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Tour Costs 

A five-day all inclusive adventure. Travel to a new corner of the world to explore, discover, and inspire the world and the people in it. Skip being just a tourist, become a traveler - become a true citizen of the world.

$1,950

Never pay all at once. Flexible payment options available.


ITINERARY

What your tour will look like!

Day 1:

Flight to San Juan

Meet your Tour Manager

Walk around in San Juan

Day 2:

Guided tour in San Juan, visit

El Capitolio

Fort San Cristóbal

Castle san Felipe del Morro

City walls

Fort San Juan de la Cruz

Casa Blanca museum

The San Juan Gate

La Fortaleza

El Paseo de la Princesa

Evening: explanation on the volunteer

projects.

Day 3:

Morning: Volunteering

Explanation about project

Hands-on experience

Working with locals

La Placita de Santurce

Photo challenge on Culture

Day 4:

Morning: Volunteering

Explanation about project

Hands-on experience

Working with locals

Free afternoon at the beach

Day 5:

Depart for home

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About your tour country

PUERTO RICO

Capital: San Juan

Established: 1521

Area: 77 square miles

Population: 395,326

Country: Puerto Rico

Area: 3,515 square miles

Population: 3,195,153

Language: Spanish, English

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Time zone: UTC−4 (Atlantic)

Country dialling code: +1 -787, +1 -939

Emergency number: 911

San Juan is the capital and most densely populated municipality of Puerto Rico. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonialists in 1521, who called it ‘Ciudad de Puerto Rico’, which means the ‘city of the rich port’. It is the third oldest city founded by European emperors, after Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Panama City in Panama.

The Spanish Empire used the city of San Juan as a stop-over upon arrival to the Americas. Fortifications were built to protect the transportation of gold and silver to Europe. Because of the high value cargo’s, San Juan has been under attack by various other European empires in the past.

Following the Spanish-American war, Puerto Rico became part of the United States in 1898 under the Treaty of Paris. It was not until 1917 that Puerto Ricans officially became citizens of the United States.

The Spanish and other foreign influences can be found in the architecture of the old part of San Juan. The beautiful colorful colonial buildings combined with the clear blue sea create a very colorful panorama. San Juan and Puerto Rico as a whole has a pretty warm climate. There is not a lot of difference between winter and summer, with an overall average daily mean of 81 degrees.

The food in Puerto Rico mainly has its roots in Spain. But also African and native Tíanos influences can be found. More recently, influences from the United States can also be found back in the culinary traditions in Puerto Rico.



what to expect Day to Day

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Day One

You will meet your Venture Road contact person at Denver International Airport. Your contact person will assist you with the check in of your student’s luggage. After that, the contact person will escort you to the security check, after which you will take your student to the gate and board the airplane. Have a safe flight! When you arrive at the San José Airport, your Tour Manager will be waiting for you to pick you up at the airport. Your Tour Manager will take you to the hotel, after which you will go on a walking tour through San Juan and get a first glimpse of the ocean! You will end the day with a nice dinner, after which it is relaxing time.

Day Two

After breakfast, your Tour Manager will take you to the starting point of your guided tour through old San Juan. You will visit many historical landmarks such as Fort San Cristóbal, Castle san Felipe Del Morro, the City walls and Fort San Juan de la Cruz. Walking around for a while makes people hungry, so after this part of the tour it is time for lunch! When lunch is done, you will go to the museum in Casa Blanca. This is the oldest house in Puerto Rico, built by the colonial powers. After the museum you will continue on your walk to see the San Juan Gate, La Fortaleza and El Paseo de la Princesa. After a day full of walking, it is time for dinner and an explanation on the different volunteer projects the students will be working on the next couple days.

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Day Three

After breakfast your Tour Manager will take you to the volunteer site. Here, you and your students will be welcomed by the organization. They will be given a short welcome and explanation on the organization, the project and the work that the group will be doing that day. After some hard work, it will be time for lunch at the volunteer site. After this, your Tour Manager will take you to La Placita de Santurce, a Historical Landmark housing a local farmers market. Here, we will also do a photo challenge on culture. Afterwards, your Tour Manager will take you out for dinner, and take you back to the hotel after this.

Day Four

After breakfast your Tour Manager will take you to the volunteer site of today. Here, you and your students will again be welcomed by the organization. They will be given a short welcome and explanation on the organization, the project and the work that the group will be doing that day. After some hard work, it will be time for lunch at the volunteer site. After this, it is time for some free time to relax. Your Tour Manager will take you to the beach where you are able to spend the entire afternoon. After this, your Tour Manager will take you to dinner after which you will be taken back to the hotel. There it is time for back- packing and enjoying the last evening.

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Day Five

Time flies when having fun: it is time to go home! Your Tour Manager will take you to the airport, help you with check in and drop you off at security. After your flight, your Denver contact person will be there to receive you.

 
 

EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED!

Meals: Three meals per day and snacks in between.

Travels: We will take you to your tour country, back home AND provide you with transportation while you are there!

Travel Insurance: We cover the basics and make sure that if something happens to you or your stuff, you're covered.

Lodging: We arrange great hotels for the group so that they are safe and comfortable.

Activities: Everything that Venture Road plans is included in the price!

Workshops: Personal and professional workshops take this experience to a new level by challenging travelers to think about the world around them.

 
 

How it works

1. Register yourself or student. Simply click on the link above entitled “Register For The Trip” and follow the instructions on the signup page.

2. Create a payment plan. We will never tell you how and when to pay. Our program is flexible for you to make payments as you see fit.

3. Attend the info session. We want you to be informed and updated on your tour.

4. Stay in the loop. We will send information out via email. So make sure you provide the correct email and check in regularly to insure that you have all of the right information.

5. Pack your bags! we will see you on the road soon!

Other costs to keep in mind

  • Passport/Visas

  • Personal care items (PLEASE bring deodorant)

  • Any appropriate vaccinations

  • Your own snacks (if you don't like ours)

 

Suggested Packing List

Lightweight clothing that can be layered

  • Long-sleeved shirts

  • Sweaters or fleece jacket

  • T-shirts and tank tops (be respectful of the culture you are visiting)

  • Pants and/or shorts

  • Belt 

  • Socks – wool socks are best for hiking

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Rain jacket, windbreaker or umbrella

  • Pajamas/sleepwear

  • Underwear

  • Sunglasses and glasses case

  • Dresses and/or skirts

  • Hat or sun visor

  • Scarf or bandana

  • Swimsuit or swim trunks 

  • Cell phone and charger

  • Travel speakers

  • Travel pillow, eye mask and ear plugs

  • Electric converters and adapters (if applicable)

  • Travel apps that will help with language, directions, and money conversion