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Puerto Plata City Tour

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  • Explore Puerto Plata without getting lost with a guide
  • Travel between highlights of Puerto Plata with ease
  • Buffet-style lunch, soft drinks, and bottled water included
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Puerto Plata City Tour
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Puerto Plata City Tour
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Overview
Explore the highlights of Puerto Plata in one day on this city tour, a great choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll explore the historic Fortress of San Felipe, tour the Brugal Rum Distillery, visit the Amber Museum, taste hand-crafted chocolates at the Del Oro Chocolate Factory, and ride a cable car to the top of Mount Isabel. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
The city of Puerto Plata is lined by an oceanfront boulevard (Malecon) known for its open-air restaurants, shops, and nightlife. This is a scenic area to explore and enjoy Dominican culture. Right at the very end of the seafront you will see the massive stone walls of The Fortress of San Felipe, the oldest military fortification in the Americas. We will enter the fort and discovery a time of pirates, cannons, battles and conquistadors of long ago!
Next stop is to the real heart of Puerto Plata as we stroll around the famous Central park. This is surrounded by original Victorian gingerbread houses, museums and the picturesque Cathedral Iglesia San Felipe. In the center stands the stunning Victorian Bandstand. Just off Central park the wonderful Amber Museum is located. Located on the second floor of a Victorian mansion, the Amber Museum is perhaps one of Puerto Plata’s best known tourist attractions and features collections of fossilized resin (Amber), some of which contain remarkably preserved specimens dating back thousands of years. At The Brugal Rum Distillery you will be escorted inside the huge distillery which produces about a million and a half liters of white and dark rum each year. Of course, you can buy slightly discounted rum by the liter, and really nice souvenirs.
We also make a stop at Puerto Plata’s answer to Willy Wonka as we visit the Del Oro chocolate factory! Smell, taste, eat and drink the wonderful hand crafted chocolate made from organic cocoa plants cultivated and grown right here on the north coast of the Dominican Republic!
We also visit the Cable Car (teleférico) located on the top of Mount Isabel (2555 feet or 855 meters above sea), the cable car offers you the most beautiful panoramic ocean views and surrounding areas of Puerto Plata. It is one of the most picturesque and impressive views that you will possibly see here during your stay. On top of the mountain you will find botanical gardens, a statue of Christ (similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), in addition, of course, to the breathtaking views of Puerto Plata and the surrounding ocean.
TIME FRAME
8:00 Hotel Pick up
8:40 Arrival at Brugal Factory
9:15 Arrival at Teleferico
11:00 Arrival at central park
12:00 Arrival at fortaleza sanfelipe
12:40 Arrival at chocolate factory
13:40 Lunch
14:40 Arrival at hotel
Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome Tour!

I booked this tour for my boyfriend and I...it didn't disappoint. Juan, our tour guide, and Jose, our driver were wonderful. Juan was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job explaining the history of the local sites and attractions. From the cable car ride and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Angela B
Reviewed October 28, 2018
CANCELLED TOUR WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE: DIDN'T BOTHER TO CONTACT ME OR MY MOTEL!

I was in Puerto Plata for a week, and thought I would take this tour to help me see some of the sights and attractions of the city. They were suppose to pick me up at my motel at a specified time. However, no one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Greg B
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

Sara and I had an amazing time with Carlos as our tour guide! The view from top of the mountain after the cable car ride was certainly worth it. Lunch was delicious(better than the resort food). Rum and chocolate factory were very good. Overall was...More

2  Thank Bob M
Reviewed October 4, 2018
City Tour A+++++

We were with Yoky and Juan as our tour guide and driver. We had a blast !! Yoky is Very familiar with all of the areas of the city, and did a great time of explaining the history and the features of all the attractions....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ralph T
Reviewed October 2, 2018
Beautiful City

This is a must see for the entire family. Beautiful and amazing. The history behind this place is spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank amandacintron100
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robertwM6836AG
November 15, 2018|
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Response from Sightsee757354 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the guide said the top of Isabelle de Torres mountain, is roughly 800 meters. If the cable car is full, like ours was, it took about 15 minutes, or so it seemed. It is well worth the trip. The views are incredible. Do... More
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eduardopF5953NY
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Sightsee757354 | Reviewed this property |
Hello fellow traveler. If you check the city tour on the internet, you can click on "more details" or a link like that. It tells you every hotel and resort it will pick you up at. If it is outside of Puerto Plata, there may... More
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Jonathan C
September 11, 2018|
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Is it best to buy ticket through Trip Advisor or can I purchase through the hotel that I am going to stay at?
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