- Round-trip transportation from your Amber Cove cruise ship terminal in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic!
- Air-conditioned sightseeing shore sightseeing excursion vehicles (van or minibus according to the number of participants)!
- English-speaking, local certified Puerto Plata shore excursion guide!
- Guests will visit and view Mt. Isabel de Torres, Fort San Felipe, and Independence Plaza!
- Cable car ride at Mount Isabella!
- Complementary rum punch, and bottled water throughout the shore excursion!
Get ready for a day of spectacular sightseeing including an ascent to the summit of Mount Isabela de Torres. Then ride the Caribbean's only cable car for the scenic descent with incredible views. You'll also have the opportunity to see a historic fortress built in the 16th century and Parque Independencia where you can take a walk through the Cathedral. In addition to all this, the guide will provide beverages throughout the excursion including rum punch, local beer, sodas, or bottled water for your convenience. This is a day you're likely to never forget.
Start this Amber Cove highlights sightseeing excursion adventure by meeting your welcome team just outside the Amber Cove Cruise Center's main gate. Then your English-speaking Amber Cove sightseeing shore excursion guide will escort you to your air-conditioned van, or mini-bus, for a 40-minute picturesque drive that will be fully narrated.
The summit of Mount Isabela de Torres will take you 2,555 feet above sea level. You will board the Caribbean's only cable car for a 15-minute slow ride to the top. This cable car system was inaugurated in 1975 and can carry 17 people. It is moved by an electric hydraulic system, conducted by a central operator situated at the base station. This small train is welcoming, with protective glass walls, and offers the visitor a panoramic view of the city descending from the hill including a garden with 215 features. You will have time at the top to explore a bit with your guide. See the beautifully kept gardens and a representation of the Christ the Redeemer Statue, which is an exact replica of the one in Rio de Janeiro, although a bit smaller. Then you will enjoy the scenic sightseeing ride back down.
Next, you'll take a 20-minute drive to Fort San Felipe, which is a historic Spanish fortress that was built in 1577 to protect the city of Puerto Plata from pirates and other marauders. Here at the oldest surviving structure, your knowledgeable guide will provide historical facts and its interesting background. You'll enjoy a short photo op.
At the end of this Amber Cove shore excursion, your transportation will take you for a 10-minute ride to Parque Independencia where you will receive information about Victorian architecture. Enter the impressive Cathedral and enjoy more photo opportunities. Your total time at Parque Independencia will be 30 minutes. At this point, you'll board your transportation for a 30-minute drive back to your Amber Cove cruise ship terminal.