Would you like to walk in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus? Of course you would! That’s why we’re inviting you to our exclusive excursion to Santo Domingo, to explore the oldest European-settled city in the Western Hemisphere. This excursion combines rich history and modern day culture into one amazing day.
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Between 6am – 7am, depending on your hotel location
Explore the highlights of Santo Domingo, the oldest European-settled city in the Western Hemisphere. On this sightseeing tour of the Dominican Republic’s capital. With commentary from your local guide, a walking tour includes the Colonial Zone(“Zona Colonial”), listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will be able to see many culturally significant landmarks of the area including Alcázar de Colón, Plaza de España, and the Iglesia de los Jesuitas among other landmarks. Wander through the Mueso de la Casas Reales, formerly the Governmental Palace, has an alluring display of colonial era artifacts. This part of the city on the west back of the Ozama River, is home to the Catedral Primada de America, the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
The tour continues with a stop at Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes), the name given to a 50-yard open-air limestone cave located in the Mirador del Este park, just outside Santa Domingo. Initially, the cave was used by the indigenous Taíno Indians, the first inhabitants of the Hispaniola Island, for religious rituals.
Additional landmarks on this coach tour include the Monasterio de los Dominicos, the Monasterio Santa Clara and the Casa Nicolas de Ovando. Visit the Fuerte San Gil, the Plaza de la Cultura and many other important historical and cultural landmarks while listening to informative commentary from your guide. Tour also includes entrance to the 3 Eyes National Park (Parque Los Tres Ojos).Certainly, an excursion full of history and culture.
Excellent tour & well worth the time… Our guide Joanny was amazing and very knowledgeable. They allowed time for bathroom stops, I felt very safe.
During our last visit to Dominican Republic, we booked a tour to Santo Domingo, most of the sites visited are relevant to the history of the American Continent. Since the city was the first city in the Americas, you will visit the first street, the first church, the first everything. At the end we visited some Cenote Caves, they have near the city, which was really interesting. The tour will take all day, be prepared to do a lot of walking.