Local life, adventure, paradisiacal landscapes and much more. The east of the Dominican Republic shows you different ways of living in the Caribbean. A once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.
8 Days in the East of the Dominican Republic from Santo Domingo
After welcoming you at the Santo Domingo airport we will take you to the Colonial Zone where you can rest at your hotel or stroll through the streets of the first city created in America. Your guide who will meet you at the airport will be with you until you finish your check-in at the hotel. If you want information about the historic center, restaurant recommendations or anything else, do not hesitate to ask.
Today's departure will be early. Your guide will be at the reception of your hotel at 8:00 am. The road will take you through small Dominican towns towards Hato Mayor. Once there, the road will go from a paved state to a state of adventure. The next destination is "Cuevas Fun Fun". Dare to explore the largest cave in the Caribbean. This exciting adventure begins with a 30-minute horseback ride followed by a hike through the rainforest. In the middle of the mountain, you will descend 18 meters and reach the heart of the cave, where you will immerse yourself in another dimension. The cool temperature of the interior of the earth, its huge natural galleries and the magical whisper of the underground river will make you live an adventure like no other. Back at the ranch, we will ride back through the farm where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery. To end this adventure, a typical meal awaits you. Successively, the road will take you north, to a hotel located in the middle of nature.
Today you will take a boat trip to Los Haitises National Park. This is one of the largest and most interesting areas of the Caribbean rainforest. The excursion will take you to a protected area of more than 200 square kilometers. A huge belt of green mangroves that stretches along the coast and more than 50 small islands that form a maze of waterways. The park area is one of the most important refuges for local flora and fauna. After your return, you can enjoy the rest of the day in one of the hotel's many natural pools.
Now that you have been able to rest and enjoy nature, we will continue with our circuit. After breakfast, the tour will take you along the northeast coast. An area almost unexplored by tourism. Upon reaching "El Cedro" the road continues to the "Redonda Mountain" with an all terrain vehicle. The hill offers an unforgettable view of the fantastic panorama. Enjoy this moment with all your senses before continuing south. Leaving the mountain behind, we will visit a local beach and then continue to the hotel where you will have the opportunity to see the difference in how the Dominican spends his free time compared to the tourist.
Today you will sail by boat or catamaran to an impressive beach. On the way you will visit a famous natural pool, the fishing village of Mano Juan, where with a little luck and depending on the season you can see some sea turtles in the sanctuary of said town which is managed by locals to protect the species. We will have lobster lunch under the palm trees. An excursion for those who like the sea, the sun and the beach.
After breakfast the next stop will be Higüey. Until today it is not known if this city was founded in the 15th century or at the beginning of the 16th since there are two theories about its foundation. The landmark of this city is the Basilica of the Virgen de la Altagracia. An original design based on a series of arches that support a cupola and a bell tower of forty-five bronze bells. The church, today dedicated to the Virgin of Altagracia, was built in the same place as the first sanctuary in America dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which was made of wood. From Higüey the road will take you to La Romana where you will visit “Cigar Country”. You will learn about the processing of one of the most important products in the Dominican Republic. See the perfected methods of hand rolling and tobacco leaf processing. After this experience, we will visit Altos de Chavón. A town built in Mediterranean style on the river of the same name. The 16th century town has been rebuilt in detail according to the original plans of an Andalusian settlement with elements of Roman-style coral limestone. Altos de Chavón offers a church, an amphitheater and an archaeological museum of the Taino culture with various exhibits. Craftsmen, painters and sculptors still live and work here.
Our first stop today is the Barceló Historical Museum in San Pedro de Macorís. You will participate in a tour of the different rum production processes: distillery, refining, rum cellar and packaging. There is also an exhibition that tells the story of rum and the Barceló family. It is located in a museum in the shape of a barrel of rum. At the end, there will be a small tasting. After this visit, we will continue to Santo Domingo and once there you will visit the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. During a walk you will discover the first European city in America where the first cathedral was built, the first bishop lived and the first hospital was opened. After this tour, we will take you to your hotel where you can rest and refresh. In the evening, we will invite you to a special farewell dinner. Let yourself be surprised by the delicacies that this historic center offers.
Today your transfer will depend on your needs. If you go to the airport, your transfer is part of the package and we will take care of it. If you want to extend your vacation either in a sun and beach hotel, taking part in another of our tours or you need to get to another place of your preference, simply inform us and we will see how we can help you.
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