9 days
Santo Domingo, Jarabacoa, Santiago, Northern coast, San Francisco de Macorís

Explore the science behind some of the Dominican Republic’s natural (and extremely tasty!) resources.

Discover firsthand how chocolate goes from bean to bar, measure the sugar content of pineapples, and learn how agriculture and fair trade go hand in hand during a visit to a banana farm. Along the way, you’ll see how sustainable initiatives like permaculture and agroforestry help crops go from farm to table.
  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Santo Domingo • Jarabacoa

    Take a guided tour of Santo Domingo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Catedral de Santa María la Menor
    • Ozama Fortress

    Learn about agriculture and rural economic development in the Dominican Republic at a nonprofit research foundation

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Visit an environmental school, where you will participate in activities like:

    • Composting
    • Reforestation
    • Greenhouse maintenance
  • Day 3: Jarabacoa • Santiago

    Tour a local coffee factory, where you will: 

    • Learn about the drying, grinding, toasting, and packaging processes
    • Enjoy a coffee tasting

    Participate in a permaculture workshop, focusing on natural ways of producing crops

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 4: Santiago

    Visit a banana farm, where you will:

    • Meet banana growers and agricultural experts
    • Learn about fair trade farming practices
    • Explore the entire production process, from harvest to export

    Discover how weather conditions affect leaf decay during a field workshop

  • Day 5: Santiago

    Visit an agricultural university, where you will:

    • Tour the labs and see where local students research 
    • Participate in a food safety workshop

    Explore the cultural side of Santiago through a street art tour or pottery workshop

  • Day 6: Santiago • Northern coast • San Francisco de Macorís

    Take a guided tour of a national marine park where tropical plants and pristine beaches are abound

    Enjoy a naturalist tour of the lagoon

    Travel to San Francisco de Macorís 

  • Day 7: San Francisco de Macorís

    Take a cacao tour through an ecological reserve and participate in a soil analysis workshop

    See how chocolate goes from bean to bar at a cacao processing plant

  • Day 8: San Francisco de Macorís • Cevicos • Santo Domingo

    Visit a pineapple plantation, where you will: 

    • Explore the pineapple production process
    • Learn how to measure the sugar content of pineapples 

    Travel to Santo Domingo

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Santo Domingo • Jarabacoa

    Take a guided tour of Santo Domingo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Catedral de Santa María la Menor
    • Ozama Fortress

    Learn about agriculture and rural economic development in the Dominican Republic at a nonprofit research foundation

    Travel to Jarabacoa

    Visit an environmental school, where you will participate in activities like:

    • Composting
    • Reforestation
    • Greenhouse maintenance
  • Day 3: Jarabacoa • Santiago

    Tour a local coffee factory, where you will: 

    • Learn about the drying, grinding, toasting, and packaging processes
    • Enjoy a coffee tasting

    Participate in a permaculture workshop, focusing on natural ways of producing crops

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

    Travel to Santiago

  • Day 4: Santiago

    Visit a banana farm, where you will:

    • Meet banana growers and agricultural experts
    • Learn about fair trade farming practices
    • Explore the entire production process, from harvest to export

    Discover how weather conditions affect leaf decay during a field workshop

  • Day 5: Santiago

    Visit an agricultural university, where you will:

    • Tour the labs and see where local students research 
    • Participate in a food safety workshop

    Explore the cultural side of Santiago through a street art tour or pottery workshop

  • Day 6: Santiago • Northern coast • San Francisco de Macorís

    Take a guided tour of a national marine park where tropical plants and pristine beaches are abound

    Enjoy a naturalist tour of the lagoon

    Travel to San Francisco de Macorís 

  • Day 7: San Francisco de Macorís

    Take a cacao tour through an ecological reserve and participate in a soil analysis workshop

    See how chocolate goes from bean to bar at a cacao processing plant

  • Day 8: San Francisco de Macorís • Cevicos • Santo Domingo

    Visit a pineapple plantation, where you will: 

    • Explore the pineapple production process
    • Learn how to measure the sugar content of pineapples 

    Travel to Santo Domingo

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch on Days 2–8

  • Guided sightseeing

    Comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances

    Environmental institute tour and conservation activity, coffee factory tour, permaculture workshop, whitewater rafting, banana farm tour and workshop, agricultural university tour, northern coast activities, cacao plantation tour and workshop, pineapple plantation tour and workshop

  • 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.com/peaceofmind.

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