Enjoy the comfort and flexibility of this private tour which will allow you to explore and learn about the history of Dominican’s oldest colonial setup in Santo Domingo. Known for hosting the first European settlement in the country, the capital city has a lot to offer in terms of art, architecture, gastronomy and culture. Your tour will embark from your hotel where you will be picked up early morning and head to the famed colonial zone of the city. Feast your eyes on the towering structures of the Zona Colonial which date back to the 1500s, including the classic cobblestoned walkways, the cathedral which was the first to be built in the New World and museums. The tour will also take you to the stunning Cave of Wonders, a natural museum of cave paintings located between the Cumayasa and Soco rivers. The cave is extremely significant in showcasing the heritage of the local people as it features hundreds of Taino paintings which depict the life and times of the Taino people.
After visiting these informative places, you will have the chance of feasting on an authentic Caribbean meal for lunch with traditional dishes cooked from typical local items. The tour will then head on to the quaint Altos de Chavón, a recreation of a typical Medieval style village in La romana, Casa de Campo and the Production Tour Tobacco Garcia at Casa de Campo where you can watch and learn the processes of producing tobacco and cigars. The shopping centers of the city will also be open to you where you can buy typical Taino dolls and other handicraft items to take back home. After the shopping tour your tour will conclude and you will be dropped back to your hotel.