Embark on a historical journey with this full day tour of Santo Domingo which will take your around one of the most historically significant cities in the world. Here you can immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the colonial era in Santo Domingo and get a glimpse of life in those times with the help of your expert guide. You tour will start early morning as you get picked up from your hotel in Punta Cana at 7:00 AM. Your tour will first stop at the majestic Three Eyes Cave, known by the locals as Los Tres Ojos. This cave leads to three open lakes which are fed by an underground river and boast of stunning blue waters. The underground cave and lagoons were used by the Taino people for millennials and served as a source of water and some tiny variations of fish. The tour will then head to the towering Christopher Lighthouse, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. The monument’s lighthouse features project beams of light forming a cross shape which can be seen all the way from Puerto Rico.
Next up will be famous Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo which will treat you with some of the oldest colonial monuments in all of the Americas. Here you can stroll through the paved roads of the New World and admire the architecture and regality of the monuments and sites like the Columbus Park, the first Cathedral and the first Spanish town square. After some hours in the Colonial Zone you will then head on to the Columbus House, built in 1510. It was here that Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, stayed with his wife and seven children. During this tour you can also relish a delectable buffet lunch which will give you a chance to treat your taste buds with the best of Dominican cuisine, and while you dine, you can enjoy the stunning dance performances put up by the locals. There will also be several stops during this ten hour tour for shopping opportunities so that you can collect on some attractive souvenirs and gifts to take back as memories. Apart from these main sites, you will also come across intriguing sites like the Chavon River, a river often showcased in many movies, and major baseball fields where the maximum number of major league players have been discovered. After this very informative experience, your tour will head back to your respective hotel.