• Food donation
• Visit of the foundation "Rincón de Luz"
• Guided tour through the poor district "Gualey"
• Local English, French or Spanish speaking tour guide
On this slum tour, you will get to know Santo Domingo from a different side. Off the beaten tourist track you will see the life of the less privileged population and make a small contribution to improving their circumstances.
After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver and taken to the cable car station "Tres Brazos". You will board the cable car, from which you will enjoy a spectacular view, and cross the river "Ozama". On the other side the poor district "Gualey" awaits you. The quarter is located in the north of the capital on the west bank of the "Ozama". After a short walk from the cable car station (700 m) you reach the charitable foundation "Rincón de Luz". The foundation has been working for over 16 years in the fields of education, nutrition and health for socially disadvantaged children, young people and senior citizens. Children from pre-school age to the beginning of middle school receive school lessons and take part in lunch. At the foundation you hand over a food donation (included in the price of the excursion, will be provided for you in advance). The founder and chairman Leyda Alvarez will give you a guided tour of the premises and present her work. Interactive educational games will give you the opportunity to get in touch with the school children.
You will then be given a guided tour of "Gualey". You will get an impression of the living conditions in one of the poorest quarters of the Dominican Republic. You will visit the five "pozos", small lakes fed by natural springs, which are popular with the local people. Of course, you are free to do as the locals do and to refresh yourself in the crystal-clear water. Drinks are available during the walk from local corner shops, the so-called "colmados".
At the end of the tour you will return to the Foundation for lunch, prepared by relatives of the school children. After lunch you will be taken back to your hotel by your driver.