La Altagracia & La Romana

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Another excursion to Dominican attractions is Altos de Chavon, which is also known as The city of Arts, Rio Chavon, the location of Apocalipto Now and Rambo II, Tabacalera de Garcia with the biggest cigar company in the world where 5000 workers produce the most famous cigars such as Don Diego, Romeo y Julieta and Monte Cristo.

Excursion La Altagracia & La Romana


This tour is available to guests of hotels in Punta Cana, Bavaro and Bayahibe.


La Altagracia


Its name comes from the presence of the Basilica of Our Lady of La Altagracia. The capital of this province is Higuey. Currently, the main economic activity is tourism that has shifted from activities such as agriculture (sugar cane, citrus) and livestock (especially cattle, both dairy and meat). It is the largest province of the country, you can see the biggest tourism development, the most important destinations for tourists like Bavaro – Punta Cana, Bayahibe, Boca de Yuma (with fishing tournaments and cock fights). Higuey, the Basilica of Our Lady of La Altagracia, is the only place of pilgrimage for Dominicans and foreigners, especially Haitians.


La Romana


It is also one of the most important tourist centres in the Dominican Republic. In La Romana there are major tourist hotels, among them the most famous is Casa de Campo. We can find the houses owned by the richest people in the world. This province also has Altos de Chavon, which is another attraction of the area with its stone construction gives it a colonial atmosphere and offer a characteristic feeling and attractions for foreigners coming here. Altos de Chavon Art School offers art and design the most prestigious in the Caribbean, this school of design has an affiliation with Parsons School of Design in New York. This province was created from the division of the province of La Altagracia in 1968.


Altagracia trip description:


The tour begins with a visit to the premises of the Tabacalera de Garcia, the largest cigar factory in the world, with over 4.300 employees. Here you can see the proud work of the most experienced craftsmen in the tobacco industry, making the most famous handmade brands in the world (Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, Montecristo, Don Diego, Playboy and Trinidad). Leaving the tobacco factory, our journey continues to Casa de Campo, Altos de Chavon, a village of ancient Mediterranean style, built above the Chavon River. It is also known as the coral city. It hosts a cultural centre, the National Archaeological Museum, and the so-called City of Artists. It also has an amphitheatre that hosts musical performances with world-famous artists, the first concert was held with Frank Sinatra and Carlos Santana. When you visit Altos de Chavon your first thought is that it is a very old city, so it seems on its cobbled streets and houses appear to have at least 400 years as it has all the appearance of a medieval city, but it was only in 1976 is when its construction began. The American businessman Charles Bludhorn, the owner of Werner Bros took advantage of thousands of tons of stone that came from blowing up a mountain to build the buildings, squares, church and amphitheatre. Some say that it was a birthday present for the businessman’s daughter.

The Archaeological Museum of Altos de Chavon has more than 30,000 archaeological pieces about the Taino Indian people’s lives. Our last stop is Boca de Yuma, where we will have lunch with fish, and then finish our tour with a visit to the Basilica of Higuey and then return to our hotels











Pick up in the hotel reception between 6:30 and 7:30 am. Return to the hotel: 5:30 pm.



Pick up the reception: between 8:30 and 9:00 am. Return to the hotel: 4:00 pm


Price: 80 USD


The Price includes: bus, admission fees, meals


What to bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat / cap, camera, por pax.



–        The trip is available on each day of the week, except Sunday

–        English guided tours

–        For children under 3 is free, from 3 to 10 50% discount from the price