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.


  • 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

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!

Abbie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What a fun experience. A beautiful day,

Melissa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

great information and great tour

Carla M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tony was awesome! He had great knowledge and kept everyone engaged. He picked us up promptly and had water for a few people who forgot to bring some. We walked at slow pace due to members in our group but Tony kept it light and moving the best he could.
My only comment would be we thought we were walking to the waterfalls and we did not.He only does that 2 days a week. We were not told this until we asked. Others on the tour felt the same disappointment!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was GREAT....the tour guide was informative and fun. It was a beautiful day that I will remember forever. I would recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in seeing the beauty that is EL YUNGUE!!!

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great trip if you only have a half day to spend in El Yunque.

Jamie C T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a fantastic trip to the El Yunque Rainforest. This was not our first trip, but definitely the best!

Timothy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was the best excursion EVER! We enjoyed it VERY MUCH! Ricky was our tour guide and he was AWESOME. Everything was perfect! I give it a 10! 5 stars. We loved Ricky!

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