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Private Amber Cove Highlights and History

From $54.00/person to $399.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 17 guests maximum. Groups with more than 17 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
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Private Amber Cove Highlights and History

Take advantage of this private tour while on this beautiful island to not only sightsee but gain insight into the rich and storied history of this picturesque place.

You will be greeted by your friendly, local host directly outside the cruise center main-gate where you will find your private, comfortable vehicle waiting for you to whisk you away on your private tour the highest point on the north coast, Mount Isabela de Torres.

Your guide will provide you with historical, cultural and geographic information as you make your way around the island. Puerto Plata became a staging point for galleons heading back to Spain until the early 1600s when pirates became a problem.

Once you have arrived at Mount Isabel de Torres, discover the mountain top is flanked by a giant statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the province's iconic landmarks, standing 793 meters (2,600 feet) above Puerto Plata and similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You will stroll the well-appointed gardens and enjoy the many photo opportunities including the statue located at the peak. A visit allows for breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, mountains and Puerto Plata, while also enjoying refreshing breezes, and the beautiful surrounding of tropical gardens. Mt. Isabel de Torres has been declared a protected Nature Reserve due to the great variety of wildlife and flora.

Next, make your way to the historic district featuring neo-classic and Victorian architecture. The Neoclassical and Victorian-style houses from the late 19th century give downtown Puerto Plata its unmistakable charm. A campaign to improve signage is helping tourists discover the leading historical monuments in Puerto Plata, especially in and around the main square, including the San Felipe Cathedral, the Club de Comercio, Ayuntamiento, Club Fe en el Porvenir and the central gazebo.

You will also make photo stops at the Neptune Statue and Ft. San Felipe as well as visit the lovely Luperon Home and Museum and the Cathedral in the historic center. The city's old colonial-era center is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artifacts. One of the most important colonial military structures in the Caribbean turned museum, built by Spaniards in the 16th century to defend the DR's north coast from pirates. The fort still holds the original canons facing the Atlantic, ancient weapons, and numerous hidden chambers.

You will then be returned to the port area and your waiting ship all while in style and comfort.

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 17 passengers maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 1 Review Review This Tour
5 StarsFirst Time in DRApril 10, 2019

Reviewer: Ekaterina Miner
Amber Cove is a hike from the ship to pick up location, but it is flat & level and instructions were clear, so even someone as out of shape as I am can make it no trouble. When we arrived we were immediately taken care of even though we were early and our van wasn't there yet, there was great communication and we were never in doubt about our choice of excursions. (we were even given a bottle of water while we waited as the it was hot day - Carnival excursions could learn from these guys!) Our Van soon arrived and we met Francisco and our driver. They were amazing, we toured around more sites then I can remember, always with interesting and often humorous commentary. Francisco seemed to know all the right people, getting us in through the out door, avoiding lines and crowds while immersing us in his history, culture and spectacular views, always ready to answer our questions while driving through the country side. A big thanks for the wonderful hospitality (and the beer!)

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