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Eastern Region, Puerto Rico

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From San Juan: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

1. From San Juan: ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch with Guide

Discover landscape around San Juan with this ATV tour on a private ranch in the countryside outside of Carolina. Experience the verdant beauty of the jungle on your thrilling ride with 2,200 acres of private land at your disposal. Upon arrival, meet the guides and get basic instructions and safety procedures before you set off. Hop aboard your ATV and follow the guides. Feel the power beneath you as you track through the different trails of a secret tropical paradise. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and mangroves. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a lookout for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats. Learn the history of the countryside and its flora and fauna during narrated breaks. Then, go to the hilltop Mojito Bar and cool down with some refreshing drinks of your choice. Purchase souvenirs at the on-site gift shop, where you can also rent GoPro cameras and other equipment to turn your ride into an experience to remember.

El Yunque Rainforest: Hike and Waterslide Adventure

2. El Yunque Rainforest: Hike and Waterslide Adventure

Adventure into El Yunque Rainforest and enjoy a day of adventuring. Upon arrival, enjoy a 20- to 30-minute hike to the first mineral water watering hole. There you can enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. Hike for another 15-minutes to a different watering hole. Here you’ll climb up a natural rock slide and jump off a 40-foot cliff into the river. On this trip, you'll enjoy nature on a unique rainforest adventure. This experience is focused on providing a truly local view of El Yunque, with historical facts and information about the ecosystem along the trip. This experience focuses on providing a unique local trip.

From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

3. From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

Go on an adventure to the rainforest and learn about different natural gems on this guided day trip. With courtesy transportation included, you can experience a journey of historical experiences. Upon arriving at your destination, visit the east side of the El Yunque Rainforest to enjoy a short hike to the first waterfall. There, you can enjoy the landscape, swim in the water, rope swing, or free dive from multiple heights. Further up the trail, there is another watering hole with a natural rock slide and cliff jump into the river. Learn about the history of the rainforest, iguanas, guava trees, bamboos, and 100-year-old trees. Marvel at nature and explore a Puerto Rican rainforest. End your trip by having lunch at a local small family-owned restaurant that serves authentic grandma-style food for an additional cost. On this tour, you can enjoy a unique local experience with our team of local guides.

Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

4. Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Join this guided tour in Luquillo to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Puerto Rico's tropical rainforest of El Yunque. Learn about its rich flora and fauna while following natural trails, wading through rivers, and swimming in natural pools and waterfalls. Start your day by meeting your guide at the local fruit stand “Frutera Flores” in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour, and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, follow your guide in your rental car to the majestic El Yunque Rainforest- without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, the most biologically diverse, and the most studied forest in the US National Forest System. After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, arrive at a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest is like a natural playground. Here, have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place.

Fajardo: Icacos Island Afternoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

5. Fajardo: Icacos Island Afternoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Experience a Puerto Rican cruise from the water and head to a coral reef of Icacos Island to snorkel. Spend time off-board snorkeling or stay onboard, with snacks and snorkeling gear provided. Your late afternoon boat tour begins in Marina Puerto Chico in Fajardo, with a quick overview of the itinerary. Once your group is ready, you will continue towards boarding the vessel and receive a mandatory briefing prior to dock departure. As you navigate towards your destination on Icacos Island, feel the breeze and mist of the Caribbean waters, about 4 nautical miles from the marina. Music and viewing sites are part of this experience, with the El Yunque National Forest and the Fajardo Lighthouse being amongst the most eye-catching. The boat will stop for the afternoon where you can enjoy the warm crystal clear waters surrounded by one of the coral reefs of Icacos Island. Before sundown have the opportunity to join a guided snorkeling experience, suited to your own level of experience and explore marine life. Swim, float, and relax as you experience the afternoon from the water or aboard the boat. Light snacks and signature drinks will be served with the option of adding local rum to your drinks. Before sundown, you'll return to the marina in the company of great music and new local friends.

Puerto Rico: Guided East Coast Jet Ski Tour to Isla Verde

6. Puerto Rico: Guided East Coast Jet Ski Tour to Isla Verde

Experience a thrilling adventure in and around the San Jose Lagoon and all the way to the coast and beaches of Isla Verde on a jet ski tour through the tropical waters of Puerto Rico's north coast. After a short safety briefing and training session, depart from the home base at Cangrejos Yacht Club and journey into the best waters of the Caribbean along the beaches of Isla Verde. Enjoy a memorable journey into the mangroves of the San José Lagoon, pass under the Baldorioty de Castro Bridge, all the way down to the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, one of the biggest bridges in Puerto Rico. After, pass by the coast of the beach of Isla Verde. Make a stop to jump in the water and go through the Isla Verde coast, one of the most beautiful spots in the area. Admire the incredible scenery as you explore the water world. Let loose and experience the raw power of your jet ski.

Fajardo: Snorkeling Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

7. Fajardo: Snorkeling Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Take a guided boat tour to a local reef for a day of snorkeling with colorful marine life with this tour from Fajardo. Swim through fish and relax on the beach. Have some drinks and snacks onboard. Check-in at the marina and embark on a boating tour that is designed for those that are new to snorkeling. Put on the provided snorkeling gear. Stop at a hand-picked local reef that is teeming with life. Hit the beach after snorkeling. Indulge in some delicious snacks and sip on cold water, soda, rum, and vodka.

From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

8. From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

Discover an area off the beaten path on this full-day catamaran tour to the Cordillera Islands. Departing from Puerto Del Rey Marina in Fajardo, the 50-55 minute journey on the high-speed catamaran will take you to the beautiful Cordillera Islands, off the coast of Fajardo. Upon arriving at the Cordillera Islands, the captain will decide which beach will have the best conditions for the day, usually Flamenco or Culebrita beach. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling, beachcombing, sunbathing, or relaxing on the roof deck. Throughout the day, the bar onboard the catamaran is open for all guests with Piña Coladas, Rum Punch, sodas, iced teas, and juices. A sumptuous lunch is served on board, including fresh fruit, chicken salad or veggie wraps, salads, and chips.

Fajardo: All Levels Snorkeling Tour to Icacos Island

9. Fajardo: All Levels Snorkeling Tour to Icacos Island

From the meeting point Marina Puerto Chico in Fajardo, start the day with a local pastry while receiving an overview of the itinerary for the day. Prepare yourself by protecting your skin from sun exposure and using the restrooms available in the marina. Once the group is ready, boarding the classic vessel will begin. Feel the breeze and mist of the Caribbean waters while navigating towards your destination on Icacos Island, located around 4 nautical miles from the marina. Music and viewing sites are part of this experience, with the El Yunque National Forest and the Fajardo Lighthouse being among the most eye catching. At the first stop, enjoy a guided snorkeling experience suitable for your own level of experience and explore the marine life. After the snorkeling, the bar opens so you can try out refreshing signature drinks such as Piña Colada with or without rum. A deli-style buffet lunch is also offered, with local bread, a ham and cheese platter, a meat-free green salad, a meat-free pasta salad, a chicken salad, and local chips. Delight in this refreshing lunch prepared daily to charge your energy levels back up. The second stop of the trip will be at Icacos Island beach. Here you’ll have time for hiking and beach exploration while the bar remains open with the deck perfect for sunbathing. Create memories in the crystal clear waters of the island, part of La Cordillera Nature Reserve.  After an amazing day filled with memorable moments, return to the marina for a fresh fruit platter, cookies, and great music with your new friends.

Fajardo: Bio Bay Kayak Tour

10. Fajardo: Bio Bay Kayak Tour

Begin the tour at Kayak Village in the area of Las Croabas, Fajardo. First, learn the basics of kayaking, safety, and the rules of the nature reserve. Paddle towards the entrance of the Fajardo Bio Bay, a red mangrove channel. Along the way, see its beautiful protected flora and fauna. Proceed into Laguna Grande and into the sunset, where the night will fall and stars will follow in the sky and water. At every stroke of your paddle, sparkles will appear in the water, while the kayaks will create a swirl of light. Enjoy the constellations while sitting in your kayak at Laguna Grande. Cruise back through the mangrove channel, led by your guides. At this time, night has set. The kayak’s navigation lights will guide your way as you hear the wonderful nighttime sounds of nature.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,177 reviews

Lismar was an excellent guide! We had such fun journeying into the rainforest to find a beautiful waterfall/swimming hole. Lismar was fun knowledgeable & really showed us an “off the beaten path” small group adventure. The rainforest did its thing & rained on us for our entire hike to the falls which created a slightly slippery descent, but Lismar showed us the exact places to step/ where to walk when the path was rough. I highly recommend hiking boots/trail sneakers (with good tread) for this! It’s not long, but pretty steep downhill over vines and slick rocks at times. The bottoms of my shoes were muddy but my feet stayed dry despite the rain! Once we got to the water the clouds cleared and we were treated to beautiful skies while we swam and jumped off rocks into the water. The lunch stop after the hike was delicious local Puerto Rican food and I highly recommend trying some of everything! Definitely recommend this tour to the adventurous type with easy/moderate trail experience.

Gian and Joel were great guides for this hike. Get muddy! Get wet! The water slide and the cliff jumping were amazing and El Yunque is gorgeous. Pack light and enjoy the journey.

It was awesome! The best part of the trip to PR was this tour! Ivan was very fun and energetic ! I hope to be back one day. El Yunque is beautiful!

Our trainer was very experienced. Made us feel safe and gave us lots of information about that horses and himself. 2 hour ride was well worth it.

It was an amazing time. If possible get Yoyo as a guide, she was energetic and amazing. Learned much of the history.