The Dominican Republic offers much more than just all-inclusive resorts and touristy excursions. Especially during a road trip, the Dominican Republic will fascinate you with its mountain landscapes, the fantastic waterfalls, and the lush vegetation, regardless if you are doing an individual journey with your rental car, traveling with a private guide or joining a conventional group trip. In order to give you an impression of the varied regions of the island, we have created a route trip that gives you a great impression of this fantastic Island!
Day 1:
Start your vacation with a flight to Santo Domingo’s Las Americas Airport. Kick it off with a full day exploring Santo Domingo, hitting the Zona Colonial, the Faro a Colón and the essential Dominican experiences of baseball and dancing to merengue. The Dominican Republic’s capital city, Santo Domingo is the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean. La Capital—as it is affectionately called—epitomizes the pulse of Dominican culture, where the old and the new converge seamlessly from centuries-old architecture and history, to large shopping malls, art galleries, an electric nightlife, and a booming gastronomy scene. Our recommendation: book a guided bike tour in the Zona Colonial and hear the best stories of a local tour guide.
Day 2 and 3:
On the 2nd day head to Jarabacoa. Perched at an altitude of 529 meters (1,736 feet), this scenic mountain resort town is a favorite escape of Santiago and Santo Domingo city dwellers. They flock here in search of cool temperatures, fresh rivers, and sweeping green landscapes flanked by dense pine forests and coffee-producing mountains. An eco-tourism hub easily accessed via modern highways, Jarabacoa–meaning “place of waters” in Taino–boasts a variety of charming accommodations, from riverside ranches and eco-lodges to luxury vacation villas perched in the mountains. Visit the waterfalls in the afternoon, with white-water rafting or canyoning the next day in the morning. Enjoy the amazing views and Caribbean Fresh Air
Day 4 and 5:
Head north to the North Coast. The birthplace of tourism in the Dominican Republic continues to pack a mighty punch. Its spectacular, sprawling landscape combines sea, mountains, lush valleys, rivers, and a multitude of beaches. Its fertile soil grows cacao and coffee trees, while underneath rests the world’s clearest amber. Visit Puerto Plata and the famous Cabarete, which has world-class water sports and mountain biking. There are great diving spots and beaches in the nearby Sosúa and Río San Juan – enough to keep you happy for two or three days.
Day 5 and 6:
Next, you’re off to the Península de Samaná, tucked away on the northeastern tip of the Dominican Republic, stretched out into the Atlantic, the Samaná Peninsula enjoys splendid isolation from the rest of the country, by many onsidered as the most beautiful part of the country. If it’s mid-January to mid-March, go whale watching. Otherwise, take a boat trip to Parque Nacional Los Haitises to see the mangroves and cave paintings, or visit the waterfall near El Limón. Spend another two or three days hiking or boating to the beaches around Las Galeras and for the ultimate luxury experience stay at Cap el Limon at playa Moron.
Day 7 and 8:
Blessed with one of the Caribbean region’s longest white sand coastlines–a whopping 48 kilometers (30 miles), punctuated with sky-reaching coconut palms–Punta Cana is the land of rest and relaxation by the sea we’d recommend you to go for the popular Bávaro and Punta Cana Region. Stay here in a luxury all-inclusive hotel and enjoy the life of relaxation.
Day 9 and 10:
Time to Return from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo. While on the way back make a stop at the famous Taíno Caves with wall paintings of thousand years old. Stay the Night in the luxury Casa de Campo Resort and move the next day on to Santo Domingo. With the ultimate road trip in the Dominican Republic, you’ll get a perfect overview of what this beautiful country has to offer.


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