Dominican Republic Community Service
- Visit people living on the Bateyes
- Visit a primary school and a local health centre
- Work with a number of deprived neighbourhoods and community organizations in Consuelo
- Visit the Christopher Columbus Lighthouse Monument
- Spend time at a day program for street children
- See the sights of the capital city of Santo Domingo and its Colonial Zone
- Spend time in discussion with workers from the nearby Industrial Free Trade Zone
- Spend a day at a local beach on the Caribbean coast
- Watch a Dominican Baseball Game
- Spend a day at an all-inclusive resort
The Dominican Republic school trip features a glimpse into this unique country teeming with life in the Caribbean. Its tropical weather and pristine beaches have made the country a favourite destination amongst many travelers.
Under the natural beauty and tourist attractions of the DR lies a population with significant economic woes and needs. The Evolve Tours Dominican Republic School Trip blends cultural, community service travel with the amazing geographic features of the country, offering student groups an authentic feel for life in the DR.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Dominican Republic
Arrive in the Dominican Republic. We will transfer to Consuelo and meet our gracious host families. Participate in an Orientation program to determine our service goals for the week.
Day 2 - Market and Welcome
Walking tour of Consuelo where we will visit market & commercial area. Spend time with Batey communities and learn about their struggles.
Day 3 - Underground Caves and Beach Resort
Visit to La Cueva de Maravillas, underground caves east of San Pedro with Pre-Columbian Indian drawings. Optional afternoon at an all-inclusive Beach Hotel & Resort. Return to Consuelo for a meal with our host families.
Day 4 - Service Work
Work at a local a Primary School. Visit various communities & organizations in & around Consuelo Barrio Georges. We will also visit a Day Care for the working poor, Barrio 41 and the local cemetery. Return to host family for evening.
Day 5 - Work with Street Children
Full day trip to the colonial capital, Santo Domingo. Visit the Columbus Lighthouse monument. The majority of the day will be spent with Nichibosco, a day program for street children. We will also have a chance to visit the Colonial Zone and Cathedral and the tourist market known as Mercado Modelo
Day 6 - Beach Day
Enjoy a day trip to the public beach Guayacanes. Return to Consuelo and have a meal with a host family.
Day 7 - Cocoa Coop Tour and Head for Home
Tour of the Cocoa Cooperative in Hato Mayor. Other activities available in Consuelo. Final evaluation and reflection. Participate in a Despedida (farewell party) at the Program Centre with families invited from the local community. Begin journey home.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Dominican Republic
CoachPrivate coach bus or van as needed for duration of tour
HomestayAccommodation with local families in Consuelo
Three meals a day included in tour. Meals at local homes and restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
If you’re a baseball fan, you no doubt know many incredible Domincan players: David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Miguel Tejada, Juan Marichal, and Sammy Sosa.
Places You’ll Visit
The group will fly in and out of Santo Domingo DR.
Consuelo Dominican Republic
Consuelo Domincan Republic is where he group will stay for the majority of their trip.