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Runners Adventures

Bavaro, Punta Cana 23201, Dominican Republic
+1 829-599-0621
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Higuey City Tour from Punta Cana
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Join us; we’ll discover the most hidden corner of a mystifying Caribbean metropolis. Follow us as we unearth fascinating cultural treasures in the first city of the New World.We will visit the Higüey Basilica, the most important religious monument on the island. A distinct structure in the form of a Latin crux; walk through its gaudy bronze main entrance plated in 24 carat gold. Its interiors safeguard a painting portraying an image of the Virgin of Altagracia, the spiritual mother of the Dominican people, finished in gold and gemstones. Built in the fifteenth century, the edifice is 33.5 cm. long, and 45 cm. in height.We will hail to an indigenous settlement found to the East of the island, founded on the epoch Christopher Columbus first arrived on the island. Arcane traditions held by the inhabitants of Higüey are deeply-rooted in the Cross of Forgiveness sanctuary, located next to the church adjacent to the park. Strolling down Main Street’s narrow paths, we make our way to St. Dionysius church. Its concrete foothold has withstood the inclemency of the weather, and is sustained by a sober vaulted ceiling nave, comprising five archways of eye-catching beauty and sophisticated simplicity. Making our way across Hiigüey’s agricultural market, we will get a better appreciation for the everydayness of rural life, astray from the hustle and bustle of passerby traffic.While at the Cigar Museum we will go hand in hand with master craftsmen, learning the proper way of rolling a cigar. We will visit an amber and larimar museum, minerals that abound on the island.
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Bavaro, Punta Cana 23201, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this excursion. It was new for my son and I and a nice trip away from the resort. We got to see the country life, took a ride through the mountain, my son did a free fall jump, we saw how cigars...More

Thank Victoria J
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went on several excursions during our trip to punta cana - snorkeling, booze cruises, night clubs, ziplining, water holes, waterfalls, etc - but this ended up being my personal favorite, because it gives you a break from that typical resort life that you can...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Several things were not explained to us when we booked this tour, including the length of the tour and what activities were included. We were told we would tour a small farming community, a rum, cigar, cocoa, and coffee plantation followed by lunch. Once we...More

Thank JodyD2
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I liked this tour although neither my husband or I are Catholic. The engineering and design of the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, and the fact that the Parish Church of San Dionisio in Higüey was almost 500 years old was fascinating. The...More

Thank Kash W
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our family attended this Higuey City tour and it turned out to be disappointing and boring. The pick-up was the most time wasting thing. We were picked up from our hotel on time however, they were picking up guests from other hotels as well so...More

Thank weatherlovely
Runners A, E-Marketing Manager at Runners Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Dear weatherlovely, Thanks for taking your time on giving us some feedback about our Higuey City Tour. Since you booked a tour & pick up is a must for all of our clients that book our tours day by day, that is something that can...More

Reviewed 16 May 2016

I am so glad that we booked this excursion! The pickup was on time, and there were only 4 other people on the excursion with us (2 of them were friends of ours). Our tour guide was Nacho - he was so funny and an...More

Thank cindy9178
Runners A, E-Marketing at Runners Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Dear Cindy9178, We want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor Community. We are very happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed our Higuey Tour and that you would recommend our service to future visitors. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 January 2016

This was a half-day trip with a very experienced and knowledgeable guide who pointed out lots of interesting things and had answers to all reasonable questions you could ask. Toward the end you do a quick walk through the market: if you have a weak...More

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Apolinar H, Public Relations Manager at Runners Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2016

Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor and choosing us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. at Higuey. Thanks for recognizing the effort of our staff, they always try to give...More

Reviewed 15 July 2015

The Higuey City Tour was a half-day tour that was very enjoyable. We visited the the Basilica and the original Cathedral. We drove past the market, and would have enjoyed being able to stop and walk through that. I think that may have been something...More

Thank Kburk007
gabbadelgado1, Social Media Manager at Runners Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

We are so pleased to read what a great experience you had on our Tour. And more importantly, that you were able to feel and see the real Dominican Republic! Thank you very much for your recommendation and lovely review. Best regards, Runners Adventure Team.

Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great tour! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and the tour of the city was very informative. It was extremely eye opening to see how the people of the Dominican Republic live, and what the markets are like.

Thank Aquarius695
gabbadelgado1, Social Media Manager at Runners Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

We are so pleased to read what a great experience you had on our Tour. And more importantly, that you were able to feel and see the real Dominican Republic! Thank you very much for your recommendation and lovely review. Best regards, Runners Adventure Team.

Reviewed 11 March 2015

The cathedral there also going around the market, seeing the locals and where they shop and how they live

1  Thank sheringham620
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Response from Runners A | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for contacting us! Higuey tour run on Thursdays. Regards,
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