VISIT TO THE VILLAGE OF ALTOS DE CHAVÓN
In a nutshell
Good to know
A visit upon the discovery of a timeless place, a recreation of a 16th Century Mediterranean village on the banks of the picturesque Chavón river.
- Altos de Chavón: view of the Chavón river, museum, amphitheatre, church
- Our excursion begins when we leave the international port of Casa de Campo on board a coach that takes us to Altos de Chavón, the so-called 'village of artists'. The construction of this marvellous piece of architecture, a copy of a 16th Century Mediterranean village, began in 1976 as envisaged by Charles Bluhdorn and designed by the Italian, Roberto Copa.
- Upon reaching our destination, we will discover the charm of this unique, small town with a guided tour of the cobbled roads, during which, we will enjoy the breathtaking views offered by the Chavón river, which served as the background for the cinematic masterpiece, 'Apocalypse Now'.
- At the end of the tour, before returning to the port where we boarded the coach and until the tender accompanies us on-board our ship, we can browse in the shops, museum, amphitheatre and the church of* Altos de Chavón.
Good to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from sea sickness and those who have mobility problems.
- This excursion includes many walks along cobbled roads.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- The itinerary may be subject to change without compromising the programmed visits.
- The distance from the boat mooring place to the bus is approximately a 10 minute journey on foot.
- The boat journey from the ship to La Romana dock takes around 90 minutes each way.
- There is limited availability of English speaking guides.