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  • Writer's pictureJacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Punta Cana Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Aug 19, 2023

Located in the eastern most part of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is the most popular tourist destination in the DR. With its location in the Caribbean, it is lined with 30 miles of white-sand beaches making it an ideal resort town. There is tons of activities for any kind of traveler. So lets take a look at what Punta Cana has to offer.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Supreme Safari Punta Cana

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.


Duration

7.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:30am

Price

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Coco Bongo Punta Cana Nightclub Party

The Coco Bongo Punta Cana nightclub is one of the hottest spots in the Dominican Republic's lively nightlife scene. Shows, parties and lots of fun await at our unforgettable party. Drinks and transportation are included.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Wednesday - Sunday, time TBD

Price

Tickets starting at $70 per person

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Shopping, Rum, Cigar & Chocolate Factory Tour

During this shopping experience you will be able to enjoy the Tobacco Museum and cigar tasting, a wide selection and tasting of rum and mamajuana, Chocolate factory with a great variety of options, diverse selection of internationally recognized Dominican organic coffee. Expression of the Dominican culture through paintings and pottery and the experience of knowing the history of the famous Dominican stone Larimar.


Duration

1 - 4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$10 per person

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Romantic Moonlight Beach Massage

Book an evening of the ultimate relaxation and romance with a moonlit couples massage in Los Corales, Bavaro. Following a tour of the botanical garden, head to the beach for a spa setup under the stars. Enjoy a one-hour massage with your partner and complete your evening with a bottle of sparkling wine and basket of tropical fruit.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Friday at 6:30pm

Price

$364 per pair

Alternative

Dr. Fish Ocean Spa - $169 per person


Photo Shoot on Macau Beach

A professional photographer will set you up and briefly explain the basics of posing so that you feel confident in front of the camera. The photo session will take place in an easy atmosphere and afterwards you will have plenty of free time to refresh in the ocean, take a walk on the beach, feel the local color and enjoy the clean beach! Fans of extreme entertainment will also have plenty to do. On the beach you can rent a surfboard and ride the ocean waves!


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 8am

Price

$100 per person


Dolphin World

Come have a vacation of a lifetime at Dolphin World! Choose between:

  • Dolphin Encounter: Perfect for those who can’t swim, you will have an amazing interactive encounter with dolphins.

  • Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with one dolphin.

  • Royal Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with two dolphins.

Roundtrip transportation included.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday at 7:30am 9:30am and 11:30pm

Price

  • Dolphin Encounter: $99 per person

  • Dolphin Swim: $149 per person

  • Royal Dolphin Swim: $199 per person

Catamaran Snorkeling Tour

Take a sailing trip along the stunning crystalline coast of Punta Cana, with a stop at the magnificent natural pool of Playa Blanca. Marvel at the dazzling coral reefs offered by the Caribbean Sea, where you can snorkel and learn about the colorful underwater world. Enjoy a hassle-free day with included hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as drinks, snacks, contests, and surprises. During your trip, get into the Caribbean spirit with the Taiguey Emotion Show, a unique and unforgettable experience that alludes to the first inhabitants of the Dominican Republic, Los Taínos. Learn a few traditional steps of Caribbean rhythms (salsa, merengue, bachata, dembow, mambo, perico ripiao, reggaeton, among others) with the onboard professional dancers.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 2:30pm

Price

$65 per person

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Saona Island

Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this 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 have lunch, 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.


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Everyday, time TBD

Price

$60 per person

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Parasailing

Fly over the Caribbean Sea for 10 minutes during this parasailing excursion from Punta Cana. Enjoy aerial views of the Dominican Republic coastline. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off and drinks on board the boat. A staff photographer is on hand to take photos, available for purchase.


Duration

10 minutes

Availability

Monday - Saturday from 9am - 3pm

Price

$52 per person

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Beach Horseback Riding

Experience the Dominican coast on the back of a horse during this half-day horseback riding tour. Get matched with a horse according to your abilities and get set up with all the necessary safety equipment. All instruction is included, so even beginners can participate. Ride along the beach and take in the sights of the soft sand and blue water; perfect for those frame-worthy vacation photos. Roundtrip transportation from your hotel is included.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pm

Price

$60 per person

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ATV, Cenote and Horseback Ride Adventure

Adventure and adrenaline will be all that you are going to experience. Tour the countryside and its mountains driving ATVS, a visit to Macao beach will be the first stop to take a bath, walk and ride a horse. The second stop will be at a typical house where you can taste coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cigars. The third stop we will bae a visit to a blue water cenote where you can take a bath before ending the tour at a ranch. Roundtrip transportation from your hotel is included.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am, 11:30am and 3:30pm

Price

$80 per person

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Zipline Tour

Enjoy a zipline adventure at Hacienda Tuko Adventure Park. With unique 8 carbon fiver lines your zipline experience will be one to remember. Roundtrip transportation from your hotel is included.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$60 per person

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Hiking Tour of Anamuya Mountain

Enjoy the perfect Punta Cana activity for all nature lovers and enthusiasts in the Dominican Republic. Head out on an easy hike through the breathtaking and scenic mountain range of Anamuya on this half-day tour. Round-trip hotel transportation is included.



Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am and 2pm

Price

$75 per person

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Samana Whales, El Limon Waterfall & Bacardi Island

Experience a morning of adventure and an afternoon of relaxation in Samana on a full-day guided bus trip from Punta Cana. A multilingual guide accompanies you throughout the tour to one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. Highlights include Samana Bay, home of humpback whales (seasonally); secluded Limon Waterfall; the tropical island of Cayo Levantado; horseback riding; and a traditional Dominican lunch (rice, beans, meat, salad, fresh fruit, and coffee). Roundtrip hotel transportation included.


Duration

11 hours

Availability

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7am

Price

$130 per person


Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour

Observe squirrel monkeys on this trip to Monkeyland, deep in the Dominican Republic's jungle. Ride a safari truck on this half-day tour through local coffee and cacao plantations, then visit the monkey sanctuary and its botanical gardens. Learn about the local farmers' organic farming methods, sample local coffee or hot chocolate, and see and feed 20 monkeys that have been raised to be comfortable around people. Round-trip transportation included.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 7am and 1pm

Price

$80 per person

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Helicopter Tour

Get a bird’s-eye-view of one of Dominican Republic’s most-popular destinations on this Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana. You’ll soar over the country’s southeastern beaches and check out the spot where the stunning Caribbean Sea meets the cold Atlantic Ocean. Choose from a 10 to 40-minute experience, which includes Bavarao Beach, Bavaro Lagoon, Uvero Alto Beach or Macao Beach, depending on the duration of your tour. Round-trip transportation included.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am and 2pm

Price

Starting at $99 per person

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