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Heritage of Puerto Plata Tour: A Cultural Dominican Republic Trip

  • When does it run?

    Daily 

  • Start time

    9:00 a.m. 

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 hours 

Inclusions
  • Heritage of Puerto Plata Tour: A Cultural Dominican Republic Trip
  • A private, guided 7-hour cultural experience in Puerto Plata
  • Drum lesson
  • Merengue dance lesson
  • Chocospa facial treatment
  • A Dominican-style lunch
  • Private live guide and commentary
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (6+)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Discover Dominican music, dance, and chocolate as part of a private tour!
  • Receive a tambora drum lesson from a local master!
  • Learn to dance the merengue from a qualified instructor!
  • Discover a cocoa plantation and enjoy a rejuvenating cocoa facial!
  • Savor a delicious, authentic Dominican-style lunch!
  • Meet your friendly, local guide!

Overview

Receive a healthy dose of Dominican traditions with a Heritage of Puerto Plata Tour: A Cultural Dominican Republic Trip!

With your Heritage of Puerto Plata Tour tickets, you’ll drum, dance, and relax in typical Dominican style! Enjoy a scenic drive through the Cordillera Septentrional Mountain Range before entering a local family home for a merengue dance lesson. Groove to the traditional sounds of the Dominican Republic played live by your friendly hosts. Then, take a shot at playing the tambora drum, which is an integral part of merengue music. You visit the best tambora drum shop in the country and receive a short lesson. If you want to dive right into Dominican culture, then taking this trip is what to do in Puerto Plata.

Follow your fully dedicated, private guide to the next exciting stop: A cocoa plantation! Learn about organic cocoa farming, take a ride on the yagua slides, and savor a delicious, Dominican lunch! Finally, you’ll have the chance to sit back and relax as you receive a soothing chocospa facial, which utilizes the highest quality mud and cocoa. After you’re done, you’ll find out why taking a cool, refreshing dip in the local river is one of the most revitalizing things to do in the Dominican Republic!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily 

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 hours 

  • Start time

    9:00 a.m. 

  • Meeting Point

    Puerto Plata Urban Adventures - Avenida General Gregorio Luperón, Puerto Plata 57000

  • Ending Point

    Urban Adventures office, Ave. General Luperon, in front of Acapulco Beach

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Heritage of Puerto Plata Tour: A Cultural Dominican Republic Trip
  • A private, guided 7-hour cultural experience in Puerto Plata
  • Drum lesson
  • Merengue dance lesson
  • Chocospa facial treatment
  • A Dominican-style lunch
  • Private live guide and commentary
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Pick-up from Playa Dorada, Costambar and Puerto Plata city hotels

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of three travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for three travelers.

If certain sites are closed during the tour, we will add another stop or spend more time in some of the other places.

We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout.

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between 6 years and 11 years can join this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below 6 years can join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child below 6 years. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

We can also arrange pick-up from Playa Dorada, Costambar, and Puerto Plata city hotels for an additional fee. Please contact us after you've made your booking for transport rates.

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