Punta Cana is one of the most family-friendly resort destinations in the Dominican Republic, with a host of all-inclusive resorts that feature large swimming pools and countless entertainment options. But the choice is not so clear-cut when it comes to picking out and booking tours, which may not always be suitable for the younger ones. We’ve looked around and chosen five of the top tours for families in Punta Cana.
Family Buggy Adventure in Punta Cana
This 5-hour buggy adventure is perfect for families that love to explore and get an adrenaline rush at the same time. Starting at just $50 for three people, the tour offers plenty of fun at a low price. During the activity, travelers ride through an off-path countryside road that takes them through lush tropical scenery and diverse landscapes.
Afterward, guests are taken to a local market where they can sip on local hot chocolate and coffee. Lastly, the tour includes a stop at a nearby Fantasy Cave, an underground area that especially children will fall in love with. The tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, as well as several amenities.
Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour
The Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour is guaranteed to be an afternoon of fun for the whole family, especially animal lovers of all ages! Recommended by 95% of all travelers, the $79 per person tour takes visitors to the heart of Monkeyland, a natural jungle habitat in Punta Cana that is home to squirrel monkeys and other local species.
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The tour includes transportation to and from the location on a safari-style truck, and along the route, travelers get to see local farms and plantations. At the park, children can spend some time interacting with the native fauna, whilst adults can admire the area’s colorful botanical gardens.
Hoyo Azul & Scape Park Punta Cana, Caribbean
The Hoyo Azul (Blue Hole) & Scape Park have become an institution of sorts in Punta Cana and are especially popular for day trips. Perfect for families with small children, Scape Park covers more than 247 acres encompassing several caves, hidden pools, and jungles where travelers can glide on ziplines. The tour lasts for 7 hours, giving travelers plenty of time to admire and soak in the area’s pristine tropical beauty.
Viator’s $127 tour includes admission to the park as well as hotel pick-up and drop-off in Punta Cana. The tour also provides admission to a dedicated children’s play area, although many of the park’s activities are also suitable for children.
Five Tours In One – Horseback Riding
If you’re looking to get the most out of your limited time in Punta Cana, then this $120 per adult 5-in-1 horseback riding tour is the perfect choice for you. The tour begins with hotel pick-up, after which travelers get to horseback ride through stunning local fields. The tour continues with a stop in the area’s largest basilica, where travelers get a taste of local culture.
The tour finishes off with a buggy ride as well as ziplining for an adrenaline-inducing experience. The all-inclusive tour comes with transportation, food and drink, as well as an experienced guide. Although a great choice for families, the tour is available for ages 4 and above.
Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour
Happy Fish Catamarans small-group sailing tour is ideal for families that want to avoid larger party boats. The 3-and-a-half-hour tour takes guests on a spectacular trip around Punta Cana, stopping at some of the top local snorkeling sites including Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve.
Starting at $89 per adult, the tour has earned a stellar reputation among travelers, with 98% recommending the product. The tour also includes unlimited drinks from an open bar, with juice and soft drinks for the younger ones, and cocktails and beer for the adults.
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