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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

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San Juan, Caribbean

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Get back to nature in Puerto Rico thanks to this guided exploration of the El Yunque National Forest. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of this rainforest paradise as you 'stop to smell the flowers’ (the park has over 240 native species), visit the picturesque ‘La Coca’ Falls, and enjoy the views from Yokahú Tower. Park entrance fees are also included.
  • Explore Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest on a guided tour
  • Admire exotic plant life like wildflowers, tree orchids, giant ferns and wild ginger
  • Marvel at the beauty of La Coca Falls as it plunges into a shallow pool below
  • Learn about the rainforest ecosystem from the educational displays at El Portal Visitor Center
  • Take in the great views of Puerto Rico from on top of Yokahú Tower
  • Great way to escape the city to see a more natural side of Puerto Rico
Complimentary pickup and drop-off in selected areas of San Juan (Old San Juan, Condado and Isla Verde locations and touristic zones)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Certified Tour Guide
Live narration in English
Bottled Water and light snacks
First aid equipment
Gratuities
This tour does not include a stop for lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pick up in selected areas of San Juan: Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Miramar and Ocean Park and Calle Loiza. Meeting point available by PR-3 in Rio Grande.

Exact pick up time will be provided the day prior to the tour.

Airports

  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport, Carolina 979 Puerto Rico


Ports

  • Pan-American Pier, Calle Muelle, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico


Departure Time

8:00 AM
Receive an included pickup in the morning from your San Juan hotel, after which you’ll transfer by air-conditioned bus or van through a number of local Puerto Rican towns heading to El Yunque, one of the oldest forest reserves in the Western Hemisphere.

You’ll continue into the rainforest, heading to the first trailhead to take your first guided nature walk. As you wander along the trail, your guide will introduce you to the exotic varieties of flowers and the fresh ginger that grow alongside your route. You’ll also learn about the reserve’s significance to the local Taino Indians, who have long considered the area as sacred.

Continue to the reserve’s El Portal Visitor Center, where you’ll have time to explore the exhibits including an elevated forest walkway, walking trails, and educational displays as you learn more about this unique ecosystem. Leave the visitor center behind and head to La Coca Falls, an 85-foot (26-meter) cascade that plunges down a series of rock formations into a shallow pool.

Then head to Yokahú Tower, a 69-foot (21-meter) tall tower offering unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside, plus a range of lush plant life like wild flowers, giant ferns, tropical hardwoods, and tree orchids growing nearby. After your stop at the tower, you’ll receive a transfer back to your San Juan hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
La Coca Falls
After an estimate hour drive from San Juan, upon arrival to El Yunque National Rainforest we will visit this world known 85 feet (26 m) waterfall. Here you will have great picture opportunities!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
El Yunque Rain Forest
We will then visit other areas of the Forest, as your Certified tour guide continues to share interesting facts about the Rainforest and Puerto Rico in general. A stop at Yocahú Observation Tower, where you will climb 98 spiral steps to the top where views are unobstructed and far-reaching. At this point you are 1,500 feet (457 m) above sea level. A final stop at Angelito Trail (or equivalent when closed to the public) in order to do an estimate 15 minute walk to appreciate another waterfall and river. As you wander along the trail, your guide will introduce you to the exotic varieties of flowers and the fresh ginger that grow alongside your route. You’ll also learn about the reserve’s significance to the local Taino Indians, who have long considered the area as sacred. Depending on the group pace (and cruise passengers schedule) you may have a brief time to bathe on it's refreshing waters. Be prepared with swimsuit underneath and a towel in the event we can make this stop (not guaranteed).
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: contact phone number or email, ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A minimum of 8 persons is required for the tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. This activity operates on limited days a week.
  • The duration of transfers from San Juan to the Forest is 1 hour each way approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. Estimate activity duration includes driving time.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • The El Yunque National Forest Half Day tour is led by Bespoke Lifestyle Management, who operates under special use permit on the El Yunque National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Have a good breakfast before departing, as this tour does not include stop to eat.
  • Children 0-6 years must use car seats in order to participate on tour (can be provided complimentary if requested with anticipation, and is subject to availability).
  • Children must have purchased ticket regardless the age.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation like passport, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case. Bespoke Lifestyle Management will not be responsible for lost or stolen belongings. No luggage allowed on the buses.
  • Please be ready at confirmed location 10 minutes prior to the confirmed time, bus will only wait 5 minutes per pick up stop.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bespoke Lifestyle Management

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Other stops along the way were beautiful waterfalls (wear hiking shoes if you want to climb the waterfall), the Yokahu Tower which is an easy climb for a beautiful view of the island." See review
  • "Be ready to get muddy and wet and have a amazing time in the El Yunque rainforest." See review
  • "I absolutely recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience Puerto Rico and its beautiful rain forest!" See review

Reviews

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Thrill Seeker
Precious_B
, Oct 2020
Definitely was the highlight of our trip to Puerto Rico! I would recommend this for all thrill seekers. Those apprehensive of attending due to being unable to swim. Don’t fret! I can’t swim and still enjoyed every part of the trip.
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30 foot jump overlooking the waterfalls
Smita_G
, Sep 2020
Wonderful experience. It seemed scary at first but the tour guides were wonderful (all 3 of them). They made it possible for us to enjoy the adventure of all that the rainforest has to offer. Highly recommend if you are looking for an exotic, challenging and exciting journey through nature.
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Great Tour
bea
, Mar 2020
Considering the devastation left by the hurricane, what we were able to see was impressive and beautiful. Our tour guide, Tony, was very personable and informative. He gave us a wonderful tour. I would recommend this tour for your next visit to Puerto Rico.
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Awesome rainforest
Mark_A
, Mar 2020
Rainforest was amazing and the guide,Tony, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun. Unfortunately we had to wait 45 minutes past our scheduled time for pickup
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Louisas Tour
Alexandro_C
, Feb 2020
I had an incredible experience and got to learn so much about El Yunque. This was everything I could of hoped for. Our guide Louisa (can’t remember her name) was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. If you can send me her contact information that would be great. You can reach me by email via caballeroalex9@gmail.com. I remember she had long brown curly hair.
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Rainforest day
hamd36684
, Feb 2020
We had a great time. It was very interesting and our guide was both informative and enjoyable. He was also able to give us a tip as to where to go in the afternoon.
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Excellent Rainforest tour
rabamb54
, Feb 2020
This tour was great mainly due to our tour guide Francisco or Frankie as he liked to be called. Frankie was very knowledgeable and extremely upbeat about his beloved rainforest. He was extremely talkative and gave very descriptive narration of everything we saw. I would highly recommend this tour and take it again if we return to Puerto Rico just to see how the rainforest continues to recover from the hurricane. Thanks again Frankie you were fantastic. We were met at our ship and returned on time as promised. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
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Swimming in the river
nick
, Feb 2020
The only thing we did in Puerto Rico that was lead by a guide and we had a blast! Frankie our guide was awesome with descriptions of the local flaura and fauna as well as the history of Puerto Rico. Not the most challenging hike but well worth it in knowledge gained.
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the tour guide, Lismar, was awesome and funny!!
ruthibarias
, Jan 2020
The landscape was stunning, being in Nature felt absolutely refreshing. The only but was too short for me and easy walk. This is the perfect tour to go with children. If you want a proper hiking find another one.
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The guide
julian0219
, Jan 2020
Guide tour knew a lot about the forest, outstanding vehicle operator skills and gave us plenty of laughs.

Product code: 9406P24

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