This outdoor family tour package is designed to satisfy active families, who are looking for action, fun, and connection with their kids! Mixing with other families will allow your kids and you, to make new friendships that, as far as we know, last forever! The action-packed itinerary is the perfect choice for active teenagers. Daily activities vary each day and are sure the top-notch fun for your kids! They are all led by experienced guides with a vast local knowledge, who will take care of everything.
* Price $ 2.965 is per family of 3 people; additional child $390 “ONLY”:)
This outdoor family tour package in the Dominican Republic will run from August 2020 to April 2021.
- Aug 1-8 2020 / Aug 15-22 2020 / Oct 24-31 2020 / Nov 21- 28 2020
Dates for 2021 coming soon!
Daily activities and free days
As already mentioned, every day, there will be a new activity ready for you. From water activities such as kayak/sup & waterfalls to land-based ones, such as hiking, zipline, horse riding, and many more. During the week, there will be 2 days off for you to spend on your own terms. You can opt for surfing, yoga sessions, snorkeling, etc., or simply relaxing on the gorgeous tropical beach. You can also take a walk or grab a free bike from the lodge and head to the nearby towns to discover the local culture around the area.
Accommodation on the island
The accommodation during your family holiday will be 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. You can check all the options available here: https://elencuentrosurflodge.com/ . All the accommodation options are located in front of or a walking distance from the ocean.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Puerto Plata airport, Dominican Republic|
|GROUP SIZE||max 8 families|
|CHILDREN AGE||teenagers: 7 + yrs|
Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival to Dominican Republic
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 time off in the afternoon to look around the residence and the beach and relax. You will meet with the guide and other families for a welcome drink, followed by a gala meal.
Day 2 - Sunday: Stand up paddle / KAYAK tour
We will start every morning with a healthy local breakfast in the lodge with other families. The first activity during this holiday will be SUP/kayak tour. There will be a private shuttle to the activity venue on the east side of Cabarete, where there will be professional guides waiting for you with the prep talk and equipment. This activity is very extraordinary, as it takes you to “La Bocca de Yasica”, an area famous for fishing and seafood. During the tour, you will get on our SUPs or sit on top kayaks and paddle up on the river. We have time to explore a local beach full of shells and driftwood and even try out SUP surf. There is lunch included in the price of the activity. So, at lunchtime, we will stop at “La Bocca”, where you can choose from fried fish or chicken and local sides. After lunch, there will be some more river shenanigans through a creek tributary of the Yasica River. At the end of the tour, we will stop at a reptile farm that holds both, native and non-native species of iguanas, pythons, saltwater crocodiles, and different species of birds.
We will come back to the lodge in the late afternoon.
Day 3 - Monday: Isabel de Torres
After your breakfast in the lodge, we will head for another active day towards us! Today, you will not need your swimming costume, but rather your walking shoes and some sun cream. The private shuttle will take you to the start of the hiking tour on Isabel de Torres. During the hike, you will be able to encounter lots of endemic birds, plants and fruits along the way. While guiding you through the forest, your guide will be more than happy to answer all your questions. On the top, we will stop for some time to enjoy the view and explore the botanical garden. Afterward, the fun beings, as we will be taking the only cable car in the Caribbean to come back down from the mountain. Return back home in the early evening.
Day 4 - Tuesday: Free day
During your free days, you can relax on your own. Opt for a surfing session in front of the lodge or join a yoga class in the morning/evening. For those needing some more time off, you can simply relax by the pool or choose a full body massage. You can also rent bikes from the lodge and go for a ride around the nearby towns. There will be also a half-day optional activity for you to join, which will be decided weekly and you will find out more about it at the beginning of your week.
Day 5 - Wednesday: 27 waterfalls
We will meet again after breakfast and head for another activity. A private shuttle will take you to the beginning of the tour where you will meet your expert guides for the day. They will explain to you the schedule and give you the necessary equipment. The idea is to explore the waterfalls by following it through its channels and rock formations. Jumping, sliding and lots more are waiting for you on the trail! The activity lasts about half-day, so once we return back to the lodge, you will have some time to relax on your own.
Day 6 - Thursday: El Choco National Park and zipline
Another day and another land activity. After breakfast, we will head towards the start of the walk to El Choco National Park, where you will meet your guide. The national park is located less than 15 minutes from the beach and the heart of Cabarete. It offers a world of nature for hikes, swimming in freshwater lagoons and cave exploration. During the walk, you will also see the traditional DR settlements and meet a lot of friendly locals. We will only do part of the trail and finish at the Monkey Jungle with a zipline adventure.
Day 7 - Friday: Free day and a gala dinner
Another free day to explore on your own. Opt for a surfing session in front of the lodge or join a yoga class in the morning/evening. For those needing some more time off, you can simply relax by the pool or choose a full body massage. You can also rent bikes from the lodge and go for a ride around the nearby towns. There will be also a half-day optional activity for you to join, which will be decided weekly and you will find out more about it at the beginning of your week.
In the evening, we will all gather at the lodge restaurant to end our holiday in style.
Day 8 - Saturday: Departure day
Time to head back home. We will organize the return airport shuttles regarding your scheduled flights.
Want to extend your stay?
Contact us, and we will organize it with you!
As this is a family package, we normally host families here. However, we do have some basic requirements for this package as well:
- The minimum age is 12 years old to join this holiday.
- All travelers must be moderately fit to book and participate on this holiday.
- All family members must be able to cycle & swim competently.
- Any Health, fitness or behavioral challenges must be disclosed to us before booking.