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, there is far more to Santo Domingo than its fascinating colonial history. The city’s heartbeat is loud and fast, propelled by everything from chaotic traffic and friendly street vendors to the beats of merengue and bachata music.
Prepare to discover a different side to the Caribbean as we take you on a whistle stop tour of Santo Domingo’s many historic and cultural highlights.
Your local guide will explain about the city’s history, nature and vibrant culture. Together we will marvel at the many ‘first’ buildings that are scattered across Santo Domingo; the first convent in the Americas, the first hospital, the first restaurant and so on.
We’ll walk through hidden alleys and stop for a freshly brewed coffee and we’ll head to El Conde Street to meet some local artisans.
Then we’ll check out the neighborhood of San Miguel and meet some of the friendly locals that live here. We’ll taste delicious traditional Dominican treats at an old bakery and then we’ll savour a frozen beer surrounded by the stunning ruins of an old monastery.
Our last cultural stop will be at the stunning renaissance-style National Pantheon. Our tour will finish with a walk along the Calle El Conde and a stop at Columbus Park. Here we will leave you to explore the rest of our buzzing city.
Don’t forget to ask your local guide for restaurant tips and a few more sightseeing recommendations, there is always plenty to eat, see and drink on our gorgeous island!
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City of Firsts Tour Jose from Urban Adventures is the ideal guide, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. As a solo traveller - there were four... read moreJose from Urban Adventures is the ideal guide, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. As a solo traveller - there were four of is the tour - this was a great way to discover more of Santo Domingo than I could have done alone in half a day. Apart from the three eyes park (well worth the tour price on its own) it really is a whistlestop tour but whets your appetite to explore some of those sights further. The slightly offbeat theme holds the whole thing together and if you want a tour of Santo Domingo this is definitely to be recommended. read less
Trikke tour with Luis This is a super fun trike trip around the Colonial district of Santa Domingo. Luis was very knowledgeable about the... read moreThis is a super fun trike trip around the Colonial district of Santa Domingo. Luis was very knowledgeable about the region and was in tune with our needs as well since it was a very hot day so he took us mid trip to a local watering hole for the local cerveza Presidente. The area is full of rich history and beautiful buildings. The tour is very easy to navigate and to ride but make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes sunscreen and a hat will fit under the mandatory helmets. I would do this again and ask for Luis. read less
Inspiring We took a private tour with Jose Uribe. It was outstanding, literally, and Jose was exceptional. I (we) tend to... read moreWe took a private tour with Jose Uribe. It was outstanding, literally, and Jose was exceptional. I (we) tend to avoid larger groups because my (our) preference is to delve into the nature of living there. Jose's in-depth knowledge of the socio-economic, education, laws, history, religions and spirituality were second to none in my experience. There was nothing he could not answer with intelligence and a full depth of factual comprehension. Every place we stopped was described in full and sensitive detail. He also came to my rescue. My airline had lost my luggage and advised me that it would arrive overnight to the hotel. We were scheduled to leave the next day on a cruise. I also lost my shaving kit with much-needed prescriptions. I was assured that my bag would be waiting for me but fortunately, Jose agreed to drive us to the airport. He lead us not to the baggage claim area but to the main control centre for baggage for my airline. I would never have found it on my own. He spoke at length with the right employee who dispatched someone it find it for me because it wasn't where it was supposed to be. I may have boarded the cruise without my luggage if it weren't for Jose. He also took me to a pharmacy and managed to get me replacement prescriptions before boarding in time. This man goes well beyond the call of duty for his clients. He is affable, trustworthy, intelligent, extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. I wish he were available at every country we visited. I feel blessed that we were able to book him. read less
Los Haitises private tour was phenomenal! Highly recommend it. Hi! We just came back from the DR and were under time-constraints but we wanted to see as much as... read moreHi! We just came back from the DR and were under time-constraints but we wanted to see as much as we could. We called Jose at Rincones and he was super helpful -- suggested trips to take based on what we wanted to see and also, tailored our trip to Los Haitises to our needs (we had to be back at our hotel by a certain time). With the Los Haitises tour one gets to see: caves, a remote beach, a small town where we stop to have breakfast and another where we stop to have lunch. I highly recommend Rincones and dealing with Jose! read less
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