Hispaniola Explorer VIP

Baseball at La Romana

Book this excursion with your villa coordinator or villa manager!

Spend an amazing day and explore the Dominican culture, history, religion and beautiful landscape. We’ll explore the cities of La Romana & Higuey and enjoy a beautiful river cruise on the Chavon River.

We’ll start by visiting the Fransisco A. Micheli baseball stadium in La Romana, home of the team Toros del Este, a team in the Dominican Winter League which has reached 4 championship series and has won the title in 1995 and 2011.

Our 2nd visit will take us to the luxury resort of Casa de Campo where we’ll explore the unique artisan village, Altos de Chavon, perhaps most famous for its large amphitheater where many stars like Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Elton John, Sting & the Police, Jennifer Lopez, etc. have performed. Altos de Chavon is a replica of a 16th Century Mediterranean village where you’ll also find several shops, museums, etc.

Afterwards, we’ll go down to the Chavon River where our riverboat will take us on a scenic cruise as we enjoy a delicious lunch with grilled lobster or chicken, rice, vegetables, salad, bread and red/white wine is served on board the river boat. Enjoy a nice meal as we cruise down the Chavon River with the beautiful mountains and lush landscape surrounding us. This river has been used in several Hollywood movies, e.g. Rambo II and Apocalypse Now. Please note that lobster will be substituted during the months of June – August as it’s prohibited to catch & eat lobster in the Dominican Republic during the reproductive season of “La Veda”.

After lunch we’ll visit a cigar factory where you’ll learn all about how tobacco is grown in the Dominican Republic and see how some of the world’s finest cigars are made by hand. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase cigars and other souvenirs here.

Finally, we’ll go to the city of Higuey (the 8th largest city in the Dominican Republic) to visit the most important Catholic church – the Cathedral La Altagracia.

Please note that this is not a private excursion.

River boat chavon

Duration: Full day, approx. 10 hours.

This excursion is available: Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

What is included:

  • Transportation throughout the day in an a/c bus.
  • English speaking tour guide throughout the day.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Lunch and drinks on the river boat.

What to wear and/or bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, mosquito repellent, sun lotion, sun glasses, a hat, camera and cash money for souvenirs.
  • In order to enter the Cathedral, you must cover your shoulders and knees.


  • Children are welcome and must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

Prices – per person:

  • Adults US$ 135
  • Children 3-12 years old: US$ 80

Prices do not include gratuities.


  • Wire transfer/deposit to Group Palmera Inc.’s bank account with Chase
  • Check sent to Group Palmera Inc. in Atlanta (prior to arrival ONLY)
  • Credit card + 3.6% fee (only embossed cards)
  • PayPal + 3% fee

Change of reservation and/or cancellation:

  • Reservations can be changed or cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the excursion with a full refund.
  • Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the excursion are not eligible for any refunds, unless a for medical reasons AND a medical certificate is presented.
  • Reservations cancelled by the excursion company e.g. due to weather will be refunded.


  • If you suffer from any medical conditions, disabilities or if you are pregnant, please consult with your villa coordinator or villa manager before booking this excursion.
  • This excursion may not be suitable for pregnant women or small children.
  • Please note that this is not a private excursion.
  • Prices and information are subject to change without prior notice!

Book this excursion with your villa coordinator or villa manager!

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