After this experience you will understand why Old San Juan and rum making have been an essential part of Puerto Rico’s history through centuries.
Considered one of the oldest towns in America and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the quintessential Old San Juan and its rich history, will impress the most cultural buffs and history savvy. In this sightseeing and walking tour you will explore one of Puerto Rico’s most iconic touristic destinations, learn about its fascinating history, unique forts, impressive architecture and admire the blue cobblestones streets and charming colorful houses.
Then enjoy a more intimate and engaging experience at the island’s premier rum distillery. Learn about the history and unique craftsmanship of Ron del Barrilito, the oldest Puerto Rican rum, still made in the same place and in the same way since 1880. You’ll see the Hacienda’s several historical landmarks, learn about the Fernández family who created Ron del Barrilito and get an in-depth walkthrough along the age-old process that makes Ron del Barrilito one of a kind. It’s always been made in very small batches, no artificial ingredients or colorings are used and it’s aged to perfection in vintage american white oak sherry barrels. This should be a bucket list activity for any rum or spirits enthusiast. Tour includes one complimentary Ron del Barrilito rum cocktail.
A unique opportunity to sip and enjoy all of our world-class rums in a single tasting. From the fruit notes of Dos Estrellas to our cult-classic Tres Estrellas. You’ll also sip Ron del Barrilito Cuatro Estrellas, a new blend available exclusively at Hacienda Santa Ana, and of course, the crown jewel: Cinco Estrellas. This is the best and most exclusive rum tasting experience in the Caribbean. ($60 p/p additional cost)
Become the Star of the Bar. If you plan on grabbing a couple of bottles for your home bar, the mixology experience is a must. Some of the island’s best bartenders will show you the basics of making bar-quality cocktails in your own home. This is not Mojitos 101. You will use Ron del Barrilito to craft some of today’s most elegant drinks, such as Old Fashioned, Presidente, and Hemingway Daiquiri. By the end of the class, you will be able to easily impress your guests with your bartending moves at your next party. ($60 p/p additional cost)
1Bright and early, will head to the colonial town of Old San Juan, considered one of the oldest in America and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Beginning with a sightseeing drive, including picture stops, will give you the chance to appreciate the landmarks of the Capitol Building, San Cristobal Fort and El Morro Fort. Then at the walking tour, learn about the fascinating history, unique forts, the City Walls, the impressive architecture and admire its cobblestones streets and charming colorful houses, surrounded by amazing views to the San Juan Bay.
2After the walking tour, our lunch break will be in one of the many restaurants around the Historical District, before departing to the rum distillery location.
3Upon arrival, enjoy one complimentary Ron del Barrilito rum cocktail at the Visitor’s Center before beginning the Heritage (Historical) Tour. This will be a more intimate and engaging experience with small groups. This tour will take you back in time to show you how the world’s finest sipping rum has been made through the years. Since 1880, Ron del Barrilito has been made in the same way at Hacienda Santa Ana in Bayamón. You’ll see the Hacienda’s several historical landmarks, including a beautifully preserved mansion and windmill dating all the way back to the early nineteenth century. You’ll learn about the Fernández family who created Ron del Barrilito. And, last but not least, you’ll get an in-depth walkthrough along the age-old process that makes Ron del Barrilito one of a kind. After the tour ends, you will have some time to relax for a while at Hacienda Santa Ana’s grounds, enjoy more cocktails at the bar or explore the gift shop.
Pick-up and Drop-off at lodging or hotel in Metro Area; Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde. (additional transfer fees might apply if pick-up place is outside these areas)
Ron del Barrilito Heritage Tour Fee
Water and Light Snacks
Certified and knowledgeable driver/guide
Tour Price does not include an 11.5% of PR’s sales tax
Cost of lunch