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For many people, being on vacation is all about letting someone else do all the heavy lifting.
We feel your pain – that’s why we offer sightseeing tours that will show you some of the best sites our island has to offer from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Or a trolley train. Or even a Segway.
Because you should enjoy sightseeing in Puerto Rico, no matter how you like to roll.
It’s no surprise that most of our sightseeing tours take place in San Juan. The capital has so much to offer, and you have so much to cover, that a tour – even a themed tour – just might be the best way to get acquainted with the city. If you want to stick to the old city, check out the historic walking tours of Legends of Puerto Rico or the dining and cultural walking tour from Flavors of San Juan.If you prefer something with a bit more zip, consider exploring Viejo San Juan on a Segway with Segway Tours of Puerto Rico. Of course, you can also take a traditional bus tour of the old city with several tour operators, and many of these expand beyond the ancient walls to cover other neighborhoods in Metropolitan San Juan.
San Juan at night
One of the only tours that will take you in and out of historic buildings in Old San Juan after the sun goes down is Night Tales of San Juan, a terrific walking tour of the old city.
Several tour companies combine a sightseeing tour of Old San Juan with a trip to nearby Casa Bacardi distillery, where you can tour the distillery that has come to be known as the Cathedral of Rum.
Shop, Dine and Tour
For a tour that combines the luxury of upscale shopping (or outlet shopping, if you prefer) and fine dining, give Get Shopped Puerto Rico a call.
The El Yunque rainforest is a very accessible destination, but for those who’d rather leave the driving to someone else, numerous tours will take you to this verdant oasis. Better yet, your tour guide will also wax eloquent about the diverse and brilliant flora and fauna found in the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service.
Bring your hiking shoes
This is one of the most popular hiking destinations on the island, and your tour to El Yunque will likely include an opportunity to explore its more well known trails. Make sure to wear your hiking shoes.
Bring your bathing suit
One of the real treats of visiting El Yunque is a chance to swim beneath the wall of water at La Mina falls. Most tours will guide you to this idyllic destination, and you’ll want to have your bathing suit on to take full advantage of it.
Bring your beach towel
Many companies that offer tours to El Yunque will make a second stop at the nearby Luquillo Beach, a palm-ringed Blue Flag beach with golden sands, full facilities and kiosks serving Puerto Rican goodies.
Ponce’s many cultural delights are spread out, making a tour of Puerto Rico’s “Pearl of the South” a great way to experience the best of the city. The Ponce Trolley Tour, which you can catch at the Parque de Bombas, or Old Fire Station, will introduce you to the best of Ponce, and its loquacious guides will entertain you with anecdotes along the way. Other tours will take you beyond the city boundaries to nearby attractions in Porta Caribe.
A Visit to Tibes
Pick Your Trolley
When you sign up for the Ponce Trolley Tour, make sure you hop on the right train! There are two routes to choose from, depending on what you want to see.
While Vieques is known for its many beaches, it also offers its share of cultural and natural attractions. From the ruins of sugar plantations to the last fort ever built by the Spanish in the New World, the historic sites in Vieques are worth exploring. In addition, you can visit a mangrove forest and a former military trail that winds through some of the most unusual countryside in Puerto Rico.
The highlight of any cultural tour of Vieques is the Conde Mirasol Fort. A small fortress built on a hill in Isabel II, it offers panoramic views of the city and several exhibits chronicling the history of the island.
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The Nighttime Tour
As interesting as these tours are by day, you won’t want to miss a nighttime tour to the true wonder of Vieques Island: its bioluminescent bay, or biobay.