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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour provided by Bespoke Lifestyle Management

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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

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Discover the hidden gems of the El Yunque rainforest on this off-the-beaten path tour, ideal for the adventurous and those revisiting the park. Walk along secret trails and explore lesser-known waterfalls and swimming holes while discovering Puerto Rico’s wildlife, such as Coqui tree frogs. Enjoy a well-planned day of swimming, hiking, and wildlife on this tour from San Juan.
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    El Yunque Rain Forest
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    After arriving to Ceiba, your initial hike will start off as pure adventure. You will cross a river (sometimes water can reach close to waist height), and an approximate 30-minute journey on a dirt/rock path, and possibly muddy terrain. This trail is surrounded by bamboo trees, rain-forest flowers, and many other beautiful plants. First visit a river and collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. Take the time here and cool off in the refreshing waters or even swing from a rope. We will then proceed to do another hike and rock climb in order to visit more hidden natural pools (more strenuous part). Here you will also have the opportunity to cliff jump into the natural pools, or go down the natural water slide. We will then return hiking thru the same path we arrived. After the tour ends we will stop at a local restaurant for a late lunch (food cost not included), before returning to San Juan or your initial meeting point. This stop tends to take 1 to 1.5 hours.
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  • Explore the hidden gems of El Yunque rainforest
  • Spend the day hiking and swimming in natural pools
  • Avoid the crowds and popular sites on this off-the-beaten-path tour
  • Great for the adventurous who have previously visited El Yunque
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup at your hotel or central San Juan location. Bring shoes with great grip, comfortable clothing, a bathing suit, towel, and change of clothing. At El Yunque, your hike takes you to a secret natural pool with a waterfall. Enjoy the local flora and fauna of the area, such as rainforest flowers and Coqui tree frogs, before taking a dip in the natural pools. Dry off before continuing on for an uphill hike. After another short, rocky hike, finish your adventure at another secluded pool with a natural water slide and a rope that swings into the river. After a stop for local Puerto Rican food (own expense), your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Park fees.
  • Bottled water, Gatorade and light snacks.
  • Lifejackets.
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop-off (within the San Juan area, towns outside this area will have meeting point option or additional fee)
  • Entry/Admission - El Yunque Rain Forest
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Additional fee for pick up/ drop off outside of San Juan.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates based on weather and river conditions, there is a possibility of cancellation if conditions are not found safe during rainy days.
  • Please dress appropriately: Hiking shoes (tennis with a good grip also works) along with water shoes are strongly recommended.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit, bring a towel and change of clothes.
  • We strongly suggest to have a good breakfast before departing on this tour.
  • Due to uneven surfaces and the difficulty involved, this tour is not suitable for pregnant women, those with walking disabilities, with back or knee problems or physical impairments.
  • Not suitable for participants with previous injuries, recent surgeries, heart conditions, vertigo, misbalance or other serious medical conditions.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for children under 7 years).
  • Due to safety reasons participants must be able to understand English or Spanish.
  • Use of lifejacket is mandatory once participating on the water related activities.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers MUST provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and/or re-boarding time.
  • Once you begin the tour, you must finish it all the way up to the second stop and return back with the group.
  • Complimentary pick up in Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Miramar and Calle Loiza areas (contact us for additional assistance).
  • Additional transfer fee to towns outside of selected San Juan/Metro area will apply (each way):Rio Grande / Dorado / Fajardo/ Humacao).
  • Estimated tour duration of 8 hours includes driving and lunch time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation like passport, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kara wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
Solo female traveler who had the best time. Staff was awesome, guides were super fun, they encourage you to let loose, but also know when to stress safety. It's physical, but not too challenging (you gotta be reasonably fit and willing to climb). Plus you get to slide down
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Date of experience: January 2020
Natasha R wrote a review Mar. 2020
4 contributions
This tour was intense but amazing! We got down and dirty hiking the trails and seeing all the sights. The waterfalls are amazing and the natural slide is a must do!
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Esther P wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions
This was a fun and immersive trek in the rainforest. We climbed up muddy slopes and through gorgeous vegetation to get to a beautiful pool with a rope swing, waterfall-slide, and cliff jump. It was really fun, and the guides did a fantastic job supporting us, helping us navigate
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Date of experience: March 2020
caitlin m wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
I was a solo female traveler and this trip was fantastic and would do over again easily. Have to say you must be up for an adventure- and wear water shoes or shoes you don’t mind getting absolutely destroyed!! It POURED rain on our tour and we had to be exceptionally cautious of
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Date of experience: March 2020
Barry C wrote a review Mar. 2020
Royal Oak, Michigan39 contributions3 helpful votes
My experience might be different because it started to rain a lot during our excursion which required the leaders to change plans. Considering this, we still did get what was promised. But I did not expect the challenge level involved. No one was compelled to do anything,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Bespoke Lifestyle Management
Great Tour!
Did the 2 1/2 private hour private tour in a nice Mercedes van. Our tour guide (Francisco Tellado) was great. He wa
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Great Time!
Went an the El Yunque National Forest half day tour. It was very good. Was picked up on time. Francisco "Frankie" w
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Best memory made on our spring break
The guides were incredible and I would 100% recommend this tour! Moderate physical activity required. Younger age g
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Best part of trip!
I highly recommend this tour. Unfortunately, due to coronavirus the second half was cancelled so we did not get to
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Met Expectations / Entertaining Guide
We thoroughly enjoyed this fairly brief but eventful trip to El Yunque: you can climb the tower to enjoy an amazing
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An Amazing Day
First, they drive you out to a spot in the rainforest (there were quite a few other tours there but it seemed like
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Rum tasting
I’m not a rum fan but if you’re in Puerto Rico this is must do! While waiting for your tour you are given a token w
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Do not book this trip! Scam! Rip off!!
Bespoke is a total rip off!!! They sent a bus to pick us up over 30 mins early and didn’t even wait 10 minutes for
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Gr8 Experience
Spectacular vistas, waterfalls and lush plant life native to Puerto Rico. Tour guide, Lismar, was energetic, entert
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Great time
Lismar was a great guide and hostess to her 'office'. The rainforest story, walk and swim were very enjoyable.
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Basic tour of rain forest
Tour guide was very friendly and wanted to make sure everyone was having a good time. The tour was very basic. I w
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Nice tour
This was a nice quick tour while waiting for our hotel to be ready. The old town tour was short just one stop for
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Tour Guide - Frankie
The tour was a lot of fun. Frankie was very informative about the island and everywhere we went. The group was ni
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Mixology Class
Went to the mixology class with a couple friends and we had a blast. Little slow at the waiting area in the lobby b
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Our Yunque Experience
We went on the Yunque tour today 3/9/2020 the group arrived to the beginning of the trail and we were told we could
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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