Many of us are experienced travelers, and Bob lived in the DR for several years. Hence, we are shortcutting the expense of an all-inclusive tour in order to cut costs and give us more options. Interested travellers should do the following:
1. As soon as you decided to go, put down the $400 deposit via the link that will be provided, below. Your initial deposit will be refundable until approximately February 1.
2. Shortly after making the deposit, book your airfare on your own. The American Airlines flight listed with departure times on the planning spreadsheet hovers in price regularly between $590-$660.
3. Pay the remaining balance via the link by February 1. A good estimate of your 'hard costs' can be found by adding our current estimates from the spread sheet and subtracting airfare and deposit. We won't know the absolute, carved in stone pricing until just shortly before 2/1, when we will list it there, awaiting your payment.
[Seriously. Look at that beach. Bob or Jason took that photo on their recon/planning trip. You can see it in person, or sit all winter and look at the snow bank. It's your choice.]
Shortly, Turinter will set up an account for us in Miami, for receiving payment in $USD. They have asked for a down payment of $400 per person (whether you choose the 7 or 10 Day) by January 15. The remainder would be due by February 1. Changes to your arrangements will be difficult to make after the first week of February has passed. We will obtain a quote from Turinter for travel insurance as well - write to Jason if you want this. It is our understanding that the new presidential administration in the DR will be pushing through a set of reforms that are likely to cause some inflation in travel costs, so we are encouraged to book early, if possible. Reservations for hotel and transportation have already been made, and our room blocks can be changed without penalty until January 15.
RSVP and ask your questions of Jason Berger or Bob Davis, by clicking their names.
There. We just saved you $1,000 in tour costs.
[Jason, please provide the payment links as soon as you have time. -Tom]