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Travel distance to Santo Domingo - 2.5 hours
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Travel distance to Santo Domingo - 30min (Uber USD $30)
See the many aspects of Santo Domingo ranging from the 15th-century Colonial Zone to the modern buildings of The Malecon, a waterfront shopping district. The Columbus Lighthouse and Los Tres Ojos Park are among the many other sights you explore on this guided tour of the city.
Begin in the Colonial Zone as your professional guide takes you to the National Palace. Next, take a short ride through downtown to the Blue Mall, the most upscale mall in the city, and find some arts and crafts souvenirs at your next stop, The Malecon. Enjoy the waterfront views while picking up a few goodies to bring back to family and friends.
After shopping, it's back on the bus and your driver takes you for a ride around the Columbus Lighthouse on your way to Los Tres Ojos Park. Here, admire the beauty of the underground caves and lakes during your last stop before returning to your hotel.
Walk along the charming streets of Santo Domingo, hear about the foundation of this historic city, and wander between stunning examples of 15th-century architecture. The Colonial Zone is a fascinating place to explore the past of the Americas, with a knowledgeable guide leading the way.
Meet near the Alcázar de Colón, once a castle for royalty, now a striking museum full of fascinating artifacts and exhibits. Embark along the centuries-old thoroughfare—Calle Las Damas—and arrive at the National Pantheon. The striking edifices of this amazing mausoleum offer were built in the mid-18th century as a Jesuit church.
At the Parque Colon, take a break and hear stories about the celebrations and festivals that fill this red brick square during national holidays, and snap photos of weather-worn stones of the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. As you walk, your guide is there to answer any questions you have about the city, providing you with exciting tales and intriguing facts.
Take the chance to pick up a few memorable souvenirs from the talented artisans at the Colonial market and walk along the seaside as you head to the grounds of the National Palace, where the country's president and vice-president have offices. Grab a few final photos in front of the stately columns before heading back to your starting point. Or, extend your day at a local theater featuring The Colonial Gate, a thrilling and immersive 4-D movie highlighting the dramatic past of this famous city.
With an exciting adventure aboard a Trikke, this tour of Santo Domingo is a night to remember. Immerse yourself in the history of the Dominican capital as you visit its most famous spots, give Merengue dancing a whirl, and savor the fantastic flavors of its food and drink.
Your tour begins with a 4-D film about Santo Domingo in the 16th century. The Battle of Santo Domingo, which resulted in the capture of the city by the English in 1586, is brought to life in this immersive, multisensory film. This introduction to the city's history is followed by a lighthearted introduction to a much-beloved part of its culture: Merengue. Learn about the addictive music and dance, which originated in the Dominican Republic, and give the lively steps a whirl yourself.
After dancing to the vibrant rhythms of Merengue, it's time to explore the city. Learn the basics of handling your easy 3-wheeled Trikke and set off down Calle las Damas, one of the first and most prominent streets of Santo Domingo. At the end of the street is Plaza Esapana, a sprawling tiled square surrounded by historic colonial buildings and charming cafes. Through anecdotes and facts from your guide, learn about the heritage of the buildings surrounding you. Bring your tour to a satisfying conclusion with light refreshments of Dominican snacks and beer.