8 days
Northern Coast and Central Mountain Regions – Estimated 8 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
Dive into island life in the Dominican Republic, from Santo Domingo to the central mountains to the northern coast. You’ll experience the vibrant local heritage as you explore historical museums and celebrate traditional customs with locals. While you become immersed in the culture, you’ll journey deep into the central and northern regions for a few days where you’ll work together with community members to address environmental, conservation and education challenges through a series of small service projects.
  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Service Project • Santo Domingo

    Tour Santo Domingo with an expert local guide

    Travel to your service project location

    • Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation
    • Take a tour of the local community you’ll be serving
  • Day 3: Service project • Jarabacoa

    Focus your efforts on an environmental-themed service project in the Central Mountain region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa • Santiago • North Coast

    Participate in a pottery workshop

    Visit the Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes 

    Santiago guided tour

    Visit a local farm

  • Day 5: Service Project • North Coast

    Focus your efforts on an education-themed service project in a North Coast community 

  • Day 6: Service project • North Coast

    Continue your service project

    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. 

  • Day 7: North Coast • Santiago

    Take a guided tour of a national marine park where tropical plants and pristine beaches abound. Enjoy a naturalist tour of the lagoon.

    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: Service Project • Santo Domingo

    Tour Santo Domingo with an expert local guide

    Travel to your service project location

    • Learn about your specific service work during your project orientation
    • Take a tour of the local community you’ll be serving
  • Day 3: Service project • Jarabacoa

    Focus your efforts on an environmental-themed service project in the Central Mountain region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa • Santiago • North Coast

    Participate in a pottery workshop

    Visit the Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes 

    Santiago guided tour

    Visit a local farm

  • Day 5: Service Project • North Coast

    Focus your efforts on an education-themed service project in a North Coast community 

  • Day 6: Service project • North Coast

    Continue your service project

    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. 

  • Day 7: North Coast • Santiago

    Take a guided tour of a national marine park where tropical plants and pristine beaches abound. Enjoy a naturalist tour of the lagoon.

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships and ferries—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in hotels.

  • Regional Meals

    Traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your trip experience.

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • 8 Service Hours

    Earn up to 8 service hours that count towards academic credit and the presidential award.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attractions, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

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