Available Excursions for Santiago

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Cacao Trail & Mirabal Sisters Museum

Optional for some or all sessions
On this excursion, students will have the opportunity to view the movie <u>In the Time of the Butterflies</u> which tells the story of the Mirabal Sisters, who became some of the most iconic faces of the opposition to the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, ruler of the Dominican Republic from... Read More

Damajagua Waterfalls

The Dominican Republic's Damajagua River is the perfect destination for thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. Cutting through the jungle, the river has eroded the limestone bedrock to form 27 pristine waterfalls. Visitors explore the area by jumping into the naturally formed pools, sliding... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
The mountain community of Jarabacoa, famous throughout the Dominican Republic as a center for the nature adventure traveler, will serve as a base for this excursion. Activities at Jarabacoa may include hiking to waterfalls and horseback riding through the region. Jarabacoa's position among the... Read More

La Romana

La Romana is in the southeast of the Dominican Republic. The area around the town is dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane and raising cattle. Near La Romana is Altos de Chavón, an artist community constructed of rustic rock in the 1970s, giving it an Old World, Mediterranean feel. The... Read More

Puerto Plata

Located on the northern coast of Hispaniola, Puerto Plata, with its 11km of nearby beaches and Victorian casitas, is known as "La Novia del Atlántico." Costambar and Playa Dorada stand out among local beaches. Off the malecón, or seawall, one can also visit the 16th century Fort of San... Read More

Santo Domingo

As the first city in the New World established by European explorers, Santo Domingo retains a historical and cultural allure most evident in its lively and timeless Colonial District. Points of interest in Santo Domingo include Columbus Park, the Catedral Basilica Menor de Santa Maria (the... Read More