San Juan

Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest with Transportation

San Juan, Caribbean
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From $85.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Venture into the heart of Puerto Rico’s lush El Yunque rainforest during this small-group, half-day excursion from the San Juan area. Following morning pickup directly from your hotel, travel via air-conditioned vehicle into the forest, where you’ll go for a hike through the foliage, and learn more about the wildlife that calls El Yunque home. Next, swim in natural pool, go cliff-diving and rope-swinging if you dare, and admire the waterfalls.
  • This small-group tour offers a hands-on, personal way to travel
  • Round-trip transit from your hotel makes getting around simple
  • Go for a hike, swim in a natural pool, cliff-dive, and more
  • Admire the lush scenery of the only US-administered tropical rainforest

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • USCG certified lifejackets
  • Pick up from your place ! (within the San Juan area, Carolina, Rio Grande, Luquillo)
  • Professional guide
  • 2 $ (cash) Entrance fee

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We can pick you up from any place in San Juan area, and the selected areas on the road from San Juan to El Yunque : Carolina, Rio Grande, Luquillo. Note : We don't do pick up in Dorado, Humacao or Bayamon ... but you can meet us in San Juan, or directly in El yunque , and we take you from there. Please note : We don't accept infants less than 5 years old !

What To Expect

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
  • Infants less than 5 years old won't be accepted
  • Travelers should have a moderate 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.

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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend wearing water shoes as your sneakers will be fully submerged in water and get muddy.
you don’t hike as much as some other trips but you get picked up and dropped off which are huge bonuses considering taxi and Uber aren’t technically allowed there.
The hike can be a little intense and slippery but it was worth it.
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My favorite experience while visiting Puerto Rico!
Alissa_B, Mar 2023
My friends and I had an amazing time on this tour! Justice and Richard were very friendly and knowledgeable. I really appreciated how much Justice respected the history of the land and the people who resided there before colonization. The hike itself was beautiful, and getting to experience the natural springs, jumping off rocks, the waterslide, etc. was definitely THE highlight of my entire Puerto Rico trip.
Great Adventure!
YING_P, Mar 2023
Hiking on the slippery rocks is a challenge for me but I still had great time there because our guides Eliu and Rozarios are very helpful and informational. They took lots of videos and pictures for us. Definitely recommend!
Rain forest excursion
Lily_S, Mar 2023
My sister and I spent a week in Puerto Rico and this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The weather was beautiful and the hike was slippery, muddy, and so fun. We had a small group which was perfect because you got to know everybody and didn't get lost at all. The hike itself was super easy, besides the mud, and the majority of the trip was spent at the waterfalls. We got to cliff jump, rope swing, and slide down the rocks in a natural rock slide. Our guides were amazing and so informational. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
Amazing hike and even better tour guides
Hannah_G, Mar 2023
I had a great time on the hike. The tour guides were amazing and my partner and I really enjoyed the cliff jumping and rope swing!!!
Great guides! Great adventure!
Jennifer_L, Mar 2023
Amazing adventure! My tips/comments for those who look at reviews: hiking distance is not the challenge- hiking up steep slippery rocks is the challenge! You can choose to stay back through the truly challenging part. The guides do an amazing job of coaching and helping, but I suggest this hike only for those who are sure footed. Also, wear shoes with really good traction that you don’t care if they get wet and really dirty -because they will. The guides wear Keen (or similar style)sandals with socks. We wore water shoes with traction and they did work ok.
Sophie_L, Mar 2023
We booked this tour and it is advertised as 6 hours. It ended up being 3.5 hours round trip including transportation. In addition, the entry to El Yunque is only $2 / CAR, not per PERSON. The fact that they charged us $2 / person to get into the rain forest, then couldn't make change is a major scam. We only had a $20 bill, and we should have only paid $12 but they refused to also make change. Overall I requested a refund, and was only given 20% back when I should have gotten at least 50% due to the shortened tour. I understand the water was too dangerous to do the waterslide, but the hike could have been longer or we could have stayed at the cliff jumping longer. It was totally a scam.
Waste of time
Okan_E, Mar 2023
It was annoying to having to listen to loud latino music for an hour during the transportation from the port to rainforest. The guide could have educated us about Puerto Rico a little. It was time wasted. Additional $2 per person fee to enter the private parking was also inappropriate. They should have added to initial fee and not make us worry about collecting that cash at the last minute. Otherwise, guides were polite and attentive. Place is beautiful but not worth wasting all day.
A Puerto Rico Must-Have Experience
Jayme_J, Mar 2023
Our guides, Eliu and Richard were absolutely amazing! The hike was definitely slightly challenging with the muddy parts, but overall fine. The natural water slide, rope swing, and cliffs were out of this world. The guides take videos and pictures for you which was great. YOU NEED TO GO!
Small group and tons of fun
Sara_M, Mar 2023
Did this trip with my 10 year old daughter and our guide was Paul. Had an amazing time. Communication was easy before the trip to confirm pick up details. Our group was nice and small, 12 in the van. We passed some groups on the walk that were easily double that size. All of the activities were so fun and very doable for both myself and my daughter. Would highly recommend this excursion and company.
Not such of good experience
Annetta_G, Mar 2023
Before anything the only reason why im leaving this review is because there's always room for improvement and whatever happens you do not brake the group.Tour guide Justice walked super fast to the point she broke the group in 2 and leaving the tour guide Paul completely behind to the point where some of us felt bad of being left behind and didn't even go into the 2nd half of the tour. Then we realized she had used another way out of the forest. If something would of happen there was no way of communicating since there's no signal. She has to understand it's easy for them to go in and our since they do it on daily basis but there's beginners who won't have the same speed and could have an accident trying to rush to catch up to them. Otherwise the description shouldn't mention beginners to moderate. Nothing personal like I said at the beginning the purpose of the review it's so it can improve.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Annetta, thanks for giving room for improvement. As you rightly mentioned we have two tour guide for our small group of 12 people maximum, depending of the speed of the group, one tour guide is staying more with a group that enjoy more the forest and the history some who enjoy more the water activities. Paul the tour guide who stayed with you knows exactly what he is doing, and have been working in the company since a year now. He just stay with your group a little slower, which is totally fine, you had your own experience of the El yunque forest at you rhythm, when Justice the other tour guide took a faster group. That"s why we have two tour guide so everyone enjoy the El yunque experience at their own speed. Thank you
Great for children too
Gregory_S, Mar 2023
I brought my six-year-old on the hike. He needed a little help along the way, but loved every second of it.
Awesome day!
Janet_M, Mar 2023
We had the best day! Nathan and Enrique were outstanding tour guides. The communication ahead of the hike day was thorough and timely. They were informative and helped make the hike accessible to everyone. They have the perfect personalities for tour guides and were a big part of what made the day so much fun!
So fun!!
Debra_H, Mar 2023
Great time! Nathan and Enrique were great and extremely support ice. You do need to me in decent shape. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. If at all possible continue with the second portion of the trip. So worth it!
Paul and Enrique we awesome guides
Ernest_V, Mar 2023
Paul and Enrique we awesome guides and took great care of our group. They were friendly and energetic. Everyone had a great time.
Loving Life!
Karen_H, Mar 2023
Loved jumping of the cliff. I am 56 and I felt so young again! It was awesome being surrounded by so much natural beauty. Our tour guides were awesome!
Worthwhile Adventure
Matthew_N, Mar 2023
Hotel pickup was relatively on time, van ride to the forest was as expected. Hike into the forest was pretty easy as there had been little rain, so not a ton of mud. If you’re going after a few days of rain, expect a muddy mess. The 2nd part was excellent, climbing over rocks, tree roots and the like. Guides were helpful and engaged. Cliff jumping (20ft) and rock slide were both fun. Overall a very good experience and a break from the regular beach vacation activities. Would definitely recommend.
Great time!
Riana_S, Mar 2023
Great tour & great guides! It was adventurous and we enjoyed the natural water slide, cliff jumping and rope swing.
Perfect Day
Michael_E, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was very professional. He helped to ensure every experience of ours was safe and immersive. We will cherish all that we took in on our hike and swim.
Great trip!
Nyacihi_G, Feb 2023
Great trip! Justice and Paul are very fun to be around, they made the trip Awesome! I am ready to do it again
Rope swing and rock slide we’re the best!
Tanner_O, Feb 2023
Highlight of our trip (spring 2022)! The best was the rope swing that we were able to swing more than once! Make sure you hold in your arms on the rock slide.