Minnesota High School Spanish Class Trip Puerto Rico!
June 8 – 14, 2020
DAY 1: OLD SAN JUAN / PONCE
Tour Old San Juan, the New World’s oldest living city. Explore Fort El Morro or Fort San Cristóbal. Learn some folk legends and a ghost story on our unique walking tour. Spend a little time shopping and savor a piragua before you head to Ponce.
DAY 2: PONCE
Compete in our digital scavenger hunt a local farmers’ market. Speak to locals at Ponce’s most intriguing street. Head to a prestigious dance school for a salsa lesson. Participate at a service-learning project at a foster home/orphanage. End the night as you learn the secrets of local cuisine on our signature Mofongo 101 cooking class.
DAY 3: UTUADO
Enjoy a full day of hiking, spelunking, and ziplining as well as a visit to an organic farm deep in the Utuado Forest. You’ll learn about Taíno markings, visit a bat-filled cave, and have a medianoche sandwich at a panadería.
DAY 4: LA PARGUERA
Enjoy Boquerón Beach and try some “banana-boating.” Board a private boat on a tour of La Parguera’s mangrove cays; interact with a local fisherman in our signature sea creatures show. Swim at night at a dazzling bioluminescent bay.
DAY 5: CABO ROJO
Discover Cabo Rojo’s salt-flats as you hike the region’s dry coastal forest. Explore breathtaking cliffs and a lighthouse. Relax at ironic “Playa Sucia.“ Learn about the historical progression of Puerto Rican dance at a private folkloric dance show and workshop. Try the moves, from early Bomba y Plena to today’s Reggaetón.
DAY 6: EL YUNQUE
Discover the U.S.’ only tropical rainforest through guided walks, hikes, and optional swimming under waterfalls. Sample empanadillas for lunch at an authentic rainforest kiosk. Relax at pristine Luquillo beach. Enjoy a game of dominós after dinner.
DAY 7: PIÑONES
Taste the island’s best smoothies at Santurce’s La Placita. Visit Calle Serra and admire world-famous murals and street graffiti. Enjoy an “Afro-Caribbean” lunch at Piñones. Sample unique Puerto Rican snacks such as alcapurrias before you head home.
- 1 Free Chaperone/teacher per 10 paying passengers (based on double occupancy)
- RT Airfare (Unless purchasing “land-only”)
- Deluxe Motor coach Transportation to all activities as outlined in the itinerary
- 6 nights lodging in 3-4 star hotels
- 2 meals daily
- Services of a 24/7 bilingual Tour Director/guide
- Cold filtered water (traveler brings reusable water bottle)
Other Optional Add-ons
- Group transfers to/from MSP airport
- Group check in at airport
- Travel insurance
- Additional free packages
- Prepaid gratuities
- Additional activities or meals
- T-shirts/backpacks/water bottles with group logo