•Visit the colonial zone of Santo Domingo
•Visit major league baseball academies
•Whale watching at Samana
•3 days at Puerta Plata
•Snorkeling tour included
•Tour to Paradise Island
•Optional 27 Waterfalls tour
•Optional Ocean World tour
Total cost: TBA
•RT flight from Salt Lake City to Santo Domingo, DR
•Some tours, guide fees
•Breakfast each day.
•ALL taxes included
$300 deposit per person to hold reservation (see payment/refund link)
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Day one. Flight into Santo Domingo and transported to the hotel
Day two. Visit the colonial zone of Santo Domingo. Guided Tour of the Columbus family house. Built at the time of Columbuses second voyage to the new world. Time to visit the first school, hospital, and fort in the Americas. Lunch in that area. Afternoon visit tres ojos. Three beautiful underground pools near the center of the city. Similar to the cenotes in the Yucatan. Possible opportunity to attend the LDS temple in the evening for those who want to. Night in Santo Domingo
Day three. Leave Santo Domingo traveling east to the Boca Chica area. Visit one of the many Major League Baseball academies in the area. 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. ( hopefully we can get into the Yankees complex) Lunch at a nearby restaurant. A couple of hours beach time. Leave in the afternoon heading north to Samana for the night.
Day four. Guided whale watching tour through the bay. 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 Drinks and snacks are included on the boat. 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 natures wonders.
Day five. A short drive around the peninsula to Rincon Beach. Enjoy the scenery of this tropical area.This is a beautiful beach. Playa Rincon is touted as the most beautiful beach in the Dominican.Plenty of time to enjoy a relaxing day. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Optional activities in there area in Samana are hiking, ziplining, swimming, fishing.
Day six. Leave to the town of Puerta Plata. Check into the all inclusive resort on Playa Dorado. Evening at one of the nice restaurants for dinner. We will be here for the next 3 nights. This resort is located next to the beautiful Dorado beach area. A short walk to the beaches. Many of the hotel amenities are included in our stay. Not a bad place to end our trip.
Day Seven. Short drive to a dock for 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. In the late afternoon a tram ride up the mountain overlooking the city. A statue of Christ is on the top of the mountain overlooking the town of Puerta Plata ( Sliver Port) A spectacular view of the city. Much of the Spanish silver came from this area. Great place for photos. Back too the resort for the evening.
Day eight. For the thrill seekers a trip to 27 water falls. Hike up a hill a 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 that I have not seen or done anything like it. Other options include city tour of the old part of Puerto Plata and Ocean world (similar to Sea world) or stay at the resort and relax. Not a bad thing to do either.
Day nine. Another day to relax before we head back to Santo Domingo for the night.
Day ten Flight Back home.