The Best Day Trips available from Punta Cana | LPC Tours


Let’s adventure!! It’s time to feel the wild Caribbean spirit! This page is nothing but for all those travelers seeking the best activities to fulfill their desire to know the beauty of Dominican Republic and its culture outside their resorts. A trip to the beach in fact is only the beginning of the adventures you can have in Punta Cana.  In this page we will let you know what are for us the best day trips around Punta Cana. Many of the tours shown below will give you a close contact with Dominican cuisine, produce, music, nature and most importantly, the Dominican people themselves.

Talking about tours, activities and things to do in Punta Cana here below we have selected what we think are the best organized day trips you can enjoy leaving from Punta Cana. For each day trip are indicated approximate tour duration and prices.



Saona Island or Isla Saona is a tropical island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, near La Romana Province. It is a government protected nature reserve and a popular destination for tourists from all over the Dominican Republic It has a quiet fishing village with friendly locals who now cater to thousands visitors. An excursion to Isla Saona is the number one most popular tour for visitors to Punta Cana. A vacation in Punta Cana is not complete without a trip to Isla Saona.

Duration – Approximately 10 hours
Rates – $85 adults, $50 children  
Through this site – 70$!!


The Catalina Island or Isla Catalina is an uninhabited tropical island located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Romana Province. Come enjoy a fun ride to the beautiful Catalina Island. Dance to Latin beats, enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the country, go on a Banana Boat ride or just relax on the beach in this tropical paradise.

Duration – Approximately 10 hours
Rates – $105 adults, $65 children  
Through this site – 80$!!


Samana is a peninsula in the northeast region of the Dominican Republic, boasting a mix of tropical beaches and lush forests with a terrain that is about 70% mountainous. Perfect for those who want to experience the Dominican Republic’s Samana region without an internal flight. By bus, you’ll pass through small Dominican communities as you make your way to the sought after Samana peninsula.

Duration – Approximately 13 hours
Rates – $179 adults, $105 children  
Through this site 130$!!


Laguna Limon is one of the largest ecological reserves in the Dominican Republic. Journey through beautiful villages where people reflect their hospitality with a smile. Go horseback riding to Playa Limon where you can enjoy a moment of relaxation or a swim in the beautiful waters. An unforgettable day full of memories in the Dominican Republic!

Duration – Approximately 10 hours
Rates – $130 adults, $75 children  
Through this site – 115$!!



A sanctuary for nature lovers and those interested in natural history. The underground rivers flow through caves replete with pre-Columbian drawings and petro glyphs – a silent testimony to the Indian population who lived here for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. You’ll visit areas not many tourists are fortunate enough to see, as you come in closer contact with Dominican culture and the country’s amazing natural contrasts.

Duration – Approximately 12 hours
Rates – $160 p/person  
Through this site 125$!


The capital city is a fusion of ancient architecture with modern developments, offering some wonderful photo opportunities, as your guide points out all the places of interest, giving you interesting facts about such an old city! Santo Domingo is the first city in the New World settled by the Europeans and boasts a charming colonial zone and some of the best nightlife and dining in the Caribbean.

Duration – Approximately 12 hours
Rates – $92 adults, $50 children  
Through this site – 75$!

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HIGUEY (30 min from Punta Cana)

The city’s main tourist attraction is its Basilica, a large modern cathedral built in the honour of the Virgen de La Altagracia. If time permits, it is worthwhile to visit the rest of the city and explore Higüey’s colourful small streets, teaming with local businesses; eat the local cheese, go into a colmado (grocery shop), go to the local market and buy some local fruit


Located in San Rafael de Yuma, a detour south of the road that leads from Higüey to La Romana, Ponce de Leon, the famous explorer of Florida lived in this house with his wife and three daughters when he commanded the east of the country for the Spanish conquistadors back around 1505. The explorer set sail from Boca Chica to colonize Puerto Rico, and then Florida. Near the Ponce de Leon house is the fishing town of Boca de Yuma, a great place for fresh fish.

LA ROMANA / ALTOS DE CHAVON (1 hour 30 min from Punta Cana)

La Romana is a city built and maintained by the sugar mills. The smell of the sugar production fills the air with the sweet smell of molasses. However, the main attraction of the region is Altos de Chavón, a re-created 15th century Italian-Spanish village which lays beside the beautiful Chavón River (few scenes of Apocalypse Now and Jurassic Park were shot here). When it was founded in 1981, Altos de Chavón was declared “an artists’ village” by its creators who built it to promote fine and applied arts. Its old world cobblestone streets and quaint architecture conceal charming shops, fine restaurants and intimate bars.

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