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Great tour! Great tour guide! Not a difficult hike (under 2 miles total). However, the hike back from la Mina is uphill and therefore a bit more challenging.
Great tour! I would highly recommended this tour to EVERYONE! It was a fantastic experience. Our tour guide was great and extremely knowledgeable.
Great tour; the guide was fabulous: knowledgeable, fluent, flexible and fun. He loved what he was doing and he loved the sights, and it truly showed. The walk was listed as moderate, and I'd not recommend it for handicapped or if you have a problem with occasional slippery stones; however, it was not truly strenuous at any point.
The hike was challenging enough but not too hard. The guide was great.
We were very happy with the tour. Our guide, Tony, is from the area and spoke nearly the entire drive to the rain forest, providing good area knowledge. We had a blast hiking the trails and swimming at the waterfall.
If you go on the tour-hope that you get Tony.
Highly recommended. Beautiful trip. I would not call this hike especially "athletic" unless you're really out of shape. Highly informative guide, very helpful and courteous, enthusiastic. A nice way to spend the day outside of San Juan!
Great tour, beautiful scenery and wonderful tour guide, Tony. Highlight of my trip. Highly recommended!
This was an amazing experience and I give most of the credit to our wonderful guide, Tony Caliz. Tony is a lifelong resident of the rainforest area and he knows the terrain and the people of the area well. He in informative, entertaining, and engaging. I can't believe the value I got for the money I paid, which included transportation to and from the rainforest from SJ, a couple of quick scenic photo ops, and a vigorous hike down and back from an impressive waterfall. Our hike (due to dodgy weather, thus low traffic) included a stop at the forest welcome center and concluded with a stop for local empanadas! I was lucky to get Tony Caliz via viator. You might also try looking him up individually. I know he gives all sorts of wonderful tours beyond what you see offered here!
Hiking in El Yunque Rainforest was fun! The group that I was with was rather small, so it made the experience more intimate and enjoyable. The hike itself was nice. I did, however, expect our driver/tour guide, Rob, to go on the hike with the group, but he stayed back. Despite this, we found our way to the waterfall, which was extremely crowded, but we were all able to get in the water. After hiking back and meeting up with Rob, he showed us some more locations in the forest, and took us to lunch (the lunch was amazing)! I would definitely recommend this tour. Thanks for a great time, Rob!
Ricardo was an awesome guide! Totally worth the hike to the falls. Glad we went to the La Mina falls, swimming in the water and enjoying the forests was an experience we will never forget!
I would definitely reccomend this trip to anybody visiting Puerto Rico. It was super convenient being picked up at our hotel, and our guide Sammy was fun and funny and told us many interesting facts about Puerto Rico on our drive there, including good places to eat. We got many spectacular photos of the ranforest and and the hike itself was not that strenuous. With that being said, it is a rainforest so it rains a lot, so bring a rain poncho and make sure to wear good shoes, the trail is very slippery.
The hike is a fantastic trip to take and well worth it. Only takes a few hours to complete so shouldn't be hard to fit into anyone's time table. The guide Tony, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about most anything you could ask during your rainforest hike.