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About El Yunque Tours
El Yunque Tours "Rainforest Nature Walk to Waterfall Adventure" is an unforgettable guided nature walk into the interior of the only Tropical Rainforest in the U.S. Forestry system locally known as the "El Yunque" 28,000 acres of lush plants, hardwood trees, cloud forests, dwarf forest, rivers, waterfalls, birds, insects, lizards and beautiful flowers along with a rich culture and historical background make for a breath taking day via or guided nature walks so come join us under the canopy!
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Enjoy a relaxing nature walk through the El Yunque Rainforest at dusk. Discover some of the forest’s nocturnal wildlife as you make your way to the natural swimming hole at Rio Mameyes. Learn about the rich biodiversity of Puerto Rico and see a number of animals such as bats, insects, and tree frogs as the sun sets.
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Morgan W wrote a review Mar 2020
Noblesville, Indiana527 contributions137 helpful votes
A beautiful glimpse of the rainforest with an informative guide in an air conditioned bus. We got gout several times to explored the waterfalls, over looks, and angel pond. Many excellent photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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DavidG3900 wrote a review Jan 2020
Arlington, Texas45 contributions20 helpful votes
Long time cruiser. Many times to San Juan, but had never done rain forest (now a rain jungle due to prior hurricanes). Glad I waited. This is, by far, one of the best, off a ship tour I've done in the Caribbean. Angel with El Yunqye Tours was awesome. From the moment they picked us up, to 6 hours later, back @ RCCL Allure, he was engaging, informative, and professional. Seems dedicated to the cultural and botanical culture of the Island. Everything was taken care of for us. Stopped for coffee and restroom break before heading into forest. Even had a van,& crew at point we hiked down to the river for a swim, with daypack, umbrella, food, and towel (and Porta Potties!!). The small umbrella was great under the canopy, both for the sun and a nice rain shower as we walked back from the river. Book with the ship, or @ elyyunquetorus.com if on island. Don't imagine a better group out there. Perfect day, but you must be able to hike and moderate exertion in the forest, book wisely, not for toddlers or elderly.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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sbsfl wrote a review Jan 2020
Tamarac, Florida167 contributions34 helpful votes
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Booked this trip through Royal Caribbean on a stop in San Juan. The rainforest is about a 45 minute drive (they take a pitstop at a Wendy's for food and restroom break). Once there, it's about a 1 mile walk/hike downhill along a trail. An easy walk. Our guide Angel and the tour owner Mike offered great insight about the rainforest and the creatures and plants who call it home. Plus they pointed out the tremendous damage from the recent Hurricane, but showed how nature was already starting to regenerate. At the end of the trail, there is a natural pool where you can take a refreshing swim. The water was cool and clear, and perfect after the hike. The only bad thing about a 1 mile downhill hike, is that it was that same 1 mile hike UPhill to get back to the trailhead. So you need to be prepared. On the way back, the sunlight gave way to evening, and we could hear the forest come alive. Tiny tree frogs make a deafening noise, and the guides would point the little guys out as we passed them along the way. If you want to experience a rainforest in its natural state, I highly recommend this excursion. One of the best I have ever taken, and well worth the money.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Martin G wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our guide, Michael was incredibly knowledgeable about the rain forest. So glad we had the opportunity to explore El Yunque with him and his team!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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David L wrote a review Jul 2019
Houston, Texas20 contributions6 helpful votes
We took this as an excursion from Royal Carribbean and it was wonderful from the start. Angel was a very engaging tour guide who provided great information. It shows he really cared about Puerto Rico. Mike was top notch and his company's service was excellent. They provided everything - backpacks, umbrella's, towels, snacks, water, bug repellent EVEN the photos were free. Normally other tours try to nickel and dime these things out of you, but they did not. I saw other tour groups with us and there was a stark difference. they had very shady tour guides that were just loud and obnoxious. While ours were very professional and engaging. In fact the other company crowded the parking lot in one of our stops with their buses that they would've delayed us had it not been for Michelle's adept driving and the tour guides professionalism in maneuvering out of a potentially heated situation. We would've loved to have had more time at the River as it was so peaceful and refreshing. Because we were at altitude and also lots of running water from the rivers there were not bugs or mosquitos.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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