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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

Explore the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest system on this half-day trip. 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 you ascend higher into the rainforest. This ecosystem is named after the ancient Indian spirit Yuquiyu, who was  believed to have once reigned over all of Puerto Rico, protecting the island and its people.

Begin an easy walk on one of the park's trails, keeping an eye out for any of the area’s wildlife. Make your way along paths thick with tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers and tropical hardwood trees, and stop by La Coca Waterfall.

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

Customer Reviews

Linda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Rainforest Tour was excellent. The tour guide was knowledgeable of the plants, trees, flowers and history and made sure all guests were taken care of. It rained quite a bit, as it is the rainy season, but it did not take away from the beautiful scenery and enjoyable sites and walks. I would highly recommend this tour, it is a good value for money.

RuBaby

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Juan was a fun tour guide. His humor, knowledge, and genuine interest made the tour. If you are lucky to visit the forest on a clear day, you will be rewarded with beautiful views. This is an easy tour for people who aren't into hiking through the rainforest but still want to see everything.

WILLIAM P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great,experience ,professional

hilldfamily02

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Too tired and frustrated from biolum kayaking tour the previous night to go on this tour.

Teresa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was excellent. The tour guide was very informative and interacted with everyone. I love the scenery and the waterfalls. I would highly recommend this tour.

Bivyanna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Such a beautiful place. Our tour guide Frances was great. Didn't get to swim in La Mina Falls but got to see La Coco Falls.

Frankie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I can tell you I would this trip again. You can learn so much about thr rain forest. The driver was really good, he knew his stuff. The waterfalls where beautiful.

jgonzalez

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We did this half day tour with our kids. Tony was awesome. He was very knowledgeable. We had a great time on our tour. Would love to hike to top next time.

ejcw85

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The El Yunque Half Day tour was excellent. We enjoyed seeing and learning about the rain forest. The beauty of all the various plant and fruit trees were awesome. Our tour guide Francesa was friendly and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed eating at the restaurant that is inside the rain forest El Murilla. I highly recommend adding this to your things to do.

vanessadavalosledesm ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Beautiful tour! Our guide was wonderful!

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