Santo Domingo 1-Day Tour from Punta Cana


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Duration: 10 hours

Departs: dominican republic, dominican republic

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

During the tour that we will do in Santo Domingo, we will visit the main monuments and historical places of our country, so that you can learn about our origins, culture, and lifestyle.

Our tour in Santo Domingo begins in the Los Tres Ojos National Park, then we make a stop at the Colon Lighthouse, where the remains of Admiral Cristóbal Colon rest.

Then we will continue our tour of the new city of Santo Domingo and we will walk through the main streets and most important avenues, we will pass through the commercial area, Chinatown, and we will stop to take a photo at the presidential palace. from there we continue straight to the Malecón de Santo Domingo.

After all the aforementioned, we will stop in the colonial zone, where we will enjoy a typical lunch, here we recharge the batteries, by then we will start the tour throughout this old city, where we will visit the first cathedral in America, calle las damas, plaza España.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Non-alcoholic beverages

Typical

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 17 - 70
  • SENIOR: Age: 71 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

The 3 Eyes National Park
During the visit to Santo Domingo, we will make a stop at Los Tres Ojos National Park, where we will make a tour of about 45 minutes, and we will visit the three Taino caves and the fourth lake.

The Los Tres Ojos National Park played an important role in the life, culture and lifestyle of the Tainos.

It is important to note that these caves played an important role in life, culture, and in the Taino religion. We will always do this guided tour, with a native of the area, who will give us every detail of what was visited there.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)
In our visit to the Colon lighthouse from outside the building we will observe the different countries that supported the initiative to create this monument. This visit is to the external part of the monument where we will take photos in this place with the mobile pope.

• Admission Ticket Free

Palacio National
In this place we will stop to take a photo of the Presidential House, which is a replica of the United States Capitol. This visit is to the outside of the Palace where we will also take a photo with the presidential guard.

• Admission Ticket Free

Malecon
This is one of the most favorite places when visiting Santo Domingo where you can appreciate the warm and gentle breeze of the Caribbean and lose your sight in the Caribbean. In this place they will visit a small part of the Malecón, they will also use hammocks that we have here in this beautiful place.

!That experience! ride the hammocks here on the boardwalk, remember your childhood, is priceless.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Zona Colonial
Here in the Colonial Zone we will visit the following places:

1. Mugado Restaurant, to enjoy a delicious lunch.
2. We will visit Calles las Damas
3. Colon Park
4. Alcazar de Colon
5. First Cathedral of America
6. Plaza España
7. The pantheon of the Homeland
8. Souvenir Shop

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Calle Las Damas
AgLa Calle Las Damas was the first street in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and America.

Located in the Colonial City, it owes its name to the fact that at the beginning of the colony the ladies walked along that street, which is currently decorated with colonial tiles. This street has as attractions: Fortaleza Ozama, La Real Audiencia, Don Rodrigo de Bastidas' house (today the "Trampolín" children's museum), colonial houses (some with colonial shields) and at the end the Plaza España.

Las Damas Street, was the first street created in the Colonial Zone, which was made during the government of Nicolás de Ovando, in this street it went from the Ozama Fortress or Torre del Homenaje, to the vicinity of the Alcázar, which were started around 1511. During colonial times, this street was called Calle de la Fortaleza, because the Ozama Fortress was located there.

Here we will take a guided tour, learning about the culture and origin of this famous street.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Parque Colon
AgEl Parque Colón is one of the parks or historical squares of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, which served as the main party center of the society of the colonial era. Currently the Parque Colón is used as the main center for cultural activities and is also part of the Santo Domingo World Heritage Site.
This was the main entertainment center for the inhabitants of the time, since it gave life and splendor to the town of La Isabela, and its surroundings. The name of Plaza Mayor was given in honor of the Major Commander of the order of Nicolás de Ovando, who arrived in Santo Domingo in 1502. It owed its name even more, since this was in charge of moving the city to the western part of the Ozama River.

We will also make our tour in this beautiful place and we will see hundreds of pigeons that adorn this area.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Alcazar de Colon
The Alcázar de Colón or Viceregal Palace of Don Diego Colón is a palace located in the Plaza de España in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, which was built on a site near the cliffs that look towards the Ozama River, granted to Diego Colón, first-born son of the discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus, by King Ferdinand the Catholic, to build a home for himself and his descendants on the island of Hispaniola, which he arrived in 1509 as governor and where today The Alcazar de Colón Museum works.

The Alcázar de Colón was built between 1511 and 1514, following the influences of the existing one in Mancera de Abajo, in Salamanca, Spain, of which ruins are still preserved. The name of the architect who carried out the building is unknown. Mostly Mudejar Gothic style.

Here we will take a tour with an audio in your language, which explains step by step all the antiques in there.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Located in front of the Alcazar de Colón, this monumental square, also known as Plaza de la Hispanidad, is characterized by housing the statue of the founder of the city, Nicolás de Ovando, in the western part of the river. Also, in front of the historic royal houses you can see the sundial dated 1753.

In this beautiful place we will take beautiful photos, as well as take a tour.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Panteon Nacional
Agre The building was one of the last buildings built by the Spanish on Dominican soil. The date of the beginning of its construction is not known with certainty but some historians suppose that it was between the years 1714 and 1755 and it is attributed to Jerónimo Quezada y Garçon. It originally served as a church of the Jesuit order. Here the Jesuit priests gave mass with their backs to the congregation so that everyone, including the priests, would face the figure of Jesus Christ and the altar.
The National Pantheon has around 36 empty spaces to house future heroes. There is also an empty space without a plaque, dedicated to the unknown soldier. There is a permanent Honor Guard, made up of members of the Presidential Guard, in full dress, without moving a single muscle. One of them makes a solemn walk around the central aisle, which runs from the main entrance to just in front of the main altar.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

It was relaxing
Amaris B, 26-09-2022
It was so relaxing it is the best i recommend it is cool so much fun i recommend i loved to relax!!!
Love it
ever_a, 01-09-2022
Me and my wife love it, and David (guide) family David thank you for everything thank you so much for what you do.
Great Value and Great Overview of Santo Domingo
Amy_W, 24-09-2022
This is absolutely a great tour with a great overview of Santo Domingo. In the beginning, it was a little bit chaotic, a little bit of my fault as well, as the meetup point was outside the main gate of Bahia Principle resort (I did not even know there was the main gate as I arrived at the resort at night and we were right at the resort main lobby). Afterward, there were quite a bit of few pickups including a long stop at a gas station. I explicitly asked for an English guide. Our tour guide asked if everyone speaking Spanish (in Spanish), and many people replied "si", then he started talking in Spanish. I approached him and advised him we only understood English. Afterward, everything went smoothly. It had many stops, including the Colonial Zone, the Colon Lighthouse, El Conde Street, and Los Tres Ojos Lake. A pretty nice lunch was included. There were two relatively long stops at souvenir stores, as we were not pressured to buy, I did not mind that (even though I would prefer to wander somewhere else if I knew how long the stay would be). Overall, I think it is a great value of what we received.
Good tour but day is long to much waiting about.
Alisonpitman_P, 24-09-2022
This was a long day, most of which was swapping and changing buses there and back we left at 7.35 got back to hotel at 8.35 pm. Restaurant we visited for lunch was beautiful food a plenty. The sights we were shown were fantastic and David our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke fantastic English so we understood everything he was telling us. Unfortunately for us (not the tour operators fault) we had Amercas next top models on our trip who spent far too much time doing photo shoots putting us behind a lot!!
Good but should be improved
745samarm, 05-09-2022
Good tour with a very knowledgeable guide (David). The tour stops allowed us to have a general idea of the history of Santo Domingo. The guide was attentive and generous with his time and answers.
Transportation was terrible though - we wasted about 2 hours being transported from one bus to another. The bus was small and uncomfortable which made the trip unnecessarily overexhausting.
Overall a good tour if you want to have a glimpse of the city but they should really improve the transportation logistics.




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