Tour Information

2019 Mid-Year Meeting

2019 Mid-Year Meeting 
November 6 - 10

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
   
How to Register for Tours:
Online: Click Here
By Mail: Download the Tour Brochure


Terms and conditions
Cancellations for tours must be received no later than October 11. Tours booked and not cancelled by October 11 are non-refundable, unless otherwise noted.
   
Tours are based on the following participant minimums: Bacardi Distillery and Mixology Class (25); Canopy Zipline (18); City Tour of Old San Juan (18); El Yunque Rainforest (18); Mini Boat Island Hop and Snorkel Adventure (18). If the minimum number of persons required to operate a tour is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation or a price revision to accommodate the actual number of participants. Tours cancelled by the NJSBA will be refunded. 


   
Bacardi Distillery and Mixology Class—Master the Mojito! 
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$122 per person
The new Casa Bacardi Visitor Center seamlessly blends contemporary architecture and modern technology with nearly 150 years of heritage and tradition. Observe the production process, experience the party spirit of Bacardi, then get behind the bar and learn how to prepare three legendary cocktails: Cuba libre, mojito and daiquiri.
   
The tour includes:
· Private round-trip transportation
· English-speaking tour guide
· Commemorative Bacardi cup and welcome cocktail
· Hands-on mixology class
· Official Certificate of Completion


   

Restrictions:
· You must be over the legal drinking age to participate in this tour.
· This is a premium spirits experience and, as such, children may not accompany adults.

 

 

Canopy Zipline
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 – 5 p.m.
$165 per person
This excursion is so much more than just ziplining! The adventure starts from the moment you arrive and walk through the lush northern coastal plains at Hacienda Campo Rico. It continues with a moderate 12-minute hike through limestone formations. Enjoy beautiful views of the coastline and the El Yunque Rainforest mountain range along the way. Then, zipline across plantain fields, mountains and lagoons. You will also walk across hanging bridges, erected 30 feet above the trees. And a final zipline takes you to the hilltop Mojito Bar where adventurers will enjoy a traditional Puerto Rican lunch.
   
The tour includes:
· Private round-trip transportation
· English-speaking tour guides
· Ziplines with double cables and pulleys for extra security
· Lunch including dessert and bottled water
   
Restrictions:
· 230-pound weight limit; minimum weight of 65 pounds required;
· Minimum of 4-feet tall; maximum waist circumference of 42 inches;
· Children under the age of 11 may not participate;
· Pregnant women should not participate in this excursion;
· Participants must be physically fit enough to hike for 15 minutes, climb stairs and keep both hands over their heads for several minutes; and
· Those people with heart conditions, epilepsy, asthma, fear of heights or problems with balance should not participate.
· Participants will be asked to sign a waiver before departing on this excursion.
   
Additional Information:
· Please wear comfortable clothing (Bermuda shorts or long pants recommended) and sneakers or boots with traction. 
· You may wish to bring a small backpack, bug repellent, and sunblock. 
· If you bring a camera, make sure you can hang it safely around your neck or have a backpack as your hands must be free at all times to participate. 
· There is no way for guides to recover fallen objects.

 

 

City Tour of Old San Juan  
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 1 – 5 p.m.
$55 per person
See modern San Juan as you drive in air-conditioned comfort through the areas of Condado, Isla Verde, past Fort San Gerónimo and into Old San Juan. At your first stop, you will be met by your walking tour guide who will accompany you during your visit to Fort El Morro, a mainstay of the San Juan fortification system, from which the Spanish successfully defended their city from British and Dutch attacks. Other notable sites and points of interest on the tour include Rogativa, Cristo Chapel and the San Juan Cathedral. You’ll see beautiful 17th century Spanish ironwork on the restored homes and note the blue-black glazed cobblestones that were brought to San Juan as ballast for the Spanish galleons and used to surface the narrow streets of the Old City.  Finally, enjoy some free time to explore the many interesting shops, boutiques and art galleries that make this historic area their home.

   
The tour includes:
· Private round-trip transportation to Old San Juan
· English-speaking tour guide – one guide for every 25 guests
· Admission fee

 

 

El Yunque Rainforest 
Thursday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 9
1 – 5 p.m.
$65 per person
Explore El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the United States Forest System, encompassing 28,000 acres and reaching an elevation of 3,526 feet. Thanks to 100 billion gallons of rain per year, the forest sustains some 250 species of trees, 50 types of ferns and as many as 20 varieties of wild orchids. While recovery efforts are still underway following Hurricane Maria, much has been restored and rebuilt and is open to visitors. Enjoy an amazing world of nature trails, waterfalls and scenic views, and learn about the history and biology of the area from a knowledgeable guide.
   
The tour includes:
· Private round-trip transportation
· English-speaking tour guide
· Admission fees
· Bottled water
· Disposable ponchos

 

 

Mini-Boat Island Hop and Snorkel Adventure 
Thursday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 9
12 – 6 p.m.
$168 per person
Relax on a 60-minute private transfer to Puerto Chico Marina because you’re in for an adventure once you arrive! The fun begins as you clear the breakwater of Puerto Chico Marina and head out along the bluffs of the Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve toward the uninhabited Icacos Cay for snorkeling, swimming and beach fun.  Along the way, enjoy vistas of El Yunque Rainforest, the mangrove-lined coast and Fajardo’s 130-year old Spanish lighthouse.
   
The tour includes:
· Private round-trip transportation
· English-speaking tour guides
· Complete pre-ride instruction and ocean safety orientation
· Snorkeling equipment
· Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
   
Restrictions:
· Four people per mini boat; 300-pound per person weight limit; 700-pound limit per boat;
· Pregnant women, people with neck or back problems and those who have had recent surgeries should not participate; and
· “Captains” must present a photo ID.
   
Additional Information:
Wear a bathing suit under clothing and bring a cover-up, sun glasses, water shoes (sandals or flip flops are fine), sunblock, towel, waterproof camera and a change of clothing.

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