Santo Domingo is a bright and diverse city, the capital of the Dominican Republic, that witnessed the most important events related to the discovery of the American continent!
Departure from your hotel is approximately at 7 a.m. A comfortable air-conditioned bus with a guide. Transfer to Santo Domingo (about 2.5 hours)
Visit to Tres Ojos (from Spanish – Three Eyes) cave – picturesque lakes and drawings of the Taíno Indians.
Walk around the Colonial City: The Columbus Alcazar (the house of Diego Colón, the son of Christopher Columbus), National Pantheon of the Dominican Republic, the First Cathedral in the Americas on the Columbus square.
Lunch in the historical part of the city, with a picturesque view over the Caribbean Sea. Free time for a walk around the center of the city.
Transfer to the Columbus Lighthouse – the greatest monument of the Dominican Republic!
On the way back to your hotel, you will drop by Ola Souvenirs gift shop. Return to your hotel is approximately at 6:00 p.m.
What to take
for women, clothing that covers arms and knees for the visit to the First Cathedral of America
for women for the visit to the First Cathedral of America
a good mood!
We boast one of the best guides
in the Dominican Republic with
guiding experience of more
than 10 years!
The time of departure is stated in your ticket – it is the time of departure of the bus from the reception. You should come to the reception a bit earlier. If the tourists are coming late, the bus will be waiting for no more than 5 minutes after the time stated in the ticket.
A transfer from the touristic zone of Bavaro – Punta Cana to the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, takes about 2.5 hours. On the way, our guide will tell you a very interesting story about the first voyages of Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America, so you won’t get bored!
For the excursion to Santo Domingo, we recommend putting on comfortable clothes and footwear without heels – you will go for a walk in the Colonial City. The excursion includes a visit to the First Cathedral in the Americas, which means that women will need some headwear. The elbows and the knees should also be covered. If you do not have such clothes, you can rent a large shawl near the Cathedral to cover your head and body.
Santo Doming is situated to the west of Punta Cana. The capital is usually drier than the eastern provinces. Thus, even if the morning is rainy in Bavaro, it is highly probable that there will be no rain during the excursion in Santo Domingo.
There are many gift-shops on the central square of Santo Domingo. Some of them offer prices a bit lower than in touristic zones, while others have the same prices as in Bavaro and Punta Cana. Anyway, we recommend that you take money for souvenirs and feel free to bargain in capital gift-shops!
Although Santo Domingo is situated on the Caribbean Sea shore, the city does not have any beach! The locals go to swim away from the city. During the excursion, we won’t have any stops for swimming, so you won’t need swimwear.
If your child already goes to school, he or she will most probably find this excursion interesting! The guide will talk about the discovery of America, the Indians and Spanish conquistadors, Caribbean Sea pirates and many more topics usually covered during history lessons. Children under 6 will probably find the excursion tedious. Anyway, it is you who will take the decision, since you know better what will be interesting for your child.
Even if you have not yet decided to book excursions, write us to ask any questions! We live in Dominican Republic and we know everything about this wonderful country. We will be happy to share our experience!