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El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Tour

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Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 7-12

El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

Join us on an all-day excursion to experience two of Puerto Rico’s most well-known attractions: El Yunque Rainforest & Bioluminescence Bay Kayak Adventure!

Due to damages caused by Hurricane Maria, the most popular trails remain closed until further notice. We have adapted our El Yunque and bio bay tour route into an off the beaten path version in order to continue offering a similar experience. Please read the complete description as the rainforest portion became a more advanced and strenuous activity and may not be suitable for everyone.

We will start our day with a visit to El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest System and a must-stop for all visitors of Puerto Rico!

On this bio bay & rainforest combo tour you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Hike and explore through different zones of El Yunque Rainforest.
  • Take a dip in a waterfall, natural pool, and waterslides (optional).
  • Our guide covers subjects such as natural history education, medicinal and toxic plant identification, geology, ecology, pre-Columbian history, the island’s history and many other subjects including post-hurricane updates related to the Forest and Puerto Rico in general.
  • Spot native flora and fauna, many of which are not found anywhere else on the planet.

After the hike, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant (food cost not included) before heading to join a fully-guided, nighttime Bio Bay kayak adventure into the mystical mangrove channels leading to Laguna Grande.

There you will meet our glowing friends, the Pyrodinium bahamense, microscopic planktons capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand!

Explore these amazing organisms up close as our professional eco-guides take you to discover all its secrets. Learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life and what you can do to protect such a special place.

On the two-hour Bio bay kayak experience, you’ll get to:

  • Learn interesting interpretations about the reserve’s fragile ecology.
  • Paddle in a safe and closed environment.
  • Explore these amazing planktons up close.
  • Watch how every stroke of your paddle leaves behind a glowing swirl of blue light that resembles fireflies.

Please Note:

All tours leave from San Juan. To account for transportation, guests should allow up to 12 hours for the entire experience.

What Is Not Included?

  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Lunch after the hike to El Yunque

Meeting Location:

  • Roundtrip transportation included from selected San Juan areas or most convenient meeting point based on your location. Exact pick-up time and location will be provided the day prior to the tour.

Safety Requirements and Limitations:

  • Participants must be physically capable of walking through steep, rocky, muddy trails, and have the balance to walk on uneven surfaces. Must be able to paddle on a two-person kayak, on a coordinated matter, and not be afraid of the dark.
  • Pregnant ladies past their first trimester, persons with previous injuries, back problems or recent surgery cannot participate on this tour.
  • Children must be 7 years or older to participate.