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Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Punta Cana Itinerary - Find the Best Tours and Activities

Updated: May 17

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. Get ready to explore hidden caves, zip through rainforests, dive into coral reefs, and experience the local culture. We're diving into the best tours and activities to make your Punta Cana trip unforgettable!


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.

Higüey City Tour

Explore the capital of La Altagracia on this day trip to Higüey. You'll discover a sugar and tobacco plantation, magnificent churches, traditional markets, horse ride and much more!


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7 am

Price

$54 per person

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Selfie World

At Selfie World, enjoy 32 interactable spaces with two experiences. The Daytime Experience is for all ages where you can take pictures, videos, and have fun with family and friends. The Night Time Experience which is Adults Only is a thematic nightclub/lounge where you can enjoy live DJ's and shows.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am

Price

$50 per person


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 9 am

Price

$10 per person

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Republic Culinary Tour

Book this small-group tour to get a taste of the Dominican Republic in Punta Cana. This tour provides the transport to several different restaurants, where you will have the option to purchase different cuisines, from seafood, Mediterranean cuisine, desert, coffee, and drinks.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6 pm

Price

$35 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 6:30 pm

Price

$500 per pair

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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 7:30 am 9:30 am and 11:30 am

Price

  • Dolphin Encounter: $99 per person

  • Dolphin Swim: $149 per person

  • Royal Dolphin Swim: $199 per person

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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 with the onboard professional dancers.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 2:30 pm

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

$65 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 9 am - 3 pm

Price

$52 per person

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Beach Horseback Riding

This tour will give you an excellent opportunity to experience the fascinating nature of this country. Experience the simple pleasures of life with your family, friends or alone while horseback riding on the beach of Uvero Alto, the north side of Punta Cana. This goal is to offer an exceptional experience while enjoying a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at Rancho Caribeño. Invest in memories that will accompany you forever on this very special equestrian excursion. Roundtrip transportation from your hotel is included.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am and 3pm

Price

$56 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 8 am, 11:30 am and 3:30 pm

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 9 am

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 9 am and 2 pm

Price

$75 per person

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National Park Jungle Walk & Snorkeling in Cenotes

Travel from Bayahibe to walk through the lush jungle of the Cotubanama National Park. Snorkel in Cenotes Chicho natural pool of crystal-clear water under stalactites and stalagmites.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Wednesday and Friday at 2 pm

Price

$49 per person

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Deep Sea Fishing Tour with Drinks

Reel in the excitement with this unforgettable fishing adventure in the pristine waters of Punta Cana. Enjoy the included beer, soda, and water and have all the gear you need to hook your dream catch.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8 am

Price

$139 per person

Alternative

Punta Cana Fishing Trip - $126 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 7 am and 1 pm

Price

$95 per person

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