Tours in the Dominican Republic allow you to explore the white sandy beaches, luscious rainforests and lively culture of this diverse country. We’ve put together a selection of suggested tours, whether you prefer to travel privately or in a select group of travellers. To plan your bespoke Dominican Republic tour speak to our Destination Specialists.
Luxury Dominican Republic tours give you a chance to immerse yourself in the colourful culture of the capital, the peaceful serenity of the coastline and the country’s dense and exotic rainforests. Spend a few days walking through the rainforests with an expert local guide who can point out the exotic birds, animals and insects of the island. Next, haggle in the markets and shops of Santo Domingo where you can pick up trinkets and souvenirs to take back home. Try the delicious fusion of flavours which can be found in most of the country’s restaurants, dining on the beach by candlelight or in lively squares in the city.
If you prefer to simply relax and unwind on your Dominican Republic tours, we have a selection of beach options for you. End your tour on the powdery white sands, making the most of the many facilities in your luxury hotel, including massages and Watersports. You can also visit the sleepy coastal towns of the Caribbean coast, where you’ll find colourful houses and a host of shops, bars and restaurants. Foodies will love the range of cuisines on offer, as well as a chance to visit a chocolate plantation and taste the delicacies it produces.
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“One of my best experiences in the Dominican Republic was Carnival, which is celebrated the whole month of February. The party atmosphere is contagious and it’s a must if you want to really immerse yourself in the lively culture.”
"The most memorable part of my trip was climbing up and then cascading down the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. They are incredibly beautiful and taking the eight metre leap from the top of one of the falls into the pools below was such a thrill – I just wanted to do it again.”
“Life moves at a slower pace here, so expect to wait longer for service than you might at home. But when it comes, it will always be with a smile.”
Frequently Asked Questions
When’s the best time of year to visit the Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic is the perfect winter sun destination. As Britain descends into winter, the Dominican Republic is at its best from mid-December through to February. Hurricane season, from July to early December, is best avoided.
What’s the food like in the Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic has a rich culinary heritage, serving spiced dishes and the abundant fresh fruits and vegetables grown its tropical climate. We recommend trying Sanchocho, which is a seven meat stew with root vegetables, or the Pollo Guisado, which is melt in the mouth chicken stewed in a strong sauce. Lighter dishes include tostones, twice fried plantain, and green salad, made using fresh local ingredients.
What’s the currency in the Dominican Republic?
The currency is the Dominican peso, usually displayed as RD$ or sometimes just R$. It’s generally a good idea to have some cash on you, as credit cards – particularly AMEX – still aren’t accepted everywhere and can often incur a hefty usage fee of 16 percent.
The Dominican Republic is perfect for lovers of luxury and those wanting to explore its colourful wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and vibrant modern culture. Embrace the slower pace of life, and feel your stresses melt away like your footsteps in the surf along one of the many picturesque beaches.
Why you'll love the Dominican Republic...
- Walking in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus in Santa Domingo
- Savouring the spicy flavours of the local Creole cuisine
- Leaping down waterfalls at Damajagua
- Strolling down the broad white beaches on Punta Cana
- Sailing waters once ruled by pirates
- Sampling the ‘three Bs’ of local rum – Brugal, Bermúdez and Barceló
- Scaling the lush green mountain of Isabel de Torres in a cable car
- Partying with the locals during February’s Carnival season
- Heading off the beaten track on two wheels along the trails around Jarabacoa
- Discovering the colourful underwater world off the shores of Bayahibe
- Catching some wind in the sails of your boat or windsurfer in Cabarete
- Sipping a Presidente beer and watching the sun go down
Did you know?
- Santo Domingo, the nation’s capital, is the oldest city in the New World and also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- The Dominican Republic – or Hispaniola, as it was known at the time – was the home of many real life pirates of the Caribbean during the 16th century.
- There is a piece of amber in the Amber Museum in Puerto Plata with a preserved prehistoric mosquito in it.
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