San Juan

El Yunque Rainforest Hike

San Juan, Puerto Rico

From $79.00

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


The El Yunque National Forest lies just east of San Juan, but can be tricky to reach without a rental car. This tour provides a hassle-free alternative: taking you hiking along rainforest trails and up El Yunque mountain with a guide for safety and navigation. Absorb the tropical greenery, watch for wildlife, visit the Yokahu Tower and La Coca Falls; and hike by a river before an optional swim.
  • Rainforest hike in the El Yunque National Forest from San Juan
  • Access the forest with ease and explore its trails in safety, with a guide
  • Climb El Yunque’s lush slopes, see a waterfall, and hike and swim at a river
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from San Juan, Isla Verde, or Condado

What's Included

  • Skip The Line ( USDA Rainforest Entrance Tickets Included )
  • 14 Passenger A/C Van
  • Tours2 PR operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service
  • El Yunque National Forest Permit number YNF-22002
  • Bottled water
  • Food Not Included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Plaza Colón
    Plaza Colón, San Juan, 00916, Puerto Rico

    Columbus Square, Old San Juan Next to the fruit shake stand Black Van

Start time

12:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

El Yunque National Forest

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 14 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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Variety of activities along the hike - swimming, the tower and waterfalls. Our tour guide Harry was the best! Very knowledgeable and accommodating to our group.


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Great tour and guide
Brett_F, May 2023
We had a day to kill and wanted to see some of what Puerto Rico has to offer outside of San Juan. This trip was perfect. The guide was very knowledgable and personable. The rainforest was beautiful and fascinating, and we loved the hike up the mountain to the observation tower. It was a highlight from my vacation.
Variety of activities...
Karan_C, May 2023
Variety of activities along the hike - swimming, the tower and waterfalls. Our tour guide Harry was the best! Very knowledgeable and accommodating to our group.
Harry was a great guide...
Amy_D, Apr 2023
Harry was a great guide and the rainforest was beautiful. Make sure to wear good shoes for hiking. It is a rainforest and it will rain and you will get wet but it is super refreshing after hiking.
Great fun!
Kristen_J, Apr 2023
Really enjoyed this trip through the Rain forest! Our guide was knowledgeable and organized and took us to great spots within the forest. Highly recommend!
Hike and waterfall a bit underwhelming...
Ritu_G, Mar 2023
The best part of this was the fresh water river stop where we got to walk on rocks and into the river for a swim. The waterfall was a little underwhelming but it is the dry season. I would have preferred not stopping at the restaurants in the middle of the forest and being able to spend more time in nature. Also, was hoping the hike was a real hike (described as intermediate). It is not. At least there was an optional 2 min hike up rocks to see the waterfall more upclose. All that aside, Harry was a great guide and helped answer a lot of questions.
Super fun tour of El Yunque
Arlene_S, Mar 2023
Such a fun tour! David was both knowledgeable and friendly — I’d recommend to anyone looking for an easy way to see El Yunque.
Had a wonderful...
Sean_S, Mar 2023
Had a wonderful experience visiting the Forest and especially the trial. The driver was very informative.
Great experience
Usha_K, Mar 2023
Last minute booking and they accommodated us well. Tour guide was excellent and gave a lot of infomation
Deborah_V, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was excellent. The weather was nice. Our group was fun. Would highly recommend Unusual plants. Fun to swim.
A great visit to El Yunque with Harry!
Deborah_W, Feb 2023
We had a wonderful visit to El Yunque National Forest with Harry, our tour guide. He's knowledgeable and friendly, and we visited a waterfall, a tower, and the river where folks could wade or swim. The forest is amazing - even though workers are continuing to repair hurricane damage - and it is well worth the trip to see El Yunque!
Theresa_A, Feb 2023
Harry was our guide He was very accommodating to everyone’s needs was a great historian Would recommend Harry for your tours Learned so much thank you Harry 😊
Had a blast for my son's...
mona_f, Jan 2023
Had a blast for my son's first time in the rainforest. Wonderful for beginners and sightseeing. If you are an expert hiker this might not be your speed but it is an amazing time and HARRY is awesome and on POINT!
Worthwhile trip
Stacie_K, Dec 2022
The trip overall was very pleasant and interesting to learn the history of rain forest and expect rain so pack accordingly
Talking to the people on...
Evelyn_C, Dec 2022
Talking to the people on the van The tour guide was very nice but the trip is not worth the money at all you can do-it-yourself
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Evelyn glad you did the tour and enjoyed the Rainforest, anywhere you go all over the world you can do it by yourself, you choose a guide for a better experience , Rainforest is a bit difficult to get around and a lot of dangers if you don’t know your way around. Tours inside El Yunque National Rainforest range between $75 to $120 , our tour is $79 one of the most competitive prices that includes transportation and entrance tickets. You might find a cheaper price but they don’t go inside the National Rainforest.
Wonderful tour
Rimvida_O, Dec 2022
Beautiful nature, views, trails. Some of them still closed, unfortunately. Our guide was superb! Very courteous and knowledgable.

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