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Puerto Plata City Tour

  • Explore Puerto Plata without getting lost with a guide
  • Travel between highlights of Puerto Plata with ease
  • Buffet-style lunch, soft drinks, and bottled water included
Puerto Plata City Tour
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Puerto Plata City Tour
Explore the highlights of Puerto Plata in one day on this city tour, a great choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll explore the historic Fortress of San Felipe, tour the Brugal Rum Distillery, visit the Amber Museum, taste hand-crafted chocolates at the Del Oro Chocolate Factory, and ride a cable car to the top of Mount Isabel. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
The city of Puerto Plata is lined by an oceanfront boulevard (Malecon) known for its open-air restaurants, shops, and nightlife. This is a scenic area to explore and enjoy Dominican culture. Right at the very end of the seafront you will see the massive stone walls of The Fortress of San Felipe, the oldest military fortification in the Americas. We will enter the fort and discovery a time of pirates, cannons, battles and conquistadors of long ago!

Next stop is to the real heart of Puerto Plata as we stroll around the famous Central park. This is surrounded by original Victorian gingerbread houses, museums and the picturesque Cathedral Iglesia San Felipe. In the center stands the stunning Victorian Bandstand. Just off Central park the wonderful Amber Museum is located. Located on the second floor of a Victorian mansion, the Amber Museum is perhaps one of Puerto Plata’s best known tourist attractions and features collections of fossilized resin (Amber), some of which contain remarkably preserved specimens dating back thousands of years. At The Brugal Rum Distillery you will be escorted inside the huge distillery which produces about a million and a half liters of white and dark rum each year. Of course, you can buy slightly discounted rum by the liter, and really nice souvenirs.

We also make a stop at Puerto Plata’s answer to Willy Wonka as we visit the Del Oro chocolate factory! Smell, taste, eat and drink the wonderful hand crafted chocolate made from organic cocoa plants cultivated and grown right here on the north coast of the Dominican Republic!

We also visit the Cable Car (teleférico) located on the top of Mount Isabel (2555 feet or 855 meters above sea), the cable car offers you the most beautiful panoramic ocean views and surrounding areas of Puerto Plata. It is one of the most picturesque and impressive views that you will possibly see here during your stay. On top of the mountain you will find botanical gardens, a statue of Christ (similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), in addition, of course, to the breathtaking views of Puerto Plata and the surrounding ocean.


8:00 Hotel Pick up
8:40 Arrival at Brugal Factory
9:15 Arrival at Teleferico
11:00 Arrival at central park
12:00 Arrival at fortaleza sanfelipe
12:40 Arrival at chocolate factory
13:40 Lunch
14:40 Arrival at hotel
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic experience.

Dan Marino. This is a name that you will be thrilled to hear when you get on the bus in the morning. He knew everything we could ever ask about the city. He kept the fun and the drinks flowing throughout the day and lifted...More

Thank Aaron A
Reviewed 21 May 2018
The tour guide made the tour

Our tour guide Dan Marino and driver Roberto were the best. Dan made the tour exciting and interesting. He answered our questions and was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the town and each place we stopped. The Amber Museum was very interesting to see. Our...More

2  Thank Randie S
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Great overall excursion

Well balanced itinerary. Enjoyed it all especially the cable car. Meal at the restaurant was very good. The tour guide for Expedia(Blue) was very knowledgeable and shared info well. We got a good idea of the local culture. We trusted the vendors he took us...More

2  Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 23 April 2018
Great time

The city tour really is only as good as your tour guide. Note that if you are interested in seeing the rum factory etc they are not open on Sunday's. There is a lot of walking so bring your comfy shoes. Very worth what you...More

Thank tye53
Reviewed 24 February 2018
Informative Tour

Great city tour. Daniel and Roberto (Runners Adventures) were both excellent guides that were helpful and personable. The first stop was the Teleferico, which was supposed to come later on in the tour but came first because of weather and cruise ships docking in the...More

3  Thank RydenDirty
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Ralph T
24 July 2018|
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Response from CyberKat_CB | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes My tour was a full-day tour of the city. With a local guide, spend 8 hours visiting local landmarks such as the Cathedral San Felipe, Dominican Amber Museum and Macorix House of Rum. Then, we hopped on the city's... More