I am working on a trip for a group of us to go to the Dominican Republic for the Santo Domingo Temple dedication.  The temple is going to be dedicated Sept 17th.  The more of us go together as a group, the higher the discount will be.

If you are seriously interested in a trip, send me an e-mail with the following information:
  1. Number of guests:
  2. Number of days desired:
  3. Guided tour or just transportation and hotel.
  4. If guided, how many days "free time" would you like.
  5. Anything else pertinant to planning a successful trip for us.
  • The dedication is Sept 17th. I am thinking of the following:
  • Fly to Sto. Dgo. on Friday 15th
  • Enjoy the beach and the capital the 16th (and maybe do a gathering of RMs that eve with Santiago Mercado)
  • Enjoy the dedication on Sunday the 17th
  • Monday morning we do a group charter to Santiago (I'd love for someone to organize a large member gathering there).
  • Everyone is free for several days or
  • For those interested hotels can be booked for a couple nights in Santiago and then a couple days in Puerto Plata.
  • You fly home when you want to out of Sto. Dgo. or we could do another group charter from Santiago to Sto. Dgo. airport to go home.

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