If you are in Punta Cana and want to see the real Dominican Republic, this is the tour for you. Discover the city of Higuey from the cultural side. Get immersed into the arts and traditions of the Dominican Republic visiting the most representative places of the Dominican culture in the country. We start our walk at Basilica de Higuey, the most important pilgrimage center of the country. Then walk through the noisy neighborhoods and learn about local lifestyle. Visit a leather workshop where you and learn about this ancestral tradition of Higuey. Visit a small cigar factory and learn about the process into making a fine handmade cigar, here you will have the opportunity to roll your own cigar by the hand of an expert! Our walk will take us to a traditional paintings workshop and learn about the dominican and haitian lifestyle through the art . Then prepare to be like being part of a National Geographic documental with the visit of the local farmers market. Finally by the end of the experience you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dominican food at our favorite family owned restaurant of the city. The best part is that you can get your gifts at local factory price!
I'm the founder of Rincones de Mi País, and one of the few certified guides specialized in culture and nature in DR. I've travelled extensively around the country and know the best corners of this island for nature, culture and adventure. As a traveller I know how good is to be treated as a friend in another country. My friends Francis, Yendel, Luis and I want to introduce you into the best of Higuey and Punta Cana from the inside.
Dominican Traditional lunch
Cathedral Basilica de Higuey. Local leather workshop, local cigar factory, local painting workshop, local Mamajuana house. Local family restaurant.
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