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Amber Cove Puerto Plata City Highlights Sightseeing and Cable Car Ride Excursion

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic (Excursion ID S2660)

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  • Duration
    4 hours 30 min
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  • Minimum Age
    8 Years Old
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  • 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.

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Amber Cove Puerto Plata City Highlights Sightseeing and Cable Car Ride Excursion Reviews

Join us for an Amber Cove sightseeing shore excursion day of discovery! Entertaining and fun shore excursion of Puerto Plata cruise port. From the highest point of the city to the Victorian-era district. Enjoy the open bar along the sightseeing excursion too!


13 Reviews

Good tour, great views
     4/5  (Visited on January 2023)
Our cruise ship arrived early and they were waiting at the exit of the port. Unfortunately not everyone arrived on time so we waited an extra 20 minutes for the stragglers. We also had 3 different tours on our tour bus and the other 2 tours were dropped off along the way. Be aware we were required to pay cash and could use a charge card. We drove to the top of Mt. Isabel and rode the cable car down to save time waiting in line. The stop at Fort San Felipe was only 10-15 minutes and Independence Plaza was about 20 minutes. Although they advertise an open bar there was only rum punch and bottled water; no local beer or sodas. The clouds cleared and we had amazing views from Mt. Isabel. This tour is a great way to see the island in a short time.
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Highly Recommended
     5/5  (Visited on July 2022)
This is a must thing to do if you are going to Puerto Plata; our guide is very nice and informative. We learned a lot about their culture. I will give this tour a perfect 10.
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Bedminster, New Jersey, US
Best Tour
     5/5  (Visited on December 2022)
Alex was our guide and we squeezed in a National park, monument, cable car, beach and shopping. He and the driver (Perfecto) were worth the short walk outside the port to meet them. I like the smaller tours. There is no way a bus would ever make it up that mountain.
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Fort Myers, Florida
Awesome views!
     5/5  (Visited on March 2020)
This is a small & nice cruise port, people are very friendly. We took the city sightseeing and cable car ride. The cable car ride was both thrilling and amazing with wonderful views and beautiful gardens. We visited the fort, the statue of Christ and the main plaza. The guide was very knowledgable and friendly offering drinks along our way. When returned aboard the ship I found the exact same excursion offered by the cruise line at a higher price for the same quality of tour. I definitely, will use you for our future trips.
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Norborne, MO
Highly Recommend
     5/5  (Visited on February 2020)
Four of us took this trip and all highly recommend. Milton was a great tour guide and we learned so much about Dominican Republic. I need to add that our driver was also fantastic and so professional, he would hurry to get to the door to help everyone out. The cable car was worth the whole experience, but the whole trip was so worth it. Just FYI, the port is Carnival owned so you will have to walk out of the port a little ways to get to the bus. This excursion is for any age, and worth every penny.
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North Carolina
Best tour Puerto Plata
     5/5  (Visited on October 2019)
The tour was amazing from the start. My tour guide Winston was very knowledge worthy. The passion for his country made the tour exciting. He was always in control with a cool demeanor. Winston knew where to take us and bought us fruit to sample. The best part of the tour was the breath taking cable car ride! The price was worth every dollar. My only suggestion is to have shuttles inside the immediate port area. I will visit again. Thank you Winston and Shore Excursioneer Team.
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The Dominican Republic at its finest
     5/5  (Visited on February 2019)
We were lucky to get Victor and "Bas" as our guide and driver. Victor was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the areas, culture, and all the ins and outs of the tourist traps. He kept everything flowing and was never boring. His presentation was done in English and we had no trouble understanding him. We were offered beverages throughout the tour and were shown extreme hospitality by all employees. The bus was air conditioned, clean, and comfortable. It even had wifi in it. We never felt scared or put in any harms way.
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Best shore excursion ever
     5/5  (Visited on February 2018)
All the people associated with our excursion were very professional, and lots of fun. Our guide was very proud of his country, and showed us many sights that you would not see on a cruise ship related tour. Best bang for the buck. Highly recommend it.
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Tampa, FL
Great Visit to Puerto Plata
     5/5  (Visited on November 2017)
This trip was a wonderful introduction to the Dominican Republic and the city of Puerto Plata. Our top-notch guide and driver provided a running narration for the length of the trip, allowing us to get the most out of our limited time. Views from the top of Mount Isabel were superb, and the ride down the mountain in the cable car was a unique and thrilling experience. Our party learned a lot about local history & culture, and we will definitely travel to the DR again.
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Newark NJ
Great time
     5/5  (Visited on September 2017)
Had a great time exploring beautiful city with great company. the cableway ride was incredible and was able to capture a lot of great pictures
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Hialeah, FL
Adventorous day in Puerto Plata
     5/5  (Visited on July 2017)
Our ship was scheduled to arrive in Dominican Republic and we really wanted to make the best out of our day in port. This was a great option and really fun! We learned the local history and the cable car ride was a bit scary at first but when I realized how safe it was I impressed by the view. Beatiful city. Really enjoyed it.
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Great tour in Puerto Plata
     5/5  (Visited on June 2017)
I really enjoyed sight seeing but my favorite part was the cable car ride. It has amazing views of the city of Puerto Plata. Perfect to enjoy a beautiful landscape and great weather.
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Florida, US
What an incredible view
     5/5  (Visited on December 2016)
This excursion was absolutely amazing!! Since the beginning when we met our guide until the very last minute. Our guide shared with us lots of information about history and culture, the best part was that he was very dynamic not boring at all. The cable car ride is a unique experience that is 100% recommended, beautiful sights! If your cruise is arriving in Amber Cove do not doubt on booking this tour, is amazing!
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