8 days
Hato Mayor – Estimated 20 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
Journey into the southern region of the Dominican Republic where steep hillsides, tobacco plantations and cow-spotted pastures stretch as far as the eye can see. You’ll travel deep into the mountain communities where rural poverty poses challenges to economic development, healthcare and access to education. Working together with community members, you’ll build sustainable solutions to these problems, as you connect with locals and become immersed in the culture.
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Health and Sanitation
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Food Security
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SANTO DOMINGO
Meet your Field Director at the airport and head to your service project site.

DAYS 2-6: SERVICE PROJECT — HATO MAYOR
As communities evolve so do their needs. That's why we work closely with non-profits to better understand each community's challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • In the morning, begin your service project supporting local health initiatives.
  • Spend the afternoon immersed in cultural activities.
  • In the evening, reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 7: TROPICAL BEACH
  • Dive into the tropical waters of the Caribbean and enjoy a full day at the beach.
 
DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME
 
Interested in learning more about this tour?
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Health and Sanitation
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Food Security
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SANTO DOMINGO
Meet your Field Director at the airport and head to your service project site.

DAYS 2-6: SERVICE PROJECT — HATO MAYOR
As communities evolve so do their needs. That's why we work closely with non-profits to better understand each community's challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • In the morning, begin your service project supporting local health initiatives.
  • Spend the afternoon immersed in cultural activities.
  • In the evening, reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 7: TROPICAL BEACH
  • Dive into the tropical waters of the Caribbean and enjoy a full day at the beach.
 
DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME
 
Interested in learning more about this tour?

Refer a friend or colleague to EF and we’ll thank you with $1,000. Learn more

Your Experience Includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in hotels.

  • Regional Meals

    Traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your trip experience.

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • 20 Service Hours

    Earn up to 20 service hours that count towards academic credit and the presidential award.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attractions, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

  • 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.

Guaranteed lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

For your personalized price quote, call us at 800-637-8222.

Z