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Things to Do in Santo Domingo

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Santo Domingo and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Santo Domingo activities? We have 36 tour ideas.


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Bus & Minivan Tours

Santo Domingo Site Seeing Tour including Wonderful Cave and Local Lunch

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 150.00


A exciting tour of historical Santo Domingo the capital of the Dominican Republic and one of the Caribbean's oldest cities, known for hosting the first European settlement in America. View charming site of Its walled, cobblestoned historic core, the Zona Colonial, has buildings that... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 84.00


Visit the capital city of Santo Domingo, and marvel at its architectural, historical and cultural wonders.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Santo Domingo City Tour from Puerto Plata

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 80.00


Santo Domingo is the oldest city of the Americas, dont miss your chance to take this tour and discover its rich history and marvel at its architectural, historical and cultural wonders.

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Chocolate Tours

Made in Santo Domingo Shopping Tour - Rum, Cigars, Chocolate and Art

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 39.00


If you only have a short time in Santo Domingo and you want to discover the best products that the island has to offer, then book this tour. Join our local guide for a stroll around the old town and discover rum distilleries, cigar factories, art galleries, chocolatiers, traditional handicraft... Read More

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Chocolate Tours

Chocolate Tour - Kah Kow Experience

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 25 to 30 mins
Priced From: USD 15.00


At the colonial city of Santo Domingo enjoy chocolate in a way you have never seen before. Come and learn about the process of chocolate making in an experience that the whole family can enjoy!

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City Tours

Day Trip to Puerto Plata from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 235.00


Spend a day in Puerto Plata, a colonial port city tucked between the Cordillera mountains and the blue Atlantic along the Dominican Republic`s northern coast. Starting from Santo Domingo, travel by private coach with an informative guide through Puerto Plata`s historic center. Inside the Amber Museum, learn why Dominican amber is considered some of the finest in the world. After a delicious lunch in town,... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Dominican Cooking Class and Lunch from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Priced From: USD 148.00


Learn to cook and taste some of the classic dishes of traditional Dominican cuisine.

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Cultural Tours

The Battle of Santo Domingo 4D Movie Experience

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 5.00


The Battle of Santo Domingo is a fully immersive 4D cinema experience. Visitors can enjoy the physical and virtual world of the 1586 walled city invasion of Santo Domingo lead by Sir Francis Drake – the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan era. The film follows this fearsome pirate as he storms the city, presenting itself in nine languages simultaneously.<br />Established to provide visitors with an... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Santo Domingo Sights Sounds and Tastes including 6 Food samplings

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


Get to know the real Dominican Republic by spending a day exploring its culturally rich capital and discovering the Santo Domingo that locals love. Soak up the city's rich colonial history, visit local markets, snack on some of Santo Domingo's must-try treats, then end the day with an icy-cold... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Santo Domingo City of Firsts Small Group Tour Including Transportation

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


If you are visiting Santo Domingo for the first time, this tour is especially for you! Enjoy an action-packed, three-hour introduction to the buzzing capital of the Dominican Republic, the oldest settlement in the Americas. As the modern face of the island with a population of over two million,... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Santo Domingo night lights culture and sounds

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


Trikke cultural night tour will immerse you into a night to remember!!! &nbsp;First of all the experience starts with a 4D cinema ride a short film about Santo Domingo on the 15 century, after a few shakes we are ready to start our tour getting up on the Trikkes our staff will show the correct way to drive them witch it's very easy (Trikkes are complete electric and automatic, three wheeled platform very stable)... Read More

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Day Trips

Hacienda La Esmeralda Day Trip from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 159.00


Experience the Dominican Republic's chocolate industry on this day trip from Santo Domingo to Hacienda La Esmeralda, a chocolate farm and factory north of the city. Learn about the entire chocolate-making process, starting with growing cacao plants and ending with a finished chocolate bar. Go behind the scenes with expert chocolate makers, and enjoy lunch at the farm. Hotel transport from Santo Domingo is included.

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Day Trips

Catalina Island Day Trip from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Visit Catalina Island (Isla Catalina) on this day trip from Santo Domingo. Just off the Dominican Republic`s south coast, near La Romana, small Catalina Island is ringed by coral reefs and white-sand beaches. After arriving by boat, enjoy a blissful day of snorkeling, sunning, lunching, drinking and even dancing, if the mood strikes you. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Santo Domingo are included.

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Day Trips

Maravillas Cave and Altos de Chavn Day Trip from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 165.00


Experience the natural and cultural delights of the Dominican Republic`s southern coast with this day trip from Santo Domingo to Maravillas Cave and Altos de Chav&oacute;n. Inside Maravillas Cave, admire hundreds of paintings by the native Taino Indians. At Altos de Chav&oacute;n,... Read More

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Day Trips

Santiago Day Trip from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 160.00


Head inland to the city of Santiago on this day trip from Santo Domingo. With a guide, visit two of the city`s top attractions, the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration (a landmark dedicated to Dominican soldiers) and Centro Le&oacute;n (a museum featuring paintings and displays about the history and culture of the Dominican Republic). Lunch is included at a Santiago restaurant.

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Day Trips

Saona Island Catamaran Cruise from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Suffering from seasonal affective disorder’ This day trip to Saona Island from Santo Domingo will take care of any moody blues. Luxuriate in this slice of sunny heaven with white-sand beaches, so inviting that even the coconut palms are almost laying down to relax. A buffet lunch and an open bar complete this beachside experience.

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Day Trips

Samana Day Trip from Santo Domingo with Buffet Lunch

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 180.00


Our day trip is the perfect day trip to Samaná which is considered to be one of the natural treasure of Dominica Republic, because of its great beaches, waterfalls, mountains and awe-inspiring views. Your 2 hour drive to Samana begins on our comfortable air condition bus. ... Read More

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Food Tours

Santo Domingo Morning Trikke Bike and Food Tour

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 64.00


Get a history lesson, a workout and a super fun introduction to the city on this unique tour of Santo Domingo on three wheels. We'll take you on a trikke adventure that will take you to some of the most important landmarks in the Caribbean, offer you the chance to try some of our favourite street food and get you off the beaten track to discover neighbourhoods that have barely changed over the centuries. Soak up the vibrant... Read More

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Food Tours

Cigars and Rum Tour from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 248.00


Rum and Tobacco Leaf Cigars are icons of the Caribbean's gastronomic culture. Enjoy 3 great experiences involving these endemic products.

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Food Tours

Dominican Flavors Experience from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
Priced From: USD 248.00


Enjoy a tour of sensations and delights in the first European settlement in America, the capital of the Dominican Republic, the city of Santo Domingo.

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Food Tours

Cook Traditional Dominican Cuisine with a Charming Grandmother in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 37.00


Join your host Rossy and learn to cook 2-3 traditional Dominican dishes such as sancocho and platano frito (fried plantains) in her cozy kitchen. You can expect to cook for about 1-2 hours before enjoying the meal with Rossy at her dining table.<br /><br />Rossy mixes up the menu so you... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory Tour from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 166.00


Dive into the world of Dominican Republic cigars on this tour from Santo Domingo to one of the largest cigar factories on the planet, Tabacalera de Garcia, where brands like Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta are made. On a 1-hour guided tour, see the many aspects of work that go into handmade cigars,... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


Get an overview of Santo Domingo — the capital of the Dominican Republic — on this 4-hour city sightseeing tour. The oldest European-settled city in the Western Hemisphere, Santo Domingo is chock full of historical churches and other landmarks. With a guide, visit the World Heritage-listed Colonial Zone, 3 Eyes National Park and other attractions for a relaxing introduction to the city. Hotel transport is... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Columbus Lighthouse and Three Eyes National Park Tour

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


Visit two of Santo Domingo Este's most popular attractions on this 3-hour morning tour. First, check out Faro a Colón (Columbus Lighthouse), an enormous monument and tomb dedicated to Christopher Columbus where his remains purportedly lie. Then head to the nearby Parque Los Tres Ojos (Three... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Santo Domingo Island Tour - Beach and Local Lunch

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 125.00


We have combined all the best things to do on island, island tour, beach and local lunch. Great way for you, family or friends to experience the island in fun filled site seeing tour. High light of tour is taking Catamaran or Speed boat to visit the Saona Island, landing on one of the best beaches in the world for sun, beach fun and cool waves. A delicious buffet lunch is included in tour.

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History & Heritage Tours

Santo Domingo Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 95.00


Immerse yourself in the culture of the Dominican Republic on a 9-hour sightseeing tour of the colonial city of Santo Domingo from Punta Cana. Rediscover the 1st city of the New World as you stroll the Colonial Zone, visit historic museums and more.

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Nightlife

Santo Domingo Nightlife Tour including Dinner

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 69.00


Watch Santo Domingo come to life during the lively hours after the sun sets on this dinner and disco tour. A vibrant salsa show entertains you during a 2-course meal at a traditional-style restaurant in the Gazcue district. Travel around the city on a comfortable air-conditioned bus and take in the spirited nightlife scene along the Malecón waterfront in Midtown. Then sling those hips to Caribbean beats at a popular... Read More

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Other Water Sports

4-Hour Caribbean Beach Fun and Relaxation in Boca Chica from Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 60.00


The island's sun, sand, palm trees, wonderful people and color all make up an entire visual feast to delight visitors. Be a witness to how these elements work together in an afternoon full of flavor, merengue music and Dominican cuisine.During this 4-hour tour,  you discover... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Santo Domingo Sightseeing

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 85.00


Enjoy an introduction to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital city, on this private sightseeing tour. The oldest city settled by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, Santo Domingo is home to a few of the New World's 'oldest' — oldest church, oldest street — which you'll visit and learn about with a private guide. Explore the historical Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on foot, and upgrade to... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Santo Domingo Airport to Hotel

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 12.50


Enjoy a comfortable and stress-free journey from Las Am&eacute;ricas International Airport (SDQ) to your Santo Domingo hotel with this private transfer. Upon landing, simply clear customs, meet your professional driver in the arrivals hall and board your comfortable private vehicle. Then sit... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Santo Domingo Airport

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 12.50


Ensure a hassle-free and convenient end to your vacation by booking a private departure transfer to Las Am&eacute;ricas International Airport (SDQ) from your Santo Domingo hotel. Travel in the space and comfort of a private vehicle, and skip the shared shuttles. Service is available 24 hours a... Read More

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Shopping Tours

Santo Domingo Shopping Tour with Visits to Amber Museum and Tobacco Factory

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


Embark on a shopping blitz in Santo Domingo with this 4-hour tour. The Dominican Republic is known for its amber and larimar jewelry, cigars and handmade crafts. With the help of a guide, discover both quaint and high-end boutiques in the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone and along the pedestrian-only... Read More

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Shopping Tours

Santo Domingo Historical Island Tour plus Shopping

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 93.75


We created one of the most comprehensive and charming tours of the historical city Santo Domingo. Tour covers all major historical highlights with a local guide. Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and one of the Caribbean's oldest cities, known for hosting the first European settlement in America. Its walled, cobblestoned historic core, the Zona Colonial, has buildings that date to the... Read More

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Shopping Tours

Private - Santo Domingo Historical Island Tour plus Shopping

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 530.00


Avoid the crowds, just for you and your selected group. We created one of the most comprehensive and charming tours of the historical city Santo Domingo. Tour covers all major historical highlights with a local guide. Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and one of the Caribbean's... Read More

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Trikke Tours

Santo Domingo Trikke City Tour

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 45.00


On this city tour you will be able to learn about the city of Santo Domingo while having fun. The Trikke is a three-wheeled electric scooters that allows you to navigate the city streets with ease. You are guaranteed to capture the best sights in the city.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Santo Domingo Transfer Airport to Hotel

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 40 to 60 mins
Priced From: USD 15.00


<strong>Enjoy a Hassle-Free Arrival or Departure in Santo Domingo </strong>with this private transfer service. <strong>Meet your driver at Santo Domingo Las Américas airport (SDQ)</strong>, and be peacefully transferred to your <strong>Santo Domingo City Hotel.</strong> These private vehicles can accommodate from 1 to 8 passengers.

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