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El Yunque Rainforest Tours

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El Yunque Rainforest
The El Yunque Rainforest is the only tropical rain forest under the protection of the US Forest Service and also the largest nature reserve in densely populated Puerto Rico. The site is situated in the mist-wreathed Luquillo Mountains, where year-round precipitation ensures lush, green landscapes and a healthy diversity of animal life. This includes mongoose, non-venomous snakes, the rare Puerto Rican parrot, and the Coqui frog, whose distinctive croak provides El Yunque's soundtrack.

The Basics
The El Portal Rain Forest Center provides a good introduction to the area. There you can pick up a map and set out on well-defined walking trails that will take you past such sights as the La Coca Falls, La Mina Falls, the Yokahu Observation Tower, and the Mount Britton Lookout Tower observation point. Popular ways to explore independently or with a tour guide include a nature walk or a hiking tour on the reserve's many hiking trails (Big Tree trail is a favorite).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear hiking boots and comfortable clothing; flip flops are not recommended.
  • Consider bringing a bathing suit for a dip in the falls.
  • Hiking trails are not handicap accessible.
  • Popular combination tours include a kayaking trip on the nearby bioluminescent bay and a visit to Luquillo Beach.

How to Get There
The El Yunque National Forest (formerly Caribbean National Forest) is in the northeast of Puerto Rico, less than an hour's drive from San Juan. Driving time from Fajardo is under half an hour.

When to Get There
El Yunque is an easy half-day trip from Old San Juan. There is no distinct wet or dry season in the forest, and the temperature remains a comfortable 70°F (21°C) to 80°F (26°C) all year round.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Rainforest Yunque Tour

We will enjoy natural wonders of the east side of the island. Here you enjoy a full adventure and local experience guided by a local. Expect a trilling trip full of nature and awesome natural waterslides in the rain forest called El Yunque. A very unique ecosystem as it is the only tropical rain forest in the US Forest System. Be prepared for a hike full of nature and awesome waterfalls. Please bring water shoes, hiking shoes or shoes you don’t mind getting wet or muddy (NO SANDALS), water, camera, snacks, and bathing suit. Remember, transportation not included.This experience is a very authentic puertorican tour that offers unique and secret gems of the rainforest. We end the trip by having lunch at a local small family owned restaurant that serves authentic grandma style food. We meet in Fajardo, here you will follow the guide in your own vehicle to our hidden gem! Be ready to enjoy a real adventure full of nature and waterslides in the rainforest.
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Nature & Wildlife

Full-Day Rainforest and Waterfall Adventure from San Juan

Explore a lush rainforest and help contribute to Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria with this all-day guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by passenger van to El Yunque National Rainforest and support road and trail construction with your entrance fee. Enjoy a refreshing swim at a waterfall, experience picture-perfect views, and learn about the island’s wildlife and exotic plants from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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El Yunque Rain Forest Off the Beaten Path & Hiking Tour

Enjoy a pleasant hiking excursion in the only tropical rain forest in the United States. For those with adventurous spirits, we will travel through a small trail full of flora and fauna; hear the singing of the birds, frogs, and farm animals, where this hidden paradise is located. You will be surrounded by bamboos, beautiful giant tree fern, and flowers. At the end of this nature trail, you will find one of many hidden treasures at the base of a waterfall. Swim on natural spring water and feel the touch of nature. There are water-rock slides, pools, and rope so you can play along, or just swim. Be part of a unique and diverting experience.-What to bring:• Swimwear or comfortable clothes if you desire to get wet.• Comfortable close shoes or water shoes (no sandals)• Towels• Change of clothes-Safety and Limitations:The participants of this adventure must have the physical condition to walk thru steep, rocky, and muddy trails. Hiking trail and other areas have uneven surfaces.
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Rainforest Small group Off the Beaten path with Lunch El Yunque

Live and adventure to the rainforest like a local and with a local. If you go on one experience make sure its this adventure. What makes us different from the rest? We make small intimate and personal groups which makes a world difference. We invite you to a day of fun, adventure, history and culture while in the expert hands of a certified tour guide that will make you feel like family. We take you off the beaten path with a small group of 6 people to enjoy the rainforest like nothing else. Descend here to the natural pool where you can swim, relax, jump or maybe be Tarzan. The adventure would be unique and gratefully, One more adventure follow your guide climb further upriver, over the rocks to the natural waterslide. If you are for more adrenaline, we have for you a 32 feet cliff jump into the river!!!!! Oh Yeah!
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  • 7 hours
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Catamaran Cruises

Deserted Island Catamaran Day Sail from Fajardo

Live out your island castaway fantasies aboard a luxury catamaran as you visit the deserted tropical island of Cayo Icacos from San Juan on this half-day sailing cruise. Sail into the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, admiring views of the El Yunque mountains in the distance, before arriving at the nature preserve of Icacos for a leisurely day of swimming, snorkeling and a lunch buffet with drinks. Your sailing excursion also includes snorkel equipment and an optional upgrade with round-trip transportation from hotels in San Juan.
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

Spend an adventurous day exploring two of Puerto’s most incredible natural wonders on this full-day excursion to hike in the El Yunque Rainforest and kayak at the island’s famed Bioluminescent Bay. Start your morning with a hike in the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest system, enjoying incredible mountain views and an optional waterfall swim to cool off. Then continue with a nighttime kayaking trip to the magical Bioluminescent Bay, which features a unique variety of plankton that glow when the water is touched or moved. Your Puerto Rico outdoor adventure also includes round-trip hotel transport, professional guide, and national park fees.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Half-day Tours

El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan

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.
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Adventure in San Juan

Combine two of Puerto Rico’s top attractions, Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Rainforest, into one great trip on this 8-hour excursion from San Juan. Enjoy the lush beauty of this tropical forest as you complete a series of short hikes to nearby waterfalls for wildlife viewing, sightseeing, and swimming. Finish the day with two hours to sunbathe and swim along one of the island’s more scenic stretches of sand.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Hiking & Camping

El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

Feel like a true Puerto Rican explorer during this 6.5-hour, 'off-the-beaten' path discovery of El Yunque rainforest. Avoid the big crowds from the cruise ships and hotels as you blaze a trail to the lesser-known attractions of this lush tropical eden. Admire gorgeous orchids, exotic birds and wildlife like the Coquí (tree frog) as you hike to secret waterfalls and hidden swimming spots, enjoying your secluded adventure amidst the fresh air and beautiful scenery of this Puerto Rican paradise. National park fees, plus round-trip hotel transport, are covered.Please note: Post hurricanes Irma and Maria this route has been adapted and continues to offer a full day adventure.
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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El Yunke Tropical Rainforest

On this tour you’ll be pick up at your place of stay and driven to the Rainforest which is about an hour drive from San Juan, on the way there we will cover topics like history, food, music, political status and any questions or concerns that you have we can discuss it! Discover local feeling about being a US Territory on the Caribbean!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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Bio Bay & El Yunque Rainforest Adventure

Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day! Island Journeys has teamed up with Kayaking Puerto Rico to provide you this full-day package, bringing you the best of the East Coast! SAVE BIG and take the guesswork out of your planning with this all inclusive tour including: Round Trip Transportation, Fully Guided Rainforest Tour, and the World Famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour.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 only found here in Puerto Rico!Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best kept secrets. Tiny organisms called “dinoflagellates” make the water glow at night and fortunately, they have found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay, so we are able to experience them all year round.
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Attraction Tickets

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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Tour Combo

This Bio Bay and Rain-forest Tour Combo gives you the chance to explore and enjoy two of the most visited attractions in Puerto Rico. Our certified tour guide enable to experience about the Rain-forest Eco system and the Bio-luminescent Eco systems,all in one day.
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  • 10 hours
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Ziplines

JungleQui Zipline Adventure from San Juan

Zip down 11 lines through the forest canopy, rappel from a treetop, and take a dip in three natural pools on this 5-hour adventure from San Juan. Use of all equipment and round-trip hotel transportation included. Choice of several departure times.
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  • 4 hours
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Full-day Tours

El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan

Lose yourself in the wild landscapes of the El Yunque National Forest on this full-day tour from San Juan. Follow your guide on a thrilling hike, trekking off the beaten path to cascading waterfalls, natural pools, and waterslides in the rain forest. The moderately strenuous trail is ideally suited to physically fit travelers who can scramble across rocks and rivers. Along the way, you’ll learn about Puerto Rico’s diverse ecosystem.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path

Hike through the jungle, plunge into natural pools and spot colorful wildlife on a small-group rainforest adventure in the El Yunque National Forest. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide and round-trip transport from San Juan, stopping along the way to visit a local farmers market, and take in the views from Vacia Talega.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Waterslide & Rainforest hike (Yunque)

Experience the stunning El Yunque Rainforest, just outside of San Juan, during this exciting small-group excursion. Spend the day exploring the rain forest, stopping at watering holes and natural rock slides to swim, free dive, and cliff jump. At the end of the tour, tuck into a delicious lunch of Puerto Rican food at a local restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

El Yunque Rainforest Wilderness Adventure

Hike through the El Yunque Rainforest on an interpretive trek with a guide during this full-day outing from Naguabo Town. Explore the forest with commentary about its environment, animal and plant life, and history. Use of all safety equipment is included as you walk under pristine waterfalls, jump into swimming holes, and view ancient petroglyphs. All activities are optional; you can pick and choose according to your level of comfort and stay with the group the whole day.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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From the concrete jungle to the actual jungle; the complete package tour

In this tour you will be getting more for what you pay, you’ll experience a city tour, beach tour, cave tour and rainforest tour all in one. Explore Puerto Rico in the comfort of a private tour. This Island is already amazing, but what makes our tour unique is our service. We will create an unforgettable experience for your group only. You will experience Puerto Rico like a local, visiting the places the locals visit, always with the company of a licensed tour guide that will go above and beyond to fulfill all your expectations. We will create a memory that will last a lifetime.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

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Nature Walk Adventure through El Yunque National Forest

Harmonize your senses with nature and join us on a guided tour of one of the most visited places in Puerto Rico, El Yunque National Forest, the only rain-forest in the U.S. National Forest System. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable hike followed by a refreshing swim.Highlights: An Eco-Adventure – For outdoor enthusiast and nature lovers only. Nature Walk – Through El Yunque National Forest. Chance to swim in crystal clear river water.The Nature Walk and Hiking Tour Trips are led by Peniel Access Eco Tours Guide Service that operates under special use permit on the El Yunque National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.
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Day Trips

1/2 Day Yunque Rainforest & CaveTour

See many of Puerto Rico's top natural attractions in a single day on this half-day experience from the San Juan area. Hike through a rain forest, relax at the beach, all with a guide who will teach you about local wildlife as you go.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Rainforest and Beach combo tour

Enjoy a unique trip that includes a visit to the rainforest and a beach stop. 2 of the things that Puerto Rico is famous for are included in this all in one trip. Also you will have the opportunity to visit authentic puertorrican food restaurants for good family fun.
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  • 7 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Yunque Rainforest half-day and Cultural Dance Class

Explore a lush rainforest and help contribute to Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria with this fun and rewarding half-day tour. After a convenient hotel or AirBnB pickup, travel by air-conditioned bus to El Yunque National Rainforest and support road and trail construction with your entrance fee. Swim in a natural pool, admire a gorgeous waterfall, explore Loiza Cave, and enjoy a Puerto Rican lunch—all on one convenient outing.
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Cultural Tours

Rainforest & Luquillo Beach Half Day

Explore Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach on a guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit the rainforest’s towering La Coca Falls, catch panoramic views of the country’s eastern shore, learn about Hurricane Maria-related recovery efforts, and relax in a natural swim hole. Enjoy a delicious optional lunch and stop by Luquillo’s white sand beaches for a refreshing swim.
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Adventure

Feel like a real-life explorer as you get off the beaten path to spend hours of hiking, swimming and exploring in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest. Journey into the beautiful tropical scenery of this lush national park as you hike, visit the amazing mountain views and enjoy a natural waterslide where you can zoom 20 feet (6 meters) into a pool of sparkling water below. The more adventurous can even jump from a 40-foot (12-meter) cliff! Finish your day with an authentic Puerto Rican lunch. Your El Yunque trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, a certified tour guide, national park fees and bottled water.
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  • 8 hours
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