Join ABSA and Coach Gaines for 7 nights and 8 days of softball, foreign culture, and the experience of a lifetime in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is a tropical island with beautiful beaches, and authentic latin culture. Visitors to these islands are sure to make new friends with the locals and experience what the island has to offer.
We will be traveling throughout different parts of the island, from the big cities to the small communities. The Dominican Republic is home to countless powerful waterfalls, some of which we will be exploring, ensuring this will be a trip to remember. We will also be celebrating New Year's Eve in style on the island..
When booking your trip, please keep in mind that you are traveling to an area outside of the United States, with its own customs, traditions, and culture. Additionally many of the sporting amenities we are accustomed to in the US are not available in other countries. We strive to provide you with the best the area has to offer! Some of our trips have extremely competitive tournament play while others exist to continue spreading softball to other countries. Either way, you will serve as an ambassador of softball and ABSA! We encourage you to complete your own research on your destination. Google StreetView is a great way to explore the area!
***All travelers under the age of 18 MUST travel with a parent or guardian.
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Travel insurance is strongly encouraged to travel with ABSA. Most policies insure your protection against cancellations or trips being delayed due to airlines, illness, injury, etc. Please double check you purchased the correct policy for your needs including coverage for COVID-19 related cancellations and delays.
We highly reccomened that you to speak with a travel insurance agent to invest in your specific needs are catered to, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. including questions about COVID-19.
You must have a valid passport to enter the Dominican Republic. U.S. citizens traveling to any destination outside of the United States will be required to present a valid U.S. passport. Passports must be valid for 6 months past the return date. Some countries require a visa for transit or entry. Passengers are responsible to ensure that they have all the proper documents for entry. All names on documents must match the legal name on your photo I.D., and travel document information must match tickets. Please check the State Department website at https://travel.state.gov for further information. Immunizations may also be required. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in denied boarding, denied entry, and/or government-imposed fines. If you are a citizen of another country, there may be additional requirements. Check with the nearest consulate or embassy of the destination you are traveling to and find out the entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens.
You may enter the Dominican un-vaccinated. There is no need for masks or quarantine if you are unvaccinated, restaurant's and bars will also be open to the public.
***This information is subject to change. Please verify prior to booking.
All trip deposits and balance payments made are non-refundable / non-transferable. $500 non-refundable deposit required.
***The trip starts and ends in different cities. Do NOT book roundtrip unless you are also making personal arrangements for travel to the airport.***
Our trip will depart for Santo Domingo Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 and will return Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from Santiago.
The meeting point for arrival in Santo Domingo is at Santo Domingo Airport/Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) December 27 at 10AM. Please arrive no later than 10 AM on December 27 as the bus will depart the airport at 11 AM.
For return flight, ABSA will provide ONE airport transfer at 6 AM on January 3 to Santiago Airport/El Cibao International Airport (STI). Please book flights accordingly (should arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to departure).
***Sample-Subject to change.