EAT DRINK & BE MERRY
All Inclusive Amber Cove Puerto Plata Shore Excursion
The Best Of Puerto Plata City Tour!
Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princes Cruises, P&O Cruises, Costa, Azura Cruises, Aida and Cunard Ocean Line passengers arriving at Amber Cove in Puerto Plata!
Book this All Inclusive Best of Puerto Plata City Tour for a 5 hour uptown glimpse into Dominican life. From the time we pick you up in an air conditioned bus at Amber Cove until we return you to port, our friendly and knowledgeable guides will keep you entertained with Dominican history, folklore, great food, local rum drinks all day long and more!
Our first stop is Puerto Plata’s spectacular TELEFERICO (the only CABLE CAR in the Caribbean) revealing incredibly panoramic ocean and city views as you ascend to the summit of Mount Isabel, 2555 / 855 meters above sea level. At the top of the mountain you’ll find beautiful tropical gardens and a statue of Christ (a smaller replica of the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and of course, the breathtaking views of Puerto Plata and the Atlantic ocean. Duration approximately 90 minutes.
After riding the cable car back down the mountain we re-board the bus and head to RON MACORIX HOUSE OF RUM! Here you'll learn the history of how rum became the most important export of the island, how it is made and aged and then, you'll sample all the different flavors Macorix offers! Ask for seconds of the ones you like best!
From Macorix we'll take a quick drive down our beautiful Malecon Ocean Drive (and if there is time, make a quick stop at Fortaleza San Felipe) before heading to a vibrant courtyard cafe for lunch. When you book this tour, we’ll provide you with the menu ahead of time so we can pre-order your meal and drink selections. The food is delicious and the atmosphere simply relaxed and charming!
After lunch we’ll board the bus for a short ride to Puerto Plata's town square where we'll stop for a quick look at the Victorian architecture and then walk down the street to Espigon Cigars, an authentic cigar rolling factory and humidor! Here you’ll learn about the history of tobacco on the island, you'll roll your own cigar and sample more of our famous local rum and mamajuana!
But we're not done yet! In the Dominican Republic music is as important as the air we breathe and no visit to the island is complete until you've danced! Local "taxi” dancers will first dance for you and then, teach you a few basic steps and you'll Fiesta & Bachata like a Dominican with Dominicans until it’s time to return to the ship!
Full Tour Itinerary:
MEETING POINT: Pick up is from outside the MAIN GATE of the terminal entrance up by the highway. As ours is an INDEPENDENT tour, Carnival will not allow us to pick up inside the terminal. Once we receive your booking we will send you a receipt and confirmation including detailed instructions and a map of how to get to the meeting point. It takes approximately 12-15 minutes to walk there from the ship. We depart for Puerto Plata one hour after docking so please make your way to the meeting point as quickly as possible. We use private buses with A/C, not open trucks. Complimentary water, sodas and snacks available on board, some buses even have free Wifi.
Transportation to and from Amber Cove / Cable Car / Water / Alcoholic Beverages on the Bus / Lunch and 1 Alcoholic Beverage or Pop / 1 Cigar / Alcoholic Beverages at Rum and Cigar Factory. If desired, additional drinks are available for purchase at the restaurant.
Who Can Go: Open to all ages
Price: $89/Adult $79/Child under 12
Children must be accompanied by an adult
NOTE: This tour needs a minimum of 4 Adults booked to operate. Should we not get the minimum number booked you will be contacted 72 hours prior to the tour with an option to join another excursion or get a full refund.
What to Bring:
Flat shoes suitable for walking on uneven sidewalks. No high heels please. Cash if you think you might want to purchase souvenirs or additional drinks.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If a ship docks too late to run the tour or does not come into port at all we offer a full refund. If for some reason the tour is running late due to disembarking or cable car delays we will shorten the time at one of the stops to ensure your return to the ship in plenty of time for your sailing.