El Yunque Rainforest Nature Walk And Bioluminescent Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Pick ups begin around 9am (times will vary based on location; exact pickup time will be advised the day prior to the tour)
  • Departure Details :
    San Juan metro area
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

If you're looking for an active way to experience Puerto Rico's native environment, take advantage of this combo adventure from San Juan! It includes a nature hike in an off the beaten path way that will lead you to amazing natural pools, waterfall and waterslides, followed by a nighttime kayaking tour on the bioluminescent bay. These two natural wonders provide a fascinating look at the island's ecology. You will also enjoy an authentic Puerto Rican lunch between both activities to enhance your cultural experience (food cost not included in tour price).Please make sure to read the description carefully. Trails used at the El Yunque Rainforest have been modified post hurricane 2017. This is now a moderate to strenuous activity that may not be suitable for everyone.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Your full-day tour starts with pickup in San Juan for the drive to El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System and a must-see if you're a nature lover.

Get adventurous, get muddy and off the paved trail!  Go on a hike to explore different zones of the rain forest, lesser known to the public, and enjoy beautiful views of the forest, natural pools and Atlantic Ocean during these 4 hours at the Forest.  Once we arrive to the skirts of El Yunque we will start with a 25-30 minute journey on a river wading and rock scaling path to the river. Here you will see bamboo trees, rain-forest flowers, and many other beautiful plants and experience various rivers, waterfalls and walk through natural trails.  We will make a stop to visit a collecting pool that forms at the base of a small waterfall. Here you will have the opportunity to swim on its crystal clear waters, and enjoy the different tones of its deep pools. A glimpse at the first waterfall, great for pictures opportunities!

This portion of the adventure finishes in a pool area, its best kept secret. After a few minutes of hiking and rock climbing to the upper sections (more strenuous and optional), arrive at a natural river where you can swim, swing from a rope to the river, enjoy the natural water slides and small waterfalls.
After the hike, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant (food cost not included) before joining your guided nighttime bioluminescent bay kayak tour, which takes you into the mystical mangrove channels leading to Laguna Grande. Look into the water to see the glowing pyrodinium bahamense, microscopic planktons capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand or paddle. Admire these amazing organisms up close as you paddle on a 2-person kayak through the mangroves for an estimate of 30-minutes, and learn from your eco-tour guide about this fragile and unique ecosystem. Once reached the lagoon, you will have some time to play with the water (from within the kayak) and receive more information, before we head back to the mangrove channels for another kayaking journey of approximately 30 minutes .  Enjoy provided snacks at the end of the kayak tour, before returning to San Juan.

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off in selected areas of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde locations and touristic zones)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Live narration in English
  • Bottled Water, Gatorade and light snacks
  • First aid equipment 

Exclusions

  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but greatly appreciated.
  • Lunch
  • Additional fee for pick ups outside of San Juan will apply (Dorado, Bayamon, Rio Grande, Fajardo, Humacao)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a moderate to strenuous activity.

Participants must be physically capable of walking thru rocky, uneven and muddy surfaces without assisatance.

Participants must be capable of paddling a two person kayak in a coordinated matter and be able to sit on the same position for about 2 hours.

Hiking shoes or tennis with a good grip are required.  Bring also water shoes as they will be useful during portions of the tour.

Maximum weight for Glass Bottom kayaks is 190 lbs (86 kg). Participants weighting up to 260 lbs need to notify at moment of booking in order to have assigned a regular kayak. Failure to notify correctly may result in person(s) not being able to participate on bio bay tour.

Not recommended for pregnant women past their first trimester or for persons with back problems, heart complaints, recent surgeries or injuries or other serious medical conditions. 

Children must be 7 years or older to participate.

We strongly suggest to have a good breakfast before departing on this tour (next opportunity to eat will be around 3:00pm)

Due to the strict weight restriction all participants are subject to be weighted prior to arriving to the tour site.  No cancellations or refunds will be issued if a person neglects to inform correct weight, and is not able to participate of the tour.

Participants cannot be afraid of the dark as you will be kayaking thru pitch black areas during the Bio Bay portion of the tour.

You will get wet, it is recommended that you wear bathing suit underneath, bring a towel and extra clothes for after the tour.

Transportation available for those staying outside of San Juan for an additional fee; please call the local tour operator for a quote.