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Eco Puerto Rico

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Highlights
  • Old San Juan
  • El Morro Fortress
  • Cueva Ventana
  • Guided Eco-Adventure
  • Luquillo Beach
  • Service Day
  • El Yunque Rainforest
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Horseback Riding
  • Black Sand Beach
  • Bio Bay Kayaking

Itinerary

Explore the cobbled streets and colonial fortifications of Old San Juan, try mofongo and pinchos. Travel into the central mountain range to enjoy the views from Cueva Ventana before spending an afternoon on an eco-adventure in the rainforest. Spend a day volunteering at one of the 200 farms participating in the World Central Kitchen’s Plow to plate initiative. Hike into El Yunque Rainforest, swim at La Mina Falls and climb Yokahu Tower. Learn how to surf at Luquillo, the ferry to Vieques. Experience the world’s brightest bio-bay on a night kayaking trip.
Day City Overview
1 Airborne
Old San Juan
Meet your Program Director at the airport for your flight to Puerto Rico. Orientation - Find Hotel, Plaza Colon, Fort San Cristobal, Santa Maria Magdelena de Pazzis Cemetary, Plaza del Quinto Centenario, Fortaleza San Filipe del Morro, Plazuela de la Rogativa, San Juan Gate, Plaza del Immigrante, Raices Fountain, and Paseo de la Princesa. Dinner in Old San Juan overlooking the bay.
2 Old San Juan Relaxed breakfast overlooking Old San Juan. Explore inside the 400-year old Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Casa Blanca (build for Ponce de Leon), La Fortaleza (the oldest governor's mansion in the western hemisphere), and San Juan Cathedral. Enjoy a relaxed lunch and spend some time exploring the famous shopping streets.
3 Service Day Puerto Rico was devastated by successive hurricanes a few years ago, and in the aftermath one of the biggest challenges was getting food to the island. Today you help reduce food insecurity in Puerto Rico while volunteering at one of the 200 farms participating in the World Central Kitchen's Plow to Plate initiative.
4 Cordillera Central
Luquillo Beach
Vieques
Board your private shuttle(s) for an all-day excursion to the Cordillera Central Mountain range ending at Luquillo Beach. We'll start with a climb up to Cueva Ventana for an astonishing view of the Río Grande de Arecibo valley. Lunch is followed by an afternoon in the forest filled with a mix of interpretive hiking, ziplining, rappelling, hiking, and swimming. Check into hotel on Luquillo Beach and enjoy a swim in the warm turquoise Caribbean waters.
5 El Yunque
Surfing
Board your private shuttle, we’re spending the morning hiking in El Yunque National Park, swimming at La Mina Falls, and checking out the view across the treetops from Yokahú tower. Lunch back on Luquillo Beach, then spend the afternoon practicing the basics of surfing with our team of instructors. Ferry over to Vieques, check into hotel overlooking the beach, and freshen up for dinner at one of the many restaurants along the promenade.
6 Vieques Choose between pre-breakfast horse-riding on Puerto Rico's beautiful Paso Fino horses (individual upgrade) or sleeping in! Late Breakfast. Spend the morning relaxing on a volcanic black sand beach and the afternoon shopping. Sunset, then shuttle to the bio-bay. Buddy up and pick a kayak. Paddle across the brightest bio-bay in the world.
7 Vieques
Airborne
Ferry back to mainland, then shuttle to the airport. ¡Adiós Puerto Rico!