San Juan

Arenales Caves, River and Waterfall Plus Hidden Spring Full Day Adventure in PR

San Juan, Caribbean
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From $140.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend an adventurous day exploring rivers and caves with this small-group tour of the Arenales Caves. You'll hike through rivers, visit an underground cave, and get the chance to do some swimming. You'll finish off your day of adventure with a hike to a small hidden spring before returning to your hotel.
  • Group sizes limited to 13 participants for an intimate experience
  • Life jackets and bottled water will be provided
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip transfers from select hotels are included

What's Included

  • Life Vests if requested
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Parking Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

Pick-up only on selected hotels from the San Juan touristic areas of Condado, Miramar, Old San Juan and Isla Verde. Old San Juan guests will be picked up only at "Plaza Colón" (Colón Square). Pick-up starts at 7:30am

What To Expect

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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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 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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Featured review
It is great family adventure. My teenage daughter loved it. It involves climbing and swimming. Yamile is great tour guide, she keeps everyone involved and make it personal for everybody in the group. She is very knowledgeable about Puerto Rico history and culture and can answer any of your questions. Highly recommend this tour if you are planning your vacation to Puerto Rico.


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Great Adventure!
sg74rjh9cc, May 2023
The trip was perfectly timed, exhausting but rewarding, definitely one of my favorite experiences in Puerto Rico and Yamile was the perfect guide!
Highlight of Our PR Trip
Rebecca_H, May 2023
In all my travel this trip was stood out as unique and so carefully curated by Yamile to deliver an exceptional and authentic experience. We caught the van (which was new and pristine) in Old San Juan with the other 4 couples. Yamile was so welcoming and knowledgeable, with an infectious energy that filled the day with joy. We felt like we were a part of her family because it was clear that she thought about every detail of the day personally and with care. She mentioned going into the caves the day before to clear out debris from the recent storm so we would have a clear path through. She also knew where all the potential hidden underwater rocks and other hazards were-pointing them out to us so we could avoid them. As others mentioned- this is a physical tour and not for the faint of heart. We hiked and swam all day, sometimes scaling along narrow rocks and trails. It was exceptionally beautiful with blue-green water, waterfalls, jungle surroundings, and we saw not another soul beyond our group. Yamile pointed out and explained fossils and unusual plants, and shoed us the effects of the storms on the landscape. Almost everyone did the jumps from various rocks into the rivers, which were chilly but not freezing. The water temperature was perfect for a hot day in April- and the areas we went to were shaded all day. Not sure if this was only April, but there were no bugs/mosquitos. The recommendation to wear biking shorts or leggings with a long sleeve swim shirt were spot on- for warmth and protection in the water and while climbing. You definitely don't need hats or sunglasses. A waterproof cell phone pouch with a lanyard or crossbody strap is essential. Lunch was a cool local eatery with a counter where you can choose from many different offerings- most sold by weight. I created a tasting plate because I couldn't choose. If you go to the same place, make sure to get the small cup of cheese flan. Best I have ever tasted. I cannot thank Yamile enough for the memories we have form this amazing day.
Great experience!
Lexi_B, May 2023
My friends & I had so much fun doing this excursion. It was super hot out so that was a plus but we enjoyed every minute of it. Definitely recommend!
Challenging but fun
Kelli_A, May 2023
Our guide was terrific and we enjoyed the excursion immensely. Be aware that you must be in pretty good shape. The tour itself was difficult but fun, HOWEVER, at the end you have to walk up a VERY long and VERY steep hill. I was fine until that hill and ended up with a really bad case of heat exhaustion. It sucked. I've never had that happen before but our guide was very sweet and let me lie down in the van with the AC running. Up until that point, we loved it!
Arenales Adventure
Jose_R, Apr 2023
Yamile was our tour guide and she was amazing! She make the journey so much fun! We would do this tour again in a heartbeat! Don’t hesitate to book!
Beautiful experience
chawaux, Apr 2023
Yamile was an amazing tour guide! She was very knowledgeable, funny, and made sure everyone was comfortable and safe. We all had smiles on our faces the whole time. Thank you Yamile for the amazing and beautiful experience!
A must do adventure!
Jessie_D, Apr 2023
I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for an adventure off the beaten path. Swimming through the caves and waterfalls was definitely a highlight of our trip. Make sure you are physically prepared to do some climbing and have sturdy water shoes before you go.
Don’t miss this!
Rebecca_D, Apr 2023
I did many tours in Puerto Rico and this one was by far the most immersive experience you will get! From beginning to end it was FANTASTIC
Arenales Caves: Incredible!
miles_c, Apr 2023
Such a fantastic and fascinating time. I felt intoxicated by the beautiful nature Yamile shared with us. Each part was better than the last and also the lunch spot midway is unforgettable! I could write a whole review separately regarding Yamile and her stellar personality, such a calming spirit that feels warmly familiar.
Breathtaking sights and activities
Emanuel_V, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Yamile was the best guide we could ask for. Physical activity can be moderate and one should be in decent health but so worth every second. Not a dull moment and everything was so scenic and beautiful. Too many amazing pictures to post.
Very friendly host. Good...
Nathalie_M, Mar 2023
Very friendly host. Good communication, rapid reply. Beautiful scenerie, a lot of Fun, a lot information.
Great experience!
Claudia_R, Mar 2023
One of the best experiences I have ever done! Beautiful scenery, expert guide, very fun! Yamile was engaged, knowledgeable, and very caring. I would recommend this to anyone!
Beautiful caves
Chad_F, Mar 2023
Beautiful part of Puerto Rico! Yamile the tour guide was excellent, taught us lots about the island. Thank you for a great experience!
Beautiful and unique tour
Rachel_S, Feb 2023
This is an amazing trip with an excellent tour guide. I highly recommend this for the beautiful views. We brought our kids, ages 12 and 15, and they also loved this adventure. It is a very unique experience and Yamile (the guide) is extremely knowledgeable. She also took over 100 photos and videos of everyone in the group and shared them with all of us.
Do not hesistate!!! Book It!!
Melissa_R, Feb 2023
We had the most amazing time on this adventure. It was a little challenging in parts, but nothing too crazy. The scenery was amazing and beautiful. Yamille is an amazing guide and person! She really took her time to make sure everyone had a great time. She went above and beyond. She took photos of all of us and made sure we got it at the end of the tour. Yamille even helped me make plans with another company for the next day because the tour I booked was abruptly cancelled. This had nothing to do with her, yet she wanted to make sure we enjoyed our time in PR. I would not hesitate to book with this company again because of Yamille's dedication and kindness.
100% Recommended tour
Yuhan_S, Feb 2023
Great tour, great tour guide, great weather, great experience. It was a very advantageous day. Beautiful view
Tammy_B, Feb 2023
What an amazing time!! This tour is so amazing, relaxing and beautiful. Yamile is an exceptionally good host and was so knowledgeable about the whole experience. She was able to tell us so much history of the caves and how they were formed. Yamile definitely went above and beyond to help everyone in the group as well as answer all the questions folks had. I will definitely be taking this tour again next time in Puerto Rico, a MUST DO!!!!!
Yamile was a wealth of...
Christie_M, Feb 2023
Yamile was a wealth of knowledge and personality and the caves were an amazing experience. Unique and fun adventure!
Loved the caves!
Lanette_C, Feb 2023
This was an amazing experience! The group was limited and small. Our guide Yamile was the best. She was super informative and kept us all laughing. She made arrangements for us to park with our rental car. She bent over backwards to make sure everyone had a good time. You can take your phone in a waterproof case, which I did, but I would not do it again. Yamile took photos and videos of the group all day and then air dropped them to us at the end of the trip. Keep your hands free and let her take the photos! I would give 10 stars. Book this trip!!
Kevin_G, Jan 2023
Are your guide was amazing. So much to see and just to learn about everything was great. Are group that we want with was great. Would definitely recommend doing this.
Great Adventure
Warren_T, Jan 2023
Wonderful experience. Yamila is awesome. Would recommend to anyone wanting a little more authentic excursion.
Lifechanging wonder!
Amanda_P, Jan 2023
The Arenales Caves tour with the Puerto Rico as a Local company was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The caves, rivers, rainforest, and waterfalls were breathtaking, and the whole day was truly a wonder. Our tour guide Yamile was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, funny, warm, and patient, and she made the whole experience so much fun. It would be worth traveling to Puerto Rico solely for this tour, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Great Cave Exploration
Yana_K, Jan 2023
Yamile was an amazing tour guide: patient, professional, informative, knowledgeable and supportive the entire trip! My college age daughter and I are so grateful for today! Highly highly highly recommend this tour!
Incredible Experience
Lauren_M, Jan 2023
We had an amazing experience! It was adventurous, beautiful and a once in a lifetime experience. It gives you a different perspective on all the beautiful nature the island has to offer. Camille was incredible, the best tour guide we had on our trip to Puerto Rico. The lunch spot had some of the best food we tried in Puerto Rico.
Awesome experience exploring nature
Gopal_S, Dec 2022
Amazing tour, we are so happy we did this tour. Yamile is an excellent tour guide full of information, fun and personality. The tour is a little challenging so make sure you have good water shoes and are comfortable swimming in deep waters with your life vest. Highly highly recommend if you are going to be in Puerto Rico and do it with Yamile.
Day trip through rivers and caves
Kathryn_M, Dec 2022
This was a very enjoyable experience of beautiful San Juan away from the beaches. You have some very intense walking through difficult passages but well worth it when you get there. Yamile is an excellent host and you will love this trip should you decide to take it!
Fantastic experience
Heather_B, Dec 2022
The caves are all different and quite beautiful. It was fun swimming and jumping into the water. Our guide Yamile was one of the best guides and drivers.
Incredible and memorable experience
RuslanTazhigulov, Dec 2022
Incredible and such a memorable experience! It was my third trip to Puerto Rico, but I have never done anything like this before. Make sure that you are physically up for it, and be prepared to swim for a couple hours in the beautiful caves (water shoes are highly preferred!). Yamile is a very passionate and knowledgable guide. Highly recommend!
Awesome adventure!
Tristan_M, Sep 2022
We had a wonderful time and Yamile was a wonderful host and took over 400 photos of our small group. It was a great trip and I'll definitely keep in touch with her for future adventures. GET HARD SOLED WATER SHOES! :)
jenna_g, Sep 2022
We had such an amazing time our tour guide was so friendly and she really made sure we were all safe and having a great time. I’ve been to Puerto Rico before but never on a trip like this one it was amazing

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