Dominican Republic
Experience Almost it ALL in 6 Days,

Highlights

►Catamaran Rides to Unspoiled Islands

►Open Bars on Speedboats & on Exotic Beaches

►A Tour Guide & Driver in Colonial Santo Domingo

►Visiting an Italianate-Looking Village

►Lunch Buffets & Delicious Food

►Rich Culture

►And Much, Much More…

Fully Guided?  All tours are almost fully guided.

​Although virtually all actives on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request.​

 

Are Solo Travelers Welcomed?

Yes & There are No Supplemental Fees for the Tours! ​

 

Dates & Availability for the Next 12 Months. Any Date w/ 7-Day Notice (some exceptions are made)​

Prices are subject to changed until booked.

This tour can be extended if you would like some time to just relax.

Day 1: Arriving into the Dominican Republic’s Showcase Resort

We start our trip to the Dominican Republic in Punta Cana. This is also where we are based for the entire duration of our tour. It is from here we make daily excursions, which are packed with culture and excitement. Today we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Let's check out Bavaro. It is the most popular white-sand beach in the Punta Cana area.

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Day 2: An Open Bar on & Catamaran Ride to Catalina Island as Well as Visiting a Mediterranean-Style Village

We are taken this morning to a dock near to La Romana. There we take the catamaran departure to Catalina Island. Lunch is included today, as is an open bar once on Catalina Island. The island offers a diverse preservation of ecosystems, including sand dunes, mangroves and reefs. Formed out of coral stone, the island contains three overlapping plateaus. The seas around the island are rich in wildlife, with many species of birds and tropical marine fish. Catalina Island is especially popular for snorkeling.

Once we have returned to the dock near to La Romana, we are taken to Altos de Chavon. At this recreated Mediterranean style village located atop the Chavon River, we are provided with a guided tour. Altos de Chavon hosts a cultural center, an archeological museum and an amphitheater.

Day 3: The Caribbean's Most Underrated City, Colonial Santo Domingo

Today we visit the oldest permanent European settlement of the New World, Santo Domingo. There we are provided with a guided tour. The colonial zone is an architectural gem that truly feels detached from the rest of the city. Think of attractive Spanish era squares, monuments and parks, shirtless men playing dominoes, good food, exciting music (not least bachata and meringue) and an amazing nightlife scene.

The Old Town (a.k.a. Zona Colonial) has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is an important section of the city due to the high number of landmarks, including the residence of Alcázar de Colón, Fortaleza Ozama Castle and Primada de America Cathedral. Although the Old Town deserves most of our time, the outer areas of Gazcue and the Malecon are worth exploring too. All in all, the capital of the Dominican Republic is arguably one of the region’s most underrated destinations.

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Day 4: A Protected Virgin Forest, Riding Through Mangroves & Another Open Bar

Today we are taken to Los Haitises National Park. There we take a boat through mangroves as well as swim at the beautiful Punta Arena beach. Lunch is included today, as is an open bar. Los Haitises National Park is a protected virgin forest with little road access. The number of tourists allowed is limited, but since 2000, it has been a relatively popular destination for ecotourism. There is a multitude of caverns created by water erosion.

Day 5: Another Open Bar on the Country's Most Popular Yet "Deserted" Island

We take a morning catamaran or speedboat departure to Saona Island. Lunch and an open bar on the island are included today. Saona Island is a popular destination for tourists from all over the Dominican Republic, who arrive daily in fleets of catamarans and small motorboats. Saona is known for its beaches and has been used on a number of occasions by filmmakers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical "deserted island" setting for their film or product.

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Day 6: Our Tour Ends This Morning

Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport in Punta Cana.

Note that if you have extra time, we can arrange a private tour for you to the beach of Playa Bahia de Las Aguilas. It is in the southwest area of the country. Also worth visiting is the Samaná Peninsula in the north, specifically the beaches of Playa Rincon, Playa Fronton and Playa Galeras as well as El Limón Waterfall. The reason why these worthwhile destinations are not included in our itinerary is because they are all difficult to reach. Again, however, can we make private arrangements for you upon request.

​What's Included

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  • Lodging

  •  English-Speaking Tour Guides

  •  All Transportation, Except Flights

  •  All Activities in Itinerary Below

  •  All Entry Fees

  •  Your Own On-Call Concierge

  •  Breakfasts

  •   Open Bars x 3

  •  Lunches x 3

​What’s Excluded​

  • Any airfare

  • Alcohol

  • Travel insurance

  • Any government-imposed visa fees

  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Optional 

On a final note, if you have extra time, we can arrange a private tour for you to the beach of Playa Bahia de Las Aguilas. It is in the southwest area of the country. Also worth visiting is the Samaná Peninsula in the north, specifically the beaches of Playa Rincon, Playa Fronton and Playa Galeras as well as El Limón Waterfall. The reason why these worthwhile destinations are not included in our itinerary is because they are all difficult to reach. Again, however, can we make private arrangements for you upon request. Would you like to extend this 6-day tour so you can see Playa Bahia de Las Aguilas and/or the Samaná Peninsula?

Contact me to book or if you have questions

Please Note​​

  • Travel Insurance is required for this tour. You will be asked to provide your Travel insurance information after your booking is confirmed. It must cover cancellations, medical expenses, evacuations, flight loss or delays and 24/7 assistance.​

  • As much as we want for this trip to go exactly as planned, we can't predicted complications that may arise; due to inclement weather and/or closures due to uncontrollable circumstances like Covid-19.  We will do our very best to make onsite scheduling adjustments as needed, but please note that all listed and intended activities are weather permitting.  No refunds will be given if an activity has to be pulled.  Additionally, the tour is listed as a package, and no price adjustments will be given if someone wants to "opt-out" of an included activity​

  • Not liable  to any losses, damages, accidents, injuries, death, or sickness during your trip. The same applies to any changes in trip schedule due to weather, strikes, or any other force majeure. Service providers reserve the right to change routes, schedules, and itineraries if needed because of weather, road conditions or should the necessity arise because of unforeseen reasons or circumstances.

What Happens If I Cancel This Trip? ​To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance. Cancellation and interruption insurance covers in case of cancellation due to an insurable reason. We require adequate out of country medical insurance for unforeseen medical emergencies while traveling. The All Inclusive Plan includes emergency and health coverage and cancellation/interruption insurance. The rate for travel insurance is determined by the cost of the tour (can be increased to cover flights and other extras), the length of travel and your age.

   Terms & Conditions


It is the responsibility of the passengers to verify documentation requirements directly with the embassy or consulate of the country of travel. Customs and/or immigration officials can deny a person entry into their country at their own discretion. We strongly recommend traveling with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date. Please be aware that different living standards and practices exist outside of North America including but not limited to provisions of utilities, accommodations and services of all kinds.


One Who Loves Travel cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or mistakes in this form. Your reservation is subject to the rules and conditions of the tour operator

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