San Juan

El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSan Juan, Caribbean

From $115.00

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


Get back to nature in Puerto Rico thanks to this guided exploration of the El Yunque National Forest. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of this rainforest paradise as you 'stop to smell the flowers’ (the park has over 240 native species), visit the picturesque ‘La Coca’ Falls, and enjoy the views from Yokahú Tower. Park entrance fees are also included.
  • Explore Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest on a guided tour
  • Admire exotic plant life like wildflowers, tree orchids, giant ferns and wild ginger
  • Marvel at the beauty of La Coca Falls as it plunges into a shallow pool below
  • Learn about the rainforest ecosystem from the educational displays at El Portal Visitor Center
  • Take in the great views of Puerto Rico from on top of Yokahú Tower
  • Great way to escape the city to see a more natural side of Puerto Rico

What's Included

  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off in selected areas of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde locations and touristic zones)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Live narration in English
  • Bottled Water and light snacks
  • First aid equipment
  • Gratuities
  • This tour does not include a stop for lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

Complimentary pick up only in selected areas of San Juan: Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Miramar, Ocean Park and Calle Loiza. Meeting point available in Rio Grande. Exact pick up time will be provided the day prior to the tour.

What To Expect

Receive an included pickup in the morning from your San Juan hotel, after which you’ll transfer by air-conditioned bus or van through a number of local Puerto Rican towns heading to El Yunque, one of the oldest forest reserves in the Western Hemisphere.

You’ll continue into the rainforest, heading to the first trailhead to take your first guided nature walk. As you wander along the trail, your guide will introduce you to the exotic varieties of flowers and the fresh ginger that grow alongside your route. You’ll also learn about the reserve’s significance to the local Taino Indians, who have long considered the area as sacred.

Continue to the reserve’s El Portal Visitor Center, where you’ll have time to explore the exhibits including an elevated forest walkway, walking trails, and educational displays as you learn more about this unique ecosystem. Leave the visitor center behind and head to La Coca Falls, an 85-foot (26-meter) cascade that plunges down a series of rock formations into a shallow pool.

Then head to Yokahú Tower, a 69-foot (21-meter) tall tower offering unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside, plus a range of lush plant life like wild flowers, giant ferns, tropical hardwoods, and tree orchids growing nearby. After your stop at the tower, you’ll receive a transfer back to your San Juan hotel.

El Portal Visitor Center - El Yunque National Forest

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Catarata La Coca

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: contact phone number or email, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A minimum of 8 persons is required for the tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. This activity operates on limited days a week.
  • The duration of transfers from San Juan to the Forest is 1 hour each way approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. Estimate activity duration includes driving time.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Have a good breakfast before departing, as this tour does not include stop to eat.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Children 0-6 years must use car seats in order to participate on tour (can be provided complimentary if requested with anticipation, and is subject to availability).
  • Children must have purchased ticket regardless the age.
  • Travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation like passport, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case. Bespoke Lifestyle Management will not be responsible for lost or stolen belongings. No luggage allowed on the buses.
  • Please be ready at confirmed location 5-10 minutes prior to the confirmed time, bus will only wait 5 minutes per pick up stop.
  • The El Yunque National Forest Half Day tour is led by Bespoke Lifestyle Management, who operates under special use permit 4024-03 on the El Yunque National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bespoke LM Reserves the Right of Admission - If a person appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or not following instructions the Guide has the right to Cancel their reservation at any moment, and No Refunds will be issued due to this.
  • Published starting time is only an estimate. Exact pick up time will be provided the DAY PRIOR to your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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

Other stops along the way were beautiful waterfalls (wear hiking shoes if you want to climb the waterfall), the Yokahu Tower which is an easy climb for a beautiful view of the island.
For those who want a sustained walking trek, this may not be the best tour.
233 reviews
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El Yunque
Evelyn_A, Mar 2023
I really loved the history lesson from the driver Frankie. It made visiting the Rainforest more interesting and enjoyable.
Jen_K, Mar 2023
Learned so much about the island on the bus ride and enjoyed visiting the rain forest. It’s a must do when visiting the island.
Beautiful Nature...
Izedin_T, Mar 2023
Beautiful Nature Driver courtesy Customer Service Availability to find a nice excursion Web site easy navigation
A taste of the rainforest
LAURA_P, Mar 2023
If you want just a taste of the rain forest, with no hiking and no water activities (apart from a short stop by a river) this tour is a good choice. The driver and guide Frankie was very friendly and taught us much about both the rain forest and Portorico.
Must do in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷
Tina_C, Feb 2023
Pictured is our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and enjoyed his insights. Wonderful sights and views. The van wasn’t wonderful.
A very enjoyable tour of El Yunque!!
Daniel_M, Feb 2023
Our guide - Frankie - did a super outstanding job. From the minute he picked us up he was energetic, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. The drive from San Juan to El Yunque was about 45 minutes, and he gave us info about the Park and Puerto Rico all the way to the visitor center, and then led us on a very interesting walk from the parking area to the visitor center itself. He then took us on a Very nice tour of El Yunque , all of the time continuing his talks about the Park. We would definitely take this tour again - especially if Frankie was our guide!!!
A Great Tour to the Rainforest!
Norma_T, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was Frankie. He was among the best tour guides ever! He was extremely knowledgeable about the rainforest and the natural and cultural history of the island. This tour is not to be missed
Our guide, Frankie, was...
Don_M, Feb 2023
Our guide, Frankie, was tremendous pointing out aspects of the tour that we would have overlooked if we had done this on or own.
A nice trip to the forest.
Michael_W, Feb 2023
My wife and I enjoyed the tour. Frankie our guide was very informative. The tour is not strenuous if that is what you are looking for. We got to see the forest, went to a tower to get a great view of the island and stopped at a spot to walk among the rocks and dip our feet into the cool water.
Good guide but not enough hiking
Billy_N, Feb 2023
Frankie the guide is very funny and informative but the hike is too short. Would be great if it has a couple of more trails
We had fun
Eric_W, Feb 2023
Our guide. He was funny and informative. He’s like the park, a true national treasure. February is an excellent month to visit.
Amazing LUK national park tour, guided by Frankie!
Jerry_C, Feb 2023
The sights were amazing! It helped that the weather was fantastic! Our guide Frankie was one of most knowledgeable people that I know and was well equipped for explaining in detail everything that we saw. I would go on this trip again and again!
Amazing rainforest trip
Wayne_G, Jan 2023
Frankie, our tour guide, was amazing. The rainforest was unbelievable. We had a great time and would highly recommend it!!
Rainforest Tour
ybnrmal, Jan 2023
I loved all the different types of plants and flowers. Were every you looked there was something different growing that I never saw before. Our guide Frankie was extremely knowledgeable and personable.
Rain Forest a great trip
David_D, Jan 2023
A great tour of an interesting area. We enjoyed the rain forest trip with a very good guide, Francisco.
Wonderful tour with very knowledgeable guide
Madhura_N, Dec 2022
Throughly enjoyed the tour. Frankie, our guide was wonderful and kept the tour interesting. Beautiful rain forest , wish we could see more if it thought .
Awesome experience and great tour guide
Jieling_W, Dec 2022
our tour guide Francisco is so nice! He did a great job telling us the history of Puerto Rico and the rainforest. Besides, he is super friendly and professional. Definitely a 5 star for him. Would recommend everyone to book the rainforest tour with this company!
Book this tour!
Cecelia_P, Dec 2022
Frankie was our guide for this tour and it was something really amazing! His knowledge, humor, and love for El Yunque made this a great experience. We saw some beautiful sights but most meaningful to us was acquiring so much knowledge about Puerto Rico’s valued history. Would recommend this tour to everyone who’s up for an adventure and curious to learn - it was the best way to start off our vacation!
I loved our rain forest family
Kathy_P, Dec 2022
What a delightful day with our charming guide Frankie. It was an easy and convenient pick up. We learned so much from Frankie’s knowledge and enthusiasm about nature. The group got along great and it made for a fun day. The views were incredible and it was invigorating to take a dip in the springs. Recommend to anyone wanting a taste of forest.
Great half day tour w Frankie!
Yumnah_T, Nov 2022
Frankie was an awesome tour guide! His knowledge makes you appreciate nature and the natural ecosystem so much more. This is not a tiring or grueling tour/hike at all. Very leisurely. You have the option to climb rocks to get to a waterfall and swim at the end.