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There are two ways to see the Dominican Republic: by car or by air. We suggest you give both a try. It's hard to see the entire country in one day, so you'll need to plant yourself in one location. To do Punta Cana or Santo Domingo in one day, consult your hotel or resort for a guided tour. Your tour company will take you around the cities, showcasing the top attractions, offering VIP access to museums, and allow for some time to shop and pick up unique, local items.
If you want to see the country in a more unique way, take to the sky. Private helicopter and plane rides are offered on the island and can be arranged by your hotel or resort. These flights will show you the entire island, from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo, and even point out the man-made wall that separates Haiti from the Dominican Republic. True, you can't stop and shop when you're up in the air, but the memory of an aerial view of the island is a priceless souvenir.