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Arenales Caves and River Adventure in Puerto Rico provided by Puerto Rico as a Local

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Arenales Caves and River Adventure in Puerto Rico

Arenales Caves and River Adventure in Puerto Rico
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
13
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    13
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Life Vests if requested
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Parking Fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up only on selected hotels from the San Juan touristic areas of Condado, Miramar, Old San Juan and Isla Verde. Old San Juan guests will be picked up only at "Plaza Colón" (Colón Square). Pick-up starts at 8:00am.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Life Vests if requested
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Parking Fees
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up only on selected hotels from the San Juan touristic areas of Condado, Miramar, Old San Juan and Isla Verde. Old San Juan guests will be picked up only at "Plaza Colón" (Colón Square). Pick-up starts at 8:00am.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Vega Baja
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Manati
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Manati
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Donna L
2 contributions
Mar 2021
I booked this tour after watching a youtube video of two sisters (Paris and Sydney) on their trip to Puerto Rico. The sisters looked as if they were having so much fun with their tour guide. I booked the tour and hoped that I would end up with the same exact tour guide and I did!!!!! Yamile is personable, friendly, and knowledgeable about all things Puerto Rico. She is very clear with instructions and insists on adhering to all safety measures. Since we were staying in Rio Grande and had a rental car, she told us where to park for free in San Juan to start our tour. She arrived at our pick-up location on time and made two quick stops to pick up more tourists. The van was not crowded and my husband and I felt safe during the entire ride. Everyone had a temp check and masks were required for all. On the way to the rainforest, Yamile explained everything we would experience and she made us feel comfortable by helping us all get acquainted so we would not feel like strangers to each other. Once we arrived at the tour location, we put on life vests and locked our belongings in the van. Yamile assured us that she would be taking plenty of pictures which allowed us to fully experience the adventure without worrying about capturing the moments. She took care of everything! She made sure we were safe, led the way for all of us to prevent any injuries, and she made sure we looked out for one another throughout the tour as some parts take a bit of teamwork. Once we ended the first part of the rainforest tour, we stopped at a cafeteria-style restaurant for an inexpensive, but tasty lunch. My husband had the ribs which he said were delicious and I had the fish (Grouper) which was also good. After lunch, we loaded back into the van and took another ride to a swimming hole. It was a short hike to a location with the clearest water I've ever seen. I mean it was literally crystal clear...how is that even possible? She explained the effects of the weather, hurricanes, and climate change on the environment. Yamile also cares about the rainforest and does her part to help keep it clean. She picks up trash along her routes which I admired. Once we wrapped up the tour and loaded back into the van I tried to stay awake, but I was worn out for the day. We definitely got our money's worth on this tour. I don't have one single regret about my experience and I would not change anything. There is so much to see and do in Puerto Rico that I have to return at some point before I'm too old to return. Whenever we return, I hope Yamile will be willing to show us more wonderful gems in Puerto Rico.
Written 22 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

780sb2015
Charlotte, North Carolina3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
First of all, Yamile is an awesome tour guide!!! We were hiking up the side of mountains, swimming in caves, and seeing Puerto Rico at its finest. She makes everyone in the group feel like a family. You really have a fun day hanging out and getting to know each other. She knows the area well and also knows all kinds of historical and nature tidbits. You can tell she is truly passionate about what she does and loves Puerto Rico. This was the first time I had done any swimming through caves, but it won't be the last. It was truly a memorable and exciting experience. This time of year was great because the weather was in the 80s and it wasn't too hot. Lunch was at a local restaurant with authentic Puerto Rican food and was delicious! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore nature in Puerto Rico.
Written 1 February 2022
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dreamer1606
North Carolina17 contributions
This tour was the most amazing experience I have ever been on. I have visited several places and done many tours but this one was one for the books.
Yamile is amazing and so friendly she is a one woman show so if you book this tour you will be delighted by her presence.
The pictures don’t do it justice! You swim through caves, swim in water and hike until your heart is content.
It is a bit physical, I am not a physically fit person and never exercise but I made it. The worst part is the steep incline back to the bus. I wouldn’t recommend trying if you have a hard time walking or climbing.
Yamile will call you the day before to go over everything with you which is so nice to have someone that truly cares about your experience.
If you want a fun adventure this is it!!
I recommend eating a good breakfast before going and lunch was very tasty and reasonably priced.
Yamile if you’re reading this I just want you to know you’re the best and our new PR family :)
Written 15 May 2021
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TXBDan
Brisbane3 contributions
Jan 2022
Wow! This trip greatly exceeded our expectations. Swimming through the caves was such a unique and awesome experience. It's hard to describe so just look at the pics on all the reviews.

The trek had just enough technical bits to make it feel like an adventure. You have to hike up and down a couple hills, clamor over lots of slippery rocks with water rushing over them, the water is a bit chilly, etc. There's one part where you have to hike across a very steep hill and hold on or else you'll fall off into the river below. At one point you swim into a dark cave with only phone flashlights. It's pretty spooky! It was no problem for us or anyone on our tour, but perhaps if you're older or have low strength or balance it might not be the trip for you.

Yamile was an excellent host and guide. She was very thorough leading up to the trip by calling to confirm the requirements and plan the pickup schedule. She was good about covid precautions, everyone had to wash their hands and wear masks on the bus, etc. Most of all she was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to hang out with for a day.

This is probably the best guided tour we've even taken... Thanks, Yamile!
Written 4 January 2022
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Julie Gritter
Grand Rapids, MI1 contribution
This trip was INCREDIBLE! A true adventure. Yamile was an excellent guide: fun, funny, full of interesting Puerto Rican facts regarding the nature and culture and history. And also, very importantly, she gave us clear directions and kept us safe/injury free while we navigated through some pretty tricky spots. I also appreciated how she helped us non-Spanish speakers in the group order at the restaurant we went for lunch. She explained the food options and how to say what we wanted/how much. And the food was FANTASTIC! Another thing I greatly appreciated is that she took photos and videos of us throughout the tour, which she sent us afterwards. Expect to get drenched in “refreshing” chilly water ;) —you really will be swimming in places your feet cannot touch at times (wearing life jackets, of course). And expect to have the time of your life! Soak in the beauty and richness of Puerto Rico! A million thanks to you, Yamile <3 -Julie
Written 28 February 2022
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Juan-Miguel G
1 contribution
Jun 2021
This was by far, one of the best highlights of our trip to Puerto Rico! Yamile is a phenomenal guide who immediately makes everyone feel welcome and excited about the day's adventure. I would (and will!) book all my future Puerto Rico tours with "Puerto Rico as a Local." Our group had an amazing time and created some unforgettable memories. Whether it was drifting down a river staring up at the beautiful nature surrounding you, scaling rocks, jumping off ledges, or exploring caves, every moment was awesome! The tour does require a degree of physical ability, as you will hike up a short but very steep hill on the return; navigate slippery rocks and ledges; swim/float, pull yourself up out of the water; and some light climbing. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to really see and experience Puerto Rico and have a great time doing so.
Written 4 August 2021
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Lisa
7 contributions
This is one of the best tours I have ever done. It has been the highlight of our trip. Yamille is an excellent guide, we learned so much about the island and what locals do for fun here. She even gave us a short salsa lesson! The local restaurant food was delicious, especially the desserts! They were amazing! The only thing I would do differently is read her directions better and I wish I had better water shoes. They have them on Amazon and family members who had them were happy with the purchase. This is the tour of a lifetime, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.
Written 20 February 2022
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A W
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Horrible experience.
Tour guide changed the pick up location and time that was on the ad posting at the last minute. And instead of trying to accommodate for the inconvenience she LEFT us. She was condescending, rude, and laughed in my face on the phone when I asked to be refunded the $280 spent on this excursion we did not experience.
We found a better cheaper excursion on Air BnB that takes you from the mountains, to the beach and caves, and includes lunch for $80 a person with tour guides who were kind and respectful.

So glad we didn't let this horrible guide ruin the day we planned. Look on airbnb for the "mountain to beach" tour with Hector. Much better experience, lots of history and a lot cheaper!!
Written 16 May 2022
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Yamileyr
Is hard to believe that there is so much incorrect and false information in such a short review, but I will address them one by one. 1. There is no “ad posting” with a set location and pick-up time for everyone on any of my tours. For the traveler reading this, please I invite you to check TripAdvisor to find this by yourself. Pick-up is provided from selected hotels in the touristic areas of Old San Juan, Condado, Miramar and Isla Verde (as it clearly is stated on TripAdvisor). I provide pick-up time and order based on the bookings and guests location that I have for every tour. So claiming that I changed last minute the pick-up location and time from the “ad posting” is false. Still today you haven’t been able to confirm to me or to TripAdvisor Customer Services the supposed location that you thought you were going to be picked up. 2. You didn’t provide any pick-up location on your booking. One of the positive things that is frequently mentioned on many of the excellent reviews is how great the communication is between the guide and the customers about tour pick-up details and additional useful information about the tour. I always text all the information one or two days prior to the tour and also give a courtesy call the afternoon before to clarify any questions. In your case I texted you the morning before the tour at 7:34am a very courteous message requesting pick-up location, e-mail address to send the electronic waivers that needed to be signed prior to the activity, informing you about the courtesy call I was making to you at around 6pm and also additional information about what to bring to the tour. I received no reply or feedback from your part. I texted you again at 2:07pm and again at 5:49pm and still no reply. I called you at 5:50pm and got no answer. At that point I already talked to the rest of the guests and everyone already had send the requested information. I was only missing yours, so I could provide everyone’s pick-up time and order. I then proceeded to e-mail you through Viator, since I was already concerned that maybe the phone number provided on the booking was incorrect. I e-mail you at 6:17pm and again at 8:30pm and never got a reply. At that point still all my other customers were waiting for the pick-up times so I proceeded to confirm times at around 9pm and went to bed at almost 11pm with no news about you. 3. I woke up at around 6:30am and saw that you had replied from the cell phone I have been texting since the morning at 11:45pm with a message and I quote “Hello! Sorry I didn’t respond I’ve been very busy” and then at 11:52pm you texted your location and asked if I could pick-you up from there. I replied at 6:44am about how important was to respond on a timely manner since I had no information about your pick-up location and the other participants times depended on that, about was was needed to be brought to the tour and since I already had all my pick-ups and times set, I informed you of the last pick-up location and time I had in San Juan before departing to the northwest, where the activities were located, and were also another customer was being picked-up. I even wrote that you needed to be on time. This was only a 7 minute ride from your Airbnb. You replied and I quote “We will meet you there”. 4. I arrive sharp on time at the provided location and time and greeted the other customer also waiting for his pick-up. However you were not there. I waited around 4 minutes and called you and you told me that you were almost 10 minutes away, which meant you had not even left your Airbnb. At that point I told you that I could not wait that much. It would have meant waiting for a full 15 minutes with all my customers just sitting on the van and also being late to my last pick-up at the northwest. I was extremely responsible since the day before trying to contact you and I respect everyone’s else time and punctuality. So I had to continue with my pick-ups. You demanded a refund and even threatened to give a bad review if I didn’t do so. You texted me exactly 15 minutes after provided pick-up time that you arrived at the location, but already you knew that I had left and only as a strategy to claim a refund saying that (yes my fellow traveler that is reading this) that you were on time and that the guide never showed up. Which is a different version of what you just wrote on this review. 5. Your refund claim was rejected because you were late to your pick-up…plain and simple. 6. I am not even going to address your false claims about the rudeness and “laughing at your face” because is very easy to see on all the reviews the kind of person I am, extremely respectful, caring, kind and treat everyone as a family member. 7. You mentioned that you were glad that the guide didn’t ruin your day…just reading the other 593 excellent reviews will prove otherwise. 8. For my traveler reading this: Rest assured that if a situation happens with a tour operator where in fact your were misinformed, the guide never showed up, changed location and left, etc TripAdvisor Customer Service will do their due diligence to contact both parties and also ask for evidence of each claim. They will be just and fair. Is not your word against the tour operator, is an investigation based on proof and evidence. 9. This customer refund request was rejected because I provided all the screen shots of the messages, phone calls and e-mails done proving that the customer was not accesible, didn’t provide location until last minute, agreed to be on time and was late to the pick-up 10. I have all this information available if anyone wants to see it (protecting the customer’s name of course. 11. And finally: I am truly glad that you did another activity and were able to enjoy the beautiful PR. May this be a lesson learned to be more considerate of the tour operator responsibility and other tour participants’ time.
Written 18 May 2022
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Liana
Altamonte Springs, FL13 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was an amazing adventure! The experience included pick up/drop off, caves, rock climbing, jumping into the river, and a hike to a natural spring. You also stop for lunch, you pay for, but the restaurant is well priced with many delicious Puerto Rican foods. Over all you really get to challenge yourself physically, meet great people, and learn more about Puerto Rico with Yamile. We were only in PR for a short trip and this adventure allowed our group to see a great side of Puerto Rico’s nature, local food, and the country side.

I recommend really great water shoes that are super durable, pair of sandals, and a change of clothes.

Yamile is an amazing tour guide, driver and skilled adventurer. She will have you feeling like a professional forest/rock hiker and climber.
Written 2 November 2020
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Xavier Gonzalez
Jackson, MI33 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Was great day with a great guide. Very knowledgeable ,experienced and always concerned for safety of the group. I highly recommend her tours she loves taking photos and videos. The view ,the tour, waterfalls, hiking,caves and swimming where worth it . Strongly recommend your qear water shows for traction on wet rocks or muddy surfaces.
Written 5 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A Must While In Puerto Rico
Yamile was amazing! She is a great guide/person/ and host. She made sure everyone had a fun time and was awesome wi
Eamon M
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Truly a Great Tour
In order of excellence, 1. Yamile, the tour guide. She made you family! a. The pick-up time was accurate, not an
Odette O
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Outstanding Tour
Wonderful experience, like no other and I consider myself a local too. Yamile is an excellent guide and makes you f
noxzema24
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A must do tour in Puerto Rico!
Everything about this tour was amazing! Yamile was the best guide I could ever have asked for. Not only was she sw
aborrelli
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Once in a lifetime
Yamile is an excellent host/guide/human being, kept us super safe without limiting our ability to explore her "back
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Beautiful Scenery and Amazing Guide
It's a great experience and was unlike anything I've done before. The rock formations and carvings are super unique
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Unforgettable experience and amazing guide
The Utuado Canyon was unlike anything I have seen before. I’m big into geology, culture, and I like a little advent
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Sabana Seca - My Second Home
We visited my aunt and cousins in Sabana Seca. It was like being home again. I love them and I love Puerto Rico!
Scenic492480
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So much fun!
We had an excellent time! Our group was great as was our guide Yamile! Would definitely recommend for anyone lookin
Simone F
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Perfect balance of adventure and relaxation!!!
My mom and I decided to book the rainforest, water slide, and beach excursion with Yamile, and we had the BEST time
deonnar173
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Amazing time !
Though I went last July, I still can remember how my tour guide made me feel…like family. Thank you for everything
M5908WNjos
M5908WNjos
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Interesting visit to southern Puerto Rico
We really enjoyed our full-day tour with Yamile. We got to see and experience the variety of the landscape in Puer
sedababs
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PR's Hidden Gem
A truly unforgettable tour somewhere between the mountain views, canyon walls, and the Taino petroglyphs. Yamile wi
criscobutterbeans
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Jungle hike and rock slide tour
We loved it all! Had a great time, from 11 years old up to 78 years old, all loved it. Yamille was amazing! Knew e
heidypu
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Awesome!!!
My family and I took the rainforest tour and it was awesome. Yamile is a professional, her style and her thrive for
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