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Flavors of San Juan Tasting Tour May 26,2018-May 30,2018


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Join us as we tour, sip, taste, and sail our way through San Juan, Puerto Rico May 2018!
Flavors of San Juan May Tasting Tour 26-May 30, 2017 ** Prices are subject to change. Hosts may have to make changes with comparable values. Bookings are subject to cancellation fees without travel insurance. Travel insurance can be added to your itinerary.

Day 1 Saturday May 26 Delta flight 559 depart ATL 9:45 am arrive SJU 1:22 pm Check in Caribe Hilton San Juan 7 miles from airport 3:00 pmThis 646-room deluxe resort offers the right mixture of exceptional accommodations and an impressive selection of on-site recreation and relaxation. Ideally situated on a private 17 acres peninsula near Old San Juan, Caribe Hilton is central to the business district, shopping, tourist attractions and just 15 minutes from the airport. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean or verdant tropical gardens from the balcony or terrace of every guestroom. The exceptional recreational facilities include oceanfront swimming pools with swim-up bar, whirlpools and children's playground, secluded beach, shopping arcade with exclusive stores, lighted tennis courts and a bird sanctuary. Amenities
Golf (Nearby)*, Beach, Freshwater Pool, Waterskiing (Nearby), Lounges, Swim-Up Bar, Children's Program, Tennis, Full-Service Spa*, Video Game Gallery, Fitness Center, Snorkeling, Laundry Service*, Aqua Aerobics, Entertainment, Shops, Currency Exchange, Yoga, Casinos (Nearby), Hair Salon*.

* denotes activities/services available for an additional cost. Amenities and inclusions are subject to change at any time. Room Categories and Descriptions
Room amenities include air conditioning, balcony, cable television with video games, telephone with voicemail, wireless internet access, mini refrigerator, radio/alarm clock with MP3 connection, coffee/tea maker, safety deposit box, iron/ironing board, and hairdryer.

Meet and Greet 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in lobby or patio of Caribe Hilton San Juan

Dinner at Bar Gitano restaurant 1902 Ashford Avenue .Bar Gitano is a popular Tapas Bar in the Condado Area just across from the San Juan Marriott Hotel; its exposed brick and wood work and hanging Spanish art pieces are reminiscent of local bars in Spain.Recently, Paco De Juan owner of Bar Gitano along with Executive Chef Carlos Vazquez have introduced a new menu that includes new and exciting tapas dishes, salads and desserts.

Day 2 Sunday May 27 11 am Bacardi Rum Tasting Tour Guests will be able to learn in Rum tasting class about the attributes of the finest rums within the Bacardí portfolio. In our mixology class guests will learn how to prepare our legendary cocktails. Visit our gift shop and find an array of Bacardí Rums, souvenirs and collectibles. Enjoy the view of Old San Juan from a pavilion that’s shaped like a bat, or just sit back and relax within our lounge and savour our new culinary delights. You will find out why Tourists have made Bacardí a must see when they visit Puerto Rico. 1 1/2 hour

5 pm Salsa Dancing Class n a small group, you will be guided through the first steps of Salsa dance, so you are ready to hit the dance floor! This is a 1 hour class tailored for beginners. At the end of the class, you will be able to dance the basic steps and turns with ease and fun. 1 hour

Day 3 Monday May 28 morning on your own

4 pm Sunset Walk and Taste Tour of San Juan with Spoon Food Tours

Discover the magic of Old San Juan on our sunset walking food tour. Come hungry and ready for a fun-filled evening with your epicurean guide. You’ll eat and drink your way through our colorful city while learning all about its culture, history, people and everyday life.

You’ll sample both traditional and modern fare, tasting up to 10 different items and 2 rum cocktails. We provide generous portions so you’ll be full by the end.

This boutique tour is kept small in number to ensure that you don’t get tourist trapped. You will enjoy the full attention of the guides and walk away with the best advice of what to eat, see, and do throughout the course of your stay. Whether you're traveling solo, with friends and/or family, you’ll soon see why a food tour is one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico. 3 hours

Day 4 Tusesday May 29th 11: 30 - 2:30 Flavors of Puerto Rico Cooking Class Let’s get cooking!

We’ve teamed up with The Atelier at Cocina Abierta to offer classes that provide an authentic “hands on” Puerto Rican cooking experience. The Atelier is an interactive space for the development and enjoyment of what we love: food, wine and spirits. It’s the meeting point where culinary enthusiasts come together to explore the world through it’s gastronomy {Eat.Drink.Learn}.

Your class includes a professional private chef, tastings of prepared dishes, educational literature, top of the line cooking equipment and ingredients. You will receive a brief lesson on Puerto Rican history while you learn to prepare 3 traditional Puerto Rican dishes – an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. The idea is that you have fun learning new recipes, that you can easily replicate at home.

This particular class is well-suited for beginners and intermediate cooks, food enthusiasts and anyone wanting to learn about Puerto Rico’s cuisine in an interactive way. The class is sure to be an unforgettable highlight of your vacation! 3 hours

5 pm Old San Juan Sunset Sail. Float past hundreds of years of history and picturesque scenery during this 2-hour sunset sailing excursion in Old San Juan Harbor. Climb aboard the "Amazing Grace," a topsail schooner fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, for an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area. As you sail you’ll enjoy up-close views of Old San Juan sights like El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza, Paseo la Princesa and more, all set aglow by the fading late afternoon light. A guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are all covered. Highlights Enjoy a sunset sailing trip in Old San Juan Harbor Admire the historic sights of Old San Juan lit by the golden light of the setting sun Travel aboard a 19th-century style topsail schooner Enjoy up-close views of El Morro fortress, La Fortaleza and Paseo la Princesa Romantic experience, perfect for couples Get a unique view of historic San Juan during its most photographic time of day 2 hours

Late night dinner on your own.

Day 5 Wednesday May 30

Depart Puerto Rico for Atlanta Delta flight 506 2:15 pm – 6:05 pm

Note: Restaurant Week and/or the SOFO Old San Juan Food Festival may be taking place with lots of suggestions for dinners on your own.

Price Package $1405 per person based on double occupancy and air from Atlanta. We can arrange flights from all other US cities. Prices for events are subject to change until entire trip is paid for. Airfare and hotel prices are subject to change until deposit is made.

Package inclusions:

RT Air from Atlanta to San Juan 4 nights’ accommodations in standard room at Caribe Hilton

Entrance fee for Bacardi Rum Tasting and transport

Salsa Dancing and Transport

Ticket for Sunset Walking and Taste Tour

Flavors of Puerto Rico cooking class

Ticket for Sunset Sail San Juan

Package does not include:


Dinners on your own

Travel Insurance

Dinner at Bar Gitano

Non refundable $200 per person deposit is due November 30th. Balance is due June 15, 2018. Monthly or quarterly payment plans will be scheduled. Travel insurance is available upon request.

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