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Begin your tour with pickup from your San Juan accommodation and head straight to El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. Gear up for an adventure wading through rivers and hiking along trails for roughly four hours en route to a waterfall, all while learning about the ecosystem from your guide.
After lunch at a typical restaurant (own expense), kayak through a mangrove forest for roughly 30 minutes to reach one of Puerto Rico’s famous bioluminescent bays. Enjoy free time watching the waters light up with glowing organisms before paddling back.
Tour concludes with hotel drop-off in San Juan.
Note: Due to Hurricane Maria, parts of the forest are currently closed. A similar experience is available along alternate trails.
Combine off-the-beaten-track with must-do adventure on this tour of El Yunque National Forest and a bioluminescent bay. Let a guide lead the way as you trek and wade through a rugged portion of the rain forest unknown to most visitors. Complete your day with a calm kayak ride through waters glowing with phosphorescent organisms—a must while in Puerto Rico.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing (and exhausting) day!
Van picked us up right on time at our hotel. Our guides were Roberto and EJ - both were fantastic!
Stop 1 - rainforest hike. I will say, this is really more of a "play in the water" day then an "explore the rainforest" adventure,...More
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun, beautiful and amazing
Everyone in my family (except me) was born in Puerto Rico. I come every few years. El Yunke is always on my list. It is so beautiful and green. So many trails, pools, streams and waterfalls. I took my step daughters and nieces for the...More
2 Thank Nora R
Reviewed 19 June 2018
El Yunque is beautiful and Hector is amazing!!
We enjoyed every bit of the rain forest thanks to Hector - he was so helpful and resourceful. We went through beautiful river crossings, fun tarzan jumps and natural water slides. The hike was a bit of challenge which we completely enjoyed. Hector was completely...More
Thank Pavithra A
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience filled with so much fun.
First off, Roberto was an amazing guide. Once we loaded the van, it was about 50 minutes to the rainforest. We stopped for fruit and smoothies before. Once we got to the site, we hiked around a mile and half to the first spot. Roberto...More
4 Thank Ellis E
Christine_Bespoke, Manager at Bespoke Lifestyle Management, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and recommendations. When you book this Combo tour you are indeed in for a 12 hours adventure, discovering two of the magnificent natural wonders Puerto Rico has to offer. Each one of our...More
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile
Best if you’re prepared
Soooo... this would have been AMAZING if I was prepared. That has absolutely nothing to do with the tour. Alex was our guide. He was great!! He was helpful and very patient. We knew to wear sneakers. But I felt we needed real hiking boots...More
Response from GetOutandPlay | Reviewed this property |
No. There are actually 3 bio-bays in Puerto Rico. There is on on Vieques, but that typically requires an overnight stay from what I understand. This tour takes you to the bay just north of Fajardo (Laguna Grande)
Absolutely. You will be in the kayak the entire time, and for most of the time the water is only about waist deep, so even if you were to fall out of the boat, you can touch the bottom. Life vests are also required, so you... More
Absolutely. You will be in the kayak the entire time, and for most of the time the water is only about waist deep, so even if you were to fall out of the boat, you can touch the bottom. Life vests are also required, so you will float.
Good question. I was skeptical at first too. Although I’ve been on this tour years before the hurricane, I thoroughly enjoyed which is why I wanted to experience it again. This time around (after hurricane), it was a similar... More
Good question. I was skeptical at first too. Although I’ve been on this tour years before the hurricane, I thoroughly enjoyed which is why I wanted to experience it again. This time around (after hurricane), it was a similar experience. The only difference was they provided these tarps to cover us to make it darker. We definitely were able to see the organisms. It was very exciting for those who never experienced it before. To me, I know how it was before so I wasn’t too impressed. But still definitely worth it. The experience alone is amazing. Have fun!