Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Hearty breakfasts and delicious, authentic, cuisine at local restaurants for lunches and dinners—with meals times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Dive into the world of coral reefs and the marine ecosystem. Across the globe, coral reefs are increasingly deteriorating due to a variety of environmental and human-related factors. You'll appreciate the need to preserve these beautiful underwater reefs as you observe the many species of plants, corals, fish, sponges, mollusks, algae and other creatures that call them home.
Help save the Dominican Republic's coral reefs and ocean ecosystem. Students will be based in Las Galeras and work with Reef Check Foundation. Founded in 1996 by marine biologist Dr. Gregor Hodgson, Reef Check Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical coral reefs. After three days of Healthy Reef Protocol coursework that involves both classroom study and field work accomplished through snorkeling, students will be ready to serve. During the subsequent three days they will collect data from the reefs that will be studied to ensure the reef's continued health.
Horseback Ride, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Río Frío Boat Trip, Cultural Exchange with Local Students, Manuel Antonio National Park, Community Service Project in Sarapiquí, Monteverde Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges, Jauri Tropical Farm, Sarapiquí Homestay, Costa Rican Cooking Lesson, Arenal Volcano
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA and arrive in the Dominican Republic. Check into your hotel in the picturesque Colonial Zone, meet your tour manager and begin to explore your new surroundings with a walking tour through the Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Cultural Site. Visit the First Cathedral, Alcázar de Colón, Chapel of Remedies, the ruins of the Franciscan Monastery and other historic sites.
This morning journey north from Santo Domingo to the village of Las Galeras. Growing in popularity but still maintaining a quiet local feel, this Samaná Peninsula fishing town's picturesque surroundings and horseshoe-shaped white sand beach provide the perfect setting for your stay.
Today meet the staff at the Reef Check Foundation to begin your
coral reef data collection service project. Founded in 1996 by marine biologist Dr. Gregor Hodgson, Reef Check Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical coral reefs. Your venture into marine preservation begins on land with Healthy Reef Protocol coursework, combining classroom study and field work accomplished through
snorkeling exploration of the coral reefs. You'll enjoy some free time in the afternoon to explore on the beach.
Healthy Reef Protocol coursework, combining classroom study and field work accomplished through snorkeling exploration of the coral reefs. During free time in the afternoon, perhaps discover the beauty and diversity of the local flora and fauna.
Today is your final day of
Healthy Reef Protocol coursework, combining classroom study and field work. You will enjoy free time in the afternoon to prepare for the second phase of your volunteer work.
This morning gear up for the water and begin your
coral reef data collection. The information gathered will be studied to assess the current state of the reefs and to help ensure their continued health. This afternoon's excursion will let you experience more of your tropical surroundings.
Continue your volunteer work today with both morning and afternoon sessions of
coral reef data collection.
Today is your final full day dedicated to the service project. Finish your volunteer work with two sessions of
coral reef data collection. Then reflect on your experience as you enjoy a final free afternoon to relax on the beach.
Following breakfast, travel back to Santo Domingo and check into your hotel in the historic Colonial Zone before tonight's farewell dinner.
Depart for the USA.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $300Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $250Add to Tour