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Do I need reservations to join a tour?

Reservations are always required to guarantee selected date on all our tours, private or public.
What is the difference between a private tour and a public one?

  • Private tours are customized as per our clients needs and special requirements.  A private tour could be offered with a minimum of one participant; the client selects the date, time, etc.

  • Public tours are offered as special events with specific dates open to anyone that wants to join the tour.  A minimum of participants is required to offer tours as special events.
Can I join a private tour?

Private tours are designed for those who ask for a customized activity.  We will do our best to find the best alternative for you on a different date or time.
Can I book a tour online?

At this moment, and as we mainly offer private tours, we don´t have an online booking engine.  We are evaluating different software so that our clients will be able to book online.
Do you sell your tours through Trip Advisor, AirBnB, or any other online platform?

The prices of the tours that you find at this website are net prices.  When you buy through an OTA you usually pay 20% to 30% over our sales price.  Any discount is given directly to our client--this has
been our policy since 1992.  Your investment stays 100% in Puerto Rico not abroad
.  If you want to understand why we keep control of our bookings on behalf of our clients, check this video.
How can I book a tour with your company?

  • Booking process and methods are described in our General Terms and Conditions.  For extended families or groups, special terms and conditions applies.
  • Text message, FaceBook, WhatsUp or any social media platform are not considered valid booking methods,
Do I need to book the tour before arriving to Puerto Rico?

In order to guarantee the date/time of the tour we recommend that you book ahead of time; otherwise, you will need to change the date/time depending to our availability.
Then, how do I know that the date I want is available?

Each section has a Inquiry Form that you will complete asking for an specific date/time or tour and we will answer within 24 hours and let you know if we are available.  Please remember that we customize our
service as per clients needs.
Do you accept last minute bookings?

Yes, we do.  Availability will depend on the type of tour or activity you will like to book, specially if you need transportation or a specialized Tour Guide.
On last minute bookings, what will be the payment method?

There are several ways to pay, like ATH Móvil, POPMoney, People Pay, or cash on site if properly approved by us.  Sorry, we do not accept credit cards or PayPal.
Do you provide transportation?

On the description of each tour or event/activity we specify if transportation or pick-up / drop-off is included.  If transportation is not included, we will proceed to quote you; price will depend on your hotel
location.  The least expensive way will be for you to rent a car.  Please be advised that a new Law in Puerto Rico does not allow low cost companies using online platforms and offering transportation on private
vehicles to take clients to El Yunque National Forest and any other forest/reserve administered by local government.
I am not staying in a hotel, do you still pick me up?

If you are staying at the Old San Juan, we pick up at the Sheraton.  In you are staying in a remote location, we will need specific driving directions in order to quote you.
I travel with my service dog.

We will appreciate letting us know if you are traveling with a service dog in order to provide you with adequate transportation.  In group or public tours, let us know your needs as we need to check with the
other clients is someone is allergic to dog hair.  
Will you allow me to smoke during the tour?

Our tours are offered to non-smokers clients only.  
Do you allow clients to use playbacks or flash photography during your birding trips?

No, we don´t allow playbacks or flash photography.
Any restrictions on your tours?

  • Eating/drinking is not allowed in most of the vehicles, please check with the driver or Tour Guide.
  • Strong perfumes, nail polish, sunscreen lotions, hand lotions, mosquito repellent SHOULD NOT BE USED inside vehicles.  A clean up fee will be charged, if necessary...please check our Terms and
    Conditions.
  • If travelling with children, you should comply with local Laws and bring appropriate car seats for your children.
  • All passengers MUST use seat belts.
  • A/C will be operated only by the driver.
I don´t know if my cellphone will work in Puerto Rico.

  • The World will not end if your smartphone does not work in Puerto Rico, you can ask Concierge or Front Desk to contact.
  • If you need to contact us, avoid using last minute text messages or emails as communication is not 100% effective after hurricanes Irma and María.  If we don´t answer the phone, please try it again.
  • Driving and texting is not allowed in Puerto Rico.  We will not answer emails or text messages while driving.  If you are running late for a tour, contact us via phone.
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· Birding Trips since 1992 ·
Celebrating 26 years in business!
Certified Interpretive Tour Guide Service for the EcoSensitive Traveler
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EDUCATIONAL
OUTREACH PROGRAM
As part of AdvenTours PUERTO RICO
corporate social responsibility in 2002
we founded
APIE, the Puerto Rican
Association of Interpretation and
Education, Inc
.  

APIE is a non-profit organization that
offers training and continuing education
for tour guides, plus a series of activities
for the general public, focusing on
children, students, and educators
(
Proyecto Mucarito).

In 2014 we created an
Annual Fund to
promote scientific research on birds, $1
of every tour we offer is added to this
fund.
For easier understanding of our home page and website:

  • Special Events - Activities that are offered during a limited time and that are sold to the general public.  A minimum of participants is required to
    guarantee these events.  If you have a group and want a different date for any of these event, please contact us.
  • Private Tours - We specialize in customizing tours for individuals, extended families, and groups on a private basis.  Most of these tours are
    available on a  daily basis by appointment only, subject to reservations and availability of our staff, equipment, etc.
  • Regional Menu - We have divided our territory in five main regions.  If you are planning to explore Puerto Rico, this is an excellent way to start your
    planning.
  • Thematic Tours - This is another way to look for the activities you want to do while visiting our territory as per your preferences.