1. United States
  2. Northern Region, Puerto Rico
  3. San Juan
  4. Day Trips

El Yunque: Rainforest Adventure

Product ID: 276232
See gallery
This itinerary is the perfect combination of hiking, nature, water activities, fun, information, and relaxation. You will be led by passionate local tour guides, eager to share their island with you.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

At your accommodation, or nearby assigned meeting point.

Select participants, date, and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Slide down a natural water slide
  • Refresh in a beautiful natural swimming pool
  • Explore El Yunque Rainforest with a certified local guide
Full description
Your day will start by meeting your local guide in the morning at your accommodation or nearby meeting point. After completing all of the pickups, you will head towards the rainforest, taking the scenic route through the North side of the island to admire the beautiful views. This relaxing sightseeing drive will take you through four towns before you arrive at the first stop at a fresh fruit stand in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour (included), and you have the opportunity to purchase some local snacks. After this stop, continue towards Puerto Rico’s majestic rainforest.

El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest natural wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, and the most studied forest, in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals - some of which are only found here in Puerto Rico.

After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading and small rock climbs, you will arrive to a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000 acre forest is like a natural playground. Here, you will have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place. 

By this time you will have worked up an appetite. Complete the day by making a stop dinner at a local restaurant where you can enjoy Puerto Rican Cuisine (not included in the price).
Includes
  • Professional local tour guides with Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Pictures from your adventure
  • Fresh local fruit, snacks, and refreshments
  • All necessary equipment
  • Training and safety instructions prior to tour
  • Roundtrip transportation from accommodation or assigned pickup location in San Juan and approved East Areas
  • Rainforest entry fee
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy
  • People with recent surgeries

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring a cell phone, money, refillable water bottle, a towel, a change of clothes, a waterproof camera (optional)
• Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes that can get wet/dirty with good grip for hiking on wet surfaces (no sandals, water shoes, or flip flops), comfortable hiking clothes that can get wet/dirty, and a bathing suit (already on)
• Items can be left in the vehicle during both parts of the tour
• The difficulty level of the excursion is moderate to strenuous, depending on your physical fitness level
• The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven, and includes river-wading, climbing large rocks, and steep inclines
• This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle
• All guests must be able to communicate in English or Spanish
• Guests that show signs of intoxication will not be allowed to participate
• It is your responsibility to notify the local partner ahead of time with any concerns about your health or physical condition
Customer reviews

Organized by

Island Journeys

Product ID: 276232