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Visit Puerto Rico's Rainforest

Looking for a unique tour with friends or family? El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico is a great option. Add this to your bucket list! With breathtaking views, crystal clear water, and incredible experiences to share with friends, it’s a must-see. In our PUERTO RICO RAINFOREST TOUR. you’ll experience fully guided tours of El Yunque National Rainforest, complete with eco interpretations throughout the rainforest hike. You’ll receive pictures from the tour and comprehensive training and safety instructions before embarking on the hike. Also, enjoy light snacks and refreshments all day with the rainforest entry fee and all the equipment you need. There’s plenty of time to relax and soak in the atmosphere by the natural pools, river, and waterfalls.

What is the location of El Yunque National Forest?

Approximately 16.7 miles from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, El Yunque spans about 30,000 acres and is a habitat for many unique tropical plants. Map

To get there, you’ll need a rental car because taxis or Ubers aren’t allowed. Despite its size, El Yunque stands out as one of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests. It’s home to many rare species found nowhere else on Earth. Since public transport isn’t available, you’ll need your own ride. Plus, with little to no cell service, calling a taxi or Uber for the trip back can be tricky.

If you’re up for an adventure, our trip starts at the lively Frutera Flores fruit stand in Luquillo. There, your friendly guide will pick out some tasty fruits for your tour, and you can also try some local snacks like fritters or refreshing fruit drinks.

Things to do in El Yunque, Puerto Rico’s Rainforest

What makes this tour so special? El Yunque is renowned for Puerto Rico’s top-tier waterfalls. Alongside its incredible variety of plants and surrounded by a special climate, it becomes the ideal space to enjoy an amazing day with various activities such as swimming, hiking, and a spa. Here’s a brief description of the different activities you can enjoy:

Discover the Hidden Gem of America:

Immerse yourself in El Yunque, the sole tropical rainforest found within the borders of the United States. As you venture through the dense foliage, you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of chirping birds and the rustling of leaves.

Embark on an Enchanting Hiking Experience:

Uncover the mysteries of El Yunque’s ecosystem with our knowledgeable guides. Keep your eyes peeled for colorful parrots flying overhead, tiny tree frogs camouflaged among the leaves, and vibrant orchids peeking out from the trees. Every step you take in El Yunque is a chance to discover something new and extraordinary.

Nature’s Sanctuary:

Find relaxation in the tranquil rainforest pools and majestic cascading waterfalls.

A Heaven for Adventure Seekers:

Indulge in the excitement of El Yunque’s natural water slides! Experience Serenity in Motion: Feel the exhilaration of swinging through the rainforest on a rope dive.

Embrace the Wonder:

Delight in the thrill of cliff-jumping into awe-inspiring natural pools.

Tropical Bliss:

Unwind amidst the abundant greenery, savoring local delicacies and refreshing beverages.

Preserve Your Memories:

Allow us to capture your adventures through photography, ensuring that your experiences in El Yunque will never fade away.

Some recommendations if you want to book El Yunque tour with Island Journeys:

  • Bring closed-toe shoes that can get wet/dirty, have good grip for hiking on wet surfaces, and provide comfort and support (no sandals, water shoes, or flip flops). Comfortable hiking clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and dirty.
  • It is essential that you are in good physical condition to participate and enjoy yourself.
  • We do not recommend the tour for: guests with neck, back, arm, or leg problems, or those wearing casts; guests who have epilepsy, heart conditions, dizziness, or vertigo; guests with hearing or visual impairments; guests who have undergone recent surgery; or pregnant women.
  • Please note that transportation is not included in the tour package. Guests must have a rental car; taxis or Ubers are not permitted. Additionally, gratuities for the tour guide are not included but are always greatly appreciated.

Can you visit Puerto Rico’s Rainforest without a tour?

While it is permitted to visit El Yunque without a tour, one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the rainforest is by taking one of the many El Yunque tours available in Island Journeys. These tours provide a guided experience that takes you deep into the heart of the rainforest, allowing you to discover its hidden treasures. From hiking through scenic trails to swimming in crystal-clear natural pools, each tour offers a different perspective on this natural wonder.

Whether you’re a nature lover, an adrenaline junkie, or simply someone seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, El Yunque has something for everyone.

Ready to embark on your family adventure in Puerto Rico? Contact Island Journeys today to book your unforgettable tour!

490+ 5-star reviews

Awesome. Paula and Bradley were fantastic. Very knowledgeable. We had fun. Berlinda Duvet

My husband and I did the Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Combo Tour. I spent a lot of time researching tour companies and I’m glad we chose Island Journeys! We greatly appreciated that they provided pictures of the El Yunque portion so we could leave our phones on the bus… Jennifer Witzki

Highly recommend booking with this tour company!!! We had an Incredible experience!! Nina & John were amazing and super knowledgeable for the hiking and bioluminescent kayaking tour. We had such a smooth and amazing trip. We will be booking with them next time we are in Puerto Rico!!!. Michael Pomarico