8 days
Southeast Coast - Estimated 18 Service Hours

Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable

Journey to the Dominican Republic to discover the wonders of marine life— and what you can do to help preserve it. Here, you’ll learn about the effects of overfishing, tourism, and climate change on coral reef in the Caribbean before joining the movement to support its restoration. Working together with community members, you’ll collect fragments of naturally broken coral and transplant them back into the reef, and do your part to preserve this important ecosystem. As you foster meaningful relationships within the community, you’ll celebrate customs and help continue conservation efforts for generation to come.

  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Arrive in Santo Domingo

    Dinner in Santo Domingo
  • Days 2 - 5: Service project • Southeast Coast


    As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with non-profits to better understand the local challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like: 

    • Meet EF’s partner organization and learn how it is working to improve the state of coral reef in the Dominican Republic.
    • Discuss coral reef biology and restoration practices.
    • Practice snorkeling techniques as you learn how to identify local species of fish and gather scientific data within marine ecosystems.


  • Southeast Coast


  • Southeast Coast


  • Southeast Coast


  • Day 6: Central Mountain Region

    Take a guided walk in a national park  


  • Day 7: Catalina Island

    Take a boat excursion to Catalina Island  

    Enjoy a relaxing day snorkeling and observing local coral reef 


  • Day 8: Depart for Home

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  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Arrive in Santo Domingo

    Dinner in Santo Domingo
  • Days 2 - 5: Service project • Southeast Coast


    As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with non-profits to better understand the local challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like: 

    • Meet EF’s partner organization and learn how it is working to improve the state of coral reef in the Dominican Republic.
    • Discuss coral reef biology and restoration practices.
    • Practice snorkeling techniques as you learn how to identify local species of fish and gather scientific data within marine ecosystems.


  • Southeast Coast


  • Southeast Coast


  • Southeast Coast


  • Day 6: Central Mountain Region

    Take a guided walk in a national park  


  • Day 7: Catalina Island

    Take a boat excursion to Catalina Island  

    Enjoy a relaxing day snorkeling and observing local coral reef 


  • Day 8: Depart for Home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a comfortable stay in hotels.

  • Regional Meals

    Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner plus filtered water, tea and snacks

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • Service Hours

    Students can earn service hours that count towards graduation requirements.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attractions, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.ca/tour-safety

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

Benefit from added flexibility of the risk-free enrolment period

If you are currently enrolled, or enrol before December 16, 2020, on a tour travelling on or after October 1, 2021, you will have the option to cancel your tour for any reason through June 15, 2021. EF will refund 100% of the money you paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan if your payments are up to date and your account is in good standing.

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