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

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

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From US$ 85 per person

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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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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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 life jackets and helmets
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with altitude sickness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • You must be physically capable of climbing, walking through steep, rocky, muddy trails, and have the balance to walk on uneven surfaces
  • Due to safety reasons, you must be able to understand English or Spanish. Persons with disabilities such as mute-deaf or legally blind, please book a private tour to have a dedicated guide to accommodate all needs
  • On Saturdays, the hike is longer and more challenging since we depart from a different point
  • The 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
  • No refunds will be authorized if you neglect to read the description and comply with safety requirements and limitations
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 81 reviews

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My wife and I were first time visitors to Puerto Rico. This was our favourite experience of the trip! Adriana and Luis were amazing. They picked us up from Isla Verde, exactly where and when they said they would. They were very knowledgeable and respectful of the forrest. I would go again in a heartbeat!

January 9, 2023

This tour was amazing. From the pickup to the drop off - everything was very organized and we felt taken care of. The guides were very attentive and helped us through every step of the hike, making everyone feel at ease and comfortable. The hike was a little challenging but everyone in our group young and old took part. The rock formation slides and swing rope were fun as well. The lunch was okay, and I probably could have done without. Everything else was great! I would definitely do this tour again.

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January 2, 2023

Truly fun experience for the price! We left earlier than originally stated, due to the anticipated crowdedness that day. This was the right call & worth the early wake up call! We were one of the first tours on site which made for short lines for the natural water slide & cliff/rope jumps. The lunch was amazing! Highly recommend to adventurous families/couples!

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December 30, 2022

Product ID: 400229