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Chu Chu Colonial

Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica esq Calle El Conde, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809 686 2303
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Ranked #116 of 425 things to do in Santo Domingo
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: Chu Chu Colonial is a historical touristic train tour, you will discover in 45 minutes 500 years of...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: 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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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
new york
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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341 reviews 341 reviews
51 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
26 reviews 26 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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Camberley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Despite not usually enjoying this type of activity it was actually quite pleasant and we got to see a lot of the city in a very short space of time. Would recommend doing early so you get your bearings around the city. One of the street dogs followed us enthusiastically the whole way round and the locals seem pleased to... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Enjoy the old fashioned chu-chu you enjoy in so many parks in the U.S. while touring Colonial Santo Domingo. The cost is nominal and drivers thoroughly versed on the history and points of interest. Enjoy!

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North Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A relaxing way to view the historic colonial zone in Santo Domingo. At just 500 RD, it was really inexpensive... Too bad I don't understand a word of Spanish... will have to ride it again with a translator guide next time.

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