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Private Tour of El Yunque National Rainforest from San Juan provided by Bespoke Lifestyle Management

Private Tour of El Yunque National Rainforest from San Juan

Private Tour of El Yunque National Rainforest from San Juan
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About
Take advantage of this unique excursion that will take you to an area of the El Yunque Rainforest lesser known to the public. With the guidance of your private, certified tour guide you will embark on an estimate 30 minute hike that will take you to the forest rivers, natural pools and waterfalls. Learn important and interesting facts about the only Tropical Rainforest in the US Forest System, and about Puerto Rico in general. Let your senses bring you back to the times where the Taino roamed thru this same forest, and take in all the beauty it has to offer. Depending on your skills the guide may continue going further up the forest into other sets of natural pools and waterfall.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9406P34
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water, Gatorade, and light snacks
  • Round-trip private transfer (from San Juan, Metro area, Rio Grande, Luquillo or Fajardo)
  • Informative, friendly and professional Certified Tour Guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - El Yunque Rain Forest
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks (available for Purchase)
  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but greatly appreciated
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up available within the San Juan, Rio Grande, Luquillo and Fajardo area.
  • Airports:
  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport, Carolina 979 Puerto Rico
  • Ports:
  • Pan-American Pier, Calle Muelle, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At the time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Due to uneven surfaces and the difficulty involved, this tour is not suitable for pregnant women past her first trimester, those with walking disabilities, with back or knee problems, or physical impairments
  • Not suitable for participants with previous injuries, recent surgeries, heart conditions, vertigo, misbalance or other serious medical conditions.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for children under 7 years).
  • Operates based on weather and river conditions, there is a possibility of cancellation if conditions are not found safe during rainy days.
  • You must have a good breakfast before departing on this tour
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems, recent injuries or other serious medical conditions
  • Please 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.
  • Vegetarian option is available at restaurant
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking (Additional persons will have extra fee per person)
  • Hotel/Port/AirBnB pickup is available from most centrally located San Juan hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing, tennis or hiking shoes (mandatory), swimsuit, bring a towel and change of clothes, sunscreen, and a camera
  • If the Off the Beaten path version is not suitable for you, please contact us for further options that are lower impact.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water, Gatorade, and light snacks
  • Round-trip private transfer (from San Juan, Metro area, Rio Grande, Luquillo or Fajardo)
  • Informative, friendly and professional Certified Tour Guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - El Yunque Rain Forest
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks (available for Purchase)
  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but greatly appreciated
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up available within the San Juan, Rio Grande, Luquillo and Fajardo area.
  • Airports:
  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport, Carolina 979 Puerto Rico
  • Ports:
  • Pan-American Pier, Calle Muelle, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At the time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Due to uneven surfaces and the difficulty involved, this tour is not suitable for pregnant women past her first trimester, those with walking disabilities, with back or knee problems, or physical impairments
  • Not suitable for participants with previous injuries, recent surgeries, heart conditions, vertigo, misbalance or other serious medical conditions.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for children under 7 years).
  • Operates based on weather and river conditions, there is a possibility of cancellation if conditions are not found safe during rainy days.
  • You must have a good breakfast before departing on this tour
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems, recent injuries or other serious medical conditions
  • Please 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.
  • Vegetarian option is available at restaurant
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking (Additional persons will have extra fee per person)
  • Hotel/Port/AirBnB pickup is available from most centrally located San Juan hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing, tennis or hiking shoes (mandatory), swimsuit, bring a towel and change of clothes, sunscreen, and a camera
  • If the Off the Beaten path version is not suitable for you, please contact us for further options that are lower impact.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    El Yunque Rain Forest
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Escape into the El Yunque Rainforest in this private guided tour limited to a maximum of 6 travelers (additional fee per person will apply for up to 14 persons). The only tropical rainforest in the United States national forest system, El Yunque is a lush, tropical paradise full of green vegetation, tropical birds, and wildlife. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to hike and explore different zones of El Yunque Rainforest in a completely off the beaten path way. After the initial 30 minute hike that includes river wading and rock climbing you will arrive to the first set of natural pools. Here you can swing from a rope, take a dip in a waterfall and enjoy going down on the natural waterslides (after a few minutes of a more strenuous rock climbing). Learn fun facts on natural history education, medicinal and toxic plant identification, geology, ecology, the Island's history and many other subjects. Spot native flora and fauna, many of which are not found anywhere else on the planet. IMPORTANT NOTE: If due to mobility issues, physical condition or small children in the group (please see complete list of safety requirement and limitations) you require for a less strenuous tour we offer an alternate option. However, we can only go on limited days a week, please contact us prior to booking in order to confirm availability for the more subtle Rainforest tour option.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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medmom2002
Chicago, IL592 contributions
Adventure, learning, and muddy fun
Feb 2021
As our group of 6 +2 was preparing to travel to PR for the first time, I looked for a private tour provider to guide us in El Yunque. We understood that the guided hiking path is limited as the guided tours are not allowed on the only remaining hiking path since the hurricane. That independent path is open, but based on some recommendations was difficult to navigate, and we opted for a private guided tour off-the-beaten-path.
Bespoke customer service was friendly and responsive. They warned us of the moderate activity required for the tour, 1 hr each way to get there from San Juan, and they also walked us through expectations, including the combination of hiking and water-immersed adventures. We were told that the initial hike is muddy and we should be prepared for a slippery path with appropriate non-slip hiking shoes but would have limited utility for ponchos and other extras. Throughout the planning stage, Bespoke was responsive to our needs.
On the day of the trip, Hector, our tour guide, was outstanding--organized and engaging; he was equally prepared to talk about the many living wonders of the rainforest and their purpose, as he was to the current situation experienced by locals. He was fun, supportive, and full of great ideas--including a market stop for fruits to eat on our trip. He was reassuring to our friends, who realized while on the van that this adventure was not right for them--but at that point, the return trip for one of 4 couples was difficult to arrange, and they opted to wait for us at the local house--where they were welcomed with Hector's recommendation. After about 25 minutes hike in the muddy, slippery, and not the most beautiful part of the rainforest (I have to presume), we learned about post-hurricane changes and some of the fascinating wildlife there. Then, we had to cross the shallow river as Hector prepared a quick snack of fruits we purchased on the way. They guided those who wanted to rope-swing into the river, and we continued climbing for about 30 more minutes to the diving cliff. I loved both experiences, but none of my friends were interested. They watched the first one and were able to jump off the smaller cliff for the second, to start our return to the van. We changed and were escorted to a really nice area of Luquillo beach, where we had an excellent beachfront lunch. Hector met us after lunch and took us back to the hotel. He continued to be a source of great recommendations for dining and entertainment--and could not have been more accommodating. The Bespoke was genuine in allowing special accommodations for our friends that did not complete the trip. In summary,
1. The actual hiking component of the trip is insignificant unless one is able and interested in being in the water most of the time (at least ankle-deep).
2. Bespoke is very friendly and Hector specifically was outstanding
3. If you choose to go, it's not for the wonders of ElYunque as there are very limited rainforest exposures, but for the water adventures which were really fun and very memorable for me
4. Make sure you are prepared for a muddy slippery walk, that you will most likely encounter rain, and only enter a sense of adventure anticipating some discomforts if you choose to go on this tour. If that's the expectation, Bespoke is excellent.

While short of the "extreme" called by my friends, it was not what I expected of the hike in the rainforest, but I certainly loved it personally, and recommend Hector and Bespoke for the right people looking to experience El Yunque in this limited way.
Written February 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Bespoke Lifestyle Management
melaniaa665
melaniaa665
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Not 8 but 3 hours
The experience it was fun and the guides as well. My complain is that they advertise it as a trip for 8 hours where
MadelynnG9
MadelynnG9
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Tour cancelled the day before
I would love to share how the tour went but I did not go on it. The tour group called the day before, cancelled bec
Sharon H
Sharon H
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Jumanji
My husband and teenage girls had an adventurous experience. James, George and Mitchell- aka Tarzan were great tour
apiyeafa
apiyeafa
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Perfect Length
We really wanted just a half day tour. It was really the perfect length of time. Any shorter and we wouldn’t have g
E2532GZameliam
E2532GZameliam
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Well worth it
Super great tour! I think it’s important to read what you’re getting in to first, for those searching. It is a long
328freddyl
328freddyl
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Close and personal experience.
We were first to get picked up right from the front of our hotel. Our driver was really friendly and went out of he
travellight23
travellight23
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A fully immersive experience!
This was an EXCELLENT experience all around. We missed our excursion due to a scheduling issue and Shanie was SO he
XiangxinS
XiangxinS
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Fun jungle adventure
Our guide is a very passionate local who’s proud and knowledgeable about this island. The journey won’t be the same
jenniferd244
jenniferd244
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Great tour!
We absolutely loved this tour. I wouldn’t recommend if you aren’t in decent shape. It is slippery and strenuous. Ou
TravelingHolmes1117
TravelingHolmes1117
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Great Rainforest Tour
Julian and Luis were our guides and they made the trip very enjoyable. They were very knowledgeable about the area
U2827EJneill
U2827EJneill
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Great Rainforest Experience
Favorite part of the trip was the natural waterslide and optional cliff jump into the clear rainforest water. Make
jaina b
jaina b
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The tour was cancelled the last minute do to “structure damage”
It was canceled the day before the trip due to structural damage, and it’s still being offered. They offered an exc
Sheekybaby
Sheekybaby
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Experience of a lifetime
This was literally one of the best activities I’ve done in my entire life.The staff was super friendly very attenti
ayshaaaam
ayshaaaam
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Unforgettable Experience
My husband and I had such an amazing experience with this bio bay swimming tour. Julian and Hector have this runnin
Q4106LBmegang
Q4106LBmegang
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Great Combo Tour for Unique PR Experience
I highly recommend this tour! The El Yunque Rainforest portion is led by great guides who talk about the nature and
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