8 days
Santo Domingo, Jarabacoa, Santiago, Northern Coastal region

💎 What makes this program special? Get to know the Dominican Republic, a playground of tropical ecosystems and rich cultural history. Here, nature blends into metropolitan life as you glimpse beautifully restored monasteries and experience zip lining, snorkeling, and whitewater rafting. You’ll also visit an environmental school to learn about the country’s reforestation efforts and tour their mangroves.

🏃 The physical rating of this program is: Active

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  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Santo Domingo

    Take a guided tour of Santo Domingo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Catedral de Santa María la Menor
    • Ozama Fortress

    Visit the Alcázar de Colón 

    Visit the Tres Ojos caves

    Travel to Jarabacoa

  • Day 3: Santo Domingo • Jarabacoa

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Visit an environmental school to learn about the Dominican re-forestation efforts

    Enjoy a hike to see the waterfalls

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

    Enjoy a BBQ dinner in Jarabacoa

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa • Santiago

    Travel to Santiago

    Visit the Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes 

    Participate in a pottery workshop

    Meet with an art nonprofit and take a street art walking tour

  • Day 5: Santiago • Northern Coastal Region

    Travel to the Northern coastal region

    Ride the Teleférico cable car

    Practice self-defense moves in a Jiu Jitzu class

    Experience your own mini-Carnival with an expert costume artist

    Enjoy a traditional Dominican dance lesson

  • Day 6: Northern Coastal Region

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfing Lessons in Cabarete

    Surfing Lessons in Cabarete

    Learn to surf on the white sand beaches of one of the Dominican Republic's premier surfing locations. Here, an instructor will teach you how to stand on your board as well as how to paddle and pass waves. Once in the water, you'll have the chance to surf by yourself under the supervision of your instructor. 

     Take a guided walk in a national park 

    •  Enjoy a canopy tour (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs) 
  • Day 7: Northern Coastal Region

    Explore the Cayo Arena mangroves and go snorkeling

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Santo Domingo

    Take a guided tour of Santo Domingo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Catedral de Santa María la Menor
    • Ozama Fortress

    Visit the Alcázar de Colón 

    Visit the Tres Ojos caves

    Travel to Jarabacoa

  • Day 3: Santo Domingo • Jarabacoa

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Visit an environmental school to learn about the Dominican re-forestation efforts

    Enjoy a hike to see the waterfalls

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

    Enjoy a BBQ dinner in Jarabacoa

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa • Santiago

    Travel to Santiago

    Visit the Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes 

    Participate in a pottery workshop

    Meet with an art nonprofit and take a street art walking tour

  • Day 5: Santiago • Northern Coastal Region

    Travel to the Northern coastal region

    Ride the Teleférico cable car

    Practice self-defense moves in a Jiu Jitzu class

    Experience your own mini-Carnival with an expert costume artist

    Enjoy a traditional Dominican dance lesson

  • Day 6: Northern Coastal Region

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Surfing Lessons in Cabarete

    Surfing Lessons in Cabarete

    Learn to surf on the white sand beaches of one of the Dominican Republic's premier surfing locations. Here, an instructor will teach you how to stand on your board as well as how to paddle and pass waves. Once in the water, you'll have the chance to surf by yourself under the supervision of your instructor. 

     Take a guided walk in a national park 

    •  Enjoy a canopy tour (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs) 
  • Day 7: Northern Coastal Region

    Explore the Cayo Arena mangroves and go snorkeling

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    3 meals daily: Except - dinner only on Day 1 and breakfast only on last day

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by expert, licensed guide

  • Entrances

    Alcázar de Colón, Whitewater rafting, Centro Leon museum, Pottery making workshop, Street art tour, Teleferico, Jiu Jitsu Class, Cayo Arena mangrove and snorkeling tour, Tres Ojos Cave

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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