El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Puerto Rico

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Feeling adventurous? Dare to go on a complete off the beaten path discovery of El Yunque Rainforest. Get to explore hidden areas less known to the public.   Experience the natural beauty of El Yunque Rainforest while hiking, river trekking and rock climbing.  Enjoy spotting its flora and fauna, scenic views and gorgeous hidden waterfalls, natural pools and slides, while walking with your knowledgeable certified tour guide.  This is a moderate to strenuous activity and may not be suitable for everyone.  Please read entire description before booking in order to avoid any inconveniences. Post hurricane (2017) notice: Most of the popularly known trails remain closed until further notice.  Our tour route has been adapted in order to continue offering a full day of pure adventure.  
Get adventurous, off the road, and experience the magic of this tropical paradise from a different perspective. This adventure at El Yunque Rain Forest begins with your hotel pick up, (within the San Juan area - see Additional Info), is the perfect option for hiking lovers. Your initial hike starts off as pure adventure where you will cross a river (water close to waist height), and an approximate 40-minute journey on a dirt/rock path, and possibly muddy terrain. This trail is surrounded by bamboo trees, rain-forest flowers, and many other beautiful plants. First visit a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall. Take the time here and cool off in the refreshing waters. We will then proceed to do another hike and rock climb in order to visit more hidden natural pools (more strenuous part). Here you will also have the opportunity to swing from a rope, cliff jump into the natural pools, or go down the natural water slide. After concluding the tour we will make a stop to have a Puerto Rican lunch (food cost not included). We then return to San Juan for hotel drop off.

What’s included

  • Park fees.
  • Bottled water, Gatorade and light snacks.
  • Lifejackets.
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop-off (within the San Juan area, towns outside this area will have meeting point option or additional fee).

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Additional fee for pick up/ drop off outside of San Juan.


  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience