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Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

1. Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Join this guided tour in Luquillo to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Puerto Rico's tropical rainforest of El Yunque. Learn about its rich flora and fauna while following natural trails, wading through rivers, and swimming in natural pools and waterfalls. 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.

San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

2. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Plaza Colón in San Juan and set off into the sunset on this 2-hour walking tour. The plazas are the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico from your guide. From Plaza Colón, you will walk and see the Plaza de la Barandilla and Plaza de Armas. In Old San Juan, visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia, originally built to house the treasury of the island and now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. Witness the 18th-century chapel at Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud and learn all about its urban legend. Visit also La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour also takes you past San Juan Cathedral, the Ballaja Barracks, Catedral Basilica Menor, Cuartel de Ballaja, and San Juan's most valuable historic site, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, before ending at Plaza de San José.

San Juan: History Walking Tour with a Guide

3. San Juan: History Walking Tour with a Guide

Enjoy a guided history walking tour suitable for all ages to some of Old San Juan's most notable landmarks. Learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, its ties to the United States, and its rich Spanish, Taino Indian, and West African Heritage. Begin your exploration of Old San Juan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a stop outside La Casa Estrecha, one of the narrowest houses in the Western hemisphere. Then, enter La Catedral de San Juan Bautista which is Puerto Rico’s grandest religious building. Discover some parts of some of the city’s impressive defensive system, namely its historic walls, the only remaining entrance door at La Puerta de San Juan, and Fortaleza. Gain a greater understanding of Puerto Rican history with your knowledgeable local guide.

San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

4. San Juan: Old Town Foodie Walking Tour with Tastings

Enjoy the original food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Discover a slice of paradise through local cuisine and cocktails, with numerous foodie stops along the way. Join your guide and walk through “walled city” of San Juan. Learn a bit more about the architecture of the city, major landmarks, and local history. Get hands-on experience making Puerto Rico’s signature dish, mofongo. Dine in “do not miss” restaurants and hear about the various foodie scenes in and around the city. Enjoy a delicious rum cocktail in a popular bar. Get involved in the authentic food scene so you leave with the confidence and knowledge of a local that will serve you during the remainder of your stay in sunny Puerto Rico. Tour guides have intimate friendships with the San Juan restaurants and you will always receive the latest insider info.

San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

5. San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

This vibrant and exciting audio tour of the city of San Juan will take you on an incredible journey through the old streets where you will learn about the history of the beautiful Colon Plaza and see fantastic examples of architecture like the San Cristobal Castle and La Fortaleza. You'll also see El Catedral de San Juan Bautista, Capilla de Cristo, La Fontana de las Raices, Old San Juan, El Morro, La Casa Blanca, La Plaza de Armas, La Plazuela de la Rogativa, and La Princesa. Watch for the blue cobblestones called adoquine which pave the streets in the old part of the city. Your tour. Your way.

From San Juan: Rainforest Walk, Nature Swim & Luquillo Beach

6. From San Juan: Rainforest Walk, Nature Swim & Luquillo Beach

Explore a secluded place off the beaten path on a short rainforest walk. Feel at one with nature as you make your way to a natural stream. Take a dip in the pools, then head to Luquillo Beach to relax. After pickup from your accommodation, drive to the rainforest in a bus with your bilingual guide. Hear about Puerto Rican heritage, and enjoy live commentary and interpretation of your surroundings throughout the trip. Upon arrival at the rainforest, get ready for a 20-minute walk along a nature path. Watch out for wet, uneven terrain as you hike through the flora to reach the river. Once there, take a swim in the pools (weather dependent) and enjoy contact with nature. After the rainforest, board the bus again toward Luquillo Beach. There, enjoy 2 hours to eat, listen to music, play in the sand, and soak up the sun’s rays at the beach kiosks. Finally, the day concludes with drop-off at your original pickup location.

San Juan Mini Boats

7. San Juan Mini Boats

The most complete tour for those explorers who would like a glimpse into San Juan's captivating history, have an adventure in the waters of the harbor at the helm of your own boat and stop to learn the highlights of the city’s history. You will take the helm of a 13' inflatable boat that you will get to operate during the entire tour. Appreciate Condado and the Puerto Rico Convention Center. After a short stop where the guide will point out these areas of interest, the fleet will cruise along the southern shores of the Islet towards the Historic District. On your way there, Old San Juan will rise in front of you in the distance and you will admire Fort San Cristobal, the largest fort built by the Spaniards in all the Americas, the cruise ship ports with the green mountains to the south and the Rainforest to the southeast. Along the way, you will feel the warm Caribbean breeze and may spot some of the local fauna. Learn about the landmarks in the historic district: The San Juan Wall, Governor’s Mansion and the most famous fort in Puerto Rico, Fort San Felipe Del Morro; The perfect spot to take unique pictures. The last stop of your tour will take you by the most active commercial piers in the Caribbean, where you will observe San Juan commercial district, and Hato Rey through an eco-friendly water channel, within a mangrove vegetation area, house of iguanas, birds and local fauna.

San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

8. San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

Discover the magic of Old San Juan in the evening on a guided food tour. Eat and drink your way around the colorful old town while learning all about its culture, history, and people, starting with the Plaza de Armas. Explore Puerto Rico's rich culinary history and exciting culinary renaissance. Sample a variety of traditional and modern dishes and enjoy 2 rum cocktails during up to 5 stops. The tour is kept small in number so you can enjoy the full attention of your guide, a passionate expert on Puerto Rican food. Walk away with the best advice on what else to eat, see, and do during your stay.

San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

9. San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Learn about its colonial influence and discover this fascinating city. See all its essential sights with your expert local guide. Begin with by entering San Felipe del Morro or San Cristobal. Hear fascinating facts as you walk along Paseo de la Princesa to the Governor's residence. Stroll through a city brimming with colors and cobble stone streets. See the San Juan Gate, built in 1520 to guard the city from the harbor. Visit the Ballaja Barracks, built by the Spanish militia for housing in 1864, as well as the San Jose Church, and Plaza del Quinto Centenario. Your tour will end at the Hotel El Convento, adjacent to all the shops and restaurants.

El Yunque Forest: Rainforest Nature Walk at Night Tour

10. El Yunque Forest: Rainforest Nature Walk at Night Tour

Begin your journey of El Yunque National Forest at the start of the Angelito trail, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take you on your nocturnal walking tour. Marvel at the height of the hardwood trees surrounding you, listen to the croaking coqui frogs, smell the blooming flowers' fragrance, and feel the misty rainforest atmosphere around you as you walk through the lush greenery. Enjoy the trails and swimming holes free of other tourists, as this tour is the only one permitted into the forest after 6 PM. Learn about the rainforest's diverse flora and fauna from your expert guide, 60% of which only becomes active after dark, and see the native Puerto Rican cucullo fireflies light up the rainforest, among many other bright insects and animals.

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What people are saying about San Juan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Jorge was our guide. He responded QUICKLY via text and was SO KIND. He’s funny and super knowledgeable about the area. He includes the Taino, Arawak, African, Spanish within the Puerto Rican history. We covered a lot of ground and it was a BEAUTIFUL tour. I would recommend it AND it shows you great areas, restaurants/bars, parks, museums to visit on your own. Jorge was amazing he knew times of operation and costs for each. He helped everyone take pics and decide where to go after the tour ended. 10/10! Bring water, comfortable shoes, glasses and a hat! A/C has spoiled me so I sweated a lot but got GORGEOUS photos and tons of historical facts. Jorge loves his job, I’m so happy I booked!

This rainforest adventure was so much fun. The hike was definitely a workout but it was worth it because the water slide was amazing and the jumping off the rocks were exhilarating. Maxine and Amauri were awesome tour guides. They moved the group at a good pace. They helped with assisting up on rocks, when needed. They were very knowledgeable about the different parts of the rainforest. Their picture skills were in point. They also suggested a great place for lunch, La Fonda Gourmet. It was delicious. Thank you!

Nice short but informative tour of the small distillery followed by a well curated tasting of the various sipping runs they offer.

We had a lot of fun Jessie and maxim We're awesome. I recommend.

Must visit! Went with a group of 7 and had a great time!