Experiență organizată de Francisco Javier

  1. 7 ore
  2. Organizată în Engleză

Ce vei face

Take a dive into the indigenous past of Boriken. In this journey, we will decolonize the history of Puerto Rico and the Taino culture. We visit two of the most emblematic sites of Taino culture, the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Utuado and Cueva del Indio in Arecibo. Located in the limestone mountains of Utuado, the ceremonial center in Caguana is the most important archaeological site of the Taino culture anywhere in the Antilles islands. It's the largest compound of ceremonial ball courts ever found. Cueva del Indio is the site with the largest amount of Taino rock carvings (petroglyphs) anywhere, with over 100 carvings inside the cave. Throughout the experience I will show you the precise archaeological data of the sites that are not available to the average tourist. We will discuss the myth of the disappearance of the Taino and learn how their culture is an important factor in the forging of the Puerto Rican Nation today. Our indigenous roots have been reduced to the sad story of a peaceful people who were to innocent in the face of the European invaders. The reality is the Taino resisted the onslaught of the invaders, first with all-out war, then retreating into the mountains as far from Spanish rule as possible, and conforming a new culture called Jibaro. Come with me in this decolonial view of our indigenous past.
Take a dive into the indigenous past of Boriken. In this journey, we will decolonize the history of Puerto Rico and the Taino culture. We visit two of the most emblematic sites of Taino culture, the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Utuado and Cueva del Indio in Arecibo. Located in the limestone mountains of Utuado, the ceremonial center in Caguana is the most important archaeological site of the Taino culture anywhere in the Antilles islan…

Ce este inclus

  • Food
    paid lunch at restaurant
  • Bilete
    the archaeological park
  • Transport
    Audi Q7 SUV for 6

Fă cunoștință cu gazda ta, Francisco Javier

Organizează experiențe pe Airbnb din 2018
  • 41 de recenzii
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All my life I've been intrigued by the history of our ancestors, the Taíno! So much so that I ended up studying a masters degree in archaeology. Some years ago I was asked by the PR Tourism Co to help with a touring route of the most important sites of the Taíno culture that are accessible to visitors. The end product is called the Taíno Route, and I'm the only tour provider to offer this experience. You can choose to do the route by yourself, or you can let a trained archaeologist who is passionate about the Taínos, take you in his beautiful Audi Q7 for a ride into the past of Boriquén!
All my life I've been intrigued by the history of our ancestors, the Taíno! So much so that I ended up studying a masters degree in archaeology. Some years ago I was asked by the PR Tourism Co to help with a touring route of the most important sites of the Taíno culture that are accessible to visitors. The end product is called the Taíno Route, and I'm the only tour provider to offer this experience. You can choose to do the route by yourself, or you can let a trained archaeologist who is passio…
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Unde vei fi

In this experience, you´ll visit two Taíno culture sites on the island. I´m the only provider to include a visit to the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park in Utuado, the most important site in Taíno culture in the Caribbean. We also visit Cueva del Indio in Arecibo

Evaluată la 4,98din 5 în 41 de recenzii.

Ana Marie
ianuarie 2022
We went on the Taino Route! This was the highlight of our trip to PR! Javi is so thoughtful! Appreciated that he picked us up which made things simple. He is super knowledgeable - we learned so much about the history and evolution of the island. The parque Caguano is a do not miss spot! We had to make adjustments since one of the other parks on the circuit was closed - so be flexible and discuss ahead of time with Javi - you won’t be disappointed.
Khaliff
decembrie 2021
This tour was more informative and exciting than I could have imagined. Javi is super knowledgeable as an archeologist and deeply informed about Puerto Rico's past and present. I couldn't imagine a friendlier or more thoughtful guide. This tour will expand your mind and leave you with plenty of memories (and photos) of amazing historical sites and the spectacular countryside.
Kat
decembrie 2021
This was such an interesting experience, learning about the Taino culture and Puerto Rican culture. Javi was an amazing tour guide and would highly recommend this experiencea
Di
decembrie 2021
Francisco was a great tour guide - very talkative and knowledgeable. He definitely loves the Taino culture and archeology in general. We also appreciate he came to pick us up. I would recommend the tour if you are OK with the price.
Tony
decembrie 2021
If you have any curiosity at all about who lived on PR before Columbus genocided the place, this is the tour for you. Francisco Javier provided a personal and personalized tour of what was then and what is now and how the past is contained in the present. There’s quite a bit of car time, but it was comfortable. There were also several delightful surprises, which I won’t ruin for you. This tour was a highlight of my trip to the island.
Karen
noiembrie 2021
Perfect way to learn about the deep roots of Puerto Rican culture. Focus is on ancient past but Francisco draws lots of connections to what is going on today. There is no other way we could have experienced some inner island locations - a small town actively preserving their Taino heritage, an off the path museum which is so authentic Puerto Ricans visit and contribute their own artwork to it, a great restaurant and local coffee producer. The driving service Francisco provides is of high value for tourists. The crowded mountain roads in the interior of the island are intimidating to drive. At least a once in a lifetime experience. Muchas Gracias Francisco!

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