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Dominican Republic LAS TERRENAS

sample itinerary


Day One

Global Academics travelers arrive at the Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ) and transfer to the Renaissance Jagua Hotel or similar

Hosted Welcome Dinner

Evening Discussion: “The Political Landscape of Santo Domingo and Its People”

Day Two

Breakfast included at the hotel each day

Walking Tour and Workshop: “The African Heritage of Santo Domingo and Race Politics Today”

Workshop: “The Musical Traditions of Santo Domingo: An Immersion Experience”

Day Three

Drive to Las Terrenas on Samana Peninsula

Check into our beach front accommodations at Alisei Hotel and Spa or similar

Free afternoon to relax and explore

Dinner with Lecture on “Race, History and the Global Black Experience of the Dominican Republic and the Samana Peninsula”

Day Four

Breakfast at the hotel each morning

Panel Discussion: “Living in Las Terrenas: The Black Expat Experience”

Hosted Lunch

Adventure: Visit to an organic Coffee Farm to meet elders who have mastered the craft

Guided Sunset Meditation: A Ritual of Ancestral Thanks at the ocean

Day Five

Day trip to Cayo Levantado. We will drive to Samana, visit the historic church founded by African American immigrants in the 1800s and then take a short boat ride the island. This island has incredible white sand and clear turquois water

Hosted lunch

Day Six

Workshop: We will join political leaders to learn about “Las Terrenas: Commerce, Investment and Improvement Projects”

Hosted Lunch

Panel Discussion: Local Dominicans of Haitian descent will speak about “Haitians in the Dominican Republic: Personal Reflections on the Political Reality of Race and Nation”

Day Seven

Workshop: “Education in the Dominican Republic: Improvements, Challenges and Triumphs” with local educators and student. Travelers can provide school supplies as donation

Workshop: Dance class to learn about “Traditional and Popular Dances in the Dominican Republic”

Day Eight

Free day to explore Las Terrenas. Options provided

Closing Hosted Dinner

Day Nine

Depart back to the U.S. or extend your stay