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Tour to Saona Island with Altos de Chavon

The excursion that combines culture and the best Caribbean beach
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A must-see tour

Saona Island is one of the most impressive places in the Caribbean. Located within the Parque Nacional del Este, in this excursion we also visit Alto de Chavón, a Mediterranean village full of places to visit.

This is an unforgettable excursion to enjoy with family, friends or to live an adventure as a couple, combining several fabulous sites in the same day. A tour through the so-called City of Artists to beaches of crystalline water where you will see the tropical beauty of the Dominican Republic in all its splendor.

A few kilometers from La Romana, altos de Chavón is a town that stands out for having become one of the most famous cultural centers of the Dominican Republic, and has been the scene of famous movies such as Rambo or Jurassic Park.

Saona is an island famous for its extraordinary beauty and incomparable nature, with coral reefs and calm waters that turn it into an authentic natural swimming pool.

Why shouldn't you miss this tour?

Those who visit Isla Saona and the village of Altos de Chavón enjoy a fun adventure that combines culture and nature. In Saona you will see all the charm of the Caribbean Sea, and in the Mediterranean village named after the Chavón River you will find picturesque corners for your photos, among other things.

The boat trip to Saona is an experience in itself, sailing to this corner of the Parque Nacional del Este. You will be able to find live starfish, walk in the water in a calm environment and discover all the ecosystems that the Dominican Republic has. The jungle reaches almost to the beach, creating a unique feeling of tranquility.

In addition, the town of Alto de Chavón is a cultural visit that you cannot miss on your trip to Punta Cana. From its amphitheater, where concerts are sometimes organized, to the museum where the origins of the Dominican Republic are told with the arrival of the Tainos, through a tour of the replica of a Mediterranean village, nothing will leave you indifferent.

Duration: 8 hours

Schedule: 7:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Hotel pick-up

Wednesday and Saturday

Itinerary of the Saona Island tour with altos de Chavón

This is the itinerary we will follow on the tour:

  • 07:00: Pick up from your hotel to start the tour.
  • 08:30: Arrival at the village of Altos de Chavón, where we will visit the entire town and its attractions. We will see the amphitheater, where artists such as Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Heart, Carlos Santana or Placido Domingo have performed. You will also visit the San Estanislao Church, the Regional Archaeological Museum and all that is hidden inside the Casa de Campo resort in La Romana, such as the replica of the Mediterranean villa designed by architect José Antonio Caro.
  • 10:30: Return to Bayahibe, where we will board the catamaran that will take us to Saona Island, enjoying all-inclusive music and drinks.
  • 11:45: Arrival to the island, where you can enjoy spectacular scenery, walk along the beach or relax while a typical Dominican meal is being prepared.
  • 13:00: Free buffet, a lunch where you will be able to taste some of the traditional dishes of the Creole cuisine.
  • 14:30: Leisure activities, where you will learn to dance the typical rhythms of Dominican music.
  • 16:00: Return on board a boat to Bayahibe, with a stop at the natural pool in the middle of the ocean where you can observe lots of starfish in their natural habitat.
  • 16:30: Return trip to the hotel, after having lived an extraordinary experience throughout the day and end of the excursion.

Recommendations for visiting Saona Island and Alto de Chavon

To enjoy this tour to the fullest, we recommend that you bring these items:

  • A pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from radiation.
  • A cap.
  • A swimsuit to visit the beaches and take a swim if you feel like it.
  • A towel to lie on the sand and to dry off after a refreshing swim on the beaches of Saona Island.
  • Sandals to walk safely in the water.
  • A camera to immortalize the best moments of the excursion.
  • Don't forget your sunscreen. The Caribbean sun can be very intense and cause skin damage if you are not careful.
  • Bring money in cash to buy some souvenirs.

What is included in the excursion to Saona Island with Alto de Chavón?

In this tour, fun is more than assured, as well as a lot of interesting experiences. It also includes this series of services:

  • Transfers from the hotel to the town of Bayahibe.
  • Traditional lunch with typical Dominican food.
  • Return by speedboat from Saona Island to Bayahibe and then to the hotel.
  • Return to the hotel.

The tour is not recommended for:

The tour to Saona Island with Alto de Chavón is ideal for families, couples or friends, but there are some exceptions. Not recommended for:

  • Pregnant women.
  • People with mobility problems, such as those who need a wheelchair.
  • People with heart problems.
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