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Private Tours of Old San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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About Private Tours of Old San Juan
Experience San Juan on a different way. Walk at your own pace. Take pictures. Ask questions. See what you are most excited about. Know the history and the untold secrets of this wonderful place. Visit the forts, churches, plazas, cafes, museums, etc. Is not like a college lecture. . . Is more like hanging out with a knowledgeable local person.
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Private Old San Juan Walking Tour

Wander the charming colonial facades, ancient forts and cobblestoned streets of Old San Juan during this 4-hour walking tour with a private guide. Feel like a local as you get a personalized introduction to the history of the area with this certified professional guide, exploring its wealth of forts, plazas, churches, museums, cafes and local wildlife. You’ll help choose the day’s itinerary and take breaks whenever and wherever you like. It’s more like a stroll with a friend than a formal tour. Your private walking excursion also includes entrance fees for the forts.
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3 hours
from $151.29

Puerto Rican Food Tour

Puerto Rican food is delicious. It is tasty, spicy but not too hot.

Old San Juan has amazing restaurants and coffee shops. Am very passionate about our food and would be happy to take you to some of my favorite places. Along the way, I'll tell you about our history, culture and of course. . . our food.

We will meet in Plaza Colon, where I'll give you an overview of the history of Viejo San Juan, and Puerto Rico. From there we will walk to coffee shops, "panaderias" (pastry houses) and restaurants where you can get a taste of our food. We will also visit churches, plazas, monuments and other beautiful attractions (perfect to take nice pictures).

The price of the food is not included with the price of the tour. You chose where you want to eat (with the appropriate budget)

Send me a message if your party has more than 6 persons.

This is a private/customized tour, so we can shape it in the way that suits you the most. Let me know if there is any way I can support you.

Javier
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3 hours
from $151.80

Visit Aibonito, the Garden of Puerto Rico

Most people don't know about Aibonito, a small town on the Central Mountain Range. It includes a good blend of beauty, history, natural resources and good food. We will visit some natural landmarks, historic buildings, beautiful waterfalls and outlooks with amazing views.

A couple of years ago, I was working with FEMA, supporting the recovery from Hurricane Maria. Had to work on the mountains (Aibonito). Discovered this hidden gem, with nice and peaceful people, amazing views and a nice vibe in general. Ended up moving here.

Aibonito has a long history of successful charitable community programs, a lot of history (most people don't know that we were the Capital of PR for a short time in the late 1800's). It is also important on the production of chicken, and decorative plants.

We have some nice rivers, and are relatively close to the Coamo Hot Springs.
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5 to 6 hours
from $203.08

Ruta San Juan Bautista (church tour)

Old San Juan is considered the "crib" of Christianity in America. There is a lot of history (art, culture, architecture, etc. ) in the Old City. Alonso Manso (the first Bishop of San Juan) is also the first Christian Bishop to come to America (1512). That means that all the churches in America had to report to San Juan.

Within the city walls, we have one of the highest concentration of temples per square mile in the world. Some of the structures are considered as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The Route of San Juan Bautista shows the most important religious attractions in Old San Juan. You can discover the origins of Christianity in the New World for the past 500 years. You will discover some of the oldest churches in America, some located inside forts and palaces; also catacombs, religious ceremonies, saint persons, miracles, religious art, relics and a unique architectonic legacy.

I love to feel the energy of every church (different congregations).
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3 hours
from $151.80
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Our tour with Javier could not have been better. We loved his honesty, insight, and passion. He took us all around the old town of San Juan and explained the history of the city and people of Puerto Rico in a seamless and entertaining way. When we went to certain historical
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Response from Walk S, Owner at Private Tours of Old San Juan
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you very much for your review. I honestly enjoy spending quality time with good people like you. Hope to see you soon, Javier
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I can not say enough great things about our day with Javier! We had one day in San Juan and were traveling with our 12 year old so needed a combo of history and little bit of fun to keep our son engaged. Javier couldn't have been a more amazing guide! He knew just when my son
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Response from Walk S, Owner at Private Tours of Old San Juan
Responded Feb 7, 2020
Thank you, Chris. Had a lot of fun walking with you. Hope to see you soon on a Unicycling competition. :-)
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Javier was an amazing guide! He catered our trip perfectly for our family. We traveled with our 3 very young children and my older parents. My mom has a bad knee and is not very mobile. Javier made certain she got to see as much as possible. He spent time with each
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Response from Javier R, Owner at Private Tours of Old San Juan
Responded Feb 3, 2020
Thank you. Had a great time with you and your kids. Hope to see you again. Javier
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If you don't want to take pictures from a window then Javier Ruiz is the guide for you. During this journey you see the world through a locals eyes, the good bad and ugly. This is where history met adventure, and the diversity in locations kept the family of 5 busy the entire
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We enjoyed the tour very much! We especially enjoyed the personal stories that Carlos told us. He was very knowledgeable and was interesting to listen to. And his English was very well. If you wanted a picture of something just let him know and he will accommodate you. It was
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