Short Stay in the Dominican Republic

Best of the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has several unique characteristics that set it apart from other Latin American countries. Nearly all staple foods are produced in the lush country. You can expect that the majority of meals served at breakfast, lunch and dinner are all domestically grown and prepared.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Rise early and catch a cab to Santo Domingo’s tranquil Los Tres Ojos National Park. Only five miles from the center of town, the tropical park houses three stunning limestone caverns, each featuring a subterranean lake. Explore the caverns by foot or by boat to witness nature’s magic lying within. Return to town and spend the rest of your day wandering the waterfront Malecon district — a picturesque seaside collection of restaurants, shops and casinos.

Begin another day in tropical paradise by hopping on a shuttle to Punta Cana. Upon arrival, drop your luggage at your hotel then head to a catamaran tour of the Bávaro coast. Discover the area’s incredible underwater beauty and impressive variety of colorful sea creatures that make their home the Cabeza de Toro reef.

In the afternoon, head out to discover the subtropical rainforest of the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve. Take a segway tour through lush forest trails and freshwater lagoons to explore the reserve’s petting zoo, sugarcane gallery and iguana habitat.

For dinner, head back to town to try some Bandera and fried plantains, the most popular dish in the country.

Enjoy your final day in the Dominican Republic with breakfast at an open-air, beachside restaurant. Grab your bags and get on a shuttle to head back to Santo Domingo for departures and continued adventures.

After breakfast, hop a morning shuttle to the east coast town of Punta Cana. Spend the rest of your day exploring the palm-studded beaches that draw throngs of visitors each year. For miles of unspoiled white sand beaches, visit the popular Playa Bávaro. Rent a paddle board, go on a parasailing adventure, or don your snorkeling gear and head under the crystal clear water. End your day sipping a piña colada from an open-air, beachside restaurant while the sun goes down.

Enjoy a leisurely beachside breakfast then head to Bavaro Plaza for some last-minute souvenir shopping before hopping a shuttle back to Santo Domingo for your flight home.

Interested in exploring the starfish-inhabited reefs of Saona Island? Paddleboarding off the shores of Sosúa? Going on a whale watch tour in Samaná? Extend your trip to add on your customized adventure!

El Paraíso Espera!​

Spend three perfect days in the unexpected tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic: a country known for its warm people, lush mountain scenery and pristine beaches. Wander through the Dominican’s charming cobblestone streets and discover the history of its capital, Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas. Explore the country’s mysterious caverns and lush subtropical rainforests; play in the sand on miles-long stretch of beach and dive into the underwater beauty of lively coral reefs. Steeped in history with the perfect combination of traditional and modern, it’s a no-brainer why the Dominican Republic has become a hotspot for travelers from all over the world.

Value

3-6 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime & Self-Guided Tour Director
  • 1 Impact Project

Classic

7-12 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 2 Impact Projects

Epic

7-14 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 3.5 - 4-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 3 Impact Projects
  • Final Night Celebration Dinner

Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!

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