El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Tour
Not for the Faint if Heart! This is our extended tour of the El Yunque Rain Forest, our Island's premier eco-tourism location and the only tropical rain forest in the entire U.S. National Forest system! The hiking trails are considered to be moderate to strenuous – therefore guests should be in good physical health.
This tour takes 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
This Tour will take you to one of the most beautiful waterfall in Puerto Rico! You will be able to swim in clear rain forest water, so refreshing and fun!
We start off at “El Portal Visitor Center”, known as “The Gateway to the El Yunque Rainforest” 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 Rain forest is home to more than 240 species of plants and wildlife; waterfalls, streams and hiking trails leading to enticing locations. All along, you’ll be serenaded by the delightful melody of “Coqui”(KO-KEE) our tiny rain frog unique to Puerto Rico!
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.
At a Glance
- Entrance fee included
- Complimentary Water
- Fully guided tour visiting:
- “El Portal”Visitor Center
- “La Coca” Falls
- “Yocahu” Observation Tower
- “La Mina” Falls –swimming is allowed (Hiking Trail 1hr.30mins round trip)
- 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
For Pick - up and Drop - off times from your location, click here
- 5 hours 30 minutes (approx. - does not include travel time)
- Skill Level:
- Children & Adults should be capable of hiking 1hr. 30mins
- Available Dates:
- Monday - Sunday (Minimum of 6 passengers required)**
What to Bring
- Close-toed shoes that can get wet (sneakers or water shoes)
- Comfortable hiking clothes that can get wet (bathing suits are a must)
- Towels and change of dry clothes
- We recommend to bring a poncho or rain-jacket for the rainy season (May- October)
*We provide transportation to and from all major hotels and guesthouses in the San Juan metropolitan area and North Eastern Puerto Rico. We will call you, the day of your trip to give you the exact pick up time for your location.
**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.