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El Yunque Rainforest with Nature Trail Walk

Product ID: 171933
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Discover a unique ecosystem in the El Yunque Rainforest. Learn about the diverse vegetation and wildlife with your guide. Take a short 20-minute walk along a nature trail, then relax and cool off in the Mameyes River.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 7:45 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Portalito Hub Visitor Center first, then travel to La Coca Falls
  • Learn about the history and biology of El Yunque wildlife from your knowledgeable tour guide
  • Cool off at Mamayes River (bring watershoes)
  • Enjoy a nature walk on a beautiful trail
  • Experience Puerto Rico's famous local cuisine
  • Experience the panoramic views at the Yokaho Tower
Full description
Sit back and relax on this leisurely trip to the El Yunque Rainforest - the only subtropical rainforest in the United States Forest Service. The forest system is a nature lover’s wonderland with river streams, hiking trails, and panoramic vistas. There’s no other place like it in Puerto Rico. In fact, there’s no other place like it in the entire United States! Under its trees, you’ll find a unique ecosystem that has enchanted its visitors for centuries. 

Begin your experience by watching a video at the Portalito Visitor Center. Next, head to one of the forest's best-known sites, La Coca Falls, and stop here to take photos. View an amazing panorama at the Yokaho Tower over the eastern corridor to enjoy the rainforest from a different view.

From there, hike for 20 minutes on a picturesque nature trail leading to the Mameyes River, the most popular water play area in the forest. Swim, cool off, or just take photos of the river. Water shoes are recommended to go into the river. After some time at the river, stop to savor some local delicacies.

From your tour guide, learn about the diverse vegetation and wildlife. Like all ecosystems in the wake of a natural disaster, the rainforest will now go through a process of change, with pioneer species taking root first. See how Mother Nature starts bringing back the lush greenery and recovers.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Towels
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Water shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• The tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. The tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers. In this case, you will be provided with an alternate option or a full refund
• Use closed-toe shoes (no sandals) and bring water shoes for the river
• Wear a bathing suit under your clothing (no changing cabin)
• The hike is on an uneven trail
• Tour buses are air-conditioned but do not have bathrooms

From US$ 76 per person

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Product ID: 171933