Old San Juan is a must-see attraction if you are coming to Puerto Rico for the first time. Old San Juan historic tours and gastronimic experiences will welcome you to this charming city. The authentic nature of this old city will be sure to impress all travelers. Wander the cobblestone streets amongst the brightly colored buildings and duck in and out of antique shops, souvenir stores and amazing restaurants. The El Morro fort stands sentry over all of Old San Juan a testament to the rich history of Puerto Rico. Enjoy a guided historic or foodie tour of San Juan where your guide will impart interesting jewels of information and guide you to the best sites and stores. Then top it off with a gastronomic experience at one of the top restaurants in the city. If shopping is your thing, let our master shopping guide show you the best spots in the city from Condado to Plaza Las Americas.
For your “Trip to Origin” coffee tour, you’ll travel to the lush inland mountains of West-central Puerto Rico, near the town of Adjuntas. You’ll explore the grounds of a local, boutique grower who is focused on sustainability and quality. Learn how beans are grown, harvested, roasted, and finally – enjoyed! Explore the dense fields and see the beans at every stage of production. You’ll also gain valuable information on how eco-processing conserves water and energy, how to store and maintain coffee for quality and freshness and why the hills of Adjuntas provide an ideal setting for coffee. End your tour with a cup of Puerto Rico’s finest as you watch the sun set over the Western slope.
Transportation is not included in tour cost. Please give yourself at least 1.5 hours driving time if coming from Rincon. Shuttles can be arranged for an additional fee. 100% non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days. Taxes and fees ARE included. Rates subject to change at any time.
Puerto Rico has a distinct food culture that you’ll be hard pressed to match anywhere else in the world. The local cuisine is influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and International flavors as well as the colorful local produce, fresh fish and fiery style that can only be found in Puerto Rico. Learn how to cook like a local with a Puerto Rican cooking class hosted by one of our talented local chefs. The class will focus on Puerto Rican basics, including some of the following: working with plantains and viandas, mofongo, Puerto Rican fritters, ‘asado’ techniques, how to prepare churrasco, traditional sauces (sofritos) and fish preparation and more. The class will be both demonstration and hands-on, to give students a chance to experiment. The chef can host your group for private cooking classes at home in your villa and will design the lesson and meal around your personal tastes. Vegan and vegetarian options available.
Class can be hosted at your personal villa or a location provided by chef. Cooking class includes cost of all food and materials. Class includes a sampling of all food, but not a “full” meal – this can be included for additional cost. 100% non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days. Taxes and fees not included. Rates subject to change at any time.
This one-of-a-kind tour will give students a chance to explore Old San Juan, followed by a cooking class and multi-course meal. Start your tour with a guided, historic walking tour of the sights in Old San Juan, where your tour guide will explain the history of the island and the city of San Juan as well as allowing guests time to shop in many of the unique shops in the neighborhood. Then, head to a beautiful hotel restaurant where the class will begin with instruction on how to prepare a traditional Puerto Rican mofongo. Each student will be able to create their own mofongo, using a traditional ‘pilon’ technique, which will then be served as a main course. While the mofongo is cooking, students will enjoy a serving of traditional Puerto Rican appetizers or soup, fresh mint mojitos and a second course of green salad. The mofongo is served, followed by a dessert of flan or tres leches cake and Puerto Rican cafe con leche. This is one of the best foodie tours San Juan has to offer.
Transportation is not included in tour cost. Please give yourself at least 2.5 hours driving time if coming from Rincon. Shuttles can be arranged for an additional fee. Cooking class includes cost of all food, materials and drinks. 100% non-refundable if cancelled within 7 days. Taxes and fees ARE included. Rates subject to change at any time. All food and beverage costs included.