No. 046: Puerto Rico RēTour
What is travel to you?
How do you want to see the world?
How can you sustainably and respectfully explore a place as a visitor or tourist?
Are you interested in traveling with others who want to dive deeper into the history and culture of a place beyond what is seen at popular tourist sites?
If these questions speak to you, this is the trip for you! Join like minded others on a journey that encompasses adventure, nourishing relaxation, experiential learning, working alongside locals, and connection.
This trip is a unique window into the diverse landscapes and culture of Puerto Rico, a beautiful island rich in history. We hope to delve into and honor its indigenous roots by discussing the island’s continuously complex relationship to its colonizers.
Circle the island, exploring the colorful and historic streets of San Juan in the north and the artistry of the southern city of Ponce. We will anchor a portion of our stay in the coastal region of Cabo Rojo where our days will be split between experiential learning and sightseeing or relaxing. We will be working with ISER Caribe, a local organization that is investing in their community. We will follow their lead on various projects from laboratory cultivation to farming on local homesteads, land preservation and marine conservation, and creating sustainable connections. We will also be relaxing by the ocean and choosing from an array of geographical delights such as caves, mountains, rainforests, and bioluminescent bays, guided by our local partners and educators. All of this will be punctuated by the flavorful local cuisine of Puerto Rico.
Help support important ecological work and cultural practices while thoughtfully touring this gorgeous island.
Rē is an environmental and social justice organization. All of our educational tours and programming are designed to accommodate individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities, and prioritize the preservation and regeneration of local ecosystems and communities. We are teachers and students interested in ethical, sustainable tourism and regenerative education.
Program Dates: August 2-12, 2023
RēTour pricing includes: accommodations for program duration, local transportation, field trips, excursions, and group meals.
Coming soon: Pricing details, itinerary, and meet the teaching team!
Special supplemental newsletter coming on Monday, April 3 with more organizational updates and reading recommendations.
Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Thank you and we hope to see you in August!
The Rē Team