Festival ticket includes
DR4 MAIN 5 DAYS ticket price includes the workshops, fun activities, night parties and party transportation (even the BachataTours to San Pedro, Guerra and Santo Domingo Barrios). The optional PRE-EXTENSION 3 DAYS includes the night parties, party transportation and Los Tres Ojos excursion. The Festival ticket price does not include flight, hotel, excursions and drinking in the night clubs and transportation to and from the airport. The optional Catamaran and Jungle Excursion prices are all-inclusive (transport, activities, food and drinks included).
The excursions must be paid 1 month before the festival at the latest, but you'll save in money transfer costs by paying at the same time. Paying festival and excursions at the same time becomes cheaper than paying them separately due to the money transfer costs and anyway the excursions must be paid 1 month before the fest at the latest. The excursions are all-inclusive (transport, activities, food and drinks included).
IMPORTANT HOTEL NOTICE!
Hotel EUROPA is amazingly nice, beautiful, sympatic and CHEAP. It's also perfectly located, which means it will sell out in a couple of months. Reserve it at once if you don't mind to stay in a basic room. There will be other, more luxurious hotels, available also. Hotel Europa prices include a breakfast. The area is full of fancy restaurants.
Hotel CCC is all-inclusive including breakfast, lunch, dinner, night food and drinks. It's bachata friendly and has Dominican atmosphere. We have had wonderfull time in that hotel and attendees like it, although it's not the most expensive and luxurious of the region.
Hotel CCC room reservation is a bit tricky, but DR4 organizer will help you in the process. Fill the room reservation request in the ticket order form. We will forward it (after double checking it) to the hotel. The Hotel will respond directly to you by email with the payment instructions. You have to pay the first night at once and the rest of the room payment in October. Remember, Hotel CCC will certainly fill up and your room reservation is valid only if CCC has been able to charge your credit card or bank account.
There is no sense in reserving any other Hotel in Juan Dolio than Coral Costa Caribe due to the all-inclusive hotel rules. If you stay at any other hotel you will have to buy an expensive "all-inclusive day pass" to authorize your access to Hotel CCC or your access is limited to workshop halls only.
YOU MUST ARRANGE YOUR OWN FLIGHT!
Instead of improvising or being agonized over the unexpected problems contact at once DR4 organizer . He can quickly help you in festival, hotel, flight and vacation extension issues.
After filling the DR4 ticket order form you'll get the full DR4 DISCLAIMER by email. You'll accept the Disclaimer by paying the festival ticket. The disclaimer says in brief: DR4 organizer is responsible only for the festival workshops, fun activities and parties. DR4 organizer is not responsible for the flights and accommodation. DR4 reserves all the rights to do any changes to the festival program before prior notice. No refunds even if the favourite artist/instructor is missing. We will hire more than enough instructors and live bands to recover smoothly the inevitable changes. Last time we had world-record 15 live bands (150 musicians) and no problems, no changes. In the past some live bands have cancelled the signed and paid contract but we were able to get even better artists to do the job. Notice! your name is your ticket and we'll check it when you arrive in the festival.
Bachata Business Rules in DR
DR3rd went smoothly. We didn't have any problem of whatsoever. Maybe we were just lucky or maybe the festival was perfectly planned. However, we have to take into consideration that the Dominican Republic does not follow all the international rules of business. Some of the Dominican bachata artists, party places and instructors have been known to break signed and paid legal agreements. Due to this fact the Fourth Dominican Republic Bachata Festival clearly states that nothing can be guaranteed and changes from the published schedule will occur. The changes and cancellations do not entitle ticket holders any discounts or refunds. In the past when cancellations occurred the festival organizers have always found excellent replacements.
Apreciate the biggest effort ever done
DR 1st was 5 years of planning, 8 months working, 2nd added 8 months of working as well as DR3rd 8 months more. The most autentic and exotic festivals didn't born by itself.
Help us to succeed
We organize the DR4 to help Dominican artists&instructors and to spread the knowledge of the authentic Dominican style bachata to the whole world. Please help us to spread the word by inviting your Facebook friends to the DR4th Bachata Festival Facebook group. The Festival will be declared successful if everyone’s expectations are met and the authentic style of bachata is learned and its popularity increases around the world.
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Ticket Order and
Room Reservation Form
The fancy Catamaran Excurcion
the new Jungle Excursion
The Catamaran Excursion to Saona Island has been the festival highlight already 2 times. Returning attendees insist on doing it again. It's highly recommended !!! The second excursion will go to the Jarabacoa mountain to see the jungle, river and waterfall. We'll have adventurous activitities but most importantly big dance party with food and drinks in the waterfall. Both excursions start from Hotel CCC and end to Hotel CCC. Both excursions costs US$85 (66€) because the 2 long bus rides, luxurious catamaran, drinks, lunch, music, rum and activities involve a lot of staff and expensive vehicles. It's actually a well planned huge operation that goes smoothly and let's us to concenrate on having fun dancing in the bachata paradise.
Airport to hotel transport
The Santo Domingo airport transport is not included into the festival ticket price. We will offer the transport a bit cheaper than the hotel and wild taxies. Our prices and transportation advices will be emailed closer to the festival and then we also ask the flight schedules.
TOTAL PRICES: Hotel+Festival+(Flight)
DR4 festival MAIN 5 days ticket US$420 costs with the current 15% discount US$357.
Hotel CCC 5 nights + MAIN 5 festival days with 15% discount costs:
- Single US$762, Double $667 and Triple $622
Hotel CCC 8 nights + MAIN 5 festival days with 15% discount + Catamaran and Jungle Excursion costs:
- Single US$1175, Double $1023 and Triple $951
FULL festival with 12 nights (Europa+CCC) costs:
- Single US$1542, Double $1282 and Triple $1178
The flights from USA are about US$300-$700 depending on the departure city. Anything below 800€ can be regarded cheap from Europe and below 700€ you are lucky. The Hotel+Festival+Flight from Europe starts from 1200€. From Miami and New York it might be under US$1000. Having single room and both excursions is several hundreds more.
Go ahead and ask advices!
DR4 organizer has a lot of experience in finding the cheapest flights. Also you should ask advices on how to extend your holiday in DR and where to stay over there!!
Don't worry :-) You are not the only one. Nearly 70% of the DR2nd and DR3rd participants came alone and they formed the best ever attendee group. They are still good friends and half of them will buy the DR4 ticket. You can reserve accommodation for yourself or you can save money by sharing your room with others. Ask DR4 organizer to add you to the secret group "DR4 roommate".
How to select dates for the flights?
Main 5 days Jan 22-26, but flight&hotel Jan 21-27
Main 5 days + Excursions 21-27, flight&hotel 20-28
Full festival Jan 17-27, but flight&hotel Jan 16-28
- It's good idea to stay longer if you wish.
How to Buy the flights
You are free to buy your flight in your favorite way:
- Google "Cheap Flights to Santo Domingo"
- Contact your travelling agency
- Buy directly from airlines flying to Sto Domingo:
American Airlines AA, United Airlines UE, Delta Airlines DE, Copa Airlines, Air France AF, Iberia IB, British Airways BA, Condor.
Notice! the flight prices change daily. The closer the festival, the higher the prices. Don't be too late! Last year September - November were good moments to buy the flight.