The Dominican Escape Private Adventure with beach, countryside and school visit

You know the Dominican Republic is much more than what you see at your hotel? Would you like to spend few hours like a local? Then escape from your resort and check out a glimpse of the real Dominican Republic with this private tour. Drive through the countryside, visit the main city of the region and learn about the local lifestyle in this half day private tour.

(We require a minimum of 6 people to arrange a tour).

per adult from




5 to 6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private round trip transportation
    • Professional guide
    • Drinks (cubalibre and beer) NOT OPEN BAR
    • Dominican Snack (empanada)
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Entry/Admission - Parroquia de San Dionisio
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Macao Beach, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic

    After picking you up at your hotel in a comfortable van with a/c, we’re gonna make our way direction Macao, north side of the Punta Cana region. We’re gonna make a quick stop in the local community of Macao to visit a local “colmado”. The “colmado” is simply a Dominican institution. It is typically a small grocery store for basic foodstuffs, cleaning products, toiletries, soft drinks, beer, and rum. The colmado is extremely important in today’s Dominican Republic.We’re gonna stop few minutes here, maybe enjoying a good Dominican coffee or just to chat a bit and start feeling the Dominican atmosphere.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Macao Beach, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic

    It’s beach time! As said we will continue our trip reaching the beach of Macao. This beach is today the only public beach in Punta Cana, not owned by resorts. We will share a drink all together here while you’ll have the chance to see how Dominican life develops at the beach and how locals fish and work here to get some money to face the day.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Escuela La Altagracia, Los Mina Sur, Santo Domingo Este 11903, Dominican Republic

    After learning a bit how the local life develops close to the coast is time to discover how the Dominicans live in the countryside. We’re gonna stop in the small community of “El Penon” to visit a local elementary school to better understand the country’s public education system and meet the children (You can bring school supplies as well if you’re up to and give them to the school or leave an offer to help the local community).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Parroquia de San Dionisio, Avenida Alta Gracia No 67 municipio centro, Higuey Dominican Republic

    Continuing our trip, we’re gonna now experience a bit of the local life in the city. Higuey is the largest city in the Dominican Republic’s East Coast. We’ll take a stroll on the main street and observe the day to day activity in the city. We will visit the “San Dionisio” Church, constructed over 500 years ago.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, Higuey Dominican Republic

    We will also visit the Basilica of La Altagracia, the largest and most important church in the country. At this time of the morning you should start getting hungry, so what’s better than a typical Dominican street  food snack? “Empanadas” are among the most widespread snacks all over Latin America and the Caribbean. We’re gonna stop in a typical food truck to buy some and eat them accompanied by a glass of beer.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado Villa Cerro, Higuey 23000, Dominican Republic

    Last stop will be the local market where will finish our tour surrounded of endless new tastes, smells, sights, and sounds. Have your camera ready! 

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup available from any hotel in the Punta Cana area. For customers not staying in hotel (condos, apartments, villas) we will arrange a pick up point close to their location.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • For hotels located in Cap Cana or close to the airport we require 10USD extra per person due to the distance, that customers can pay in cash the day of the tour.
    • Wear comfortably
    • Bring camera, Money for tips and souvenirs
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Being a private tour this experience is a good tour for avoiding crowds.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by LPC Tours by IRB Turismo

Activity ID: V-53031P12

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