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Small Group Tour - El Yunque Rainforest - Off The Beaten Path

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We take you off the beaten path with a small group (4-11 people) to enjoy the majestic rainforest and taste the local cuisine of this enchanted island. Book with us your 8-hour day tour away from the tourist traps for a unique and personal experience!

We take you off the beaten path by visiting the south side of the El Yunque rainforest for a 25-minute hike to a hidden gem! Descend here to the natural pool where you can swim, relax, cliff jump or try out the rope swing above the water. For more adventure, you can follow your guide by climbing further upriver, over the big rocks formations, for (about 15 minutes). Enjoy the waterfalls, slide down the natural water slide, or make a 40-feet foot cliff jump into the river! Your guide will prepare delicious local fresh fruits once you’ve reached the natural pool.

The last stop is at the famous Luquillo Kiosko’s, where you’ll find souvenir shops and a choice of 60 different restaurants located on a strip located along the beach.
  • Hike and swim in El Yunque with your guide and small group
  • Escape San Juan and experience lush rainforest scenery
  • Hike to water activities, including a natural water slide and cliff jump
  • Included fresh fruit, plus a stop for lunch and souvenirs (own expense) 
What to Expect
The tour begins with pickup, either from your metropolitan San Juan hotel or from a central Old San Juan location. Experience El Yunque rainforest with your local guide and a maximum of 11 guests. Bring shoes for hiking rugged terrain, a bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothing. After a stop at a local fruit stand, you head to El Yunque and its natural pools. Take a dip in the refreshing water or embrace your inner Tarzan with the rope swing. Continue on a 15-minute hike over big rock formations until you reach the waterfalls and natural water slide. There’s a 40-foot (12-meter) cliff jump for the more adventurous. Enjoy a small snack of delicious, fresh fruits before hiking back to your transportation. From there, you head to Luquillo Kiosko, a group of food and souvenir stalls along the beach for lunch (own expense). The tour ends with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
- We pick up between 8:30-9:00am from ALL the hotels or other accommodation in the San Juan Metropolitan area. We ask you to wait outside your accommodation.

Please provide accommodation details even if not listed in the list.
- Cruise ship guests and guests staying in Old San Juan will depart from Plaza Colon (taxi stand) in Old San Juan, Address:

Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Fresh fruit during the activity
  • parking and entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - El Yunque Rain Forest
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility, disabilities or wheelchairs. The hike is low-moderate level. Depending on the weather, the off the beaten path trail can be wet, muddy, slippery, rocky. There will be some gentle rock ‘clambering' up and down. Required are closed toe shoes due to the slippery surface of the rainforest’s natural trails.
  • If canceled due to extreme weather warnings, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • 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 11 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So.Much. Fun.The rain forest was absolutely beautiful! Our tour guide, Ariadne, was amazing! She really made this excursion so much fun! She was knowledgeable about the plants, trees and rain forest in general. She was encouraging and helpful when I thought I couldn't make it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 April 2019

PROS: Alex, our tour guide, was wonderful. He was polite, professional, and very knowledgeable about the plants and animals we encountered. The water features we got to enjoy included rope swings, water slides, and cliff jumps, and these activities were a LOT of fun. If...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Connector22578791109, Guest Relations Manager at Across Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Happy to read you enjoyed this tour! It's one of the most popular ones. Something you dont find just across the street ;)

Reviewed 1 April 2019

My husband and I recently did this tour and it was amazing! I never thought Id jump off the 40 foot cliff, but I did, and it was awesome! Our guide was Alejandro and he was excellent. He was always making sure that we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Across C, Front Office Manager at Across Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Hi !! We are so glad that you guys had a great time. Alejandro and Sonia are excellent..…we have a great team, always looking ways for you guys to enjoy every minute of our tours. El Yunque is an awesome experience to have, everything in...More

Reviewed 31 March 2019

This was such a great tour all around. We were delayed arriving in PR for 2.5 days which caused us to miss our originally scheduled tour. But upon calling and speaking to the company they had availability another day and easily moved our tour -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Across C, Front Office Manager at Across Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

Hi ! We were so happy that you didn’t miss El Yunque because of the delay. Even though the day change, I can imagine what great memories you have coming to Puerto Rico…. a great smoothies with fresh tropical fruits, El Yunque and his nature,...More

Reviewed 30 March 2019

So glad we ended up choosing this tour! Our group was small - only 5 of us plus the guide, which is much smaller than some other groups we saw. The drive was easy, with a nice stop halfway to pick up some smoothies, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Across C, Front Office Manager at Across Caribe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

What a wonderful day from beginning to end I just read !! Your story transported me to that awesome day that you guys have at El Yunque : ) . Sahid is a great tour guide with lots of knowledge and he will go 110...More

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10 March 2019|
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Response from Lori W | Reviewed this property |
No. You can enjoy the hike and scenery without swimming.
19 February 2019|
Response from hkygoale96 | Reviewed this property |
We got picked up at 8:30am.
5 February 2019|
Response from bishop885 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - the hike up was a gradual slope - not steep. Muddy and some rocks but not difficult. The pool at the top has a rope swing that people were jumping from and while we were there an 82 year old woman jumped! She was very... More
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