Tour code: 4170YUNQ
Discover the natural wonders of El Yunque rainforest on this laid-back half-day exploration from San Juan. Enjoy a walk to a beautiful waterfall, incredible views and more than 240 species of plants and animals that call this sub-tropical habitat home. Your Puerto Rico rainforest tour also includes round-trip transportation from most hotels in San Juan, professional guide and all park entrance fees.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to El Yunque rainforest
  • Enjoy an amazing world of nature trails, waterfalls and scenic views
  • Learn about the history and biology of the area from your knowledgeable guide
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most San Juan hotels

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What You Can Expect

El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan

La Coca Falls

Visit the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest system, on this half-day exploration of one of the Caribbean’s most unique natural environments. Over the course of your 5.5-hour trip, you’ll walk the park’s nature trails, surrounded by tree orchids, giant ferns and wildflowers, as you venture to a camera-worthy collection of waterfalls and panoramic vistas in northeast Puerto Rico.

Start your day with pickup around 7:45am from select hotels in San Juan. Then drive from San Juan to El Yunque, admiring the typical native towns and changing scenery as your tour climbs ever-higher to the rainforest. This one-of-a-kind ecosystem is named after the ancient Indian spirit Yuquiyu, who they believed once reigned over all of Puerto Rico, protecting the island and its people.

From there you’ll begin your an easy walk on one of the park's trails, keeping an eye out for any of the area’s endangered wildlife. Make your way along paths thick with tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers and tropical hardwood trees, and keep your camera ready for panoramic views from the trails’ scenic overlooks. You'll also stop by La Coca Waterfall, where you'll be able to capture a few more postcard-worthy pics.

Then make your way back to San Juan, arriving back at your hotel in the early afternoon around 1:15pm.

Customer Reviews

Joseph C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time. Our guide Javier was excellent. He made it fun and very informative. I had been to El Yunque before, but never on a guided tour. Was so worth it to learn so much. We would recommend it as well as do it again!!

Roberto G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was amazing ! And the tour guide was awesome. He really knew his history and was very entertaining.

Wendi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was beyond amazing and beyond my expectations. I loved it

Angela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide, Javier was fantastic! Beauty that is a must see!

Bradford H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Everything about the trip was great - Javier, our guide, was knowledgable, professional,helpful, and sensitive to the needs of our group of 11. Booking was smooth, pick up was on time. We got a great taste of both the area beyond San Juan and the El Yunque rain forest. Thank you to Javier! Highly recommended!

Crystal W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

IT WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE

amandareich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had such a wonderful time wandering through the rainforest with Tony. Somehow, we always happened to be 5minutes ahead of the big tour bus crowds, so our little group of 7 got un-cluttered photos among the trees.

We thought the hiking part was rather easy and light, until we woke up the next day with aching quads! It was a nice souvenir from the day :

Tara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour guide was Tony Caliz and this man is so much fun! He's very knowledgeable and courteous as well as friendly and charming. We had an absolute blast and would definitely do it again and recommend to anyone going to the San Juan area!

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour guide was very informative and friendly. The entire trip was beautiful

Diane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The half day rain forest tour was wonderful! Merrari was an excellent tour guide and driver!. We learned a tremendous amount about the area, and since she was born in Puerto Rico she had a wealth of knowledge of the area. We would recommend this tour highly!

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