Packing List

 

LUGGAGE

Option #1 – 1 carry-on bag (it must fit under your seat) and a carry-on suitcase (22 inches or less) This is a great way to avoid the checked luggage fee

Option #2 – 1 carry-on bag (it must fit under your seat) and a checked suitcase (most airlines charge $25 one-way fee; checked bag not to exceed 50 lbs.)

□ Read and adhere to TSA’s (www.tsa.gov) Liquid, Gel, and Aerosol Regulation for carry-on bags. As of 4/1/2010 the rules are:

All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3-ounce or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. They must be placed in a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag only. Each traveler can use only one, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag.
□ Packing Tips

Pack heaviest items first
Make a list of the contents of your suitcase in case luggage is lost or stolen
Leave space in your suitcase for souvenirs or bring an extra empty bag.
Be sure to have your name and contact information on both carry-on and checked luggage

CLOTHES (for an average 5-day tour)

If your group will visit a school, make sure students pack appropriate clothes for the visit (sleeved tops, appropriate length for shorts or pants, etc.). Beach gear is not allowed at Puerto Rican schools or institutions.
___ 1 pair of water shoes; they must have a good bottom and be secure on your feet. Flip-flops DO NOT count.

___2-3 bathing suits

___T-shirts / Tops (one for each tour day)

___1 additional shirt with long sleeves to protect from sunburn

___Shorts, skirts

___Jeans, light long pants, dress (optional)

___One set of old clothes for service project. Must be clothes that can get ruined.

___2 pairs of sneakers or walking shoes for extended walking (1 pair for possible wet muddy areas)

___1 casual evening restaurant outfit (nothing fancy)

___Sleepwear

___Socks, underwear, toiletries

___1 pair of beach sandals and/or Tevas, crocks…

ADDITIONAL NECESSARY ITEMS

___Insect Repellent (3oz size unless checking luggage) We suggest you bring or buy insect repellent once here and use it daily to protect from mosquitoes.

___Photo I.D. (school or other official photo ID)

___Water Bottle (free filtered water refills daily)

___Labeled medications (name, contents) if needed

___Photocopy of I.D. (give one to your teacher)

___Quart-size bag for liquids/gels

___Sun block

___Backpack for hiking and day trips (with your name)

___Plastic bag for wet clothes

___1-2 beach towels

___Money (see Spending Money section)

___Raincoat / poncho – you will need it for the rainforest / hiking trip

OPTIONAL ITEMS

___Camera, charger, extra batteries, film or memory cards (they may be more expensive in Puerto Rico)

___Cell phone & charger (your school may have a different policy)

___ATM / Cash Card

___Accessories: Sunglasses, belts, watch, hand sanitizer, wipes…

___Hat to protect from sun

___Headsets and snacks for the plane (no more free food on flights)

___Beach or bus games (i.e. Frisbee, hacky-sack, cards…)

___Book to read, pens, pencils, diary writing paper, stamps….

___Vitamins / personal first aid kit

___Snorkeling equipment

___IPOD/CD/MP3 player – You may use it for plane and bus rides. However, be aware that you could lose it or have it stolen. (Your school may have different policy)

SPENDING MONEY

Discover Puerto Rico Tours will be covering most or all your meals and activities during your trip. We will also provide filtered water during the day. Experience has shown that $100 or less should be more than sufficient unless you plan major gift buying. You will need money for:

___3-5 meals only ($7-$11) is more than plenty per meal (optional)

___Bring some cash ($50-$70) and use an ATM card if you need more. You’ll find compatible ATM machines all over Puerto Rico.

___Snacks

___One or two optional activities (banana boating -$10; etc.)

___Souvenirs

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Traveler’s checks

  • Any expensive equipment (fancy camera, laptops, etc.)

  • More than $100 in cash, credit cards (let us know if you intend to make a special purchase)

  • Knives, fireworks or other dangerous equipment; weapons are strictly forbidden.

 

ON THE DAY YOU LEAVE

  • Wear comfortable clothes without any metal for flight.

  • Make sure your contact information is on each bag, even carry-on.

  • Double check you have your ID, the itinerary, and a little cash with you.

  • Make sure any important medicine is in your carry-on in case luggage is lost.

  • Be well rested. Drink plenty of liquids the day before you leave.

  • Get to the airport early. You will not be eligible for a refund due to a missed flight.

1503 Avenida Ashford Ste 14C

San Juan, PR 00911

Tel. 787-379-1602

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