We’re starting on a high for our first stop — 793 metres high to be exact! Hop on the cable car with your expert local guide and zoom to the summit of the Isabel de Torres mountain. The ride itself provides you with truly astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and Puerto Plata City, surrounded by lush green rainforest. This is a great way to get an overview of your surroundings (and snap a few epic pictures for your Instagram account!). Upon reaching the top, we’ll take a stroll through the dreamy cloud forest pathways and spend some time exploring this beautiful national park.
There’s even a Christ the Redeemer statue up here, Rio-style, so of course we’ll stop to toast Him with a local beer, touching the clouds with your hands as they pass by from time to time.
Back on sea level, we’ll hit up one of the best and most important rum factories on the island. You’ll learn about its fascinating history and the process to make the golden nectar before tasting five of our favourite varieties. If you weren’t already, you’ll definitely be in a good mood now!
From here we will head over to the stunning La Puntilla to enjoy dramatic sea views across the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll learn about the colonial history of the island at the San Felipe Fortress and take a short walk around the harbour, enjoying views of the Isabel the Torres mountain from the ground.
After that, we’ll move on to the historic district of Puerto Plata, where you will learn about the history and architecture of the city and discover the secrets to the laidback Dominican lifestyle.
We’ll then visit the Victorian house of one of our most prominent national heroes, where you will discover local history and what life was like for families during the Republican period.
Next up is a visit to a cigar factory where you'll learn about our most prized export, the cigar. Learn how the experts plant, harvest and select the best tobacco leaves to create and roll the finest Dominican cigars. Try one (if you wish) alongside the ever-popular Dominican national drink, Mamajuana, made with spices, honey, rum and red wine. It’s very moreish, trust us!
By now you will have worked up quite an appetite so to finish your introduction to the highlights of Puerto Plata, we’re going to treat you to a delicious Dominican-style lunch at one of the most charming family-owned small restaurants in the city. So not only will you experience the cultural and historic highlights of the city, but the foodie ones too!
Your tour will end with a freshly brewed coffee at a lovely Victorian house, which is a favourite of the locals. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in the Dominican Republic.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one bottle of water, cable car ticket, entrance to the museum, rum factory entrance, rum-tasting, one beer, one soda, Mamajuana tasting, Dominican-style lunch, one coffee.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide. We can also provide pick-up for an additional fee from Playa Dorada, Costambar and Puerto Plata city hotels. Please contact us after making your booking for rates.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: The Cable Car is under yearly deep maintenance. This will cause a change in our regular itinerary. To fill that visit we are adding a visit to the Cathedral, a stop at an artisan Ice Cream, a visit to an authentic Dominican Coffee shop, shopping time at the historical center, a visit to Puerto Plata malecón and Beach area. The other visits in the original itinerary will remain the same. The Cable Car will reopen on 1 August, 2019.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.