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El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan

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    What to Expect
    Explore the only tropical rainforest in the United States National Forest system on this half-day trip. Walk the park’s nature trails, surrounded by tree orchids, giant ferns and wildflowers, as you venture to a camera-worthy collection of waterfalls and panoramic vistas in northeast Puerto Rico.

    Start your day early with pickup from select hotels in San Juan. Then drive from San Juan to El Yunque, admiring the typical native towns and changing scenery as you ascend higher into the rainforest. This ecosystem is named after the ancient Indian spirit Yuquiyu, who was  believed to have once reigned over all of Puerto Rico, protecting the island and its people.

    Begin an easy walk on one of the park's trails, keeping an eye out for any of the area’s wildlife. Make your way along paths thick with tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers and tropical hardwood trees, and stop by La Coca Waterfall.

    Then make your way back to San Juan, arriving back at your hotel in the early afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Very important to verify your pick up location with Castillo Tours.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    8/24/2019 - 10/31/2019Saturday:08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Portalito Hub
    • Entry/Admission - La Coca Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Yokahu Observation Tower
    • Food and drink
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Pickup is not provided outside San Juan. Important to verify your assigned pick up with Castillo Tours
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Infants/Toddler need to be in Car seat
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • There is no space for any Luggage on Bus, only small personal bag
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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 2 days ago via mobile

    This was a great trip!!!! Just absolutely gorgeous. Our tour guide Carlos was wonderful and very knowledgeable. A must see trip while you’re here!!!

    Thank jennifergP3971IG
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    This is the best tour I have ever been on. We really enjoyed ourselves. Make sure to wear old sneakers because you will be wearing them in the water. Our guide was the best. I will recommend this to everyone I know.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Francis and her husband provide a safe, fun, memorable experience with the El Yunque half-day tour! From pick-up to drop-off to lunch to island knowledge and more, they are amazing. Highly recommended.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank James D
    Tina B, Manager at Castillo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Excursion and that you had a memorable experience. Thank you for taking the ime to share

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a great time visiting the forest. Short pit stops along the route. Was a bit worried before going due to the reviews which mentioned having to watch a video and no hiking. None of those things thankfully occurred for us. No videos and we...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Michelle A
    Tina B, Manager at Castillo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for writing this great review. Hope to see you again on your next trip to the enchanted Island

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Our guide Carlos was very informative and gave us so much info about the rainforest, history and background. He could answer all of our questions and had a good sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Tina B, Manager at Castillo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for praising Carlos our Tour Guide, he is truly wonderful . Hope to see you again for another Adventure

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    14 September 2019|
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    Response from thewanderingwizzard | Reviewed this property |
    Probably. We walked for about two hours total. There are some slight elevation changes.
    17 August 2019|
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    Response from maamiam | Reviewed this property |
    This tour is great. Very informative, but not a hiking tour. The recovery of El Yunque after the hurricanes and the beauty of the place is the draw. Expect serenity, not Jurassic Park.
    17 August 2019|
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    Response from Russell S | Reviewed this property |
    There number is +17877916195.
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