Discover the Dominican Republic through its delicious food on a full-day adventure with a local guide. Explore the sensational Dominican countryside and discover its culinary gems before enjoying a seafood lunch at a traditional restaurant overlooking the ocean. This will be a tasty, fun-filled day you’ll never forget!
We’ll start our food-filled day with energising tropical fruit from a local vendor with the biggest smile in town! The fruit will depend on what’s in season but prepare to be amazed by its exotic flavours and colours. As we eat, your guide will tell you about the typical Dominican fruit breakfast that locals love.
From here, we’ll head over to a delightful community project that produces organic cocoa products, supporting the female workers that are employed there. Here you’ll learn about cocoa farming and about the processes that go into making fine organic chocolate, which you will, of course, get to try! You will be equally amazed by the delicious fruit wines they make here too and we thoroughly recommend trying the two together; chocolate and wine is an excellent pairing after all! There are plenty of products here to buy too, all at great prices. They can make wonderful souvenirs or gifts for friends and loved ones.
We’ll continue on to stop at a traditional street food stop that is close to the hearts of many Dominicans: the chicharronera. It’s located in a very rustic place with plenty of atmosphere and here you will sample pork crackling, dried salty pork meat and our Dominican sausage, known as longaniza accompanied by casabe (otherwise known as kassava bread) and a cooling local beer.
After that we’ll take you to try some fresh cheese of the region, including a sample of the oldest and most traditional cheese of the country. We will pair queso de hojas (string cheese) with a much adored molasses bonbon treat, a sweet combination of sugar cane molasses and wheat flour. It’s a combo that’s bound to please cheese fans!
Our food tour will then take us to a popular town that’s well-known for its illustrious seafood restaurants that prepare the fish in the typical Dominican style. We will visit our favourite restaurant and taste a variety of lip-smacking seafood dishes, all of which feature the secret seasoning that Dominican locals love!
After a delicious lunch, we’ll make our way back to Puerto Plata, ending up in the bustling Malecon area, where you can enjoy some much needed relaxation time on the beautiful beach or you could choose to continue your adventure and explore the area. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.
Note that the food samples may vary from tour to tour depending on what is available that day
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Jose Uribe is Awesome! My husband and I booked three different tours with Jose and I never have written a review before. But, had... read moreMy husband and I booked three different tours with Jose and I never have written a review before. But, had to because not only did we enjoy the tour! Jose made this a very wonderful experience by his charming, personable, and informative personality. We highly recommend this tour!!!!! read less
Chocolate and rum! We went on a tweaked tour organised for our large group (split into smaller groups). We got a little history... read moreWe went on a tweaked tour organised for our large group (split into smaller groups). We got a little history (cathedral, 4D cinema telling a story of Santo Domingo, a little architecture knowledge, cathedral, etc), but my favourite parts were the chocolate/rum tasting (I got most of my gifts for home here) and the local food buffet at the end with local music. Our guides, Dealones and Pasqualle (sorry if the spelling is wrong on those) were friendly and knowledgable. read less
It was just great! We had a super great day in Santo Domingo. We learned so much about the culture and customs in the... read moreWe had a super great day in Santo Domingo. We learned so much about the culture and customs in the Dominican Republic. Time flew by as we walked through the city. The food samples were also delicious! From first sight, we had a cordial relationship with our guide. He was just amazing! Thank you so much for this awesome tour! read less
Great, personal guide with great service We booked a last-minute tour with Jose, who was more than accommodating. Touring with Jose was like touring with a... read moreWe booked a last-minute tour with Jose, who was more than accommodating. Touring with Jose was like touring with a family friend. He did a fantastic job of letting us be real tourists, but making sure we experienced the true local vibe and flavors. We ate delicious food, learned about the history, and had a fun time together. We had a group of six adults on our tour. Jose picked us up at our hotel and provided a historical overview as we drove the ~three hours into town. We then elevated our “look like a tourist” by putting on helmets and riding motorized trikkes around town with a guide. Every time we zoomed by a group of 40 visitors that had gone for the big group tour, we high-fived. After that, we visited Tres Ojos, which was beautiful. After that, we stopped at an adorable roadside stand for some of the local food and a view of the Caribbean Sea. The tour was a lovely way to spend a day in the Dominican Republic. read less
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