Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Eat Drink and Be Merry Puerto Plata City Tour!


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From $109.00

118 reviews   (4.92)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: dominican republic, dominican republic

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Amber Cove cruise ship passengers, eat, drink and be merry... very merry on our All Inclusive Puerto Plata City Tour, a 5 hour glimpse into Dominican life. From the time we pick you up in an air conditioned bus at Amber Cove until we return you to port, friendly and knowledgeable guides will keep you entertained with Dominican history, folklore, great food, lots of local rum drinks and more! Adults 18+ only.


What's Included

Alcoholic beverages

Bottled water

Lunch Included (Choose from 3 menu selections)

Port pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Snacks

What's Not Included

Additional alcoholic drinks at lunch (available to purchase)

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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
  • Itineraries may change due to weather, problems with routes, etc. Iguana Mama reserves the right to change the itinerary due to any factor.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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
  • Itineraries may change due to weather, problems with routes, etc. Iguana Mama reserves the right to change the itinerary due to any factor.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car
Cable Car Ride to the top of Mt Isabel. .Sightseeing, botanical garden

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Macorix House of Rum
Learn the history of rum making on the island. Sample 8 different varieties of rum.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fortaleza San Felipe
Walk the grounds and if there is time, go into the fort.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Lunch at a beautiful courtyard cafe in a restored Victorian home.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Espigon Cigars
Learn to roll a cigar, sample cigars, sample Mama Juana, Dance!

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

One of The Greatest Excursions of All Time!
pierrejj8, 14-08-2022
Everything was amazing. Alexander The Great was a superior tour guide and photographer! Big Papi William was the best driving. From touring the highest mountain, to rolling cigars, to tasting 7 kinds of rum…everything was amazing. And I don’t get me started on the food….deliciousness!!!!!Can’t wait to come back and bring friends! Be sure to ask for extra Gasoline when you go….(you’re welcome)
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Lacdlaws, 17-07-2022
We booked this tour while coming in on a cruise and are so glad we did! Alexander the Great and Indiana Jones took great care of us. They were welcoming, kind, and happily showed us around their city.

We had no problem finding the pick-up spot from the cruise port with the directions provided. This was the perfect tour to see the many highlights of the area. The cable car was our first stop and we beat the crowd to get the most out of our time. The rum factory was next on the list and it did not disappoint. We then toured a fort, followed by lunch. We picked the authentic food option but they also offered a cheeseburger and vegetarian option if you are feeling less adventurous. The food and restaurant was exceptional! After lunch we were taken to the cigar factory and for additional sight seeing downtown.

Alex always kept the rum and coke (or sprite) flowing and was more than happy to snap photos of your group.

10/10 recommend and would book with this company again!
Great way to enjoy Puerto Plata!
L C, 03-07-2022
Do not pass on this tour - it is a morning and afternoon filled with tons of fun. From the tram ride up the hill to the rum tasting to the cigar smoking to the wonderful lunch and so much more. Our tour guide Jose was very knowledgeable and friendly - he knew people everywhere we went and showed us a terrific time. Highly recommend. We booked directly - not through the cruise line - and everything went smoothly.
The best shore excursion for history and fun!
Karenonadventure, 24-06-2022
This tour was our favorite of the whole NCL cruise! It was upbeat and fun and very informative. Lunch was delicious at a beautiful restaurant, the Rum tour at Macorix was great and something I’ve never done before… the cigar rolling was a unique experience too! Diego was our driver and he even upon request took us for a quick stop at a public beach access so I could put my feet and legs in the water for a couple of minutes… Alex (the great) made the tour what it was:The Best! Walking to the pickup was easy from Amber Cove and we were greeted as family from the start and offered an ice cold coke or one with “gas” aka rum which we gladly accepted. We were given snacks as we drive along too. The view from the mountain after the cable car ride was incredible! I definitely recommend this tour!
Great Day at Puerto Plata!
Roguejck7, 13-06-2022
What a great, adventurous day at Puerto Plata. This tour was highly rated and so were our guides—Alexander the Great and Diego. They did not disappoint! We started the day with a stop at a cigar shop and factory where we could try, roll, and buy cigars. We were introduced to a local drink (if you drink alcohol, you must try this) and we were taught to dance the merengue by a local gal who dressed the part. It was loads of fun. It was here that we learned a few things. First, travelers should be prepared to offer a gratuity to literally everyone you come in contact with—not just your tour guides. That is clearly an expectation, though unwritten and unspoken. The gestures of your guests will say it all. There is a more direct expectation that you will purchase things in the places that you stop such as the cigar shop and the shop at the Redeemer statue.

The Redeemer statue is quite impressive and it is certainly worth taking the cable car to the top of the mountain to see it. There are restrooms there—BUT—be prepared to be pestered by the shop owners to drag you into their shops right after using the restroom. One shop owner tried to follow my wife into bathroom in order to get her name.

After the cigar shop and the merengue lesson we visited the Macorix Rum distillery. This was a great experience! The rums were exceptional. Be prepared—you are well plied by your guides with drinks (yep, even at 10:00 in the morning) before and after the distillery and literally everywhere. You can open carry “Dominican Gasoline” everywhere you go!

We then took the cable car tour (a phenomenal experience), had lunch at a local spot and toured important and beautiful spots around the city. Alexander took great care to share local history and information about nature. For people who enjoy experiencing cultural and natural history when they travel, this tour is a must.

Keep in mind—almost everyone you come in contact with will offer a way to take your money. This includes tourist traps and friendly people who are offering to take your picture. Be mindful of this and you will have a great time like we did.




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