Private Punta Cana: Made In Higuey Shopping Tour

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 6 hours
  • tour type Group Tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
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  • Starts Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Ends Punta Cana , Dominican Republic
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit a local art gallery, a cigar factory, a handicrafts gallery and a horse saddle workshop
  • Shop till you drop while your local guide helps you negotiate the best prices
  • Browse the lively markets and discover the diverse fruits and vegetables that make up the typical Dominican diet
  • Enjoy a delicious Dominican lunch in the home of a superfriendly local family.
The Private Punta Cana: Made In Higuey Shopping Tour tour starts and ends in Punta Cana. The Private Punta Cana: Made In Higuey Shopping Tour is an adventure tour that takes 6 hours.

There is so much more to the Dominican Republic than sun and beaches. Learn about the island’s fascinating culture and heritage through its most popular exports on a unique and lively shopping tour of Higuey. Visit hidden factories, workshops, markets and shops with a local guide who will help you to buy the best souvenirs ever! Along the way we’ll stop to admire some of the city’s most impressive architecture, learn more about the lifestyle of a typical Dominican and enjoy a traditional lunch at the home of a local family. Did we mention that we’ve negotiated factory prices for you? This is definitely the best way to shop for original handicrafts and souvenirs in Higuey and get a proper introduction to the island, too!
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.  
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ITINERARY

After a short ride in a comfortable, private vehicle from Punta Cana to Higuey, your tour will begin with an introduction to the history and culture of the island, outside the impressive Basilica de Higuey Cathedral. The cathedral is home to the La Altagracia Virgin, and we’ll stop to admire the modern architecture and hear the old colonial legend about how the celebrated painting of the Virgin first appeared. There will also be an opportunity to look at and purchase religious-themed art and gifts before we move on to take a look around San Dionicio’s Sanctuary. 

After a short stroll to get to know the neighbourhood, we’ll arrive at a traditional saddlery to see how the famous Higueyan horse saddle is made. You’ll watch local artisans painstakingly stitching the leather together as you find out what makes these particular saddles so special.

Then we’ll lead you to a handmade cigar factory, where you will see how Dominican cigars are produced and find out why they are considered some of the best in the world. You can try one if you wish and buy cigars at a special factory price.  

Next up, we are going to delight you with a visit to one of our favourite galleries to peruse the colourful artworks on offer. Watch the talented artists at work in the workshop and discover African, Haitian and Aboriginal-inspired works of art. We’ll give you plenty of time to browse and shop for a piece to take home with you. 

A further walk through the buzzing streets of the city will take us to a very special artisanal shop that boasts an excellent selection of wooden handicrafts and musical instruments, as well as fine jewellery. Find out more about the Dominican Republic’s precious stones, such as amber and larimar, the latter of which is particularly special as it can only be found here on the island.

Our next stop will be the vibrant fruit and vegetable market, which boasts an extraordinary variety of food and flavours to taste. Your guide will talk to you about the most popular spices used on the island before taking you to visit another market known for its traditional medicines and potions.

Our walk will then take us to the home of a local family home where you will try some traditional Dominican food and get refreshed with an ice cold beer.

After lunch, we’ll make one last stop to pick up dessert at a local bakery famous for their sweet delicacies, including delicious rice and milk treats and coconut and banana bread.

Our shopping tour ends here. Don’t forget to ask your guide for tips on which restaurants to visit and secret local spots to call into. We are also very happy to help you find the best way back to your accommodation. 

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.  

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Lunch in a local home consisting of traditional Dominican food.
Transport
  • Transport in a private vehicle
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Additional food or drinks
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Payment

Full payment of 136 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Private Punta Cana: Made In Higuey Shopping Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Private Punta Cana: Made In Higuey Shopping Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : Pick-up at centrally located hotels in Punta Cana. Meeting end point : Your hotel
CANCELLATION Cancellation for this Private Punta Cana: Made In Higuey Shopping Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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