Combine visits to two must-see attractions—Altos de Chavon and Saona Island—on this single tour from Punta Cana. Explore Altos de Chavon, a recreated 16th-century Mediterranean village on the Chavon River, snapping photos and learning about its provenance. Then step aboard a catamaran for the cruise to the idyllic Saona Island, where you will relax and soak up the sun. Open bar with unlimited drinks as well as a barbecue buffet lunch are included.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
National Park fees
Professional art historian guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What to Expect
Altos de Chavon You first stop will be at the famous Altos de Chavon village - a captivating, man-made architectural wonder. The town is a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavon River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa´s direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail was hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the inauguration celebrated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater.
Catamaran Trip Feel the breeze and enjoy marvellous views of the Caribbean sea on board the catamaran that will take you to the Saona island.
Saona Island Swim and snorkel in the crystal turquoise waters, chill on the white beach, drink coconut water, buy local souvenirs and feel yourself like a star on the Saona Island! Here you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, that has been chosen on many occasions by filmmakers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical desert island setting for their film or advertisement.