El Yunque Rainforest Hiking & Bio Bay Combo Tour
Experience Puerto Rico’s most popular nature attractions in one day, while saving BIG with this full day package! Includes an interpretive guided tour to El Yunque Rain forest and a fascinating Eco Kayak Adventure to Fajardo’s Bio Bay.
There are so many things to do and see in Puerto Rico yet time is often too little to enjoy all its enchantments! Do not go home without seeing everything; this full day package is ideal for those travelers wanting to get the most out of their vacation!
The hiking trails are considered to be moderate to strenuous – therefore guests should be in good physical health.
This combo tour starts out in the morning, taking you to a place held sacred by the people of Puerto Rico. According to ancient Indian legend, the good spirit Yocahu reigned at El Yunque on his mighty mountaintop throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people from the dangerous hurricanes. The “El Yunque” Rainforest is the crown jewel of Puerto Rico’s nature attractions!
After a delicious Puerto Rican Buffet Lunch we’re off to an adventure not to be missed while in Puerto Rico! Get ready for a fully guided night trip into one of the most amazing natural phenomena of the world, Fajardo’s World Famous Bioluminescent Lagoon
Rainforest Hiking Tour Description
We start off at “El Portal Visitor Center”, known as “The Gateway to the Forest” which features a short informative film about the forest, we shall stop at “La Coca Falls” also known as “The Fountain of Youth” by Juan Ponce de Leon, and enjoy a 360 view of the forest at the “Yocahu” Observation tower. This Hiking Tour explores two different trails, so this means that you will get to see much more than the Walking Tour. We follow the “La Mina” river making it’s way to the falls. Next up is the “Big Tree” with towering trees dating back 300 years!
The hike to La Mina Falls is .7miles downhill and .7miles uphill, a total of 1.4 miles. The hike to La Mina is considered moderate to strenuous; therefore, guest should be in good physical health.
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Lunch Buffet – Puerto Rican Style!
After the Rainforest Hiking tour through “El Yunque” National Forest we will board the bus descending from the mountains, and head for a delicious dinner featuring authentic Puerto Rican style cooking.
Average cost $12 to $14 per person / Lunch and gratuities are not included in Tour prices.
For your entrée you will have the choice of chicken, fish, steak or pork to go along with rice and beans, plantains, green salad and soft drink. Vegetarian meal option is available. Your tour guide will ask for the food order on the day of the tour.
Bio Bay “Laguna Grande”, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
There, you will meet our glowing friends, the Pyrodinium Bahamense, a microscopic plankton capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand! Explore this amazing organism up close as our professional eco guides take you to discover all its secrets. Learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life, and what you can do to protect such a special place.
Our famous 2-hour bio bay kayak tour includes interesting interpretations about the reserve fragile ecology, star constellations, and a fascinating encounter with billions of bioluminescent organisms. Watch how every stroke of your paddle leaves behind a glowing swirl of blue light, and fish light up their path like shooting stars in the water. The adventure to Laguna Grande can only be described as magical, creating memories that will last a lifetime!
NOTE: BIO BAY PORTION of this tour is run by a separate tour operator. We partner with the best and most highly rated kayaking tour companies.
At a Glance
- Entrance fees included
- Complimentary Water
- Fully guided tours visiting:
- Most points of interest on the El Yunque Trails
- Fajardo’s famous Bioluminescent “Laguna Grande”
- Lunch – Delicious Puerto Rican “Criollo” Meal ($12.00- $14.00 p/p - cost not included in Tour fee)
-Includes one drink.
-Vegetarian meal option available
- Light Snacks (After Bio Bay) NOTE: provided by the Kayaking tour company.
- Duration: Full Day! 10 hours (approx. - does not include travel time)
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- Full Day! 10 hours (approx. - does not include travel time)
- Skill Level:
- Fun for Everyone! Children 6 + ages are welcome! .
Excursion not recommended for guests that are pregnant, with knee, hip or back problems, heart conditions, or guests that have had recent surgery.
- Available Dates:
- Monday - Saturday (Minimum of 6 passengers required)**
What to Bring
- Towels and change of dry clothes
- Close-toed shoes that can get wet (sneakers or water shoes)
- Comfortable hiking clothes that can get wet (bathing suits are a must)
- We recommend bringing a poncho or rain-jacket for the rainy season (May- October)
- Money for dinner
- Comfortable clothes that can get wet (recommend a bathing suit)
- Shoes that can get wet (flip flops are fine)
- Towel and change of clothes for after the excursion
- DO NOT BRING VALUABLES OR ANYTHING THAT CANNOT GET WET – lost items will be very hard to find in the water at night, and anything you take with you will get wet!
Approximate Hotel Pick up Times*:
- Condado Area (10:00-10:15am)
- San Juan Area (10:15-10:30am)
- Ocean Park (10:25-10:35am)
- Isla Verde (10:30-10:45am)
- Rio Grande (11:00am)
- Fajardo (10:30am)
*You will receive pre-assigned pick up location and approximate pick up time on your confirmation e-mail.
*We provide roundtrip transportation from pre-assigned locations close to all major hotels and guesthouses in the San Juan area and North Eastern Puerto Rico.
Trips are subject to change
One of the things that we enjoy the most about our trips is that everyday on the water, in the rainforest or anywhere in Puerto Rico, is a different experience. According to the specific weather conditions for any given day a trip may vary slightly from our advertised offerings. On these rare occasions our tour guides will select the route that they believe will be the most fun and enjoyable for the whole group. Some days a given trip may do an additional stop beyond what is advertised, at the same time, that trip may do one less stop than what is advertised. For that reason, we encourage you to choose your trips based on the rough descriptions provided here on our website and simply trust us to provide you with a wonderful experience.
**Transportation service is subject to a minimum of 6 guests requesting transportation for the same trip. This doesn’t mean that you have to have all six guests in your party; you can simply join other guests from other groups that need transportation as well. In the event that the minimum amount required is not met, please contact us, as we may have additional reservations to fill a tour.