Faro a Colón and Parque Los Tres Ojos Tour

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  • 3-hour morning tour to Faro a Colón and Parque Los Tres Ojos
  • Visit two of the most popular attractions in Santo Domingo Este
  • Learn about Christopher Columbus’ Caribbean voyages, and see where his remains allegedly lie
  • Marvel at the three natural underground lakes of Los Tres Ojos
  • Take a boat ride on the lakes, and watch for fish and other animals
  • Hotel transport included

 

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After hotel pickup in Santo Domingo, head to Faro a Colón, about a 10- to 15-minute drive from the city center in the district of Santo Domingo Este. This 10-story-high, lighthouse-style monument to Christopher Columbus is said to house the

This 10-story-high, lighthouse-style monument to Christopher Columbus is said to house the explorer’s remains, although this is disputed by some — learn about this controversial subject and admire the monument’s imposing architecture as you tour the structure, which is part mausoleum, part museum, displaying photos, documents and artifacts from other countries. Next, head with your guide to the other side of Parque Mirador del Este to Parque Los Tres Ojos, a limestone cave where three lakes, or ‘eyes,’ were formed by thousands of years of water erosion. On an included boat ride, tour the underground lakes to admire their clear water, surrounding stalagmites and stalactites, and native animals and plants like fish, bats and the island’s largest ferns. Your tour ends with

Next, head with your guide to the other side of Parque Mirador del Este to Parque Los Tres Ojos, a limestone cave where three lakes, or ‘eyes,’ were formed by thousands of years of water erosion. On an included boat ride, tour the underground lakes to admire their clear water, surrounding stalagmites and stalactites, and native animals and plants like fish, bats and the island’s largest ferns. Your tour ends with

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in time to enjoy the rest of your afternoon however you please.

 

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Visit Christopher Columbus's reputed remains along with one of the area's most revered natural settings on this half-day tour from Santo Domingo. Depart downtown for Faro a Colón, a 10-story high monument dedicated to the controversial explorer. Learn about his visits to the area while touring the lighthouse-like structure, which is both a museum and mausoleum where many believe Columbus's body resides. Afterward, embark on a subterranean boat ride through Parque Los Tres Ojos, a natural limestone cave that is home to a series of three ancient lakes.

Activity type: Daily Activity
Activity departure time: 9:30 AM
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Minimum number of people: 1 person

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