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Hidden Treasures of Santiago

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

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Experience hosted by Laura

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

I'll take you on a journey into the everyday life of my hometown Santiago, we will meet at the most iconic building of the city, the Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, then make our way through a cute little neighborhood filled with murals, we will stop at local street food stands and taste my favorite typical snacks, you can join the local men playing domino on the corner of a "colmado" or dance a song or two right in the sidewalk. After that we will head into the center of downtown to checkout the local market, perfect for buying souvenirs, and look at some of the cities historic buildings to learn a little about its story.
I'll take you on a journey into the everyday life of my hometown Santiago, we will meet at the most iconic building of the city, the Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, then make our way through a cute little neighborhood filled with murals, we will stop at local street food stands and taste my favorite typical snacks, you can join the local men playing domino on the corner of a "colmado" or dance a song or two right in the sidewalk. After…

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What's included

  • Food
    Empanadas, sweets, coconut water, fruits and more
  • Drinks
  • Tickets
From ₹2,954
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Laura

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a retail professional with a passion for service, in 2019 I started a project called LocalExperienceDR because the thing I love the most is showing foreigners the hidden treasures of my country, those unique little things and moments that get taken for granted by many and that we are so lucky to have. Through my experiences, I get to do this and meet new people from around the world every day. I love to travel and have lived in the US, St. Maarten, and different cities around the country. I speak English, Spanish, and Italian.
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Where you'll be

I will pick you up and first we will visit the Monumento a los Heroes de la Restauracion, in a hill in the center of Santiago and we will get to see the museum inside. After that we will walk through a local neighborhood to get a real feel of every day life in the city stopping to interact with the locals and head to downtown Santiago to buy handmade souvenirs at the market.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Patricia
February 2020
I loved this cultural tour, and I don’t even like History. I’m Dominican, and I have never had the chance to know some facts of my country history as Laura told me. She’s enthusiastic, trusty, knowledgeable and care about her country. She also care about making sure that you’re really enjoying it and she show her country walking through the streets, talking to the locals and eating local food, so you live the experience to the fullest. I definitely recommend Laura as a host.
I loved this cultural tour, and I don’t even like History. I’m Dominican, and I have never had the chance to know some facts of my country history as Laura told me. She’s enthusias…
Shirstin
February 2020
This tour is a must do! Laura was so accommodating and knowledgeable. She was able to show us Santiago in a way that no one else could, she has a real talent for it. We could really tell that she cared about our interests and completely catered the tour to us. We hope to keep in touch and plan to take advantage of her expertise in the future.
This tour is a must do! Laura was so accommodating and knowledgeable. She was able to show us Santiago in a way that no one else could, she has a real talent for it. We could reall…
Wendi
February 2020
Going on this experience was the best thing I could have done with my extra time. I got to see a side of Santiago that I know I would not have seen otherwise. Laura knows the history and had insider information on local events and activities. She was accommodating and wanted to make sure we had a good time. I love her enthusiasm for showing us her city. I will definitely go again!
Going on this experience was the best thing I could have done with my extra time. I got to see a side of Santiago that I know I would not have seen otherwise. Laura knows the hist…
Lauren
August 2019
This tour with Laura was amazing! Laura has a unique perspective on life. All of the experiences you see on this tour offer a different piece of the culture or history of the Dominican Republic. When I return to the DR in the future I will definitely book another tour with Laura!
This tour with Laura was amazing! Laura has a unique perspective on life. All of the experiences you see on this tour offer a different piece of the culture or history of the Domin…
James
August 2019
I recommend this experience for any young person traveling through Santiago! It didn’t feel like a boring tour that she just talks about things as they go, she brought up really interesting facts. I felt as if we are friends and even after the trip I was able to ask her questions about the best restaurants/transportation around the Dominican Republic. Her perspective was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Again, I seriously recommend this culture walk.
I recommend this experience for any young person traveling through Santiago! It didn’t feel like a boring tour that she just talks about things as they go, she brought up really in…
Barry
July 2019
Laura is a great host. She made my experience in Santiago a special one. I got to know a lot about Santiago and enjoy the culture. If you want someone who can give you a great experience in Santiago and Puerto Plata, I highly recommend Laura. You won't be disappointed.
Laura is a great host. She made my experience in Santiago a special one. I got to know a lot about Santiago and enjoy the culture. If you want someone who can give you a great expe…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

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