San Juan

Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest

San Juan, Caribbean
TINAJAS Short Hiking Experience to EL YUNQUE

From $110.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


It isn’t a trip to Puerto Rico without exploring El Yunque tropical rainforest—and this small-group, full-day tour from San Juan makes visiting simple. Following morning pickup from your hotel, head into nature. After a hike, where you can spot plants and wildlife, see the Tinajas waterfalls and swim in a natural pool. Then, continue to a second swimming hole with a natural waterslide. Finish with a hearty Puerto Rican meal (own expense).
  • Explore the highlights of El Yunque on this stress-free trip from San Juan
  • See the Tinajas waterfalls, swim in natural pools, go cliff diving, and more
  • Round-trip transit from your hotel makes getting around easy
  • Immerse yourself in the tropical scenery, and spot local wildlife

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Life Jacket
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We offer pick up and drop off from hotels and airbnbs in: Isla Verde, Condado, Miramar, Ocean Park, Santurce and Old San Juan. Old San Juan guests will be meeting us at Plaza Colón. Guests staying outside of the Metro Area will meet us at Plaza Colón as well, and park at Doña Fela. 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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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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Our original two tours were canceled, but Rafael and his company were able to help us still see EL Yunque on our last day in Puerto Rico! We had a great time. Our guide, Daniel, was very personable and he made sure we got there before the crowds took over! We hiked, climbed, jumped into the water and swam near a beautiful waterfall! We had a great time and are so glad this tour allowed us to experience the rainforest. Thank you!


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Great Day in the Rainforest!
Ariel_L, Jul 2023
We had such a wonderful day with Nelson. He was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. He took us to an amazing local spot for breakfast beforehand. It was rainy that day, but he made sure that we were able to complete the tour and took tons of videos and pictures! We had a great time!
El yunkue rainforest tour
jaynaicken, Jul 2023
Charlie our tour guy is amazing he did a fantastic job of showing us around very kind sweet guy😇 he is a rockstar!
Good half day excursion.
Dan_r, Jun 2023
Nelson was a great guide. We did fine on this short hike. However dont take older or less stable people. The trails are muddy and slippery. For us, it was fun swimming. Nelson took us to a cool local spot for food and drink.
Cluster was very helpful,...
Manuel_G, Jun 2023
Cluster was very helpful, friendly and super supportive. He was always making sure we are okay and safe. Hands down one of the best guide we’ve ever met in PR! Next time we come back, we will request him again.
Great tour amazing guide!!
Kari_C, Jun 2023
Our tour guide Fransisco made it an amazing adventure.. his knowledge of everything was great. I would 100% recommend this tour with him!!
Extremely Fun
Ariel_N, Jun 2023
This trip was epic. I can’t believe we got a personal guide for less than the price of the big tour groups. It’s definitely a challenging hike at times and you go through water so be sure to have good hiking sandals. If you need help, the guide was very helpful whenever there was a challenging or slippery part. There were many other families there so it’s definitely doable for all, you just might be sore the next day. If you love an adventure this is the trip for you! We also got to learn about many of the local plants and animals.
Amazing Experience
Eddy_G, May 2023
It was great! The whole trip was fun and challenging. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to PR.
Memorable and Fun
Nathan_F, Apr 2023
It was all memorable, but we most enjoyed the jumps from the cliff. Cluster and Patricia were very friendly and helpful.
Rafael was great! We had...
amy_s, Apr 2023
Rafael was great! We had another tour cancel due to weather and booked this last minute. We had such a fun day on rock water slides and climbing around rocks beside the river. Our guide Rafael was so knowledgeable about PR and the rainforest and made the tour interesting and fun both adults and kids. Highly recommend! We saw other groups who had up to 30 people and that would not be the same experience.
Beautiful Area and Fun Activities
Daphne_T, Mar 2023
Our crew had an amazing time seeing a new and beautiful place. The scenery was breathtaking and the activities were all a blast. Our tour guide was also super experienced and engaging.
Ashley_W, Mar 2023
This tour was incredible. Rafael is an amazing guide with so much knowledge and kindness to share. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
Fun on the river
Francesco_B, Feb 2023
Raphael is a great guide, he kept us safe all the time but I must say the hike is not super-easy and it was so muddy that we could not enjoy the walk as we were watching our steps. I once arrived at the river all the water activities were fun, all in all, the tour is definitely worth it. On the negative side, We did not get the fresh fruit that was supposed to be included and the tour operator should provide a place where you can change your clothes.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Francesco! While we truly appreciate your business we are very saddened to get only 4 stars when our guide went above and beyond to accommodate you and your guest by giving you a ride to Old San Juan where it was not your drop off location nor on his way back home. We do let our guest know that the trail can be muddy, just so you are prepared. After all, your are hiking in a rainforest where it rains everyday. The fruits are seasonal and sometimes we may not have it. If you have any other concerns, please contact us directly. We like to hear constructive criticism to help us do a better job next time. Again, thank you for choosing us!
Super experience. Hike to waterfall
Nancy_S, Feb 2023
Marty was our guide. He made this our best experience in San Juan. He is a very attentive and knowledgeable guide who enjoys sharing stories and knowledge of San Juan and El Yunque rainforest.
Great adventure !
Muazzam_S, May 2022
Great adventure. Our tour guide Guillermo was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions to get there early to avoid crowds. Very respectful and helpful.
Great way to see El Yunque!
Andrew_Z, May 2022
Our original two tours were canceled, but Rafael and his company were able to help us still see EL Yunque on our last day in Puerto Rico! We had a great time. Our guide, Daniel, was very personable and he made sure we got there before the crowds took over! We hiked, climbed, jumped into the water and swam near a beautiful waterfall! We had a great time and are so glad this tour allowed us to experience the rainforest. Thank you!
Ian was an excellent...
Anonymous, Apr 2022
Ian was an excellent guide. He was super knowledgeable and courteous. When we come back we will be sure to do this again! Be sure to bring hiking shoes and get ready to get a little muddy and wet.
Amazing Experience, wonderful guides
Bailey_M, Apr 2022
Loved this experience! Ian was an amazing guide-- He is very knowledgeable, fun and made us all feel safe and comfortable on the trek! We were picked up at 7am to get to our destination by 8, as Ian had texted the day before that we should leave a little early to beat the crowds. I am so happy we left a little earlier because we basically had the trail to ourselves on our way there. We walked slowly, stopping to listen to Ian talk about different types of plants and flowers we saw along the way. It is a short hike, but there were definitely challenges parts-- mud, roots and rocks. Definitely wear sneakers (I saw some people in other groups wearing crocks or flip flops and I don't know how they made it). Our guides were great at helping us where we needed, lending us a hand across slippery and/or steep rocks. The natural water slides at the end were incredible. Ian and our other guide (so sorry I forgot her name!) encouraged us to try the slides while making us feel totally safe. Everyone in our group went down with no regrets :) we loved it. You spend a decent amount of time at the slides so you can go down a few times or jump off of the rocks if you want. Note-- Ian had life jackets available, but we were not required to wear them and no one in our group did. Other big tour groups we saw looked like they were required to wear helmets and life jackets for their whole hike which seemed hot and cumbersome. I was happy Ian had them as an option but felt safe without. I really appreciated that this tour kept the group small -- there were only 8 of us so it felt like more of an individualized experience vs a tour. This was truly a unique experience and the highlight of my trip to Puerto Rico. Can't recommend enough!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hola!! Gracias for the awesome and so detailed review. The is the exactly the kind of experience we want our guests to have and this is why love what we do! We hope to see you soon again!
Highly recommended
lisasmall63, Apr 2022
Beautiful day and amazing tour guide Francisco! We had a lot of fun. Gorgeous forest. Adventurous and very good experience. Outdoor waterfalls and cliffs.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Yay! Thank you for leaving a feedback about your experience!
Amazing tour worth it all!
elizabethniche, Mar 2022
We had an amazing time with Rafael as our guide and we’re glad there were just 8 of us in the group (we saw the bigger groups of 30+ and it didn’t look as fun). He picked us up from our hotel which was very convenient. He told us all about the history of Puerto Rico, San Juan including the island and mountains formations. We had an amazing jungle hike, including the waterfalls, rope swings and jumps. We could tell he was the best tour guide and he was super patient. We finished with some great food.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello there! Thank you for your awesome review and for choosing us! Come visit us again!
This is the tour you want to book.
Shana_B, Mar 2022
This is the tour to take! Rafael is the best guide. Super fun, full of information about Puerto Rico and your safety is definitely accounted for. The small group size is a major plus. After the hike we had the best meal of our vacation at the restaurant Rafael took us to. You must book this tour!

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