Get ready for your trip to Punta Cana by planning the best excursions to fill up your trip! Whether you looking for a party, an adventure, or something to do with the whole family, there is truly something for everyone! 

Excursions in Punta Cana for the Adrenaline Junkie


Ziplining is a great excursion for all ages! Head up to the lush, tropical mountains about 25 minutes from Punta Cana and enjoy the gorgeous views as you zip from one platform to the next. It’s the ultimate adventure!


Experience the thrill of being lifted up into the sky as you parasail over the beautiful coastline of Punta Cana. Wave to your friends down below, and enjoy the gorgeous aerial view of the town down below.

parasailing in punta cana

Scuba Diving

Instead of going up into the sky, dive underwater at one of the beautiful diving sites in Punta Cana. You’ll have the chance to see colorful fish, manta rays, turtles, and so much more!

Excursions for Families with Kids

Scape Park

Scape Park at Cap Cana has a little something for everyone in your family. Water ziplines, exploring ancient caverns, an Eco Tour of Hoyo Azul, snorkeling, and so much more! Plus there’s an exclusive beach club with a restaurant if you just want to relax.


Sign up your kids for surf lessons at Macao Beach. It is one of the only beaches in Punta Cana with waves that you can surf. Macao Surf Camp offers lessons for all experience levels, and they provide a delicious lunch when you’ve finished hitting the waves.

Excursions in Punta Cana for Party People

Saona Island

The excursion to Saona Island is a blast! You’ll take a catamaran to the island from Bayahibe, dancing along with the animation crew, and drinking unlimited cuba libres (rum & coke). You’ll make a stop at the natural pools where the water is waist-deep and crystal clear. Plus, a buffet lunch is included on the island. It’s a full day of drinking, partying, and enjoying the sunshine.

Catamaran / Party Boat

Catamaran and party boats are a full-out party in the ocean. Enjoy the ride along the coast to the natural pools with loud music and gorgeous views. Some catamarans also offer snorkeling. Once you get to the natural pools, hop into the water, and enjoy some drinks with your friends.

Excursions for a Cultural Experience

Tour Santo Domingo

Take a trip to the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, to explore the historical Colonial Zone. Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the Caribbean, with many buildings that date back to the 1500s. It’s a beautiful and safe opportunity to learn about Dominican history, culture, and architecture as well as to do a little shopping.

statue in santo domingo

Mountain Safari

Book an excursion with Bavaro Runners or Outback Adventure to tour the Dominican countryside. You’ll ride on an open-air truck through town, past the rural villages, and into the mountains. You’ll visit a local school, learn about cigar rolling, the rum and coffee-making processes, and so much more! You’ll have a blast learning about the culture in the Dominican Republic outside of Punta Cana.

What Excursion Will You Do in Punta Cana?

From ziplining to surfing, Saona Island to Santo Domingo, whatever excursion you decide to do, you’re going to have a blast! Enjoy your vacation!

If you’re in the early stages of planning your trip, check out this article for the best time to visit Punta Cana.