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El Yunque: RainForest Experience

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El Yunque: RainForest Experience

Activity provider: Rico Sun Tours, Inc
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From US$ 79 per person

Discover the exotic vegetation of El Yunque, with its over 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams and hiking trails leading to enticing locations. Visit La Coca Falls & the famous Yukayu Tower & Angelito trail.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the elevated walkways through the treetops
  • See amazing, unobstructed views from the 69-foot Yokahú Tower
  • Take beautiful photos by the 85-foot tall La Coca Falls
  • Learn about El Yunque from the guide while taking in the scenery
  • Hear and see tropical birds, ancient trees, and tropical plants
Full description

Visit the Caribbean National Rain Forest, known as El Yunque, the only tropical forest in the United States National Forest System.

Learn about its rugged land, which climbs from almost sea level to about 3,500 feet above sea level and is doused with up to 200 inches of rain every year.

Hear the story of the good spirit "Yuquiyu", part of an ancient legend, who reigned on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people.

See the same sights as those that dazzled the first Spanish Explorers more than 500 years ago, see the forest from the 69-foot Yokahú tower, and take beautiful pictures at La Coca Falls.

Marvel at 1,000-year-old trees, strange plants with exotic rainbow-colored flowers, and thick vines with great masses of lush red blossoms waving in the cool breeze.

Hear the incessant, yet delightful tow-note chanting of the "Coqui," the chattering of unseen tropical birds, and, with some luck, the squawk of the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • The experience involves a lot of walking Attendees must be in good physical condition to participate
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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Cristian was a good guide, but very soft spoken so even in a group of only 5 we were craning to hear him sometimes. He did have a lot of knowledge about the park and the natural features, so if you want to know more, ask him! This was a relaxed tour, with stops at a few key highlights and a very low intensity hike. Swimming was available but optional, and the swimming location was very crowded. It was just a popular spot and a nice day, so lots of tourists wanted to be there. This is not one of the crazy thrill-seeking hikes where you end up covered in mud - which we were grateful for. There is no lunch stop or any place to make any purchases (no souvenirs etc) however so pack a snack or lunch, our tour didn’t end until past 1:30 pm.

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February 22, 2022

April 9, 2022

The driver was very polite and informative about the history of the island. We enjoyed his company

April 1, 2022

Product ID: 405319