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Itinery in Brief

January 9, 2005

  • Transport: Santo Domingo to Jarabacoa.
  • Visit to Altagracia Organic Coffe & Community Project.
  • Accommodations at Hotel Gran Jimenoa, Jarabacoa

January 10, 2005

  • White Water Rafting on the Yaque al Norte River.
  • Workshop with "Zaile y Su Conjunto Tipico" and "Los Viejitos de Anacaona" (Perico Ripiao Music)
  • Transport: Jarabacoa to Santiago.
  • Jam Session at Bar Impanema.
  • Accommodations at Hotel Colonial, Santiago.

January 11, 2005

  • Transport: Santiago to San Jose de las Matas.
  • Workshop with Ricard Toribio Y La Parcelita (Bachata Music).
  • Accommodations at Plan Sierra, San Jose de las Matas.

January 12, 2005

  • Transport: San Jose de las Matas to Puerto Plata.
  • Accommodations at Puerto Plata Beach Resort.

January 13, 2005

  • Workshop with Yoel Guzman (Salsa, Merrengue, Bachata, Gaga--Percussion based).
  • Accommodations at Puerto Plata Beach Resort.

January 14, 2005

  • Workshop with Roberto Santana (Latin Jazz Music).
  • Excursion to Batey Caraballo (Gaga & Vodu Music).
  • Accommodations at Puerto Plata Beach Resort.

January 15, 2005

  • Excursion to National Park El Choco Hike & Caves of Bumba, Snorkeling in Sosua, and Cabarete Beach.
  • Yasica River Exploration & Remote Beach Bonfire Dinner.
  • Jam Session at Miro's on the Beach, Cabarete.
  • Accommodations at Puerto Plata Beach Resort.

January 16, 2005

  • Transport: Puerto Plata to Santiago International Airport.
  • Adios!!!



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