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Higuey Half Day City Tour

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Cap Cana, Caribbean
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Get to know the unique spirit of Higuey during this half-day tour from Punta Cana. See what life is like in the Domincan countryside and visit the city's historic churches, San Dionicio Church and the Basilica of La Altagracia. Meet some locals and get the opportunity to visit shops where local handicrafts are sold for souvenirs. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
  • Half-day tour of Higuey from Punta Cana
  • Visit the city's important religious sites, San Dionicio Church and Basilica of La Altagracia
  • Shop for souvenirs at a local handicraft shop
  • Stop at a typical Dominican countryside home
  • Learn how local chocolate and coffee are harvested and processed
  • Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels and accommodations
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Bottled water
Light refreshments
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel lobby, where you'll board a comfortable, climate-controlled tour vehicle. Settle in for the short trip to Higuey, Punta Cana's nearest urban neighbor. On the way there, get views of life in rural Dominican countryside.

Upon arrival in the historic city of Higuey, head for the town's two most impressive churches. The Basilica of La Altagracia (The Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia) was built in the 1950s in honor of the patroness saint of the Dominican Republic. Admire the ancient San Dionicio Church (Santuario San Dionisio), dating from 1512, then visit a handicraft shop to peruse the locally made souvenirs. 

Please note: Long pants, long skirts and long-sleeved shirts are mandatory to enter the cathedral. 

Travel into the city's surrounding countryside to see a typical Dominican house, as well as coffee and cocoa plantations. Learn how the well-known Dominican coffee is made and get the opportunity to taste exotic tropical fruits, chocolate and coffee made in the area.

At the end of your half-day tour, return to Punta Cana for hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
A vacation is not complete until you have had your mandatory hunt for local treasures. Visit the largest and most important church in the country, The Basilica de La Altagracia. Take a stroll on the main street and observe the day to day activity in the city; the cafeterias, the shoe shiners and the fruit stalls and their vendors. Visit the Saint Dionysus church, constructed over 500 years ago! Visit a local gift shop and take the opportunity to stack-up with some traditional products.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY CARIBE EXCURSIONES

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Kathy D
, Jul 2016
Viator tours providing service through local tours Mc travel and tours. However I believe a different agency showed up. I'm giving a rating of 3 primarily for being late and no English guide upon arrival. Our original time was 9 am. Later changed to 9:25 then to 9:50. Only to show up after 10 am. Upon guide arrived the trip ended up being very productive. The tour was a little less than 4 hours. The guide showed us how the Dominicans people pretty much live off the land agriculturally. By making coconut oil and other products. The meat market consist of cut up animals that was hung outside to dry. We were able to view 2 of the oldest churches and a local store for souvenirs. Visit a local family who sold several types of products. Some of them I believe we're over priced. But very nice family. Be wear of bugs because there were everywhere. Some of the members were cutting up coconut to be processed. Very interesting trip! Especially if you are interested in learning about the people and culture. Higuey is about a 45 minute drive from Punta Cana. Improvements needed is to have an English speaking guide available for the duration of the trip. Riding 45 minutes with empty space was a little wasted. No water or refreshments provided on our trip. Maybe because it's a new itinerary.
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