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77 reviews | 1,157 travellers
He guides Leo very well, but perhaps more time should be spent on the visit since everything was rushed just like the food, he barely had time to eat. And it could also be included even if it was on the same bus that traveled the modern city we did not see anything
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Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Pass through the Santo Domingo colonial area in this tour where you'll discover the legacy of the Columbus family and the main monuments of the oldest city in America.

Pass through the Santo Domingo colonial area in this tour where you'll discover the legacy of the Columbus family and the main monuments of the oldest city in America.

Santo Domingo Day Trip

Between 7 and 8 am we'll pick you up from your hotel in Punta Cana and set off for Santo Domingo.

Our first stop will be the spectacular Los Tres Ojos grotto to see the famous freshwater lakes and its spectacular cave. Then we'll go on a sightseeing tour of the Columbus Lighthouse, where the remains of the navigator are said to be located.

Next, we'll make a stop at the Presidential Palace. From the exterior, we'll observe this large-scale neoclassical architectural ensemble, before continuing our visit through the historic center of the city, Santo Domingo's beautiful Ciudad Colonial!

The route will then take us through the historic center of the city to see the Cathedral Primada de America, the oldest cathedral on the continent. We'll walk along Calle de Las Damas, the oldest street, where we'll see the first stone house built in the new world. We'll also go inside the National Pantheon where the remains of illustrious historical figures of the Dominican Republic rest.

Our next stop will be in Plaza de España, a square with beautiful terraces and breathtaking views of the Ozama River. This is also the location of the Alcázar de Colón, the Admiral's former residence. You won't be able to stop taking photos as we make our way through its interior!

We'll also visit a souvenir store and check out a semi-precious stone called Larimar. The perfect opportunity to pick up a nice souvenir! Did you know that the Dominican Republic is home to the only mine in the world where this semi-precious stone can be found?

Afterward, we'll leave you some free time to have a coffee, stroll along Calle El Conde and enjoy this beautiful environment full of squares and historic buildings. Then, we'll refuel with a delicious buffet lunch with typical dishes such as rice, meat stew and beans.

Following a delicious meal, we'll head to the Malecón to end the tour with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. After taking you back to your hotel, where arrival is scheduled between 6 and 7:30 pm, the tour will conclude.

Hotel pickup

This tour includes hotel pickup in the following areas: Bávaro, Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Úvero Alto, Bayahibe, Dominicus, La Romana, Juan Dolió and Boca Chica.

Santo Domingo Plane Ride

If you want to get to Santo Domingo from Punta Cana in less than 35 minutes, you can book the Santo Domingo Airplane Tour - you'll be there in no time! 

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Adults Children between 5 and 9 years old Children under 5 years old
Tour in English
US$ 89
US$ 44.50

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 89
  • Children between 5 and 9 years old

    US$ 44.50
  • Children under 5 years old


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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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9 hours - 11 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus transport.

English speaking guide.

Buffet style lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Physical: Accessible only for folding chairs. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation. Show more

Visual: Varies according to the attraction included. Information in accessible formats.

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All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 89