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
Varies by date
Varies by date. Moderate – Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain. Active – Walking up to two miles daily.
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 program in Puerto Rico with a Moderately Challenging activity level, see program #15638 Puerto Rico’s Reefs, Rainforests and Reserves: Hikes, Kayaking and Snorkeling.
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Alberto J Melendez
Alberto Melendez is a certified educational excursion, a certified Advance Open Water Scuba Diver and a Florida master naturalist. He has been leading kayak and snorkeling explorations in the Orlando area for over eight years. A 'tree-hugger' since the term became popular, he enjoys introducing folks to the inside story of the critters, salt marsh and history of the area.
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