Historical Santo Domingo Day Trip From Bayahibe - La Romana

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Avenida La Laguna, Av. La Laguna, Dominicus 23000, Dominican Republic
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit the oldest city of the Americas! Come and join us to experience walking through Santo Domingo, where history started in the Americas. Visit the first cathedral of the new world, Diego Columbus Alcazar, the famous Las Damas street, and some other 5th century colonial monuments. Youll also have panoramic views of the downtown, residential areas, and the National Presidential Palace. Your best shopping option will be at the colorful market. Lunch is included at a typical Dominican restaurant.

Know More about this tour

Travel from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is approximately 2.5 hours, depending on how long the group stops midway at the gift shop and to use the restrooms. Visit the oldest city of the New World and Christopher Columbus' first permanent settlement after his "discovery" of the Americas. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1992, Santo Domingo is a city of many firsts in the New World with the first cathedral, paved road, university, hospital, stone home, tavern, etc.

Our first stop in the capital will be at the Three Eyes National Park with underground caves and lagoons used by the Taino Indians (the Dominican Republic's original inhabitants). From there there will be a quick photo stop at the Columbus Lighthouse, built in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landing in the New World. Next visit is to one of the oldest streets of the Western Hemisphere located in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone, a 16 square block neighborhood oozing with Dominican history and culture.

The first peek at the Colonial Zone comes at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514, it was the home of Christopher Columbus's son, Diego. From the Palace the group will walk through the historic Plaza de Espana and onto Calle Las Damas (the fist paved street of the New World). Our final destination is one of the most important sites in the Dominican Republic: the First Cathedral of the New World.

Lunch will then be served at one of the top Dominican restaurants in Santo Domingo, known for it's excellent home style cooking and typical dance performances by the waiters and waitresses. After lunch, you will get to pass by some of the modern areas of the capital and the National Palace where the Dominican President and the highest level government officials have their offices.

To end the day, you will be able to take some time to visit a spacious gift shop selling nearly every Dominican keepsake imaginable.

With this day trip to Santo Domingo, you'll experience the city's rich history and the daily life of everyday Dominicans in their capital of 3 million inhabitants.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional art historian guide

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Enter to the monuments all inclusive, audio guide

Buffet lunch at Atarazana Restaurat, typical dominican food,vegetarian option available





Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

To enter the cathedral women and men must be covered to the elbows and knees

It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes

It is recommended that you bring cash, a camera, sunscreen, and a hat

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Oct-2019

    This day trip was good. My only complaint is the "snacks" was bottled water. I was expecting real snacks. The guides were exceptional and very passionate about what they were presenting. Word of caution, there are a lot of steps to climb and you have to be covered down to your elbows and knees to enter the cathedral or they make you wrap in these scarves that every one else uses.

  • 03-Dec-2018

    Tour of Historical Santo Domingo was very interesting, mostly thanks to the amazing guide - Sandro has a vast knowledge of the history, culture, politics, food, traditions of Dominican Republic and Haiti. Very good transitions between Spanish and English, so it is very easy to follow.