We’ll start our food-filled day with energising tropical fruit from a local vendor with the biggest smile in town! The fruit will depend on what’s in season but prepare to be amazed by its exotic flavours and colours. As we eat, your guide will tell you about the typical Dominican fruit breakfast that locals love.
From here, we’ll head over to a delightful community project that produces organic cocoa products, supporting the female workers that are employed there. Here you'll learn about cocoa farming and about the processes that go into making fine organic chocolate, which you will, of course, get to try! You will be equally amazed by the delicious fruit wines they make here too and we thoroughly recommend trying the two together; chocolate and wine is an excellent pairing after all! There are plenty of products here to buy too, all at great prices. They can make wonderful souvenirs or gifts for friends and loved ones.
We’ll continue on to stop at a traditional street food stop that is close to the hearts of many Dominicans: the chicharronera. It’s located in a very rustic place with plenty of atmosphere and here you will sample pork crackling, dried salty pork meat and our Dominican sausage, known as longaniza accompanied by casabe (otherwise known as kassava bread) and a cooling local beer.
After that we’ll take you to try some fresh cheese of the region, including a sample of the oldest and most traditional cheese of the country. We will pair queso de hojas (string cheese) with a much adored molasses bonbon treat, a sweet combination of sugar cane molasses and wheat flour. It’s a combo that’s bound to please cheese fans!
Our food tour will then take us to a popular town that’s well-known for its illustrious seafood restaurants that prepare the fish in the typical Dominican style. We will visit our favourite restaurant and taste a variety of lip-smacking seafood dishes, all of which feature the secret seasoning that Dominican locals love!
After a delicious lunch, we’ll make our way back to Puerto Plata, ending up in the bustling Malecon area, where you can enjoy some much needed relaxation time on the beautiful beach or you could choose to continue your adventure and explore the area. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, public transport, food and drink samples: exotic fruit of the season such as banana, sour sap, sugarcane or papaya, fruit wine tasting, organic chocolate tasting, 3 types of cheese tasting, 1 molasses bonbon, longaniza sausage, pork crackling and dry pork meat with cassava bread, Dominican beer, typical seafood lunch such as arroz con mariscos (rice and sea food), conch vinaigrette, fried plantains, fried sweet potato and fried ripe plantain.
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 booking for transfer 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: At the meeting point, please look out for your guide who will be wearing a red Urban Adventures’ branded t-shirt. We can’t take responsibility if you take a tour with a guide who is not from Urban Adventures
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.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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