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Teri's 50th Golden Girlfriend Getaway

Mar 12, 2022 to Mar 17, 2022
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
 

Live Like It's Golden in Punta Cana with LUXE!

 
Join Teri as she celebrates her 50th birthday in the Dominican Republic March 12-16, 2022, along with her family and special friends.
 

Enjoy a relaxing flight to the Caribbean for a luxurious 5 day / 4 night all-inclusive stay at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. Located on over 700 yards of a palm-studded white sand beach along the majestic turquoise Caribbean Sea, this AAA Four Diamond resort is renowned for its beautiful beach and calm Caribbean waters – a true seaside getaway in paradise.

Pay for your trip all at once or in 1, 2 or 3 installments. Deposits due no later than Sunday, November 21, 2021.  Balance for entire trip is due no later than February 10, 2022. Prices are subject to change based on airline and hotel availability. Pay your deposit TODAY to guarantee your rate, room and airline seats to arrive with the entire group!

All LUXE bookings include Cancel For Any Reason Trip Protection.

Should you have any questions, please email us or send LUXE Worldwide Travel a WhatsApp or Text to 281-862-8847.

At a glance ... Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

 


Why Book Your Package Within Teri's Group?

 
Teri has taken time to negotiate significant air discounts so that the group can travel together plus she has secured a limited number of reduced-rate rooms at the Hotel to make your trip to Punta Cana amazing. As Teri's official travel agency, LUXE Worldwide Travel offers you Peace of Mind that your trip details will be take care of, your hotel reservations will be honored when you arrive, and all COVID regulations will be clearly explained to you.
 
Other online agencies might seem to have competitive hotel or air rates but many do not offer payment plans to make your trip more affordable. Often times, their offers cannot be validated at check-in and rooms may be sold out when you arrive because many agencies over-sell. Discount online websites often don’t include resort fees, hotel taxes nor gratuities.
 
Plus, if you book outside of Teri's group with another Vendor, you might not be able to attend Teri's on-property private events.
 

With LUXE Worldwide Travel prices include everything like air, travel insurance, airport transfers and hotel resort fees, and LUXE ensures that your reservation is in the hotel system before you get to Dominican Republic to ensure your trip a breeze. If you would like to use Airline or Amex Points for your air or finance your trip over 6-12 months, please let LUXE know at 281-862-8847 so we can send handle that for you.

We partner with Affirm & Uplift for extended installments.  We take the worries away!

 

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from your city of origin
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.
 

Your LUXE VIP Experience DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips & Gratuities for Housekeeping, Spa Specialists, Servers/Bartenders, Guides or Drivers
  • Transportation outside of your airport shuttle & itinerary specific events
  • Meals/Groceries (outside of itinerary specific events)
  • Excursions, Activities, Spa Treatments and Amenities (outside of itinerary specific events)
 

Your LUXE Itinerary

Day 1: March 12
  • Depart from your city of origin bright and early. Ensure that you arrive at the airport 2.5-3 hours prior to your flight with your negative COVID test, valid passport and luggage.

  • Upon arrival in Punta Cana you will be greeted by your Driver after clearing Customs for private transfers to the Resort.

  • Meet for Drinks @ 6:30pm (local time)

  • Dinner on Own at one of the many restaurants at Secrets or Dreams.  

  • Be sure to make reservations in advance should you want to visit one of the restaurants at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana  sister property Dreams Punta Cana. Click on the name of each resort to check out the dining options.  
 
Day 2: March 13
  • Enjoy breakfast on own. Have some fun in the sun.  

  • Be sure to book Spa appointments with the Resort or with LUXE in advance as space is limited due to COVID protocols. 

  • Be ready to meet in the Lobby for Drinks @ 6:30pm before the group heads to dinner @ 7pm.

Day 3: March 14

    • March 14 marks Teri's 50th Birthday!

    • For those departing on March 15 - ensure you get your COVID test so that you have results in time for travel.  Take your test early!

    • For those departing on March 15, Ensure that you check your WhatsApp messages and emails so that you double-check your flight updates from LUXE with all the information you need to depart on time without any challenges.

    • Surprise...... living like it's golden! 
 
Day 4: March 15
    • Farewell to those departing on March 15.  Ensure you meet the Private Transfer in the Lobby @ 11:30am which is 3 hours prior to your schedule departure time.  It takes approximately 30 mins to return to San Juan International Airport.

    • For those departing on March 16 - ensure you get your COVID test so that you have results in time for travel.  Take your test early!
  •  
    • Enjoy breakfast together @ 930am at La Rivera Restaurant before friends leave.

    • For those departing on March 16, Ensure that you check your WhatsApp messages and emails so that you double-check your flight updates from LUXE with all the information you need to depart on time without any challenges.

    • Have some fun in the sun.  Be sure to book Spa appointments with the Resort or with LUXE in advance as space is limited due to COVID protocols. 

    • Meet in the Lobby for Drinks @ 6:30pm before the group heads to dinner @ 7pm.
 
Day 5: March 16
      • It's the last day in Paradise as the remaining travelers depart on March 16.

      • Ensure you meet the Private Transfer in the Lobby @ 11:30am which is 3 hours prior to your schedule departure time.   It takes approximately 30 mins to return to San Juan International Airport.
    •  
      • Enjoy breakfast on own and the last bit of fun in the sun. 

      • Ensure that you check your WhatsApp messages and emails so that you double-check your flight updates from LUXE with all the information you need to depart on time without any challenges.

      • Safe Travels and ensure you have everything arranged for your arrival back home!


Covid-19 Policy (as of February 2, 2022)

  • Majority of time spent on this excursion will be outdoors. This allows for plenty of ventilated, outdoor space for social distancing.
  • This will be a group of 17 so private transfers will be utilized for all specific events. 
  • Masks are a requirement.
 
CDC Testing Requirements for Return to the U.S.
A COVID-19 viral test is required no more than one day before you travel by air (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) into the United States from an international destination. Travelers must show a negative test result to the airline before boarding a flight. People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19. Documentation of recovery includes a positive viral test during the past 90 days AND a signed letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official that states you have been cleared for travel. You will also be required to confirm that the information you present is true in the form of an attestation. These requirements do not apply to children under 2 years of age.
 
CleanComplete+ Quarantine Policies
AMR™ Collection resorts offer COVID-19 testing for guests in a standard room category for a fee. Guests staying in a Preferred Club or xhale club room category for three or more nights in all destinations receive their COVID-19 antigen tests at no charge. Additionally, guests staying at a Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resort for three nights or longer will receive their antigen test at no charge. Please refer to test pricing for all properties here as they are subject to change.
 
Should a guest test positive, AMR™ Collection resorts are pleased to offer quarantine support. If a guest receives a positive test while on property that prevents departure, the cost of quarantine at the property will be covered for up to 14 days after the original departure date. Extended stay due to quarantine includes the guest plus one travel companion sharing the same room.
 
Services like meals, minibar stocking, clean linens, bathroom amenities, etc. will be delivered to the room door. Room entry by resort staff is prohibited, and quarantine rooms will be cleaned according to AMR™ Collection CleanComplete Verification™, a 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene system. Whether guests will remain in their originally assigned room will be determined by resort management.
 
  • For more information on COVID-19 policies in the Dominican Republic CLICK HERE.
  • If you're also interested in the latest information from the U.S. Department of State on the Dominican Republic CLICK HERE
  • For more information on the Resort's COVID Protocol and Guidelines CLICK HERE

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    •    The maximum amount of travelers will be 25
    •    A deposit of $600 per person is required.
    •    All payments are nonrefundable.
    •    Travel insurance is included in case of positive COVID tests, quarantine or medical assistance is needed. Should you cancel within 60 days of travel you will receive a Travel Credit
    •    When making payments, if you would like to avoid the 4% credit card processing fee, please utilize a debit card or select bank transfer.

Cancellation & Change Policies

  •  Your travel package is nonrefundable. You must claim against your travel insurance should you need to cancel. Depending on the reason for your cancellation, you can be reimbursed between 80-100% of your payments toward your trip. The insurance cost is customized according to your vacation cost, age and state of residency.
  • If selecting the payment plan, you MUST accept the auto-payment option when reserving your spot.
  • There is a $50 fee to make any name or roommate changes to your reservation. There may also be an increase in your overall travel package rate as well.
  •  Final payment is due FEB 5, 2022. Late Payment Fees  of $50 apply for payments made after final payment date up to  FEB 20, 2022.  Trips not paid in full after this date will be canceled without refund.

About Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

On the palm-studded, sugar white beach in Playa Bávaro, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults a serene seaside getaway. You will find touches of vivid colors in each of the resort’s 641 guest rooms, complete with superior amenities and unparalleled views.  Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.
 
Excursion and activity options include hitting the links at nearby world-class golf courses, rejuvenating at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia or visiting nearby points of interest.

Unlimited-Luxury®
    •    Welcome cocktail and cool towel
    •    Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
    •    Unlimited fruit juices and soft drinks
    •    Unlimited premium brand alcoholic beverages
    •    Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily
    •    24-hour room service
    •    Theme parties
    •    Oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
    •    Pool and beach wait service
    •    No reservations at restaurants
    •    No wristbands required
    •    Live nightly entertainment
    •    Theater
    •    Fitness Center
    •    All taxes and gratuities

What sets Secrets Royal Beach - Punta Cana apart?
    •    700 yards of picturesque palm-studded, white sand beach on the majestic turquoise Caribbean Sea.
    •    All rooms feature hydro-tub on the terrace.
    •    A variety of swim-up suite room options including access to a lazy river that connects to the infinity pool located at the new Preferred Club lounge area.
    •    Guests will have the opportunity to utilize all of the Unlimited-Luxury® privileges, amenities and services available at sister property Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, which is a kids friendly property.
 

 

Available Packages

Option 1 - Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Partial Ocean View - 4 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

Starting At: $2,650.00
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Washington's DCA, March 12-16, 2022 (4 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Option 1 - Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Partial Ocean View - 4 nights
 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 2 - Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Partial Ocean View - 3 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

Starting At: $2,432.70
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Washington's DCA, March 12-15, 2022 (3 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 3- Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Swim Up - 4 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

Starting At: $2,700.00
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Washington's DCA, March 12-16, 2022 (4 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 4- Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Private Pool - 4 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

Starting At: $2,805.00
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Washington's DCA, March 12-16, 2022 (4 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Option 4- Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Private Pool - 4 nights
 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 5- Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Private Pool - 3 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

Starting At: $2,300.00
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Washington's DCA, March 12-15, 2022 (3 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Option 5- Washington DC Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Private Pool - 3 nights
 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 6- Richmond VA Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Partial Ocean View - 2 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

$2,137.50
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Richmond VA, March 13-15, 2022 (2 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 7- Charlotte Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Partial Ocean View - 3 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

$2,300.00
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Charlotte, March 12-15, 2022 (3 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 8- Philadelphia Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Partial Ocean View - 3 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

$2,300.00
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Philadelphia, March 12-15, 2022 (3 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Option 9- Dallas/Ft Worth Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Private Pool - 4 nights
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

$2,750.00
Deposit: $600.00

Your LUXE VIP Experience INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip Airfare (1-Stop) from Dallas DFW, March 12-16, 2022 (4 nights)
  • Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All-Inclusive Concierge Level Accommodations
  • Trip Insurance and Travel Protection (Should you cancel for any reason or become ill while on the trip)
  • Resort Fees and Taxes included at the resort
  • Unlimited Meals and Alcoholic Beverages
  • COVID Antigen Tests the day before departure are included for all Preferred Club Concierge Level Guests at Secrets Royal Beach Cap Cana
  • Access to LUXE's Event App so you can always access  your itinerary to communicate with the rest of the group  while traveling

 
Option 9- Dallas/Ft Worth Departure: Preferred Jr Suite Private Pool - 4 nights
 
Rates based on double/triple occupancy. Experience all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®, including 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet meals and beverages, pool and beach wait service and access to Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, located next door.

Extra Options

First Responder Discount
Unavailable as of February 7, 2022

$0.00

5% discount for First Responders

Higuey City Tour - 5 hours (9am Departure)
Unavailable as of March 12, 2022

$83.00
Deposit: $83.00

This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Entrance fees for the main attractions
  • Bottled water
 
Special Instructions
  • 9am Departure Time / 5 hour Tour
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera. 
  • You will want to have money for food, snacks, drinks, souvenirs and gratuities for your guide and driver. 
 
It is really an easy ride from Punta Cana to the pilgrimage city of Higuey, a historical and cultural heart of the eastern Dominican Republic. And it is nice to learn about the background of the place you are visiting. If you choose to make this pilgrimage of sorts as part of your vacation, you will still have a good amount of your day left when you return to your hotel or ship, but you will have learned so much about the people of this country, and that is what travel is really about.

The main historical attraction in Higüey is the cathedral, which displays the "Virgen de la Altagracia", a painting brought by Spanish missionaries in the 15th century. The painting was previously kept in the similarly 500-year-old church of San Dionisio, which still remains in religious use. Every year on Virgin of La Altagracia Day, which is a national holiday on January 21, tens of thousands of pilgrims visit the Cathedral. Knowing that the country, a religious one, still celebrates Our Lady of Altagracia makes this a living legacy.

There is a wonderful museum, the Altagracia Museum, which which was built to recover and exhibit the artistic heritage to all the dominicans. You can find different objects that are part of the people’s religious lives and have been properly restored for the exhibition. Standing out among them are the people’s oblations to the Virgin and an exhibition comprised of a series of oil paintings on wooden planks from the 18th century. In a different room, known as Sala del Tesoro, you can see examples of local and American goldsmithing from the 17th to the 20th century.

You will also have time to explore the Minor Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Altagracia, where the architecture and the folklore will amaze you. You have now seen the history that is overflowing Higuey. As you find yourself on Higuey's main street surrounded by the city's monuments and buildings that represent the real world of the locals who have brought their families up in this city, the 8th largest in this country, you will see the street vendors living an ordinary but authentic way of life. Cafeterias, shoe shiners, fruit stalls are all part of the locale decor.

You will find here the craftsmen selling jewelry and fine souvenirs. You will find things are well-priced allowing you to take back some fine Dominican rum, perhaps a piece of jewelry, and definitely some hand-rolled cigars. Each time you look at them once you are home you will remember this day.

Monkey Land Tour - 5 hours (7am or 1pm Departure)
Unavailable as of March 12, 2022

$113.00
Deposit: $113.00

This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation in open-air truck from your hotel
  • Knowledgeable and dedicated guides
  • Guided tour of Monkeyland
  • Stroll through the botanical garden full of native medicinal plants, flowers and fruit trees
  • Plenty of interaction and time with the monkeys
  • Visit to a traditional Dominican country home
  • Visit with locals
  • Tastes of Dominican coffee and cocoa
  • Water is available
 
Special Instructions
  • 7am or 1pm Departure Time / 5 hour Tour
  • Sunscreen or Insect Repellent on your hands or body can harm the monkeys.
  • People with peanut allergies cannot participate on this tour. 
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera. 
  • You will want to have money for food, snacks, drinks, souvenirs and gratuities for your guide and driver. 
 
It is really an easy ride from Punta Cana to the pilgrimage city of Higuey, a historical and cultural heart of the eastern Dominican Republic. And it is nice to learn about the background of the place you are visiting. If you choose to make this pilgrimage of sorts as part of your vacation, you will still have a good amount of your day left when you return to your hotel or ship, but you will have learned so much about the people of this country, and that is what travel is really about.

The main historical attraction in Higüey is the cathedral, which displays the "Virgen de la Altagracia", a painting brought by Spanish missionaries in the 15th century. The painting was previously kept in the similarly 500-year-old church of San Dionisio, which still remains in religious use. Every year on Virgin of La Altagracia Day, which is a national holiday on January 21, tens of thousands of pilgrims visit the Cathedral. Knowing that the country, a religious one, still celebrates Our Lady of Altagracia makes this a living legacy.

There is a wonderful museum, the Altagracia Museum, which which was built to recover and exhibit the artistic heritage to all the dominicans. You can find different objects that are part of the people’s religious lives and have been properly restored for the exhibition. Standing out among them are the people’s oblations to the Virgin and an exhibition comprised of a series of oil paintings on wooden planks from the 18th century. In a different room, known as Sala del Tesoro, you can see examples of local and American goldsmithing from the 17th to the 20th century.

You will also have time to explore the Minor Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Altagracia, where the architecture and the folklore will amaze you. You have now seen the history that is overflowing Higuey. As you find yourself on Higuey's main street surrounded by the city's monuments and buildings that represent the real world of the locals who have brought their families up in this city, the 8th largest in this country, you will see the street vendors living an ordinary but authentic way of life. Cafeterias, shoe shiners, fruit stalls are all part of the locale decor.

You will find here the craftsmen selling jewelry and fine souvenirs. You will find things are well-priced allowing you to take back some fine Dominican rum, perhaps a piece of jewelry, and definitely some hand-rolled cigars. Each time you look at them once you are home you will remember this day.

Dolphin Encounter - 5 hours (9am Departure)
Unavailable as of March 12, 2022

$115.00
Deposit: $115.00

This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from major hotels in Punta Cana
  • Kiss and hug dolphin
  • Hand target
  • Handshake
  • Free time
  • 40 minutes in the water
  • Access to the Beach Club
  • Relax and enjoy the jacuzzi
  • Come and have fun in the pool for children and adults
 
Special Instructions
  • 11am or 1pm  Departure Time / 1 hour Excursion
  • Please bring a towel. They are not provided. 
  • Lockers are included in the price of the tour. 
  • The use of safety vests provided by the facility is required. 
  • Non-swimmers are welcome. Each person is required to wear a life jacket. 
  • The dolphin facility amenities include: lounge chairs, showers, bathrooms, dressing rooms, pools, lockers and jacuzzi.
  • You will want to have money for food, snacks, drinks, souvenirs and gratuities for your guide and driver. 
  • Do not wear sunblock while swimming with the dolphins. 
  • Jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object that might scratch the dolphins are not allowed. 
 

If you just go jump out in the middle of the ocean, it isn't likely that you will run into a dolphin. If, by a miracle, you do run into a dolphin, it is even less likely they will get close enough for you to hug. If, by an even greater miracle, you are able to hug this dolphin, please let us know as we will follow you where you go next. For the sake of success rate and to avoid questioning your sanity, we recommend that you take this opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with one of the ocean's most cunning creatures!

Your program begins with an explanation on the lifestyle of dolphins. With a better understanding of these fascinating creatures, and a life jacket strapped on, you will enter the water with your trainer by descending a set of stairs to a submerged platform. The water will be waist deep and provides the perfect setting to interact with some of the smartest animals in the world. Here, our friendly dolphins, that are known for their playful nature, will give you a handshake, a kiss, and a hug.

Photos will be taken of your dolphin kiss and will be available for purchase after your encounter.