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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

  • Explore the hidden gems of El Yunque rainforest
  • Spend the day hiking and swimming in natural pools
  • Avoid the crowds and popular sites on this off-the-beaten-path tour
El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour
From $99.00
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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour
From $99.00
Discover the hidden gems of the El Yunque rainforest on this off-the-beaten path tour, ideal for the adventurous and those revisiting the park. Walk along secret trails and explore lesser-known waterfalls and swimming holes while discovering Puerto Rico’s wildlife, such as Coqui tree frogs. Enjoy a well-planned day of swimming, hiking, and wildlife on this tour from San Juan.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup at your hotel or central San Juan location. Bring your hiking boots, comfortable clothing, a bathing suit, towel, and change of clothing.

At El Yunque, your hike—approximately 35 minutes—takes you to a secret natural pool with a waterfall. Enjoy the local flora and fauna of the area, such as rainforest flowers and Coqui tree frogs, before taking a dip in the natural pools. Dry off before continuing on a 40-minute uphill hike.

Next, visit  El Portal Center to learn about the tropical rainforest, the only one in the US National Forest System.

After another short, rocky hike, finish your adventure at another secluded pool with a natural water slide and a rope that swings into the river.

After a stop for local Puerto Rican food (own expense), your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Reviews (72)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome adventure!

A wonderful adventure! Tour guides: Jacob, Ponce and Fernando were wonderful! Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and seemed to sincerely enjoy their jobs. Jacob was in charge - he was organized, prompt and shared a lot of information regarding the rainforest habitat, life in PR following hurricanes,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stephanien952
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Worth the $$$ and Hector was amazing!

Having read about hurricane Maria two years ago, we were dialing down expectations for what this rain forest adventure could offer us. Boy, were we wrong. We brought a pair of grandparents in their 70s, two teenage girls, and two girls six, and eight. Bottom...More

Thank NebHiker
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour!

We had a great time on this tour and without all the crowds! Be prepared to get muddy and to do a bit of scrambling over rocks. The sliding down waterfalls and swimming was great and we were the only group there! Andre was knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pippa111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience with friendly tour guide

El Yunque is incredible and despite hurricane Maria, this excursion is completely worth it and a must see! Our tour guide was so nice and had a lot of knowledge about the rainforest and Puerto Rico in general. The views were great and the trails...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ted L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
If you are looking for a real adventure, this is it!

We (2 athletic, fit 60+ women) took this tour. The hike to the rocks is fairly easy and pretty short. Then be ready to climb rocks and enjoy lots of time in the water. The guides were great and took very good care of us....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan T
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