Fully Guided El Yunque Rainforest Eco-Adventure
San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Sightseeing drive: Take in the beautiful scenery as you drive to a high point overlooking the El Yunque rainforest. Be sure to get that camera ready for some photo ops!
- Fully guided tour: Enjoy expert information on points of interests along the way.
- El Yunque nature walk: Explore the misty green-ness of Puerto Rico's largest forest (covering more than 28,000 acres!) and the only tropical forest in the United States.
- Exotic wildlife: Discover the history and the incredibly diverse flora and fauna of this natural wonder, including tree frogs, the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot and the occasional Puerto Rican Boa. and don't worry, none of the snakes in El Yunque are dangerous.
- La Mina Waterfall: Gaze in wonder at this 50-foot waterfall, take a dip in its pristine waters, and recharge with a snack from your backpack.
- All included: We'll provide a backpack, water, towel, snacks, and good company. You just need to bring comfy shoes.
About this San Juan tour
Rainforests seem like exotic, far-off mysteries out of picture books and movies, but did you know there's one right in America's backyard? El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System, and this tour brings you into the heart of its mysteries.
You'll begin your expedition with a ride to the top of El Yunque, catching a glimpse of the wonders to come from high above. Then you're ready to discover El Yunque's lush plants, hardwood trees, rivers, waterfalls, birds, and lizards.
Your guides give you background on the 200 species of trees and plants here (23 of which are found nowhere else) as well as the history behind this magnificent rainforest. Try to spot the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot – there are only around 60 left in the wild. Hear the rustling of leaves, the scurrying of animals, and the whisper that gradually turns into the roar of La Mina Falls.
This 50-foot waterfall, fueled by the more than 200 inches of annual rainfall in El Yunque, is your break point. Take a load off and refuel with a snack. You can even take a dip in the pool around the cascading waters. El Yunque doesn't reveal all its mysteries in one day, but this moment of tranquility and natural beauty is enough to remember for a lifetime.
On behalf of the boas, thank you
El Yunque is home to many species of plants and animals that are unique to Puerto Rico, several of which are threatened or endangered, including the elfin woods warbler, full-grown at a mere five inches, and the Puerto Rican boa. Eco-tours like this one provide financial resources needed for conservation efforts: Explore a rainforest, save a species.
Please proceed to El Yunque Rainforest -Big Tree Recreational Area to meet our GoBe Rep.
Important; All travelers must call the tour operator on 1-787-888-2887 no later than 48 hours prior to tour departure date to confirm the status of their tour. You will receive a reminder closer to departure.
There is a minimum of 8 persons needed to operate both the tour. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly.
As this tour is an outdoor activity, safe operation is subject to weather conditions. Any unsafe forecast, such as 50% chance of rain, potential lightning, high-surf or winds exceeding 20 knot, will result in a reschedule or cancellation. Weather cancellations will receive a full refund.
Guests are required to complete a release of responsibility and health ID form.
Things to not bring on the trip: Jewelry, watches, bracelets, wallets and/or anything you do not want to loose. No radios, walk-man's, noise - makers (anything that may disturb the surrounding environment). No smoking or fire of any kind is permitted. No alcohol or consumption of alcohol during said activity.
This tour includes a lightweight canvas backpacks (for the duration of the tour), cold bottle of water, towel and assorted pre-packaged snack.
This is a walking tour that requires good physical conditions. Trail is not handicap friendly.
Adventure, Family Friendly, Full Day, Walking Tour, Wilderness/Wildlife
Passenger van or mini-bus depending on group size.
One canvas backpack per traveler with a towel, snack, bottle of water.
Backpacks and towels must be returned at the end of outing.
English, French, German, Spanish
Travelers must be 6 years of age or older to participate in this experience.
Special Medical Restriction
This experience has changes in altitude. Travelers must consider their physical health before participating in this experience. This experience is not suitable for pregnant women who are in their third trimester.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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