• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

San Juan Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Sep 25

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 city rich with history and culture, with a healthy offering of things to do. So let's take a look at what San Juan has to offer.


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 are when booking for a single adult and 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.

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

$25 per person



Old San Juan Walking Tour

Explore the colorful buildings and charming streets of Old San Juan in a small group. During the course of your day, your guide helps you discover the area’s key historic sites and gain new insight into Puerto Rican culture. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the many stories of the people who helped to define this unique neighborhood.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Monday – Friday at 5pm

Price

$35 per person


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

$135 per person

See Puerto Rico

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 El Yunque rainforest, caves, beaches, and rivers, and listen to in-depth historical commentary. Your small group is limited to just 14 people for an intimate atmosphere. Roundtrip hotel transfer included.


Duration

6 - 7 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

$85 per person

Alternative


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

$69 per person


Into the Mountains-Hiking, Waterfalls & Coffee

With this amazing Off the Beaten Path Tour, you will get to spend the day exploring some of Puerto Rico's finest assets Waterfalls, Beautiful Natives Trees, Panoramic Views, Coffee, and authentic Countryside Food. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.



Duration

8 - 9 hours

Availability

Thursday – Sunday at 8am

Price

$75 per person

Alternative

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

Sunset Harbor Boat Ride - $89 per person.


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

2 hours

Availability

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

Price

$59 per person

Alternative

Scuba Dive Tour - $115 per person


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

  • $117 per person without transportation

  • $134 per person with transportation

Alternative

Private Charter with Lunch & Drinks - $2,315 for up to 20 people

Horse Riding

Experience the lush landscape surrounding San Juan, Puerto Rico on a 2-hour horse riding adventure at a private ranch. Enjoy stunning views of the coastal plains and mountains, and look for indigenous wildlife roaming freely in their native habitat.



Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am 3pm

Price

$90 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

$59 per person


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

$195 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

  • $118.30 per single-seater ATV

  • $182 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

$165 per person

Alternative

Rainforest Zipline Experience - $110 per person


Rum Tasting Tour at Casa BACARDÍ

Raise a glass of Puerto Rico’s finest rum during this 90-minute tasting session and distillery tour at San Juan’s world-famous Casa Bacardí. Taste the diverse styles of rums in the Bacardí family as you sample a range of vintages, including reserve bottles not sold anywhere else. You’ll also explore the rum-making process on a Bacardí distillery tour and shop for souvenirs at the on-site gift shop. Welcome cocktails are included.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

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

Price

$75 per person

Alternative

Mixology Class at Casa BACARDÍ

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean during a cocktail-making master-class at Casa Bacardí in Cataño, the Puerto Rican home of Bacardí rum. Discover the secrets of the world-famous rum as you peek behind-the-scenes on a distillery tour, sip a complimentary welcome cocktail, then learn to make classic cocktails like Cuba Libre, Mojito, and Daiquiri with a demonstration from an expert mixologist.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Thursday - Sunday at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm

Price

$75 per person

Alternative

Mixology Class at Ron del Barrilito - $91 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

Thursday - Saturday at 5pm

Price

$84 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

$136 per person


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