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Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest

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Overview

It isn’t a trip to Puerto Rico without exploring El Yunque tropical rainforest—and this small-group, full-day tour from San Juan makes visiting simple. Following morning pickup from your hotel, head into nature. After a hike, where you can spot plants and wildlife, see the Tinajas waterfalls and swim in a natural pool. Then, continue to a second swimming hole with a natural waterslide. Finish with a hearty Puerto Rican meal (own expense).
  • Explore the highlights of El Yunque on this stress-free trip from San Juan
  • See the Tinajas waterfalls, swim in natural pools, go cliff diving, and more
  • Round-trip transit from your hotel makes getting around easy
  • Immerse yourself in the tropical scenery, and spot local wildlife
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8:00 AM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We offer pick up and drop off from hotels and airbnbs in: Isla Verde, Condado, Miramar, Ocean Park, Santurce and Old San Juan. Old San Juan guests will be meeting us at Plaza Colón. Guests staying outside of the Metro Area will meet us at Plaza Colón as well, and park at Doña Fela. Depending on the season and to make sure you enjoy the wonders of El Yunque the best way, this tour might start before the scheduled time to avoid arriving at the river when it's crowded. We ask that you please wait outside of your accommodation.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bestours, LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest.
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What is the social distancing policy during Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tinajas Hiking Adventure to El Yunque Rainforest.

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  • "This is a very active and wet tour, requiring intermediate hiking experience." See review
  • "Hiking route was muddy and a bit technical but the views were worth it." See review

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Anna_M
, Sep 2021
I really enjoyed and recommend this experience! I had lots of fun exploring the rainforest, sliding down the natural waterslides and swinging on a rope into the water, Jose was a great guide and ensured everyone was safe. He was also very accommodating with pickup for the excursion (I was staying a little far from the usual pick up area). One of the best things was that he took plenty of pictures and videos during the tour and sent them to me afterwards
star-5
Amazing!!!
Hadeal_R
, Aug 2021
This was the best hiking trip I have ever taken! Ian was a great tour guide and helped us get through the forest. My parents are in their 50s and I am pregnant and he did an amazing job! :)
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for the kind review about Ian! We are proud to have amazing tour guides that truly care about your experience!
star-5
Book now! You won’t regret it.
Crystal_G
, Aug 2021
If you don’t book with them you’re missing out. Ian and Vanessa were nothing short of AMAZING. Friendly, fun knowledgeable on the history of the rainforest and I felt safe with them. Van was clean, not overcrowded, cool and he drove safely. They were With you literally every step of the way. I can’t wait for my next trip To pr to book specifically with them. Thank you for an amazing experience!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Crystal! Yes yes... come back and experience another adventure with us! Thank you for choosing our team!
star-5
Carlos... Carlos... Carlos!!
FeeR
, Jul 2021
By far... This appeared to the best tour (out of many) to be on. Maybe it was because of our tour guide Carlos. He was the BEST!! I observed all the other tour guides out there and they were not as attentive.. Carlos actually cared about our safety. He even cared about the safety of people in other companies group. He was extremely knowledgeable about the country and the rainforest. Cutting up and earing the fruit was a perfect authentic touch/experience. I really appreciate how this company doesn't do large groups. They do groups under 11 ppl... When other companies had groups of 30 or more. You really need a tour guide that's going to look out for your safety out there. It's a great experience... but it can be a bit dangerous at times. So you a tour guide that's going to actually be concerned about keeping everyone safe. This tour was everything I imagined it to be.... From the hike.. To the cliff jumping! Well worth the money!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi there!! Thank you for the detailed review! Our priority is to keep our guests safe and that is why we keep our groups small and we have the best life jackets in the industry. Thank you for booking with us, we hope you come back for another adventure!
star-5
So fun!
Kellie_R
, Jul 2021
Great tour with Carlos. Beautiful location. Loved the rope swing and thoroughly enjoyed the swim, hike and the day!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for choosing us! See you soon for another adventure!
star-1
Horrible, scam , never do it
Ankush_G
, Jul 2021
It was horrible. It is a scam.the tour operators purposefully waste your time and as soon as you arrive miraculously the flooding will start . Then they will offer you a cheap trip to the beach for $160 per person. Complete scam. It is laughable. Never ever do it
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Ankush! It is never our intention to waste anyone's time or take your money. All 12 guests including yourself have been fully refunded. In situations like this, we take the loss paying staff and all the other transportation expenses.  The owner of the company called herself to explain the situation to you but refused to hear. Before picking up guests in the morning, we check for the water levels at the river. On the morning of your tour the river was fine, however in between the one hour drive, it rained at some part of the rainforest and it caused the flood. The safety of our guests is our priority, so we canceled the tour and OFFERED an alternative.  As you can see in other reviews here our company or tours are not a scam. We are sorry the tour did not turn out as you expected but unfortunately we have no control of the weather.
star-5
Absolutely the tour to take!
Cal_H
, Jul 2021
Carlos was a fantastic guide and got us on the trails early to beat the crowds and really appreciate the beauty of the rainforest. Then fresh mangos and papayas after rock jumping and swimming the pools under the watergal. This is absolutely the tour you need to take to have the best experience hiking El Yunque!
star-5
Rainforest adventures awaited us
Rachel_P
, Jul 2021
A fun trip exploring the rainforest and swimming in the natural springs. Rope swing was a highlight and natural slides are for the more adventurous. Hiking route was muddy and a bit technical but the views were worth it. Would be challenging for younger kids or older individuals not in shape. Our guide Carlos was great - patient with the group, answering questions and showing us the best routes.
star-5
Great experience for adventurers
Joncarlo_C
, Jul 2021
The moderate hike up the river was beautiful and the swimming hangout location was amazing. My tour guide Jesse was more than friendly and helpful. Just a reminder, you will get wet and a little muddy but you can rinse off in the river and change your clothes at a nearby restroom. Highly recommend that you read the full itinerary description because there was a couple that had no idea what they were getting into and weren't prepared for this type of experience which slowed our group hike.
star-5
Great tour!
Brittany_C
, Jul 2021
This was a great tour. Ian and our other tour guide were knowledgeable, helpful on the hike, and enthusiastic. The area we stopped for lunch in Luqiullo was so good! Highly recommend Jibaro. I wish we had more than an hour there. I agree with this being a moderate hike. Definitely need athletic shoes at a minimum. You will slip if you are in water shoes, it was a lot of climbing on slippery rocks, mud and tree roots. Our only complaint is that there were not enough life jackets for the group. You will really be fine without them if you know how to swim, but since we paid so much for the tour and they were short by like 3 life vests (in a group of less than 10 average size adults) it seems a little odd.

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