El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking With Waterfall Tour
OverviewThis Yunque Rainforest Hiking Eco Guided Tour is the best way to hike & explore El Yunque. This guided hiking tour is a personal and educational active experience. Discover a multitude of plant and animal life throughout the magnificent forest as you make your way to one of the stunning waterfalls for a refreshing swim.
- All entrance fees included
Know More about this tourYour day trip to El Yunque Rainforest starts with hotel pickup in San Juan.
When you arrive at the 28,000-acre (11,330-hectare) forest, which reaches an elevation of 3,624 feet (1,105 meters), begin your hike with your guide, who tells you about the area's natural history. Learn about a variety of subjects, from medicinal and toxic plant identification to geology, ecology, pre-Colombian island history, native wildlife, and survival tips. The area receives more than 100 billion gallons of rainfall each year, coming in brief rainbow showers that end almost as soon as they begin.
El Yunque was first set aside for protection by Spain in 1876, making it one of the first natural reserves in the western hemisphere. Now managed by the US Forest Service, it's home to peaks, escarpments, streams, waterfalls, and verdant vegetation that represents different forest types, creating a biodiversity paradise.
During your hiking tour, walk along short trailsand explore the different forest zones. Visit an observation tower for a 360-degree of the landscape and Atlantic Ocean, including some of the Virgin Islands, and hike to a set of waterfalls inside the forest along a single-track trail. You can cool off with a dip in the refreshing water.
Inclusions for El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking With Waterfall Tour
- National park fees
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions for El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking With Waterfall Tour
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress code: Active wear (including bathing suit under clothes)
A moderate amount of walking is involved; longest trail is 55 minutes
Not wheelchair accessible