The Dominican Republic is a country located in the Caribbean region, on the island of Hispaniola. It is bordered by Haiti to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the north and east. The Dominican Republic has a rich history, reflected in its architecture, music, food, and traditions. One of the highlights for visitors is the opportunity to explore the colonial city of Santo Domingo, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The country has a rich history, reflected in its architecture, music, food, and traditions.


The official language here is Spanish and the local currency is known as the Dominican peso. The country has a population of approximately 10.9 million people. The economy is primarily based on tourism, agriculture and manufacturing, with a growing service sector.


If you have heard of the Dominican Republic it will be due to the fact that this is a popular tourist destination and attracts visitors from all over the world. It is not surprising given that it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with clear turquoise waters, white sand, and lush palm trees. Combine this with a warm and tropical climate all year round, it really makes a great destination for those seeking sun, sea, and sand. 


However, there is so much more to Dominican Republic than just the great beaches. Our tours take you away from the all-inclusive resorts and show you the authentic Dominican Republic, seen as the locals see their home.

Tours in Dominican Republic

Small Group Escorted Tours and Tailormade Holidays

"The most beautiful land ever beheld by a human eye," wrote Christopher Columbus in a letter to Queen Isabella I of Castile after he landed in the Dominican Republic on his first voyage of discovery. Find out why on this 8 day small group escorted tour.

Wild and adventurous, sometimes rocky, rough, rugged, but above all beautiful - this is the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Join us on an 8 day adventure expedition and discover the beauty of this magical stretch of coast.

Group and Tailormade Dominican Republic Tours

Our Local Travel Experts in Dominican Republic

Our local partners in the Dominican Republic will show you the Caribbean the way that they feel it; a crossroad of colours and cultures, huge in their diversity and contradictions. They use their local knowledge and expertise to give you the inside track and to create truly inspiring travel experiences that go beyond expectations.

They offer tailormade tours with unique itineraries created to your style, taste and budget. These are bespoke holidays where you decide on all the components with insights and advice from our travel designers. The team also offer some amazing small group tours, showing you the authentic side to this side of Hispaniola.

Explore Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic offers a wide range of activities and attractions, including water sports, hiking, horseback riding, and golfing. You will find that once you get away from the mass market holiday resorts, the country is generally an affordable destination for travellers, with good value for money for accommodation, food, and activities.

Things that should be on your ‘must see’ list when travelling in the Dominican Republic include the beautiful beach resort of Punta Cana, known for its clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches. The capital city, Santo Domingo is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the New World, with a rich history and culture, as well as well-preserved colonial architecture.

A trip to the Samaná Peninsula introduces you to a stunning region with breath taking landscapes and a variety of outdoor activities, including whale watching, hiking, and waterfalls. Also consider Los Haitises National Park: a lush tropical park with mangroves, caves, and beautiful scenery, offering opportunities for kayaking, bird watching, and exploring.

Our local travel experts will help put together the perfect travel itinerary for you, or take one of our great value small group tours.

Dominican Republic Small Group History Tours

The Dominican Republic has a rich history that dates back to the pre-Columbian era, when the indigenous Taíno people inhabited the island of Hispaniola. Columbus claimed the island for Spain in 1492, and for the next few centuries, the island was a Spanish colony. However, by the early 19th century, the colony had grown restless, and a series of uprisings and wars led to the formation of the independent nation of Haiti in 1804. The remaining Spanish-speaking portion of the island became the Dominican Republic in 1844.

During the next hundred years, the country was ruled by a series of dictators, which resulted in political instability, economic hardship, and foreign intervention. In the 1960s, the country transitioned to a democratic government, but this was short-lived, and the country was soon ruled by another dictator, Rafael Trujillo. Trujillo ruled with an iron fist for over 30 years, but was assassinated in 1961.

Since then, the Dominican Republic has experienced democratic elections, economic growth, and cultural resurgence. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the country has become a major tourist destination, with its tropical climate, white sand beaches, and rich history attracting millions of visitors each year. Despite some ongoing challenges, such as poverty and inequality, the Dominican Republic remains an important player in the Caribbean region and is known for its vibrant culture, music, and dance.