Santo Domingo: Iconic Highlights and historical Tour

Santo Domingo: Iconic Highlights and historical Tour

A cultural day out, exploring the capital city, the oldest city in the Americas and whose colonial zone has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the house built by Columbus, the Cathedral and see the Christopher Columbus lighthouse, the explorer’s final resting place. Soak up the atmosphere of the oldest street of the new world “Calle las Damas” and experience a Dominican market where the bargains are endless & bartering is fun.

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Stop At: The 3 Eyes National Park, Avenida Las Americas Parque Nacional del Este, Santo Domingo 11606 Dominican Republic

Our first stop will be Los Tres Ojos (Three Eyes) - a natural park with three water caves and beautiful rocks. In one of those caves, Jurassic park episodes were shot. The site is currently one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. You will enjoy exploring the caves and, before continuing our trip, you can use bathroom facilities and a cafeteria to buy a drink.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), Av. Ana On the water side of Los Tres Ojos, near the airport in the Sans Souci district, Santo Domingo 11604 Dominican Republic

This multi-million-dollar lighthouse was built in 1992 to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Columbus's landing in the Americas and is the site of the explorer's bones.

Pass By: Palacio National, Gazcue, Santo Domingo 10204 Dominican Republic

The lavish building that has been the home and offices of the Dominican president since 1947.

Stop At: Malecon, George Washington Avenue Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic

This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as historic monuments and statues.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Zona Colonial, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Walk and take pictures in the Colonial Zone, starting at the Columbus Palace. Completed in 1514, this was the home of Christopher Columbus's son, Don Diego. From the Palace, the tour will go through the historic Plaza de Espana and on to Calle Las Damas (the first paved street in the New World).

Santo Domingo, the first city of the Americas. Stroll through yesterday's narrow walkways and set out to unveil the humble beginnings of the New World. Tour the oldest colonial city, erected in the 15th century.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Calle Las Damas Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic

At the eastern end of Calle El Conde, you’ll stumble on the first paved street in the Americas: Calle Las Damas or the “street of the ladies.” Sixteenth century architecture, former colonial buildings now turned into museums, embassies, and upscale hotels flank this picturesque, narrow road. Connecting directly to the Alcazar de Colón Palace, María de Toledo and her ladies would step out of the palace and stroll up and down Calle Las Damas in the evenings. Key sites located along this historic street include Fortaleza Ozama, the first fortress in the Americas, and the National Pantheon, resting place of the Dominican Republic’s national heroes

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Parque Colon, Calle Isabel La Catolica Centro Histórico, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic

One of the liveliest parks in the DR faces the oldest cathedral in the Americas, in a verdant, shaded square surrounded with colonial, republican, and modern architecture. A magnet for Dominicans and tourists alike, at its center is a towering statue of Christopher Columbus pointing to the island when he discovered it, and Taino Indian heroine Anacaona at his feet, looking up at the explorer. Pigeons fly around this magical square, punctuated with benches, and bustling with merengue music players, sidewalk cafés, and plenty of people watching.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Alcazar de Colon, Calle La Atarazana 2 Plaza de Espana, Santo Domingo 10212 Dominican Republic

One of the most popular museums in the Colonial City is also its most impressive in architecture. Completed around 1512, this Gothic and Renaissance style palace was once the home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife María de Toledo, niece of King Ferdinand of Spain. With views overlooking Plaza de España on one side, and the Ozama River on the other, it is the oldest vice regal residence in the Americas, and the first fortified palace, turned into a museum showcasing 16th century furniture, art, musical instruments, and weapons. Winding staircases lead towards the couple’s well-preserved bedrooms, and to the lavish crystal chandelier-lit reception hall where events were hosted for the Spanish aristocracy.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Panteon Nacional, Calle Las Damas - al lado de la Plaza Maria de Toledo Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic

This 18th-century Jesuit church is the resting place for many of the greatest Dominican heroes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Total Duration is 10 hours including the travel time"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 08:00 AM
Duração: 10 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup time varies based on hotel location. We offer a personalized service. We will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Round Trip transportation: RT Transportation from your Punta Cana Resort included in the Tour Price
  • Dominican Style lunch Included. Indulge yourself with a variety of tasty dishes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazar de Colon
  • Entry/Admission - Malecon
  • Entry/Admission - Panteon Nacional
  • Entry/Admission - The 3 Eyes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Colon
  • Entry/Admission - Calle Las Damas

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