Full Day Santo Domingo

Full Day Santo Domingo Tour Information


Los Tres Ojos  

 Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes in English) is the name given to a 50-foot open-air limestone cave located in the Mirador del Este park, in the Santo Domingo Este municipality of the Dominican Republic. A series of three lakes, or ojos, the site is currently one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. The caves are open from 9 am to 5 pm, and are illuminated at night by a myriad of colored lights.

 

The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Santo Domingo to discover the flora and underwater fauna of the Dominican Republic. Many species of fish and marine animals are presented with explanatory panels. You will see the sea turtles, moray, sharks, lobsters ... and all sorts of colorful fish. This being one of the largest aquariums in the Caribbean, is situated on the Caribbean Sea, the National Aquarium offers many basins that allow visitors to discover the aquatic fauna of the Caribbean Sea.

 

 Columbus Lighthouse

Columbus Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro a Colón) is a monument located in Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic, in tribute to Christopher Columbus. The monument's lighthouse-style features projecting beams of light, forming a cross shape, which are so powerful they can be seen from neighboring Puerto Rico. Containing what are purported to be the remains of Columbus, the monument is both a mausoleum and a museum. Its architecture is cross-shaped and represents the Christianization of America.

 

 

The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor

The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo is dedicated to St. Mary of the Incarnation. It is the oldest cathedral in the Americas, begun in 1512 and completed in 1540. The Cathedral once held the title Primate of the Americas, it has since been the only Archdiocese to have held this title.

 

 

The Plaza de la Cultura

 

The Plaza de la Cultura is a large park area with three museums, the national theater and the national library. The land was once owned by the dictator Trujillo, and was ‘donated’ to the public after his assassination in 1961.

 

 

The Palacio Nacional

 

The Palacio Nacional (English: The National Palace) is a building in Santo Domingo, that houses the offices of the Executive Branch (Presidency and Vice Presidency) of the Dominican Republic. Occupying an area of 18,000 square metres and luxuriously appointed throughout, the National Palace is considered one of the greatest and most beautiful buildings built in the Dominican Republic. The building stands on the grounds of the former Presidential Mansion (Mansión Presidencial), built during the United States military occupation of 1916-1924.

 

 

Amber Museum


In this Museum you will find the historical and scientific data on the time of the creation of amber, the animals and vegetation of that era that were fossilized in the amber, and everything concerning the formation and the characteristics of this gem. All the pieces on display in the cabinets, on the panels, in the large wide-field microscopes, dioramas, audio-visual and interactive technology have the purpose to transport you back to the origin of amber. You will be transported to the dawn of time, where you will discover the fascinating and mysterious secrets of amber.

 

 The Mercado Modelo

The Mercado Modelo in Santo Domingo is made up of dozens of similar stores selling typical crafts of the country paintings (many of them Haitian), Dominican and Cuban cigars, liquors, keepsakes, and jewelry, among other things. This really is a one-stop shop for all your souvenir shopping. Look for distinctive amber jewelry and spiced liquor supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities. Also worth checking out are the impressive carnival masks. 


Tour Includes


  • Accompanied by our tour guide you will visit.
  • The National Aquarium
  • Los Tres Ojos
  • La Plaza de la Cultura
  • The Columbus Lighthouse
  • The Cathedral of Santo Domingo
  • The Museum of Amber
  • The National pantheon
  • Colonial Zone
  • Panoramic view of The National Palace
  • Also time for shopping


Transfer in comfortable buses A/C from the hotels of Punta Cana-Bavaro, Bayahibe-La Romana, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo.

*Lunch is not included in this tour.


 

Tour Tip

Long pants and sleeves required at The Cathedral.

 


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