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Highlights

  • Yellow Dominican treesTravel coast to coast from the Caribbean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean!
  • Four Friendship Games with local Dominican teams!
  • Play at the Manny Mota Foundation League Field of Dreams!
  • Stay in the Historic Colonial Zone!
  • See the greatest rivalry in Dominican baseball: Aguilas versus Licey!
  • Waterfall visit!
  • Unique shopping opportunities at local markets!
  • Guided Cultural Museum and Cigar Factory Tour!
  • Dominican Baseball GirlsExploring, hiking and caving in the El Choco National Park!
  • Yásica River Trip and Remote Beach Bonfire Dinner with a local team!
  • Stickball on the beach with a local team!
  • Giant Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling!
  • Team Training in unique locations!
  • Farewell Dinner 30 meters under ground in a cave!
  • Most meals included!
  • All accommodating and ground transportation included!
  • Full time professional 4T guide included!

About Go Play Sports Tours

GoPlay Sports Tours is the sports division of ACIS® Educational Tours, the quality leader in educational travel since 1978. Our sports tours are customized to create the perfect balance between culture and sport for every team.

ACIS Educational Tours are built on the passionate belief that travel changes lives. Since 1978, we’ve guided teachers and students on over a half million unforgettable educational trips. By traveling on an ACIS tour, students gain insight not just from seeing famous places, but also from observing life in and around them.

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fortaleza OzamaTrip Descriptive Itinerary

Day 1

  • Group Airport Pickup (Santo Domingo, SDQ)
  • Transfer to Colonial Zone (45 minutes)
  • Hotel Check-in & Orientation
  • Time to Explore in the Colonial Zone
  • Arrival Dinner in the Colonial Zone
  • Accommodations in Santo Domingo

waterfall in cabreraDay 2

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Transport to Guerra (1 hour)
  • Visit to Comatillo Waterfall for a swim
  • Lunch with local team
  • Game 1 at Manny Mota Foundation League’s Field of Dreams. "Campo de Sueños" is a multi-functional Complex that includes a Recreational Community Center, a Medical Dispensary, and several Baseball Fields. Manny Mota initiated the construction of this Field of Dreams in 1995 to bring to fruition his vision of bettering the lives of the people of the Dominican Republic. manny mota baseball cardThere are 600 hundred kids in the Manny Mota Foundation League and over 2000 kids play monthly at the Field of Dreams.  The Foundation also has a food program that feeds 300 people per month. Manny Mota left his career holding the all-time major league record for career pinch-hits (150), which has since been broken by John Vander Wal and Lenny Harris, and an overall lifetime batting average of .304 and a .297 pinch-hitting average.  He has appeared in 5 World Series.  Thirty years after joining the Dodgers, Manny Mota remains an active part of both the coaching staff and his community.  
  • Transport to Colonial Zone (1 hour)
  • Dinner at Hotel Mercure
  • Accommodations in Santo Domingo

Aguilas CibaenasDay 3

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Transport to Santiago (2.5 hours)
  • Independent Lunch
  • Optional Training Time at the PUCMM University Campus
  • Dinner in the central Monument area
  • Professional baseball game at the Estadio Cibao*
  • Accommodations in Santiago

beaded beltsDay 4

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Visit to Centro Leon Cultural Center and Cigar Factory Seeking to develop the collective creativity through the investigation, protection and exhibition of artistic and cultural works, the Cultural Center is quickly on its way to becoming the single most important institution towards these means in the Caribbean. Housing not only the winning works of the Eduardo Leon Jimenez Art Contest since 1964, the Center is the Dominican Republic's premier facility dedicated to cultural anthropology and history with modern multimedia and interactive exhibits. The Cultural Center is hailed as containing the best of the Nation's five national museums under one roof.
  • Dominican baseballTransport to Cabarete (2 hours)
  • Independent Lunch
  • Game 2 with local team at Cabarete Fields
  • Dinner at El Tigre
  • Accommodations in Cabarete

Day 5

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • National Park El ChocoNational Park Hike and Caves of BUMBA Exploration Join us on a true walking-adventure into the past in discovery of the real Dominican Republic. Following red-earth paths walked by the Arawak Indians winding through small Dominican communities and tropical rain forest we hike up to our own hidden spot for a fresh fruit snack and an incredible view of the 8 kilometer long Cabarete lagoon. Enjoy authentic, locally grown Dominican coffee while learning about the 36 species of birds and 862 species of plants thriving around you. Formed as long as 25 million years ago in the Miocene Period, the ancient rock formations are unique to the North Coast of the DR and hold many secrets for us to explore. Subterranean rivers and caves abound throughout the park home to plants and animals that have become completely accustomed to life in the dark. Venture with us down into the mysterious Caves of BUMBA for a cool swim in truly pristine water and glimpses into prehistory. Blue Moon Retreat12 of the 18 species of bats found in the DR are living within the boundaries of the park, and, if we are lucky, we might catch a few sleeping!
  • Independent Lunch
  • Game 3 with local team at Sabaneta de Yásica Fields
  • Dinner at Blue Moon
  • Accommodations in Cabarete

Giant Catamaran Sail with SnorkelingDay 6

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Giant Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling: Join us for a day of smooth downwind sailing exploring the remote coastal areas between Maimon Bay and Luperon. "Peace and Tranquility Rule" aboard the luxurious and spacious 24-meter Tip Top with 180m2 of roomy deck space. Start the day off right with a refreshing welcome drink and Caribbean rhythms soaking up the sun and magnificent landscapes on our way to an amazing coral head for snorkeling. An authentic Dominican feast awaits a little farther west on Cambiaso Beach. We'll have plenty of time to explore the serene community living in isolated tropical paradise, relax and swim before boarding the Tip Top for our final downwinder to the Luperon Yacht Club nestled among the mangroves in the naturally-formed harbor. Our 45-minute return to Maimon Bay is provided in comfortable air-conditioned coach. The Tip Top and her crew proudly fly the Diva Dominicana Blue Flag signifying their dedication to the highest standards of safety and comfort. 
  • Lunch with the group on excursion
  • Dinner at Pomodoro
  • Accommodations in Cabarete

Dominican baseballDay 7

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Free Time on the beach
  • Independent Lunch
  • Game 4 with local team at Islabon Fields
  • Dinner at Lax
  • Accommodations in Cabarete

Remote Beach Bonfire DinnerDay 8

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Optional Training Time with the Team
  • Independent Lunch
  • Remote Beach Bonfire Dinner with Islabon Team A short distance from the Laguna Cabarete & Goleta park office, on the banks of the Islabon River, Wilson Zapeta has a small ranch of wildlife in temporary captivity. Here we have the opportunity to see some of the Dominican Republic's more elusive wilderness creatures, such as the Carey Turtle, Boa Serpent, Tarantula, Rhinoceros Iguana, North American Crocodile, Dominican MarketTurkey Vulture, Sparrow Hawk, and Mongoose. From there we board a boat for a leisurely float down the Islabon and Yásica Rivers to their mouth at the Atlantic Ocean. Your dinner this evening is served on the beach, amongst the sand dunes and a roaring bonfire.
  • Stickball Game on the beach
  • Accommodations in Cabarete

Day 9

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Dominican kidsTransport to Santo Domingo (3.5 hours)
  • Independent Lunch
  • Free Time in Colonial Zone
  • Farewell Dinner at Meson de la Cava
  • Accommodations in Santo Domingo

Day 10

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Group Airport Drop-off (45 minutes)
  • Departure

Accommodations

Hotel Mercure Comercial, Santo Domingo
Nights 1, 2 and 9.
Located in the heart of the historic and picturesque Colonial Zone, the Mercure Comercial is only two blocks from the famed "First Cathedral" and surrounded by cafes, shops, ancient ruins, and modern convenience. This building was completely refurbished in 2000 and is the best starting point for a visit of all historical monuments of the old town center. 30 km from the airport. Rooms are clean and comfortable with a/c, cable television, telephone, room safe, and private bathrooms. A full service bar and restaurant on located off the lobby on the Conde pedestrian walkway.

Hotel Centro Plaza, Santiago de Los Caballeros
Night 3.
The Hodelpa Centro Plaza is located directly in the Center of the beautiful City Santiago in the Dominican Republic. Whether business or pleasure, Hodelpa Centro Plaza offers unparalleled service, comfort and the attention to detail necessary to make your stay truly memorable. Our hotel is fresh and cheerful, with 86 comfortable, spacious guest accommodations, each featuring carpets, Air-Conditioner, telephone, Cable TV with remote control, mini-bar, in-room security box, radio clock, among others. In our "Alta Vista Restaurant, you can enjoy your food and beverages while having a panoramic view over the city and mountains of Santiago.

Hotel Villa Taina, Cabarete
Nights 4 through 8.
Nestled in the very heart of Cabarete, an intimate tourist destination and windsurfers' paradise, you find Hotel Villa Taina, an exclusive, modern hotel right on the golden beach of Cabarete Bay. Comfort rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with an aura that says "welcome home!" The unit offers two queen-size beds. From the spacious balcony, you gaze can scan a panorama of views, ranging from a marvelous ocean view or the lush tropical garden to the coconut trees whose branches wave hypnotically.


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