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Day Trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavon provided by Caribbean Route

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Day Trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavon

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Spend the day away from Punta Cana at two must-see Dominican destinations: Altos de Chavon and Saona Island. First, see the recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village. Then, spend free time at a sparsely populated island with white-sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters. Top it off with a refreshing swim at a natural pool.
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  • 1
    Saona Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Altos de Chavon
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • Guided day trip combines Altos de Chavon and Saona Island
  • Open bar accompanies BBQ lunch of typical Dominican fare
  • Free time to relax on the beach and swim in a natural pool
  • Transfers included between Punta Cana hotels and the catamaran
Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad and typical Dominican fare) Also vegetarian options
  • Unlimited beer and soft drinks (open bar)
  • 30-40 minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool
  • 3-hours at Saona Island
  • Animation during the trip
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Saona Island
  • Entry/Admission - Altos de Chavon
  • Gratuities
  • DVD, Photos, and Souvenir ( Note that we are not responsible for any inconvenience with photos and souvenirs that you buy during the tour)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sammy Wammy wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
All the reviews about Benjamin is correct! This tour guide is awesome! - They pick you up on time at like 6:30a - Stuff you'll need - towel (optional), bottle of water, a snack, water proof phone case, spending money for keepsakes on Soama Island. - This trip is like 11 hours
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Date of experience: March 2019
Daniel R wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Besides the fact that the shuttle arrived at the hotel almost an hour late it was a great day and a wonderful trip!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Cheryl M wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
SaonaIsland is beautiful - gorgeous beach! On the boat trip out stopped and saw starfish swimming - very cool! And, of course, love catamarans so that was enjoyable. Altos de Chavron was okay, scenery was beautiful. Having said that, I would not recommend this trip. It is very
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Date of experience: November 2019
Mikaela W wrote a review Nov 2019
Dominican Republic2 contributions2 helpful votes
The worst guide I've ever experienced - totally unprofessional and a major tool. All of the people leading the tour are there for a giant party with themselves and have no respect for guests. We spent the majority of our day on hot busses waiting and didn't see all that much.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Ram wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Pickup was around 15 min late. Bus tour and catamaran was good. Also the food at the Island was nice. However, in the bus they told us that our trip to Altos de Chavon was cancelled with the reason that there is a concert. That was for us a surprise on a short nice. I am sure
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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By: Caribbean Route
Saoma island
This all day excursion was well worth it. Me & my fiancee loved it. The speed boat going out was awesome. The food
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Super island, mwah trip
Via the TUI-app we booked the speedboat/catamaran day trip to Saona Island. Very early rise ending up waiting in th
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Mark P
Good all-round trip you may want to take some snacks as no snacks offered
Good all-round trip however you want to take some drinks and snacks as no snacks offered on trip and limited refres
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Not worth the 5 hour ride
You’ll see the same white sand beach you have at your resort but without the nice food... 12 hour trip back and for
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Much fund, and probably one of the most authentic dominican experiences in Punta Cana
While our general experience in Punta Cana was mediocre due to it being over-touristy and ridiculously expensive at
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Tour guide was good but we would have enjoyed more English
Since we booked it asking for English, it was disappointing that our driver spoke very little English with 3 hours
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Beautiful island, but...
We were told it would be an 8 hour day, not even close. It ended up taking 12 hours to and from just to spend 2 hou
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Soana island
Overall a nice relaxing trip. Tour operators were nice and explained everything that will be taken place in three d
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Lovely place
Just got back from a memorable day out with family and friends at Saona Supreme. We got picked up quite early 07:10
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Christine mcgill
Excellent trip out for able bodied. Tui rep described this as a tour of the capital which was firstly by coach then
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Bucket list entry!!!
If you are thinking of booking then think no more, book it! This trip was amazing. Really well run with lovely to
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Saona Island
Trip over to Saona Island was very good, food was a bit disappointing and we had to change four times onto differen
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Domini D
Saona Island and Blue Lagoon day trip
Would definitely choosing Caribbean Route as your tour provider for a Saona Island day trip. They are one of the mo
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A little bit disappointing
I don't want to give bad review but there is few things I want to write just to let others know. Before we bought
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Saona Island
Nice day but a little disappointing. Our stop at the "starfish" pool was mainly a chance to pour drinks for everyon
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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