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Caguas Cultural Day Trip from San Juan Including Botanical Garden and Lunch

If you’re interested in learning about Puerto Rico’s cultural history, this day trip to the city of Caguas will delight you! Just 20 miles (32 km) south of San Juan, Caguas is home to two unique cultural activities that you’ll experience with a guide. At the Caguas Botanical and Cultural Garden, learn about Puerto Rican industry and indigenous culture with a walking tour of a sugar mill and an exhibit on the Taino people. Then walk the Route of the Creole Heart in the center of town to see several historical landmarks and visit three small cultural museums.

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  • What's included :
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or minibus
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Dulce Nombre de Jesus
    • Entry/Admission - Museo del Tabaco Caguas
    • Entry/Admission - Museo De Artes De Caguas
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin, Carr. 156 Km. 56.5 Bo. Canabon, Caguas 00726 Puerto Rico

    Jardín Botánico y Cultural de Caguas William Miranda Marín
    Carr. 156 Km. 56
    Bo. Cañabón
    Caguas, PR, 00726
    East Map

    Caguas Botanical Garden is known for its history and natural beauty. It is considered as an archaeological site. Tropical plants, endemic plants and artworks are part of this tropical treasure. There is a small lake offering a panoramic view of the Botanical Garden

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza Palmer, 83 Calle Manuel Soto Aponte, Caguas 00725-2822 Puerto Rico

    Caguas Recreation Plaza has been around since the 1814s. It has an idea of a passive recreation area and park with elements such as fountains, aviary, a carousel and kiosks. It has been maintained as the main public space of the city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral Dulce Nombre de Jesus, Calle Corchado, Caguas 00726 Puerto Rico

    Cathedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús, is a cathedral of the Catholic Church in Caguas, Puerto Rico. It is located on the Plaza Palmer in the center of town. It is known that the chapel was built prior to 1645. Into the 18th century, the chapel was used for holding religious services. Cathedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús is the seat of the Diocese of Caguas. The patron saint of the church, as well as that of the city, is the Dulce Nombre de Jesús.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Caguas Tourism Office, 31 Munoz Rivera, Caguas 00725 Puerto Rico

    Welcome meet and greet by the Tourism Department in Caguas, followed by a briefing of the destination.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museo del Tabaco Caguas, Calle Ramon Emeterio Betances #87, Caguas Puerto Rico

    Herminio Torres Grillo Tobacco Museum reminds you of how much the Creole Heart loves the land that gives it sustenance. This Museum was created to perpetuate the important history of the tobacco industry in the region, when it was the main source of sustenance for our community and the cradle of the organized labor movement in the Island. Built in an old blacksmith shop of the 19th century, It is named after Don Herminio Torres Grillo (1905-1999), teacher, historian, journalist and cagüeño poet.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico

    Visit Museo de Caguas; located at the Former City Hall Building, The Museum of Caguas consists of five exhibition halls that present the principal events that highlight the HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF THE CRIOLLO IDENTITY. They take us from the indigenous Taíno Indian culture, through the socioeconomic transformations of the five centuries that followed the Discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1493, up to the present time.
    This building was constructed in 1887 and it is the only structure on the trail that has kept its original architecture. It includes water well in its interior. Originally it was used as an infant school, jail, military headquarters and a mental hospital. In 1989 it was declared a Historic Monument.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Museo De Artes De Caguas, Calle Ruiz Belvis, Caguas 00725 Puerto Rico

    Caguas Folk Art Museum (Museo de Artes Populares de Caguas) pays tribute to Puerto Rican artisans and Creole hands that have managed to create unique handmade products of practical use or aesthetic and artistic value.

    The museum has two main areas: the first hall contains a permanent and representative collection of Puerto Rican master craftsmen, such as woodcarvers of saints: Zoilo Cajigas, Celestino Avilés and Domingo Orta. The second hall exhibits a selective sample of eight miniature pieces by Caguas master artisans, Mr. Edwin Báez, and quarterly temporary exhibitions as well. The pieces portray or depict cultural and historical scenes of our traditions and way of life.

    Duration: 25 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup only available from major hotels in San Juan including the following areas: Condado, Old San Juan, Miramar and Isla Verde. Guests staying out of these areas may meet us at a designated meeting location.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Rico Sun Tours

Activity ID: V-5229CAGUAS

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