During the week, everyone has the option to participate in two half-day excursions. The first is quite exciting, allowing participants to visit a small rural village, while sharing with one of the Caribbean’s most dynamic art collectives. More specifically, you will have the opportunity to visit the homes in this village, a local school and then hike through a rural farm and meet several families in the village. The school that we visit is participating in the Global Roots mural project in which we are utilizing public space/art to bring forth a dialogue on the environment and sustainability. As we share this process, you’ll have a chance to meet artists from the largest muralist project in the Caribbean, school children who are participating in the process and families in the village. The work of this group is inspirational and engaging, allowing you to experience the rich culture and hospitality of the Dominican Republic, while also sharing in an innovative and exciting community building initiative.
During the second excursion, participants will have the choice to either visit a series of waterfalls or ride up a cable car to a botanical garden. On the waterfall excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to hike along and through a river, then, swim in several refreshing pools. On this tour, you will need to wear or bring aqua socks or you can rent water shoes before starting the tour. You are provided with helmets & life vests even though there is really no danger of drowning. There are a couple areas where you can jump into the water with the highest jump being nine meters. If you have a fear of heights or