Day trip

San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

4.7 / 5

75 reviews

San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

From $166.14 per person

Visit two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico in one day. Take a swim in natural pools at a hidden location in the rainforest. Enjoy kayaking at sunset and experience the magic of Laguna Grande Bio Bay at night.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
At your accommodation or nearby arranged meeting point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Slide down a natural water slide
  • Refresh in a beautiful natural swimming pool
  • Paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest at sunset
  • Experience bioluminescence at the famous Laguna Grande Bio Bay in Fajardo
Full description
Following a morning pickup at your accommodation, embark in direction of your bio bay and rainforest combo adventure. Enjoy the beautiful views along the scenic route through the Northside of the island and learn some facts about the areas from your guide. Make a stop in the town of Luquillo and enjoy some fresh local fruits before continuing the journey to Puerto Rico's majestic Rainforest. El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest natural wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, and the most studied forest in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals - some of which are only found here in Puerto Rico. Once there, hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, until you'll arrive at a hidden gem located in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy the breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest and take a swim in natural pools, refresh in the waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. After an exciting first half of the day, you will have worked up an appetite. Make a stop for dinner at a local restaurant and savor Puerto Rican cuisine. Relax a bit until it’s time for your second part of your combo tour – the Bioluminescent Lagoon, one of planet earth's best-kept secrets. Begin your Fajardo Bio Bay kayak tour at Las Croabas. After receiving a safety briefing of kayaking 101, head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset. Enjoy kayaking for approximately 30 minutes, and admire the forests beautiful protected flora and fauna. Upon arrival in Laguna Grande, the sun will set and the magic begins. Tiny organisms called dinoflagellates make the water glow at night. Watch how sparkles appear in the water at every stroke of your paddle, follow the swirl of lights created by the kayaks, and admire the glowing fish in the darkness of the water.
Includes
  • Professional local tour guides with lifeguard, CPR & first aid certification
  • Fresh local fruit, snacks, and refreshments
  • All necessary equipment
  • Training and safety instructions prior to the tour
  • Rainforest entry fee
  • Fully guided Laguna Grande Bio Bay tour
  • Pictures from your Rainforest Adventure
  • Round trip transportation from accommodation or assigned pickup location in the San Juan and approved East Areas
  • Fully guided El Yunque Rainforest Adventure
  • Dinner
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
  • 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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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Daypack
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet/dirty, have good grip for hiking on wet surfaces, and provide comfort and support (no sandals, water shoes, or flip flops)
  • Items can be left in the vehicle during the Rainforest and Bio Bay tours
  • The difficulty level of this excursion is moderate to strenuous depending on your physical fitness level
  • This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle and in good physical condition
  • The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven, and includes river-wading, climbing large rocks and steep inclines
  • The kayaking can be strenuous when the current is strong and requires upper body strength
  • The maximum weight limit is 250 lbs per person and 425 lbs per double kayak
  • All guests must be able to communicate in English or Spanish
  • Please wear your bathing suit under your clothes before arrival
  • It is important that you eat breakfast prior to pickup; dinner will be around 4 PM, light snacks and refreshments will be provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Communication was great! Easy transportation. Instructions say to wear swimsuit, but, really a pair of sport legging type shorts would be ideal. Highly recommended lightweight (dri fit) type clothing/shirt (no cotton). You will get fully submersed in the water. Wear old tennis shoes (& old socks) with good grip & plan to discard them or machine wash them due to the soupy rainforest mud. I wore a pair of closed to Keen hiking sandals w/ great grip & they were perfect! The guides were great & take pics & email them to you. You will leave everything on the bus during both excursions. Only brought a bottled water along on trail. No lunch provided, but they stop for smoothies on the way & have a great fruit spread (pineapple, papaya, mango, avocado) for a mid-day snack. Supper (you are responsible for the payment) is early (3:30/4) and was pretty good. Your guide will share a menu & get your order once you arrive to the rainforest. Rainforest portion was amazing! Kayaking was just ok. Enjoy

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August 23, 2021

Highly recommend this excellent experience. We had Luis, Jami, and Maxine leading us through the El Yunque trail hike and water activities: 2 natural water slides, cliff jump, and rope swing/water drop. This was followed by some relaxing free time around the water with fresh local fruits to snack on. This was followed by dinner near the biobay. The biobay tour was great, led by different guides that did a good job. The total kayak tour across the bay, through the mangroves (you'll want mosquito repellent), and into the biobay was about 2.5 miles round trip. Getting to see the bioluminescence made it all worth it. The tour did not do pickups where we were staying in Tio Grande but they were great in coordinating a pickup spot very close to where we were staying. Big props to Erica for her quick communications through email and to Jami for her amazing and skilled driving on the El Yunque roads! Would do this tour again in a heartbeat!

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July 16, 2021

The el yunque tour was amazing and very well organized. The biobay tour was nice, but the pictures on Google and on the website are not accurate. We only saw the bioluminescence for a total of 5 minutes on the hour long kayak ride. Other than that, it is really worth it and so would recommend the tour.

May 20, 2021

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