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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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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.

Customer Reviews

Diane D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our tour guide, Ricky, was fantastic! He shared so much knowledge with us about El Yunque and Puerto Rico in general. The rainforest was stunning and Ricky made sure to point out all kinds of wildlife and various trees and flowers that we otherwise would not have noticed or appreciated. The benefits of having a tour guide who focused on our safety while walking over the slippery, wet rocks in El Yunque can't be underestimated--we spotted a few tourists who hadn't been as careful during their walk and had injuries ranging from sprained ankles to broken limbs!

Charles K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful tour. Our guide was outstanding and very patient. A very memorable experience. My favorite part was standing beneath a waterfall after a brisk hike to a wonderful pool. I highly recommend this tour it was a memorable experience. I wish that I was in the pool right now.

Albert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Awesome views, friendly, knowledgeable guide. Would book again. Only con was food location for lunch, food good, way overpriced and it was obvious the restaurant were taking advantage of the tourist.

Ricky L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tony was awesome. Not only was her very personable, but more importantly he was passionate about the information that he delivered. El Yunque and La Mina falls were breath-taking but I was most impressed with Tony!!!

LeAnn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a small group and a great driver/guide which made this tour very worthwhile. The rainforest is beautiful and we had a good day to walk it.

Mark J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

If you and #39;re ever in PR take this tour with Tony He is THE BEST! He and #39;s very well informed and his tour is amazing! Definitely a must tour when in PR

Victor H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tony did a good job explaining everything we encountered during the tour and more. His knowledge and experience of living just outside El Yunque made the experience feel like you had an inside scoop. The trail you hike on is one of the common paths so it can get crowded depending on the the time of day.

Lior G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The trip was amazing. If you want to experience the bio-luminescent bay - this is your best option.
Make sure you pick a moonless night, preferably without clouds.

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Tony is a great tour guide. Highly recommend this tour if you're in San Juan!

Danielle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved it! Tony was a great source of information!

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