Experience with us El Yunque rainforest like a local! Leave the city behind and enjoy a day immersed in nature. We invite you to a day of fun, adventure, history and culture while in the expert hands of a certified tour guide that will make you feel like family.
El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System. Its 28,000 acres of land is home to a diversity of flora and fauna some of which are found nowhere else in the world. In your visit to El Yunque your senses will awaken, you will experience the Earthy smell of nature, the soft breeze will carry the aromatic fragrance of flowers, the luscious greenery and colors of beautiful flowers will be etched in your memories like pictures from a camera, the singing of birds and coquis plus the sounds of cascading waters will hypnotize and relax you while the refreshing waters of its rivers will revive you.
What to expect:
On this off the beaten path tour we will begin our journey with a hike through a natural dirt/rock trail that will lead us to beautiful hidden waterfalls that are not visited by many. Here you will have a chance to enjoy the refreshing water pools that form at the base of the falls. After enjoying the falls, we will visit an Observation Tower that will provide mesmerizing panoramic views of the eastern coast area of the Island and the peaks of the mountain range. After savoring a typical Puerto Rican lunch, we will then enjoy a relaxed walk on a gravel path, lined with majestic trees, bamboos and flowers. This trail will end at a breathtaking river with crystalline water. Our last stop will be the natural water slides. The water slide itself is about 25 feet long and it concludes with a drop into a collecting pool of water. For those that rather be spectators you can just sit back and relax or enjoy a swim at the natural pool. Hikes are considered easy to moderate.
Duration: Allow for 7 to 8 hours from pick up to drop off.
When: Monday through Sunday with pick-ups beginning at 9:00am. Pick up and drop off time can be customized for larger groups
Who: We welcome ages 7 and over. Participants must be physically able to walk on un-even terrain. Parts of the hikes have some incline and require balance.
What to bring and how to prepare:
- Dress comfortable – Shorts and t-shirt or Dri-Fit Clothing
- Swimming suit on at the time of pick up
- Bring a towel
- Poncho or rain jacket
- Wear comfortable shoes for walking in slippery and wet terrain (sneakers or sport sandals)
- Extra change of clothes
- Extra pair of socks for the natural water slides
Included in the cost: The cost includes transportation from the area of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado, Santurce, Miramar, Isla Verde-Carolina), entrance to the rainforest, entrance to the natural water slides, cold waters and a certified tour guide for the duration of the excursion.
Not Included: Meals and gratuity which is greatly appreciated for our guides.