TOURS

 

You’ll be inspired and challenged by a line-up of engaging speakers, cultivate your network of senior executives willing to hold real conversations with you, all while soaking in the sights and tastes of this top student travel destination.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020

 

Bio Bay Kayak Experience and Luquillo Kiosks
Registration Fee: $95 – SOLD OUT!
4:00 pm – 10:30 pm

With over 60 food vendors, the long strip at Luquillo Kiosks promises an unforgettable culinary adventure where attendees can dine and try mofongo and Puerto Rican frituras (fried snacks) and other local traditional cuisine to New York style pizza, Peruvian, Italian, Mexican and burgers and purchase souvenirs.

Experience one of the 6 bio-luminescent bio bays in the world, three of which are in Puerto Rico! Experience a one-of-a-kind navigation lighting system and enjoy two full hours kayaking the glowing waters of Laguna Grande! Soak up the beauty of this natural phenomenon, whether you are an experienced kayaker or are trying it for the first time!

Restrictions: Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

 

Cueva Ventana 
Registration Fee: $70
8:30 am- 1:45 pm

Cueva Ventana, or “window cave”, is a cultural landmark and one of the popular tourist attractions and surely a sight to see! Located in the city of Arecibo. Attendees will interact with nature, learn about the history of the Taino Indians while making their way through the cave, revealing a breathtaking view overlooking the Rio Grande valley. Attendees will have lunch on their own at a local eatery.

 

Old San Juan Walking Tour
Registration Fee: $55
9:30 am- 1:30 pm 

Explore the colorful colonial architecture and charming streets of Old San Juan with your guide to the gateway into the core of Puerto Rican history and culture. Explore the immense Castillo de San Cristobal – the largest fortress the Spanish built in the New World. This guided walking tour covers the major points of interest, focusing on the historic buildings that make up the character of the old city.

Restrictions: Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

 

El Yunque National Rainforest
Registration Fee: $95
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Discover the exotic vegetation of El Yunque, the only Tropical Rainforest in the U. S. National Park System. It features over 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams and trails leading to enticing locations. The Rain Forest is a Nature Lover’s Paradise!

Restrictions: Guests must be ambulatory. Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted.

 

All tours have been confirmed.

Tara Hippensteel, National Director of Tourism, City Cruises

SYTA Summit provides an unique opportunity to get up close with my SYTA partners and many of our buyers. The environment lends itself to a causal, natural environment – no pressure just building my network!

Dr. Michael A. Mazzarisi, President, Performing Arts Consultants

The best part of a SYTA SUMMIT is that it provides the opportunity for travel professionals to meet in a conversable setting without the pressure of a 7 minute meeting or have to deal with the barrage of conference masses. Every tour operator has unique abilities, and since I am a big proponent of partnerships, SUMMIT becomes an ideal network to forge plans for new and exciting joint ventures.

Kara Mihalevich, President, Adventure Student Travel, LLC

To me, SYTA Summit is the most valuable conference that I attend. I always find the educational seminars very useful and because it is a smaller, more intimate conference, you get to build a much deeper relationship with the sponsors. This is also the only conference that I have ever really had the opportunity to get to know other attendees. I absolutely LOVE SYTA Summit!

Steve Maehl, Global Travel Alliance

It was over ten years ago that I attended my very first SYTA event at the 2009 Summit. I learned a lot, and made new friendships, but what impressed me the most was discovering an organization that desired to come together to collectively improve our industry and continually works together to change young lives for good through travel.

SYTA STRATEGIC PARTNERS