Water activity

San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

Activity provider: Island Journeys

San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

Activity provider: Island Journeys
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From US$ 172.82 per person

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Visit two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico in one day on a day trip from San Juan. Swim in natural pools in the rainforest. Kayak at sunset and experience the magic of Laguna Grande Bio Bay at night.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Pickups from Isla Verde will be at The Royal Sonesta • Pickups from Ocean Park will be at Kasalta Bakery • Pickups from Condado will be at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino • Pickups from Old San Juan will be at the Sheraton Old San Juan (meet in front of Walgreens) • Pickups from Luquillo, Fajardo, and Humacao will be at CVS Fajardo

Experience

Highlights
  • Slide down a natural water slide
  • Refresh in a beautiful natural swimming pool
  • Paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest at sunset
  • Experience bioluminescence at the famous Laguna Grande Bio Bay in Fajardo
Full description

Join a day trip from San Juan to El Yunque Rainforest and the bay of Laguna Grande, two of Puerto Rico's natural gems. Follow your guide through nature trails, kayak in Fajardo Bio Bay, and observe bioluminescence at night. Enjoy return transfers, snacks, and all entrance fees.

Following a morning pickup, embark in direction of your bio bay and rainforest adventure. Enjoy the beautiful views along the scenic route through the north side 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 the only tropical rainforest and the most studied forest in the United States National Forest System. Admire its biological diversity with its plants and animals, some of which are found only in Puerto Rico. Hike through trails lined with flora and fauna.

Arrive at a hidden gem located in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy the breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest and swim in natural pools and waterfalls, slide down a waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view.

After working up an appetite with an exciting first half of the day, make a stop for dinner at a local restaurant and savor Puerto Rican cuisine (cost not included). Relax until it’s time for the 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 on kayaking, head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset. Enjoy kayaking for approximately 30 minutes, and admire the forest's beautiful protected flora and fauna.

Upon arrival in Laguna Grande, let the magic unfold. 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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at select locations
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Tour guides with lifeguard, CPR, and first aid certification
  • Pre-tour training and safety instruction
  • Fresh local fruit
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Kayak
  • Rainforest entry fee
  • Pictures from your trip
  • Price of dinner
  • Tour guide gratuities; Not mandatory but appreciated
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 low level of fitness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Daypack
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour will be done in English; guides are fully bilingual and are able to translate in Spanish if needed
  • Items can be left in the vehicle during the Rainforest and Bio Bay tours
  • The difficulty level of this excursion is moderate to strenuous
  • This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle and in good physical condition
  • The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven, and includes river-wading, climbing large rocks and steep inclines
  • The kayaking can be strenuous when the current is strong and requires upper body strength
  • The maximum weight limit is 250 lbs per person and 425 lbs per double kayak
  • Please wear your bathing suit under your clothes
  • It is important that you eat breakfast prior to pickup; dinner will be around 4 PM, light snacks and refreshments will be provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The trip was excellent and we all had a great time! The rain forest was a good hike and we had the chance to jump off a cliff into the water and also used a rope swing into the water. Maxine and Bradley did a great job as guides. The Bio Bay tour was also a great experience and we were able to see the bioluminescence which was awesome! Inalise, Francisco, Miguel and Brian were also great guides!

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November 14, 2022

They were very accommodating and picked us up from a bakery that was 5 minutes walking distance from our air b n b. The hike was long, but do able even as a person not so in shape haha. The tour guides we’re amazing and helpful. The bioluminescent water is something everyone needs to see once in their life, absolutely astonishing.

September 23, 2022

The tour is split between two companies: Island Journeys does the rainforest then they drop you off with Kayaking Puerto Rico for the bioluminescence bay portion. All of our guides were awesome! Luis and Maxine guided us through the rainforest trail to a river for more hiking to a natural water slide, cliff jumping and rope swinging. And Ineliz, Francisco, Miguel and Brian guided us through the mangrove trees in our kayaks to see the bioluminescence which was so amazing to see. All of our guided were knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Highly recommend to anyone interested in exploring the rainforest and kayaking to see the bioluminescence. Both tours were moderately intense so keep that in mind.

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August 26, 2022

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