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Punta Cana is a favorite getaway of jetsetters and those looking for a dreamy Caribbean island escape in the Dominican Republic. With impeccable beaches and a variety of outdoor activities, there's plenty to do and see. Here are our top picks near Punta Cana.

Saona Island — 35 miles (55 km) from Punta Cana
If you close your eyes and picture paradise, it may very well look like Saona Island (Isla Saona), the most popular day trip destination from Punta Cana. For a closer look, take a boat tour to see the white sands, palm trees, and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Tours may also stop by a natural pool to see wildlife.

Catalina Island — 50 miles (80 km) from Punta Cana
Take a catamaran cruise along the coast to some of the country's top diving and snorkeling sites, where fish frequent the warm, clear waters. Equipment and opportunities to lounge on both the sands and the boat are typically included.

Los Haitises National Park — 85 miles (136 km) from Punta Cana
This remote coastal park was once off limits to visitors, but today, travelers are welcome when accompanied by a guide. The unspoiled natural beauty is full of mangroves, greenery, and wildlife that make for an excellent day out for any nature lover.

Santo Domingo — 118 miles (190 km) from Punta Cana
With a UNESCO World Heritage-designated Colonial Zone and beautiful lagoons, there is plenty of history, culture, and natural beauty to experience in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital city. Get an insider's look at the city with a sightseeing day trip that may visit Los Tres Ojos, the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, and the Columbus Lighthouse.

Samana — 190 miles (307 km) from Punta Cana
Samana is a natural oasis of waterfalls, rainforest, and tropical islands. To get there, take in the scenery on the road between Bavaro Beach and Miches before boarding a boat to the area. Once on Samana, visitors can experience some of the best nature in the country via horseback riding, safari-type vehicles, and more.
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Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

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Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran. Zip out to the island on a fast boat, which ensures you have plenty of time to hang out and relax or participate in watersports. Cruise back aboard a sailboat, sipping drinks from the open bar and dancing to island rhythms. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for an easy round-trip experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavon

Day Trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavon

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Explore the remarkable Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through Altos de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavon River and frequently used as a film set. Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar.
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  • 10 hours
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Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

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Explore the oldest city in the Americas on this walking tour of Santo Domingo. During this full-day excursion from Punta Cana, follow your local guide to view some 5th century colonial monuments, Las Damas Street and Diego Columbus Alcazar, the first cathedral built in the new world. Stop by the National Presidential Palace, get fantastic views of downtown and watch a 4D movie about the history of the city. Lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

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Visit Saona Paradise Island via speedboat or catamaran during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Explore the protected natural park on the island after arriving there on a comfortable catamaran with an open bar. Eat a buffet-style barbecue lunch, then return to Punta Cana on a speedboat, pausing for a stop at a natural swimming hole filled with starfish. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Outback Cultural Adventure Tour from Punta Cana

Outback Cultural Adventure Tour from Punta Cana

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Get off the beaten path in the Dominican Republic during this 8-hour adventure trip exploring the country’s idyllic farms. Experience life for Dominican locals during a family visit at a country home. Then stop by Dominican farms that produce coffee, coconuts and cacao, and observing local wildlife at a nearby ranch. Relax, swim, cool off in the refreshing waters of the Anamuya River, or float on one of the tubes available. A buffet lunch, an open bar, water and round-trip hotel transport are all covered.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana

Dominican Republic Countryside Safari Tour from Punta Cana

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Experience the diversity of Dominican countryside in an open-air safari-style vehicle during this guided tour from Punta Cana. Venture into the Anamuya Mountains, explore an old sugar plantation, watch locals hand-roll cigars and relax on the white sands of Macao Beach. There’s even time to horseback ride and savor a typical buffet lunch before visiting a Dominican family on this tour that showcases some of Dominican Republic’s rural character. All activities, tastings, lunch and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
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El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana

El Limon Waterfall and Bacardi Island Tour from Punta Cana

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See the varied countryside surrounding Punta Cana on this full-day excursion, including stops at waterfalls, beaches, and more. Combine sightseeing and adventure amid the natural attractions of the Las Cañitas for a hassle-free trip away from the city.
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  • 10 hours
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Saona Island Paradise Beach Trip from Punta Cana

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Saona Island Paradise Beach Trip from Punta Cana

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Spend the day swimming, and soaking up the sun on the beautiful Saona Island on this excursion from Punta Cana. After a 2 hours catamaran trip, arrive on the shores of Saona and spend the day how you would like. An open bar is available with unlimited drinks for guests and a delicious buffet lunch is set up to satisfy your hunger.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Safari Private Jeep Tours 4x4 Open Top Experience in Punta Cana

Safari Private Jeep Tours 4x4 Open Top Experience in Punta Cana

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This tour really offers you everything in one package and it is the only one in Punta Cana that gives you the chance to drive your own Jeep, do the Zipline and Horseback riding in the hills around Punta Cana, visit typical Dominican house, enjoy lunch on the beach and visit cigar factory. All you need to bring is your sense for adventure! It is highly recommended for those who really want to soak up the Dominican Republic's natural beauty and experience its diversity while having a lot of fun and excitement. Come along on this authentic and only one OPEN TOP Jeep Safari! See beautiful scenery and exotic landscapes that will live long in your memory. This amazing and exclusive excursion is perfect for families and groups of all ages. Your adventure begins directly at your hotel in Punta Cana from where you jump into our Wranglers Jeeps and hit the road for this beautiful adventure. If you want to have unshared jeep (2 people in jeep) please contact us!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Samana Day Trip Eco-Tour

Samana Day Trip Eco-Tour

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Explore the Samana Peninsula in a single day from Miches on this comprehensive tour. With all transportation provided, this multi-stop tour is easy; you just sit back and relax, enjoying the scenery and your guide's commentary as you travel. Highlights include a stops at Bacardi Island and the Limon Waterfall, as well as a typical Dominican buffet lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

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Cruise along the coast of the Dominican Republic to Catalina Island aboard the 'Paradise'. During this full-day tour led by PADI-certified divers, relax on Catalina Island's beaches and explore 'the Wall', the area's famous snorkeling site. Go ashore to enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch prepared beachside. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels is provided.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Saona island

Saona island

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Because is the best tour to enjoy vacation in the dominican Repúblic.in that tour you will have animacion,guide,discovery of the beautiful island
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  • 10 hours
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Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

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Sail aboard a catamaran, zip through aquamarine waters on a speedboat and relax on idyllic Saona Island during this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana. Visit Bayahibe, a traditional fishing village and your jumping-off point for your day's adventure. On the way to Saona, stop at the local natural pool to take a dip and opt to purchase drink from the swim-up bar. Upon arrival, choose to spend your time on Saona however you like: relax on the sugar-white sand, dance the merengue with your friendly crew or join in a beach volleyball game. A buffet lunch, open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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VIP Catamaran Day Trip to Saona Island

VIP Catamaran Day Trip to Saona Island

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Sail to the idyllic Saona Island on a catamaran on this full-day excursion from La Romana. Spend free time lounging on the white sand beaches and wading or swimming in the turquoise waters, join in a volleyball game or a merengue lesson. Unlimited drinks and a lobster lunch are included before returning to La Romana via fast speedboat, with a stop at the natural pool.
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  • 9 hours
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Santo Domingo City - Full Day All Inclusive Tour

Santo Domingo City - Full Day All Inclusive Tour

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Visit Dominican Republic's capital: Santo Domingo and be amazed with its historical structures and culture! Santo Domingo is the oldest eurpoean stablishment and the largest city on Dominican Republic and the whole Caribbean. The activity begins by visiting "Los Tres Ojos" (The Three Eyes cave); then you will visit the house that was built by Columbus, the Saint Mary Cathedral and the Columbus Beacon. Plunge in the atmosphere of the oldest street of the New World.: Las Damas Street (Calle Las Damas), and experience the dominican market where bargains are infinite and where barter is amusing. A fabulous mixture of old and new with a touch of history embedded.
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  • 10 hours
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Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation (Small Groups)

Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation (Small Groups)

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Save at least two hours on your Saona Island vacation with this private full-day trip. Ride comfortably in an air-conditioned van exclusive for your group to Bayahibe, where you’ll board a catamaran to Saona Island. Focus on relaxing—perhaps at one of the lounge chairs on the beach—while sipping a cold drink from the open bar. Savor a Dominican buffet lunch before getting dropped off back to your hotel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Punta Cana Discovery Package: Dune Buggy Adventure and Catamaran Cruise

Punta Cana Discovery Package: Dune Buggy Adventure and Catamaran Cruise

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Ride a 4x4 buggy through the Dominican countryside, then board a catamaran to explore the azure waters during this combination tour from Punta Cana. Stop at an country farm to see how chocolate, cinnamon and coffee are harvested and processed, then continue to the white sand Macao Beach. Board a double-Decker catamaran to cruise the turquoise waters offshore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and jump in to swim with schools of tropical fish. If you wish, there is the option to schedule these activities on two separate days.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Saona Island Snorkeling + Catamaran Tour

Saona Island Snorkeling + Catamaran Tour

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The beautiful Saona Island of white sands and turquoise waters and of incomparable beauty has become the obligatory excursion for visitors to the Dominican Republic. Come and see this little piece of tropical paradise, in this regular Catamaran Snorkeling Tour. After picking you up at your hotel, we begin our adventure at Bayahibe dock. We depart in a speedboat by the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea until we reach the outskirts of El Peñón, to appreciate the coral rocks that were below the level of the sea, From there we go to the natural pool, a sandbar in the middle of the sea and crystal clear waters. later we continue to Catuano, to appreciate the mangroves, the separation of Isla Española and Saona, as well as the confluence between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Finishing the tour going to the old Catuano Pier, to observe the school of fish and exotic birds of this area, finally around noon we arrived at our beach club on Isla Saona.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Half-Day Tour: Dominican Discovery Of a Culture

Half-Day Tour: Dominican Discovery Of a Culture

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If YOU want to go home with a more in depth understanding of the Dominican Republic then keep reading because our Cultural signature tour is a crash course in Dominican culture, wrapped up in an unforgettable Half-Day excursion in our private minivan with a/c.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

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Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

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Visit Saona Island, the reef at Catuano, and the Las Palmillas natural swimming pool in a single tour on this catamaran cruise from La Romana. Squeezing all of these stops into a single day is a tough task, but passengers will enjoy lounging on the decks of the catamaran and watching the scenery while the boat whisks them around the island. A seafood buffet lunch and open bar complete this all-inclusive experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Dune Buggie double with Cave & Beach from Punta Cana (Half Day)

Dune Buggie double with Cave & Beach from Punta Cana (Half Day)

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This half-day tour mixes several activities for an exciting day of sightseeing and riding all-terrain vehicles. On a two-seater quad bike, drive through local villages, visit Macao Beach, explore the countryside, and discover a natural cave where you can cool off with a quick swim. A local guide is on hand to answer questions about what you see.
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  • 5 hours
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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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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro

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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro

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Explore one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful underwater worlds not his full-day Catalina Island snorkeling tour from Punta Cana. Travel from Bavaro to Catalina and take a dip in stunning turquoise waters. Enjoy drinks from the open bar onboard the boat and a Dominican feast prepared by a local chef. Round trip hotel transport is included in this tour that leaves travelers feeling like VIP guests.
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  • 9 hours
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