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Popular excursions in and around Punta Cana 

Ready to experience the riches of Punta Cana and beyond? The Excellence concierge desk is your go-to resource for booking popular excursions and guiding you to the area’s must-see attractions.

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El Carmen

If you’re ready to experience the wonders of Dominican Republic, here are some popular nearby excursions:

  • Sail to Catalina and Saona islands, quintessential beach getaways known for their world-class fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Tour Plantación Tropical, the Caribbean’s largest horticultural center, aviary and butterfly enclosure with dozens of rare and exotic species.
  • Spelunk through the most extensive cave system in the Caribbean where intrepid explorers can see artwork on the walls dating back thousands of years.
  • Search for the fountain of youth at the historic Ponce de Leon House and Museum, built more than 500 years ago, in the fishing town of Boca de Yuma.
  • Experience an architectural wonder at the artist community of Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 15th century Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River.
  • Shop for local crafts at an open-air market in the town of Higuey, one of the first areas to be settled by Spanish conquistadors, and visit its cathedral honoring the Patron Saint of the Dominican Republic.
  • Take a guided tour of Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park, a 1,500-acre private reserve, and hike its network of trails that snake along lagoons to glimpse endangered birds, reptiles and flora in their native habitats.
  • Sign up for an adrenalin-fueled safari on a buggy or open monster truck through tropical jungles and sugar cane fields.


Stop by the Excellence El Carmen concierge desk for full details.