6 days
Santo Domingo, Jarabacoa, Santiago, Northern coastal region

Get ready to soak up rich history and tropical sunshine—this journey through the Dominican Republic spans rainforests, cities, and beaches.

From whitewater rafting in Jarabacoa to crafting pottery in Santiago, you’ll gain new perspectives and a profound appreciation for Dominican culture on this coast-to-coast adventure.

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Designed with school calendars in mind, this flexible, highlight-rich tour lands in the sweet spot between a long weekend and a lengthier getaway—so you can focus less on scheduling and more on exploring.
  • 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

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

    Enjoy a BBQ dinner in Jarabacoa

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa • Santiago • Northern coastal region

    Travel to Santiago

    Participate in a pottery workshop

    Take a guided tour of Santiago highlighting the vibrant street art

    Travel to the Northern coastal region

  • Day 4: 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. 

    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 5: Northern coastal region • Santiago

    Explore the Cayo Arena mangroves and go snorkeling

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 6: 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

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

    Enjoy a BBQ dinner in Jarabacoa

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa • Santiago • Northern coastal region

    Travel to Santiago

    Participate in a pottery workshop

    Take a guided tour of Santiago highlighting the vibrant street art

    Travel to the Northern coastal region

  • Day 4: 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. 

    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 5: Northern coastal region • Santiago

    Explore the Cayo Arena mangroves and go snorkeling

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 6: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    5 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Dinner on arrival day; 3 meals included days 2–5; breakfast on departure day

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide; comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances

    Whitewater rafting; pottery making workshop; street art tour; jiu-jitsu lesson; Carnival experience; dance lesson; Cayo Arena mangrove and snorkeling tour

  • 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.

  • Expert Local Guides

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

  • Personalized Learning Support

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