so you can appreciate the evaporation process, then the barrel workshop where it is prepared scraping and burning before aging, then the bottling and packaging process. Finally, go to the visitor center, see the museum which details the history of rum, and find the tasting bar and souvenir shop. Alternatively, pick the private option and enjoy a private tasting inside the Aging Cellar. This is a 90-minute tour that gives you access to a premium rum - The Barcelo Imperial Rum. You will have a private passionate guide who will teach you how to best appreciate the rum.

La Romana: Half-Day Scuba Diving Course with Hotel Pickup

5. La Romana: Half-Day Scuba Diving Course with Hotel Pickup

Try a new experience with scuba diving during your holiday in the Dominican Republic. Take a half-day boat tour with a scuba diving instructor and explore the underwater flora and fauna. Check out local marine life as well as a famous shipwreck. Start your half-day with a brief orientation to the program with a theoretical session and then a practical session in confined waters. Watch as your instructor shows you how to dive safely, breathe underwater, and how to use your diving gear properly. Now get ready for a sub-marine adventure. Accompanied by your PADI instructor, explore the famous site known as the Atlantic Princess, home to a 30-meter long shipwreck. Marvel at the rich marine life of this part of the world. Descend to a depth of up 12 meters depending on your level of comfort and enjoy a wondrous sea adventure before the tour concludes at midday.

Bayahibe/La Romana: 4x4 Buggy and Monkeyland Tour

6. Bayahibe/La Romana: 4x4 Buggy and Monkeyland Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to your jungle buggy. There your specialized guides will teach you everything related to the safety and driving of the buggy, which you will discover are very easy to drive. Once departing, you will begin exploring the incredible terrain in the unique style that only a 4x4 can provide. You'll then continue your tour with a visit to the coconut house or “Casa del Coco” to learn how coconut oil is produced. There you will also taste fresh organic products such as exotic Caribbean fruit, roasted coffee, and cacao. The next 45 minutes will be spent taking a guided tour of Monkeyland, where you will interact in close proximity with the park's beautiful and friendly squirrel monkeys. These charming and intelligent monkeys have been formed by a Canadian couple with more than 35 years of experience working with animals, including 12 years at the Toronto Zoo teaching monkeys to trust and enjoy the company of humans. You will later finish your adventure by winding down at the Mountain Ranch and feasting on some delicious and traditional Dominican food.

From Punta Cana: Catamaran Day Trip to Catalina Island

7. From Punta Cana: Catamaran Day Trip to Catalina Island

Explore the Dominican Caribbean on this day trip from Punta Cana. Transfer from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus and cruise to the island aboard a catamaran where there are two open bars that serve beer, rum and cocktails. Savor fresh Dominican food cooked on the island. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Punta Cana and sit back on the bus ride that includes free WIFI service. Board the custom-built sailing catamaran and soak up some sun on as you cruise to the snorkeling site known as 'the wall." Stop to explore the rich underwater world that is teeming with colorful marine life. Continue to the paradisiacal Catalina Island where a team will be waiting to welcome you on the white sand. Have three hours of free time to enjoy water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, zayacking, peddle boating and water biking. Spend time chilling out on the beach with a drink from one of the two open bars or eat something from the delicious buffet. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 77 reviews

We are absolutely thrilled. We travel a lot and this was by far the best and most beautiful tour we have ever done. The tour is worth every penny. The guides (we had Christian) an absolute dream. You feel very well cared for right from the start. The entire team makes sure that everything fits and responds very individually to the wishes of the guests. We had never experienced such hospitality. The whole thing is accompanied by a photographer (we had Manuel) - also amazing. You can decide afterwards whether you want the photos or not. Honestly, we paid about $40 for all photos (120 pieces). That's more than fair - we also gave more because Manuel tried very hard and conjured up really great photos! The individual locations that are approached are amazing! You can collect such great impressions. We can only recommend - do the tour!

The best organized trip we've been on! Our guide Christian was wonderful, gave us interesting stories all the time (in English and French although only 2 people spoke French!) and made sure we had a good time. For lunch there was a choice of several local dishes, each tasty, there was even a vegetarian dish (pasta with tomato sauce). Snacks, beverages and drinks were provided during sunbathing. Great views and company! If we were in Bayahibe longer, we would definitely go on more trips from the office's offer. Saona is a must have! I recommend to everyone!!!

Really well organised and had soooo much fun on the catamaran and speedboat. The historical sight was really pleasant to venture and the Saona waters very amongst the most pristine that we have ever seen! Only I wish we anchored nearer the starfish to take a pic of them... My only regret honestly (I'm sure the starfish don't mind)...

Great fun day trip. Welcoming, knowledgeable and fun guide and crew. Easy to book and great communication. Highly recommend.

Fantastic tour, Christian the tour guide was excellent. Fantastic memories made.