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Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Island Journeys

Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Island Journeys

From US$ 88.08 per person

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

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Luquillo

  • Shopping, traditional market, local snacks

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • El Yunque National Forest (hiking, swimming)

  • Luquillo

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore El Yunque Rainforest with a certified local guide
  • Refresh in a beautiful natural swimming pool
  • Slide down a natural water slide and rope swing into the river
  • Jump from different rock formations
  • Learn about the rich and unique ecology as you hike the rainforest trails
Full description

Join this guided tour in Luquillo to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Puerto Rico's tropical rainforest of El Yunque. Learn about its rich flora and fauna while following natural trails, wading through rivers, and swimming in natural pools and waterfalls.

Start your day by meeting your guide at the local fruit stand “Frutera Flores” in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour, and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, follow your guide in your rental car to the majestic El Yunque Rainforest- without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, the most biologically diverse, and the most studied forest in the US National Forest System. After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, arrive at 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, 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.

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
  • Rainforest entry fee
  • Parking Fee
  • Tour will be done in English; guides are fully bilingual and are able to translate in Spanish if needed
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the forest
  • No taxis or Ubers, you must have a rental car
  • Tour Guide
  • Gratuities; not mandatory but appreciated
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
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

GUESTS MUST HAVE RENTAL CAR to meet at "Frutera Flores" fruit stand in Luquillo to then follow Tour Guide to the foothills of the Rainforest for the Tour (No Taxi or Uber!). Parking and Rainforest Entrance Fee Included in Rate. There is a 15-minute maximum wait period, so it is very important that you are at the "Frutera Flores" fruit stand on time. If for any reason you are delayed, please contact Island Journeys' main office at the number provided on your voucher.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • IMPORTANT: It is not possible to call a taxi or Uber from the forest. Guests need to drive themselves in a rental car or their own car to the meeting point and then follow the guide to the foothills of the forest
  •  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; tour will be done in English; guides are fully bilingual and are able to translate in Spanish if needed
  • Training and Safety Instructions are provided at the beginning of the tour
  • Parking and Rainforest entry fee are included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 326 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Maxine and Paola were amazing!!!! This hike was so much fun and spending time in the water was beautiful! The hike does get a lil intense, if your scared of right spaces or scared to get a lil dirty this is not for you! but if you like challenges and are a thrill seeker this activity is for you!

September 5, 2022

Excellent day trip! Amaruo and Yuna (i think i spelled her name wrong...sorry) were incredible and knowledgeable guides. They were very attentive about their tour guests and the terrain. I have been to El Yunque before but never to the hidden gem they brought us to. Incredible experience. Extra sweet touches...they brought fresh fruits for us to eat!

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August 9, 2022

Amazing hiking experience! Definitely not for the weak. Hike was intense at times, but totally worth it! Paola and Amauri were amazing. They knew so many facts about the Island and the rainforest itself. The waterslide was really cool. Definitely something we would book again on our next trip to P.R.

July 21, 2022

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