This was the only excursion that my best friend and I went on during our eight-day at Punta Cana and we were extremely glad that we did it. Both driver and tour guide were excellent. The guide is very professional and knowledgeable. He also speaks different languages.
Some tips / highlights:
– The cathedral does not allow you females to come inside with shorts / skirts above the knee. However, they do provide a cloth you can tie around your waist for free. I wore a sleeveless top and didn’t need to cover up that either.
– They give you two complimentary bottles of water, which should be enough but I would still recommend bringing your own bottle of water if the thirst is real.
– The museum tours are a bit lengthy in my opinion, though that was mainly due to the heat. They give you plenty of restroom breaks and all of them were pretty clean, thank goodness.
– The bus arrives to your hotel ON TIME, so make sure you know the exact lobby location that you are meeting them. We were a couple of minutes late but they still waited for us.
– Bring snacks for the bus ride, though lunch is a buffet (awesome selection of food and delicious), so you should be fine. I was VERY impressed with the restaurant, food and dancing entertainment there.
– The shopping center that they take you to take US dollars, pesos and/or credit cards (if you bank allows it), which is great. These prices are WAY cheaper than what you buy at the airport, so take full advantage. We bought lots of alcohol and cigars there (they even had a man rolling up the cigars in front of you, which was pretty cool). They give you some complimentary samples of rum and mamajuana. Clearly my favorite part of the trip.
– 4D movie was short and a fun stop – they don’t overdo it with the water effect which I appreciate.
Overall, it was an amazing tour. Though, my only suggestion would be that I wish it were a bit shorter but it was fine it was a trip with lots of culture and history.
Immerse yourself into and explore the first city of the New World, Santo Domingo, on this full day historic and cultural experience!
Reviewed by: Nathan
- Visit the Colonial zone like Colon’s (Christopher Columbus’) Old House
- Visit historic sites such as the first cathedral of America and the Columbus Lighthouse.
- Walk on the oldest cobblestone street in the continent, “Calle de las Damas”
- Visit the amazing natural monument Los Tres Ojos, the name given to a 50-foot open-air limestone cave located in the Mirador del Este Park, where you will find different evidence of pre-Columbian cultures that lived in the caves.