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

The Dominican Republic offers a seamless blend of tropical terrain, rich history, and heritage.

From evergreen rainforests, to idyllic oceanside villages, and bustling city squares, you’ll explore colorful island life from a local perspective, gaining a sense of community as you visit an environmental school and art nonprofit.
  • 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

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Visit an environmental school to learn about 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

    Take a guided tour of Santiago highlighting the vibrant street art

  • Day 5: Santiago • Northern Coast

    Travel to the Northern Coast

    Ride the Teleférico cable car

    Enjoy a traditional Dominican dance lesson

    Practice self-defense moves in a Jiu Jitzu class

    Experience your own mini-Carnival with an expert costume artist

  • Day 6: Northern Coast

    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. 

     Take a guided walk in a national park 

    •  Enjoy a canopy tour 
  • Day 7: Northern Coast • Santiago

    Explore the Cayo Arena mangroves and go snorkeling

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 8: 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

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Visit an environmental school to learn about 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

    Take a guided tour of Santiago highlighting the vibrant street art

  • Day 5: Santiago • Northern Coast

    Travel to the Northern Coast

    Ride the Teleférico cable car

    Enjoy a traditional Dominican dance lesson

    Practice self-defense moves in a Jiu Jitzu class

    Experience your own mini-Carnival with an expert costume artist

  • Day 6: Northern Coast

    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. 

     Take a guided walk in a national park 

    •  Enjoy a canopy tour 
  • Day 7: Northern Coast • Santiago

    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 flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    3 meals daily (days 2-7); dinner on arrival day; breakfast on departure day

  • Guided sightseeing

    Comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances

    Alcázar de Colón; Tres Ojos Caves; whitewater rafting; Centro Leon museum; pottery-making workshop; street art tour; Teleferico; jiu-jitsu lesson; Carnival experience; dance lesson; zipline; 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.

  • 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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