El Yunque Rainforest Walking Tour in Puerto Rico
Explore the lush trails and see the beautiful views of the El Yunque Rain Forest, Puerto Rico's premier eco-tourism location and the only tropical rain forest in the entire U.S. National Forest system!
You will be amazed by the same views that dazzled the Spanish Settlers 500 years ago! Experience a unique rainforest excursion that’s fun and educational for the whole family!
This tour takes you to a place held sacred by the people of Puerto Rico. According to ancient Taino Indian legend, the good spirit “Yocahu” reigned at El Yunque on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people from the dangerous hurricanes.
The El Yunque Rainforest
This Rain Forest excursion is our low impact nature walk. The trails are easy going and you wont miss out on all of the forest’s wonders including parrot’s nests and one of the world’s smallest orchids!
We start off at “El Portal Visitor Center”, known as “The Gateway to the Rainforest” which features a short informative film about the Rainforest, 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. The rainforest 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” Water Falls
- “Yocahu” Observation Tower
- “Caimitillo” Trail (30mins approx.)
- 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:
- Fun for Everyone! 6 + ages are welcome! (Limited Wheel Chair Access)
- Available Dates:
- Monday - Sunday (Minimum of 6 passengers required)**
What to Bring
- Your Cellphone - In the event we need to contact you, or you need to contact us.
- Close-toed shoes that can get wet (sneakers or water shoes)
- Comfortable hiking clothes that can get wet
- Do not Bring Extra Valuables : Keep it simple!
*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.