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

Free cancellation
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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
  • Training and Safety Instructions are provided at the beginning of the tour
  • Parking and Rainforest entry fee are included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 143 reviews

Review summary

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

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My wife & I had an amazing time, we got muddy and wet and loved every minute. Brings some good hiking shoes or good trail runners, they will get muddy but you’ll wash them off before you head to your car. The guides bought some fresh island fruits, which allowed everyone to refuel. The hike is fun, there are some areas where you’ll scramble some rocks but all doable and the guides are there if you need them! A++ to Jessie & Patricia for their love of the rain forest and how committed they are in making sure we were safe and enjoying ourselves. In addition to the amazing hike, we would like to honor the locals that lived at the entrance of the trailhead. They’re doing an amazing job at preserving the land.

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December 1, 2021

What a treat this excursion was! The guides were incredibly knowledgeable about El Yunque and took us on a beautiful hike to two natural pools. For anyone taking this hike, I'd HIGHLY recommend wearing a sturdy pair of hiking shoes. There will be many muddy parts (it's the rainforest!) and there will be ascents/descents that are very slick.

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November 23, 2021

This was a wonderful experience! Some people thought having a tour guide was a waste of money BUT it made our hike 10xs better and safer! Yes you can visit the El Yunque rainforest at your leisure for a fraction of the cost but you will not have the same experience. Our guides took us on a unforgettable adventure going through the trails, the natural spring waterfall, the cliff jumps and the waterslide! The tour was perfectly timed at each stop I didn't feel rushed, I was able to enjoy each aspect. The guides also took pictures of us and emailed them! Great content for my social media and youtube! They provided fresh fruit as a snack and beverages after the tour was over. Local beer, soda, water and granolas. I would totally do this tour again!

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November 3, 2021

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