Explore the history and culture of the Dominican Republic on a full-day tour of Santo Domingo, the 1st city of the Americas.

Explore Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas, on this 12-hour tour from Punta Cana. Stop at ‘Los Tres Ojos’, a limestone caves containing a series of three lakes, to learn about the Dominican Republic’s native Taino Indians. Stroll through the streets of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone with your local guide, snapping photos and learning about the city’s history. Eat a traditional Dominican buffet lunch and choose to spend time shopping for souvenirs.



DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Punta Cana, Bavaro, Cabeza de Todo, Uvero Alto, Cap Cana and Bayahibe Hotels
DURATION 9 hours
Spanish, English
Hotel pick-up and drop off Entrance fees to all monuments/museums
Professional guide Dominican lunch
Tips (optional) and personal expenses


Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothes
• Bring your swimming costume, a towel, sun screen, your camera, sunglasses and water repellent
• Please bring dry clothes for the return trip, as the bus is air-conditioned
• Please have breakfast before leaving your hotel
• Pregnant women may not participate on this tour
• This tour is suitable for all ages
• You can take part in the this tour even if you do not know how to swim


Following a transfer from Punta Cana, stroll through the narrow walkways of the historic center and unravel the story of Santo Domingo; from its humble beginnings as the oldest colonial city of the 15th-century to the modern metropolis it is today.


Pay homage to the First Cathedral of the Americas, birthplace of a fervent Catholic faith. Visit the National Pantheon (Pantéon Nacional) in a former Jesuits church and see the remains of notable Dominicans. Wander the rooms of the Mueso de la Casas Reales to see an alluring display of colonial artifacts.


walk across the Alcazar de Colon and be transported back to the days of the original Spanish conquistadors.


After a delicious lunch of typical Dominican flavors, go to the the Malecon for views of the Caribbean Sea on Santo Domingo’s lovely boardwalk. Marvel at the modern architecture, such as the Fine Arts Palace, National Theatre and Presidential Palace.


Visit the lighthouse that was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus landing in the Americas, and now the site of his remains.
santo domingo day trip