Dominican Republic

Onwards’ first trip package takes you into the authentic Dominican Republic. With an eco lodge, home-stay, and lively beach town, you will support community-based tourism efforts developed to alleviate poverty, benefit local communities, and to engage you with Dominican culture. This experience includes jumping off 27 waterfalls, visiting amber, coffee, and cacao plantations, meeting local artisans and restaurants, taking meringue (dance) lessons, sponsoring a field trip with a local school, all capped off with a stay in the beach town of Cabarete. Not only will this not be your typical sun and sand vacation, but your dollars will support community development.

Elena - Coffee Producer

Authentic Adventures

  • Tubagua - Community Experiences - 3 Nights

    Be some of the first internationals to experience these local, community-based tourism projects in the Puerto Plata region. Spend each day adventuring, learning, eating, dancing, and making new local friends in this excursion planned portion of the trip.

  • Community Stay - 1 Night

    Travel along the “Ruta Panoramica,” a project that will take you through an Amber mine, to see the production of coffee from start to finish, and to visit fruit stands to satisfy even on the hottest of days. Then, get the “study abroad” type experience staying in a home or small local bed and breakfast. Meet and engage with a Dominican family in the best immersion style possible. Share a meal, stories, learn some Spanish too, and have a travel experience unlike anything you will find behind resort walls. (Home-stay is optional, lodging at Tubagua is available)

  • Beach stay - Cabarete - 3 Nights

    After the action packed portion of your trip, enjoy your vacation however you wish in a global favorite gem, the beach town of Cabarete. With long beaches to walk (or run) to your heart’s desire, surfing at Playa Encuentro, kite-surfing (the kite surfing capital of the world), a string of local and international restaurants, and a buzzing night life, there truly is anything and everything you could want out of a beach town in Cabarete. Set up further excursions, explore yourself, or spend some well deserved beach time for the rest of your trip.


Cost: $995 (International Airfare not included, group flight booking assistance available. See itinerary for all inclusions)

Trip Duration: 8 days, 7 nights (customization possible)

Open Trip Dates


  • January 9-16, 2016
  • January 16-23, 2016
  • April 2-9, 2016


  • December 31, 2016 – January 7, 2017
  • January 7-14, 2017
  • April 8-15, 2017 (Semana Santa/Holy Week festivals)
  • April 15-22, 2017
  • Please Contact Us for further scheduling options
  • Plan a trip for you and your friends, family, school, or community group and get yours for free!
Trip Inclusions

medical/evacuation insurance
3 nights accommodation in Tubagua Eco Plantation
1 night accommodation in an authentic home stay or Bnb
3 nights accommodation in Beach Town Cabarete
all scheduled meals
4 packed days of community experiences, excursions, and included artisan products
guide services
airport transportation to/from Puerto Plata or Santiago (other group options available)
all ground transportation in Dominican Republic

Trip Does Not Include

personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
international airfare and meals during travel
snacks/alcohol during trip
all non-included meals on itinerary

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