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El Yunque Rainforest “Off The Beaten Path” Tour in Puerto Rico

Quick Details

Please Note:

  • All tours leave from San Juan. To account for transportation, guests should allow up to 8 hours for the entire experience.
Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 7-12

Tour El Yunque Rainforest

Come visit El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System and a must-stop for all visitors of Puerto Rico!

The forest covers over 28,000 contiguous acres, with peaks, escarpments, myriad streams and waterfalls, and lush green vegetation representing various forest types. It truly is a biodiversity paradise that demands to be explored on an El Yunque day trip.

Post-hurricane conditions have forced us to use other trails on the skirts of El Yunque Rainforest, until further notice. We have adapted our tour route into an El Yunque Off the Beaten Path version in order to continue offering a similar experience. Please read the complete description as the activity became more advanced and strenuous and may not be suitable for everyone.

On these guided El Yunque tours, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hike and explore other zones of El Yunque Rainforest.
  • Take a dip in a waterfall and natural pool (optional).
  • River wade, rock scale, swing from a rope into the natural pool and enjoy natural water slides.
  • Hear our guide cover subjects such as natural history education, medicinal and toxic plant identification, geology, ecology, pre-Colombian history, the island’s history and many other subjects including current conditions and facts post-hurricane Maria.
  • 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 (lunch not included in your ticket price) before heading back to San Juan.

What Is Not Included?

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

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 without assistance.
  • Pregnant ladies past their first trimester, persons with previous injuries, back problems or recent surgery should not participate on this tour.
  • Children must be 7 years or older to participate.


  • Wear a bathing suit and comfortable clothes. Bring a towel and an extra change of clothes.
  • Hiking AND water shoes are strongly recommended, tennis shoes with a good grip also work (no flip flops or sandals).
  • Have a good breakfast before departing on tour. By the time we have an opportunity to eat it will be a late lunch.
  • This tour is subject to weather and river conditions. In the event of cancellation, we will offer other options, to reschedule or provide a refund.

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.

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