Punta Cana is by far the most popular place to visit in the Dominican Republic. Its palm-tree-lined beaches, warm tropical waters, and world-class resorts make it a great choice for travelers. Visitors in the area can enjoy several outdoor activities that are best enjoyed by doing tours. They can be conveniently booked at most resorts, but also online from websites such as TripAdvisor or Viator. From nature sites including caves and beaches to guided city adventures, we’ve chosen some of the most popular tours in Punta Cana.
Relax At Hoyo Azul & Scape Park
Although Punta Cana is known for its stunning beaches, travelers shouldn’t overlook the destination’s rich variety of natural wonders. Viator offers an extensive tour of the Hoyo Azul & Scape Park for $130, which takes visitors right into the heart of Punta Cana’s nature. With pick-up from major resorts in the area, guests are taken to the park where they can enjoy several thrilling activities such as ziplining or just relaxing in the azure waters. The Scape Park is a 247-acre park featuring crystal clear waters, and plenty of caves, and is surrounded by tropical greenery. The tour includes admission as well as all of the activities in the park.
Glide Over The Jungle With Ziplining Tours
Ziplining through Punta Cana’s breathtaking Caribbean scenery is an ideal activity for adrenaline-seeking tourists. Runner’s Adventures offers visitors a comprehensive course with 12 different ziplines over the Caribbean rainforest. Priced at $90 per adult, the 5h excursion gives travelers a glimpse of Punta Cana’s dense rainforests. Hotel pickup is also guaranteed, and tour guides ensure that guests are familiar with the park’s safety features. Due to its secluded location, visitors can see some of the island’s exotic plant and animal wildlife from the air.
Snorkel In Colorful Coral Reefs
Colorful coral reefs can be found around the Dominican Republic, and Punta Cana is no exception. For those who love the idea of swimming amongst tropical fish, Viator’s half-day cruise takes people on a boat party experience complete with snorkeling and swimming. The $60 dollar tour includes an open bar and unlimited snacks, and visitors have several routes to choose from. Note that lunch is not included.
With a spectacular variety of coral reefs around the area, the tour takes guests to a waist-deep natural pool with calm and crystal clear waters. If snorkeling isn’t your thing, the tour provides stunning views of Punta Cana’s white-sand beaches, where guests are welcome to go for a swim. Punta Cana has been working to restore the area’s reefs, and several projects are working to help protect them.
Watch The Sunset While Horseback Riding
Horseback riding through Punta Cana’s sunny beaches is an unforgettable tour experience. Popular amongst animal lovers, horseback riding is one of the most interesting ways to experience the area’s beautiful nature. This half-day excursion costs just $58 and includes equipment and training, as well as pick up from various large resorts. It starts with a visit to a local ranch where riders can interact with the horses and guides.
Even first-time are welcome to join thanks to the help of professional guides. Once the initial training is complete, guests can look forward to traversing several sites including forest paths and beaches. Some tours include a truly movie-like experience as visitors get to watch the sunset while horseback riding.
Visit The Remote Saona Island
Saona island is one of the Dominican Republic’s top natural wonders and a popular afternoon excursion site. Cheap Shuttles DR takes guests to the isolated island on an 8-hour journey for around $70. This Caribbean island can only be reached by boat, and guests can enjoy a calm Catamaran ride back to Punta Cana. On Saona, visitors can relax in some of the country’s most majestic scenery and warm tropical beaches. The island is known for its vibrant and diverse nature, and it is part of a national park, meaning the location is highly protected. Food and drinks are included in the tour, and the vessel’s open bar is the perfect way to unwind after discovering the beaches. The journey to the island is done via speedboat, a thrilling experience.
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