San Juan and Beyond
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San Juan and Beyond

From castles to mangrove forests, a fascinating culture with a Spanish past

Explore San Juan and Beyond with your students. A local guide introduces you to San Juan, Puerto Rico and its 400 years of Spanish Colonial history. On your tour, pass oceanfront mangrove forests to the Caribbean national forest for a nature hike. Visit Ponce, Rio Camuy Cave Park, and back to San juan to relax or meet local students.

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7 Days
Destinations Visited
San JuanLuquilloPonceRio Camuy Cave ParkArecibo
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Fly to Puerto Rico
  • Arrive in San Juan Upon arrival, begin your exploration of San Juan.
Day 2 San Juan
  • Discover San Juan On a walking tour, a local guide introduces you to San Juan and its 400 years of Spanish Colonial history. See the Capitol building, plazas, and museums. Enter El Morro Castle, a striking military fortification.
Day 3 El Yunque to Luquillo
  • Visit El Yunque Pass oceanfront mangrove forests and coconut palms en route to El Yunque, the Caribbean national forest, for a nature hike.
  • Portal Tropical Forest Center In the Portal Tropical Forest Center you can enjoy ecological exhibits.
  • Visit Luquillo Beach Relax at Luquillo Beach.
  • Return to San Juan
  • LEAP Salsa Time
Day 4 Ponce
  • Discover Ponce Visit Ponce, the second largest city in the country, where a local guide takes you to explore the Serralles Castle, a magnificient, triple-level, fully-restored Spanish Revival mansion.
Day 5 Rio Camuy Cave Park
  • Explore the caves of Rio Camuy Creep through the caves of Rio Camuy Cave Park and learn about its ecosystem.
  • Arecibo Observatory Later, visit the Arecibo Observatory, home of the world's largest radio telescope.
Day 6 San Juan
  • Free Day to Explore Free day to explore San Juan or relax by the pool.
  • Add on: LEAP Puerto Rican School Visit Optional activity.
  • Add on: Harbor Cruise Take in the scenery and get an alternate perspective of the city as you cruise through San Juan harbor, one of the largest cruise ports in the world. See the sights lit up and enjoy lively tropical music and dancing.
Day 7 Return Home to the United States
  • Farewell! Say your goodbyes and board your flight home.
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