Day 1: History Has its Eyes on You!
After arriving at San Juan’s Airport, take a tour of historic Old San Juan, where you’ll learn about the city’s history and legends. Explore one of Puerto Rico’s oldest and towering fortresses, the San Cristobal Castle, built to guard the city from enemies approaching by land. Sail around the bay and catch the sunset before grabbing dinner.
Day 2: Just You Wait
Are you a true Hamilton fan? Your musical knowledge will be put to the test in a Hamilton trivia Q&A and discussion in the town of Loíza.
Since this town is known as the epicenter of Afro-Caribbean culture, partake in some traditional activities like dancing to bomba music and vejigante demonstrations. Let your feet lose themselves to the rhythm and enjoy the vibrant and colorful details in the masks made from coconuts. Drive by Piñones for the perfect opportunity to sample some authentic Puerto Rican fritters like pastelillos, alcapurrias and bacalaítos for lunch along with authentic lechón asado. Then meet one of the island's most celebrated artists in his workshop.
Return to the hotel for some relaxing time before experiencing Broadway’s most praised show live at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center.
Day 3: Set Out on Adventure
Be ready to engage in more Hamilton trivia and discussion as you make your way down the east coast of Puerto Rico for a visit to El Yunque, the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. Forest System. Walk along the restored trails to see beautiful waterfalls and unique scenery while you learn about endemic species such as the Puerto Rican parrot and the coquí. There's also an optional zipline ride to get your adrenaline pumping while you enjoy views from above the tree tops.
Later, enjoy an authentic evening of Spanish culture, including tapas, a paella dinner, flamenco demonstration, an interactive salsa workshop and dancing.
Departure Day: Look Around! Look Around!
Get to know San Juan even better by partaking in a driving tour of several districts and neighborhoods. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful murals of the Santurce es Ley Art Project and take a walking tour of La Perla, where the video for the acclaimed song Despacito was filmed. Find out more about our meaningful service projects and how they helped revitalize this iconic neighborhood after the hurricane.
WATCH - Episode 2
Just days before the premiere of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel’s exploration of his Island home continues. Puerto Rico inspires all to discover hidden treasures, rainforests, deserts, take a leisurely walk on white-sand beaches, soar through the sky above a tropical mountain range, and experience Puerto Ricans’ pride for their heritage. Lin-Manuel and ex Miss Universe, Denise Quiñones, describe the Island’s uniqueness and the inimitability that invites one to come back for more.
WATCH - Episode 1
Hamilton The Musical, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be on stage this January at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in Puerto Rico. Paying tribute to the Island he calls home, and shedding light on its vibrant people and culture, Lin-Manuel takes us on a journey to many iconic sites, while catching up with talented local friends. In “Rediscover”, the first of 8 episodes, Lin-Manuel uncovers the true meaning behind staging Hamilton in Puerto Rico and invites you to discover it with him.