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el yunque rainforest tours

Embarking on an El Yunque Rainforest tour is like stepping into a lush, green paradise teeming with life and wonder. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned explorer, knowing the best times to visit, what to pack, and how to navigate the trails can transform your trip from great to unforgettable. So, get ready to dive into the heart of Puerto Rico’s natural gem with these essential tips that will ensure your adventure is nothing short of remarkable.

The best El Yunque rainforest tours for the whole family

El Yunque Rainforest tours cater to family groups, offering various activities for all ages. From gentle hikes along well-maintained trails to exhilarating waterfall swims, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Some ideas you can enjoy with your family if you book your tour with Island Journeys:

El Yunque Adventure

This tour is designed with families in mind, offering a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Visitors can explore the lush forest, marvel at breathtaking panoramic views, and even take a refreshing dip in natural pools beneath cascading waterfalls. The tour is led by friendly and informative guides who ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for every family member.

el yunque rainforest tours

Fig. 1 La Coca falls

Family-Friendly Nature Walk

Ideal for families with younger children, this leisurely nature walk introduces visitors to the wonders of the rainforest in a relaxed and engaging manner. Children can learn about the diverse plant and animal life while parents appreciate the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings. The trail is designed to be easily accessible, making it suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.

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Fig.2 Guided hike through El Yunque Forest

Bioluminescent Bay Kayak Tour

For families seeking a thrilling escapade, the kayaking tour through Bio Bay (Laguna Grande) offers an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. Navigating the bioluminescent waters of Laguna Grande at night is sure to be a highlight of any family vacation. With safety as a top priority, this adventure is designed to be fun and accessible for all skill levels.

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Fig.3 Kayaking tour through Bio Bay (Laguna Grande)

Safety tips for exploring El Yunque rainforest

When embarking on an adventure through El Yunque rainforest, it is important to prioritize safety to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. One of the most important safety tips is to stay on marked trails at all times. Venturing off the designated paths can not only be dangerous, but it can also have a negative impact on the delicate ecosystem of the rainforest.

Another essential safety tip is to bring insect repellent to protect against bugs in the rainforest. Mosquitoes and other insects are prevalent in the area, and it is important to take precautions to avoid bites and potential illnesses. Additionally, wearing appropriate footwear and clothing can help protect against slips, falls, and scratches from the dense vegetation.

What to Wear and Bring?

  • Cell phone (if you need to contact someone else, or you need to contact us before the tour).
  • 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.
  • Bathing suit (already on).
  • Towel and change of clothes.
  • Water bottle (provided if you do not have one).

By following these safety tips and being mindful of your surroundings, you can have a safe and enjoyable adventure through the El Yunque rainforest.

Start planning your next trip to Puerto Rico

Exploring the El Yunque Rainforest through guided tours creates unforgettable family memories and fosters a deepened connection with nature. The immersive experiences offered by these tours cater to all ages, making them a perfect choice for families seeking an adventure that is both educational and exhilarating. With careful planning and the right tour selection, families can embark on an enriching journey through the breathtaking landscapes of El Yunque Rainforest, creating cherished memories for years to come.

If you’re from another country and are considering visiting Puerto Rico for the first time or simply haven’t yet discovered the various wonders of El Yunque, Island Journeys offers different tours that can be tailored to your schedule.

This beautiful place in northeastern Puerto Rico has many exciting things to do. El Yunque is a great place to enjoy nature and adventure. You can hike beautiful trails or swim in waterfalls. Contact Island Journeys today to book El Yunque rainforest tour! Call us at 787-978-8080 or email us at

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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


Fun adventurous day with Luis and Bradley. Details of the tour were communicated efficiently. They kept us safe, fed, and hydrated. Be warned- you WILL get wet and muddy! (But an opportunity to rinse off when done:) )The slightly long van drive from San Juan is worth it to see the beautiful rain forest and waterfalls. Lindsay Alaishuski


Went on the Puerto Rico Rainforest Tour with the family and we all loved it. Our guides were Paola and Bradley and they were great from our initial meetup, through the actual tour and all the way through to making sure that we got back on the right road home. Can’t say enough good things about them. Paul Danao