El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour


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From $100.00

171 reviews   (4.58)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: puerto rico, puerto rico

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Take time to escape to heaven on Earth in this half day tour, and let the natural beauty of El Yunque Rainforest captivate you with its lush green vegetation, amazing flora, huge boulders, cascading rivers and scenic views. Visit the only Tropical Rainforest in the US Federal jurisdiction, with over 28,000 continuous acres. Immerse yourself with the vibrating energy of El Yunque’s rivers and clean air, just like the indigenous Taíno tribe did centuries ago while our certified tour guide and interpreter will provide amazing history and stories.

During this tour you will visit the world famous La Coca Waterfall, the perfect setting for picture opportunities.  We will also stop at the Yocahú Observation Tower and other areas so you may enjoy the different views of El Yunque.  A final stop will be made at a trail for an easy walk to a waterfall and river. Sometimes the tour schedule allows to have spare time in order to bathe on it's refreshing waters, but this stop cannot be guaranteed.


What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled Water and light snacks

Certified Tour Guide

Complimentary pickup and drop-off in selected areas of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde locations and touristic zones)

First aid equipment

Live narration in English

What's Not Included

Gratuities

This tour does not include a stop for lunch


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: contact phone number or email, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Children must have purchased ticket regardless the age.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Have a good breakfast before departing, as this tour does not include stop to eat.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The duration of transfers from San Juan to the Forest is 1 hour each way approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. Estimate activity duration includes driving time.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: contact phone number or email, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Children must have purchased ticket regardless the age.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Have a good breakfast before departing, as this tour does not include stop to eat.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The duration of transfers from San Juan to the Forest is 1 hour each way approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. Estimate activity duration includes driving time.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Catarata La Coca
After an estimate hour drive from San Juan, upon arrival to El Yunque National Rainforest we will visit this world known 85 feet (26 m) waterfall. Here you will have great picture opportunities!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

El Yunque National Forest
We will then visit other areas of the Forest, as your Certified tour guide continues to share interesting facts about the Rainforest and Puerto Rico in general.

A stop at Yocahú Observation Tower, where you will climb 98 spiral steps to the top where views are unobstructed and far-reaching. At this point you are 1,500 feet (457 m) above sea level.

A final stop at Angelito Trail (or equivalent when closed to the public) in order to do an estimate 15 minute walk to appreciate another waterfall and river. As you wander along the trail, your guide will introduce you to the exotic varieties of flowers and the fresh ginger that grow alongside your route. You’ll also learn about the reserve’s significance to the local Taino Indians, who have long considered the area as sacred.

Depending on the group pace (and cruise passengers schedule) you may have a brief time to bathe on it's refreshing waters. Be prepared with swimsuit underneath and a towel in the event we can make this stop (not guaranteed).

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Wonderful!
Brian_K, 03-08-2022
This was an amazing tour!! We had so much fun!! Frankie is wonderful! Do not hesitate to go on this tour. It was a perfect day!
Very interesting and informative tour, with beautiful scenery and memorable experiences.
Chris_S, 31-07-2022
Our tour guide was excellent and provided interesting information on the history of the rainforest and its flora and wildlife, and Puerto Rico and it’s history. This is the 2nd protected national park in the US after Yellowstone. One highlight was being able to swim in one of the rivers with rapids after a trail hike.
Once in a lifetime experience
Melissa_D, 09-08-2022
This tour is the perfect way to experience El Yunque. You get to see and learn a lot about the rainforest without having to tackle the overwhelmingness of it on your own. Francisco was a fantastic tour guide, one of the best I’ve ever had as a frequent tour taker - funny, knowledgeable, and extremely kind. The whole day was such a pleasure. Definitely wear your bathing suit for the swim in the river/waterfalls at the end—amazing experience!!
Excellent Guide-Franky
Christine_F, 04-08-2022
Franky was wonderful, so knowledgeable and made our experience rich with his personality and intelligence sharing key aspects of plants, animals, how resources connect and are essential. I was hoping to do more hiking but my teenage son preferred the mix of the drive, sites, short hike and dip in the water.
Informed tour & forest return to normalcy
Evelyn_M, 14-08-2022
The vast amount of information received within a short period but tour was well informed. After hurricane it is wonderful to see nature bounce back resilience in survival.




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