8 days
Duration
Aug-Apr
Dates
Dominican Republic
Location

Join our family surf camp in the Dominican Republic, with a vast choice of outdoor activities for you and your kids! The Dominican Republic is well known for the most amazing natural setting between the great ocean and diverse land around its shore. The friendly hospitality of locals, that will make your stay the most enjoyable, is welcoming you on every corner of this beautiful island!

* Price $ 2.965 is per family of 3 people; additional child $290 “ONLY”:)

Simply relax and enjoy your stay here.

This holiday offers a combination of activities that will satisfy you, as a parent, as well as your kids. It is organized in a way, it offers YOU care-free mornings when your kids are in a daycare camp. For kids up to 7 yrs, there will be plenty of daily activities available to choose from, led by expert daycare instructors. During this active kids camp, they will do various daily project work which will keep them busy all morning. For teenagers from 7+ yrs, there is also an option to go surfing with parents, and not join the active kids camp. We want to make sure that your stay here is the most relaxed, so we can talk about your situation and make it work for you and your kids!

Dates:

This family surf camp in the Dominican Republic will run from August 2020 to April 2021.

  • Aug 15-22 2020 / Oct 24-31 2020 / Nov 21- 28 2020 

Dates for 2021 are coming soon!

Surf, do yoga and connect with your family!

The most know sport around the island is, of course, surfing. There are numerous spots around your accommodation, offering waves that will satisfy a complete beginner and also the advanced surfer’s soul. You can rent all the gear in our surf lodge located on the beach and there is always an option to take a course with an expert surf guide.

Playa Encuentro offers five surf breaks: Coco Pipe, Bobo’s Point, La Derecha, La Izquierda and Destroyer, which welcome surfers of all levels. There are even more secret spots all around the North shore, so feel free to explore on your own, or take on the locals guides with you, who will be more than happy to show you all the hidden gems on the island. There is no way, you can ever get bored around Cabarete!

The average water and air temperature are around 26 degrees, which means you don’t really need a wetsuit while surfing. It also allows you to spend time with your kids on the beach, without getting absolutely sunburnt!

Everyday yoga classes with our in-house yogi

Yoga sessions are led by our in-house yogi and offer a variety of different yoga practices. Yoga practices will be happening in the loft with an open-air deck (shala) surrounded by lush vegetation. You can also arrange a private yoga session independently.

Accommodation on the island

The accommodation for your family surf camp is a local villa guesthouse called El Encuentro surf lodge. The holiday house is located on the north shore of the island, between Sosúa and Cabarete. The lodge offers a great variety of accommodation options, such as double/triple rooms, suites, beach bungalows, or even an oceanfront villa. This package price includes a superior studio with its own bathroom and kitchen. However, you can always check all the options available here: https://elencuentrosurflodge.com/, and we will adjust the final price for you.  All the accommodation options are located in front of or a walking distance from the ocean.

Further island shenanigans

There are plenty of other outdoor activities for an active family to pursue during this family surf camp! You can opt for water activities, such as snorkeling (we absolutely love it!!), canyoning, river tubing, or other land-based activities, such as horse riding, hiking or mountain biking. There are also numerous cultural sightseeing spots. If you simply like to relax, choose one of many relaxing massage options, while your kids stay at the surf lodge under the careful eye of the daycare workers.

Feel free to contact us for further info about the trip.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Puerto Plata airport
GROUP SIZE max eight families
CHILDREN AGE from preschoolers up to teenagers
INCLUDED
7 nights lodging-check the lodging here https://elencuentrosurflodge.com/ with breakfast included
private transfers to and from Puerto Plata airport to El Encuentro surf lodge
welcome dinner on day of arrival and goodbye dinner last night
experienced BHT team of English speaking guides
5 day active camp for kids (snacks, fruit and drinks included)
5 day guided surfing sessions for parents
yoga sessions (Monday-Friday)
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can assist you to find the best options)
travel and activity insurance
food & drinks
massage
tips are optional and not included in the price
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Day 1 – Saturday

After your approx 3h flight from the US, your private transfer will wait for you in the arrival hall. We will drive for approx 25 min to arrive at the beautiful setting of El Encuentro surf lodge. You will get comfortably settled in your residence and have some time off to look around the residence and the beach and relax. Dinner is included.

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Day 2 – Sunday

Easy like Sunday morning. This is the first day of your holiday, so we will take it a bit easier. After an amazing breakfast with local fruits and delicacies, we will introduce you to the mansion and give you another day to adapt to the new surrounding. However, we will meet up for an orientation stroll around the area and explain all you need to know about the following week.

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Day 3 – Day 7: Monday to Friday

Morning warm-up yoga session, that will get everyone ready for an active day in the ocean!

Activities for kids and parents, all accompanied by a guide

The exact hour of certain activities will vary daily, regarding the current ocean swell and other weather-related facts. So, we will have a talk the evening before and decide on the timings for the next day.

KIDS’ CAMP

During this active camp, your kids will be spending quality time with professional day carers. Every day, there will be a new project going on, from art classes to yoga and fun “surf” sessions especially adapted to the little ones, local animal “hunting”, beach games and much more!

PARENTS’ ACTIVITIES

We did not, however, forget about you! While your kids will enjoy the outdoor activities with English speaking instructors, you will have time off to enjoy and try out something new yourself! Every day, you will have organized yoga and surf sessions to improve your existing knowledge. The professional surf guides will take care of each individual and adapt their learning techniques to best suit each and every one independently.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: lunch and break – nap time!

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: free afternoon activities with parents

7:00 pm onwards: dinner time & evening fun at the residency

Every day, it will be possible to order dinner a la carte in the restaurant belonging to your accommodation.

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Day 8 – Saturday

In the morning, after your last breakfast, we will take each one to the airport individually, depending on the time of your flight. Hopefully, we will catch up soon, as we are 100 % sure you will remember these holidays forever!  

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be 8 families. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
We recommend following general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some surf skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure.
As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to the fact that things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.


On your holiday you will be staying in a modern mountain chalet with a range of family appartments available, a great outdoor terrace for BBQ dinners and a garden for children to play in.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, a waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you about the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory for all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.