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Puerto Rico

Snorkeling & Wildlife: Puerto Rico With Your Grandchild

Program No. 21500RJ
Explore the coral reefs and ecosystems of Puerto Rico with your grandchild as you snorkel through the underwater world, hike a nature reserve and zipline through a rainforest!

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At a Glance

Experience the fascinating ecosystems of Puerto Rico from above and below as you zipline and snorkel your way through it with your grandchild! Dive into coral reef biology and conservation as you snorkel through crystal-clear waters with professional divers. Hike rainforest trails and zip past the treetop wildlife in El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system. Plus, learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico in Old San Juan, and discover old Spanish forts and castles!
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking over varied terrain. Open-water swimming/snorkeling up to 1.5 hours a day (must be able to swim). Zip lining, getting in/out of boats. Elevations up to 4,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Snorkel among the coral reefs of Caracoles Key and Culebra or Icacos Island (depending on weather), some of the most beautiful eco-destinations in the Caribbean.
  • Embark on a nighttime boat trip to see a bio-luminescent bay in Parguera.
  • Experience the beauty and excitement of the rainforest on an expert-led ziplining adventure in a Rainforest Adventure Eco-Park.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-14. Snorkeling is subject to weather conditions.
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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Andrea Torres View biography
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.”
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Alberto J Melendez View biography
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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Howell Geib View biography
Originally from New England, Howell Geib is trained as an architect, having graduated from Tulane University, and works to pursue his passion for the intersection of the natural world and the built environment. He continued his education in sustainable development and international relations, pursuing development programs in Africa, the Caribbean, and Western Europe. Throughout his career, he has lived in France, Hawaii, and Haiti. When not introducing Road Scholars to the natural world, Howie practices water sports like paddling.
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