Contemporary Puerto Rico: a Woman’s Vision

Learn about the importance of women in Puerto Rico through specialized conferences. Visit local businesses run by women and learn about their challenges and future projects. Travel to the beautiful cities of Loíza, Ponce and Adjuntas, and feel like a Puerto Rican.
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Felisa Gautier Foundation

Your Tour:

9 nights

10 days

16 meals

Up to 4 miles / day

Tour overview

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On this trip you will learn about the role of women in Puerto Rico, from entrepreneurs to philanthropists and humanitarians. We will visit some local businesses and foundations in San Juan and a social organization in Loíza, and we will fully immerse ourselves in Puerto Rican culture by discovering some of the most beautiful places on the island. A must-do trip that you will remember forever.

Program activities, schedules and personnel may change due to local circumstances.

In such an event, we will alert you as quickly as possible.

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Day 1
Arrive in San Juan, Orientation & Welcome Dinner (D)
Day 1
Day 2
Lecture, Felisa Rincón Foundation & Museum, Tereques La Tiendita (B, L)
Day 2
Day 3
Old San Juan, cooking class, El Morro Castle (B, L)
Day 3
Day 4
Lecture, Sila M. Calderón Foundation (B)
Day 4
Day 5
Day trip to Loíza Aldea (B, L)
Day 5
Day 6
Overnight trip to Casa Pueblo in Adjuntas (B, L)
Day 6
Day 7
Day trip to Ponce, Return to San Juan (B, L)
Day 7
Day 8
Local business (B)
Day 8
Day 9
Day trip to El Yunque, Luquillo beach, Farewell dinner, kayak at the Bioluminescent Bay of Fajardo (B, D)
Day 9
Day 10
End of program (B)
Day 10

Day by Day

Day 1

Overnight: San Juan

 

The group leader will welcome you and we will go over the program schedule, emergency procedures and answer any questions. After the orientation, we will go out with our group leader for a walk and explore the area around the hotel. At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a delicious menu as a welcome dinner.

Day 2

Overnight: San Juan

After breakfast, we will set out with a local expert for a lecture on Women’s Rights in Puerto Rico. Then, we will depart for Old San Juan to visit the Felisa Rincón Foundation and its museum. It was created in 1985 to perpetuate Doña Felisa’s extraordinary contribution to Puerto Rico and in particular to the rights of Puerto Rican women. Her life of service is intended to be a source of inspiration for Puerto Rican youth and to serve as a model of civic responsibility, representing the ideals of an honest, efficient and humanitarian municipal administration. After such an interesting visit, we will go together to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Right after that we will go to a local business owned by a female entrepreneur, Tereques La Tiendita. The owner will talk to us about how the project came about and the challenges and projects they hope to achieve in the future.

Day 3

Overnight: San Juan

 

After breakfast, we will depart by bus to the town of Cataño, from where you will see the breathtaking view of the Bay of San Juan and El Morro Fort. From Cataño, we will take a ferry to cross the Bay of San Juan where we will enjoy a walking guided tour around San Juan, covering the major points of interest. We will walk to our cooking class, where we will learn how to prepare the famous Puerto Rican dish Mofongo and there we will enjoy our own creation for lunch. Finally, after lunch, we will end our day with a visit to the El Morro Castle, the largest fortress built in the New World, where students will have a guided tour of the castle. At the end of the trip, you’ll have the opportunity to return to the hotel or explore the area on your own. 

Day 4

Overnight: San Juan

After enjoying our breakfast, we will set out with a local expert for a lecture given by Hogar Nueva Mujer personnel at the hotel, where we will learn about this organization that helps women victims of gender-based violence. Right after, we will depart for Sila M. Calderón Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides training services through economic and community development initiatives and programs. At the end of the tour, you will have the rest of the day free to explore on your own.

Day 5

Overnight: San Juan

We will have breakfast at the hotel, our bus will be waiting for us to take us to Loíza Aldea, an Afro-Caribbean community in the northwest of the island. Here we will visit the village and Taller Salud, a feminist organization dedicated to improving women’s access to health care, reducing violence in community settings, and promoting economic development through education and activism. Afterwards we will go to Piñones where we will enjoy a Creole meal in the kioskos. And finally we will visit the Santa Maria cave. At the end of the day, we will return together to the hotel in San Juan.

Day 6

Overnight: Adjuntas

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a day trip to visit Casa Pueblo in Adjuntas, a town in the center of the island, a community self-management project that is committed to the appreciation and protection of natural, cultural and human resources. The visit includes a guided tour to visit different areas of interest of the place such as:  their solar energy system, solar cinema, hydroponic system, plant nursery, and butterfly garden.  Then, we will have lunch together in Adjuntas and we’ll visit the Bosque Escuela La Olimpia, a sustainable project belonging to the Casa Pueblo organization. After this visit, we will check in at the hotel in Adjuntas.

Day 7

Overnight: San Juan

In the morning and after enjoying breakfast, we will pick up our belongings and leave for the city of Ponce. After a short walking tour, we will visit the Parque de Bombas (Old Fire Station) to discover this unique and colorful building. After this, we will go to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch together. With our batteries recharged, we will continue to the Castillo Serrallés, a castle turned museum with information about the sugar cane industry and its impact on the economy of Puerto Rico. Then, we will take the bus back to San Juan.

Day 8

Overnight: San Juan

 

We will have breakfast at the hotel and go to visit a local business run by a woman, where she will tell us about her experience as a woman entrepreneur and the challenges she faces in the Puerto Rican market. At the end of the tour, you will have the rest of the day free to explore on your own.

Day 9

Overnight: San Juan

 

In the morning our private bus will be waiting for us to go to El Yunque National Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the national forest system. With nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse. Come experience the breathtaking scenery, clear mountain rivers, and outdoor recreation through a short hiking adventure. Afterwards, we will take our bus to Luquillo beach where you’ll have the opportunity to taste a traditional lunch in its kioskos on your own and enjoy the afternoon at the beach. In the late afternoon we will depart to Fajardo, a nearby town, to enjoy a delicious farewell dinner and experience the most exciting activity of the trip: a kayak tour through the Bioluminescent Bay of Fajardo. We will return to the hotel in San Juan in the evening.

Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport at the indicated time.

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Tour Inclusions

Tour Pricing

Price per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement $525.

For a minimum of 15 pax.

Additional Experiences

Customize your trip according to your interests by adding any of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Puerto Rican Music and Dance Workshop

A local music group will explain the names and sounds of instruments used in traditional Puerto Rican song, along with the typical clothes used in different clothes associated with different dances and music genres. Finally, we will learn the basic movements of emblematic dances such as Bomba y Plena, salsa and cuembé.
Charter a Helicopter

Charter a Helicopter

Customize an amazing tour by air. From Old San Juan to beaches of the outer islands, this aerial perspective will give your clients the best views of the Island. See San Juan from the sky in a helicopter tour.