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This trip was fantastic! Very organized but flexible - Alex kept us all on track throughout the day. He was also very knowledgeable about everything - history, culture, local flora and fauna - basically anything anyone asked a question about. Doing both tours back to back made for a long day but it was very enjoyable. So glad we chose this tour!
This was an awesome day! It was long, but worth it. We were picked up by our first tour guide, Alex. He was extremely informative and passionate about Puerto Rico. We went to El Yunque where he guided us on a hike through the rain forest and to waterfalls. The views were phenomenal and he always ensured we had photo opportunities. We never felt rushed and had plenty of time to swim in the fresh water. There were a few kids in our group and he was so great stopping to give them little teaching points paid them very close attention. He then took us to a natural rock water slide outside of El Yenque to enjoy for another hour. When that part of our tour was over we were dropped off to meet Jesus who was equally as awesome. We met with another group of people and rode out to Fajardo. The view from the top of the hill before descending to the beach is breathtaking. We then kayaked at sunset out into the bioluminescent bay. Our kayak tour guides were hysterical and full of information. When out on the water we waited for the sun to completely set and then got to play with the water. At first it was hard to see but as it got darker the lights under the water seemed very bright. It's like a bunch of tiny fireflies under the surface, and we got to see some jellyfish light up to. We then rode in the dark back to the beach which was really fun. All in all it was about a 13 hour day and we were exhausted but it was worth it and every guide we met was phenomenal.
This was a long day but worth it. Our guide was excellent - she was funny, entertaining and very knowledgeable. We got picked up from out hotel in Old San Juan, and after picking up the other guests we set off. She gives you a great history as you head to the rainforest and once there you get more detail about the trees and vegetation all very interesting!. There is a driving tour portion to this but you do get out and climb up a few trails some pretty steep but nothing to worry about. Lots of opportunities for great photos.
The kayaking tour was also good. The tour operators have a great sense of humour and were interesting and reassuring for those of us that have never kayaked before. Be prepared to get wet, so I would advise packing a change of clothes for after the kayak trip!
Overall, excellent trip.
Amazing tour! Thank you for great experience!
My boyfriend and I booked this trip while staying in Isla Verde. We cannot say enough positive things about the experience, all of which are due to our guide Alicia. She went out of her way to pick up and drop off everyone on the trip where it was most convenient for them, regardless of traffic or other nuisances. Throughout the day, she made a point of stopping whenever she could to highlight details specific to Puerto Rico in El Yunque and the sights we were seeing. She made sure we had the best experience by timing our trails where we wouldn't be stuck in foot traffic. Alicia was extremely personable and accommodating. She wanted to get to know everyone as best as she could in order to cater to individual interests. We forgot a towel and while we were on our bay tour she went out to get us one. Alicia goes above and beyond her job requirements in order to ensure everyone has a once in a lifetime experience in the nature of Puerto Rico. You will not find a more passionate and knowledgeable tour guide and travel expert. The bio bay tour was absolutely unforgettable. The glass-bottom kayaks were a cool touch but do not stress if you end up in a normal kayak because the guides make sure everyone has the best view of the phenomenon as possible. There was always clear communication between us and all of our guides on the itinerary and safety regulations for each part of this tour. We will be recommending this experience to any of our friends looking for an adventure-filled day in Puerto Rico.
We absolutely loved our tour of the Rainforest. Our tour guide, Alicia was amazing! She was very kind, patient and generous with her information. Alicia was highly accommodating, very knowledgeable and overall wonderful to be around. Alicia was funny, informative and I felt like we were fast friends, Alicia was the best representative of Puerto Rico. I am so happy to have met her and I have a great respect for her job and I love Puerto Rico even more because of her and her efforts. The lunch should be included in the tour price. Its really ridiculous to not have the 12 lunch included in the tour price. To have to pay for the tour and then go to lunch and have to pay for that separately is very silly to me. Also, make sure to bring lots of snacks because we got picked up for the tour at 8 am and didn't eat lunch until around 2-3 pm. There are a few places to grab snacks at the rain forest, but they're really expensive. On to the kayaking tour in the bioluminescent bay. Please keep in mind that this tour takes place at night, it is very very dark. The tour is about a mile 1 and 1/2 long, going and coming back so 3 miles total. This is not a very strenuous activity but it lasts a while, and takes some effort to get through it. I do not recommend this tour for young children. We had one younger child on our tour that was very scared of the dark and the tour guide had take him back to the shore. There are a bunch of tour guides available during the tour, who will help you if you get stuck or anything, which is very reassuring. The tour guides are also, funny, entertaining and overall great representatives of Puerto Rico. I'm very glad we took this tour also. It is a must see/must do experience. I highly recommend it!
Fantastic excursion. My wife and I both enjoyed this immensely. I believe a great deal of our experience came from our guide Aicia. She was incredibly knowledgable and so much to the experience. The rain forest was awesome. Some things you can do on your own when you go places. These two experiences are not things to be done without the experience and information from guides like Alicia. Highly recommend this excursion. Bug spray and cash for the gift store or for snacks throughout the day is all you will need :
This is a well organized trip with very courteous staff and worth the money. The trip itself is very nice, including two must-see attractions in Puerto Rico, and there are two things that impressed me most: 1. for hotel pick-up, they use a small van to pick up guests from hotels and transfer them to the shuttle on the main street 2. as I was heading to a different destination at the end of the day, I took off by myself after visiting bio-bay, and the driver helped me book a taxi and made sure I find the taxi driver before he left. Definitely would recommend this trip to future guests.
Alex is a very nice and professional tour guide. The experience in Yunque is amazing.
We did this tour and it was great! We had never been to a rainforest prior to this and we truly enjoyed it. I do have to say that Alex, the tour guide, was great! He was very knowledgable and willing to answer any question that we asked. There was lots of laughing and exploring on our El Yunque adventure!
We ended up not doing the bioluminescent bay kayaking tour due to the company calling us that morning and explaining it to us that with the cold fresh water coming in with all the rain we received during our week in Puerto Rico the organisms would not be very well lit up. They were more than willing to take us out to them if we wanted but were honest about what we would see. We decided to wait until next time when they were extremely bright. The company did refund us that part of the price which was awesome because they could have just taken us out there and let us be bummed about the decreased bioluminescent but they did not.
I would highly recommend them to anyone in Puerto Rico. Well worth the money and a great time!
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