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From San Juan: El Yunque Forest Off the Beaten Path Tour

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

From San Juan: El Yunque Forest Off the Beaten Path Tour

From US$ 95 per person

Seek out some of El Yunque's Tropical Rainforest's hidden gems. See waterfalls and rivers, swim in clear water pools, and walk through nature trails.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your bus will only wait 5 minutes after your assigned pickup time. Transportation included from selected San Juan areas: Old San Juan, Miramar, Condado, Calle Loiza, and Isla Verde. Meeting point available for persons staying in the towns of Rio Grande, Luquillo and Fajardo.


  • Escape the crowds on this 'off-the-beaten path' exploration of El Yunque
  • Feel like an explorer while visiting off-trail waterfalls and hidden swimming spots
  • Check out the bamboo trees, rainforest flowers, and many other beautiful plants
Full description
Feel like a true explorer on an off-the-beaten-path tour in the heart of the El Yunque Rainforest. Avoid big crowds as you blaze a trail to the lesser-known attractions of the lush tropical rainforest. The initial hike is a 25-30 minute journey up a rock and dirt path with some river wading. This trail is surrounded by bamboo trees, rainforest flowers, and many other beautiful plants. Visit a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in its crystal clear waters and admire the colors of its deep pools. Enjoy the cascades of the waterfall and take the opportunity to snap pictures. Continue exploring the rainforest and end your adventure in another pool area, the rainforest's best-kept secret. After a few minutes of hiking, arrive at a river where you can swim, swing from a rope into the river, and enjoy natural water slides.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Park entrance fees
  • USCG certified lifejackets
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with altitude sickness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • Due to safety reasons, participants must be able to understand English or Spanish
  • The bus will wait only 5 minutes after your assigned pickup time
  • No refunds will be issued if you miss your pickup
  • This activity is subject to weather and river conditions
  • There is a possibility of cancellation if conditions are not found safe
  • Please dress appropriately, wear hiking shoes or shoes with a good grip
  • You can also bring water shoes for when you go into the river
  • Please note shoes will get wet and very muddy
  • Use of a lifejacket is mandatory when participating in water-related activities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Beautiful setting, wonderful waterfalls and pools. Too many people. I don't usually adventure with groups, but needed easy logistics during a quick trip. It was SLOW due to the group size. Julian and Pito were great guides, I was just hoping for something longer and more advanced I think than what it ended up being. That said, it was uneven terrain and not a beginner hike.

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November 23, 2021

October 25, 2021

Fun and adventurous The tour guides were awesome

October 13, 2021

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