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

Activity provider: Island Journeys

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

Activity provider: Island Journeys
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From US$ 88.08 per person

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This itinerary is the perfect combination of hiking, nature, water activities, fun, information, and relaxation. You will be led by passionate local tour guides, eager to share their island with you.

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Duration 4 hours
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4 hours
  • Luquillo

  • Shopping, traditional market, local snacks

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • El Yunque National Forest (hiking, swimming)

  • Luquillo

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Explore El Yunque Rainforest with a certified local guide
  • Refresh in a beautiful natural swimming pool
  • Slide down a natural water slide and rope swing into the river
  • Jump from different rock formations
  • Learn about the rich and unique ecology as you hike the rainforest trails
Full description

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.

  • Bilingual tour guides (Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid Certification)
  • Photos
  • Fruit
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Training
  • Equipment
  • Entry to the rainforest
  • Parking fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the forest
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)

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Meeting point

GUESTS MUST HAVE RENTAL CAR to meet at "Frutera Flores" fruit stand in Luquillo to then follow Tour Guide to the foothills of the Rainforest for the Tour (No Taxi or Uber!). Parking and Rainforest Entrance Fee Included in Rate. There is a 15-minute maximum wait period, so it is very important that you are at the "Frutera Flores" fruit stand on time. If for any reason you are delayed, please contact Island Journeys' main office at the number provided on your voucher.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • IMPORTANT: It is not possible to call a taxi or Uber from the forest. Guests need to drive themselves in a rental car or their own car to the meeting point and then follow the guide to the foothills of the forest
  •  The difficulty level of the excursion is moderate to strenuous, depending on your physical fitness level
  • The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven, and includes river-wading, climbing large rocks, and steep inclines
  •  This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle
  • All guests must be able to communicate in English or Spanish; tour will be done in English; guides are fully bilingual and are able to translate in Spanish if needed
  • Training and Safety Instructions are provided at the beginning of the tour
  • Parking and Rainforest entry fee are included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 347 reviews

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The guides were great and the rock sleds and cliff jumps were a lot of fun, especially for our kids. The guides took a lot of great pictures. It was definitely a more touristy version of a rainforest tour than I expected, however. There were quite a few groups on the trail, a couple of which blasted loud music (ism’t this a natire experince). Lines from the ither groups held up the hiking, rock slide, and cliff jump. We saw very little in the way of wildlife. If you’re looking for a more secluded and nature-immersive experience, this might not be the best option.

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March 24, 2023

Our 2 tour guides Natalia and Luis were wonderful and helped us each step of the way. They provided great hospitality at the end too. Do expect to get wet and muddy. We're close to 50 and were able to get to the waterfalls. Wear comfortable shoes and bring change of shoes and socks. I would definitely do it again

March 24, 2023

We had a great afternoon with Paola and Natalia, we were in good hands and felt safe the whole time. This is a great way to experience the rain forest, and try things like rock climbing and cliffjumping, that you might not otherwise do on your own. Wear good sturdy water shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy - thats part of the fun. Went with my two hard-to-please teens (16 year old boy and 14 year old girl) and they had a blast too. Highly recommend.

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March 24, 2023

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