December 17, Meet up in Alachua, Florida at the start of the tour.
December 18-20, Atlanta 24-Hour Kirtan festival. We’ll drive with our bus from Alachua to Atlanta at the beginning of the tour, where we’ll have lots of getting-to-know-each-other group activities and introductions. Two days of blissful kirtans in Atlanta will be a great start to the tour.
December 21, The Journey to Puerto Rico. We’ll drive with our bus from Atlanta to Orlando, and board various flights to Puerto Rico, trying to stay together as a group as much as possible. Shuttles will pick us up at the other end and transport us to our PR accommodations near the temple.
December 22-26, Harinamas and adventure activities in towns and villages around Puerto Rico. Exploring the rainforest at El Yunque National Park. Kayaking a bioluminescent bay. Christmas 12-Hour Kirtan at Puerto Rico temple. Tourist sight-seeing in the old town of San Juan. Swimming at waterfalls and Caribbean beaches.
December 27, Puerto Rico Ratha-yatra festival in San Juan.
December 28, The Journey to the Dominican Republic.
December 29-January 1, Harinamas and adventures in the Dominican Republic. Hiking up Pico Duarte in the Cordillera Central mountains. Visiting the the first settlements of the “new world” established by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Japa walking pirate coves and white sand beaches. Snorkeling alongside tropical fish in a coral reef. Exploring jungle waterfalls and swimming holes.
January 2, Dominican Republic Ratha-yatra festival in Santo Domingo.
January 3, The Journey Home, flying from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. See flight booking info included at the end of the Application Form.
Cost of the Caribbean Winter Tour:
$425 early bird signup discount (before October 1, 2015), $550 thereafter. Does not include airfare.
Please contact us right away if you’re interested in coming on this tour, so we can begin guiding you through the application process. Only 21 spots are available and we expect this tour to fill up quickly. Do not book airfare until your application has been approved.
Optional add-on adventure activities: (not included in the base tour cost)
$75 — Snorkeling with tropical fish in a coral reef in the Dominican Republic.
$50 — Kayaking in a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico.
$15 — Rio Camuy Cave Tour, Puerto Rico