Hispanolia Cutural Explorer Tour
- Discover the Dominican Republic’s influence on baseball at the Francisco A. Micheli Stadium
- Learn the fine art of cigar rolling at a cigar factory
- Visit an artisan village, Altos de Chavon
- Walk through the gardens of the Regional Archaeological Museum
- Float along a river boat and enjoy a seafood and shrimp lunch
- Activity duration: 9 hours (including transportation time to and from the activity)
GOOD TO KNOW
- Tour language: English with ASL Interpreter
- Good physical condition required: Yes
- Minimum age requirement: Suitable for all ages
- Suitable for children: Yes
- Suitable for the elderly: Yes
- Pregnant women allowed: No
Discover the richness of the island of Hispaniola and the country known as the Dominican Republic with a full-day trip that showcases its heritage and culture. Explore the island’s baseball background, famous cigars, artist villages, breathtaking jungles and unique architecture.
Experience the Dominican ABCs — art, baseball and cigars
Your getaway begins in Punta Cana and travels all the way to La Romana aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Baseball fans will love the visit to the Francisco A. Micheli Stadium, dedicated to the many famous Dominican baseball players who have had success in Major League Baseball, including David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz and Sammy Sosa.
From the famous ball players to the famous Dominican cigars that rival those of Cuba, you will next visit a cigar factory and watch as cigar craftsmen roll a proper cigar. Next, it is a visit to a bohemian artisan village, Altos de Chavon. There, quaint shops featuring local arts and crafts overlook the Chavon River in La Romana.
Explore the island’s archaeological wonders
Leaving the modern scenes behind, it is time to walk through tropical gardens and visit the Regional Archaeological Museum, featuring a replica of a Roman amphitheater. Then you will board a riverboat to travel along the Chavon River and take in the tropical views and jungles before stopping for a shrimp and seafood lunch.
The last stop on your foray will be the Basilica Cathedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia in Higuey. This imposing Catholic shrine is a return to modern world with a concrete structure erected in 1954. From there, you’ll be taken back to your resort in Punta Cana.