Guided tour

Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

From US$ 83.63 per person

This itinerary is the perfect combination of hiking, nature, water activities, fun, information, and relaxation. You will be led by passionate local tour guides, eager to share their island with you.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore El Yunque Rainforest with a certified local guide
  • Refresh in a beautiful natural swimming pool
  • Slide down a natural water slide and rope swing into the river
  • Jump from different rock formations
  • Learn about the rich and unique ecology as you hike the rainforest trails
Full description
Start your day by meeting your guide at the local fruit stand “Frutera Flores” in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour, and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, follow your guide in your rental car to the majestic El Yunque Rainforest- without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, the most biologically diverse, and the most studied forest in the US National Forest System. After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, arrive at a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest is like a natural playground. Here, have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place.
Includes
  • Professional local tour guides with Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid Certification
  • Pictures from your adventure
  • Fresh local fruit, snacks, and refreshments
  • All necessary equipment
  • Training and safety instructions prior to tour
  • Rainforest entry fee
  • Parking Fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the forest
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

GUESTS MUST HAVE RENTAL CAR to meet at "Frutera Flores" fruit stand in Luquillo to then follow Tour Guide to the foothills of the Rainforest for the Tour (No Taxi or Uber!). Parking and Rainforest Entrance Fee Included in Rate.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • * Your own vehicle

Know before you go

  • IMPORTANT: It is not possible to call a taxi or Uber from the forest. Guests need to drive themselves in a rental car or their own car to the meeting point and then follow the guide to the foothills of the forest
  •  The difficulty level of the excursion is moderate to strenuous, depending on your physical fitness level
  • The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven, and includes river-wading, climbing large rocks, and steep inclines
  •  This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle
  • All guests must be able to communicate in English or Spanish
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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We had an amazing time!!! The fruit stand we met at had snacks, water, empanadas & toilet. Followed tour guide to entrance of El Yunque & then hiked in, saw waterfalls & did rock slide waterfall and several cliff jumps. Overall it was an amazing experience & would highly recommend. 4 hours was perfect amount of time!!! Thank you ladies!!

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October 7, 2021

We took this half day tour and we mostly satisfied. The description can be misleading. The tour takes you to an off the beaten path trail. We never entered the main gate of el Yunque and had to park on private property which made us wonder if they had to pay the park fee entrance which made the tour appealing. It is a difficult hike for most and the jumps and dives from the waterfall area could be quite dangerous. We saw a couple of injuries including a dislocated/displaced finger fracture in a young girl who slipped from a rope. Hiking shoes that can get wet are a must. We had 4 guides which was good all young and female but handling an emergency in those circumstances could’ve been a problem.

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September 13, 2021

Leo, Mariana and victor were amazing. Very passionate, patient and professional. Muchas gracias!!!! El rain forest is just a beauty, but if you don't like hiking this is not for you and if you go, please take your trash with you and be respectful with mother Earth, Puerto Rico has a little piece of heaven in the rain forest.

September 12, 2021

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