Things to Do in Punta Cana Punta Cana by Corey Grant - Travel Agent - January 22, 20170 Ok so you want to go to Punta Cana and stay at one of their fabulous All-Inclusive Resorts but don’t want to stay on the property for the entire time you are there? Here are some interesting Tours and Excursions we can book for you as a part of your Punta Cana vacation package. All prices are per person (pp). Dr. Fish Ocean Spa ($152.00) Sail along the coast and indulge in the most modern spa program in Punta Cana. Prepare yourself for an absolute moment of luxury, forget everything and place yourself in the care of Dr. Fish Ocean Spa for a truly unforgettable day! To get started they will welcome you with their special pedicure treatment where the therapists are the little Dr Fish called Garra Rufa. The fish will gently exfoliate your feet by removing the dead skin, and you will feel your skin soft to the touch and rejuvenated. Therapists on board will also create a special foot treatment which is aimed at eliminating toxins and stimulating your body’s internal organs. Choose from a large variety of spa treatments or join in on a bio-pilates class while cruising along the coast of Bavaro Punta Cana for 3 hours of pure relaxation. The capacity of the boat is kept to a minimum to allow each guest to receive the personal attention that they deserve. Enjoy natural juices and fresh fruit to keep your energy levels up as well as natural herbal infusions and an energy balanced meal at their ocean restaurant, with roasted chicken, couscous and tropical salad, all topped with a nice chilled glass of white wine to make the experience complete. Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) Duration: Half Day (approx 3 hours for activity, approx 4 hours including transportation) Operates: Daily except Sunday Tour Inclusions: Activities on board (bio pilates, massages, foot detox/Dr. Fish, floats), beverages (fruit cocktails, natural juices and soda), snacks (chicken, cous cous, tropical salad), transportation. Not Included: Tips and photos. Difficulty Level: Mild Notes: Ages 18+ only. Wear swimsuit, beach clothes, flip flops/shoes that can get wet, sunglasses and biodegradable sunscreen, bring extra money. Bring your camera and leave your troubles behind. Punta Cana Buggies ($65.00) Fun and interesting self-driving off road tour on Dune Buggies or ATV through the natural lush beauty of Punta Cana. Visit caves, rivers and a beach to comple this fun-filled adventure day. Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies based on hotel) Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies based on hotel) Duration: Half Day (approx 4 hours) Operates: 3 times Daily Tour Inclusions: Transportation, tour guide, drinks (non-alcoholic), helmet (mandatory), bottled water, snacks. Difficulty Level: Active Notes: Persons under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed to drive. This excursion is not recommended for persons with severe back problems, any severe physical or motor handicaps, children under 8 years and pregnant women.We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, swimsuit, closed shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a towel if you wish to swim and remember your camera for some great snaps and extra cash for souvenirs. Min age for driving is 18 years old. Minimum of two persons in one Double Buggy. Rates for a single person buggy are available (rates vary). Manati Park ($35.00) / ($130 to Swim w/ the Dolphins) ******THIS OPTION IS TO OBSERVE ONLY – IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DOLPHIN SWIM******* Have the time of your life at Manati Park, a famous theme park with shows and lots of entertainment for all! Manatee Park is an amusing theme park located in Bavaro-Punta Cana, an incredible landscape of wonderful gardens overflowing with orchids and tropical plants. Here you will be able to experience nature, coming into contact with the fauna and flora of the Dominican Republic. During your stay in Manatee Park, you will be able to enjoy a variety of shows, restaurants, local crafts and souvenir shops. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to swim alongside dolphins to create an unforgettable experience. Meeting Point: Manati Park Bavaro (Transportation to the park may be available for some hotels in the Bavaro area, please confirm Meeting Point with your representative) Operates: Daily Level of Difficulty: Mild Tour Inclusions: Admission to Manati Park, observing the animal shows and Taino dance show, includes observation of 20 minute dolphin program. ******THIS OPTION IS TO OBSERVE ONLY – IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DOLPHIN SWIM******* Horseback Riding ($45.00) Explore the landscape on horseback, suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike. An ideal opportunity to see the countryside or beaches of this beautiful area on the back of these gentle four legged friends. If you are an experienced rider, let the guides know as galloping may be an option for you. Big or small, they can provide horses to suit all. Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby, time varies based on hotel. Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby, time varies based on hotel. Duration: 1 hour Operates: Daily Level of Difficulty: Moderate Tour Inclusions: Transportation, horse, guide Notes: It is strongly recommended that hard hats are worn. Wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit, hiking/closed shoes that fasten securely, biodegradable sunscreen, sunglasses & insect repellent. Don’t forget to bring your camera and cash for souvenirs. Bavaro Splash – Two People in a Speed Boat ($108.00) Take a boating excursion that will leave you shaken but not stirred! Enjoy the most beautiful beaches of the area. Drive your own speedboat like James Bond! Combine the experience of diving and explore the underwater world through Snuba. Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel) Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel) Duration: Approximately 4 Hours Operates: Monday – Saturday Level of Difficulty: Moderate Tour Inclusions: Transfers, speed boat, drinks (non-alcoholic), tour guide, snorkelling equipment Notes: Minimum age for the driver is 18 years old. Co-pilot must be at least 8 years old. This expedition is not recommended for persons with severe back problems or pregnant women. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes, bathing suit. Bring biodegradeable sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel, underwater camera for great photos and cash for souvenirs or extras. Fun Fun Cavern ($161.00) Experience this adventure through the best that nature has to offer; over and under the ground! Set in Los Haitises National Park, Cueva Fun Fun (formerly knows as the Devil’s Cave) is thought to be the largest cavern in the Caribbean. Expert guides will be with you every step of the way as you explore this amazing natural phenomena. Enjoy a tropical style breakfast upon arrival at the ranch then get kitted out for the day. A horseback ride and trek through the forest gives you the opportunity to learn about the local plants and wildlife as you make your way to the entrance of the cave. Rappel, climb, swim and hike your way through the magical underground caverns and be impressed by the geological formations including stalagmites, stalagtites, lava columns and more. Learn the stories and rituals behind the cave art and petroglyphs (engraved rocks); remnants from pre-Columbian times. After making your way back to the ranch, you will be ready for the delicious Dominican style lunch; a well deserved reward after an energetic and unforgettable day! Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies depending on hotel) Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) Duration: Full Day (approx. 10 hours) Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (subject to change) Tour Inclusions: Transportation, breakfast, lunch, drinks, tour guide, safety equipment, horseback riding Difficulty Level: Moderate Notes: Due to the physical nature of this tour, it is not suitable for pregnant women, children under 11 or people with mobility issues. Wear swimsuit, biodegradable sunscreen & insect repellent and bring a towel, socks, change of clothes, your camera or underwater camera and cash for souvenirs or extras. Sailing Cruises Happy Hour ($78.00) The fun begins on this “Happy Hour” cruise, with music and festivities. Start your afternoon by sailing to the colorful coral reef where you will get to snorkel with hundreds of tropical fish. They will then warm you up with a little Mamajuana to get your hips moving so that you will be ready to dance Merengue and Bachata. All this while sailing to their natural pool–a little piece of paradise where you will be surrounded by palm trees at the only undeveloped beach in the area. Here the celebration will continue as you relax with a floating bar at your service to quench your thirst! Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) Duration: Half Day (approx. 3 hours for activities, approx 4 hours including transportation) Operates: Two times per week – confirm days with local representative on arrival. Difficulty Level: Moderate Tour Inclusions: Snorkeling on the Bavaro reef, open bar and entertainment, drinks in the natural pool, air conditioned transportation. Not Included: Photos, souvenirs, tips. Notes: Adults only 18+. Bring comfortable clothes, swimsuit, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, towel, camera (waterproof recommended) and extra cash for photos and souvenirs. This activity is not wheelchair accessible. Imagine Night Club Open Bar ($63.00) Put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away at Imagine Night Club! Imagine Nightclub is a popular off-resort nightlife option in Punta Cana in a spectacular location. Located inside a series of caves, it’s about a 15-30 minute ride from most resorts. There are 4 different caves each with their own ambiance. Not all may be open, this depends on the number of people there to fill the space. The club regularly holds themed events, just ask our Representatives to find out what’s on during your stay. Imagine is popular with tourists and locals alike. We definitely recommend it for a wild night out.The shuttle bus is only for clients who have paid for a package with their tour operator or hotel rep. There are also plenty of taxis outside Imagine that run all night long. Departure Time/Location: Approx. 10:30pm (pick up time varies depending on hotel) Thursdays – Sundays Return Time/Location: Approx. 4am (return time varies depending on hotel) Length of Tour: 6 Hours (approximately) – Tuesdays to Sundays Tour Inclusions: Open bar option (up to 4 hours), transportation, shows Notes: Ages 18+ only. Bring extra cash and your camera to capture some great photos. Reef Explorer ($137.00) Enjoy a half-day multi-activity experience at the Reef Explorer. Take this unique excursion where you will relax on a floating island and discover marine life at the best place in Punta Cana. Have a great snorkeling tour on the reef or spend your time admiring the behavior of their sharks. Feel like a marine biologist for half a day! If you want even more adrenaline, get a close encounter with their friendly stingrays and give them a kiss. Take a kayak or a paddle surf and hunt the reef waves, sunbathe on floating mats or get a relaxing massage with the reflexology therapist. A health bar with fruit juices will refresh your thirst and do not forget the vegetables with dips and sandwiches. Enjoy a glass of mamajuana before you leave. Go the speed you want and take the activity you enjoy the most in this unforgettable all-inclusive experience at the Reef Explorer. Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) Duration: Half Day (approx 2 hours for activities, approx. 4 hours including transportation) Operates: Daily (subject to change) Tour Inclusions: Eleven different activities, health bar (non-alcoholic) and air conditioned transportation. Not Included: Tips and photos. Difficulty Level: Moderate Notes: Wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit, sunscreen and sun glasses. Dont forget to bring your towel, your underwater camera and some extra money. Adults Only 18+ Santo Domingo City Tour ($83.00) Take in the highlights of the Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo on a full day city tour. Santo Domingo is the oldest city of the Americas so don’t miss your chance to take this tour and discover its rich history.Your tour begins with the discovery of “Los Tres Ojos” (three eyes caves), then leads you to visit the house built by Columbus, the Cathedral and to see the Christopher Columbus lighthouse. The colonial City of Santo Domingo is a World Heritage Site, it’s bordered by Ozama River with buildings from the 16th century. The Colonial City has 500 years of history which is presented in 45 minutes. Soak up the atmosphere of the oldest street of the new world’ Calle las Damas’ and experience a Dominican market where the bargains are endless and bartering is fun. A fabulous combination of the old mixed with the new. You simply must visit the Capital City of the Dominican Republic. Departure Time/Location: Hotel lobby (pick up time varies depending on hotel) Return Time/Location: Hotel lobby (time varies depending on hotel) Duration: Full Day (approx 10 hours) Operates: Wednesdays Tour Inclusions: Transportation, lunch (with one drink), entrance fees to all visited sites & tour guide Difficulty Level: Moderate Notes: For some stops on the tour (Cathedral & National Monument), shoulders & knees must be covered by clothing, so please dress accordingly. Comfortable clothing is recommended, with sandals or tennis shoes, along with sunglasses, your camera and extra money. This tour is not available from the following hotels: Breathless Punta Cana, Chic Punta Cana, Excellence Punta Cana, Dreams Punta Cana, Now Onyx, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Sensatori Resort Punta Cana, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana or any other hotel in the Uvero Alto area.