7 days
San Juan, Ponce

Discover Puerto Rico, an island of multitudes.

There you’ll hear Spanish and English spoken side by side (and maybe pick up some new words while you’re at it). You’ll mingle with locals and see Taíno, Spanish, and U.S. influences converge all at once. And then you’ll see how easily forts and colonial architecture can blend in with modern buildings. When you explore Puerto Rico and its vibrant language and culture, you explore an island of harmonious differences.
  • Day 1: San Juan

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Explore Puerto Rican culture on your Tour Director-led walking tour of San Juan

  • Day 2: San Juan

    Take an Old San Juan architecture tour led by a licensed, local architect

    • Explore Old San Juan, a 500-year-old walled city that harbors blue cobblestone streets, Spanish patios, and frescoed chapels

    Visit one of San Juan's museums, which may include:

    • Museo de las Americas
    • Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte

    Participate in an intercambio, or exchange, and speak Spanish with local boys and girls

  • Day 3: Las Piedras • Ponce

    Travel to Ponce

    Participate in an educational program at Hacienda 8A 

    Visit the Ponce Art Museum

    Take a walking tour of Ponce

    • Plaza Las Delicias
    • Parque de Bombas

    Find out what habichuelas means and how mofongo tastes with a Puerto Rican cooking class and dinner in Ponce

  • Day 4: Ponce

    Tour a coffee plantation and see how coffee beans are harvested and processed

    Take a guided sightseeing tour with a Ponce local

    • Get an inside look at daily life in Ponce
    • Try out local Puerto Rican phrases
    • Understand Puerto Rican culture and society as it compares to the U.S.

    Take a boat tour of the bioluminescent bay

    • Illuminating microscopic marine plankton give the bay its glow
  • Day 5: Ponce • Loíza • San Juan

    Visit El Museo Castillo Serrallés and learn about sugar cane's important role in Puerto Rico's economy

    Return to San Juan

    Visit the northern town of Loíza and see how Taíno culture has influenced the island

    • Visit the María de la Cruz Cave, and see evidence of pre-Columbian Taíno people
    • Sample local foods and browse artisan stands
    • Explore an art gallery of local artists

    Dive deeper into the culture through a bomba dance lesson in Spanish on the beach

  • Day 6: San Juan

    Visit El Morro, the oldest Spanish fortification in the Caribbean and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Visit Castillo San Cristóbal

    Experience Puerto Rico's daily life at a local beach

    Join in conversation with a local Puerto Rican family over a home-cooked dinner

  • Day 7: San Juan

    See San Juan's vibrant street art culture with a street art walking tour

    Depart for home
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  • Day 1: San Juan

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Explore Puerto Rican culture on your Tour Director-led walking tour of San Juan

  • Day 2: San Juan

    Take an Old San Juan architecture tour led by a licensed, local architect

    • Explore Old San Juan, a 500-year-old walled city that harbors blue cobblestone streets, Spanish patios, and frescoed chapels

    Visit one of San Juan's museums, which may include:

    • Museo de las Americas
    • Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte

    Participate in an intercambio, or exchange, and speak Spanish with local boys and girls

  • Day 3: Las Piedras • Ponce

    Travel to Ponce

    Participate in an educational program at Hacienda 8A 

    Visit the Ponce Art Museum

    Take a walking tour of Ponce

    • Plaza Las Delicias
    • Parque de Bombas

    Find out what habichuelas means and how mofongo tastes with a Puerto Rican cooking class and dinner in Ponce

  • Day 4: Ponce

    Tour a coffee plantation and see how coffee beans are harvested and processed

    Take a guided sightseeing tour with a Ponce local

    • Get an inside look at daily life in Ponce
    • Try out local Puerto Rican phrases
    • Understand Puerto Rican culture and society as it compares to the U.S.

    Take a boat tour of the bioluminescent bay

    • Illuminating microscopic marine plankton give the bay its glow
  • Day 5: Ponce • Loíza • San Juan

    Visit El Museo Castillo Serrallés and learn about sugar cane's important role in Puerto Rico's economy

    Return to San Juan

    Visit the northern town of Loíza and see how Taíno culture has influenced the island

    • Visit the María de la Cruz Cave, and see evidence of pre-Columbian Taíno people
    • Sample local foods and browse artisan stands
    • Explore an art gallery of local artists

    Dive deeper into the culture through a bomba dance lesson in Spanish on the beach

  • Day 6: San Juan

    Visit El Morro, the oldest Spanish fortification in the Caribbean and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Visit Castillo San Cristóbal

    Experience Puerto Rico's daily life at a local beach

    Join in conversation with a local Puerto Rican family over a home-cooked dinner

  • Day 7: San Juan

    See San Juan's vibrant street art culture with a street art walking tour

    Depart for home
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Your experience includes

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  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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