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Christopher Columbus History in Santo Domingo

Christopher Columbus History in Santo Domingo

Spanish explore Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Hispaniola (which the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti) on his first voyage in 1492, and Santo Domingo was founded by his brother Bartholemy in 1496. The largest city in the Caribbean and the oldest continuously inhabited location in the Americas, Santo Domingo has a modern feel mixed with some of the first outposts of the New World. Here are some top sites that speak to the city’s history.

Columbus Alcazar (Alcázar de Colón)

The entire Zona Colonial is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Alcazar is one of the highlights. The building was completed in 1512 and was once the home of Diego Columbus (son of Christopher Columbus), who acted as Governor of Hispaniola, and his wife María de Toledo. The couple’s bedrooms, grand entertaining hall, and intricate inlaid floors are well preserved.

Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colon)

The exact location of Christopher Columbus’ remains are unknown. Some believe he is buried in a tomb in Seville Cathedral in Southern Spain, while others swear that the mausoleum here at the Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Colon) is his final resting place. Whatever the case, this huge cross-shaped 10-story building, finished in the 1990s to mark 500 years since the 1492 discovery, is an atmospheric memorial to the great days of exploration.

Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor (Catedral Primera de América)

A lasting reminder of the historically close relationship between the Catholic church and the Spanish state, the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor was built during the 1500s by a succession of architects. The building that stands today is a combination of Gothic, Romanesque, and baroque styles, and plays its own role in the history of Santo Domingo: The English explorer Francis Drake used the cathedral as his headquarters while briefly gaining possession of the city in the 1580s.

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Saona Island Day Trip from Santo Domingo

Saona Island Day Trip from Santo Domingo

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Sail the Caribbean Sea for a day trip to the beautiful Saona Island! Get on a catamaran or speedboat and sail through the crystal clear waters and visit the Natural Pool with photos with the starfish to Saona Island. Savor a delicious lunch under the shade of a palm tree on the beach. Dive into the turquoise waters, play volleyball, learn to dance the meringue or simply sunbathe on the white sand beach of this paradise island.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.63
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$97.63
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Adventure to the 27 Damajagua Falls from Santo Domingo

Adventure to the 27 Damajagua Falls from Santo Domingo

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Your adventure begins at the main gates of the place, where you will be received and by the friendly staff that will accompany you on the tour. A narrated rural tour will take you to Damajagua "base camp" located within a tropical forest. Immersed in the beautiful landscape of the "Cordillera Central", the "Salto de la Damajagua" and its 27 waterfalls are part of the system of a protected area of the Dominican Republic. This natural monument of the Damajagua River is made up of 27 pools of water of various sizes.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.98
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$186.98
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All-Inclusive Cayo Arena Day trip from Santo Domingo

All-Inclusive Cayo Arena Day trip from Santo Domingo

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With this experience you will be able to experience firsthand what few can do when coming to Santo Domingo to enter the natural beauties that the north of the country offers, and return in time for dinner. Enjoy comfortable transport with breakfast included in the road, your eyes can see because it is known as Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Cay) to this beautiful destination.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Full Day to Catalina Island in Catamaran with Snorkeling

Full Day to Catalina Island in Catamaran with Snorkeling

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We will board a water boat on board where we will enjoy the landscape of departure from the Romana dock where we will stop at the coral bank and do dives to snorkel for 55 min and also See the impressive fall that extends to the Caribbean Sea and learn about close to the colors of the coral and the vibrant fish that inhabit the Wall. then we go to Catalina Island. You will have free time to swim in the turquoise waters, enjoy a little more snorkeling of impressive reefs and beaches on Catalina Island. the open bar and the sun. During the day you can enjoy merengue, bachata, beer shots and cuba libre and live sport animation and where an open Bar of National Drinks awaits us.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.78
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Punta Cana Dune Buggy Adventure from Santo Domingo with lunch

Punta Cana Dune Buggy Adventure from Santo Domingo with lunch

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Our Buggies Macao excursion is one of the best-selling tours in the Dominican Republic Hotels and This tour takes the buggy ride to a new level in Macao, Make your way through the holes of Pantanos, through the towns and typical houses of Bávaro, Visiting Taina cave hole through the beaches and sands of Macau and put yourself to the test on all-terrain tracks. This is the best off-road experience, and you can only participate in this event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! Drive your own 1600cc buggy complete with 5 Point seat belts, Safety cages, arm guards, comfortable racing bucket seats and bandanas to not breathe and protect you from any inappropriate respiratory activity in the jungle. Ready for an exciting off-road trip?
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.33
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$161.33
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Private transfer from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana & Viceversa (one way)

Private transfer from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana & Viceversa (one way)

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With Pleasant Tours and Travels you have the option of booking a private transportation on an air conditioned minivan from Santo Domingo city to any place in Punta Cana and Bavaro area for up to 6 people. This air conditioned shuttle will take you straight to your final destination avoiding stopping at different places to drop off different people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$169.00
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$169.00
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Private Transfer from Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe

Private Transfer from Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe

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If you came from local and international areas then you can get transfer service from Santo Domingo Airport to Bayahibe Hotels. This service will enable you to easily reach Bayahibe hotels where you will stay.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Santo Domingo Airport Arrival Transfer(Airport to Santo Domingo Hotel or Address

Santo Domingo Airport Arrival Transfer(Airport to Santo Domingo Hotel or Address

PRICE SHOWN IS PER VEHICLE . Book your private arrival transfer from Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) to any Hotel or Address in Santo Domingo city today! Our driver will meet&greet you at the airport with a sign with the lead passenger name and take you to your car. We will then transfer you directly to your destination in Santo Domingo City. What is included (final rates with no surprises): - NO HIDDEN CHARGES - PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS - FREE CANCELLATION UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL - MEET&GREET SERVICE (Our driver will wait you in the arrivals hall with a sign with the lead passenger name) - TOLLS INCLUDED - 60 Minutes free waiting time. Benefit from our best offers today and book your arrival transfer from Santo Domingo Airport to Santo Domingo Hotel or address.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.06
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$89.06
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Private Nature Tour of the Waterfalls of the Monte Plata Rainforest

Private Nature Tour of the Waterfalls of the Monte Plata Rainforest

Our private waterfalls of the Monte Plata rain forest tour takes you about an hour from the city to a lush tropical rain forest and 2 spectacular waterfalls found there, Salto de Socoa and Sierra de Agua. At both spots you can swim in the cool and clean waters of the river or simply enjoy the amazing beauty and peace of the lush tropical rain forest. After spending the morning at the Socoa Falls, set off on a short scenic drive through the countryside on our way to the second waterfall, on route we enjoy a typical Dominican style lunch prepared by locals. Next, a short 10 minute drive takes to our grand finale, the spectacular Sierra de Agua Waterfalls. This beautiful protected waterfall is made up of three side by side 50 foot waterfalls that create a crystal clear pool of water perfect for enjoying a refreshing dip. Visiting this region provides you with a unique opportunity to see a part of the real Dominican Republic that not many tourists get to see.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85
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Shared Transportation From/To Punta Cana International Airport.

Shared Transportation From/To Punta Cana International Airport.

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When you arrive at Punta Cana International Airport, don't get bogged down with rental cars and maps. Take the easy way, by booking this speedy airport transfer service! Enjoy convenient transport from the airport to your hotel in Santo Domingo.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00
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Private Transfer Santo Domingo Airport - Santo Domingo

Private Transfer Santo Domingo Airport - Santo Domingo

Select the private transfer of your choice, one way or round trip, between Santo Domingo Airport and Santo Domingo hotels. Sit back and relax in one of our air conditioned vehicles and let us take you to your hotel or resort/airport.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.34
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Santo Domingo Airport transfer, Taxi, shuttles, Transportation

Santo Domingo Airport transfer, Taxi, shuttles, Transportation

WE have the best transportation serves, taxi,Cab, transfers and shuttles to any hotel at the Dominican Republic.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.99
Price varies by group size
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$51.99
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Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) to Santo Domingo hotels - Arrival Private Transfer

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) to Santo Domingo hotels - Arrival Private Transfer

Book your private transfer from Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) to Santo Domingo any hotel or adress. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers
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  • 35 minutes
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$10.92
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$10.92
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Private Arrival Transfer: Santo Domingo International Airport to Hotels (1 - 4)

Private Arrival Transfer: Santo Domingo International Airport to Hotels (1 - 4)

For a hassle-free way to begin your vacation or business trip in Santo Domingo, book a private airport arrival transfer. Avoid public transportation or long taxi lines with this convenient, door-to-door transportation service, which takes you from Santo Domingo International Airport to your hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours, seven days a week. This private transfer is for individuals or private groups of up to 4 people.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Santo Domingo to La Romana transfer

Santo Domingo to La Romana transfer

Proud member of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame | Winner of 7 consecutive TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence! | Founded in 1994, we have a 25-year proven track record for reliability! | All our vans have a/c so comfortable ride! | Last-minute availability often available! | Door to door service - we pick you up as you exit the terminal building and drop you off at the hotel lobby!
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$101.34
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Santo Domingo Private Airport transfer, taxi and Shuttles Transportation *

Santo Domingo Private Airport transfer, taxi and Shuttles Transportation *

We provide top quality tours, taxis,shuttles airport transportation and transfers with personal pick-up from your hotel, cruise port. Dominican Transfers provides huge discounts or provide the transportation for free if booking excursions with us.We can handle big groups like 800+ people to smaller groups of 50. We handle weddings to business trips ask for Cristian.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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$49.99
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Santo Domingo Airport Transfer (Airport to Santo Domingo) ROUND-TRIP

Santo Domingo Airport Transfer (Airport to Santo Domingo) ROUND-TRIP

PRICE SHOWN IS PER VEHICLE Book your private arrival transfer from Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) to any Hotel or Address in Santo Domingo City today! The ROUND-TRIP transfer is included. Our driver will meet&greet you at the airport with a sign with the lead passenger name and take you to your car. We will then transfer you directly to your destination in Santo Domingo City. What is included (final rates with no surprises): - NO HIDDEN CHARGES - PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS - FREE CANCELLATION UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL - MEET&GREET SERVICE (Our driver will wait you in the arrivals hall with a sign with the lead passenger name) - TOLLS INCLUDED - ROUND TRIP TRANSFER Benefit from our best offers today and book your arrival transfer from Santo Domingo Airport to Santo Domingo City.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.96
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$177.96
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Private Transfer From Las Americas Inter. Airport to Santo Domingo City

Private Transfer From Las Americas Inter. Airport to Santo Domingo City

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Punta Brazilis is a tourist transport company in the Dominican Republic. With the concept of giving our customers the maximum satisfaction in their transfers to any part of the country. Our services are comfortable, safe and punctual; with a trained and responsible team. Our rates are the best and most competitive in the country.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Private Round-Trip Transfer: Santo Domingo City International Airport (1 - 4)

Private Round-Trip Transfer: Santo Domingo City International Airport (1 - 4)

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Pre-book your private transfers to and from Santo Domingo International Airport and enjoy a hassle- free transportation!   Plan ahead and book your Punta Cana round-trip private airport transfer in advance to enjoy a convenient, efficient and stress-free way to start and end your vacation.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Shared Transportation From/To Punta Cana International Airport.

Shared Transportation From/To Punta Cana International Airport.

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Forget paying excessive taxi cab fares. Ensure peace of mind by booking your Punta Cana airport transfer in advance.  Start with a pickup from your Dominican Republic hotel and travel to Punta Cana International Airport in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Private transfer from Punta Cana to La Romana

Private transfer from Punta Cana to La Romana

private service door to door always on time friendly drivers always online via whatsapp and email safety and comfort new and clean vehicles
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Arrival Private Transfer: Santo Domingo Airport SDQ to Santo Domingo by Minivan

Arrival Private Transfer: Santo Domingo Airport SDQ to Santo Domingo by Minivan

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Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from Santo Domingo Airport SDQ to your Hotel in Santo Domingo City Center by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.23
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10-12 Hours Private Punta Cana Dune Buggies Adventure from Santo Domingo Tour

10-12 Hours Private Punta Cana Dune Buggies Adventure from Santo Domingo Tour

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With this experience you will be able to experience firsthand what few can do when staying in Santo Domingo going to our most visited part of the island which is Punta Cana where we can live the adventure of going through plantations, caves swallow by water and enjoy the beautiful beach of Macao all this in an amazing journey on a dune buggie.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.99
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$199.99
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Santo Domingo Airport transfer, taxi and Shuttles to any Hotels at Punta cana

Santo Domingo Airport transfer, taxi and Shuttles to any Hotels at Punta cana

We provide high quality tours and transfers with personal pick-up from your hotel, cruise port, or the airport. and we guarantee the best price in the industry.
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  • 20 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
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From
$79.99
Price varies by group size