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Higuey City Tour by Runners Adventures

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Address: Carretera Veron - Bavaro Km. 2 1/2, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23201, Dominican Republic
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Join us; we’ll discover the most hidden corner of a mystifying Caribbean...

Join us; we’ll discover the most hidden corner of a mystifying Caribbean metropolis. Follow us as we unearth fascinating cultural treasures in the first city of the New World.We will visit the Higüey Basilica, the most important religious monument on the island. A distinct structure in the form of a Latin crux; walk through its gaudy bronze main entrance plated in 24 carat gold. Its interiors safeguard a painting portraying an image of the Virgin of Altagracia, the spiritual mother of the Dominican people, finished in gold and gemstones. Built in the fifteenth century, the edifice is 33.5 cm. long, and 45 cm. in height.We will hail to an indigenous settlement found to the East of the island, founded on the epoch Christopher Columbus first arrived on the island. Arcane traditions held by the inhabitants of Higüey are deeply-rooted in the Cross of Forgiveness sanctuary, located next to the church adjacent to the park. Strolling down Main Street’s narrow paths, we make our way to St. Dionysius church. Its concrete foothold has withstood the inclemency of the weather, and is sustained by a sober vaulted ceiling nave, comprising five archways of eye-catching beauty and sophisticated simplicity. Making our way across Hiigüey’s agricultural market, we will get a better appreciation for the everydayness of rural life, astray from the hustle and bustle of passerby traffic.While at the Cigar Museum we will go hand in hand with master craftsmen, learning the proper way of rolling a cigar. We will visit an amber and larimar museum, minerals that abound on the island.

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I liked this tour although neither my husband or I are Catholic. The engineering and design of the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, and the fact that the Parish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Several things were not explained to us when we booked this tour, including the length of the tour and what activities were included. We were told we would tour a small farming community, a rum, cigar, cocoa, and coffee plantation followed by lunch. Once we were on the tour we were told we would be going horseback riding, which we... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I liked this tour although neither my husband or I are Catholic. The engineering and design of the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, and the fact that the Parish Church of San Dionisio in Higüey was almost 500 years old was fascinating. The market was a little scary but only because it was different, real and not the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our family attended this Higuey City tour and it turned out to be disappointing and boring. The pick-up was the most time wasting thing. We were picked up from our hotel on time however, they were picking up guests from other hotels as well so we basically sit in the car for an hour just waiting to get all guested... More 

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Runners A, E-Marketing Manager at Higuey City Tour by Runners Adventures, responded to this review

Dear weatherlovely, Thanks for taking your time on giving us some feedback about our Higuey City Tour. Since you booked a tour & pick up is a must for all of our clients that book our tours day by day, that is something that can only be avoided by buying a private tour the next time. Our guides are supposed... More 

new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I am so glad that we booked this excursion! The pickup was on time, and there were only 4 other people on the excursion with us (2 of them were friends of ours). Our tour guide was Nacho - he was so funny and an excellent guide. First they drove us to the Basilica where we were able to go... More 

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Runners A, E-Marketing at Higuey City Tour by Runners Adventures, responded to this review

Dear Cindy9178, We want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor Community. We are very happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed our Higuey Tour and that you would recommend our service to future visitors. Thank you for your valuable recommendations towards the improvement of our services as well. We look... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This was a half-day trip with a very experienced and knowledgeable guide who pointed out lots of interesting things and had answers to all reasonable questions you could ask. Toward the end you do a quick walk through the market: if you have a weak stomach, stay in the van. There's raw meat and poultry sitting out in the open,... More 

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Apolinar H, Public Relations Manager at Higuey City Tour by Runners Adventures, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor and choosing us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. at Higuey. Thanks for recognizing the effort of our staff, they always try to give the best experience to our visitors. We cordially invite you to connect with us on... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

The Higuey City Tour was a half-day tour that was very enjoyable. We visited the the Basilica and the original Cathedral. We drove past the market, and would have enjoyed being able to stop and walk through that. I think that may have been something that we would have done if it was an all day tour. The cigar factory... More 

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gabbadelgado1, Social Media Manager at Higuey City Tour by Runners Adventures, responded to this review

We are so pleased to read what a great experience you had on our Tour. And more importantly, that you were able to feel and see the real Dominican Republic! Thank you very much for your recommendation and lovely review. Best regards, Runners Adventure Team. More 

Lebanon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great tour! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and the tour of the city was very informative. It was extremely eye opening to see how the people of the Dominican Republic live, and what the markets are like.

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gabbadelgado1, Social Media Manager at Higuey City Tour by Runners Adventures, responded to this review

We are so pleased to read what a great experience you had on our Tour. And more importantly, that you were able to feel and see the real Dominican Republic! Thank you very much for your recommendation and lovely review. Best regards, Runners Adventure Team. More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

The cathedral there also going around the market, seeing the locals and where they shop and how they live

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

My whole family and I took a tour with Ricardo through the city of Higuey. The whole tour just gives you a feel for life outside of the US. At the very beginning of the tour we headed up into the mountains which was unbelievably beautiful. We went into one of the farmers homes and really got to see how... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

We visited the Roman Catholic Church in Higuey City, very impressive. The architecture was very beautifully done. The tour guide did an excellent job talking in English, Spanish and German. Got a great impression of how the Dominican people lived.

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