Sights of Puerto Rico Fundraising Excursions

Description
The SRCD Latinx Caucus has organized three cultural activities during the Construction of the ‘Other’ Special Topic Meeting. Meeting attendees (and friends and family) will have a chance to reserve a space for the excursions when registering for the meeting itself. Proceeds support the early career awards sponsored by the Latinx Caucus.
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Register for the Meeting

For questions regarding the fundraising excursions, please email the SRCD Latinx Caucus at srcdlatinocaucus@gmail.com.

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Old San Juan Historical Tour

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Pastel-painted buildings in Old San Juan
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From the tour brochure:

“On our historical tour you can lose yourself in stories of blood and bombast from days gone by and still have time to shop. Fall under the beguiling spell of Old San Juan’s cobblestone streets, pastel-painted colonial buildings and grand fortresses. From the ramparts of El Morro or San Cristobal Fort, the allure of this centuries-old city is evident in every direction – from the labyrinth of crooked streets to endless sparkle of the Atlantic. Along the way enjoy Puerto Rican treats.”

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Details

Tour date: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Price per Person: $92.00
Tour duration: 4 hours
Tour Includes: Round-trip transfers, professional tour guide, local treat, bottled water in vehicle and admission fee.
Transfer Time: Approximately 15 minutes each way from San Juan metro area hotels. Approximately 20-minute bus transfer each way from east coast hotels.
Suggested Attire: Light and comfortable clothing, walking shoes, camera, hat, and sunscreen.
Activity Impact Level: Low to Medium
Restrictions: Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 5:30 – 10:00pm

picture of a group of people kayaking in a river in Puerto Rico
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From the tour brochure:

“Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays are truly a sight to behold. The luminescence is caused by microorganisms who react to movement by glowing and leaving a trail of neon blue. Spaniards who first arrived thought the bay was a work of the devil and tried to block the ocean's waters from entering the bay. All they did was increase the luminosity and create sheltered areas for us to enjoy.”

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Details

Tour date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 5:30 – 10:00pm
Price per Person: $139.00
Tour duration: 2 – 2 1/2 hours
Tour Includes: Round-trip transfers, professional tour guide, bottled water, DNR fee, light snack after tour, safety briefing, and equipment.
Transfer Time: Approximately 60 minutes each way from San Juan metro area hotels. Approximately 25-minute bus transfer each way from east coast hotels.
Suggested Attire: Light and comfortable clothing, towel, and water shoes or equivalent.
Activity Impact Level: Moderate
Restrictions: Weight limit is 300 pounds per kayak.
Women that are expecting and people with recent back surgery should not participate.
Must be 7 years of age or older to participate.
Notes: This tour takes place in the evening, which means it is dark through the mangroves.

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El Yunque National Rainforest Tour

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:30am – 2:00pm

Waterfall in the El Yunque National Rainforest
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From the tour brochure:

“Located on the eastern part of Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Rainforest spans over 28,000 acres of mountainous rainforest terrain. Over 240 species of trees and plants dominate the area and serve as a lush tropical backdrop to a myriad of trails.

Follow our expert guides along the trails and discover hidden waterfalls where you can cool off for a spell. Our first stop will take you to the top of Yokahu Tower for a 360-degree view of the forest. The second stop at La Coca Falls, is magnificent backdrop for photos. Our final stop will take you to Angelito Trail which leads to a stunning natural pool where you can swim or just sit back and enjoy the natural beauty of the Rainforest.”

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Details

Tour date: Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Price per Person: $92.00
Tour duration: 4 hours
Tour Includes: Round-trip transfers, professional tour guide, bottled water in vehicle and admission fee.
Transfer Time: Approximately 45-minute bus transfer each way from San Juan metro area hotels. Approximately 20-minute bus transfer each way from east coast hotels.
Suggested Attire: Light and comfortable clothing, walking shoes, swimsuit & towel, camera, and hat.
Activity Impact Level: Moderate
Restrictions: Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Notes: Rain is highly likely, please expect to get wet.