• Tour code: 4170HIKING
  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Explore the wildlife and scenic vistas of El Yunque, the island’s most-famous rainforest and nature preserve, before cooling off with a refreshing waterfall swim, on this 6.5-hour Puerto Rico hiking trip from San Juan. Discover the diverse plant life that inhabits this semi-tropical ecosystem, including orchids, giant ferns, wildflowers and hardwood trees, before taking a rigorous hike to La Mina Falls, a picturesque site where you can cool off with a swim amidst the idyllic landscape. Your tour also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from San Juan.


  • Hiking tour in El Yunque rainforest from San Juan
  • Learn about the diverse vegetation and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a semi-athletic hike past waterfalls and tropical nature
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most San Juan hotels

What You Can Expect

El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

Lace up your walking shoes for a day of wildlife adventure and hiking in El Yunque, a rainforest that’s home to more than 240 species of plants and animals. The day culminates with a hike to La Mina Falls, a scenic waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim among the lush greenery.

Start your day with pickup between 8 and 9am from your hotel in San Juan. The tour then proceeds through the rugged landscape of Puerto Rico, climbing towards El Yunque rainforest, an area named for Yuquiyu, an Indian spirit that translates as “Forest of the Clouds.” Take a chance to visit some of the park’s most picturesque sights, including Yokahu Tower, for photo taking, and keep your eyes out for some of the park’s numerous species of endangered plant and animal life.

Then proceed to the day’s main hike to the glorious La Mina waterfall. This rigorous 35-minute walk, which winds its way through the beautiful forests of El Yunque, climaxes with a visit to this gorgeous waterfall where you can frolic in the cool waters and relax in this placid forest environment.

Your day of outdoor adventure concludes with a return trip to San Juan, arriving around 3:30pm.

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