Higuey City Cultural Tour

5 hr

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Stop At: Outback Adventures, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Higuey City Cultural Experience, the perfect way of submerging yourself in the Dominican culture & religious beliefs, learning about history & local customs around one of the oldest cities of La Hispaniola “Higuey”.

According to some authors, GUEY or HUIOU is the sun in the Arawakan language of the island’s native Taíno people. The name Higüey is believe...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Outback Adventures, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Higuey City Cultural Experience, the perfect way of submerging yourself in the Dominican culture & religious beliefs, learning about history & local customs around one of the oldest cities of La Hispaniola “Higuey”.

According to some authors, GUEY or HUIOU is the sun in the Arawakan language of the island’s native Taíno people. The name Higüey is believe to mean Land Where the Sun is Born.

Just a few minutes’ drive from Bavaro-Punta Cana, leave the shiny world of all-inclusive hotels behind as we drive you thru villages & small communities towards Higuey City.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vallegina 23000, Dominican Republic

On our way to Higuey we will stop at a family owned business where getting only the freshest ingredients directly from local farmers allows the owner to handcraft the most delicious fresh cheese around here & makes his family owned food-store a really popular stop among the locals every morning. You will be able to sample some of their cheese, milk products or homemade sweets besides a fresh Mabi which is a local delicacy.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mercado Municipal, Las Carreras, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

Once at the city, stroll with your personal guide over the local market of Higuey, where loud shouting merchants and local vendors price their goods, tropical fruit, organic vegetables, and fresh meat and much more.

By taking any of the narrow aisles you will find funny cooking utensils, herbs, natural medicine shops & many other typical curiosities.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, Higuey Dominican Republic

The experience won’t be complete without a visit to the most important monuments in Higuey the famous Basilica of La Altagracia which Pope Paul II personally blessed back in 1992.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Santuario San Dionisio, La Altagracia, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

Called by the local as a Sanctuary, The Church of San Dionisio (Saint Dennis) from the 16th century were the locals say the Lady of Mercy was once seen.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: D' Yira Restaurant, Calle Hermanos Trejo, 4 61, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

The perfect end for your “being a local” experience, enjoy Dominican dishes with the locals at a typical restaurant before leaving Higuey City behind and heading back to your hotel.

Duration: 45 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario San Dionisio
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Apartments, condos and hotels, within Punta Cana, Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro Uvero Alto y Bayahibe areas.

8:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: Hotel name
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • What to Bring: sun screen, sun glasses, light clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.