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El Yunque Rainforest “Off the Beaten Path” Hiking Tour

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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

Get adventurous. Get off the road. Get off the paved trail! See something new and interesting!

During this fascinating and advanced tour, we’ll seek out some of El Yunque Rainforest’s gems and explore a different zone of the Forest. You will see and experience rivers, waterfalls and walk through natural trails.

The initial hike/walk is a 25-30 minute journey up a dirt/rock path with some river wading. This trail is surrounded by bamboo trees, rain-forest flowers, and many other beautiful plants. We will first visit a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. Here you will have the opportunity to swim on it’s crystal clear waters, and enjoy the different tones of its deep pools. A glimpse at the first waterfall, great for pictures opportunities!
The adventure finishes in a pool area, its best kept secret. After a few minutes of hiking and climbing boulders (more intense), arrive at a natural river where you can swim, swing from a rope to the river, and enjoy the natural water slides (optional, once you climb the rocks must finish it).

At the end we will make a lunch stop at a local restaurant (food cost not included).

What Is Not Included?

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

Be prepared!!!

Safety Requirements and Limitations:

• This is a moderate to strenuous activity, not suitable for everyone.Participants must be physically capable of walking thru steep, rocky, muddy trails for long periods, and have balance to walk by uneven surfaces.
• Pregnant ladies, persons with previous injuries, back or knee problems or recent surgery, afraid of altitudes, other serious medical conditions cannot participate on this tour.
• Children must be 7 years or older to participate.
• Due to safety reasons participants must be able to understand English or Spanish. Legally blind or deaf persons are not able to participate due to the same. A Private tour would be the most appropriate option on these cases.
• On Saturdays the hike is longer and more challenging since we depart from a different point.
• Please travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. There are no locker facilities, everything stays on the bus. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case.
• Bespoke LM Reserves the Right of Admission – If a person appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not following instructions, being disruptive or not dressed appropriately (due safety) the Guide has the right to Cancel their reservation at any moment, and No Refunds will be issued due to this.


  • Wear bathing suit underneath and comfortable clothes. Bring a towel and extra pair of clothing.
  • Hiking shoes are strongly recommended, tennis with a good grip also work. No flip flops or open toe shoes allowed.
  • Must have a good breakfast before departing on tour.
  • This tour is subject to weather and river conditions. Subject to last minute cancellations. In the event cancellation we will offer other options, reschedule for the next day or provide refund.
  • All tours depart from San Juan. Guests should allow up to 8 hours for the entire experience, including 1:15 hrs driving each way, 3.5 hours art the forest, time and lunch stop.

Meeting Location

Your Hotel Lobby or designated meeting point in the San Juan Area. Exact pickup time will be provided the day before the tour.
Published starting time is only an estimate. Exact pick up time will be provided the DAY PRIOR to your tour.

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