Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip from Punta Cana

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Duration: 10 hours
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Experience Highlights

Visit the Mediterranean village of Altos de Chavón and the paradise island of Saona on a full-day guided tour from Punta Cana. Walk through the streets of the village developed in the 16th century, see the stone-paved village and the Chavón River. It has been the location for films such as Rambo and Anaconda. Board a catamaran to reach the island of Saona with its white sandy beaches and coconut trees. Enjoy an exquisite buffet-style lunch typical of the region and open bar drinks. Includes a stop at the natural swimming pool and transportation to and from Punta Cana.

  • Discover Altos de Chavón, the impressive 16th century Mediterranean village.
  • Get to know the paradisiacal Caribbean island of Saona with your local guide.
  • Enjoy a Dominican meal and an open bar with drinks
  • Travel from your hotel in Punta Cana with round-trip transfers.

What’s included

  • Excursion to Saona Island and the Altos de Chavon from Punta Cana
  • Transfer to and from the hotel
  • Buffet meal (barbecue, salad and typical Dominican food). Vegetarian options, beer and soft drinks (open bar) are available.
  • 30-40 minute stop at the largest natural swimming pool

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Step by Step

Explore 2 jewels of the Dominican Southeast on a guided day trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavón from Punta Cana.

A professional guide will accompany you throughout the tour with historical narrations, while you contemplate and enjoy the tour.

  • Altos de Chavón: an authentic Mediterranean style village built in the 16th century. You will see the amphitheatre, the stone paths, the church, the Chavón River and more. It has served as a film set for such famous movies as Rambo and Anaconda.
  • Saona Island: you will reach the island aboard a catamaran. You will be able to enjoy its fine white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and large expanses of coconut trees. The film The Blue Lake was filmed here.

Before reaching the island, the boat will stop for about 30 to 4 minutes at a natural pool where you will be able to see sea stars of all colours.

Enjoy an appetizing Dominican buffet-style meal and unlimited drinks. There is also a vegan option, please specify at the time of booking.

The activity includes transfers to and from your hotel in Punta Cana. Travel in comfort from start to finish.


· 1321 Reviews
  • P
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    Altos de Chavos is an incredibly beautiful town. The views are incredible.
  • L
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    The Dominican barbecue was the most delicious thing I have ever tasted in my life.
  • K
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    A perfect experience for the whole family. I came with my grandmother and she fell in love with Dominican food.
  • L
    (0 Reviews)
    Saona Island is incredibly beautiful and its beach was one of the most relaxing I have ever visited in my life, the white sand and palm trees made me feel like a princess.
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