Higuey Tour with Macao Beach and Local Lunch

Sightseeing & CulturalLand & Adventure




More than 8 hours

This snapshot of Dominican life beyond the Coconut Coast has all the makings for a great day out.

A sugarcane plantation, a cigar-rolling demonstration and a blockbuster beach break are just some of the highlights. But the star turn of the day has got to be lunch in a local family's home. Like the island itself, Dominican cuisine has been influenced by Taino, Spanish and African flavours. There's even a hint of the Middle East in some dishes. You'll see, smell and taste a whole new side to our country.'

We kick off with early, with a trip to Higuey to see the famous Altagracia Basilica – a pilgrimage site because of its miraculous image of Our Lady. Then, make sure to have your camera at the ready as we take a scenic drive through rustic villages, on our way to the next stop – a coconut oil producer. You'll also visit a sugarcane plantation for a rum tasting session and watch a cigar-rolling demonstration with a master of his craft. After such a busy morning, you'll be ready for your lunch. Greeted by a Dominican family, you'll be welcomed into their home for a feast of typical dishes made with locally sourced produce. You'll also get to see the family's farm and coffee plantation, and taste freshly grown cocoa and fruit. We'll round the day of exploration with some time on Macao beach, where you can relax with a Cuba libre, swim or take enjoy some water sports.

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Local delicacy tasting
  • Transport
  • 4x4 tour
  • Guide
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft drinks

What to Bring

  • Bring a towel
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Bring biodegradable insect repellent

Important Information

  • Not suitable for expectant mothers or guests with back problems
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