- 8 Days/7 Nights
in the Dominican Republic!
- Resort Accommodations
- Stays in the Nation's
Capital, Historic Colonial Zone and Sport Beach Town of Cabarete on
- Welcome Dinner
in the Zona Colonial
- Yasica River Exploration
& Remote Beach Bonfire Dinner!
- Cascading in the
Septentrional Mountain Range!
- Dance Lessons!
- Mystery Activity!
- Optional Adventure
- Giant Catamaran
Sail with Snorkeling!
- White Water Rafting
in Jarabacoa!Farewell Dinner on Cabarete Beach!
- Round-trip Group
- Most meals included!
1, Saturday, August 12, 2006
- Arrival. Airport
pickup and transfer to Zona Colonial
- Dinner at Coco's
Restaurant, Zona Colonial
- Accommodation at
Day 2, Sunday,
August 13, 2006
- Breakfast in hotel
- Transport to Cabarete
- Lunch at Claro
- Afternoon free
River Exploration & Remote Beach Bonfire Dinner
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, Turkey Vulture, Sparrow Hawk, and
Mongoose. From there you board a boat for a leisurely float down the
Wilson River to its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean. Your dinner this evening
is served on the beach, amongst the sand dunes and a roaring bonfire.
3, Monday, August 14, 2006
- Breakfast on the
in the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua
Join us on a true adventure hiking up to the top of the 27 Waterfalls
of Damajagua tasting tropical fruit from the trees and learning about
this amazing natural phenomenon along the way. Hold your breath! After
a short rest, we jump and slide the entire 27 waterfalls back down from
heights of 1 to 10 meters! Includes round-trip transportation, morning
snack, drinking water, professional guides, and Dominican lunch. Rating:
Beginner-Advance hikers looking for an intense experience. Swimmers
at El Punto.
- Late afternoon
Dance Lessons. Get ready for the Latin Nights!
- Dinner at Pomodoro.
Day 4, Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Park El Choco Hike & The Caves of BUMBA
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. 12 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!
at El Tigre.
- Dinner at Ali's
Day 5, Wednesday,
August 16, 2006
6, Thursday, August 17, 2006
Day Giant Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling
A day of sailing along the North Coat from Puerto
Plata to Sosua and back enjoying the views, Caribbean music, and friends
on a giant Catamaran. Includes light morning snack, juice and national
beverages, lunch, snorkeling gear for the reefs, and round-trip transportation.
Rating: All levels.
- Lunch on the boat.
- Dinner at Lax on
the Beach. The hottest bar on the beach!
7, Friday, August 18, 2006
- Transfer to Jarabacoa,
Central Mountain Range.
- Breakfast at the
Water Rafting on Yaque el Norte River
A beautiful adventure in breathtaking surroundings. The Yaque del Norte
river is the longest in the DR, and offers fantastic rapids, demanding
technical stretches, a narrow canyon, and adrenalizing drops. Rapids
are soft and gentle in the beginning allowing enough time to learn skills
and commands. The second part offers rafting at its best with awesome
drops, like Mike Tyson and the Mother-in-law. Includes round-trip transportation,
boat, equipment, guides, instruction, light breakfast, and lunch. Rating:
Class III. Swimmers only.
- Lunch at the ranch.
- Transfer to Santo
- Checkin to hotel.
Dinner at Meson de la Cava. The only restaurant in a cave!
at Mercure Comercial.
Day 8, Saturday,
August 19, 2006
- Breakfast in the
- Airport dropoff.
Comercial, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo
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.
units are fully appointed and contain fold-out couch which makes them
capable of holding 4 people. Plus, all units have full kitchens, one
bathroom, a combined living and dining area, and an outside balcony
facing the pool.
In addition to amenities
the Windsurf Resort also provides:
- Coffee Maker
- 12 Ft.²
- Linen &
- Ceiling Fans
- Patio / Balcony
- Air Conditioning
- 24 hour security
- Daily Maid
- Room Service
Sea Fishing out of Puerto Plata
Join Captain Berry aboard his 36-foot Concord or 34-foot custom-built
catamaran (motor cat) for a half or full day in search of the BIG ONE!
Both have head (toilet) on board. Fishing for maximum 6 guests with
minimum 6 (fishing) lines out. Up to 5 additional observers. Open bar
and Snacks included. Lunch on full day trip. Half Day Trips
(7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 12:00 n. to 6:00 p.m.) US$105/fishing guest.
US$63/observing guest. Full Day Trip (7:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m.) US$159/fishing guest. Charters available.
at Playa Encuentro
Basic Surf Lesson
includes: roundtrip beach transfer, 2 hour lesson, 2 hours of additional
board rental for you to practice on your own, rash guard and drinking
water. US$35/guest. Rating: All levels. Swimers only. (7:30 a.m. to
Rappel down a 50 meter waterfall to enjoy challenging jumps from as
high as 12 meters. Includes professional guides, refreshments and fruit,
equipment (wet suit, harness, belay device, and helmet), a day of guaranteed
adventure, and round-trip transportation. Rating: Intermediate-Advance
hikers looking for an intense experience. Swimmers only. US$89/guest
Pleasure Dome Full Day(8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
Escape from the busy tourist areas to the virgin Dominican wilderness.
No access by motorized vehicles. The perfect cultural, ecological, and
picturesque adventure for your holiday. Ride western style though the
forest, rivers, canyons, and Dominican villages. Mountain trails that
originally served the native Taino Indians are used today by local farmers
to move cattle. This ride includes refreshments, lunch, guides, and
round-trip transportation. Rating: All riding levels. 9:15 a.m. to 4:30
at Playa Grande
Golfers dream about playing the well-known Pebble Beach Course on the
Pacific coast of California, but for most it stays a dream. Very few
golfers know of the existence of a much better course in the Caribbean.
Before loosing his sight designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. cried of joy
after visiting the coastline because he knew that all the possibilities
were present to create a true and unique masterpiece. After completing
the course he said: "This is the most beautiful course I have designed
and it is the last one!" Well he is right. Simply a dream! The
location is absolutely fantastic and so is the course, no wonder it
has been nicknamed "The Pebble Beach of the Caribbean"! "Comparing
the two courses, Playa Grande wins with 10 of its 18 holes situated
ocean side on the dramatic coast line near Playa Grande, Dominican Republic"
- Jens Keeper, Golf Journalist. A world-class golf course that you must
play! Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee,
shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included. US$149/guest.
Diving Intro Course & Open Water Dive
P.A.D.I. Discover Scuba Diving (D.S.D) course for beginners includes
a morning class in a pool and an afternoon shallow water (15 meters)
dive in Sosua Bay. The D.S.D. certifies participants for shallow-water
dives accompanied by a Dive Master for a period of 14 days. Two-hour
instructional class generally begins at 9:00 a.m. Open water dive at
2:45 p.m. In between time is your to relax, eat lunch, and explore the
town and beaches of Sosua. Includes round-trip ground transportation,
boat to the reefs, Dive Master, and all equipment. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
Dive for Certified Divers
Join the experts
at Northern Coast Aquasports P.A.D.I. Four Star Instructor Development
Center. Northern Coast offers everything from open water shallow dives
to wreck dives and deep water. Northern is happy to provide you with
all the equipment, or bring your own.US$75+tax/person (Tank & Weights).
US$85+tax/person (Tank, Weights, BCD, Regulator).
Swim at Ocean World
The Dolphin Swim is a 30-minute interactive session with two of our
playful dolphins and structured by one of our experienced trainers.
The fun interactions include petting, feeding, kissing, hugs, and maybe
a foot push or a dorsal fin tow. Each swim is limited to 10 guests.
3 hours. Rating: All levels. Swimmers only. US$145/person.
August 12 (Saturday)
- August 19 (Saturday), 2006
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