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El Yunque National Park Tours and Activities

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El Yunque National Park
The El Yunque National Park is the only tropical rain forest under the protection of the US Forest Service and also the largest nature reserve in densely populated Puerto Rico. The site is situated in the mist-wreathed Luquillo Mountains, where year-round precipitation ensures lush, green landscapes and a healthy diversity of animal life. This includes mongoose, non-venomous snakes, the rare Puerto Rican parrot, and the Coqui frog, whose distinctive croak provides El Yunque's soundtrack.

The Basics
The El Portal Rain Forest Center provides a good introduction to the area. There you can pick up a map and set out on well-defined walking trails that will take you past such sights as the La Coca Falls, La Mina Falls, the Yokahu Observation Tower, and the Mount Britton Lookout Tower observation point. Popular ways to explore independently or with a tour guide include a nature walk or a hiking tour on the reserve's many hiking trails (Big Tree trail is a favorite).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear hiking boots and comfortable clothing; flip flops are not recommended.
  • Consider bringing a bathing suit for a dip in the falls.
  • Hiking trails are not handicap accessible.
  • Popular combination tours include a kayaking trip on the nearby bioluminescent bay and a visit to Luquillo Beach.

How to Get There
The El Yunque National Forest (formerly Caribbean National Forest) is in the northeast of Puerto Rico, less than an hour's drive from San Juan. Driving time from Fajardo is under half an hour.

When to Get There
El Yunque is an easy half-day trip from Old San Juan. There is no distinct wet or dry season in the forest, and the temperature remains a comfortable 70°F (21°C) to 80°F (26°C) all year round.
Address: Route 191, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
Admission: Varies
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El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

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Spend an adventurous day exploring two of Puerto’s most incredible natural wonders on this full-day excursion to hike in the El Yunque Rainforest and kayak at the island’s famed Bioluminescent Bay. Start your morning with a hike in the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest system, enjoying incredible mountain views and an optional waterfall swim to cool off. Then continue with a nighttime kayaking trip to the magical Bioluminescent Bay, which features a unique variety of plankton that glow when the water is touched or moved. Your Puerto Rico outdoor adventure also includes round-trip hotel transport, professional guide, and national park fees.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour

El Yunque Rainforest Guided Hiking with Waterfall Tour

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Hike through Puerto Rico’s lush El Yunque Rainforest, observe local wildlife, and take a dip in one of the park’s pristine waterfalls. Journey through the varied micro-climates and vegetation zones of this unique natural area. Hike through the jungle, learning about the plants and animals that inhabit the area and passing by a series of waterfalls, stopping to cool off with a swim.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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Bio Bay & El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour

Bio Bay & El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour

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Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day! Island Journeys has teamed up with Puerto Rico’s top Bio Bay Operators to provide you this full-day package, bringing you the best of the East Coast! SAVE BIG and take the guesswork out of your planning with this all inclusive tour including: Round Trip Transportation, Fully Guided Rainforest Tour, and the World Famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour. El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only Tropical Rainforest, and the most studied Forest, in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals, some only found here in Puerto Rico! Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best kept secrets. Tiny organisms called “dinoflagellates” make the water glow at night and fortunately, they have found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay, so we are able to experience them all year round.
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  • 12 hours
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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

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Feel like a true Puerto Rican explorer during this day of "off-the-beaten path" discovery in El Yunque rainforest. Avoid the big crowds from the cruise ships and hotels as you blaze a trail to the lesser-known attractions of this lush tropical eden. Admire gorgeous orchids, exotic birds and wildlife like the Coquí (tree frog) as you hike to secret waterfalls and hidden swimming spots, enjoying your secluded adventure amidst the fresh air and beautiful scenery of this Puerto Rican paradise. National park fees, plus round-trip hotel transport, are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

El Yunque National Forest Half Day Tour

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Get back to nature in Puerto Rico thanks to this guided exploration of the El Yunque National Forest. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of this rainforest paradise as you 'stop to smell the flowers’ (the park has over 240 native species), visit the picturesque ‘La Coca’ Falls, and enjoy the views from Yokahú Tower. Park entrance fees are also included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Junglequi Zipline Adventure withTransportation from San Juan

Junglequi Zipline Adventure withTransportation from San Juan

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11 Zip line Adventure at El Yunque National Rain Forest in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Experience firsthand beautiful hiking trails and the thrill ride of 11 Carbon Fiber Zip Lines and 2 Rappels as you enjoy aerial views of the lush Rain forest flora. Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Juan area Hotels included! Visit JungleQui Zip Line Park and experience a Zip Line Adventure that you will never forget!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan

El Yunque National Forest Tour from San Juan

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Lose yourself in the wild landscapes of the El Yunque National Forest on this full-day tour from San Juan. Follow your guide on a thrilling hike, trekking off the beaten path to cascading waterfalls, natural pools, and waterslides in the rain forest. The moderately strenuous trail is ideally suited to physically fit travelers who can scramble across rocks and rivers. Along the way, you’ll learn about Puerto Rico’s diverse ecosystem.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Adventure

El Yunque Rainforest Hiking Adventure

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Feel like a real-life explorer as you get off the beaten path to spend hours of hiking, swimming and exploring in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest. Journey into the beautiful tropical scenery of this lush national park as you hike, visit the amazing mountain views and enjoy a natural waterslide where you can zoom 20 feet (6 meters) into a pool of sparkling water below. The more adventurous can even jump from a 40-foot (12-meter) cliff! Finish your day with an authentic Puerto Rican lunch. Your El Yunque trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, a certified tour guide, national park fees and bottled water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip to El Yunque Tropical Rainforest from San Juan

Day Trip to El Yunque Tropical Rainforest from San Juan

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Experience the lush rain forest of the east side of Puerto Rico on a small-group half-day tour to El Yunque National Forest from San Juan. Get great views over the landscape from Yocahu Tower, then visit scenic spots including La Coca Waterfall and Mameyes River. Have time to swim and purchase lunch at a local restaurant before making the return drive to San Juan.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path & Hiking Tour

El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path & Hiking Tour

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Enjoy a pleasant hiking excursion in the only tropical rain forest in the United States. For those with adventurous spirits, we will travel through a small trail full of flora and fauna; hear the singing of the birds, frogs, and farm animals, where this hidden paradise is located. You will be surrounded by bamboos, beautiful giant tree fern, and flowers. At the end of this nature trail, you will find one of many hidden treasures at the base of a waterfall. Swim on natural spring water and feel the touch of nature. There are water-rock slides, pools, and rope so you can play along, or just swim. Be part of a unique and diverting experience. - What to bring: • Swimwear or comfortable clothes if you desire to get wet. • Comfortable close shoes or water shoes (no sandals) • Towels • Change of clothes - Safety and Limitations: The participants of this adventure must have the physical condition to walk thru steep, rocky, and muddy trails. Hiking trail and other areas have uneven surfaces.
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  • 7 hours
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Transportation Full-Day Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Adventure in San Juan

Transportation Full-Day Rainforest and Luquillo Beach Adventure in San Juan

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Combine two of Puerto Rico’s top attractions, Luquillo Beach and El Yunque Rainforest, into one great trip on this full-day excursion from San Juan. Enjoy the lush beauty of this tropical forest as you complete a series of short hikes to nearby waterfalls for wildlife viewing, sightseeing, and swimming. Finish the day with time to sunbathe and swim along one of the island’s more scenic stretches of sand.
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  • 7 hours
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Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest

Vivid Day Tour in El Yunque Rain Forest

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This is an adventure good for those looking to enjoy nature and an unique rainforest experience. This experience is focused on providing a true local view of El Yunque, with history facts and information about the ecosystem along the trip. Transportation is included and we pick you up at your place in San Juan Area.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Zipline Canopy and El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour

Zipline Canopy and El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour

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Explore the beauty of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest from up high and down low during this 8.5-hour combination zipline and hiking adventure. Zoom through the forest canopy during your zipline adventure, enjoying 10 sections of cable covering 2,800 feet (850 meters) of distance. Then finish your trip with a hike through the lush tropical forest, stopping to admire this nature park’s wealth of postcard-worthy waterfalls.  This family-friendly adventure also includes round-trip hotel transport, entrance fees, professional guide and all zipline safety equipment.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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Full-Day Rainforest and Waterfall Adventure from San Juan

Full-Day Rainforest and Waterfall Adventure from San Juan

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Explore a lush rainforest and help contribute to Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria with this all-day guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by passenger van to El Yunque National Rainforest and support road and trail construction with your entrance fee. Enjoy a refreshing swim at a waterfall, experience picture-perfect views, and learn about the island’s wildlife and exotic plants from your guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour

Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayaking & Rainforest Combo Tour

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This combination tour includes a visit to El Yunque National Forest and a nighttime kayaking tour of Laguna Grande, a bioluminescent bay. Stroll a walkway the winds through the treetops of the forest canopy. After a leisurely lunch (and time for shopping), travel to Laguna Grande to witness the unique phenomenon of bioluminescence.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport

El Yunque Rainforest, Waterslide, Beach, Dine and Shop Adventure with transport

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Explore El Yunque and Luquillo like a local! Rather than watching through the window of a tour bus, see, smell, hear, touch, and taste what makes Puerto Rico the enchanted island! When entering El Yunque we will venture on a moderate hike through the lush canopy and natural landscape! Making our way to the calm waters of La Barrigona you will be able to jump in for a swim or relax and take in the unprecedented scenery that makes El Yunque a natural treasure. Experience a beautiful waterfall and natural waterslide that is coveted as a hidden gem by those that call the island home. Enjoy an exhilarating slide or the show from afar, this is suitable for all comfort levels! We will wrap up our day at the famous Luquillo Beach and Los Kioskos. Experience local culture and the essence of Puerto Rico with amazing food, drinks, music, and the sun coming down over the Atlantic Ocean. You will head home full of memories and pictures to last a lifetime!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour of El Yunque National Rainforest from San Juan

Private Tour of El Yunque National Rainforest from San Juan

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Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour of El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest that is part of the U.S. Forest Service. Get picked up at your San Juan hotel to board an air-conditioned luxury vehicle. Once in El Yunque, your guide leads you on hikes amid the canopy of trees, with the opportunity to swim in a waterfall. Stop for an included lunch at a typical Puerto Rican restaurant before getting returned to your hotel. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$950.00
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Rainforest Small group Off the Beaten path with Lunch El Yunque

Rainforest Small group Off the Beaten path with Lunch El Yunque

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Live and adventure to the rainforest like a local and with a local. If you go on one experience make sure its this adventure. What makes us different from the rest? We make small intimate and personal groups which makes a world difference. We invite you to a day of fun, adventure, history and culture while in the expert hands of a certified tour guide that will make you feel like family. We take you off the beaten path with a small group of 6 people to enjoy the rainforest like nothing else. Descend here to the natural pool where you can swim, relax, jump or maybe be Tarzan. The adventure would be unique and gratefully, One more adventure follow your guide climb further upriver, over the rocks to the natural waterslide. If you are for more adrenaline, we have for you a 32 feet cliff jump into the river!!!!! Oh Yeah!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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El Yunque Rainforest Wilderness Adventure

El Yunque Rainforest Wilderness Adventure

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Hike through the El Yunque Rainforest on an interpretive trek with a guide during this full-day outing from Naguabo Town. Explore the forest with commentary about its environment, animal and plant life, and history. Use of all safety equipment is included as you walk under pristine waterfalls, jump into swimming holes, and view ancient petroglyphs. All activities are optional; you can pick and choose according to your level of comfort and stay with the group the whole day.
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  • 7 hours
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$179.49
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Rainforest River Adventure and Luquillo Beach Combo

Rainforest River Adventure and Luquillo Beach Combo

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Harmonize your senses with nature and join us in a half-day adventure at the Luquillo Rainforest foothills. Feel the anticipation of exploring a new place, of swimming in a river of pure water born at the peak of the same mountain you are. Our guide will escort you on a memorable journey where you will delight in your surroundings, see beautiful landmarks, take refreshing dips in the streams, and get to enjoy this Nature Walk. Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel or location, at the previously accorded pickup time (contact us for confirmation). From there, we will head east through the coastal road boarding the beautiful beaches in the town of Loíza. Exposition regarding our Puerto Rican heritage, and live commentary and interpretation of your surroundings can be given in both English and Spanish throughout the journey. After this time, we head back to your lodgings. (Swimming is dependent on weather conditions)
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Bio Bay & El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour

Bio Bay & El Yunque Rainforest Combo Tour

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Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day! Kayaking Puerto Rico has teamed up with Island Journeys to provide you this full-day package for the adventure seekers trying to make the most out of their time on the island. SAVE BIG and take the guesswork out of your planning with this all inclusive tour including: Round Trip Transportation, Fully Guided Rainforest Tour, and the World Famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour. Our guided tour to the rainforest is an off the beaten path adventure, where you will experience natural water slides, rock jumps, waterfalls and many other hidden gems!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rainforest Nature Walk, PUERTO RICO

Rainforest Nature Walk, PUERTO RICO

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Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel or location, at the previously accorded pickup time (contact us for confirmation). From there, we will head east through the coastal road boarding the beautiful beaches in the town of Loíza. Exposition regarding our Puerto Rican heritage, and live commentary and interpretation of your surroundings can be given in both English and Spanish throughout the journey. We will stop at “La Frutera”, a popular stand where you can try delicious smoothies, eat some tasty foods, and freshen up before heading into the Rainforest. Once we arrive at the Rainforest River, we will take a nature walk path (watch out for wet, uneven terrain) through the flora until reaching the river stream. Do not forget your towel and swimsuit! (Swimming is dependent on weather conditions) After this time, we head back to your lodgings.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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3 in 1 Puerto Rico Instagram Tour: Old San Juan, rainforest and beach

3 in 1 Puerto Rico Instagram Tour: Old San Juan, rainforest and beach

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This experience is a roadtrip to all the best & most desired spots of Puerto Rico in one tour. The instagram trip focuses on visiting the most insta-worthy sights for pictures, history, culture and adventure by visiting Old San Juan, the rainforest, a clear water beach and a local restaurant thats serves authentic puertorrican food. This is a true local experiences that visits the world famous east side of Yunque rainforest. We also visit the top spots of Old San Juan with short commentary on the history. Later we visit a local's favorite beach that has lovely clear warm waters for the perfect island getaway. We end the tour having lunch at a local family chinchorro so that you can live the experience of eating in an authentic and real puertorrican family. This trip includes transportation and usually last from 8-10 hours duration. This is the tour of the best sites and most scenic pictures of the island all in one. A true local experience, with a local, as a local.
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  • 10 hours
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$135.00
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From The Concrete Jungle To The Actual Jungle: The Complete Package Tour

From The Concrete Jungle To The Actual Jungle: The Complete Package Tour

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In this tour you will be getting more for what you pay, you’ll experience a city tour, beach tour, cave tour and rainforest tour all in one. Explore Puerto Rico in the comfort of a private tour. This Island is already amazing, but what makes our tour unique is our service. We will create an unforgettable experience for your group only. You will experience Puerto Rico like a local, visiting the places the locals visit, always with the company of a licensed tour guide that will go above and beyond to fulfill all your expectations. We will create a memory that will last a lifetime.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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