Take Virtual Guided Tours Of Puerto Rico To Feel Like You Are On Vacation
Wouldn’t a little vacation sound nice? Sure it would. However, it is not the best time to get onto a plane with too many surfaces to touch. Puerto Rico understands this issue and is going to be offering guided tours of the island to give people a virtual vacation from their couches.
Discover Puerto Rico wants you to join them for some 30-minute virtual tours of the Caribbean island.
This is a pioneering move by the Caribbean island. Puerto Rico is the first to offer live guided tours using Google Maps. It is an attempt to give people a break from their self-isolation realities and give them a chance to explore Puerto Rico.
It is an inventive way to get people thinking about travel once the COVID-19 pandemic starts to subside.
A recent study of American travel plans after COVID-19 shows a country of people too scared to travel after the virus is under control. About one-third (33 percent) of Americans surveyed said they would be willing to stay in a hotel three months after COVID-19 subsides. Only 28 percent of Americans are willing to get on a plane three months after the pandemic subsides.
“With nearly 73 percent of Americans saying they miss travel, we want to continue offering travelers ways to vacation virtually,” Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, said in a statement. “Through these and other activations we’ve been offering, we’ve not only been able to keep Puerto Rico top of mind, reminding travelers of everything that will be waiting for them when the time is right to travel again, but it’s also given us the opportunity to highlight valued members of the local tourism industry.”
There are several tours that you can take through Discover Puerto Rico in the coming week.
Discover Puerto Rico is using National Travel and Tourism Week as a chance to help all of us travel from home to escape the mundane routines of waking up in isolation and going to bed in isolation. Here are a couple of the tours available through Discover Puerto Rico.
On May 5, you can tour the natural beauty of Puerto Rico.
This tour will give you a chance to explore El Yunque, which is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Parks system. The tour will take you through the trails of some of the most beautiful and sought after hiking destinations.
On May 8, you can get a taste of Puerto Rico less traveled.
From Ponce to Gilligan’s Island, this virtual tour will offer you a look at the Puerto Rico you rarely see plastered on social media. These destinations are rarely the first places people would think about visiting when traveling to the island. The local guides provided for the tours will offer you some local insights into the places you are virtually exploring.
On May 13, you can kick back and enjoy a road trip across Puerto Rico.
Just sit back and enjoy some of the biggest and best landmarks on the island. The road trip will include seeing Castillo San Felipe de Morro, which we have all seen all kinds of photos of.
All fo the tours are available on the Discover Puerto Rico Facebook page at 5 p.m. EST.