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Baila Conmigo: Private Afro-Puerto Rican Historical Food and Dance Tour

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Jayuya, Caribbean
Baila Conmigo: Private Afro-Puerto Rican Historical Food and Dance Tour

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Puerto Rico is more than just beautiful beaches—the Caribbean Island has a culture all its own. Gain a better understanding of Afro-Puerto Rican culture with this Afro-Puerto Rican History, Food, and Dance Tour from San Juan. Your guide teaches you about the history of this unique culture, some Bomba dance moves, and how to make some delicious traditional dishes all in one day.
  • Immerse yourself in the Afro-Puerto Rican culture while in San Juan
  • Learn to cook Afro-Puerto Rican dishes that you can make again at home
  • Dance to traditional Bomba music while getting a mini dance lesson
  • A guide tells you all about the history of Bombo in cave in Loiza
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  • Hotel Posada Jayuya , Calle Guillermo Esteves #49, Jayuya 00664 Puerto Rico
  • San Juan Cruise Port Terminal , FV6R+R3P, Calle Marina, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
  • 11:00 AM
    We will text travelers the night before the pick up and the next morning.
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please reconfirm your reservation with the local operator 24 hours prior to your experience. If you do not contact the operator they will attempt to reach you via phone or email to confirm your reservation. Please ensure you have provided a valid phone number when booking.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • OPERATED BY Real PR Travel
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    star-5
    Best experience ever
    Sharron_H
    , May 2022
    Our driver Catherine was awesome. She gave us a very detailed history lesson of the culture and her background. She was involved with us we weren't just tourist she made us feel like family. Catherine is highly recommended!
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi Sharron, thank you 😊 so much for your amazing feedback. We greatly appreciate it. And We’re so happy that you enjoyed your cultural experience with us and we hope to see you again! ❤️🇵🇷
    star-5
    A must on your PR vacation
    DanielleThomas
    , May 2022
    This was an AWESOME experience!! I really appreciate the personal touch of this private tour Catherine & @froanddrum!! Learning about Bomba and learning a choreographed dance was amazing. The way the drums 🪘 speak to your soul transports you to another time & space. The cooking experience was awesome!! Having the authentic Puerto Rican food was not only delicious, it was warming to the spirit. The shop’s owner was very patient while training us in the new dishes and while taking pics of all the seasonings. LOL
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi 👋 Danielle, it truly sounds like you had an amazing day and that is our main goal. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It’s greatly appreciated ❤️🇵🇷
    star-5
    Cultural experience
    Sharron_H
    , May 2022
    I enjoyed the entire tour. I enjoyed learning the history of Bomba and learning the dance. The food tour was awesome! Our driver Christine was the best.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi, thank you for an amazing review. We are happy Catherine provided a great time and service,we thank you again for booking with us! 🇵🇷❤️
    star-5
    Fun half day trip to experience PR like a local
    YaraT_R
    , Feb 2022
    The tour guide Tanya (who happened to be the company owner) was really nice, friendly, and personable. She made the experience very unique for my sister and I who happened to be the only ones taking this tour at that time. We were picked up around 10:30a and dropped off by 3p, so this is a good tour to take so you have enough time to do other stuff that day. The tour had 3 parts. The first part of the tour was taking us to a public park to meet up with a dance/ music instructor who taught us several Bomba steps (basically it's a type of Afro-Caribbean dance) and how to combine them to react to the music. I'm sorry I forgot his name (Christian?), anyways, the instructor was really talented with his music, knowledgeable, friendly, and made us feel at ease. The second part of the tour was taking us to this street strip known for the yummm 'fast foods' in this case meaning fried :) The street had lots of mini restaurants, kiosks, etc mostly known to locals, which made it all the better. This part of the tour was to show us how to make alcapurrias. Everything I ate was so delicious! The last part of the tour was to take us to a partial cave area where slaves would commune with nature to escape their oppressive situation. The area was really beautiful with lots of photo ops. I recommend this tour if you want to learn about parts of the island history and hang out like a local. My sister and I really enjoyed ourselves.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi Yara, we are happy to have made your experience a memorable one! Thank you for booking with us and we hope to see you again soon! 🇵🇷❤️
    star-5
    Authentic Local experience
    Felicia_L
    , Dec 2021
    I had young adults and an eight year old and we all enjoyed ourselves. The Bomba lessons were informative and fun. Cooking was fun and the food we made was super good. Tanya and Josh were great guides gave us a true local authentic experience. If you want an authentic real experience BOOK WITH THE REAL PR TOURS!!
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hello, thank you for such amazing review. We are happy to have provided a great experience and service showing you the RealPR! We hope to see you soon.Thank you again for booking with us! 🇵🇷❤️
    star-5
    First time, but it won’t be our last
    Kristi_M
    , Oct 2021
    The history and dance lessons with Christian were amazing! And Stephanie was very lively and fun and knowledgeable. The cooking experience was fun as well, and we really enjoyed seeing areas we might not have seen otherwise. This tour was awesome!
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Hi Kristi, We’re so happy that you enjoyed your Afro-Puerto Rico dance experience. And glad that you enjoyed your time with Stef. We look forward to seeing you guys again!
    star-5
    Outstanding!!
    Raquel_W
    , Aug 2021
    We enjoyed a beautiful day of dance, food and scenery our guide Andrea was amazing and made us feel very comfortable. We definitely would recommend this tour to anyone visiting PR. Thank you!
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you so much Raquel!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with us!! Please visit us again. Blessings.
    star-5
    Simply Amazing!
    Iesha_B
    , Feb 2021
    This was an amazing tour from start to finish. Yuma was very knowledgeable of the history and was able to educate us on many things we would have never known about the Afro-Puerto culture. The dance lesson was very fun and the cooking lesson was the cherry on top. Unfortunately, the cave was closed so we weren’t able to go inside of it, but I still feel like we had a full tour.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
    We’re so happy you had a great experience with Yuma, and that you got to learn a little bit of our beautiful culture! We’re sorry for the inconvenience of the cave closure. Thanks for booking Real PR Tours, come back and see us again soon!
    star-5
    Birthday trip
    Sadie_E
    , Jan 2021
    This experience was amazing. Learning how to dance the Bamba and play the drums was super fun. We also got to cook some awesome food.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
    So happy you had an amazing experience! Thank you for your review!
    star-5
    Birthday celebration
    Sadie_E
    , Jan 2021
    Absolutely great experience. Enjoyed learning about the African Puerto Rican culture. Every experience was great, from learning the Bamba dance to cooking. Our tour guide was amazing. Totally worth every penny.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
    Thank you for your amazing review! We’re so happy you got to learn some of our culture, and enjoyed your experience with Real PR Tours!

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