Puerto Rico

Meet your Guide for Waterfall Short Hike Adventure in Tinajas

Badge of ExcellenceLuquillo, Puerto Rico

From $55.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Venture into the El Yunque Rain Forest for a small-group hike to the Tinajas Waterfall. Meet your guide, with your own car, at the trailhead, then walk along the trail and get a closer look at the flora and fauna, learning about various species from your guide. Once you reach the waterfall, swim in the natural pools and slide down rock waterslides before heading to Luquillo Beach for lunch.
  • Search for waterfalls in the lush rain forests of Puerto Rico
  • Spend the day hiking, swimming, sliding, and sunbathing
  • This tour is suitable for travelers of all ages
  • A smaller group means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Life Jacket
  • Tips
  • Transportation
  • Parking Fees

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

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

    Guests will enjoy a beach front lunch at a restaurant of your choice at Luquillo Beach or a local mom and pop cuisine.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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

It’s still a bit of a challenge for the kiddos (ages 4-8) but with a little help totally doable.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants an amazing experience and fun time.
35 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Lot of fun in the waterfalls
Jean_P, Mar 2023
We had a great time with Rafael, he was very patient and a competent guide! Had a lot of fun and recommend him. Gave us a good tip for a restaurant afterwards :-)
Great trip with a superb guide
Jessica_B, Mar 2023
Amazing tour. Our tour guide Raphael was the absolute best. He was so knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend.
Best hike and travel guide ever!!
Kelly_A, Feb 2023
We had such an amazing experience and the best ever travel guide. Rafael is amazing! The trail is crazy muddy (so do not bring any clothing you love, they will get dirty). We felt safe throughout the experience because of Rafaels guidance and helping hand to get us up some crazy rocks. We got to jump into the water off some tall rocks, experience rock water slides, do a rope swing into the water, swim under a waterfall and learn about the history of Puerto Rico while doing it. Rafael took amazing photos along the way so that we could just focus on having fun! Highly recommend this tour! A tip to share: don’t bring your phone or sunglasses as you will need to hide them in places when you’re swimming and it’s kind of a hassle. Wear tennis shoes that you don’t care about getting dirty.
Great way to learn about the island
Hilda_D, Jun 2022
The hike itself and our guide was very knowledgeable about all the vegetation along the trail. It was a beautiful day!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are glad you had a great time! Come back and tour with us again!
Fantastic family adventure
Angie_s, Jun 2022
Ian was a great guide for this fantastic adventure! Definitely a challenging hike with lots of climbing. We had an amazing time! Would definitely recommend.
Book this tour now!
Cynara_M, Jun 2022
Ian was an amazing tour guide, we honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience! I traveled with a group of 5 friends and this was our first time visiting El Yunque. We got a little lost trying to find the meetup point and Ian remained patient while he guided us to CVS. Once our tour started, Ian was a wealth of knowledge, sharing with us about the rainforest habitat, the history of the island and making sure that we felt comfortable at all times. Parts of this hike were pretty strenuous and required elements of rock climbing to get to the water slide. Our group was made up of people with different activity levels, but we all made it through thanks to Ian's assistance. (*Pro Tip: Myself and two other friends did both the hike and swim in swim shoes with a decent grip at the bottom, and this seemed to work better than our friends that wore sneakers..the trail is muddy and slippery!*) This tour was the highlight of my birthday trip to Puerto Rico and I would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat!
Amazing guide
Angeline_N, May 2022
Guillermo was the best guide! We had pretty much a private tour and we made the most of it. We were able to get there early & beat the crowds-worth it to get up early!
El Yunque Waterfall Slides
James_H, Apr 2022
We had a great time hiking and sliding down waterfalls with Senor Ian! He was a great communicator and a very informative guide.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi!! We will sure to let Señor Ian that you left him a shout out! Thank you for choosing us! =)
Whole family enjoyed it....
Grace_T, Apr 2022
Whole family enjoyed it. My daughter wrote everything down afterward because she didn't want to forget anything we did/saw. Ian was great.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Awn! That is so sweet! Just in case she forgets, you can always come back! =)
Total scam from the guide’s side
Alex_A, Mar 2022
We’ve reserved a tour for 3 people for 9 am. After we had arrived at departure location I got notified that group had already left. The time of the trip was changed from 9 am to 8 am for less than 24 hours period and I’ve never got notified about any changes in my trip. I’ve been told that the guide tried to call me, but the number I used during reserving a trip was wrong. Which still brings a question- why no one contacted me via email, which was used during the reservation as well. After I’ve asked for the refund for trip I’ve never attended, I’ve been told by guide that I can’t get any refund! Completely unprofessional service! Be careful with booking any trip though Viator or with the guide itself. Super disappointed and would never recommend to nobody!!!!
Memorable day hiking!
Angela_D, Feb 2022
Guillermo or “Gui” as we called him was a fantastic guide. He was very patient and knowledgeable as well as attentive to all our of our needs. I’d highly recommend this tour.
It was a great hike and...
Kevin_C, Feb 2022
It was a great hike and the guide was excellent. He was great with the kids and taught us a lot about the rainforest and it’s plants.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to taking you on another fun adventure!
Watching our eldest...
ed_f, Jan 2022
Watching our eldest overcome her.fear of heights and jump into the waterfall pool Should be described more of a swimming event vs hile event
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope you come visit us again for another adventure!
El Yunque tour
Rafael_M, Nov 2021
Alex was a great tour guide. He was very informative & a really cool person all around. The scenery was beautiful & the water was refreshing. I would recommend it to anyone!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for your great feedback! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time with Alex!
Unforgettable experience
Viktoria_B, Aug 2021
Our guide was excellent! We got lucky enough to be able to personalize our tour. Fruits provided were a sweet touch. The waterfall and scenery was amazing. The swim was refreshing. Hike gets a bit muddy but well worth it. One of my favorite adventures! 10/10 recommend!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Yay!!! We are so glad to hear that it's one of your favorite adventures! Come visit us for another adventure!
Best trip ever!!!
Erick_F, Jul 2021
Malcom helps us carry my 5 yrs son almost the whole way. I was so thankful for his help! That means a lot cuz it allowed us to enjoy the trip to the fullest.
Great Memories
Jerry-W, Jul 2021
This was the highlight of the trip for me. Ian was an AMAZING guide and I loved the fact that we were a small group of 8. He showed us things, didn’t rush us, didn’t push us, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable!! I would highly recommend if you are looking for a rain forest guide get Ian as he is the best in our opinion!! Thank you Ian for an amazing day!!
Loved the Family friendly tour!
Daniella_O, Jul 2021
Vanessa was amazing. Super helpful with my family (3 kids and 2 elderly adults) and knowledgeable. We all had an amazing time and loved the adventure. If you’re looking for a family friendly tour this is it! It’s still a bit of a challenge for the kiddos (ages 4-8) but with a little help totally doable. Would definitely recommend this tour and her as a guide!
Once in a lifetime experience
Eddy_C, Jul 2021
Went with my brother and daughter (10 year old). Ian and Vanessa were awesome tour guides, were very knowledgeable about the local vegetation and the history of Puerto Rico and would stop to tell stories along the way. Ian and Vanessa were very helpful too, often offering a hand and making sure no one fell behind. One of them would lead in the front the other would go at the very end. The water slide, cliff jump and rope swing were all super fun my daughter said this was the highlight of her Puerto Rico trip and that she was so happy we woke up early for this. We got there early, so lines were very reasonable, would recommend an early tour as path fills up throughout the day. Would say that this tour could potentially be tough for the elderly or for people who experience knee pains since there were some parts that were difficult to climb. My 70 year old parents were supposed to come but couldn’t make it, glad they didn’t because this would’ve been a really tough hike for them.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Eddy! Thank you for the great review! We are working in providing a river experience for those who can't really endure a moderate hike. Stay tuned so you can bring your parents! =)
The best time!!
Jennifer_M, Jun 2021
Me, my husband and our 2 kids (9 and 16) took this tour and had the best experience ever. Our guide was Jose and his assistant Malcom and we could not have asked for a better pair. We are very unexperienced hikers and from the very start of the hike they were extremely helpful. Malcom helped me through everything and they both were so encouraging. There were a few parts of the hike that were very challenging and with their help we got through them. At the end my husband could not get down this one part and Jose had Malcom take him an easier route to make him more comfortable. We really experienced a true hike through the rainforest and the destination was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants an amazing experience and fun time. I would also recommend Jose and Malcom, they were the best!!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Jennifer! Thank you for choosing us! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour! Visit us again soon!