Preparing for your Family Adventure Vacation

Preparing for Your Family’s Adventure

Adventuresque gets you ready for your adventure. This “Preparing for your Adventure” page is our guide for you for things about purchasing airline tickets, what to pack, necessary forms, how to make payments, travel insurance, and the “small print.”

If you have been redirected here from our booking inquiry page. Let me introduce myself. My name is Matt McArthur. I am the owner and head guide at Adventuresque. I have taken care of every detail of this family adventure vacation week.

Our goal at Adventuresque is to provide excellent service. This includes all transport vehicles include WIFI. All the accommodations we use are sustainable, clean, safe, and surround you in beautiful Dominican scenery. The food we provide is locally grow, most of produce is organic, farm to table meals are common. We are sensitive to dietary issues and can make every possible effort to accommodate those needs.  Please make sure to fill out our Personal Info, Declaration of fitness, Liability Release, Photo/Video Release. This gives us the information we need to make sure you get the most out of your family adventure vacation.

Lastly, I am able to be contacted just filled out a contact form. I will meet you at the airport the day you enter for your adventure vacation week. Looking forward to it!

Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly into Puerto Plata (airport code: POP) American, UnitedJet BlueAir Canada, Westjet, Thomson, Air Berlin, Air Transat All fly directly into Puerto Plata.
    • Transfer to first accommodation eXtreme Hotel, beachfront in Cabarete, Dominican Republic (30 Minutes)
    • 7:30(ish)pm Welcome party, orientation, and dinner.
    • Bon Fire
  • Day 2: Surfing, Hiking, and Cave Exploration
    • Breakfast 7:30am
    • 8:30am Depart for Surf Lessons at Encuentro Beach
    • 11:30am Return to eXtreme for Lunch
    • 1:30pm Depart for Cabarete Caves and El Choco National Park Hike
    • 7:00pm Dinner at eXtreme Hotel
  • Day 3: Kayaking and Trapeze Circus Course
    •  Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am
    • 9:00am Depart for River Kayaking Excursion
    • 4:00pm Circus/Trapeze Course
    • 7:00pm Dinner
  • Day 4: Ziplining and Reef Snorkelling 
    •  7:30-8:30am Breakfast
    • 9:00am Depart for Monkey Jungle Ziplining
    • Lunch at Dive School
    • 2:00pm Reef Snorkelling Excursion
    • 7:00pm Dinner
  • Day 5: River Tube Float, Organic Permaculture, Aquaponics Farm Tour
    • Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am
    • 9:00am Check out of eXtreme Hotel. Depart for second accommodations Taino Farm
    • 9:30am Check into your jungle cabins
    • 10:00am Farm Tour/River Float
    • 12:30pm Farm to Table Lunch
    • Free time on the Farm
    • 6:30pm Dinner
    • 7:30pm Bon Fire
  • Day 6: Horseback Riding
    • 7:30am Breakfast
    • 9:00am Depart for Horseback Riding Excursion
    • 2:00pm Return to Farm
    • 6:30pm Dinner
    • 7:30pm Bon Fire
  • Day 7: Cascading The 27 Waterfalls and Puerto Plata City Exploration
    • 7:30am Breakfast
    • 8:30am Depart for 27 Waterfalls
    • Lunch at 27 Waterfalls
    • Puerto Plata city exploration
    • 6:30pm Farewell Part Dinner at Taino Farm
  • Day 8: Adios Amigos! 
    • Breakfast at farm
    • Depart for POP depending on your flight times
How to Get to and From Puerto Plata
Your adventure begins and ends in the city of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. There are a variety of airlines that fly to Puerto Plata. The city is served by Gregorio Luperon International Airport. Use Airport code POP. Flights can be found through American AirlinesJet Blue, United AirlinesDeltaAir Canada, Westjet, Thomson, Air Berlin, Air Transat. To ensure that you do not miss your departing flight it is advised that you book your departing flight the 8th day of your Adventuresque adventure vacation week. When booking a flight please contact us so that we know when you are arriving and have your transportation ready.
Adventure Travel Packing List

Adventure Travel Packing List

Adventuresque is a fully mobile adventure vacation week. We feel that less is more (more mobile). Your packing moto should be “Pack light, but pack right!” Here is a list of things that will make your adventure vacation week comfortable and enjoyable. *Please note that all adventure tours come with top quality activity specific equipment. If you wish to bring your own please contact us before packing.

Adventure Items:

  • Quick dry clothing (undergarments, shirts, and shorts)
    • These items dry faster than cotton and can be easily washed by hand and dry by morning.
  • Rain gear (cheap ponchos are awesome)
  • Closed toed shoes that can drain water easily (trail runners or river sandals)
  • Flip Flops, Sandals, or Sneakers (any footwear you are comfortable in)
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sunblock SPF 30+
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip protection
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses with Keeper Strap
  • Headlamp
  • Small backpack

Personal Items:

  • Passport and travel documents in a waterproof container (ziplock baggies are awesome!)
  • Long pants and light weight jacket, sweater, or fleece
  • Shorts
  • Camp Towel (quick drying)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Personal medication
  • Prescription glasses or contacts (bring an extra pair and a copy of your prescription)
  • Extra batteries

Optional Items:

  • Camera
  • Journal
  • Books

Looking for recommendations of adventure travel product? Check out our blog post about the gear we travel with.

Forms

Personal Info, Declaration of fitness, Liability Release, Photo/Video Release

This form must be filled out and emailed to Adventuresque prior to your departure to the Dominican Republic.

Travel Medical Insurance

Travel insurance is required for an Adventuresque family adventure vacation package. We highly recommend that you read the fine print and see what activities are covered in the policy. We have a strong relationship with International Medical Group (IMG). Recommend The Patriot Green Travel Medical Insurance for your Family Adventure Package.

Patriot Green Travel Medical InsuranceSM
Individual & family – Environmentally conscious short-term coverage available from five days up to two years.

Patriot Green Travel Medical Insurance is designed for the environmentally conscious traveler and provides him up to $2,000,000 of medical coverage and services. This plan offers the same core benefits as the Patriot Travel plan, but it also offers eco-friendly benefits including an Eco Sports Rider covering such activities as jungle zip lining, wildlife safaris, and cave tubing. The plan provides for the purchase of carbon offsets, paying an additional AD&D benefit to an environmentally conscious organization, and it is paperless.

There are two plans available: Patriot Green InternationalSM provides coverage for U.S. citizens traveling outside the U.S. and Patriot Green AmericaSM provides coverage for non-U.S. citizens traveling outside their home country.

Quote/Purchase Patriot GreenSM Travel Medical Insurance

 

 

 

The Small Print

Small Print

Reservations and Payment

  • Early reservations are encouraged. Some trips fill several months before departure.
  • All reservations require a 50% deposit at the time of booking. An invoice will be mailed to you within 24hours.
  • Full payment is required 45 days before departure.
  • All payments must be in the form of U.S. dollars paid via PayPal. If payment is not received when due, Adventuresque reserves the right to treat the reservation as canceled.

Cancellation by Client
When written notification of cancellation is received more than 45 days prior to departure of the trip, any payments minus 25% will be refunded. Written cancelations between 45 and 30 days prior to departure any payments minus 25% will be credited to future tours. No refunds or credit for cancellation given less than 30 days of trip departure dates. Adventuresque trips are sold as packages, and there will be no refunds to individuals who leave a trip early or arrive late.

Exceptions to the above cancellation policies cannot be made for any reason, including weather and personal emergencies. Adventuresque STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU PURCHASE A TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICY THAT INCLUDES TRIP CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE. Travel medical insurance is required for your vacation week.

Trip Modification

  • Adventuresque has designed our vacations with a degree of flexibility, to provide you with the best possible opportunity for exploring the Dominican Republic.
  • Therefore our itineraries may change due to weather, availability of new accommodations or routes, problems with old routes, etc. Adventuresque reserves the right to change the itinerary due to any factor.

What’s included

  • Adveturesque week’s include meals, accommodation and meal taxes and gratuities, snacks and purified drinking water, professional guides, park entry fees and permits, maps and vehicle or mule support (to carry purified drinking water, food, spare parts, tools, first aid, or for weary participants.

What’s not included

  • Airfare, soft drinks, liquor, medical expenses, cost of hospitalization or evacuation from remote areas, personal medical insurance, tips for guides.

Medical Responsibilities

  • Good physical and mental health are essential for the enjoyment of our trips
  • It is essential that any participant with a medical condition requiring regular treatment or which may be affected by vigorous activity, high altitude, heat, cold, other natural phenomena, or foods, notify Adventuresque, in writing, in advance of the trip.
  • All participants must carry their own medical insurance, valid for the duration of the trip.
  • Clients must present themselves for tours in a condition that guides feel will enable them to participate without endangering themselves or others, this especially relates to cascading, canyoning, white water rafting, SUP and biking trips. Please drink responsibly the night before trips as any sign of intoxication may lead to the cancellation of tours or exclusion of individuals without recourse to refunds.

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