Our most recommended things to do in San Pedro de Macoris

Saona Island: Cruise of Virgin Beaches and Turtle Nursery

1. Saona Island: Cruise of Virgin Beaches and Turtle Nursery

Discover the magic of Saona Island on this guided day trip with hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations. Soak up some sun with free time on the beach of Canto. Savor a delicious Dominican lunch on the beach and visit a turtle nursery. Dive into a natural pool in search of giant starfish.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and relax on the transfer to the speedboat in Bayahibe. Feel the wind in your hair as you glide to the Cotubanama National Park for a short stop in front of the Penon cliff. Hear about the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. Cruise to the mangroves whose roots reach into the sea water creating a unique ecosystem. Reach the white sands of Canto de la Playa. Have free time to watch the crystal-clear water lap at the coconut-treelined shore. Cut across the water to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch with hearty dishes like fish, chicken, rise, pasta, and fruit. Once done with lunch, visit the village of Mano Juan with your guide and get a glimpse of what local life is like. Stop at a turtle nursery where a local family takes care of the incubation of eggs during the laying period and releases the baby turtles into the sea. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to enjoy the beach or hunt for bargains at the local shops. End your trip with a dip in a famous natural pool where you ca see the huge starfish or have an aperitif while gazing at the turquoise Caribbean water. Return to Bayahibe with beautiful memories and transfer back to your accommodation.

Punta Cana: Zipline, Chairlift, Buggy & Horse Ride Adventure

2. Punta Cana: Zipline, Chairlift, Buggy & Horse Ride Adventure

Visit  La Hacienda Park and enjoy a pickup at your hotel. Soar over the jungle on speedy ziplines, enjoy a safari through Punta Cana, and feel the thrill of a quick jump. Slide through the jungle with 2-kilometre-long ziplines that reach a speed of up to 70 km/h and a height of up to 160 m, enjoy the wild jungle at high speed since zip lines, with a free fall jump with a height of 20 meters. Drive buggies on the extreme roads of a private circuit, which guarantee the best safety with an extreme experience so that children, as well as adults, can enjoy it to the fullest. Bathe in the river with crystal clear water, and ride through the middle of the jungle with horses that are calm and agile so you can enjoy the wildlife. Ride the only chairlift in the Dominican Republic that will make you enjoy the best views of the park and finally, discover the culture of the country with a safari. Learn about Dominican and local culture. Taste mamajuana and freshly brewed coffee and a hearty traditional buffet. For the little ones La Hacienda Park is family-friendly. Kids can enjoy their time at the kids club where they will be supervised by a great team and have a lot of fun activities while they wait for the older ones to finish their activities. Choose the Private VIP option to enjoy a private transfer from your hotel, access to La Hacienda, the services of a guide and a photographer, drinks and snacks, a lunch buffet, and digital photographs of your time at La Hacienda. The Standard Option includes a group transfer, a lunch buffet, and access to La Hacienda.

Punta Cana: Dominican Flavors Guided Day Trip

3. Punta Cana: Dominican Flavors Guided Day Trip

The Dominican Flavor tour begins with an in-depth tour of the cigar factory that follows the path of tobacco leaves from the fields to the packaging of premium handmade cigars. After entering the factory, your tour guide will show you all the different types of wrappers and folders from across the region that are used to make Vega fina premium handmade cigars. Follow the journey of the cigar manufacturing process where you can see staff hard at work, grouping, rolling and finally packing facilities. End the tour with a visit to the mega-cigar store where you'll find the most premium Vega Fina cigars, as well as other world-renowned brands.. Then without leaving the square, we are going to visit the chocolate factory chocopunto and observe live through a glass each of the steps necessary for the manufacture of a chocolate of excellent quality. Then you will go to the tasting area where you will receive samples of chocolates, as well as spirits, punches and cocoa-based ice creams that they also manufacture. We continue exploring the cave of Wonders where we can contemplate the incredible rock formations it houses. In its geological formation, coral formations and animals that inhabited the place at the end of the Pleistocene predominate. You can also appreciate the hundreds of petroglyphs, pictograms and engravings created by the Taino Indians, who inhabited these caves about 800 years ago. However, excavations have found archaeological remains and human bones dating back 4000 or 5000 years. The tour continues with a visit to the Ron Barceló Historic Center, where you can enjoy a tour of its aging cellar, being able to immerse yourself in the rich aroma of its aging reserves, as well as discover the location of its barrels. Here you will be invited to a journey through the elaboration and packaging processes that are carried out daily in your factory. As a finishing touch to the experience, you can immerse yourself in a totally eclectic ancient and modern environment, with pieces and objects that will awaken your curiosity and envelop you in an atmosphere of discovery. In addition, they will have the opportunity to purchase their products and range of promotional items, so they can have a delicious memory of the experience.

Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa & Mano Juan Village

4. Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa & Mano Juan Village

Cruise to Cotubanama National Park and South Saona with this tour with options to leave from Bayahibe Village, Dominicus, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, Juan Dolio, and Boca Chica areas. Select the group or private option. Stop at Cotubanama National Park and sail in front of El Penon where the English-speaking guide will give you some information about the history of this cliff and the indigenous Tainos, the first inhabitants of the island. Sail on to see the mangroves. Glide over to the sea to Saona Island to see the charming fishing village of Mano Juan. Walk through the colorful houses and shops in the village before going to the turtle nursery. Learn about the turtles, and see hatchings if they have left their shell. Have an authentic Dominican meal in a restaurant with a splendid view of Saona beach. After lunch, leave for Canto de La Playa for two hours of relaxing and snorkeling. Finish, at a natural pool to see huge starfishes, swim, and sip rum.

From Punta Cana: Small Group Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour

5. From Punta Cana: Small Group Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour

Experience a great day at Catalina Island, snorkeling in various spots and hitting the beach. Begin by stopping at ''the Wall," a snorkeling spot that is about 30 feet deep and is host to a variety of colorful fish. Next, stop at another snorkeling spot, ''the Aquarium'', which is about 4 meters deep. For more fun, take advantage of an opportunity to jump from the boat. Finally, eat lunch on Catalina beach, where you will have about two and a half hours to relax, lounge, swim, and snorkel some more. Later, get back to the boat and continue on to the Chavon River, a unique a tranquil place where scenes from "Anaconda" and several other movies were shot. To return, cruise on the catamaran along the coast and enjoy a beautiful view of the mansions and villas before arriving back in Bayahibe.

Dominican Republic: Saona Sailing Tour with Lunch and Drinks

6. Dominican Republic: Saona Sailing Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Spend a dreamy day with your partner, family, or friends aboard a sailing catamaran. Navigate from your chosen location to Cotubanama National Park, towards Saona Island. Admire incredible views of the Caribbean Sea, relax on a beautiful beach, and taste a delicious lunch. Begin your tour with a stop at the Catuano Pier, partially destroyed by hurricane George in 1998. Discover this great spot for snorkeling. Move on to the gorgeous Saona, where you will enjoy a paradisiacal beach and turquoise waters. Once at the beach, a waiter will welcome you with a glass of wine. Eat a scrumptious seafood lunch of lobster, shrimp, and squid. Enjoy access to a buffet wth rice, potatoes, pasta with tomato sauce, meat, pork, chicken, fish, and salads. Sip on a glass of red or rose wine, then enjoy alcoholic and soft drinks at the beach, including rum, beer, whisky, gin, and vodka. End your journey at a famous natural pool, where you will see huge starfish. Have a swim in the shallow waters and drink a Dominican rum before returning to the port of Bayahibe.

Full day buggy Safari with lunch and Chavon River Tour

7. Full day buggy Safari with lunch and Chavon River Tour

Enjoy a day packed with exciting activities by joining this fun buggy safari and tour of the Dominican Republic landscape and culture. Allow your guide to let you in on the countryside's hidden secrets and have a delicious lunch as you relax in the middle of the lush jungle. Drive to a locally-owned ranch located in the small village called Benerito. Get a short explanation regarding the safety rules of buggy-riding and start your adventure. Ride across huge sugar cane fields, learn about the sugar industry and even taste some sugar cane. Come across a small village called Batey, where the sugar cane workers live. Go for a swim in the river before discovering a plantation of various tropical species. You'll visit a traditional home to taste local products, such as manioc and plantains. Later on, drive to a nice spot along the river to enjoy a traditional Dominican meal with a panoramic view of the jungle. After lunch, walk to a platform boat for a trip down the river to admire the beauty of the scenery from up close and swim some more if you choose to.

Higuey: Full-Day Tour with River Boat, Lunch, & Voodoo Show

8. Higuey: Full-Day Tour with River Boat, Lunch, & Voodoo Show

Expect to meet plenty of locals and explore inland around the River. Get off the beaten track for a true flavour of Dominican culture and society when you visit a fruit farm, a fishing village and a market. Luis, one of our expert guides, says, ‘Higuey is where most of the local resort staff live, and it's an enriching experience to see daily life in full swing. At the market, you can buy all sorts, from a bottle of rum to a live chicken.' You'll get a real taste for the country straight away with a visit to a plantation. Savour tropical fruits such as papaya and pineapple as well as coffee and cocoa. Up next is Higuey, the provincial capital, where you'll get to poke around for spices in the market and see locals stocking up on fresh produce. You'll also pass by the lamdark modern basilica – an important shrine. Next, we head south through tropical countryside to the little fishing village of Boca de Yuma. After a leisurely lunch of Caribbean dishes prepared with local ingredients, you'll set off on a boat ride on the River Yuma. Afterwards, discover the complicated history of Dominican sugarcane plantations at a ‘batey'. These plantation camps are home to communities of sugarcane-harvesting Haitians. Meet and chat with the community, and then watch as they put on a voodoo show.

From Punta Cana: Bayahibe and Saona Island Tour with Lunch

9. From Punta Cana: Bayahibe and Saona Island Tour with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the exclusivity of Saona Island, the true tourist paradise of the Dominican Republic, an essential destination for every intrepid traveler. Uncover an unforgettable adventure on an island kissed by the sun, caressed by the tropical breeze, and adorned with warm, crystal-clear waters and white sands! This small yet dazzling island, wrapped mainly in palm trees and mangroves and featuring extensive tranquil beaches, is nothing less than a coveted tropical haven for every visitor to the Dominican Republic. The adventure begins in Bayahibe, a picturesque tourist village that, originally founded by fishermen, has transformed into a sumptuous sun-and-beach sanctuary. Your journey includes a stop at the Natural Pool, considered the largest in the Dominican Republic. This Natural Pool is a formation of white sand with a depth of just one meter, rich in starfish; here, we will pause for a rejuvenating dip. Experience the unique Saona Island and enjoy the exceptional benefits that set this adventure apart: Avoid long queues to board the catamaran, escape the crowds on the beach, access an exclusive boarding area for the boat, and indulge in a private beach zone on Saona Island with inclusive beverages. Stroll along the beach, cool off in its waters, soak up the sun, partake in games, unwind beneath the palm trees, savor a buffet lunch, and indulge in an open bar (rum, Cuba Libre, beer, Coca Cola, water, coffee), with free time to make your day truly extraordinary. Timing: 09:20 am - Departure to Saona Island from Bayahibe Beach 10:00 am - Arrival at Natural Pool 11:45 am - Arrival at Saona Island, enjoy free time 03:00 pm - Departure from Saona Island 04:00 pm - Arrival at Bayahibe 04:20 pm - Boarding buses to hotels.

From Bávaro or Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Highlights Tour

10. From Bávaro or Punta Cana: Santo Domingo Highlights Tour

Santo Domingo is brimming with architectural and historical gems. It's a city that tells a fascinating story, as it was the first city established in the ‘New World' by Europeans. Luis, one of our local guides, says, ‘We like to say we were the first – we had the first church in the Americas, the first hospital, the first monastery, and the first university. All here, in Santo Domingo.' You'll discover the major sights as well as the secrets of the colonial past by coach, train, and foot on this sightseeing tour. Kick off at Independence Park before heading into the warren of cobbled streets that is the old town – known as the Zona Colonial – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll see sites dating back to the 15th century and visit the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Alcazar de Colon, which belonged to Christopher Columbus's family. You'll find out more about the complex history of the island with a 4D cinema experience recounting the storming of the city on New Year's Day in 1586 by English privateers led by Francis Drake. Next, hop aboard a mini-train for a tour of the colonial zone before stopping for lunch. You'll savor traditional Dominican dishes in a family-owned restaurant. It's a showstopping location in a 16th-century colonial building full of character and charm. Round off the day with a stroll along Calle de las Damas – site of the Pantheon and Ozama Fort, then enjoy free time to shop or explore. The colonial zone is dotted with cozy, tree-shaded squares and historic churches.

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based on 63 reviews

We are absolutely thrilled. We travel a lot and this was by far the best and most beautiful tour we have ever done. The tour is worth every penny. The guides (we had Christian) an absolute dream. You feel very well cared for right from the start. The entire team makes sure that everything fits and responds very individually to the wishes of the guests. We had never experienced such hospitality. The whole thing is accompanied by a photographer (we had Manuel) - also amazing. You can decide afterwards whether you want the photos or not. Honestly, we paid about $40 for all photos (120 pieces). That's more than fair - we also gave more because Manuel tried very hard and conjured up really great photos! The individual locations that are approached are amazing! You can collect such great impressions. We can only recommend - do the tour!

The best organized trip we've been on! Our guide Christian was wonderful, gave us interesting stories all the time (in English and French although only 2 people spoke French!) and made sure we had a good time. For lunch there was a choice of several local dishes, each tasty, there was even a vegetarian dish (pasta with tomato sauce). Snacks, beverages and drinks were provided during sunbathing. Great views and company! If we were in Bayahibe longer, we would definitely go on more trips from the office's offer. Saona is a must have! I recommend to everyone!!!

What a fantastic day out, really well organised from start to finish including the transport. The guide was very friendly and understanding and the activities lots of fun

Great fun day trip. Welcoming, knowledgeable and fun guide and crew. Easy to book and great communication. Highly recommend.

It is a paradise on earth, one of the best tours with excellent guides