The trip cost includes trip set-up, trip leadership, all on-site expenses including lodging, food and water, in-country transportation, in-field cross cultural training, evening program, debriefing and re-entry resources, in addition to quality group servicing.
Lodging varies depending on the community. For instance, San Cristobal groups stay at the community center sleeping in bunk beds. Teams working in La Cumbre or Consuelito stay at a school with rooms set up dormitory-style. Male and female restrooms are available and showers are usually refreshingly cool, especially at the end of a long, hot work day. Please be aware that temperatures can be very hot in this part of the world.
Meals, prepared by local cooks will have Caribbean flare! The cooks are trained in safely preparing food for American teams—all food, including fruits and vegetables, is safe to eat. Most dinner dishes will consist of various authentic Dominican rice and chicken recipes, in addition to a wide variety of vegetables sides. Bottled drinking water will be available at all times.
Your trip includes a day-off, which is typically Wednesday. Everyone will enjoy a day at the beach and shopping at an open-air market where you can barter for souvenirs, helping the local economy at the same time.