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Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana

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Explore the highlights of Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, on this sightseeing day trip from Punta Cana, a great choice for first-time visitors and history buffs. Visit the caves at Three Eyes National Park, the Columbus Lighthouse, the walled Colonial Zone, and the National Presidential Palace, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. A traditional Dominican lunch is also included.
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  • 1
    Alcazar de Colon
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    The 3 Eyes National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Catedral Primada de America
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Zona Colonial
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • Explore Santo Domingo without getting lost with an art historian guide
  • Travel between Santo Domingo’s highlights with ease
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from your hotel in Punta Cana
What to Expect
Your tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Punta Cana in an air-conditioned coach. Travel about two and a half hours to Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Santo Domingo, explore the underground caves used by the indigenous Taino Indians at Three Eyes National Park. Stop at the Columbus Lighthouse, and then travel to the Colonial Zone, a walled 16-square-block historic district with many firsts of the New World such as the first cathedral, university, and hospital. Visit the Columbus Palace, home of Christopher Columbus’ son Diego, and walk along Calle Las Damas, the oldest paved street in the New World. Stop for a traditional Dominican lunch and then visit the National Presidential Palace. That leaves just enough time to pop into a souvenir shop before heading back to Punta Cana to end your tour.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Headsets in some of the monuments with language selection
  • Enter to the monuments all inclusive, audio guide
  • Buffet lunch at Atarazana Restaurat, typical dominican food, vegetarian option available
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazar de Colon
  • Entry/Admission - The 3 Eyes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral Primada de America
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • To enter the Cathedral, women and men must be covered to the elbows and knees
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
  • It is recommended that you bring cash, a camera, sunscreen, and a hat
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Sol Cana Tours
Hamilton, Canada
Very long day trip
The tour person Pedro and the driver (can't remember his name) were excellent. I think that there was
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Saona Island Tour
We took the full-day tour from our hotel in Uvero Alto. It was a lengthy commute, and we picked up two other
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Lauren B
Great day trip
You'll be exhausted from about 12 hours worth of traveling, but it is very worth it. My husband and I did not know
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Stephan T
Ottawa, Canada
Too much time spent in souvenir shops
Looking back on this day-trip, I see it simply as an easy way to get to/from Santo Domingo and some of the key
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Calgary, Canada
Great history
It was a long day but very interesting with all the historical sights visited. We thought less time could have
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Blue shirts excursions guys
Me and 2 other booked a trip here with blue the guy Francis tried to rip us off he wanted $80 a person which we
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Concord, North Carolina
Very friendly, well organized.
We had a private van from the airport. The process was super easy in both directions. They texted the day before
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Buelach, Switzerland
Highly recommended
- pick up at the Airport on time - quick and safe transport - driver friendly and professional - price is it worth
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Michelle E
I would not recommend
This trip was extremely unprofessional. I had full trust in trip advisor and I’m very disappointed. There was a
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Juli T
They had nice vehicle and driver but were a little late (15 min)
All good, a little late, but our plaine was early. Once he arrived the vehicle was nice, and the driver friendly
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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