• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Punta Cana Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Sep 29

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.


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 are when booking for a single adult and 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

  • $59.99 per person for the half-day tour

  • $75.99 per person for the full-day tour


Santa Domingo City Tour

Santo Domingo is a magical city, full of history, culture and amazing landscapes. Walk through the oldest capital of the “New” World; Santo Domingo is the first city founded in America. This sightseeing tour shows you a city full of history and culture. A great activity for the whole family. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included.


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$55 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

Alternative

If you prefer more of a party cruise, you can take this snorkeling tour for $45 per person. If you want something a bit more adventurous, you can take a ScubaDoo tour ($51 per person) or go Scuba Diving ($55 per person) for non-certified divers.



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

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6:30am and 7am

Price

$63 per person

Alternative

Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip - $77 per person.



Catalina Island

Cruise along the coast of the Dominican Republic to Catalina Island. 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 and open bar provided.


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 9:30am

Price

  • $80 per person to snorkel

  • $110 per person to scuba dive

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, Wednesday and Friday at 11am

Price

$60 per person

Alternative

Parasailing, Snorkeling, Shark & Sting Ray Encounter with Open Bar - $139 per person


Countryside or Beach Horseback Riding

Ride down vast stretches of beach or through the country on this horseback riding tour from. All instructions, safety equipment, and a horse matched to your abilities by a guide will be provided. Round-trip transportation is included.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

  • $49.99 per person for a countryside ride

  • $59.99 per person for a beach ride

  • $79.99 per person for a countryside or beach ride plus lunch

  • $119.99 per person for a countryside or beach ride plus lobster lunch

Alternative

Sunset Beach Ride - $77.93 per person


ATV 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

$70 per person

Alternative

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, time TBD

Price

$54.99 per person

Alternative


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 and El Bonao on this half-day tour. Round-trip hotel transportation is included.



Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am and 1:30pm

Price

$70 per person

Alternative

Round Mountain and Esmeralda Beach Tour - $87 per person


Samana Whales, 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

$169 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 8am and 1pm

Price

$79 per person

Alternative