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Top Excursions in Punta Cana You Should Take in 2024

Hoyo Azul in Punta Cana

Punta Cana has many sights worth visiting, for sure. These can surely make your vacation memorable and worthwhile. Here are the best seven excursions recommended to take while you’re there.

1. Cave Expedition at Hoyo Azul 

The Blue Hole is a special place within the heart of Punta Cana. Walking through the rainforest, you are welcomed by a cave filled with clear blue water. 

Learning about the flora and fauna surroundings is another addition to your trip. You are free to swim in the hole.

Ensure that you bring comfy shoes, as these Punta Cana Excursions will take some hiking. Water is also necessary. You will have about three hours in total, which provides enough time to enjoy your tour. Also, try and book an early tour or alternatively one in the afternoon. This will help you avoid big crowds and give you opportunities to take better photos.

2. Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

The Marinarium Cruise is the one you should take for a snorkeling session. You can swim with exotic fish and watch the coral reef. Marine Park Marinarium offers these experiences even if you are a complete beginner. 

You can swim with nurse sharks in a controlled environment during this cruise. A stop at a natural swimming pool, where you can have cocktails in the middle of the ocean, is included as well.

The cruise lasts around four hours, includes all snorkeling equipment, drinks, and snacks. On the boat, there is a sun deck and shaded areas. Life jackets are provided for you also, and the crew is always on hand for safety.

3. Zipline Adventure in Scape Park

Scape Park offers a thrilling ride on various ziplines while watching the surroundings from a high-above perspective. With as many as 12 lines available on these Punta Cana Excursions, the longest is 2000 feet – taking you on a ride above the trees.

Before starting, you of course get all the necessary info, guidelines, and safety briefing, finishing off with full gear needed to start the rides. A good tip will be to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. This tour includes transportation from your resort, necessary equipment, and a trip back. 

4. Horseback Riding on the Beach

Riding horses on a beach? This is actually possible in Punta Cana. If you are an experienced horseback rider, you will have a new appreciation of these creatures. And, should you be new to this venture, the guides will help you out and make sure you are enjoying yourself as much as the pros. You are welcome at the local ranch to learn more about how the horses are raised. 

This takes about two hours and all necessary equipment is provided. Wear long pants for a steady and more comfortable ride.

5. Dominican Countryside Buggy Adventure

Three hours of a crazy ride with buggies on the wild paths of Punta Cana. This is what is on the table. Riding into rural villages and all along the coast, seeing locals live out their life. These buggies are very comfy and easy to control, but still, guides will lead you everywhere to stay on the right path. 

You will get dirty, so prepare. Clothes that are casual but comfortable are the best solution, and take a bandana for covering your nose and mouth.

6. Saona Island Catamaran Cruise

This catamaran cruise offers a day in the most stunning place of the Caribbean. You can relax on the beach, swim, and see the local village. The cruise also includes a lunch with an open bar.

The cruise lasts approximately eight hours. Transportation to and from your hotel is in the price. Catamaran offers a sun deck and shaded areas to choose which you prefer.

7. Monkeyland and Plantation Safari

Get up close and personal with monkeys! A monkey sanctuary has a large family of squirrel monkeys. They are friendly and enjoy interacting with visitors.

You will visit a traditional plantation, learning about coffee, cocoa, and tropic fruit production. This excursion is perfect for families.

The tour takes about five hours and includes transportation to and from your resort. Guides will provide information about the monkeys and the plantation. Wearing comfortable clothing and shoes will be most helpful, as there is walking involved. 

With these suggestions, you are bound to have an epic holiday. Take a look at the pictures and descriptions online, and get a feeling of what it was like for others. That way, you can choose the best options for your tours and book your spots on them on time. For every taste there is an option, some of them include all.

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