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Higuey

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In the Dominican Republic's eastern-most province of La Altagracia Province lies the city of Higuey. A busy, bustling area that has been rapidly growing over the past decade, Higuey is also home to some must-see historical and religious sites.

The Basilica of Altagracia, a Roman Catholic cathedral that was built in 1972, serves as the city's biggest attraction. Despite its fairly recent development, the church holds a strong religious presence and is the place of pilgrimages each year. It is well-known due to its location, where a sighting of the Virgin Mary is said to have occurred. This elevated the church to high esteem, and Pope John Paul II visited the site in 1992.

The Church of San Dionisio is also a site to see, though this one holds significance due to its history. The small church dates back to 1572, making it one of the oldest churches in the Americas, and features Spanish colonialism architecture and a stately bell tower.

Higuey is also home to charming streets, restaurants and markets, all ready to be explored. Though the city may be lacking in some grandeur and sophistication, visitors can experience the city side of the Dominican Republic.

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Half-Day Dominican Republic Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Half-Day Dominican Republic Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Leave the beach crowds behind during a half-day excursion where you travel through the Dominican countryside in a safari truck and visit a local school, the famous Higuey basilica, and two rural ranches. Learn about Dominican culture and taste locally-grown products such as cocoa, coffee, and mamajuana. A stop at Macao Beach is also included. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana is provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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 Full Day Supreme Safari Punta Cana

Full Day Supreme Safari Punta Cana

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This tour allows you to see the 'real' Dominican Republic, outside the resorts. Choose from half-day or full-day tours aboard a safari truck helmed by a tour guide, driver, and bartender. Open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included; lunch included on the full-day tour.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.99
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Safari Runners La Romana

Safari Runners La Romana

Set off for a day of sightseeing in true safari style during this full-day, guided, multi-stop tour with lunch and drinks included. Climb into the safari Jeep and head into the countryside to see wildlife and the landscape. Along the way you’ll go horseback riding, visit a sugar cane and tobacco plantation, see the Basilica La Altagracia, sample local tropical fruits, and learn about life in the Dominican Republic.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Countryside Eco-Truck Safari

Countryside Eco-Truck Safari

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Hop aboard a safari-style tour truck and get to know modern life in the Dominican Republic on this full-day tour from Punta Cana. With a group of fellow travelers and a guide providing informative commentary, travel around the city and out into the country to see some sugar, tobacco, and coffee plantations. Visit a typical Dominican country house, a rural school, and meet some of the village residents before heading to Higuey to see the famous Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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Half Day Dominican Safari for all Family

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Half Day Dominican Safari for all Family

Our excursion is to see how the Dominicans live in the countryside and the city, learn from our culture and know several places and different types of seasonal fruits.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
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$41.03
$51.29
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Super Truck Safari from Punta Cana

Super Truck Safari from Punta Cana

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Tour the Dominican countryside in the back of an open-top safari truck during this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana. Stop at a local school in Higuey and see the Basilica de Higuey, one of the country's most important churches. Continue through fields of coffee and cacao to stop at a ranch in the foothills of the Cordillera Oriental Mountain Range. Enjoy a horseback ride around the property before digging in to a typical Dominican-style buffet lunch, then end your day with a visit to the lovely Macao Beach.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.27
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Private Higuey Cultural Tour from Punta Cana (Half-day)

Private Higuey Cultural Tour from Punta Cana (Half-day)

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See one of the oldest churches in the Americas and tour the Basilica of Our Lady Altagracia on this popular tour of Higuey from Punta Cana. Experience the beauty of this colonial landscape and follow your expert guide through city streets, residential areas and key landmarks as you learn about the culture, people and history that make this town unique.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.00
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Safari and Tobacco Experience From Punta Cana

Safari and Tobacco Experience From Punta Cana

This safari tour will leave you speechless in only half a day! We will take you out deep into to the tropical countryside and into the real Dominican Republic for a full morning of exploration and adventure. The most spectacular scenery on the entire island will take your breath away as you learn about Dominican culture, customs, history and plants. You’ll have a chance to visit a typical Dominican country home and meet the family, as well as sightseeing local schools and kids., then you will visit a Tobacco Factory and see the making, have time for shoppings and for last visit the Macao public beach where you can have a blast and take a swimm, Hotel pick up and drop off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.99
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$39.99
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Safari Half Day Experience

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Safari Half Day Experience

Enjoy a memorable, incredible and amazing adventure to experience the people and life in the Dominican. If you're looking to see how life is lived outside your resort and have a day full of fun and a lifetime of memories this is one tour you don't want to miss. Once arrived at the local plantation you will visit first a typical Dominican house, learn about when it was built and spend some time with the welcoming and modest family that lives there.Next you will start the plantation tour. It presents 500 square meters of different plants, especially coffee and cocoa, besides tobacco, pineapple, sugarcane , papaya, plantains, corn and others. You will end the plantation tour at a grocery store where different organic products will be offered to buy at very affordable prices. Now it's time to move to Higuey where you will approach the Higüey Basilica. Devotees from every corner of the country flock this awe-inspiring shrine. Its splendor and elegant architecture will leave you breathless.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.40
$46.76
$9.36 savings
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Dominican Safari, Half Day And Full Day ... Fun, Culture, Adventure

Dominican Safari, Half Day And Full Day ... Fun, Culture, Adventure

This is an Excellent Family outing. Where the Family and other travelers can feel free from all stress. And Familiar with the Dominican culture and the living of our people both in the mountains and in the countryside, as well as in the city. They will have the opportunity to taste seasonal fruits, taste chocolate from the field, mamajuana typical Dominican drink
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  • 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.36
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Bayahibe Countryside Safari from La Romana

Bayahibe Countryside Safari from La Romana

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Immerse yourself in Dominican country life during this 8-hour safari from La Romana. Learn about sugar cane harvesting and production, including the process to make it into the country's famous rum. Visit Nuestra Sra. de Altagracia Catedral and take a horseback ride through the lush landscape. Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Higuey City Tour from Punta Cana

Higuey City Tour from Punta Cana

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Take a tour of the largest and most important cathedral in Dominican Republic on this visit to Basilica de La Altagracia in Higuey. You'll enjoy time to wander the streets and take in daily life. You'll also follow your guide to San Dionisio Church, one of the first in the world! This popular tour option is perfect for religious travelers who want to see the nation's most iconic sites, or travelers who love historic architecture and design. 
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.15
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Real Dominican Experience Private Tour

Real Dominican Experience Private Tour

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Learn about the history and culture of the Dominican Republic by hitting the road with a local guide. Visit typical Dominican villages, see schools and churches, drive across sugar cane and rice plantations, go horseback riding, and drive through the Anamuya mountainside to see what country life is really like here. You'll even have the opportunity to visit with a local family on their farm and coffee plantation before heading to Macao Beach.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.02
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Higuey Half Day Safari Tour

Higuey Half Day Safari Tour

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See the highlights of Higuey on this half-day tour of Punta Cana. With a guide in the lead, learn about the city's history and culture through insightful commentary while visiting the Higuey Basilica, La Altagracia, and the Higuey Marketplace. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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Safari and Shopping Tour Half Day Experience

Safari and Shopping Tour Half Day Experience

Get all your SENSES ready because we're taking you to Higuey City on a shopping and sightseeing tour Hear about locals customs at a traditional Local Market Sightsee the grounds of a sleepy country plantation bursting with local produce Transverse the 500-year-old city of Higuey, the capital city of the eastern La Altagracia province of the Dominican Republic. Higuey, meaning "Land of the Rising Sun" in Arawak was once controlled by a large Taino Indian kingdom who were eventually decimated by Spanish conquistadors Enter the Basilica, a Roman Catholic cathedral housing the 500+ year old painting of the Altagracia Virgen brought by Spanish missionaries. The cathedral's importance was solidified with Pope John Paul II's visit in 1992 But we're still not done! We've saved the best for last Now it's time for shoppings, finally we go to La Guira Souvenirs and Tobacco shopping, where you have a very large options to buy souvenirs, clothes,tobacco,jewelry at the best prices on the market
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.00
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$18.00
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Full Day Eco Safari Adventure

Full Day Eco Safari Adventure

This tour allows you to see the 'real' Dominican Republic, outside the resorts. Choose from half-day or full-day tours aboard a safari truck helmed by a tour guide, driver, and bartender. Open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included; lunch included on the full-day tour. Full- or half-day tour of the Dominican countryside from Punta Cana See the 'real' Dominican Republic outside the resorts Travel in a specialized safari truck . We Welcome you to a safari-style tour truck and get to know modern life in the Dominican Republic on this full-day tour from Punta Cana. With a group of fellow travelers and a guide providing informative commentary, travel around the city and out into the country to see some sugar, tobacco, and coffee plantations. Visit a typical Dominican country house, a rural school, and meet some of the village residents before heading to Higuey to see the famous Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Cultural Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Cultural Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Get to know the Dominican Republic that exists outside the gates of the resorts on this guided cultural tour from Punta Cana. Learn about the lifestyles of local residents through a stop at a local family's plantation to see coffee and chocolate production. Visit a local school, a butterfly garden, the famous Higuey Basilica, and Macao Beach. Dominican buffet lunch and open bar provided.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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The Dominican Escape Private Adventure with beach, countryside and school visit

The Dominican Escape Private Adventure with beach, countryside and school visit

You know the Dominican Republic is much more than what you see at your hotel? Would you like to spend few hours like a local? Then escape from your resort and check out a glimpse of the real Dominican Republic with this private tour. Drive through the countryside, visit the main city of the region and learn about the local lifestyle in this half day private tour. (We require a minimum of 6 people to arrange a tour).
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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Half Day Safari Tour of Punta Cana

Half Day Safari Tour of Punta Cana

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Travel deep into the topical countryside of Dominican Republic on this half-day safari tour that showcases the best of this tropical island. Enjoy spectacular scenery and learn about the customs and traditions of local history as you cruise past wildlife and tropical forests. Meet a local family during a stop at a village home and pay a visit to a rural school as part of this memorable day outside the resorts of Punta Cana.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.99
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Compay Safari & Higuey Church from Punta Cana

Compay Safari & Higuey Church from Punta Cana

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Hop aboard a safari-style truck to explore the Dominican Republic on this guided all-day excursion from Punta Cana. Travel through the countryside and stop by plantations of sugarcane, coffee, cocoa, and tobacco. Visit a traditional Dominican country house and a rural school before heading to Higuey to see the Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, which is known for its triangular shapes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.84
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Half-Day Discovery Higuey City Tour from Punta Cana

Half-Day Discovery Higuey City Tour from Punta Cana

Leave the beach crowds behind and explore Higuey’s religious highlights on a half-day sightseeing excursion from Punta Cana. Enjoy easy transportation in an air-conditioned coach and visit the Higuey cathedral and the San Dionisio church. Admire the beautiful architecture and learn about La Altagracia's 500-year history. Your tour includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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Higuey City Tour - A Cultural Experience From Punta Cana

Higuey City Tour - A Cultural Experience From Punta Cana

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Our transport will pick you up at your hotel, you will start a wonderful journey of approximately one hour until you reach Higuey. ​The first thing you will do is visit a tobacco and sugar cane plantation, we will explain the process of your harvest and preparation. You will visit a beautiful store of souvenirs, paintings and crafts made by the owners themselves. ​Later we move to the basilica cathedral of higuey, you can enter to enjoy its beautiful architecture. We will then go to the higuey market where you can taste the delicious tropical fruits among other things. ​You will have an incredible panoramic view of the San Dionisio church, which was the place where the Virgin of Altagracia made her appearance. Upon returning we will make a short stop at the beautiful and incredible Macao beach. ​At the end, our transportation will take you back to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.63
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Higuey Private

Higuey Private

The Higuey City Tours excursion In the Dominican Republic, Dare to visit the basilica of higuey in memory of the Virgin of Altagracia where you will visit the ancient and modern temple you will also make your purchases of typical sourveniles of the country such as the mamajuana drink aphrodisiac of the country, the cane rum, the guira and the drum instruments of the Dominican typical music you can also acquire the amber and the larimar priousras that is produced here
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.82
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Exclusive Half Day and Full Day Safari for all family

Exclusive Half Day and Full Day Safari for all family

es una excursión de medio día donde los clientes irán a la ciudad de Higuey donde visitaran la catedral y el mercado municipal luego irán a la montaña a ver diferentes tipos de plantaciones y frutas de temporada. También se le dará un poco de chocolate café mama Juana y frutas.de temporada
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Higuey can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 30 Higuey tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Higuey costs USD 18.00. Guided Higuey tours start around USD 18.00 per person. See all 30 Higuey tickets and tours on Viator.