Suitcase Swagger Travel Club is going to Puerto Rico June 15-22, 2019! And it's not just ANY vacation; it is also a service trip to help rebuild the hurricane ravaged island. Puerto Rico is a beautiful island with fabulous beaches, rich history and culture, and little in the way of money and financial resources. The Travel Club is offering a family friendly service trip to band together and bring our talent, determination and compassion to the island. As Puerto Rico continues to struggle with rebuilding the infrastructure that was lost last fall, travelers like YOU can help get them back on their feet. We've got some great sightseeing adventures mixed in so you can truly enjoy the wonders of Puerto Rico.
Below is our tentative itinerary. With rebuilding efforts underway throughout the island, the itinerary may need to be adjusted as needs shift.
DAY 1: (L, D covered)Home/ San Juan / Ponce • Flight from to San Juan • Lunch at Piñones - cold coconut demonstration, coastal walking tour, sightseeing • Depart for Ponce • Ponce main square tour (Firehouse, cathedral, optional shopping) •“Salsa” lessons at prestigious dance academy • Dinner at local restaurant • Check-in at Ponce Plaza Hotel • Ponce Plaza Hotel DAY 2:(B, L covered)Utuado / Ponce • Depart for central mountains of Puerto Rico • Adventure Day o Guided hike through indigenous “Taíno” landmarks o Spelunking through either a land or a river cave • “Panadería” style lunch in forest• Zip-line tour over Tanamá Forest o Optional organic farm tour • Dinner on your own (not included) • Ponce Plaza Hotel DAY 3: (B, D covered)Ponce / Cabo Rojo / Parguera • Depart for community service at local school • Full volunteering doing school improvements• Lunch at service location • Depart for La Parguera • Check-in at Parador Villa Parguera• Private eco-boat tour of La Parguera's mangrove cays • Sunset & night bioluminescent bay tour• Dinner buffet at hotel• Parador Villa Parguera
DAY 4: (B, D covered)Parguera / Fajardo • Depart for Old San Juan• Full day community service in or near San Juan at a community • Work at local community (painting, clean-up, organizing) • Lunch near or at service location• Depart for Fajardo• Dinner at local restaurant• Check-in at Fajardo Inn Resort • Fajardo Inn Resort DAY 5: (B, D covered)Fajardo • Depart for northeastern town of Río Grande • El Yunque Rainforest tour; sightseeing, hiking, waterfalls, Yukiyú Tower• Full day Volunteer – reforestation program or parks needso Lunch at or near service location• Depart for hotel • Dinner at local restaurant • Fajardo Inn Resort DAY 6: (B, L, D covered)Fajardo • Deluxe adventure: Catamaran day excursion • Sunbathing, relaxing at a Caribbean catamaran • Beach exploration at pristine Cayo Icacos o Snorkeling at a Caribbean coral reef• Free time at hotel; enjoy Coco’s Park and pools • Private dinner buffet by poolside at Coco's Park • Group meeting; optional cultural games (dominoes) • Fajardo Inn Resort DAY 7:(B, covered)Fajardo / San Juan / Home • Depart for San Juan • Digital scavenger hunt at an indoor farmers' market• Calle Serra Mural Tour - Quick driving or walking tour of world famous murals and street graffiti art • Airport transfer - flight from San Juan
Pricing will depend on the number of travelers. The price goes down as the group grows. Indicative pricing: 10 travelers = $2000 per person 20 travelers = $1750 per person 30 travelers = $1550 per person