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Itinerary
Start your day of discovery at your Punta Cana hotel where you will be picked up by your friendly and professional guide. The first stop will be at Altos de Chavon. This captivating, man-made marvel is an architectural wonder. The town is a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa´s direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail was hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater.

Next, there will be a catamaran cruise to the beautiful Saona Island, a tropical island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, near the La Romana Province. It is a government protected nature reserve and a popular destination for tourists from all over the Dominican Republic, thousands of people arrive in fleets of catamarans and small motorboats every day. The Island is famous for the natural beauty of its beaches, and has been used on many occasions by filmmakers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical desert island setting for their film or product. On Saona Island you can relax on the beach, enjoy the crystalline waters or explore the tropical surrounds. Here you will find a one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean full of white sand, coconut palms and crystal clear turquoise waters.

After a bit of relaxation, enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch of typical Dominican fare. There will also be an open bar with local drinks. After the delicious lunch you will be returned to your Punta Cana hotel.
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Isla Saona
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Overview
Explore the remarkable Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island during this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through Altos de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavon River and frequently used as a film set. Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
Highlights
  • Explore the recreated 16th-century Mediterranean village, Altos de Chavon
  • Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar
  • Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Excursion for your buck. BUT LONG

This is a long excursion so do be prepared. Your pick up is 6-7am. A large tour bus takes you to alto De shavon, The scenery there is amazing of the river. its a quick small guide for about 45 min. Next the tour bus...More

8  Thank samantha1738
Reviewed 23 July 2018
I LOVE THIS PARTY BOAT

Their a speed boat ride to the island but before we got there we stopped at the Natural Swimming Pool and had a little party in the middle of the water. There was drinking and dancing and a lot of picture taking. We continued on...More

10  Thank awoodley
Reviewed 25 June 2018
AMAZING & MAGICAL ISLAND

Saona Island is the most magic place on earth, have never seen such crystal clear blue water anywhere. It is a great experience for beach lovers and families. We LOVED it ! Would highly recommend.

10  Thank 704mirelam
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Saona Island a Must See-This is a Full Day Trip

I had read about this excursion before the trip and knew if there was only one, this would be it. It is a Very long day, we left our hotel at 730a and returned 730p. We travelled by bus to a souvenir/bathroom break shop (same...More

15  Thank stargazerlilee
Reviewed 27 April 2018
One of the BEST Excursions we've EVER Done!

I cannot praise our guides enough! They were so funny, knowledgable & friendly. Altos de Chavon was so beautiful - like taking a stroll in a romantic movie that took place in "Little Italy". The "natural swimming pool" was breathtaking. The Dominican lunch was yummy....More

11  Thank kcleaver
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