• Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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

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

Sheila A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was informative and a lot of fun!

GYNNYS I. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

ROBERT G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!!!

Herronda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was amazing!

Kaitlyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our tour guide was fantastic and made our mini excursion into El Yunque extremely enjoyable. The tour was packed with information, and it was nice to explore and learn at the same time. We hiked a trail, visited two waterfalls and a Native American watchtower, and capped it off with lunch and pina coladas at a roadside restaurant. It was incredible! Highly recommend.

NYPeach_99

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was definitely worth taking! Hector our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very charming. He engaged the tourists and was very good with timing and direction. Not to mention that he's a musician and aficionado of smooth jazz music as myself. I highly recommend this tour!!!

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our guide was very friendly and informative. He picked us up in front of the hotel promptly and we really couldn't ask for a nicer person to take us!! We enjoyed the trip and would recommend, but I wish the hike was longer and farther into the rainforest. However, my husband has a bad knee so it was perfect for him. Our fellow guests ranged from about 2 to 70 which should have been the tip off and looking back, this particular trip states easy walk. If you're looking for a relaxed laid back trip, this is for you.

carolyn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a great time. Our guide was great. He made me an awesome hat out of a huge leaf. It was amazing.

Matthew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great trip and very informative. The rainforest is stunning. Our tour guide, Carlos, was a wealth of knowledge and a nice guy.

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