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How to Schedule Punta Cana Excursions & Tours Before Arriving

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You'll be on your way in no time if you follow this guide on how to plan and schedule the perfect Punta Cana tour or excursion!

With so many exciting excursions, tours, and activities to choose from, a trip to Punta Cana can be a lot of fun. However, if you plan ahead and schedule your Punta Cana excursions and tours before you arrive, you can ensure that you book the right one at the right time, allowing you to have the best time while also saving money!

Determine which tour or excursion you wish to experience

Punta Cana offers a diverse range of activities. The possibilities are endless, ranging from nightclubs such as Coco Bongo and incredible excursions, off-road tours, sightseeing, and other activities that are popular in Punta Cana. There is never a shortage of things to do in this tropical paradise.

Zip lining through lush forests, horseback riding on the beach, snorkeling, or scuba diving are the most popular things to do in Punta Cana for both kids and adults.

You’ll be able to find what you’re looking for here, whether you want something adventurous like an off-road tour or something more relaxed like a city tour.

There are many tour operators, who provide you with options for a memorable trip. Whether you want a big day of activities, a relaxing beach vacation, or something in between—they will be happy to assist you in planning your dream holiday in Punta Cana.

Research the activities available in Punta Cana

By researching your Punta Cana tours and excursions to learn about the areas they’ll visit, you can decide what’s best for you. However, this does not imply that you must be completely informed before making a reservation.

Begin with a general idea of what excursions pique your interest, and then check to see if any are available on your dates, with pickups at your resort, and during the time frame that works best for you. Pro tip: we can help you with that. Check out our excursions.

Read reviews on excursions you’re considering to see what others have to say about them. If a tour appeals to you then don’t hesitate to make a reservation. Excursions will fill up quickly so it is important to book as soon as possible.

Make a list of the main excursion or tour highlights

Excursions and tours are a great way to learn about Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic’s culture. We believe that planning your excursions before you arrive is a must!

You can go sailing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, visit a cave such as Hoyo Azul, or zipline through the forest. It’s entirely up to you!

During your research, note which excursions sound interesting and add them to your list of things, you want to do in Punta Cana.

Writing down the highlights of each activity is a great practice. This will allow you to compare the choices available and better help you book an excursion or tour that matches your interests.

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Determine which Punta Cana excursions and tours are available on specific days

Before you schedule your Punta Cana activities, keep in mind that not every tour or excursion operates seven days a week. Some are available only on certain days, some only in certain months. For example, the Dune Buggies tour operates daily while the Samana Whale Watching tour from Punta Cana only operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Knowing when each Punta Cana activity is available will help you plan your vacation days more effectively.

If you’re not sure what tours or excursions are available for your dates, check our Excursion Catalog for a reliable and up-to-date calendar as well as exact pickup times from every Punta Cana resort.

Ensure excursions you want to schedule are within your budget.

Punta Cana is an island paradise with many things to do. However, there are some tours and excursions that are more expensive than others. The good news is that no matter what your budget, you can find something fun and exciting.

It all boils down to what you’re looking for. Punta Cana has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for high-end luxury excursions or off-the-beaten-path adventures.

The best part is that you can find something within your price range. Punta Cana offers a variety of activities at various price points.

Some of the most popular excursions in Punta Cana, along with their prices, are as follows:

Saona Island tour from Punta Cana$89 USD per Adult / $49 for Children
Dune Buggies tour from Punta Cana (Shared)$65 USD per person sharing a buggy
Dune Buggies tour from Punta Cana (Solo)$89 USD per individual buggy
Scape Park full admission in Punta Cana$129 USD per Adult / $69 for Children (6-12)
Party Boat and Snorkeling in Punta Cana$59 USD per Adult / $35 for Children
Punta Cana Beach Horseback Riding tour$69 USD per Adult $39 per Adult
Santo Domingo City Tour from Punta Cana$89 USD per Adult / $49 for Children
Catalina Island Snorkeling tour From Punta Cana$89 USD per Adult / $49 for Children
Punta Cana ATV Triple Adventure$145 USD per Adult

Pricing Data for the most popular Punta Cana excursions & Tours

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Check the excursion’s availability against your travel dates.

Before you start planning an excursion, make sure you can schedule it in your desired timeframe. Excursions, believe it or not, do sell out, especially during peak season. This is why we at Punta Cana Adventures recommend that you book your excursions in advance.

If you try to book an excursion at the last minute, you may find that it is already sold out on the desired day. If a guest books a tour and then cancels, or if someone else does not show up for their tour, those spaces may become available again if they are not booked. In this case (s), you might be able to secure your spot, but it’s a bit like gambling.

You might consider booking your excursions through your hotel, but it’s not always guaranteed that you’ll get a spot on that specific day. Booking an excursion with a company like Punta Cana Adventures is your best bet. We specialize in pre-planning your activities in Punta Cana before you arrive.

Since the introduction of our “Reserve Now & Pay Later” option, it is now easier than ever to plan your Punta Cana excursions ahead of time. All you have to do is tell us which activities you want to do and when you want to do them. We’ll handle everything else!

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Schedule your Punta Cana Excursions

We’ve compiled a list of all Punta Cana resorts and hotels to assist you in determining which activities are available as well as the exact pickup time at that hotel.

To schedule your activity, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to our Tour Hotel Pickups page
  2. Find your hotel
  3. Select your activities
  4. Choose the activity date
  5. Add the number of participants
  6. Find and select your hotel
  7. Choose the pickup time
  8. Submit your booking

It is as simple as that!

Pro tip: When you book with us, you can schedule your Punta Cana excursions and tours without having to pay right away! Select our “Reserve Now & Pay Later” option during checkout.


When selecting your Punta Cana activities, keep in mind whether any of them require advance reservations. If this is the case, make those reservations first because it may be impossible to schedule that activity once you arrive in Punta Cana.

We’ll be happy to help you schedule your Punta Cana excursions and tours before you arrive. Whether you want a full day of activities, a relaxing beach vacation, or something in between.

We hope we were able to direct you in the right direction and provide answers to your questions. If not, please contact us for more information on things to do in Punta Cana!

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