In this opportunity you will experience, first hand, the birth of European civilization in the Americas. The first cathedral, paved road, university, hospital, stone home, tavern, etc. are all located within a 16 block radius in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone or "Old City."
From Punta Cana you head West through rolling sugar cane fields until reaching the Dominican Republic's capital city. Now, you're in the thick of it, witnessing everyday life for millions of Dominicans; your walled off resort is far from this reality.
The Colonial Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. How many World Heritage Sites have you been to?