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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

Daveen USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour for being half day. Beautiful scenery.

bjkkstutt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The pickup was at a hotel a block from our hotel. Not a problem! The guide was informative and loved his job. I would recommend this half-day trip to everyone!

Jana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This half-day trip was exactly what we needed. There was not as much walking as one would expect. We drove to different locations throughout the rainforest and got out to take pictures and hear about the plant origins. The scenery is beautiful and it feels so serene. Our tour guide was wonderful and very personable. I would go on this tour again.

englertfun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Beautiful place! Go early, wear sneakers. Easy climb. About 45 minute bus ride. The guide was informative and personable. Would recommend.

Justin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My tour guide was a very kind, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable man. My only regret is I didn't have more time on the tour!

lveenstra United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tour guide picked us up at our hotel on time. After picking up the rest of the passengers we headed east to El Yunque rainforest. He did a very good job of explaining the history of the region and the park. We stopped at several locations to lookout or observe waterfalls or ponds and the foliage.He explained how to tell if it going to rain when a particular tree turns it leaves over revealing a white side it is going to rain, if does not do this you should not worry about the rain.We had only a brief shower and the rest of the time it was only cloudy.

Samantha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing!

Charles G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Breathtaking!

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The scenery was beautiful. We hope to go back another time on our own and explore the area further. The guide was very knowledgeable about PR history and about the rainforest.

Anthony W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The guide we had was well informed and took the time to explain things so that everyone understood

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