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From San Juan: El Yunque Forest Off the Beaten Path Tour

From San Juan: El Yunque Forest Off the Beaten Path Tour

From US$ 85 per person

Seek out some of El Yunque National Forest's hidden gems during this guided tour. See waterfalls and rivers, swim in clear water pools, and walk through nature trails.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your bus will only wait 5 minutes after your assigned pickup time. Please note that no refunds will be issued if you miss your pickup. Transportation is included from selected San Juan areas: Old San Juan, Miramar, Condado, Calle Loiza, and Isla Verde.


  • Escape the crowds on this off-the-beaten-path exploration of El Yunque
  • Feel like an explorer while visiting off-trail waterfalls and hidden swimming spots
  • Check out the bamboo trees, rainforest flowers, and many other beautiful plants
Full description

Feel like a true explorer on an off-the-beaten-path tour in the heart of the El Yunque Rainforest. Avoid big crowds as you blaze a trail to the lesser-known attractions of the lush tropical rainforest. The initial hike is a 25-30 minute journey up a rock and dirt path with some river wading. This trail is surrounded by bamboo trees, rainforest flowers, and many other beautiful plants. Visit a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in its crystal clear waters and admire the colors of its deep pools. Enjoy the cascades of the waterfall and take the opportunity to snap pictures. Continue exploring the rainforest and end your adventure in another pool area, the rainforest's best-kept secret. After a few minutes of hiking, arrive at a river where you can swim, swing from a rope into the river, and enjoy natural water slides.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • USCG certified life jackets and helmets
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with altitude sickness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • You must be physically capable of climbing, walking through steep, rocky, muddy trails, and have the balance to walk on uneven surfaces
  • Due to safety reasons, you must be able to understand English or Spanish. Persons with disabilities such as mute-deaf or legally blind, please book a private tour to have a dedicated guide to accommodate all needs
  • On Saturdays, the hike is longer and more challenging since we depart from a different point
  • The activity is subject to last-minute cancellations due to weather and river conditions
  • In the event of cancellation, you will be offered other options, such as a reschedule for the next day or a refund
  • No refunds will be authorized if you neglect to read the description and comply with safety requirements and limitations
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

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Jason did an amazing job guiding us through the rainforest. He talked about the plants and the history behind them. What stood out the most was the way he kept referring to everyone in the group as family and he made sure everyone was good and even encouraged my husband to get in the water . He was extremely patient and also funny. He made sure everyone have a great and memorable experience.

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September 18, 2022

The pick up was on time. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We loved Felix and Elias. The always had us laughing. It was wonderful to see a different part of Puerto Rico by going to the rainforest and river. Loved the slide and cliff jumping but also just relaxing in the river.

July 11, 2022

We had Frankie as our tour guide and he was EXCEPTIONAL! He was fun, and had great energy and very knowledgeable about the rainforest. He treated everyone as family and it made our tour that much better. You are lucky if you can get him to do any of your tours un Puerto Rico.

July 8, 2022

Product ID: 400229