|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 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.
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|As part of AdvenTours PUERTO RICO
corporate social responsibility in 2002
we founded APIE, the Puerto Rican
Association of Interpretation and
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
In 2014 we created an Annual Fund to
promote scientific research on birds, $1
of every tour we offer is added to this
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|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!
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 operations continuously.
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 Education,
ADVENTOURS s a small company offering private
tours to individuals and small groups through 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
- 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 responsible
- Encouraging continuing education to our
- 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
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
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
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
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.
Through the years we have achieved many goals. Hopefully
during the next few months, we will be publishing a series of
books about the birds of Puerto Rico.
Twenty six 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.
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you book with and through a local company, you save as you will not be paying
hidden charges nor you given OBAs 30% commission for the sale.
|Updated November 15, 2018.
|Hilda Morales, Owner
Certified Tour Guide
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