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Vivir la Isla del Encanto

10-Day Guided Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion in Puerto Rico
Starting from $ 3639.00
10-Day Program | Immerse yourself in the Spanish-speaking island culture of Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico has everything – old cities, new cities, mountains, beaches, and wonderful people. You’ll see them all and make new friends everywhere you go. Your student group Spanish language immersion begins in San Juan and takes you to El Yunque Rainforest on a snorkeling trip and kayaking in a bioluminescent bay. Learn how to cook traditional Puerto Rican food and take a salsa dancing class during your unforgettable Family Stay Experience®.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

10 Day Immersion Program

Most Costs Included in Trip Pricing

Dedicated Planning Assistance

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • Walking tour of Old San Juan and Fort San Cristóbal
  • Kayak in a bioluminescent bay
  • Catamaran sailing & snorkeling
  • Guided hike through El Yunque Rainforest
  • Tablado de Piñones
  • Bomba y Plena workshop
  • Volunteer project
  • 5 Spanish classes
  • Visit a local farmers market
  • Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte
  • Excursion to Guavate
  • Salsa dancing class
  • Movie in Spanish at a local theater
  • Beach day at Luquillo

Day 1 | San Juan

Arrive in San Juan and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner to introduce you to the fabulous Puerto Rican cuisine!

Day 2 | Fajardo

Start out with a walking tour of Old San Juan and Fort San Cristóbal. Then head east to Fajardo, where you’ll navigate the waters of a bioluminescent bay by kayak, an adventure you’ll never forget.

Day 3 | Fajardo

Set sail on a catamaran and enjoy an amazing snorkeling experience.

Day 4 | Family Stay

Observe the natural wonders of Puerto Rico during a guided hike through El Yunque Rainforest. On the way back to San Juan, stop at the Paseo Tablado de Piñones to learn about mangroves and the local ecosystem. Then visit a ceremonial cave. Later, experience the rhythms of the Afro-Caribbean culture during a Bomba y Plena workshop before you meet your host family (2-3 students per host family).

Day 5 | Family Stay

Enjoy breakfast with your familia puertorriqueña and begin your first day of Spanish classes. In the afteroon, explore the local farmer’s market through a fun scavenger hunt. Later, learn about Puerto Rico’s indigenous cultures and art at the Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte de la Universidad de San Juan.

Day 6 | Family Stay

Head south for a tour of Guavate. Learn how to cook traditional Puerto Rican food and enjoy an authentic lechón lunch.

Day 7 | Family Stay

After Spanish class in the morning, perfect your dance moves with a salsa dancing class. Later, take in a movie in Spanish at a local theater.

Day 8 | Family Stay

After Spanish class, spend the rest of the day participating in a volunteer activity.

Day 9 | Family Stay

Begin the day with a final Spanish class and then soak up the island lifestyle with a relaxing afternoon at the beach.

Day 10 | Return

Bid farewell to your Puerto Rican hosts and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Price Includes

Round-trip airfare from city listed (and any airline fuel surcharges)
In-country transportation (air, motorcoach, van, as applicable)
All overnight accommodations
Insurance for accidents or illness and trip cancellation coverage due to medical reasons only
International phone allowance $10 per day for one leader while in country
Local Spanish speaking guide during tour portion of itinerary
Xperitas Family Stay with all meals included
Local Family Stay Coordinator on call during family stay
24/7 Xperitas emergency support while abroad
Meals as indicated on the itinerary
Activities Included: Walking tour of Old San Juan and Fort San Cristóbal , Kayak in a bioluminescent bay , Catamaran sailing & snorkeling , Guided hike through El Yunque Rainforest , Tablado de Piñones , Bomba y Plena workshop , Volunteer project , 5 Spanish classes , Visit a local farmers market , Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte , Excursion to Guavate , Salsa dancing class , Movie in Spanish at a local theater , Beach day at Luquillo ,

Price Excludes

  • Airline baggage fees Increase in air cost due to requests for specific travel dates or airline Costs incurred due to late or missed flights Passport, visa or other document costs Transportation to/from departure city Any meals not indicated on itineraries Spending money and gifts Any fees associated with advanced seating assignments Small-group supplement when group has fewer than 18 participants Tips for guide(s) and/or bus driver(s)

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Spring Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 1, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below. 

Payment Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 1, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 1, 2023

$800

December 1, 2023

$800

January 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 1, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 2 - November 14, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

November 15, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Summer Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 15, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below.

Payment Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 15, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 15, 2023

$1000

January 15, 2024

$1000

March 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 15, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 16 – November 30, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

December 1, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land

expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Enrollment Information

*Prices are based on a minimum group size of 18 students. When the minimum group size is not reached, a small-group supplement will apply. The order of this itinerary, and all itinerary items, are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances that may arise prior to or during international travel.
Vivir la Isla del Encanto
10-Day Program
  • Walking tour of Old San Juan and Fort San Cristóbal
  • Kayak in a bioluminescent bay
  • Catamaran sailing & snorkeling
  • Guided hike through El Yunque Rainforest
  • Tablado de Piñones
  • Bomba y Plena workshop
  • Volunteer project
  • 5 Spanish classes
  • Visit a local farmers market
  • Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte
  • Excursion to Guavate
  • Salsa dancing class
  • Movie in Spanish at a local theater
  • Beach day at Luquillo