HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE SAMANÁ PENINSULA
An excursion to discover some of the historical places of the Samaná peninsula to learn more about the past and future of this part of the Dominican Republic.
What we will see
- Sightseeing tour of the coast
- La Churcha
- Guided stroll in the city centre
- Free time for folklore and shopping
What we will do
- We leave the port by coach accompanied by our guide who will point out the main sights along the way and embark on a sightseeing tour of the western coast of Samaná, capital city of the province.
- We stop off first at La Churcha for a visit from the outside and to take a few pictures. The church dates back to 1860 and truly deserves a visit due to its extraordinary history: it was originally built in England but was taken apart piece by piece and rebuilt in Samaná.
- We then continue on to the Sanchez, one of the main centres of economic, political and social development in the country during the early 20th century.
- The town started growing in 1884 when the railway connecting Sanchez inland started attracting a few important investors and some rich Dominican families built spectacular Victorian homes here.
- We enjoy a stroll through the centre and let ourselves be enchanted by the unique contrast between amazing historic homes and picturesque wooden houses.
- After our walk, we have some free time to enjoy local folk dances and wander around the crafts market before heading back to the port.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- There is limited availability of Italian speaking guides; if none are available, the excursion will be conducted in English.
- The means of transport may not be air conditioned.