• Port

    La Romana

  • Level of difficulties


  • Type

    Sightseeing, Drink included

  • Price



  • Duration in hours


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Description A boat ride along the waters of the Chavón river with its fantastic scenery followed by a visit to the quirky village of Altos de Chavón.

What we will see
  • Boat Ride
  • Chavón river
  • Altos de Chavón: Greco-Roman amphitheatre, Design schools, Artistic citadel, Corazón a Corazón foundation

What we will do
  • Our excursion starts with a lovely cruise along the Chavón river, location of many films such as “Apocalypse Now”, and during which we enjoy fantastic unforgettable views.
  • We disembark to visit Altos de Chavón, a peculiar reconstruction of an ancient Mediterranean village built along the river. Its unique architecture immediately catches our eye, as its buildings resemble those of a typical Italian Medieval town.
  • The village also boasts a large Greco-Roman amphitheatre inaugurated in 1982 with a Frank Sinatra and Carlos Santana concert.
  • In a village characterised by such an artistic spirit, a Design school is a must. The one in Altos de Chavón is affiliated to the Parsons School of Design in New York as well as other design schools in France and Japan.
  • We wander around the roads of the famous artistic citadel where, after a bit of shopping, we can admire the Taino exhibition in the Pre-Columbian archaeological museum.
  • We visit the Corazón a Corazón foundation, a non-governmental organisation that teaches arts and crafts to children and young people from the Benerito, Padre Nuestro and Bayahibe villages to make them competitive on the market. Naturally, we can purchase paintings, jewellery and various crafts before heading back to the port.

What you need to know
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
  • This excursion includes long walks along cobbled roads.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • There is limited availability of English speaking guides.?