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Higuey City Cultural Tour

Higuey City Cultural Experience, the perfect way of submerging yourself in the Dominican culture & religious beliefs, learning about history & local customs around one of the oldest cities of La Hispaniola “Higuey”.

According to some authors, GUEY or HUIOU is the sun in the Arawakan language of the island’s native Taíno people. The name Higüey is believe to mean Land Where the Sun is Born.

per adult from

$110

AUD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
    • Entry/Admission - MONUMENTO HISTORICO IGLESIA PARROQUIAL SAN DIONISIO
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Outback Adventures, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

    Higuey City Cultural Experience, the perfect way of submerging yourself in the Dominican culture & religious beliefs, learning about history & local customs around one of the oldest cities of La Hispaniola “Higuey”.

    According to some authors, GUEY or HUIOU is the sun in the Arawakan language of the island’s native Taíno people. The name Higüey is believe to mean Land Where the Sun is Born.

    Just a few minutes’ drive from Bavaro-Punta Cana, leave the shiny world of all-inclusive hotels behind as we drive you thru villages & small communities towards Higuey City.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vallegina 23000, Dominican Republic

    On our way to Higuey we will stop at a family owned business where getting only the freshest ingredients directly from local farmers allows the owner to handcraft the most delicious fresh cheese around here & makes his family owned food-store a really popular stop among the locals every morning. You will be able to sample some of their cheese, milk products or homemade sweets besides a fresh Mabi which is a local delicacy.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado Municipal, Las Carreras, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

    Once at the city, stroll with your personal guide over the local market of Higuey, where loud shouting merchants and local vendors price their goods, tropical fruit, organic vegetables, and fresh meat and much more.

    By taking any of the narrow aisles you will find funny cooking utensils, herbs, natural medicine shops & many other typical curiosities.


    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, Higuey Dominican Republic

    The experience won’t be complete without a visit to the most important monuments in Higuey the famous Basilica of La Altagracia which Pope Paul II personally blessed back in 1992.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: MONUMENTO HISTORICO IGLESIA PARROQUIAL SAN DIONISIO, La Altagracia, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

    Called by the local as a Sanctuary, The Church of San Dionisio (Saint Dennis) from the 16th century were the locals say the Lady of Mercy was once seen.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: D' Yira Restaurant, Calle Hermanos Trejo, 4 61, Higüey 23000, Dominican Republic

    The perfect end for your “being a local” experience, enjoy Dominican dishes with the locals at a typical restaurant before leaving Higuey City behind and heading back to your hotel.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Apartments, condos and hotels, within Punta Cana, Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro Uvero Alto y Bayahibe areas.
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: Hotel name
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • What to Bring: sun screen, sun glasses, light clothing and comfortable shoes
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Outback Adventures

Activity ID: V-19329P17

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