Intinerary and help with transportation issues. Should I use a travel agent?
I need some help with my itinerary. Four of us are traveling over Thanksgiving week, leaving Vieques to fly home to our families on Thanksgiving morning at 7:15 AM. We want to see El Yunque, Culebra and Vieques over 5 1/2 days. Transportation is a huge problem. Please look at my proposed itinerary and make recommendations on how to get to the islands from the mainland and from each other, and also visit El Yunque in an efficient manner.
17 Nov. Sat visit El Yunque early AM to beat the crowds. Visit for about 4-5 hrs. Drive back to San Juan and eat lunch on the way back to San Juan. Friday late afternoon, return rental car and try finding a flight to Culebra.
Alternative: Find a driver to pick us up at the airport, take us to El Yunque the next day and then take us to the 3 PM ferry from Fajardo to Culebra.
Accommodations in Culebra for 2 nights, Saturday and Sunday evening.
18 Nov. Sun. Full Day in Culebra
19 Nov. Monday Leave Culebra and go to Vieques. Ferry will take most of the day or charter a plane or boat between the 2 islands. Accommodations for 3 nights in Vieques
20 Nov. Tues relax in Vieques. Do Biobay tour
21 Nov. Wed relax in Vieques
22 Nov. Thursday. Leave Vieques at 7:15 AM flight.
Would you please comment on the itinerary?
Should I be hiring a travel agent in Puerto Rico to help arrange transportation within Puerto Rico? or is it easy to charter a plane and/boat to get to Culebra from the mainland and then travel from Culebra to Vieques?
Would it be more cost effective to hire a driver to take us to our hotel in the El Yunque area, then to El Yunque the next day, and then to the Fajardo ferry?
Huge thanks!! I'm worried that things will be sold out during Thanksgiving week and that we could be without hotel or ferry transport if I delay making arrangements. We already have our airline tickets from Ohio!