Taino Trails: Secrets of Puerto Rico’s Pyramids and Natural Wonders

Stroll through Old San Juan’s historic lanes, where monuments like Castillo San Felipe del Morro narrate tales of Puerto Rico’s past, a precursor to the Taino trails awaiting. Venture to the city of Ponce, the gateway to Taino pyramids and a canvas of cultural rendezvous, followed by a night spectacle at La Parguera’s bioluminescent bay. Explore the northern coast’s idyllic beaches such as la Poza de las Mujeres in Manatí, and take guided tours to Taino sites like Pirámide de Aguada and the Sky Palace in Mayaguez, delving into the architectural genius of the Taino. Immerse in the Taino’s musical essence and architectural prowess at select stops, enriching your Puerto Rican expedition.
San Jose Street in Old San Juan
Mar Chiquita
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Tu recorrido:

8 noches

9 días

12 (+1) meals

Hasta 5km/día

Descripción del Viaje

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Atardecer en Trinidad
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Unveil the secrets of Puerto Rico’s eastern region on a 9-day journey through the mystic Taino trails. Escaping the mundane, you’ll traverse through nature’s grandeur and the rich Taino heritage that shapes the island’s culture. The journey unveils Puerto Rico’s lesser-explored facets, opening a window to its ancient Taino roots and natural spectacles.

Las actividades del programa, horarios y personal pueden cambiar debido a circunstancias locales.

En tal caso, le avisaremos lo antes posible.

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Itinerario Detallado

Día 1

Pernoctación: San Juan

The tour coordinator will greet everyone, and we will review the program schedule, emergency procedures and answer questions. After orientation, we will set out with our tour coordinator to take a walk and explore the area around the hotel. At a restaurant, we´ll enjoy a welcome dinner with a delicious set menu.

Día 2

Pernoctación: San Juan

Desayuno en el hotel. A continuación, un autobús privado nos llevará al viejo San Juan, el centro de la ciudad, donde nuestro experto local nos guiará por lo más destacado de la ciudad. Concluiremos nuestra ruta en el Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO, testimonio de la historia de Puerto Rico y el lugar más emblemático de la isla.

Tras una pausa para comer, asistiremos a una charla de un historiador sobre la historia y la identidad de Puerto Rico.

Día 3

Pernoctación: Mayagüez

Breakfast at the hotel. Our private bus will take us to  the city of Mayagüez. On the way, we will stop at Tortuguero Lagoon, between the towns of  Vega Baja and Manatí. It has been uniquely preserved due to its balance of  fresh and salt water, and includes swamps, endemic flora, endangered species, silica sand and mogotes. We will then continue on Mar Chiquita beach, a lovely natural pool. The intense turquoise waters of the Atlantic bathe its limestone formations, creating an exceptional landscape. We will have a snack lunch at the beach, which includes many stands offering typical Puerto Rican food.

Following the break, we will visit Poza de Las Mujeres, another beach of singular beauty protected by a natural breakwater. 

Luego viajaremos a Mayagüez y nos registraremos en el hotel.

Día 4

Pernoctación: Mayagüez

Breakfast at the hotel.  We will discover the picturesque city of Mayagüez. On our walking tour through its tranquil streets, we will stroll  the religious pilgrimage route of Porta del Sol Sagrado as well as Parque El Litoral Shorty Castro. During the tour, we will stop at Nuestra Señora de la Candelaría Cathedral, a church which was reconstructed after suffering a fire in 1841 and a seaquake in 1918. We will then see the inside of Yagüez Theater, opened in 1909 as a silent cinema. Its characteristic baroque style gained it the official title of historic architectural monument in 1976. Currently, the theater hosts concerts, locally produced plays, ballet shows and other events. 

A continuación, comeremos juntos un delicioso almuerzo en un restaurante local.

Our cultural route will continue to  museo Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican philosopher known as El ciudadano de América,  who championed the independence of Puerto Rico, the unity of the Greater Antilles and of Latin America. He was the precursor of sociology in America.

Día 5

Pernoctación: Mayagüez 

Desayuno en el hotel. Saldremos hacia la ciudad de Aguadilla, rica en tradiciones locales y belleza natural y especialmente notable por sus playas. Haremos una parada en el Macromural, un mosaico creado por el arquitecto Samuel González y compuesto por 10 tonos entremezclados. 15 murales de diferentes artistas componen la obra principal, con temas de pesca, mar y otros elementos costeros. 

Our next stop is Aguada phiramid, a curious monument shaped like a Mayan pyramid. Nelson Ruiz constructed this work  in the garden of his home in order to hold his ashes and those of his wife after their deaths.

Following a break in which we have lunch on our own, our route will continue to the Cara del Indio monument. Located in the township of Isabela, this sculpture hides among the rocks and vegetation. It represents Chief Mabodamaca, a Taíno leader who fought to protect his people from the Spanish conquistadors. 

Vuelta a Mayagüez

Día 6

Pernoctación: Ponce 

Breakfast at the hotel.  After leaving the hotel, we will set out for Ponce. Our first stop is Cabo Rojo, where we will visit The National Wildlife Refuge for several endangered local birds including the well-known Mariquita. In the town of Parguera, we will visit Rosita beach, within the Parguera wildlife preserve, and have lunch beside its natural pools.

Tras la pausa para el almuerzo, continuaremos hacia Ponce, donde nos registraremos en el hotel.

Día 7

Pernoctación: Ponce

Breakfast at the Hotel. We will take a guided tour of Ponce, nicknamed La Perla del Sur, Puerto Rico’s second largest city after San Juan. Our route will take us to highlights of the city such as Fuente de los Leones y Plaza de Las Delicias. We will stop at Castillo de Serrallés, a palace turned museum on the sugar industry and its impact on the Puerto Rican economy. We will continue on to Ponce and pass Parque Bombas, a striking red and black building that housed the first fire station in Puerto Rico, included in the National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 1984.

Following a break where we will all have lunch on our own, we will visit Hacienda Buena Vista, a historic center of the coffee industry, which contains restored structures more than a century old and a one-of-a-kind hydraulic turbine. Set in motion by the course of the Canas River, the mill continues to function as a motor for other equipment from the era.

Después de cenar por nuestra cuenta, viviremos el momento más espectacular del viaje: una excursión en kayak por la bahía bioluminiscente de Pargueras.

Día 8

Pernoctación: San Juan 

Desayuno en el hotel. Regreso a San Juan y última oportunidad de disfrutar de la ciudad, con tiempo libre para hacer la maleta, relajarse y explorar.

Farewell dinner in the evening.

Día 9

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport at a designated time.

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Inclusiones

Precio

Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement $495.

Para un mínimo de 15 personas.

Experiencias Adicionales

Personaliza el viaje de tus clientes según sus intereses añadiendo cualquiera de estas experiencias únicas.

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Taller de música y baile Puertorriqueña

Un grupo de música local nos explicará los nombres y sonidos de los instrumentos utilizados en la canción tradicional puertorriqueña, así como las prendas típicas utilizadas en los diferentes trajes asociados a los distintos bailes y géneros musicales. Por último, aprenderemos los movimientos básicos de bailes emblemáticos como la Bomba y Plena, la salsa y el cuembé.
Alquiler de Helicóptero

Alquiler de Helicóptero

Personaliza un increíble tour por aire. Desde el Viejo San Juan hasta las playas de las islas exteriores, esta perspectiva aérea ofrecerá a sus clientes las mejores vistas de la isla. Vea San Juan desde el cielo en un tour en helicóptero.