El Yunque Rainforest Full Day Hike Tour
Hike Puerto Rico’s famous El Yunque Rainforest with our expert guides with permit YNF-22007. It’s the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest system.
The hiking trail is considered to be moderately difficult (Level 4 of 5). You’ll hike up 500 feet at a 40-degree incline. After the roughly 45-minute hiking exercise, you’ll reach the Mt. Britton observation tower. It’s elevated at 3,087 feet over the sea level. And you’ll be rewarded with an amazing, 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, metropolitan area, and Caribbean Sea. If you’re lucky, you can even see Puerto Rico’s islands of Culebra and Vieques!
After soaking in the view, you’ll visit the well-known La Coca Falls. It stands at 85 feet (26 meters) tall on a huge rock formation – a perfect backdrop to capture your time at El Yunque.
Then, you’ll visit a local, family-owned restaurant offering an array of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine such as rice & beans, chicken pork chops, cold coconuts. Be sure to try their “empanadas” – a local-favorite. You can also order piña coladas – Puerto Rico’s national drink! You’ll also have the opportunity to buy souvenirs – a great way to support local businesses.
Once you rejuvenate, you’ll go to one more stop! You’ll have the chance to swim right into El Yunque’s river. Río Mameyes, or Mameyes River, is designated as a Wild and Scenic River. This means the river is protected from overuse, instream developments and other harms that could impact its scenic and recreational value.
For you, that means you can immerse yourself in beautiful, clear, refreshing water. And then you can sunbathe and relax – the perfect end to an active trip in El Yunque.
Book now to experience El Yunque!
· Will operate rain or shine.
· Gratuities are not included in the tour price but highly appreciated.
· As a US Territory, Puerto Rico follows the tipping etiquette of the US so Puerto Ricans rely on tips.
· We reserve the right to alter tour activity as required for everyone's safety.
· Pick up will typically be at most 15-minutes before the tour starts, depending on where you're staying.
· Please be considerate of everyone's time so do not be late.
COVID Clean & Safe Precautions
· Puerto Rico Tour Desk has adopted enhanced cleaning measures to ensure the safety of staff members and guests.
· Puerto Rico Tour Desk Staff is 100% vaccinated but will continue to follow additional safety measures such as wearing masks and keeping a safe distance whenever applicable.
· Wear your mask correctly (over nose and mouth) inside the tour vehicles per CDC recommendations and for everyone's safety
· Use hand sanitizers before touching anything
· Keep social distance (at least 6 feet or 2 meters) whenever you can to be considerate of everyone's comfort and your own safety
What to Bring
· Wear active clothes and shoes that will easily dry as well as can be easily cleaned in case you get mud or water on it.
· Wear your swimsuits under your clothes so you can jump right into the river (no changing stations)
· Wear water shoes so that you'll be more comfortable when walking on rocks as you enter the river
· Bring flip flops to let your feet breathe and keep dry after rainforest activities
· Bring towels, not just to dry yourself, but to keep your seat dry as a courtesy for people touring later in the day or next day
· Eat a good breakfast prior to pick up - there's nothing worse than a grumbling stomach while you're on tour!
· Bring cash in case you see something you'd like to buy on the way