ABOUT EL YUNQUE TOURS
El Yunque Tours The adventure begins under the canopy!
Perfect El Yunque National Forest Tours Getaway!
Whether you’re walking a El Yunque Forest Trail or experiencing bioluminescence, the local insight you’ll get from our guides will enrich your experience, as well as taking some of the trip planning off a plate.
El Yunque Tours Inc. Welcome’s you to our Beautiful Island where diversity and ecology meet in a perfect harmony! Eight ecosystems found on our island that range from open water reefs inland to Tropical Rain Forest peaks known as the Cloud Forest await you! Let our well trained guides show you Puerto Rico’s wonders via Guided Nature Walk tours! Guided tours with a purpose of viewing, interacting within a natural environment with our goal on interpretation, education, leading to conservation of Puerto Rico’s natural wonders!
Meet the Owners
El Yunque Tours owners and founders are a husband and wife team that for the last sixteen years have worked together pushing daily to bring a professional, quality standard to our guests & clients, working toward our goal of a “Fun, Safe, Memorable Experience every time!” Pushing to become known for our concern for the environment and implementation of laws that will help protect it. Michael S. Grasso Jr. President & CEO, he is a key player on the team, his ability to develop, create and bring to life all points of “Field Operations” is his passion! Creating and building all tours from the paper to legal operating adventures, he has earned the nickname of “Drill Sergeant” for his unwillingness to overlook the smallest of details. Nilsa Montanez our Secretary and Treasurer and the heart of the business is the office administrator. She oversees all office related matters and keeps the day to day operations in line along with one of the most important tasks of keeping bookings & reservations organized and timely. At the end of the day our most important asset is our guests and that we have met our promise to give them a “Fun, Safe, Memorable Experience every time”! We are proud to promote Puerto Rico and its natural & cultural wonders! As the owners we are but only a small part of the El Yunque Tours team, our guides are the true front line of our tours.
Our Mission Statement
To ensure that every guest who comes to Puerto Rico and becomes a part of our tours enjoys an exciting, safe, eco adventure and develops consciousness of our invaluable natural resources. To deliver a service that meets and exceeds all their expectations and that every one of these individuals leaves Puerto Rico with knowledge of its culture, its people, its natural wonders and the pleasures of visiting our island either for vacation, group incentive travel or as a port in their cruising through the Caribbean. Our goal is to provide our guest with a Fun, Safe, Memorable, Experience every time! By following International Eco Tourism Standards and reaching for Green Globe benchmarking and eco tours certification, Striving to “Leave No Trace” and help make El Yunque National Forest a “Trash Fee Zone” we believe that our mission will be accomplished. This will keep us seeing our clients year after year and many new clients will come with “word of mouth” and our well gained reputation!
Certificates, Awards & Endorsements
We work very hard to promote top of the line Nature & Adventure – Eco Tourism activities! As owners of El Yunque Tours Inc. our 16 years of field experience is not enough, we strive to become better educated in all aspects of our industry! This knowledge expands our ability to better train our administrative staff and our guide staff, which leads to a Great Team! We are proud of the outcome of our time well spent, Great Service, True Passion for Education through Interpretation, Striving for Safety First, Every Time, and seeing a positive feedback from our most important asset, our Guests! We are very grateful for our guests feedback Good, Bad, Indifferent the Truth and through Social Media, Trip Advisor, Yelp, Google Plus and other review outlets El Yunque Tours Inc. has been awarded Certificates Of Excellence via Trip Advisor for 2013 – 2014 – 2015 along with a 96% Approval ratting! El Yunque Tours Inc. has also been awarded the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Award for Best Eco Tourism Outfitter in Puerto Rico! We wish to thank all of our guests for taking the time and effort to write reviews, Comment on Social Media and Vote for these very prestigious awards and above all allow us to shape our business via your feedback!
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS UNDER THE CANOPY!
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“One of a Kind Twilight Eco Tour in El Yunque National Rain Forest” Michael and Nilsa run a top notch eco tour business in Puerto Rico. The twilight tour with Michael and Angel as our guides were the highlight of our trip! Both guides were extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna and wildlife of El Yunque and all of Puerto Rico. They could identify the sound of each of the 17 species of coqui frogs found on the island! Amazing! This is a great educational trip for the entire family. Visited November 2016″
“Twilight rain forest tour” – We had hoped to tour the Bioluminescent bay and had found El Yunque Tours to be the best reviewed of the providers for this. Throughout the booking process the folks on the phone were up-front about the fact that conditions at the bay had been poor for viewing and let us know that they were booking any tours as “twilight kayak tours” rather than bio-bay experiences — reading some of the recent bad reviews for other providers who gave no such information shows that they are unique in this honest and upfront approach. As it turned out we decided to go with the twilight guided rainforest walk instead; we are experienced hikers and were not sure how much value we would get from a guided tour but this turned out to be a highlight of the trip. Mike, our guide, is hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Puerto Rican forest ecosystem and his excitement at finding various flora and fauna is contagious. The tour starts around dusk as the forest begins to “transform” from daytime to nighttime modes. A short trip down an easy slope into the forest itself leads to a swimming hole. As the darkness falls you are given a special red light that allows you to see where you are going and look at the frogs, insects, birds, and plants without disturbing them or ruining your night vision. In both directions Mike provided expert commentary on what we were seeing. We saw many “coqui’s” (tree frogs), spiders, snails, luminescent insects and even a tiny sleeping bird called a toddy. This is something we never would have experienced without a knowledgeable guide. We can recommend both this tour as an experience and El Yunque Tours as a company. – Visited June 2016″
“Twilight nature walk” – Getting the opportunity to visit El Yunque rain forest at night was quite a unique experience. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of color to the experience. The dip in Las Damas was an added bonus. We had a dry and crystal clear night with a full moon, so it was not a difficult hike either down or up. The 2 hours flew by. I would say being able to hear the forest wake up was something I’ll remember for a long time. Overall, I highly recommend this tour for someone looking for an interesting, informative and unique experience. Visited February 2016″
“Absolutely amazing!” – Michael was an amazing tour guide! I came to the twilight nature tour with a group of four adults with special needs and he was one of the most patient, and adaptable tour guide we could have asked for. Everyone was engaged no matter the ability level, and we all got to learn and see some amazing things in the forest! We all absolutely loved to see a side of the forest very few got to see! It was an absolutely amazing experience I’d recommend to everyone! Visited February 2016″