Water activity

From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslides Day Trip

Water activity

From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslides Day Trip

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From US$ 72 per person

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Discover the El Yunque Tropical Rainforest on this guided hiking tour. See waterfalls and rivers, swim in clear water pools, and venture on a completely off-the-beaten-path nature trail.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included only at major hotels and selected locations in San Juan and Isla Verde (Old San Juan, Miramar, Condado, Ocean Park). Please wait for the bus outside the lobby. The bus will only wait 5 minutes past the scheduled pickup time.


  • Discover the forest's pristine rivers and its natural waterslides
  • Feel like an explorer while hiking thru a lesser known zone of the forest
  • Get off the paved trail and go in an off the beaten path adventure
Full description

Feel like a true explorer and challenge yourself to an off-the-beaten-path adventure in the heart of the El Yunque Rainforest. Begin with a 25-30 minute journey up a rock and dirt path, along with some river wading. Enjoy being surrounded by bamboo trees, rainforest flowers, and many other beautiful plants as you hike into the refreshing natural pools. First, a visit to a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. 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 into the forest as you climb to another set of pools (more advanced). Arrive at a river where you can swim, swing from a rope into the water, and enjoy natural water slides.

  • Professional local guide
  • USCG-certified life jackets and helmets
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation from selected areas and hotels in San Juan
  • Transportation from hotels located in the towns of Dorado, Bayamón, Rio Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo and Humacao
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with vertigo
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This is a moderate to strenuous activity. Participants must be physically capable of climbing, walking through steep, rocky, muddy trails, and have the balance to walk on uneven surfaces
  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, children under 7 years, persons with previous injuries, back or knee problems, recent surgery, and other serious medical conditions
  • Due to safety reasons, participants must be able to understand English or Spanish. Persons with disabilities such as mute-deaf or legally blind please book a private tour in order 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
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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This was a great hike. The tour guides were fantastic and they took pictures which we got for free at the end of the trip. However, the starting time and end time for our trip did not match what was on the app. We also did not get any contact about pick up location until the night before. Overall the experience was great, but would have liked to know that the times were different earlier because we had other activities planned around it.

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January 19, 2023

This was an awesome experience, but is definitely for more fit individuals. The hike to the location is rough, and with the mud hiking boots are a must or you will be slipping the whole way. The main feature of this activity are the swimming activities, so come planning to get wet. The guides were great and had a ton of personality and took plenty of photos and videos for you so you can leave phones safe and sound on the bus. Overall this is a great excursion for adventurous individuals!

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November 21, 2022

The best excursion I’ve been on! The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable and most of all patient. They made sure everyone felt like part of the group and had a good time! They made sure we were safe and made sure we had awesome time! I highly recommend this tour!

November 7, 2022

Product ID: 422422