Puerto Rico
An Outdoor Discovery of Puerto Rico’s History & Heritage
Learn the story of Puerto Rico through its archeological sites, ancient forts, seaside villages, a historic coffee plantation and the grand architecture and monuments of Old San Juan.
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Program No. 15635RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Experience Puerto Rico’s colorful culture and history from pre-Columbian times to present U.S. stewardship. Led by local experts, explore a fascinating blend of historic cities and museums, beaches, seaside villages and natural wonders. Ponce, known as "the Pearl of the South," is a charming town with magnificent Spanish colonial architecture. Walk through its elegant historic district and top-notch museums, and enjoy galleries and historic sites in San Juan where the Puerto Rican culture is uniquely portrayed.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
One mile of walking over varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Venture to El Yunque for a short hike through the only tropical rainforest that is part of the U.S. National Forest System.
  • Enjoy a walking exploration of the San Felipe de Morro Fort and La Muralla (city wall) in Old San Juan, as well as one of Puerto Rico’s best preserved coffee plantations.
  • Discover the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Caribbean.

General Notes

For a more challenging program, check out #15638.
Featured Expert
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Andrea Torres
Andrea was born and raised in Puerto Rico and studied at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She has been an active travel educator for over four years, leading trips through the only tropical rainforest in the United States, El Yunque, where she met her first Road Scholar group. “Being outdoors and leading travelers is my way of life,” she says. “It brings me joy to share my passion with others and to educate individuals on some of the amazing wonders of the world.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Alberto J Melendez
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