Dominican Republic Jan 21-30, 2022
Jan 21-30, 2022
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$500 deposit per person to hold
reservation (see payment/refund link)
2nd payment of $900 due Aug 15, 2021
Balance of tour due Nov 1, 2021
This is the perfect time to get out of the cold
winter temperatures with a trip to this
fabulous tropical paradise!
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9 night/ 10 day tour
Day one. Flight into Santo Domingo and settle into the hotel
Day two. Visit the colonial zone of Santo Domingo where we
will have a guided tour of the Columbus family house which
was built during the time of Columbus's second voyage to the
new world. Next we will visit the first school, the first hospital,
and the first fort in the Americas.( Lunch included) In the afternoon
we will visit Tres Ojos, three beautiful underground pools near the center of the city, similar to the cenotes of the Yucatan. Overnight in
Day three. We will leave Santo Domingo, and travel toward Samana.
On the way, we will hopefully visit one of the many Major League Baseball academies in the area. (This is dependent on if we can get an appointment to get in) Many young Latin players make there way to the major leagues through one of these camps. Baseball is a huge part of the Dominican culture. Afterward we will make a stop at the monument dedicated to Columbus's arrival to the island. Finally we will head north to Samana for the a few days.
Day four. Guided whale watching tour through the bay. This is a great way to see humpback whales with their babies in this protected bay. Every year during January and February the whales come to this area to have their young. Excellent guides explain the migration and birthing habits of these huge gentle creatures. Upon our return we will stop off
at a nearby island for some lunch , beach time, and snorkeling. This
is a really nice day to relax and enjoy one of nature's wonders.
Overnight in Samana.
Day five. We will take a short drive around the peninsula to Rincon Beach where we will enjoy the scenery of this tropical area. Playa Rincon is touted as the most beautiful beach in the Dominican
Republic. We will have plenty of time to enjoy a relaxing day. Return
to the hotel in the afternoon.
Day six. Today we head to the town of Puerto Plata. We will be here
for the next 4 nights where we will use this area as a base and also there will be a variety of optional activities to choose from. on our way to Puerto Plata we will make a stop for a swim in a freshwater cenote. Lunch will be included at this stop. This afternoon we will take a tram ride up the mountain overlooking the city. A statue of Christ is on the top of the mountain overlooking the town of Puerto Plata (Silver Port) with spectacular view of the city. Much of the Spanish silver came from this area. Great place for photos. Back to the hotel for the evening.
Day Seven. Today we will take a day trip to Paradise Island. The catamaran makes stops for snorkeling, swimming, and enjoying the sun and scenery. Lunch is included on the tour.
Day eight. For the thrill seekers we will have an optional trip (price included) to 27 Water Falls Hike up a hill and work you way down 27 water falls with pools and natural slides of pristine clear water. A must do if you are adventurous. If you don't want to jump from cliffs into the pools or take the slides you can take the short trails around the ledges and just get into the pools.It is a beautiful place unlike any other that
we've seen. Afterward we can eat lunch there then return to our hotel. Cost of lunch is included.
Day nine. Another free day to relax and explore this beautiful area of the Caribbean. Other options include city tour of the old part of Puerto
Plata and Ocean world (similar to Sea world) Monkey Village or stay at the hotel and relax by the pool or nearby beach.
Day ten Flight Back home.
Columbus House-Santo Domingo
Tram ride overlooking Puerto Plata
Oldest hospital in the New World-
Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari