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9 Excursions at Punta Cana That Locals Love

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Punta Cana is a popular tourist spot in the Dominican Republic. It has white, sandy beaches, palm trees, and a tropical climate year round. Several excursions at Punta Cana offer opportunities for adventure or relaxation.

Samana tour by planePRICE & DETAILS

This tour starts with a chartered flight to the Samana Peninsula where you will enjoy four different adventures. First is a truck safari into the tropical forest where you can eat some yummy local produce. Up next is horseback riding across the rivers and trails leading to El Salto De Limon waterfall and lagoon, followed by traveling to Samana Bay and taking a quick boat trip to eat a traditional Dominican lunch on the beach. The final part of the tour is a visit to Bacardi Island for drinks.

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Salto del Limon waterfall in Samana

 

Hoyo Azul cave explorerPRICE & DETAILS

Located in southernmost Punta Cana, the El Farallon cliff is a wonderful place to hike through a tropical forest. You will learn about local plants as you go, and after less than half an hour, you arrive at a cave to explore the depths with an experienced guide. Afterwards is a snack break, followed by walking down an eco-trail to Hoyo Azul. This is a cenote, or natural lagoon of clear water. It’s the perfect location to end the hike and relax.

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Group inside the cave admiring their surrounding

 

Bavaro Splash speedboatsPRICE & DETAILS

This tour involves riding a speedboat along the scenic coast of Punta Cana, and then a SNUBA session with certified guides. SNUBA is a combination of snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Guides will give you an air hose and take you out with a floating raft to explore underwater in small groups.

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Man and woman on a speed boat

 

Segway eco tourPRICE & DETAILS

There’s no need to worry if you’ve never ridden a Segway before because this tour begins with a lesson on how to safely operate your vehicle. You will ride your Segway through two ecological reserves, one of which has freshwater lagoons. Also included is a trip to the popular resort Tortuga Bay and some time on a white sand beach.

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Riding segways along a tree path

 

Saona IslandPRICE & DETAILS

Saona Island is a tropical paradise just off the coast of the Dominican Republic. You will spend the day on the beach with an open bar, and the return trip is a slow cruise on a catamaran that also includes an open bar and Latin music.

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Zip line canopy adventurePRICE & DETAILS

If you like adrenaline rushes, this zip line tour is just what you’re looking for. With 15 platforms and eight cable lines through valleys and trees, this four-hour tour is loaded with adventure.

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Woman zip lining with the mountains as a background

 

Zip line and Hoyo AzulPRICE & DETAILS

This zip line course attaches to the El Farallon Cliff instead of trees, where you will have a view of the Caribbean Sea. Suspension bridges and eco-trails lead to each platform. After zip lining, you will have a snack and head down to the lagoon of Hoyo Azul to relax.

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Hoyo Azul in Cap Cana

 

Dr. Fish Ocean SpaPRICE & DETAILS

For three hours, you will be pampered on a double-decker boat as it cruises the shores of Punta Cana. There are massages, Pilates lessons, and a special foot exfoliation done with Garra Rufa fish. You will also be served healthy foods and white wine.

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Dead skin eating fish foot massage

 

Caribbean buccaneers dinner showPRICE & DETAILS

Before setting sail on a replica of a pirate ship, you get to meet with the crew at a pirate village on the coast. Once you board, the pirates put on a show of dancing and fighting as you travel to Shark Island, where you will feast under the stars. This excursion offers plenty of interaction with the pirates for the whole family.

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Two pirates sword fighting as part of the show

Information on this page could change. Please visit each tour’s specific page for the most accurate and up to date information.

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