Tour Number: 1373417FJ
Group Leader's Name: Davey McConnell
Departure Date: 3/9/2014
Return Dates: 3/16/2014
Departure Gateway: Detroit
8 days
Before you change the world, you have to see it

Join the Dominican Republic’s Brigada Verde in their quest for environmental responsibility.

At National Forestry Service sites in Jarabacoa and Salto de Jimenoa, hands-on fieldwork and transcultural collaboration define a service experience rooted in education, while community exchanges and nature excursions challenge the way you see the world.
Dominican Republic Eco Challenge service tour map
  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Attend an orientation meeting

    Participate in a Q&A session

  • Day 2: Santo Domingo • Jarabacoa

    Take a tour of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Attend an orientation meeting

    Participate in an evening activity

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Begin work on service learning project

    • Student tutoring
    • Eco-tourism development
    • Leadership activities
    • Gardening and planting
    • Waste collection and separation

    Enjoy hiking to Salto de Jimenoa waterfall

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Continue work on your service learning project

    Enjoy a game of beach volleyball

    Enjoy a cultural evening activity

  • Day 5: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Continue work on your service learning project

    Take a whitewater rafting excursion

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 6: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Continue work on your service learning project

    Enjoy a game of soccer

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 7: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Visit a manatee sanctuary

    Enjoy a special BBQ dinner

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 8: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Attend an orientation meeting

    Participate in a Q&A session

  • Day 2: Santo Domingo • Jarabacoa

    Take a tour of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Attend an orientation meeting

    Participate in an evening activity

  • Day 3: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Begin work on service learning project

    • Student tutoring
    • Eco-tourism development
    • Leadership activities
    • Gardening and planting
    • Waste collection and separation

    Enjoy hiking to Salto de Jimenoa waterfall

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 4: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Continue work on your service learning project

    Enjoy a game of beach volleyball

    Enjoy a cultural evening activity

  • Day 5: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Continue work on your service learning project

    Take a whitewater rafting excursion

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 6: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Continue work on your service learning project

    Enjoy a game of soccer

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 7: Jarabacoa

    Participate in a morning discussion or meditation group

    Visit a manatee sanctuary

    Enjoy a special BBQ dinner

    Spend time reflecting on today's service learning activities

  • Day 8: Depart for home

6 reviews
Avg. rating: (4.7)
Service in the Dominican Republic | The Eco Challenge
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Great learning experience

This tour was very enlightening. I learned so much from how rich the culture is, not in material things but as far as their values. ...
Ambi / Student traveler
Landover, MD / Posted on May 29, 2014

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    We arrange all travel details so professors, chaperones and students can enjoy the tour to the fullest. That means we take care of flights, buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries, and subways.

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your tour. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business. Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person. We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers.

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed.

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