Trip to Dominican Republic

Discovering bachata roots

Are you looking to enjoy the warmth of the Caribbean? But if you’re here, it’s because you’re looking for a trip that gives you something more than just laying on an all-inclusive beach to sunbathe. Dominican Republic is a fascinating country and it is worth knowing everything it offers, nature, good people, delicious food and lots of laughs. And, in addition, we will do some Dominican bachata classes for the dance-lovers, in which we will have a great time!

As you can see, our trips are a little away from the traditional concept of travel, we seek to complement tourism with dance, because we know that dance is happiness, it makes our mind to be distracted, generates energy and smiles.

Are you traveling alone or are you few and want to meet more people? Our trips are a meeting point for those who enjoy traveling and dancing! The group is small, so you can meet people with your same interests and with whom to continue sharing them when you return.

If you want to know more about how our trips, here, we tell you in more detail.

When we arrive in the Dominican Republic we will go to Las Terrenas, in the Samaná peninsula, where we will enjoy our first half of the trip. Waterfalls, cays, fresh fruit, barbecues and bachata classes are some of the activities that await us.

We will not miss the city of Santo Domingo, which is not only the capital of the country, but is declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A colonial city that was the site of the first European settlement in America, and the first seat of the Spanish colonial government in the New World.

The Colonial City, which can be covered on foot, is a grid of 16 small streets full of architectural jewels from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

And to end our trip, we go to the south of the country to enjoy its magnificent beaches and dance a little more.

You cannot miss it … and all this combined with Dominican bachata classes!

We want you to come back home having enjoyed a unique experience!

28 December 2019 - 5 January 2020
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TRIP DETAILS

DAY 1 – HOME – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Departure of the flight to Dominican Republic.

Arrival and transfer to Las Terrenas.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 2 – LAS TERRENAS

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning we will enjoy 2h of Dominican bachata class with our local teachers.

After classes, rest of the day off to take the first contact with this paradise.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 3 – LAS TERRENAS

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast we will go on a full day excursion where we will enjoy a horse ride to reach the waterfall  el Limón and then we will go to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and relaxation of Cayo Levantaó.

Return to Las Terrenas and free dinner.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 4 – LAS TERRENAS

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning free time.

OPTIONAL: Excursion to Los Haitises

In the afternoon we will enjoy 2h of Dominican bachata class with our local teachers.

Completed classes, rest of the afternoon and night free.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 5 – LAS TERRENAS – BAYAHIBE

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast we will go to Santo Domingo where we will have the opportunity to visit this city that is part of the World Heritage.

Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon we will go to Bayahibe, where we will enjoy the second part of this trip and the southern part of the country.

Arrival at the hotel and free time until dinner time.

Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 6 – BAYAHIBE

Free day.

Free dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 7 – BAYAHIBE

Full day excursion to Saona Island.

Free dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 8 – BAYAHIBE

Free morning to enjoy the last hours in paradise.

Free lunch.

Transfer to the airport to catch the flight back to Spain.

 

DAY 9 – ARRIVAL BACK HOME

Arrival at home and end of your TravelToDance bachata trip!

 

*The detailed program may suffer some variation due to climatic or operational reasons. Due to these reasons, the offered services may suffer a change of day or order, but the provision of them is guaranteed whenever possible.

PRICES

Price per person in a double room with two bed in bed and breakfast in Las Terrenas and in an apartment in Bayahibe.

Supplement to be paid to have a single bedroom: 475€

 

GROUP

Guaranteed departure when there’s a minimum of 4 people. In case of not reaching the minimum, you can pay a supplement to make the trip being fewer people.

 

DEPARTURES

Coming soon.

* Prices may change according to the date, check the trip on the date you wish to travel.

 

INCLUDED

Travel insurance.

Transportation during the whole itinerary.

Four nights of accommodation in bread and breakfast in Las Terrenas.

Three nights of accommodation in full board in Bayahibe.

Bachata classes as described on the itinerary.

Visits and entrances described in the itinerary.

Lunch included in the tour of limon and Cayo Levantao.

 

NOT INCLUDED

Air tickets.

Tourist visa.

Lunch not mentioned in the included sections, and any personal extra.

Any entrance to night clubs neither any tour not described in the included section.

Anything that is not described in the section INCLUDED.

 

* If in your free time you want to do some tour not mentioned as optional, tell us about it and we will offer you availability and prices.

**If you are interested in taking more classes, tell us and we will offer you special prices.

*** Due to the fluctuation of Pesos, prices may suffer slight variations until 100% of the trip has been paid.

DOCUMENTATION

Spanish tourists will need a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, round trip ticket, address and accommodation in the country.

Upon arrival you must apply for an entry visa that costs $ 10.

 

MINIMUM AGE

18 years

 

VACCINES

There is no mandatory or recommended vaccine.

For more information we recommend, as in all our trips, that you enter the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and consult the file of the country to visit.

 

WEATHER

The climate of the Dominican Republic is tropical warm, which has a fairly stable temperature throughout the seasons, which ranges between 25 and 35 degrees. The highest temperatures are reached in summer between the months of July and August, while from November to January they change a little, decreasing to 18 degrees, in high altitude regions, and 24 degrees in the rest of the country.

It must be taken into account that, since it is a warm tropical climate, the rains are abundant. The rainy season coincides with summer, since two rainy seasons are generally established: from April to June and from September to November.

 

CURRENCY

Dominican peso.

 

LANGUAGE

Spanish.

 

ELECTRICITY

In the Dominican Republic the plugs are A / B, so you will need an adapter. In general, the electricity is 120V.

 

SECURITY

The Dominican Republic can be considered a relatively safe country. It is advisable to follow basic rules of prudence such as not walking through isolated and dark areas, not using public transport services that are not perfectly identified, taking precautions when using ATMs installed outside banking entities, not carrying large amounts of money in cash, do not make ostentation, etc.

 

TIPS

It is not common to leave tips, since in almost all the services already they load a 10%, with the exception of the bellboys, the guides and other professionals who always will wait an extra for their work.

 

CLASSES AND DANCE SHOES

Bring comfortable and cool clothes for your classes, keep in mind that many dance schools will not have air conditioning, so bring clothes to change later if you tend to sweat a lot, a towel and a bottle of water.

Salsa shoes are not necessary, if you want to bring them to take class there is no problem, but if you do not bring them, nothing happens either.

In the nightclubs of Dominican people, you do not usually see people with dance shoes, most of them cannot afford it. Maybe you see some tourist that uses them, but it is not usual. In addition, the floor is often not the most recommended, so you would destroy your shoes, but we can tell you, depending on the place we leave, in case you want to take them.

If you are interested in one of our trips and don’t want to run out of place, book now.
You have to make a 150€ payment and we will book you a place in the trip during the next 15 days (in case this period is not incompatible with the remaining time until the trip)

 

 

1. Click on BOOK NOW from the trip you are interested in.

2. Fill in the booking form where you will find the IBAN number to make the bank transfer.

3. In the bank transfer, indicate your name, surname and the booking code.

4. Once we receive the payment, we’ll send you an email with the booking confirmation.

When the group is formed with the minimum of travelers we’ll contact you to make the payment for 50% of the total of the trip. (The 150€ from the booking will be deducted from the amount corresponding to 50%). At this point, if required by the destination, we’ll ask you to send a copy of your passport.

5. 15 days prior to departure we’ll send the travel documentation, itinerary, air tickets in case we have issued them, travel contract and travel insurance.

6.  Let’s travel!

The trip price does not include flights.
We can arrange the air tickets for you, and have to be paid in full before being issued.
No tickets will be issued until the group is confirmed, unless the participants agree to pay the supplement in case the minimum group isn’t form.
We recommend you, as far as possible, to buy your flights in advance to get better schedules and prices.

The 50€ from the booking will be fully refundable during the 15 days of the reservation if you decide not to travel.
The 50% paid at the group confirmation will not be refundable one month prior to departure. At this time you’ll have to make the final payment.
If at this point you decided not to travel, you could still get back 50% if you gave your place to someone who is not already enrolled in the travel group.
In case you can not give your place, we will have to see in each case, with our suppliers in the destination, the services that can be canceled without expenses.
Any cancellation after paying the 50% deposit will have 100€ expenses in concept of bank and management fees.

Air ticket cancellation will always depend on the airline terms and conditions and not from TravelToDance.
For any clarification about the booking process, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.Air ticket cancellation will always depend on the airline terms and conditions and not from TravelToDance.
For any clarification about the booking process, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.