Water activity

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

Water activity

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip


From US$ 98 per person

Embark on a guided tour of Saona Island. Relax on the beach and enjoy a buffet lunch. Learn about the Dominican Republic and admire the artisanal handcrafts at the replica village of Altos de Chavón.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Be picked up from your hotel lobby or the selected pickup point.


  • Explore the popular national park on Saona Island
  • Fall in love with the stone art town of Altos de Chavón
  • Sail across the Caribbean waters aboard a catamaran
  • Relax on the beach and enjoy a buffet lunch of typical Dominican food
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to the East National park
  • Buffet lunch
  • Unlimited drinks
  • Visit to the biggest natural swimming pool
  • Visit to Saona Island
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A vegetarian option is available for lunch. Please advise on booking
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The minimum drinking age is 18 years old
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • DVD, photos, or souvenirs are not included in the ticket
  • Gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 323 reviews

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It was a very well organized tour with very friendly guides. You saw a lot and got to know beautiful places. The only drawback was that you only have to stay in Saona for 2 hours, of which time was still needed for the arrival at the lunch buffet and the food. The return trip was also very long, since you are traveling back on a catamaran and it is slow on the road.

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September 12, 2022

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)...

April 28, 2022

very nice trip and experience, make sure you have cash on you for the tips and for saona there is no card machine there, you can enjoy there a very nice Pina Colada and a massage all together for 50$ as for the place with the Starfish's you will need to look for them because not many of them left make sure you have a mask on you in order to look for them easier, the only negative is that we didn't have much time neither in saona nor with the Starfish's. Overall it was a great experience and i would do it again

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March 27, 2022

Product ID: 117022