San Juan

Private Full-Day Secret Hiking Tour to El Yunque Waterfalls

San Juan, Caribbean
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From $680.00

per group (up to 6)

$800.00 Save $120.00

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


Marvel at Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest—the only US-administered tropical rainforest—and immerse yourself in the lush scenery on this private, full-day trip from San Juan. In the morning, set off directly from your hotel and head into nature. You’ll go on several accessible hikes in the forest, can paddle in the Las Tinajas swimming holes and waterfalls, will discover a natural waterslide in the middle of the jungle, and more.
  • Trade the city’s bustle for a day out in a thriving tropical rainforest
  • Have free time to admire waterfalls, go cliff-jumping, and swim in nature
  • End your day with a visit to a local independent restaurant (own expense)
  • This private tour offers the most personal, flexible way to explore

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

Depending on the season and to make sure you enjoy the wonders of El Yunque the best way, this tour might start before the scheduled time to avoid arriving at the river when it's crowded. We ask that you please wait outside of your accommodation.

What To Expect

El Yunque National Forest

5 hours Admission Ticket Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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9 reviews
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Avoid the crowds with Rafael and enjoy the beauty!
Meridith_S, Dec 2021
Our guide Rafael was fantastic - really knowledgeable and kind. This part of El Yunque is insanely crowded, but he was able to take us on a route where we felt like we were really alone for most of it. It required a lot of climbing over rocks and walking through the river, so you need a certain level of fitness. Great experience, one of the best guides we’ve ever had while traveling.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed the tour with Rafael.
Private Hidden Waterfall
Cindy_M, Jun 2021
Our guide, Rapheal, was great. He was friendly and informative and did his best to ensure that we had a great time! My only complaint is that after the 4 of us spent $450/couple for a private tour that we would have been taken to an area that was also more private! We had to be around 100’s of young adults playing rap music etc which wasn’t enjoyable. We did get to go ahead of the masses to jump off the rocks into the water, and had a fruit snack but the crowds at this waterfall were ridiculous!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Dear Cindy, We are saddened to have received only 3 stars after proving you a great tour. As it was explained to you, we prefer taking our guests to the river earlier to avoid the larger crowds of tourists or even locals. However, by your request we started the tour a bit later in the morning. It was also explained to you that by what we offer in our private tours is the ability of you having a dedicated guide for your group only, instead of being part of a group of 14+ people. As far as the crowds at the river we have no control over that, however, like mentioned above we can control departure time, safety of our guests and the quality of service we provide. We hope those things in consideration in book with us again in the future!
Absolutely incredible, best day of my trip!
Sarah_H, Jun 2021
This tour was amazing! Rafael was our tour guide, and he created such a safe and fun adventure for the five people in my group. Be ready to jump out of your comfort zone on the natural water slides and especially the cliff jumping spots. This tour is a hidden gem that is completely worth the money. I say, without any hesitation, book it now!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Hi Sarah! We are so glad the tour was a success and your group loved it! Thank you for choosing us to make your vacation a memorable one!
Worth every penny!
Vera_T, Apr 2021
At first I was bummed because I procrastinated and didn’t book any tours ahead of time. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise! I’m SO happy that all the group tours were booked or I don’t think we would have paid for the private tour. It ended up being an incredible experience. Tour guide Francisco was knowledgeable and just super chill. He is an earthy dude, very passionate and protective of the forest and nature in general. Love him!! Having a small group allowed us to maneuver past the slower, larger groups, and go at our own pace. Tour guide took all our photos so we didn’t even need to use our phones. Water slides, cliff jumps, rope swings, waterfalls, beautiful scenery... it’s the perfect adventure. I don’t think I’ll ever book a group tour after this experience. 100% recommend!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hola Vera! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our tour and most importantly learned about our beloved rainforest with Francisco!
Don’t hesitate. Book it!
Jon_P, Apr 2021
Had a great time with our guide Rafael. Very knowledgeable and engaging all day. He suggested an earlier start to beat the crowds and we’re glad we agreed. The spot was beautiful and definitely muddy. The hike was challenging in a couple of places but we all made it fine. If afraid of mud or sweat then maybe not the trip for you but we lived it. Great memories made. Would highly recommend. And the lunch at the end was also very delicious!

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