If you only have a short time in Santo Domingo and you want to discover the best products that the island has to offer, then book this tour. Join our local guide for a stroll around the old town and discover rum distilleries, cigar factories, art galleries, chocolatiers, traditional handicraft stores and one-of-a-kind jewellery-makers. As you taste, admire and try on our famous Dominican products, you will learn more about the island’s fascinating history and culture. And the best thing? All the products are at factory prices, so you’ll save a bundle on your souvenir shopping!
Our shopping tour begins in Santo Domingo’s Colonial District, where we will take you back in time at the Amber Museum. You’ll learn about how this precious stone is made and view the museum’s unique collection of Dominican amber, said to be the most transparent in the world. We’ll also see one of the island’s most exquisite and coveted exports, the Larimar. This beautiful blue stone is only found in the Dominican Republic. It is said to resemble the colour of the Caribbean Sea and is a classic source of inspiration for Dominican jewellers.
The Caribbean is famous for its rum and Dominican rum is up there with the best of them. Our next stop is a distillery where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of every pirate’s favourite tipple, see the production process for yourself, taste the finished product and buy a bottle if you wish.
Our discovery of local products continues with a stop to appreciate the many varieties of traditional sweets and candies made locally. You can pick up a traditional Dominican dessert here, if you’d like.
As we stroll through the narrow, colonial streets we will arrive at one of the biggest art galleries in the country. Here you’ll learn about our colourful paintings, wooden handicrafts, musical instruments, merengue and bachata music. The gift shop is a souvenir hunter’s nirvana!
Our next stop is a cigar factory store to learn why the Dominican Republic is famous for its fine, handmade cigars. If you like, buy one as a gift for friends back home — an original present from your travels.
A journey through the most famous products of the Dominican Republic would not be complete without a chocolate experience! Find out why Dominican cocoa is considered some of the world’s best and discover the chocolate-making process, from farm to factory. You have the option to have a go at making your own chocolate here (please note there is an additional cost). The finest Dominican chocolate gift store that offers sumptuous products at factory prices await those who want to cut out the middleman and get on with consuming all that cocoa-y goodness.
After our Made in Santo Domingo tour ends, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on which restaurants to visit and which secret local spots to discover
Dress standard: Comfortable shoes to walk in and sun glasses and sun screen are advisable.
Confirmation of booking: 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.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Dietary Notes: Food is not included in the tour, any food purchases are made at the discretion of the customer.
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Delicious food and great tour guides! It was a fun and great one on one tour with my tour guides. I would definitely recommend it to... read moreIt was a fun and great one on one tour with my tour guides. I would definitely recommend it to other people! I liked the food, the beach, the restaurant experiences, and my tour guides, Jose Uribe and Francis Silvestre. I would totally do this experience all over again. I was able to try locally grown and cooked food such as guanabanas, mangoes, bananas, cocoa, chocolate wine, red snapper, octopus salad, and so much more! My tour guides were willing to explain a lot of stuff about the island and take pictures of me in places if I wanted to. I got to learn how chocolate is made in the factories there and all the delicious food Dominicans have there as well as what their lives are like. All the people I encountered were really sweet and genuine and it is an experience that anyone should pay for; words cannot describe how amazing this excursion was! More read less
Day trip to Santo Domingo I can't say enough about Jose. He did an amazing job making the trip interesting to 8 and 11 year-olds,... read moreI can't say enough about Jose. He did an amazing job making the trip interesting to 8 and 11 year-olds, and informative to adults. Touring colonial Santo Domingo on Trikkes, exploring the Three Eyes, visiting the Cocoa museum, and seeing the 4D movie was a perfect family adventure. Thanks, Jose! read less
José is the best! We had a great trip to a waterfall on horseback, followed by a delicious traditional Dominican lunch cooked over a... read moreWe had a great trip to a waterfall on horseback, followed by a delicious traditional Dominican lunch cooked over a wood fire and a trip to the store else beach at Samaná.His personal attention was wonderful- we know we had a better tour than we would have had with a large group and big faceless company. He kept our comfort and needs and safety always on his mind.He was very knowledgeable about the environment and history of the country.We so appreciated José's tour that we actually requested his expertise for three different tours during our visit.Thanks so much José! read less
Very good tour that gives a real feel of the city and the little hidden corners It was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guide (Luis). The tour was so good that... read moreIt was an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guide (Luis). The tour was so good that I decided to do another one for the evening. read less
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