San Juan
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From San Juan: 2-Hour ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch

1. From San Juan: 2-Hour ATV Adventure at Campo Rico Ranch

Juan, and enter a completely different world the minute you pass through the entrance gates. Experience the home of different tropical plants and animals, some of which you may encounter on a 2-hour ATV ride. Upon arrival, meet the guides and get basic instructions and safety procedures before you set off. Hop aboard your ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and follow the guides through 2,200 acres of private land full of scenic delights. Feel the power beneath you as you track through the different trails of a secret tropical paradise. Each 4WD vehicle can seat up to 2 people, with the driver at the front and a passenger at the rear. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and mangroves. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a look out 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.

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From San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Tour

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

After arriving at your stunning destination, you’ll enjoy a 30-minute hike up to the first mineral watering hole. Here you’ll have the chance to explore the landscape, swim in the water, take a thrilling ride on a rope swing, and free dive from different heights. Your adventure will then continue with another 15-minute hike to a second watering hole boasting a natural rock slide and a 40-foot dividing point into the waters below. Admire the natural beauty of this special location with its abundance of bamboo trees, unique flora, and rocky ‘waterslides’. You’ll then finish up this exciting day by visiting a quaint local restaurant to enjoy some delicious authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, grandma-style and well priced.

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From Fajardo: Full-Day Culebra Islands Catamaran Tour

3. 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 45-50 minute journey on the high-speed catamaran will take you to the beautiful Cordillera Islands, off the coast of San Juan. 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 on board the catamaran is open for all guests with Piña Coladas, Rum Punch, sodas, iced teas, and juices. A sumptuous buffet lunch is served on board, including fresh fruit, freshly baked bread, sliced meats, sliced cheeses, salads, chips, and cookies.

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Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: Jet Ski Tour

4. Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: Jet Ski Tour

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 90-minute 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.

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From San Juan: Horse Riding at a Private Ranch

5. From San Juan: Horse Riding at a Private Ranch

Make your way to the Hacienda Campo Rico and feel like you are in a completely different world as you pass through the entrance gates. On a 2-hour horse riding adventure experience the home of different tropical plants and animals and see stunning landscapes. Upon arrival, meet your experienced guides and receive basic instructions with safety procedures before you set off on your horse. Get acquainted with your horse, and then follow the guides through 2,200 acres of private land. Soak up the Caribbean sun as you trot around. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and coastal plains. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a lookout for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats. Learn the history and importance of the Puerto Rico Paso Fino horses. 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 horse ride adventure into an experience to remember.

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From San Juan: Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour

6. From San Juan: Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in San Juan and travel along the Eastern Highway to the foothills of the Luquillo Mountains Range, where you will reach the El Yunque National Rainforest. Once at the zipline station, get equipped with your gear, harness, helmet, and hand gear in preparation for your aerial adventure. Explore 8 different sections, each strategically located within the rainforest canopy. Move between the landing platforms which are equipped with safety gear, handrails and guides that are there to meet you at each point. Discover the vastness of this lush tropical rainforest as you view it from the air at canopy level. Zoom through the air surrounded by nature for an exhilarating experience. Try to spot plant, animal and bird species as you fly through the air. After your exciting experience, be returned to your hotel in San Juan.

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From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour

7. From San Juan: Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour

Climb aboard and set sail towards a nearby sandbar. Upon arrival, chill out on the beach and soak up the glorious Puerto Rican sunshine then take a stroll along the picturesque boardwalk. As evening draws near, watch the sunset across the ocean before dining a delicious dinner of fresh fish, chicken, or vegetable tacos at a local restaurant. After dinner, and once night has fallen, cruise to the bioluminescent bay where you will be amazed by the glowing landscape that awaits. At the bay, jump in the water to really experience this unique phenomenon, which is a true feast for the eyes. Enjoy some free time to swim and play in the water and admire the striking glow of the microorganisms that surround you. At the end of an unforgettable day, dry off on the boat then sit back and relax on the journey to your accommodation.

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San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Kayak Combo Tour

8. San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Kayak Combo Tour

Join your expert tour guide for an all-day excursion to the El Yunque Rainforest, then kayak with glowing planktons at a bio-luminescent bay. Start your adventure with a visit to the lesser-known zone of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the United States. Hike and explore this off-the-beaten-track habitat. Take a dip in a waterfall or natural pool, or try out the waterslides. Hear fascinating stories from your guide about natural and local history. Spot native flora and fauna, many of which are not found anywhere else on the planet. After the hike, take a break with some lunch at a local restaurant. Then its time for a kayak adventure through mangrove channels leading to the Laguna Grande. Meet the glowing microscopic planktons capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand. Paddle in this remarkable yet safe environment. Explore these amazing creatures up close. Watch how every stroke of your paddle leaves behind a glowing swirl of blue light that resembles fireflies. Learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life.

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San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

9. San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

Following a morning pickup at your accommodation, embark in direction of your bio bay and rainforest combo adventure. Enjoy the beautiful views along the scenic route through the Northside of the island and learn some facts about the areas from your guide. Make a stop in the town of Luquillo and enjoy some fresh local fruits before continuing the journey to Puerto Rico's majestic Rainforest. El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest natural wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, and the most studied forest in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals - some of which are only found here in Puerto Rico. Once there, hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, until you'll arrive at a hidden gem located in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy the breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest and take a swim in natural pools, refresh in the waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. After an exciting first half of the day, you will have worked up an appetite. Make a stop for dinner at a local restaurant and savor Puerto Rican cuisine. Relax a bit until it’s time for your second part of your combo tour – the Bioluminescent Lagoon, one of planet earth's best-kept secrets. Begin your Fajardo Bio Bay kayak tour at Las Croabas. After receiving a safety briefing of kayaking 101, head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset. Enjoy kayaking for approximately 30 minutes, and admire the forests beautiful protected flora and fauna. Upon arrival in Laguna Grande, the sun will set and the magic begins. Tiny organisms called dinoflagellates make the water glow at night. Watch how sparkles appear in the water at every stroke of your paddle, follow the swirl of lights created by the kayaks, and admire the glowing fish in the darkness of the water.

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San Juan: El Yunque and Scenic Puerto Rico Instagram Tour

10. San Juan: El Yunque and Scenic Puerto Rico Instagram Tour

Take a road trip to the best and most-desired spots of Puerto Rico in a single tour. This Instagram trip focuses on visiting the most "Insta-worthy" sights for great pictures, history, culture, and adventure. This is a true local experience that visits the world-famous Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States Forest System. Visit Old San Juan’s top spots, with live commentary on the history behind the old structures, and plenty of photo stops. Later, visit a secret locals-only beach for a relaxing and authentically Caribbean experience. Your tour later ends with dinner, allowing you to experience the authentic flavors of Puerto Rico.

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What people are saying about San Juan

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 106 reviews

I had so much fun and our guide was awesome. He made sure safety was the number 1 priority and constantly kept an eye on the group to make sure no one was falling behind. We got stuck in the mud at one point and he pushed all of us out. The Atv’s went 10-15 mph which felt fast enough to be fun particular with a muddy course with a bunch of turns and bumps we could run over.

Wet and muddy but great fun for 3 teens and their parents. The hike is not far but to maneuver the trail is no joke: slippery rock climbing in places. Andres and Adriana were excellent, helpful, and fun. Would absolutely do this again and recommend it for all who are physically able!

Absolutely incredible experience! Marlo was our tour guide and he completed the whole experience with his vibrancy, knowledge, and incredible personality! One of the best experiences we had in Puerto Rico! Thank you Marlo!

Excellent tour of the rain forest! The guides were very knowledgeable about the history, traditions, and culture of Puerto Rico. Be sure to bring old shoes - they will get muddy.

My wife and I had a good time on this tour. We enjoyed the natural waterslide and rope jumps. Andrea and Andres were great tour guides.