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Altos de Chavon: Our most recommended tours and activities

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

1. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

Explore the Mediterranean-style village of Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island on this day trip from Punta Cana. Enjoy live commentary from a guide, savor a buffet lunch with unlimited drinks, and tickets to the East National Park. Head to Altos de Chavón to see a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavón River. Admire the work of artisans from the Dominican Republic who crafted the village in detail. Board a catamaran and cruise to Saona Island and get back to nature in the government-protected reserve. Relax on the beach and top up your tan, or go for a swim. Explore the tropical surroundings at leisure and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Marvel at the white sand and coconut palms before a BBQ buffet lunch of typical island fare. Make use of the open bar and sample local drinks before returning to Punta Cana.

Altos de Chavon: Guided Walking Tour

2. Altos de Chavon: Guided Walking Tour

Discover the beautiful Altos de Chavon, a model 16th-century Mediterranean village, on a walking tour with a guide. See the famous amphitheater, St. Stanislaus Church, and the Archaeological Museum, while admiring views of the Chavon River. Enjoy pickup from your hotel before starting your tour of the Altos de Chavon model medieval village. Sculpted entirely from limestone, the village offers panoramic views of the Chavon River. Visit the Greek-style amphitheater and hear about the legendary performances that have taken place there. Next, enter the charming St. Stanislaus Church and admire unbeatable views over the river. Visit the Archaeological Museum, which houses one of the most comprehensive exhibitions on indigenous culture in the Dominican Republic. Take in views of the stunning luxury resort of Casa de Campo. Finally, take the time to browse the town's shops, restaurants, and bars, with soft drinks and two beers included.

From Punta Cana: Catalina Snorkeling & Altos de Chavon Tour

3. From Punta Cana: Catalina Snorkeling & Altos de Chavon Tour

Experience the beauty of Catalina Island (Isla Catalina). Explore the beauty of the ocean while snorkeling around the island, and see the island's unique ecosystems. Enjoy an opportunity to explore the villa of Altos de Chavón, built in the Mediterranean style. Begin the tour with hotel pickup in modern and comfortable buses, before arriving at the Pier in La Romana to board and depart to the island. Stop first at the Snorkel site La Pared, with some of the most interesting coral reefs on the entire island, as it has the largest variety of live corals, fish, crustaceans, and other marine species on the island as it is a protected area listed as a National Park. Learn more about the seas around the Island, rich in wildlife, with many species of birds and tropical marine fish, and the large areas where natural sandbars offshore bring the depth to just a few feet. Continue your journey to Catalina Island after snorkeling, where its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches await. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, relax, and enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch and drinks. Visit the villa of Altos de Chavón, built in the Mediterranean style of the XVI century. Marvel at one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region, which has several art Schools, an amphitheater for the presentation of great artistic events, and appreciate one of the best views of the Chavón River.

Saona Island & Altos de Chavón: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4. Saona Island & Altos de Chavón: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Embark on a journey to discover the stunning Saona Island and the cultural richness of Altos de Chavón. This full-day tour offers a blend of pristine natural beauty and a deep dive into the vibrant culture and history of the Dominican Republic. Start your day exploring Altos de Chavón, a Mediterranean-style village perched above the Chavón River. This cultural gem is known as the 'City of Artists', where cobblestone paths lead to the impressive amphitheater, hosting performances by international artists. You'll delve into the rich history of the region at the Regional Archaeological Museum, housing a vast collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. The village also offers breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding landscape, providing ample photo opportunities. After soaking in the cultural vibes of Altos de Chavón, set sail to the mesmerizing Saona Island, a tropical paradise within the East National Park. The island's untouched beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life offer a tranquil escape. Here, you'll have the chance to walk along the pristine beaches, relax under the swaying palm trees, or explore the vibrant underwater world while snorkeling. A traditional Dominican lunch will be served, allowing you to savor the local flavors and cuisine. Post-lunch, immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty, explore its diverse ecosystems, or simply relax and soak up the sun. The journey back is equally enchanting, with a stop at a natural swimming pool in the middle of the ocean, where you can observe starfish in their natural habitat. The serene environment and the gentle lapping of the waves create a soothing ambiance, concluding your day on a tranquil note. Finally, you'll be comfortably transported back to your hotel, reminiscing about the day's adventures and the unforgettable experiences you've gathered. This tour combines the essence of the Dominican Republic's natural beauty and cultural richness, promising a day filled with exploration, relaxation, and a touch of adventure.

From Punta Cana: Alto de Chavon, La Romana, and Higuey Tour

5. From Punta Cana: Alto de Chavon, La Romana, and Higuey Tour

Three cities in one day (Alto De Chavón, La Romana and Higüey), It is the perfect way to explore the eastern part of the island. The first stop is to visit the tobacco museum to learn about the history of Dominican cigars and see how they are made by hand. After knowing a little about the tobacco produced locally and exported abroad. We are going to take a guided tour to the artistic city of Altos de Chavón, where you can learn more about the Taínos in the Regional Archaeological Museum and the charming city of Altos de Chavón. Learn about Dominican culture and flavors on an authentic cultural tour of the country's most beautiful and well-known tourist attractions. A Mediterranean-style artisan town that recreates the bohemian lifestyle of the 16th century. Enjoy the incredible scenic that liberates your sight. Visit the huge replica of the Roman amphitheater. The Chavón River, a landscape that makes you fall in love while it comes to life in front of your eyes from the top of Alto de Chavón. Our next stop is a sugar cane town called La Romana. They say that this place got its name because the only Roman weight scale in the area was located in this town to weigh the cane and when people went to this town, they said I'm going to La Romana. while your visit Here you will enjoy a delicious Typical Dominican Lunch with free time to go shopping for souvenirs, where you will find something for each of your family and friends. Time to make a panoramic route of the city of La Romana. We make a stop to see the Dominican baseball prospects train with aspirations to reach the big leagues Higüey, or Salva León de Higüey full name of the capital of the largest province in the Dominican Republic, and the eighth largest city in the country. Our stop at the Roman Catholic Cathedral and chapel in the Dominican Republic dedicated to the Virgin of La Altagracia also named after the province. After taking photos in the beautiful structures on the way back to the hotel, we are going make a stop to learn about sugar cane, coffee and cocoa, here the tour concluded and we returned to the hotels.

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What people are saying about Altos de Chavon

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 327 reviews

Melvin was an excellent guide. He was able to tour me around the places that I really wanted to visit. He messaged me the night before the tour, informing me of my pick up time. He arrived on time. And was very compassionate on the story/ history of each tourist spot. I am planning to return and will definitely ask him to tour me around on the other beautiful destinations in DR.

Really well organised and had soooo much fun on the catamaran and speedboat. The historical sight was really pleasant to venture and the Saona waters very amongst the most pristine that we have ever seen! Only I wish we anchored nearer the starfish to take a pic of them... My only regret honestly (I'm sure the starfish don't mind)...

This was an incredible day! The visit of Altos de chavon was quick but it was amazing and beautiful. Saona was amazing!! Beautiful island, the catamaran ride was great (unlimited cocktails and great music, not too many people), the food was very good and authentic! This was definitely the best day of our stay in DR

Great trip, drinking on board without resistance, animators great, guide seemed strange at first but then he did the job;)

Very nice experience with two children, a day with sunshine, beautiful landscapes and a good atmosphere. To do again.