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|· Nature, Adventure, and Cultural Operator · Consultants · Trainers · Mayagüez · Luquillo · San Juan · Fajardo · Ceiba ·
|"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Gagehot
|Remember the 100% of your investment stays in Puerto Rico,
not abroad when you hire local guides.
Hilda Morales - Owner
|To my beloved Mother, my inspiration
during all my life, my Guide, and friend.
1928 - 2011
|Special thanks to those
who believed in us!!!
|...including my beloved Mother Hilda Nieves,
...and especially GOD!
In October, 1992, Excursiones Guariquén was born in the western coast
of Puerto Rico. We chose the word "guariquén" because in Arawak
language it means "look" or "come here and see".
Pioneers in this region, the initial objective of our company was the
development of a new and responsible way of doing tourism towards the
exploring and recognition of the natural history of our area and our Taíno
roots. We started catering the needs of locals with a complete program of
tours and expeditions departing from Mayagüez. Nevertheless, our
commitment with the region gained us islandwide reputation with the
creation of "La Ruta del Café" and birding trips, which we have been
offering since 1992.
One year later, AdvenTours was born in 1993 as a result of the requests we
had for soft adventure tours from international travelers. We kept our
operation small to guarantee the quality of our service, catering
individuals and small groups.
We expanded our wings in 1997 offering our tour guide service to the
hotels located from San Juan to Fajardo. In 2001, we established a
partnership with the US Forest Service and by 2002 we opened a seasonal
office in Luquillo in order to offer night hikes at El Yunque. A complete
line of EcoYoga Tours was introduced.
As part of our corporate social responsibility, in 2007 we started training
our partners in the east region. With a collaborative agreement between
APIE and the University of Puerto Rico, local residents of the
Northeastern Ecological Corridor were certified in heritage interpretive
techniques, a special training for Outdoor Adventure Kayak Guides.
In September, 2014, we signed a contract for five years with the Authority
for the Redevelopment of Roosevelt Roads (old Naval Station) in order to
offer birdwatching, nature and heritage tours on foot, by vehicle, and by
bicycle. Our proposal includes an environmental component that will be
coordinated through the Puerto Rican Association of Interpretation and
Education, Inc. (APIE).
Twenty five years later, our initial objective is still alive, to offer a high
quality service on all our personalized tours. We are your best option
when looking for a receptive tour company to plan your dream vacation.
ADVENTOURS operates tourism that fosters understanding, appreciation and conservation of the culture and
environments of our country. We operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Our efforts are
focused in the direct economic benefits that the community will have and the contribution to environmental and
cultural conservation awareness. We aim to operate beyond best practice guidelines and will be monitoring our
ADVENTOURS has been heavily involved in building professional associations (tour guides and tour operators),
a policy that has led to the future implementation of guidelines for tour guides and tour operators through the
Best Practices Committee of the Puerto Rican Association of Interpretation and Education, Inc. (APIE).
Asociación Puertorriqueña de Interpretación y Educación, Inc. APIE
(President/Founder, Puerto Rican Association of Interpretation and
ADVENTOURS s a small company offering private tours to individuals and
small groups with low-impact activities. We aim at all times to adhere to the
following code in our operations:
- Promoting tourism that is economically productive, socially
responsible and environmentally friendly
- Encouraging considerate, culturally and environmentally conscious
habits amongst those who travel with us
- Involving local population in our tourism projects and offerings
- Providing regular training to our staff in the principles and practices of
- Encouraging continuing education to our staff
- Ensuring that our guides, interpreters, and leaders pass on to our
clients an insight and understanding of our country.
- Insisting that our business partners meet our own high environmental
and social standards, and that, where necessary, they receive training
to improve their understanding of the issues.
Whenever possible, we provide employment opportunities to residents of the
regions covered by AdvenTours, henceforth, economic benefits go directly to
local businesses and people. Nothing better than a local insider to provide
the necessary insight of the region to visitors. Tour leaders are trained in
low-impact sustainable tourism travel best practices.
OUR STAFF consists of a group of professionals (Certified Tour Guides,
Certified Bartenders, Interpreters for the Hearing Impaired, Wildlife Biologists,
Naturalists, Archeaologists, and many others) that will make your dream
vacation a real and unforgettable experience. For more information on our
staff, please visit this link.
We promote activities in the outdoors, such as hiking, birding, kayaking,
camping, and biking. Transportation is provided hiring local transportation
operators who comply with Government´s requirements. We encourage tour
wholesalers and travel agents to keep the size of their groups to a minimum,
with larger groups, we provide alternatives in order to comply with carrying
capacity of selected places. We sponsor small hotels, paradores, and guest
houses locally owned. We support local economy by eating in restaurants
and mesones within the region where our services are offered.
Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
|CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBLITY
As part of our corporate social responsibility we founded the Puerto Rican Association of
Interpretation and Education, Inc. (Asociación Puertorriqueña de Interpretación y Educación, Inc.
APIE). APIE is a non-profit organization that not only offer training and continuing education for
tour guides, but also offers a series of activities for the general public, focusing on children,
students, and educators (Proyecto Mucarito).
As of 2014 but created an Annual Fund in which $1 of every tour is added to this fund. For more
information on our Outreach Education Program (OEP), please visit the above link.
|100% of your price is spent locally, not abroad.
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787.530.8311 (2:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Monday thru Friday)
|Due to the number of people visiting El Yunque National Forest during the Holy Week/Weekend (Wednesday through Sunday, including
Good Friday and Easter) and the month of July, we DO NOT OFFER tours to El Yunque other than the Night Hike and/or Ancestral Areyto.
Access to the Forest is limited and we cannot guarantee the quality during those days.
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM