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Santo Domingo, Highlands & Tropical Shores

Dominican Republic in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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An essential tour of the diverse landscapes and cultures of the Dominican Republic, from the colonial architecture of Santo Domingo to the lush highlands of Jarabacoa and the sun-kissed beaches of Cabarete and Las Terrenas.

Trip Highlights

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    Cabarete
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    Jarabacoa
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    Las Terrenas
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    Santo Domingo

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

Availability

  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 510

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  1. charm included

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    Accommodation: 7 Nights

    Itinerary

    Set off on a journey of discovery through the diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures of the Dominican Republic! Uncover the colonial-era heritage of Santo Domingo before immersing yourself in the lush pine forests of the tranquil mountain town of Jarabacoa. Chill out on the beaches of Cabarete and unwind amidst tropical landscapes in Las Terrenas on the sun-kissed Samana Peninsula!

    1st Day: UK/Ireland - Santo Domingo
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    Ready to uncover the vibrant culture and idyllic landscapes of the Dominican Republic? Pack your bags and head to the airport to catch a flight to Santo Domingo. On arrival in the Dominican capital, meet your transfer and travel to your hotel** in the heart of the old town. The remainder of the day is free to explore this historic city at your own pace. As the first colonial city in the Americas, Santo Domingo is filled with well-preserved architecture, beautiful plazas and atmospheric cobblestone streets. Overnight stay in Santo Domingo.

    *You will have the option to upgrade to half-board or full-board in the next step of the booking process.

    ** You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Novus Plaza Hodelpa or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    402 Reviews

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    2nd Day: Santo Domingo - Jarabacoa
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a fascinating guided tour of Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone. See the capital's most important colonial-era buildings and atmospheric streets and enjoy entrance to three monuments: the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Museo del Ambar and the impressive Alcázar de Colón. After immersing yourself in the history of Santo Domingo, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer from the hotel to Jarabacoa. Nestled in the mountainous interior of the island, Jarabacoa is a hub for outdoor activities such as river rafting, trekking and mountain biking. Surrounded by lush pine forests and waterfalls, it's the perfect place to get in touch with the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic! Check in at the hotel and spend the remainder of the day relaxing at your leisure. Overnight stay in Jarabacoa. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Gran Jimenoa or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    378 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Guided Tour of Santo Domingo Colonial Zone

    Light

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    3rd Day: Jarabacoa
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend today at your leisure, exploring the verdant landscapes of this region or take the opportunity to do optional activities such as a biking excursion to the Baiguate Waterfall! Overnight stay in Jarabacoa.

    *Optional Baiguate Waterfall Biking Excursion: Immerse yourself in the untouched landscapes of the highlands on a bike excursion to the 25-meter high Baiguate waterfall. Soak up the tranquil scenery and pass through traditional Dominican towns along the way before arriving at the waterfall.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Gran Jimenoa or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    378 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Baiguate Waterfall Biking Excursion

    Active

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    4th Day: Jarabacoa - Cabarete
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    Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to enjoy the abundant nature of this region for the final time before departing to Cabarete in the afternoon. Situated on the northern coast, Cabarete is a resort town known for its beautiful coral reef and calm, crystal clear shores. Get settled at the hotel and spend the evening exploring at your own pace. Why not take a stroll along the waterfront, stopping for a drink at one of the beach bars or local restaurants? Overnight stay in Cabarete. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Villa Taina or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    483 Reviews

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    5th Day: Cabarete
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    Breakfast at the hotel. A day at your leisure on the sun-kissed shores of Cabarete. Head to the beach, take a dip in the sea or try out some of the watersports on offer here. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the beautiful Damajagua waterfalls or a city tour of Puerto Plata.* Overnight stay in Cabarete.

     *Optional Damajagua Waterfalls Excursion: Discover the incredible Damajagua waterfall complex of 27 waterfalls on a guided hike. Venture through the tropical forest of the "Cordillera Central" before reaching the waterfalls, where you can explore the 27 lagoons, bathe in their waters and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of your surroundings! 

    *Optional Puerto Plata City Tour: This guided city tour takes you from Puerto Plata's popular beachfront boulevard to the top of Mount Isabel, where you'll find the Botanical Gardens, the iconic statue of Christ, and the most impressive views of this 'city of Amber'.

    Please note: you can only choose one of the available optional excursions on this day.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Villa Taina or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    483 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Puerto Plata City Tour

    Light

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    Optional
    Damajagua Waterfalls Excursion

    Active

    See more
    6th Day: Cabarete - Las Terrenas
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend a relaxing morning at your leisure before departing to Las Terrenas in the afternoon. Nestled on the Samana Peninsula and overlooking the beautiful Scottish Bay, this charming town offers an abundance of sun, sea and sand and is known for its beautiful stretches of golden coastline. Get settled at your hotel and begin to enjoy the facilities and surrounding beaches. Overnight stay in Las Terrenas.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Playa Colibri or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    395 Reviews

    See our full selection
    7th Day: Las Terrenas
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Awake to the tropical shores and sun-kissed beaches of Las Terrenas and enjoy an entire day to relax at your leisure.  Perhaps spend the day at the beach or head to the spa to indulge in a massage! To discover the abundant nature and cultural heritage of this region, we recommend an optional excursion to the Los Haïtises National Park.* Overnight stay in Las Terrenas.

    *Optional Excursions to Los Haïtises National Park: Explore Los Haïtises National Park, once the home of the indigenous Taino community. Visit three historic caves, home to original cave art, and explore two areas of mangrove to discover the endemic wildlife such as bird colonies, pelicans, buzzards and other exotic fauna! Stop at the beach for refreshments and an included lunch before returning to Samana.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Playa Colibri or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    395 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Excursion to Los Haïtises National Park

    Active

    See more
    8th Day: Las Terrenas - Santo Domingo - Night on board
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your time in the beautiful Dominican Republic to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to Santo Domingo airport to catch a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board

    9th Day: UK/Ireland
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    Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip. 

    Included activities

    Included

    Guided Tour of Santo Domingo Colonial Zone

    Included activity for day 2 in Santo Domingo

    See the capital's most important colonial-era buildings and enjoy entrance to three monuments: the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Museo del Ambar and the impressive Alcázar de Colón. Afterwards, stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

    Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information

    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
    Optional

    Baiguate Waterfall Biking Excursion

    Suggested activity for day 3

    Immerse yourself in the untouched landscapes of the highlands on a bike excursion to the 25-meter high Baiguate waterfall. Soak up the tranquil scenery and pass through traditional Dominican towns along the way before arriving at the waterfall.

    Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Active

    more information
    Optional

    Puerto Plata City Tour

    Suggested activity for day 5

    This guided city tour takes you from Puerto Plata's popular beachfront boulevard to the top of Mount Isabel, where you'll find the Botanical Gardens, the iconic statue of Christ, and the most impressive views of this 'city of Amber'.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information
    Optional

    Damajagua Waterfalls Excursion

    Suggested activity for day 5

    Discover the incredible Damajagua waterfall complex of 27 waterfalls on a guided hike. Venture through the tropical forest of the "Cordillera Central" before reaching the waterfalls, where you can explore the 27 lagoons and immerse yourself in nature!

    Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Active

    more information
    Optional
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    Not suitable for pregnant travellers.

    Excursion to Los Haïtises National Park

    Suggested activity for day 7 in Samaná

    Explore Los Haïtises National Park, once the home of the indigenous Taino community. Visit three historic caves and look for wildlife in the mangroves before stopping at the beach for refreshments and an included lunch.

    Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Active

    more information

    The price includes

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      Included in all our trips. more information
    • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
    • International flights: UK/Ireland - Santo Domingo - UK/Ireland.
    • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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    • 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch. *
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    • All transfers
    • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
      See itinerary
    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • Guided city tour of Santo Domingo.
    • ATOL Protection.
    • Guide/s during the excursions.

    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

    Not included

    Taxes, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

    You will have the option to upgrade to half-board or full-board in the next step of the booking process.

    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum validity of at least six months from the date of arrival.

    • Visa

      No visa required.

    • Currency

      Dominican peso.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      Type A and B, 120V 60Hz

    • Health

      Consult your healthcare professional before travel for guidance on recommended vaccines.

    • Time zone

      UTC-4

    • Other useful information

      Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation and shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

     

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