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San Juan Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: May 9, 2023

San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico. It sits on the Atlantic coast of the island, and is the islands most popular tourist destination. It is a beautiful city with a lot to offer visitors. Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, or nightlife, you're sure to find something to enjoy in San Juan.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Old San Juan Walking Tour

Explore San Juan and get to know the history of the San Cristóbal Fort, the Las Palmas Bastion, the Totem or El Morro. Enjoy the charm of this island, filled with Spanish, American and indigenous influences.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Monday – Friday at 5pm

Price

Free!

Alternative


See Puerto Rico Full Day Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of the island of Puerto Rico during a single outing from San Juan. Spend the day in the company of a guide who will follow a carefully curated itinerary that includes many points of interest that typical tours don't cover. You'll see many of the island's natural features, including caves, beaches, and rivers, and listen to in-depth historical commentary.


Duration

6 - 7 hours

Availability

Monday – Friday at 5pm

Price

$89 per person

Alternative


Urban Art with Paint & Sip

On this Puerto Rican Urban art tour you’ll visit various local murals and street art pieces in the up and coming art district of Santurce. Here you will be guided through the local streets of some the most beautiful urban street art on the island. This tour is ideal for all photography and art lovers. These local pieces will be your inspiration for a sip & paint class at the end of the tour. Next you will proceed to Piñones for a little Afro-Puerto Rican snack. The final stop, will be an outdoor sip & paint next to Luquillo beach to end the tour.


Duration

4.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$145 per person

Old San Juan Walk & Taste Tour

Get a taste for the flavor and culture of Puerto Rico on this small-group Old San Juan food tour featuring several local eateries. Join your guide for a culinary exploration of island staples like plantains and sofrito, all with the cobblestone streets and colorful facades of the city’s oldest neighborhood as your backdrop. Your tour includes an alcoholic beverage or non-alcoholic substitute if you prefer.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$125 per person


Cocktail Walk

Stroll the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan on this 2-hour cocktail and history tour. Visit three bars to learn about why Puerto Rico is considered the 'Rum Capital of the World' and sip rum-infused cocktails at each location. Minimum age is 18 years old.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Wednesday - Sunday at 5pm

Price

$84 per person


Casa Bacardi Distillery

Savor the taste of Bacardi rum as you tour San Juan's Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico. Enjoy a tasting and learn all about the history of the world's most famous rum as you explore the iconic distillery.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Thursday - Sunday at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm

Price

Starting from $33 per person

Alternative

Salsa Dance Class

Learn about the essential Puerto Rican art of Salsa dancing during this 1-hour class in San Juan. Suitable for both beginners and those who are looking to polish their skills, this class will let you understand the musical and rhythmic soul of Puerto Rican culture.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday at 4pm and 5:30pm

Price

$27 per person


San Juan Bay Day Sail

Set sail across the Caribbean on this 1.5-hour cruise from San Juan and enjoy unforgettable views of the Puerto Rican capital. Hop aboard a traditional sailboat and sip complimentary drinks as you cruise along the coast. Keep your camera to hand as you pass landmarks like San Juan Bay Marina and El Morro Fort, and spot dolphins and sea turtles swimming and playing around the boat.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10:30am and 2pm

Price

$99 per person

Alternative


Icacos Island Catamaran Sail

Live out your island castaway fantasies aboard a luxury catamaran as you visit the deserted tropical island of Cayo Icacos from San Juan on this half-day sailing cruise. Sail into the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, admiring views of the El Yunque mountains in the distance, before arriving at the nature preserve of Icacos for a leisurely day of swimming, snorkeling, and a lunch buffet with drinks.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

  • $135 per person without transportation

  • $160 per person with transportation

Snorkel Tour

Explore the underwater world of Puerto Rico on a guided snorkeling adventure. Receive a lesson from a professional diver and enjoy a hassle-free outing with all the equipment you need. Then swim through the tropical waters off Guaynabo and see brilliantly-colored tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine creatures. Afterwards, revisit your experience with a GoPro video of your snorkeling excursion included in the tour price.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 11pm, 1pm and 3pm

Price

$59 per person

Alternative


Beginner Scuba Diving Tour

Explore the underwater world in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a team that specializes in taking beginners out. Learn basic scuba diving skills and spot turtles, fish, and more in Escambrón Marine Park.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Price

$109 per person


LED Night Kayak - Condado Lagoon

Paddle through Condado Lagoon at night in a kayak lit up by LED lights. Enjoy views of the city lit up for the night, as well as views under the water through the clear-bottom kayaks lit up by the LEDs. This unusual experience is led by a guide who will provide all navigation and narrative as you paddle. Get nighttime views of active marine animals such as lobsters, stingrays, and giant starfish. Get there early to grab a glow stick or cover yourself in glow-in-the-dark paint.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Mondays at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8:30pm and 9pm

Price

$65 per person

Alternative

Jet Ski Tour

Jet ski around five islands and cays off the east coast of Puerto Rico with this convenient package. After a brief overview, hop aboard your jet ski and follow your guide past the uninhibited islands of Icacos, Cayo Lobos, Palomino, and Isla de Ramos. Stop at Medio Mundo for an optional 20-minute snorkel.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at the top of every hour from 9am - 5pm

Price

$217 per person


ATV Adventure

Blast through the off road of the lush Puerto Rican countryside on this fun, 3.5-hour all-terrain vehicle (ATV) tour from San Juan. Spend 2 hours speeding your way through 2,200 acres (890 hectares) of scenic landscape filled with lakes, tabletop mountains and along subtropical forest. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and mangroves and come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a look out for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats and learn the history of the countryside and its flora and fauna during short narrated breaks. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 12pm and 3pm

Price

  • $118 per single-seater ATV

  • $176 per double-seater ATV


Zipline and Waterfall Rappelling Adventure

Go on a rappelling and zipline adventure at Puerto Rico’s Carite State Forest. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, travel by private van with a small group and local guide and enjoy a hike along the river. Then, rappel 80 feet (24 meters) down El Salto Waterfall and glide across five ziplines back to basecamp. Enjoy a home-cooked meal—included in the tour price—before returning to San Jose.


Duration

7 hours

Availability

Wednesday - Sunday at 9am

Price

$155 per person

Alternative

Rainforest Horseback Riding Tour

Explore the Carabalí Rainforest Park on a horseback riding tour and admire the stunning flora and fauna of a unique ecosystem.


Duration

1 - 2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 4:30pm

Price

$55 per person


Rainforest El Yunque Tour

Hike through Puerto Rico’s lush El Yunque Rainforest, observe local wildlife, and take a dip in one of the park’s pristine waterfalls. Journey through the varied micro-climates and vegetation zones of this unique natural area. Hike through the jungle, learning about the plants and animals that inhabit the area and passing by a series of waterfalls, stopping to cool off with a swim. Roundtrip hotel transfer is included.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$62 per person

Alternative


Helicopter Flights

Embark on a helicopter tour and get one-of-a-kind views of Puerto Rico from above. See the diverse beauty of the metropolitan area of San Juan, mountains, coastline, and famous beaches.


Duration

6 - 25 minutes

Availability

Thursday - Sunday at 5pm

Price

Starting from $150 per person


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