San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Time5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

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
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.

Reviews

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M
, Mar 2018

What a delightful way to spend the day exploring the rainforest. There was some walking involved, of course, but not too strenuous for older adults. The water fall was not included in our tour and that was OK with us. We enjoyed seeing the bamboo, local flora and fauna, and view from the tower. WE also visited a pool where swimming is no longer prohibited. I would say this tour is a taste of the Rain Forest which was perfect for us. If you would want a more extensive tour and perhaps a more physical tour, make sure you get what you want. We do not the extent of damage to the rainforest after the hurricane in 2017. We were Lucky to go during Feb. of 2017.

S
, Jan 2018

This tour was informative and a lot of fun!

T
, Oct 2017

This trip was a lot of fun. The guide was very informative about the area. The trip doesn't allow for a detail exploration of the rain forest but does provide a very nice overview. If you have a limited time to explore, this excursion is a good choice.

G
, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

A
, Oct 2017

I liked this tour. It was comfortable for a solo traveler. We saw one of the smaller waterfalls that we could've swam in, but it was too chilly that day. Also saw The Mina Falls and went up a tower for a cool view. We made a pit stop on the way back for really delicious PR food.

J
, Sep 2017

There was much more time spent in the van than in the rainforest. I would just explore the rainforest on your own or take a full day tour.

t
, Sep 2017

The El Yunque Rainforest tour was great. The waterfalls were beautiful, the guide was very knowledgeable, and we had a wonderful experience. Amazing to see the only tropical rainforest in the US national park system. I would highly recommend it.

R
, Sep 2017

Carlos was amazing and very knowledgeable of El YUNQUE history. I have been leaving in N.Y for 40 yrs., but visiting frequently and is the first time I want a tour guide to tell my husband and my daughters the history of El Yunque, soo beautiful and just 3 weeks before the terrible Hurricane Irma, so sad : . We went for the Half Day Tour which was enough for us, but if you are a good walker, go for the All Day tour. Thank you for a beautiful day in Borinquen.

M
, Sep 2017

Wow, just wow! This tour far exceeded my expectations. Our host/driver Frances was simply amazing, with a great knowledge of Puerto Rico and an energetic demeanor. She was funny and kept our group of 9 a perfect size for this kind of excursion entertained throughout the 5 hour trip. The coach was smooth and well air-conditioned, and hotel pickup was a breeze. The waterfall is obviously what you're there to see and it is truly a marvel ...but it was the Yokahu Tower, an observation point overlooking the mountains that really took my breath away! It was so beautiful up there. We stayed a perfect amount of time at each, in my opinion. The hike through the woods was also perfect, just enough to satisfy your adventurous spirit but not overly strenuous either - people of all ages can take this trip with ease and comfort. It was great to get a pina coloda at the roadside food spot before dropping our group off. Overall, this was a lasting memory that I highly recommend you try. Great experience!!!

J
, Sep 2017

First off, our tour guide Riccardo was amazing. He was funny, energetic and very informative. If you're someone looking for a laid back, picture opportunity, then you'll probably enjoy this tour. You basically spend the entire time in the van and stop at a few places for pictures. I, as was most of my tour group, was under the impression there would be some actual hiking involved. There wasn't. We walked on one trail for about two minutes to go see a man-made waterfall. If you're looking to actually see the rainforest, you'd be better off renting a car and exploring on your own.


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