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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

  • Explore the hidden gems of El Yunque rainforest
  • Spend the day hiking and swimming in natural pools
  • Avoid the crowds and popular sites on this off-the-beaten-path tour
El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour
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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour
From US$99.00
Discover the hidden gems of the El Yunque rainforest on this off-the-beaten path tour, ideal for the adventurous and those revisiting the park. Walk along secret trails and explore lesser-known waterfalls and swimming holes while discovering Puerto Rico’s wildlife, such as Coqui tree frogs. Enjoy a well-planned day of swimming, hiking, and wildlife on this tour from San Juan.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup at your hotel or central San Juan location. Bring your hiking boots, comfortable clothing, a bathing suit, towel, and change of clothing.

At El Yunque, your hike—approximately 35 minutes—takes you to a secret natural pool with a waterfall. Enjoy the local flora and fauna of the area, such as rainforest flowers and Coqui tree frogs, before taking a dip in the natural pools. Dry off before continuing on a 40-minute uphill hike.

Next, visit  El Portal Center to learn about the tropical rainforest, the only one in the US National Forest System.

After another short, rocky hike, finish your adventure at another secluded pool with a natural water slide and a rope that swings into the river.

After a stop for local Puerto Rican food (own expense), your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Reviews (57)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
El Yunque Tour

The rainforest was beautiful! There was only one very short hike (5 minutes). The movie was BORING! We would have liked to hike more. There was also an hour lunch break where the guide took us to a restaurant. That was not included in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kristi H
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Great hiking trip

This was so much fun. Be prepared to get muddy and wet. Alex was a great guide and very informative on the flora during the walk answering questions and pointing things out. The jump into the pools was so refreshing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Derek B
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I just came back from this tour, with my tour guide RAUL who was the BEST tour guide ever! He was so funny & knowledgeable of all the history in PR. He made the tour feel like a day with a long lost family member...More

Thank NR1025
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile
Excellent!! Exceeded expectations!

This was worth every penny!! This review is late but I believe my tour guide was Alex(?), an amazing guy who served in the army and has travelled the world and worked with NGOs. I went solo on this trip and he made sure I...More

1  Thank AliSeaAhh
Reviewed 9 October 2018
A wonderful experience

We had EJ as our tour guide. Very friendly and helpful with the hiking tour. He made sure we were safe while participating in the activities. The hike was challenging but a great experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chukwudera M
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11 July 2018|
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Response from JadedKatana | Reviewed this property |
It would not be good for a 5 yr old or younger; there are areas that involve climbing, using your full body to extend and pull yourself up, or stretching your legs all the way down a boulder to find footing for... More
20 May 2018|
Response from kahlmark |
I believe this tour although amazing would be challenging for your younger children. The weather made the climb up and down difficult as it was muddy and hard to maneuver. Little legs would have a hard time through the... More