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

This tour departs:

  • - The third week of June
  • - The second week of July
  • - The last week of July

Travel to the Dominican Republic, a playground of tropical ecosystems and rich cultural history. While immersed in the local heritage, your group will gain insight into the issues impacting local girls today. Working together with local non-profits and community members, the girls will build sustainable solutions to the educational, social and economic challenges locals face. Girls also rejuvenate with beachside yoga and adventures ranging from snorkeling to whitewater rafting. The beauty of this tour? The girls will leave a lasting impact on the Dominican Republic and the Dominican Republic will leave a lasting impact on the girls.

The physical rating of this program is: Active: 3 (out of 3)

  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

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

    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

    Connect with yourself through a mindfulness session

    Enjoy a BBQ dinner in Jarabacoa

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa

    Channel your inner chef and learn how to transform local ingredients in to authentic Dominican dishes at El Instituto del Ambiente, Jarabacoa’s Environmental School

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa • Santiago

    Travel to Santiago

    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

    Start your service project at the Mariposa Center for Girls with a community tour and orientation

    Continue your service project at the Mariposa Center for Girls 

    Practice self-defense moves in a Jiu Jitzu class

    Experience your own mini-Carnival with an expert costume artist

    Unwind with yoga on the Northern Coast

  • Day 6: Northern Coastal Region

    Continue your service project at the Mariposa Center for Girls 

    Enjoy a traditional Dominican dance lesson

  • Day 7: Northern Coastal Region

    Explore on your own or
    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. 

    Recharge with a wellness session led by your Tour Director

    Take a guided walk in a national park

    Experience the thrill of a ziplining adventure through the Dominican canopy (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs)

  • Day 8: Northern Coastal Region • Santiago

    Explore the Cayo Arena mangroves and go snorkeling

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

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

    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

    Connect with yourself through a mindfulness session

    Enjoy a BBQ dinner in Jarabacoa

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa

    Channel your inner chef and learn how to transform local ingredients in to authentic Dominican dishes at El Instituto del Ambiente, Jarabacoa’s Environmental School

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa • Santiago

    Travel to Santiago

    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

    Start your service project at the Mariposa Center for Girls with a community tour and orientation

    Continue your service project at the Mariposa Center for Girls 

    Practice self-defense moves in a Jiu Jitzu class

    Experience your own mini-Carnival with an expert costume artist

    Unwind with yoga on the Northern Coast

  • Day 6: Northern Coastal Region

    Continue your service project at the Mariposa Center for Girls 

    Enjoy a traditional Dominican dance lesson

  • Day 7: Northern Coastal Region

    Explore on your own or
    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. 

    Recharge with a wellness session led by your Tour Director

    Take a guided walk in a national park

    Experience the thrill of a ziplining adventure through the Dominican canopy (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs)

  • Day 8: Northern Coastal Region • Santiago

    Explore the Cayo Arena mangroves and go snorkeling

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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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

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  • 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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