Puerto Rico

Guided El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Tour: Full-Day with Transportation

Badge of ExcellenceLuquillo, Puerto Rico

From $172.83

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover two of Puerto Rico's top attractions in just one day on this time- and money-saving combination tour. Explore El Yunque rainforest, swim in its natural pools, and refresh in its waterfalls. Later, kayak through the Red Mangrove Forest to the Bioluminescent Lagoon where, with each stroke of your paddle, sparkles will appear in the water.
  • Combination Puerto Rico tour: Save time and money
  • Relax, refresh, and splash around in El Yunque's rivers and waterfalls
  • See the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence by kayaking through mangroves
  • Hassle-free pickup from your accommodations in San Juan, Fajardo, and Luquillo

What's Included

  • Professional Local Tour Guides with Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Pictures from your Rainforest Adventure
  • Fresh Local Fruit, Snacks & Refreshments
  • Training, Safety Instructions and all Necessary Equipment
  • Rainforest Entry Fee
  • Fully Guided Bio Bay Tour at World Famous Laguna Grande
  • Tour will be done in English, but guides can translate in Spanish if needed.
  • Stop at Local Restaurant for Dinner (not included in price)
  • Tour Guide Gratuities; Not mandatory, but greatly appreciated!

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Frutera Flores
    Barrio mameyes 1 carr 3, km32 H 9, Luquillo, 00773, Puerto Rico

    If "self drive" you will meet at Frutera Flores in Luquillo and follow the bus throughout the day.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We pick up from the below list of locations. If your hotel/accommodation is not listed, please select the nearest location and meet us there or contact us for an assigned meeting location. Pick Up Locations: - Pick ups from Isla Verde are at The Royal Sonesta - Pick ups from Ocean Park are at Kasalta Bakery - Pick ups from Condado are at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino - Pick ups from Old San Juan are at the Sheraton Old San Juan (meet in front of Walgreens) - Pick ups from Luquillo, Fajardo and Humacao are at CVS Fajardo *Guests' spoke, we listened; in an effort to minimize amount of time on the bus for all guests, we only pick up at above mentioned locations

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with recent surgeries
  • Not recommended for travelers who have epilepsy, heart conditions and/or dizziness
  • The difficulty level of this excursion is considered to be moderate to strenuous depending on your physical fitness level. It is very important that you are in good physical condition in order to participate and enjoy yourself. The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven and include river-wading, climbing large rocks and steep inclines. The kayaking can be strenuous when the current is strong and requires upper body strength. This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle. It is a long, but fun-filled day!
  • Maximum weight limit is 250 lbs per one guest and up to 425 lbs combined per kayak
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck, back, arm or leg problems or casts
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

You will get VERY muddy so choose your shoes wisely!
The hike was intermediate but it was well worth it !!!
It was also cool to kayak at night, I really liked this part.
383 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great fun experiencing...
Susan_H, Feb 2023
Great fun experiencing the various activities through the rainforest. Very interesting kayak tour of the bay.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for the 5-star review!
Wonderful PR adventure!
Libby_I, Feb 2023
I did this tour with a friend. We had a wonderful time!! Our guide Natalia and Bradley were amazing. We’re both around 30yo and moderately active. The hiking is not strenuous from a cardiovascular standpoint but does require so agility and small sections of climbing/using upper body strength to hoist yourself up. The whole group walks through the muddy trails to the river where there is a cliff jump and rope swing. This tour allows you to hike/climb further up the river to a natural waterfall slide. This part of the hike was optional but if you did go the water slide was the only way down. We felt very safe the whole time and had a blast with the slide and cliff jump. I wore a bathing suit under athletic shorts as well as hiking boots. You will get muddy but have the opportunity to rinse off afterwards. Don’t bring anything you don’t want to get wet. You can leave things securely on the bus. The kayaking tour was also wonderful! Our guides were a lot of fun. It’s 2hr round trip - about 30min of moderate rowing in tandem kayaks at a time. Such a unique experience to kayak under the stars and see the glowing plankton. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for joining us! See you next time! We honestly appreciate your time in writing this review!
Fun outdoor activity in Puerto Rico
Joan_P, Feb 2023
We really enjoyed the hiking in the rainforest and the water activities in the river-super fun. The water slide was a bit scary at first, but I’m so glad I did it. The kayak to the bioluminescence was fun, but not good timing so hard to see much of anything.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your 5-star review! See you next time! We really honestly appreciate your time in writing this review!
Amazing experience, very fun
DENISE_R, Jan 2023
I went with my friends on this tour in May 2022 and it was so fun! Our guides were Patricia and Yami, both knew what they were talking about and made us feel safe. The only sad thing is they took pictures of us on their own cameras but we never received them :( I didn’t take my own phone because of the water warnings, but with a secure waterproof bag you should be able to! It was a great experience overall.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind 5-star review! We are SO sorry you did not get to see your photos! Wish you would have contacted us sooner, we just followed up with our team and they have re-sent the photo album link to your email. The emails unfortunately sometimes slip into guests' spam folders which would explain the lack of receipt of the first email. If you have not received them please contact us at 787-978-8080.
100% worth it
Samuel_E, Dec 2022
So much fun. Rainforest presented us with some magical and cold water. The bio bay was under a low glow status but still worth going and seeing what you can and kayaking through the mangrove forest. Tour guides gave us free local fruits and beverages!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We feel honored to receive your 5-star review! Thank you for joining us!
Amazing tour guide and...
Amer_S, Dec 2022
Amazing tour guide and they show us the rainforest. Super muddy but the water pretty much washes everything off.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review! The rainforest can be a very cleansing experience in many ways and we're glad you had fun regardless. Thank you for choosing us as your rainforest experience host!
Rainforest and night kayak
christa_a, Dec 2022
We had a wonderful time with Luis and our other tour guide. I don’t remember his name, but he has been working w the company for four years and snorkels and finds all the Apple Watches. They were both made our experience the best it could possibly be and did more photography than I would see from most guides. If you are unsure on the don’t take your phone, don’t they have your back with pictures.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Our guides are more than happy to know you enjoyed yourself and also mentioned their hard work and attention to detail. We know for a fact you will treasure those captured moments!
Get ready for adventure!
Erin_M, Dec 2022
Great way to get into the rainforest and mangroves of PR! Guides were awesome and everyone from Island Journeys was super helpful. Highly recommend this combo tour!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your 5-star review! We loved having you with us on the tour. Thanks for choosing us as your rainforest experience host!
An educational safe adventure!
Rachel_A, Nov 2022
What a joy! Brad and Maxine were so knowledgeable about the rainforest and the different flora and fauna. We learned so much! We felt safe the whole time, and loved playing in the river. Plus, all the delicious snacks and drinks made the whole day even better. Then the restaurant we went to was delicious and super authentic. Finally, the bio bay tour with Inalisa, Fredrico, Miguel, and Brian was also very educational and fun and interesting. The bio bay was gorgeous at night, and the bioluminescence was fascinating.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hola Rachel! What a great review! Thank you so much for recognizing our tour guides and the time and care they take in educating our guests about the rainforest. They are so happy to receive your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us! Thank you for choosing us as your Rainforest experience host!
Rainforest 10/10, Biobay 5/10
virginia_l, Nov 2022
The rainforest part of the tour was maybe one of the best things I have ever done. The tour guides were so friendly and informative. There was definitely some clink g and tight spaces. They did not lie when they said to be prepared to get muddy & wet. We were a bit underwhelmed with the biobay. The bioluminescence was amazing, but the the guides seemed annoyed/rushed the entire time. We got maybe 5 minutes of “free time” while we were there. The company they used was Kayak Puerto Rico. I would recommend booking a rainforest tour Viator and looking elsewhere for a biobay experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for joining us and for your wonderful review of our Rainforest experience! We have reached out to the Bio Bay Tour operator in order for them to take any necessary measures and follow up with the staff from that particular day. If you have additional feedback or concerns please feel free to contact us at 787-978-8080 or send us an email at info@islandjourneys.com.
Perfect day in the rainforest
Amanda_S, Oct 2022
Definitely recommend this tour!!! The guides on both parts (Rainforest day trip and night kayaking) were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! The tour went smoothly and they answered any and all questions. Be prepared for some tough trekking and a little climbing on the rocks to get up to the water slides, rope swings and jumping off the rock cliff (ALL VERY SAFE). Just follow the guide’s directions and you’ll be okay. Perfect day, a little muscle fatigue the following day but not too bad lol
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your amazing review! We loved having you join our tour and we're very happy you got to experience all that with our guides. Looks like you made some good memories you will treasure for a while. See you next time and thanks for making us your Rainforest Experience host!
Just do it!
Sheila_S, Sep 2022
Hike was so beautiful! Bio Bay was so amazing!!!! Guide Luis and Paola on Rainforest and Hike were the best. Miguel on the Bio Bay Tour (Kayaking Puerto Rico) helped us have the best experience.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for this amazing review! We hope to see you next on your next adventure!
Both parts of the tour...
Anthony_G, Aug 2022
Both parts of the tour were enjoyable. The guides were all great and looked out for our safety. The van that we rode in was packed and the AC could not cool it down so it was a terrible long and uncomfortable ride. The El Yunque tour was a very slow pace and we spent a lot of time waiting around because the group was so large. The Bio Bay tour was great just for the kayaking alone but the bioluminescence was really interesting to see.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! We appreciate all the details and we will definitely be sharing them with our team so we can find ways to improve the experience! We hope to see you next time!
Rainforest Adventure
aracelis_b, Aug 2022
Awesome experience unlike anything I’ve ever done before! Natalia and Jesse were very informative and extremely helpful during this adventure! I would highly recommend this excursion to those looking for a personalized experience! Be prepared to “embrace the mud!” 🤗🙌🏽
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola Aracelis! What an amazing review! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! No other way to live but "embracing the mud"! We are so glad you enjoyed it! See you on the next one!
Jahaziel_P, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was really great. Very knowledgeable about the forest and really knew how to keep our group entertained; loved her energy. Forgot what her name was, but she had short hair and drove the bus to pick us up.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with us! We hope to see you on the next one!
Patricia, Natalya and...
Mahesh_T, Jul 2022
Patricia, Natalya and Paola were absolutely awesome guides. They were made our trip very lively. The El Yunque Rainforest Tour was the highlight of our trip!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It fills us with joy to know we were the highlight of your vacation! We can't wait to host you on your next adventure!
Fun combo for a day of adventure!
Boris_Y, Jul 2022
My friend and I had the most fun on this combo tour! First, we had a stop at a yummy juice bar, and then we headed to the forest. The hike could have been challenging done by oneself, but our guides, Patricia, Paula, and Maxine, made sure that everyone was taken care of and had proper expectations about every part of our trek. They were also very fun and informative about the flora and fauna of the forest. More importantly for me, they were respectful of people's limitations while encouraging them to be adventurous, so I ended up doing the waterfall slide and rope swing though I am usually afraid of heights. Pro tip: don't scream as you hit the water, or else you get a big gulp of the river. :) Lastly, know that all of you will be soaking at some point and probably muddy, so plan accordingly. The dinner place we went to was also yummy and had food options to fit all budgets. On the Biobay portion, our guides (Miguel, Julian, Francisco, and I think I forgetting one name, sorry!) were also super informative and made sure that our group was respectful of our surroundings. They also set our expectations that things don't always look as bright in the photos, but we were definitely able to see some of the milky luminescence and just being able to kayak in the dark was a cool experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone! You don't have to be an expe
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola Boris! What an amazing review! We are so happy our team was able to share this amazing experience with you! Thank you so much for all your recommendations and kind words for our tour guides! We can't wait to see you on your next adventure in Puerto Rico!
We almost died.
Carla_C, Jul 2022
We almost died due to a flash flood. We didn’t get to do the full rainforest tour but I’m sure the full thing would have been enjoyable. It will always rain in the rainforest but if it is scheduled to rain heavy from 12-4 highly suggest re scheduling. You don’t get to the rainforest to start the tour till almost 1 pm even though you may be picked up at 9:30 am.
Best Part of Our Trip!!
Alexandra_M, Jul 2022
The combo tour was the perfect way to end my bachelorette weekend. Everything went smoothly - I received a text message confirming our pick up location in Isla verde, along with the name of our driver and description of the vehicle. The bus took us to a fruit stand, where we bought delicious smoothies and stocked up on sun screen. Then we were taken to El Yunque. The hike to the water slide was very short - we were in a large group (20-30 ppl) so we moved slowly. However, this was perfect for my bachelorette party as it was just the right amount of adventure / hiking. We made it to the water slide and this was the coolest part! The water was amazingly warm. The guides were awesome and informative. We ended the hike with freshly sliced fruit, snacks, and beers. Next our driver brought us to a restaurant which had an amazing view and delicious food! This was a lovely break before embarking on the kayaking trip. The bioluminescence was really cool to see. This combo tour was the best part of our trip!! I highly recommend.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hola! Thank you so much for all your amazing and detailed feedback! We love it when our guests are able to enjoy the beautiful wonders of Puerto Rico! We are completely ecstatic to have been the favorite part of your trip. YAY!!! We hope to see you soon on your next adventure! Congratulations!
Fun adventure!
Meghan_O, Jul 2022
Patricia and Paola were knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. They told us so much about the rainforest, answered all our questions, and got us safely out of our comfort zones on the water slide and cliff jumping. The bio bay was a beautiful experience. Be ready to paddle hard in strong currents. Couldn’t recommend this tour enough!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Muchas Gracias! Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us! We are so happy you enjoyed all the activities. We have shared this amazing feedback with our tour guides and our partners at the Bio Bay! See you on your next adventure!