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Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica esq Calle El Conde, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809 686 2303
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Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Chu Chu Colonial is a historical touristic train tour, you will discover...
Chu Chu Colonial is a historical touristic train tour, you will discover in 45 minutes 500 years of History, monuments, churches, parks and colonial houses. Our schedule is from 09:00AM to 05:00PM every day.
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Very informative historical tour

The tour last about 45 minutes and it provides very good information of important landmarks in the old city. The employees are very courteous and friendly. The train ride is a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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English first
Tampere, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A fun way to go around the old town, nice atmosphere in the chu chu with great music and great guide!

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Raymore, Sask. Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We didn't want to be a part of the big groups of tourists so we decided to go on our own and at our pace. The Chu Chu Train was excellent. In the front car there where Spanish speaking people with a Spanish guide and in the second car with us there where french speaking folks in the back with... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This chu chu train is too short in my opinion but at least they have something for starters. It could be more informative and a little longer than the 15 minutes ride.

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new york
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I must say I was a little excited to go on the chu chu train and forced my husband to along with me on the ride. To be honest this ride is actually silly. You are divided on separate parts of the car depending on your language preference. After, they have a handheld speaker that narrates all the buildings and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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357 reviews 357 reviews
51 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good way to see a couple of the main attractions in the colonial zone. The audio narration was good although this was augmented by a local guide who was mostly unintelligible. For $12 it was an ok way to spend 30min.

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15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The tour last about 45 minutes and it provides very good information of important landmarks in the old city. The employees are very courteous and friendly. The train ride is a bit overpriced but if you are interested in viewing the old city in a short amount of time it is the best way to do it.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We rode the Chu Chu as part of a Santo Domingo Excursion. It was nice to travel the Santo domingo Streets and listen to the guide narrate some important events, land marks etc. After a long day it was fun to just seat and enjoy the trip!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I liked that it went through the most beautiful part of the Colonial Sector. It 's comfortable. The ride did't finish fast. It takes like an hour to go back. I had a good time. Hope you enjoy it as well.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

in this train you can see all the attractions in the Colonial Zone without walking around in the heat, and everything will be explained.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took Chu Chu Colonial as part of Day Trip excursion by Nexus Tours. We had Spanish speakers in our group, but the majority was English speakers. They gave one wagon for 6 persons Spanish speakers and another wagon to around 25 persons English speakers. We found it so cramped, really uncomfortable. There were no space at all and everybody... More 

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