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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Between 9am and 11am (hotel pickup times vary based on location; exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation)
  • Departure Details :
    San Juan metro area
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

If you're looking for an active way to experience Puerto Rico's native environment, take this combo adventure from San Juan that includes a nature hike with a waterfall swim in El Yunque Rainforest and a nighttime kayaking tour on a bioluminescent bay. These two natural wonders provide a fascinating look at the island's ecology. Youwill also enjoy an authentic Puerto Ricanlunch between both activitiesto enhance your cultural experience (food cost not included in tour price).

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 hotel 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.

Go on a hike to explore the different zones of the rain forest, and catch a 360-degree view of the forest and Atlantic Ocean during these 4 hours at the Forest. You can take a dip in a waterfall (optional) and learn about the natural history of the rain forest from your guide, who will tell you about its geology and ecology. Walk to the waterfall will take approximately 30-40 minutes each way. Hear about medicinal and toxic plants in the area, as well as pre-Colombian island history, and keep your eyes open for native wildlife. You might even learn some survival tips.

Afterthe hike, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant (at own expense) 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 of30-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 journeyof approximately 30 minutes .Enjoy provided snacks at the end of the kayak tour before returning to San Juan.

** Due to hurricane Maria some areas of the Rainforest are currently closed. Rest assured, we continue to offer a similar experience on alternate trails and areas of the Forest and its surroundings **

Inclusions

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (select hotels in the San Juan area) or pickup at meeting point in Rio Grande
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National park fees
  • Certified tour guide
  • Bottles of water
  • Snacks

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

A moderate amount of walking and hiking is involved; some areas may be steep and uneven, not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

We strongly suggest to have a good breakfast before departing on this tour

Minimum age is 6 years for bioluminescent kayak tour

Maximum weight for the kayak is 190 lbs (86 kg)

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 weighting up to 270 lbs MUST notify it at the moment of booking in order to make arrangements for a regular kayak.  These kayaks are very limited.

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

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

Each participant must be capable of paddling on their own on a 2 person kayak, and be able to sit on the same position for about 2 hours.

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