Puerto Rico

Half-Day Small-Group River Experience in El Yunque with Local

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

From $68.00

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


Spend hours surrounded by lush forests and clear waters on this half-day excursion to the Fajardo River in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rain Forest. Make your own way to the trailhead and then take a short hike to reach the river where you can spend time swimming in natural pools and waterfalls. After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a traditional, Puerto Rican lunch from a small restaurant.
  • Swim under refreshing waterfalls and in natural pools
  • Tuck into a traditional Puerto Rican lunch
  • A great tour for groups and families
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a small group tour

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Transportation
  • Parking Fees

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • CVS Pharmacy y más
    Carr.Pr 3 Km.48.9, Fajardo, PR 00738, Puerto Rico

    You will meet the guide then follow him/her to the start point. Please note that you need YOUR OWN CAR. Uber/cabs **WILL NOT** take you or pick you up from the location. **** Depending on the season this tour might start before the scheduled time to avoid arriving at the river when it's crowded.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must be able to climb through rocks and walk uneven path
  • For this experience, guests must have their own transportation.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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9 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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We Loved IT!!!!!!
Julia_S, Dec 2022
We had a great time at El Yunque with our tour guide Papi Chulo. I was there with my 3 kids and he made even the most scary and difficult parts of the hike fun and enjoyable! Thank you for a great experience! Julia Samersova
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your great review! Your Papi Chulo guide aka Harrold is a super star. Come back soon for another fun adventure!
Best hike ever!
Ankush_M, Apr 2022
Karta was our tour guide. She made sure that me and my 11 year old son enjoyed the hike. We are not experienced hikers so we truly appreciated the personalized nature of this tour. She literally instructed us on where to put our next foot! Katya made it easy for us! She has a lot of knowledge of the rainforest. After the tour she took us to luquillo for a nice Puerto ricin lunch.
A Unique Amazing Experience
Joshua_H, Mar 2022
This was an amazing trip and we had a great time with our guide Rafael. He was very knowledgeable and engaging all day and took extra time to always ensure my 8-year-old was able to participate. The hike was challenging in a couple of places but we all made it fine and got to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest and the fun of the slides and water. He suggested an earlier start to beat the crowds and we’re glad we agreed, as it did get crowded with a later start. The spot is beautiful but definitely be prepared to get muddy and wet.
Really beautiful.
Marco_M, Aug 2021
The trail was great. The guide took us in through one route and out through another until it met through the same path again. The fruit was a nice touch. I really liked that we had a really small group made thing go smoother. He made an effort to make sure we enjoyed all the spots with less guides at the time we arrived. The only complaint is that my BF lost his glasses he forgot to hold them when going down the natural slide. Towards the end the tour guide said well I told you guys to travel light. He can’t see from far away only sees blurry figures. The only way he wouldn’t have lost his glasses is if he had left it in the back pack like he did before every other jump we did.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hi there! I am so sorry to hear that your boyfriend lost his glasses. We have asked other tour guides to be in the look out for your boyfriend's glasses. If we find it, we will be sure to contact you!
Fun Deceptive Tour
Dustin_R, Jul 2021
The tour was great, our tour guide Vannessa was great. Description of the tour was misleading. Was told of hiking and playing in the river. Sounded like a casual hike but it was quite challenging.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Dustin! We will be in touch to clarify what part of the description you thought was misleading, this is not our goal and we will certainly make changes to description if we deem necessary. However, we do want to point out a couple things already listed in the description. 1) Must be able to climb through rocks and walk uneven path. 2) Activity level - Moderate 3) You should not participate in this activity if: you are pregnant, have back and knee problems. Thank you for your feedback!
Physically engaging and fun experience that will be remembered for a lifetime
Laine_K, Jun 2021
Vanessa is an excellent guide who made this an amazing experience for young and old. With group member ages ranging from 13-66, Vanessa's attention to detail to make the activities relevant, fun, and safe for all participants was commendable. From leading a sometimes challenging climb up slippery rocks to offering alternative paths to match member's physical capabilities, Vanessa always did so with a smile and a helping hand. Her help in carrying backpacks and life preservers and photographing and video taping participants with their cameras was a big help. I cannot say enough for Vanessa's role in making this the most enjoyable of the several activities we did on this Puerto Rico Vacation.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Laine, Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you have enjoyed your time with Vanessa and this tour was a memorable one! Come back and tour with us again soon!
The best!
Lisa_L, Jun 2021
Rafael was AMAZING! His assistant was equally amazing! They were fun and knowledgeable and sooo helpful! Some parts of the hike were pretty tough for some of us but they were patient and encouraging and helped us get through it.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Lisa! We are so glad that you had a great experience with Rafael and Xiomara. Thank you for choosing Bestours! =)