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“A Great Way To Explore El Yunque” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rubio's Tours

Rubio's Tours
HC-01 Box 13037, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
787 309 6224
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Ranked #9 of 15 things to do in Rio Grande
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New York, New York
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“A Great Way To Explore El Yunque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

John Druitt, the Rubio in Rubio's Tours, runs a first rate tour guide business. His knowledge of the El Yunque rain forest is extensive and his general knowledge of environmental science is astounding. The combination of the two, coupled with his dry British wit, results in an experience you are not likely to ever forget. John will completely customize your tour to suit your needs. If you want simple and paved, John will deliver the tour. If you want rugged and challenging, John will deliver that experience as well. In fact, he favors the off road route to see El Yunque in all of its glory. That's the tour week took and we have no regrets. If you want to leave El Yunque with a new depth of knowledge about rain forests, have John lead the tour.

Visited November 2012
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Grove, Oklahoma
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“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

This was such a fantastic tour. John was involved in a reforestation effort so is really knowledgeable about the rainforest. Although we got rained on the forest we still had a great 1.5 mile hike along a paved walkway. John provided plenty of water and info. We highly recommend this tour.

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“good day tour of el yunque wil john druitt rubio's tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Excellent day tour; John Druitt (Rubio's Tours/ Island walkers) picked up our disparate group of 7 ranging in age from 18 to 70 in San Juan, took us the scenic route along the coast, stopped at a local bakery for coffee and cakes and then provided a wealth of information in the rainforest. It really does rain, and is quite steep on the trails we took, so take a raincoat and wear decent shoes. It really helped having a guide, as the maps are very inaccurate (plus we didn't have a car and there's no public transport). On the way back, John went on ahead and moved the minibus so we wouldn't have to walk so far, then we stopped at a roadside stall for lunch on the way back. My only slight quibble is that it might be better to take a packed lunch, as we ended up very late for lunch! John is also a really interesting source of information about Puerto Rico. I'll post this review in the El Yunque and Rubio's tours sections as well.

Visited July 2012
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