Dominican Adventure FAQ's
Hi Friends, Jeff Abella here. This page is designed to provide you with all of the necessary details needed to ensure that you are prepared for an amazing adventure to Dominican Republic.
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Trip Activity Level
Activity Rating: 3 out of 5
This trip is rated 3 for easy active. It's a balanced combination of movement and relaxation with opportunities to increase or decrease your exertion. We travel by comfortable vehicle from 2 to 3 hours on travel days. Hikes are under 2 miles on paved, gravel roads or uneven terrain. All hikes and activities are optional and include time for resting.
This trip gives you the chance to source with us while traveling consciously, provide service, explore rural cultures, and enjoy the vast beauty that the Domincan Republic has to offer. Together we will source coffee from one of our direct trade farming partners, volunteer planting cacao trees, explore remote interiors of the DR and enjoy swimming in forest rivers and beaches as well.
We will be staying in old historic colonial villages and cities with some of the most beautiful views in the region. We will be lodging in hotels on this trip. No camping. Although we try to accommodate single rooms for singles and families, there may be some locations with limited room capacity where you will be grouped with a same sex roommate (in separate beds). However, you'll find every hotel to be comfortable and clean, and will absolutely love the culture and aesthetics that come with it.
The average high in May is 85F, the average low is 65F. We are expecting dry, warm and sunny weather.
Considerations While Packing
It will be hot (so shorts are common) but lightweight long pants are useful also for visits to the farms to protect you from mosquitos and brush.
A layered clothing system for warm/hot/sunny days and cooler/cold evenings and nights or for cool/cloudy days is most efficient.
We will not be washing clothes will on this trip.
Packing Check List
Travel Documents. Don’t forget your...
- Valid Passport
- Airline Tickets
- Daily itinerary. Sent by Jeff before traveling
$200 to $400 is usually more than enough money for souvenirs, extra food, drinks, wind surfing, etc. I usually convert half of my funds to Domincan Pesos right away at the arrival airport, and then use ATM machines or convert more cash as needed later on.
Staying Connected. Combating FOMO...
While we recommend that to leave your device off or at home to enjoy the immersive experience that is being made available, we understand the need to stay connected with those back home. We suggest that you contact your cell phone carrier to set you up with a travel plan. This is usually $5 to $10 per day.
Please note Jeff Abella's number and feel free to share this with family before you travel as an emergency contact only! 570 445-1901
DR uses outlets of types A & B with a voltage between 110 and 127 (similar to US so an adaptor or converter are unnecessary).
We highly recommend trip insurance. While we do not anticipate injuries, it is best to be prepared. Check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered Internationally. If not, travel insurance is relatively cheap and can often be purchased through one of the large US insurance providers.
*Please note that lodging accommodations could change.