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

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

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

From US$ 85 per person

Seek out some of El Yunque National Forest's hidden gems during this guided tour. 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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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your bus will only wait 5 minutes after your assigned pickup time. Please note that no refunds will be issued if you miss your pickup. Transportation is included from selected San Juan areas: Old San Juan, Miramar, Condado, Calle Loiza, and Isla Verde.


  • 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.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • USCG certified lifejackets and helmets
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Pregnant women
  • People with altitude sickness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with vertigo
  • Children under 7 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • Due to safety reasons, participants must be able to understand English or Spanish
  • This activity is subject to last-minute cancellations due to weather and river conditions. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered other options, such as a reschedule for the next day or a refund
  • Participants must be physically capable of walking thru steep, rocky, muddy trails for long periods, and have the balance to walk by uneven surfaces. Expect your shoes to get wet and muddy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 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

December 23, 2021

Julian was so funny! He definitely made it a great experience! Thank you Julian!

October 27, 2021

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