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|· Birding Trips since 1992 ·
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30 years in business!
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|Certified Interpretive Tour Guide Service for the EcoSensitive Traveler
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 included an
environmental component that will be coordinated through the Puerto Rican Association of
Interpretation and Education, Inc. (APIE).
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.
Thirty 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.
|Special thanks to those who believed in us!!!
|"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Gagehot
|...including my beloved Mother Hilda Nieves,
...and especially GOD!
|To my beloved Mother, my inspiration
during all my life, my Guide, and friend.
1928 - 2011
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).
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.
|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.
|Hilda Morales, Owner
Certified Tour Guide
|For European Nations,
please contact us only via
regular phone or email.
|Transfers & transportation
available 24 hours.
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|When you book directly with us, 100% of your money is spent locally, not abroad.
Asociación Puertorriqueña de Interpretación y Educación, Inc. APIE (President/Founder, Puerto Rican Association of Interpretation and Education, Inc.)
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.
|All photographic material on this website is copyrighted by AdvenTours and/or its contributing photographers. Photos should not be
reproduced or exploited in any way without written permission from AdvenTours or Birding PUERTO RICO.
|© 1992 - 2023 AdvenTours / Birding PUERTO RICO, updated January 8, 2023.
|AdvenTours PUERTO RICO is an equal opportunity provider under special permits at El Yunque National Forest (Authorization ID: YNF22030).