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Half-Day Tour: Dominican Discovery Of a Culture

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icon4 to 6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Discover the history and culture of the Dominican Republic during this private tour. Visit the 500-year-old city of Higuey and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese in the country. You also have the chance to swim at the beautiful Macao Beach and learn about Dominican traditions from your guide.
  • Get a crash course on Dominican history and culture
  • Explore the ancient city of Higuey and its cathedral
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Caribbean at Macao Beach
  • A private guide and vehicle ensure a personalized experience
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Private tour
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Transport by private vehicle
Live commentary on board
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide please let us know what kind of language you want.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Dominican Tours Transfers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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A day we’ll spent.
, Mar 2022
We had a lovely day with Pablo, who shared so much about his country in a few short hours. He was comfortable driving through the motor bike filled streets of Higuay market and even stopped to buy sugar cane and showed how to eat it. It was a day well spent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Interesting, loved being introduced to the Dominican culture
, Jan 2022
I really enjoyed the plantation, seeing the Dominican home, Maceo Beach was beautiful except for being charged $32.00 for a Piña colada and a margarita. Rip off.. Pablo was amazing, a wealth of knowledge, friendly and thank goodness he was driving!
Tour okay, but repetitive of other tours.
, Dec 2021
Our tour guide was friendly and helpful. Other than the visit to the cathedral, the tour was a repeat of things seen and experienced on other tours. Would like to have learned some trivia about Punta Cana and surrounding areas.
2 travelers found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
Pablo.....we love learning about the culture of the community we visit. Pablo gaves us not only a sense of the DR, but tried to ensure we understood the essence of the country and its people. HE WAS AMAZING!
Excellent time
, May 2021
We had a great time with Edwin, he was so nice from the start and let us decide if we wanted to go to each stop and how long we wanted to spend there. He spoke English very well, which was helpful to us. This tour allowed us to buy some souvenirs, visit a coffee and cacao plantation, see the smaller villages in more of a country setting and a bigger city where the citadel was located. A nice tour without any time stress on timing.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Excellent excursion
, Mar 2021
This excursion was well worth the money! Our guide Edwin Perez was amazing! He explained everything to us in detail. He stopped places that weren’t on the itinerary because we wanted to stop there. We had some trouble with the van he was driving and again, he took care of it. He was amazing. If you have the opportunity you really need to book this excursion.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Fantastic Tour
, Aug 2019
This was one of the best tours we've ever been on! We went to 5 different locations throughout the tour and received such a well rounded cultural background of the Dominican. Needless to say, we also had the best tour guide. Thank you Sylvester for all your insight - you made our excursion so enjoyable!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Most interesting day in eastern Dominican Republic
, May 2019
We were picked up at our resort in a private car by Edwin, who was a great young man. He drove us to a farm where we toured the property and purchased a variety of home grown items. We then went to a tobacco factory and even rolled our own cigars! He then took us to the large city of Higuey. With few traffic laws we were so relieved he was driving and not us. In Higuey Edwin handed us off to Tito. He was a delightful local guy who showed us the cathedral and walked us around part of the downtown area. We had a meal at a nice bar/restaurant and then traveled back to Punta Cana with Edwin. What we thought was going to be a four hour tour took more like six hours. But Edwin was in no hurry to end our tour and neither were we. Most interesting and fun tour!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great tour
, May 2019
Great tour, very personal with a one on one feeling, tour guide is very knowledgeable and his English is really good too. The driver is excellent also. The tour covered alot of things that goes on in Punta Cana.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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