ST DOMINGO AND THE CAVES OF THE THREE EYES

  • Havn

    La Romana/Santo Domingo

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Moderat

  • Type

    Panorama, Nature, Shopping, Meal included

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR79.0

  • Varighed i timer

    8

  • Udflugtskode

    039M

Description This tour takes us to discover 2 highlights: Santo Domingo de Guzmán, once the cradle of civilization in the Americas and now a modern cosmopolitan city as well as the Caves of the three Eyes series of huge natural caverns dotted with fresh water lagoons of different sizes and depths, including also a mysterious sulfur lake rumoured to be bottomless in an extinguished volcanic crate.

What we will see
  • Colonial quarter: National Pantheon (from outside), colonial market, Cathedral of Santa María La Menor, Alcazar Museum (from outside) 
  • The Caves of the three Eyes 
  • Local typical lunch


What we will do
  • We reach the Caves of the three Eyes... “Cuevas Los Tres Ojos” (The Three Eyes Caves), series of huge natural caverns dotted with fresh water lagoons of different sizes and depths, including also a mysterious sulfur lake rumoured to be bottomless in an extinguished volcanic crater. The caves are decorated by an array of stalactites and stalagmites. 
  • The pre-Columbian Taino Indians used the site for religious ceremonies. We then proceed to the capital of the Dominican Republic by coach. The journey enables us to admire the amazing views while the guides tell us about the country’s history and culture. 
  • Once in Santo Domingo, the charming combination of past and present immediately catches our eye - colonial buildings erected 500 years ago coexist with modern architecture, bestowing a truly unique character to the city. Our first stop is the famous Alcázar, where Don Diego Colón, first governor of Hispaniola island and son of Christopher Columbus, used to live. It was built between 1510 and 1512 by over 1500 Taino indios without the use of a single nail, but only rudimentary tools such as saws, scalpels and hammers. We stroll through the amazing colonial quarter, the first still-existing settlement created by Christopher Columbus upon arriving in the New World, and admire ancient buildings such as the National Pantheon, resting place of many Dominican heroes. 
  • We then head to the Cathedral of Santa María La Menor, the first of the Americas and a source of pride among the Dominican population. We leave the colonial quarter and make our way to our Restaurant to taste a typical local lunch. 
  • If we want to buy a few souvenirs, the characteristic colonial market is the perfect place to choose traditional handicrafts, jewelry, cigars and rum.
  • We then head to the Cathedral of Santa María La Menor, the first of the Americas and a source of pride among the Dominican population. 
  • We then make our way to a our Restaurant to taste a typical local lunch 

What you need to know
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • The path inside the park of the 'Three eyes' involves the ascent and descent of numerous earth steps. It is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes. 
  • The tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.
  • There is limited availability of English speaking guides.