OverviewGo off the beaten path into the heart of El Yunque National Forest Park. Take time to escape to heaven on earth and let the natural beauty of El Yunque Rainforest captivate you with its lush green vegetation, amazing flora and fauna, breathtaking scenic views, gorgeous waterfalls and incredible feeling of serenity while walking with your knowledgeable certified tour guide. You will be immersed in a wild, secluded paradise in the middle of the rainforest as you are mesmerized by Mother Nature’s amazing beauty at its best. Meanwhile being infused with the vibrating energy of El Yunque rivers and fresh, clean air, just like the indigenous Taino Indians did centuries ago.
- Family friendly
- Small group ensures personal service
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Likely to Sell Out
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Know More about this tourGet adventurous, off the road, and experience the magic of this tropical paradise from a different perspective.
This adventure at El Yunque Rain Forest begins with your hotel pick up, (within the San Juan area - see Additional Info), is the perfect option for hiking lovers or persons who have been to the Forest before and are looking for new challenges and trails to explore.
During this fascinating tour, grab your bottle of water (provided on bus) and seek out some of El Yunque National Forest hidden gems in places where most tours don't go. Delight and explore various rivers, waterfalls, and walk-through natural trails.
Your initial hike starts off as pure adventure, and an approximate 35-minute journey down a dirt/rock path. This 3.5 miles trail is surrounded by bamboo trees, rain-forest flowers, and many other beautiful plants. First visit a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. Take the time here and cool off in the refreshing waters. We will then proceed to hike up the trail for another 40 minutes approximately.
Then visit El Portal Center* to continue learning about this interesting tropical rain forest, the only one in the United States National Forest System.
You will proceed to take a break and have a local, Puerto Rican lunch (food cost not included).
The adventure finishes in a pool area, its best kept secret. After a few minutes of hiking (thru rocky and uneven surfaces), arrive at a natural river where you can take a swim, swing from a rope to the river, and enjoy the natural water slides.
You will then return to San Juan for hotel drop off.
*Stops and lunch break may vary based on guide's discretion due to weather or other schedule limitations.
Inclusions for El Yunque Off The Beaten Path Hiking Tour
- National Park fees
- Bottled water
- Hotel or port pick-up and drop-off (within the San Juan area, towns outside this area will have meeting point option or additional fee).
Exclusions for El Yunque Off The Beaten Path Hiking Tour
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Additional fee for pick up/ drop off outside of San Juan.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Due to uneven surfaces and the difficulty involved, this tour is not recommended for pregnant women, those with walking disabilities, with back problems or physical impairments.
Not suitable for participants with previous injuries, recent surgeries, heart conditions, vertigo, misbalance or other serious medical conditions.
ONCE AT THE FOREST, should a person not be capable, or decide not to participate on the tour, an additional pick up fee of $65.00 will apply in order to be returned to the hotel.
Children must be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for children under 7 years).
It is recommended that you bring cash, hiking shoes, water shoes, swimsuit, towel and a change of clothes.
Additional transfer fee to towns outside of San Juan/Metro area will apply (each way):Rio Grande / Dorado / Fajardo/ Humacao).
Minimum 1 Adult per booking.
Minimum number of 4 persons for this tour to take place. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship. At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and/or re-boarding time.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
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