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Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path

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USD 99.00
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We take you off the beaten path with a small group (2-11 people) to enjoy the majestic rainforest and taste the local cuisine of this enchanted island. Book with us your 8-hour day tour away from the tourist traps for a unique and personal experience!

We take you off the beaten path by visiting the south side of the El Yunque rainforest for a 25-minute hike to a hidden gem! Descend here to the natural pool where you can swim, relax, cliff jump or try out the rope swing above the water. For more adventure, you can follow your guide by climbing further upriver, over the big rocks formations, for (about 15 minutes). Enjoy the waterfalls, slide down the natural water slide, or make a 40-feet foot cliff jump into the river! Your guide will prepare delicious local fresh fruits once you’ve reached the natural pool.

The last stop is at the famous Luquillo Kiosko’s, where you’ll find souvenir shops and a choice of 60 different restaurants located on a strip located along the beach.
You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Luquillo Beach
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 2
    El Yunque Rain Forest
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Hike and swim in El Yunque with your guide and small group
  • Escape San Juan and experience lush rainforest scenery
  • Hike to water activities, including a natural water slide and cliff jump
  • Included fresh fruit, plus a stop for lunch and souvenirs (own expense) 
What to Expect
The tour begins with pickup, either from your metropolitan San Juan hotel or from a central Old San Juan location. Experience El Yunque rainforest with your local guide and a maximum of 11 guests. Bring shoes for hiking rugged terrain, a bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothing. After a stop at a local fruit stand, you head to El Yunque and its natural pools. Take a dip in the refreshing water or embrace your inner Tarzan with the rope swing. Continue on a 15-minute hike over big rock formations until you reach the waterfalls and natural water slide. There’s a 40-foot (12-meter) cliff jump for the more adventurous. Enjoy a small snack of delicious, fresh fruits before hiking back to your transportation. From there, you head to Luquillo Kiosko, a group of food and souvenir stalls along the beach for lunch (own expense). The tour ends with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
- We pick up between 8:30-9:00am from ALL the hotels or other accommodation in the San Juan Metropolitan area. We ask you to wait outside your accommodation.

Please provide accommodation details even if not listed in the list.
- Cruise ship guests and guests staying in Old San Juan will depart from Plaza Colon (taxi stand) in Old San Juan, Address:

Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Fresh fruit during the activity
  • parking and entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - El Yunque Rain Forest
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility, disabilities or wheelchairs. The hike is low-moderate level. Depending on the weather, the off the beaten path trail can be wet, muddy, slippery, rocky. There will be some gentle rock ‘clambering' up and down. Required are closed toe shoes due to the slippery surface of the rainforest’s natural trails.
  • If canceled due to extreme weather warnings, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
We did this while on the island for our honeymoon and it was absolutely amazing. We would recommended this experience to everyone, worth every dime. The guide was timely and kept us on schedule. We were very lucky to be the only 2 on the tour for the day, so it was extra special
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Response from Connector22578791109, General Manager at Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your great feedback!
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Yesterday my family and I did the rainforest tour with Rafael. What an amazing experience. It was myself my husband and my 2 boys 9 & 15. I wasn’t sure what to except as far as the hiking but it wasn’t bad the kids did way better than me. I suggest wear good water shoes because
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Response from Connector22578791109, General Manager at Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for leaving a review! We are happy to hear you experienced a wonderful time in one of our most popular tours! Hopefully we see you back in future!
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Me and my two sisters did this tour on a Saturday morning and we had such a blast! Our guide Francisco was absolutely amazing and taught us so much about the history of Puerto Rico as well as the nature and wildlife there. We were picked up by Francisco in Old San Juan, and this
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Response from Connector22578791109, General Manager at Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path
Responded 2 weeks ago
Great to hear you had an amazing experience! Hope to see you back one day and we will pass on the wonderful review to Francisco.
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So.Much. Fun.The rain forest was absolutely beautiful! Our tour guide, Ariadne, was amazing! She really made this excursion so much fun! She was knowledgeable about the plants, trees and rain forest in general. She was encouraging and helpful when I thought I couldn't make it up
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Response from Connector22578791109, General Manager at Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much! We will pass on the message to Ariadne. We are happy to have her as a guide and happy to hear she made your day one of a kind!
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PROS: Alex, our tour guide, was wonderful. He was polite, professional, and very knowledgeable about the plants and animals we encountered. The water features we got to enjoy included rope swings, water slides, and cliff jumps, and these activities were a LOT of fun. If you were
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Response from Connector22578791109, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path
Responded 18 Jul. 2019
Happy to read you enjoyed this tour! It's one of the most popular ones. Something you dont find just across the street ;)
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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