Higuey and River Yuma Full Day Tour with Lunch from Punta Cana

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From $109.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Sugarcane, sacred shrines, a riverboat trip and even a voodoo show. This exclusive excursion has a bit of everything that makes the Dominican Republic so fascinating. Expect to meet plenty of locals and explore inland around the River. Get off the beaten track for a true flavor of Dominican culture and society when you visit a fruit farm, a fishing village and a market. Luis, one of our expert guides, says, ‘Higuey is where most of the local resort staff live, and it's an enriching experience to see daily life in full swing. At the market, you can buy all sorts, from a bottle of rum to a live chicken.'
Try juicy tropical fruits and learn about Dominican agriculture on a plantation visit
Wander the stalls and snap photos of the produce at Higuey market
Look out for exotic Caribbean flora and fauna on a boat ride on the River Yuma
Meet Haitian sugarcane farmers at a ‘batey' and watch their traditional voodoo show
Expert local guide with unrivalled knowledge

What's Included

Boat trip


Lunch and drinks


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Boca de Yuma
Next, we head south through tropical countryside to the little fishing village of Boca de Yuma. After a leisurely lunch of Caribbean dishes prepared with local ingredients, you'll set off on a boat ride on the River Yuma. Afterwards, discover the complicated history of Dominican sugarcane plantations at a ‘batey'. These plantation camps are home to communities of sugarcane-harvesting Haitians. Meet and chat with the community, and then watch as they put on a voodoo show.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

You'll get a real taste for the country straight away with a visit to a plantation. Savour tropical fruits such as papaya and pineapple as well as coffee and cocoa. Up next is Higuey, the provincial capital, where you'll get to poke around for spices in the market and see locals stocking up on fresh produce. You'll also pass by the lamdark modern basilica – an important shrine.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
Pass Basilica – Church Senora De La Altagracia

• Admission Ticket Free

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