Guided Wild & Scenic Nature Walk to River Adventure Tour of El Yunque – (This tour is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday– activity code – EYT-WSNW):
Welcome to our El Yunque Tours in Puerto Rico! Our guided nature walks into the rainforest are considered the best in Puerto Rico! On this page, you can view the full tour activity description, requirements to participate, what to bring on your rainforest tour & what to leave behind, along with any other details you may need for your tour. Once you decided to book an El Yunque Tour or Tours, please click the green “Book Now” button and follow the instructions! Hope to see you under the canopy!
Our “Wild & Scenic Rainforest Nature Walk to River Adventure” is a moderate/easy nature walk on Angelito Trail into the interior of the only Tropical Rainforest in the U.S. Forestry system! Locally known as the “El Yunque National Forest” 28,000 acres of lush plants, hardwood trees, cloud forests, dwarf forest, rivers, waterfalls, birds, insects, lizards and beautiful flowers along with a rich culture and historical background make for an unforgettable rainforest nature walk adventure to Las Damas natural pool! Our guides will teach you about Puerto Rico’s rainforest facts, flora, fauna, history, culture and outdoor ethics, while you see, hear, smell, and experience the beautiful sights and sound of the El Yunque rainforest!
WILD & SCENIC RAINFOREST NATURE WALK TO RIVER ADVENTURE DETAILS:
9:15AM – Check in at Angelito Trail 9:30am – Tour Start Time 9:30am to 10:00am- Waivers singing, group safety and pre-walk orientation. 10:00am to 12:00am- on trail tour duration – Including about 30 minutes walk down on Angelito Trail, several stops along the trail for commentary and interpretation of the natural areas, approximately 30 minutes at Las Damas pool on the Mameyes river, for swimming weather permitting. Enjoy snacks and water, walk back to the Angelito Trailhead and parking area.
If you book this tour with transportation pick up time frames are approximately as follow: San Juan – 7:45am – Carolina -Isla Verde – 8:00am Rio Grande (Gran Melia) 8:40am – Rio Grande (Wyndham Rio Mar) 8:50am.
All family members welcome – minimum age to participate is 6 and older. (Children ages 6-17 must be accompanied by an adult).
El Yunque Tours rate pp – $57.75 (without transportation) sales tax and gate fees included.
El Yunque Tours rate pp – $80.75 (with transportation) sales tax and gate fees included.
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If you are planning to visit Puerto Rico in the future and would like to book the Wild & Scenic Rainforest Nature Walk to River Adventure, click the green “Book Now” button and follow the instructions.
PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
Names and ages of the people in your group – Your email address Cell phone number while in Puerto Rico – Activity code – (EYT-WSNW) Dates you will visit Puerto Rico and the day you would like to do this tour – Hotel or vacation rental you will be staying at. If you’ll need transportation or will you be renting a car/taxi Once booked, we will then send you a confirmation and you’re ready to enjoy your El Yunque Tour in Puerto Rico’s rainforest!
“El Yunque Rainforest Wild & Scenic Nature Walk to River Adventure”
Step by Step Long Description:
Your day will start with a relaxing ride to Angelitos Trail in the lowlands of the National Rain Forest called the El Yunque! After viewing the natural wonders from the bus or your rental car, you will arrive at our drop point where El Yunque Tours guides will start your adventure into the interior of Puerto Rico’s Rainforest.
El Yunque Rainforest was recently elected finalist of the world known competition Seven Natural wonders of the World , for its diversity. This is an adventure you do not want to miss! The “Wild & Scenic Rainforest to River Adventure” is an unforgettable rainforest tour into the interior of the forest and down to the beautiful Las Damas natural pool in the Mameyes River system within the 28,000 acres Reserve. During the guided walk, you will enjoy lush plants, hardwood trees, rivers, birds, insects, lizards and beautiful flowers and a rich culture and historical background.
The El Yunque tours nature walk will start by meeting your two guides (CPR and First Aid certified), and here the group will receive pre-walk, safety orientation of the rainforest nature walk that you are about to embark on. After our orientation, the group will sign waiver releases and receive a lightweight backpack with the following inside: One canvas backpack per guest, Swiss Gear, One clean dry towel, Snack package with a cold bottle of water (water bottle sealed). (Backpacks, towels must be returned at the end of the tour).
At this point, we will start our guided nature walk along a natural rainforest trail as we hike into the El Yunque rainforest and leave the world behind. The cool fresh air will take over your senses and the sights and sounds of the wind and water will relax your mind! Your guides will be giving information along the walk relating to the flora, fauna, ecology, and history behind Puerto Rico’s rainforest that covers the following:
Annual amounts of rainfall, Hurricanes in Puerto Rico and their role in the rainforest, Tree and plant life and their existence in the rainforest, Birds, spiders, insects and small mammals that may be seen in the rainforest, The aquatic life in the rivers of El Yunque, Elevations and temperatures, History behind the El Yunque National rainforest in Puerto Rico.
As the walk progresses, you will see and hear many beautiful sights and sounds, such as a crystal clear rivers that flow thru the rocks and trees along the walking path. Once you have reached the breakpoint at Las Damas pool, at a beautiful scenic area of the Mameyes River in its higher stages, the group will stop and have the opportunity to relax by the riverside, enjoy snacks and cold water supplied in their backpacks or go for a refreshing swim, if weather conditions allow. After the 25 to 30 minute break, your group will start the return walk out!
El Yunque Tours Include the Following:
Two CPR – First Aid certified guides per 25 guests, First Aid equipment, and radio communications, Lightweight canvas backpack (one per guest), Clean dry towel (one per guest), Interpretation of the flora and fauna of El Yunque National Forest as well as the history of the Puerto Rican rainforest, 8oz. cold water bottle and pre-packaged snack, – (Assorted nutria grain bars), One bottle and snack package per-guest supplied in the backpack.
Requirements to Participate:
No – Children under 6 years old. 6 through 17 with adult supervision, No – Alcohol or consumption of alcohol during the tour, No – Smoking on or during the tour or within the El Yunque National rainforest, Moderate/ Easy activity (guest, must be semi-athletic to be active in this program).
*This tour is not suggested for people that have had back problems or knee surgery. Ladies six months & further along in their pregnancy are not allowed due to safety concerns. This rainforest tour is not suggested for people with any heart conditions, open heart surgeries, heart murmurs, taking high blood pressure medication, asthmatic, diabetic or has had recent surgeries that may make it difficult to hike at high elevations, hike up and down trails, or staircases for up to two hours.
What To Bring & What to Leave Behind:
Lightweight clothing and a change of dry clothes for the ride back to the hotel, as it is a “RAINFOREST” it could rain during the tour! If you sunburn easily, wear lightweight clothing white in color, long sleeves to help protect from the sun. Towel/Towels as needed to dry off once back from the tour. Lightweight hiking shoes, hiking boots, closed sandals or water shoes which work great at the rocky entry into the river. Hats, sunglasses as needed to protect you against the sun! Sunscreen 50 SPF plus, Waterproof cameras, cameras (Bring at your own risk).
Leave behind: The following are only suggestions!
Digital cameras or video if not waterproof, it does rain regular, Paper documentation important to your vacation, passports, boarding passes, birth certificates or any others that you do not want to get wet or possibly lose, Large sums of money, expensive or important jewelry, anything that is looped, loose or dangling, Anything that you would not want to lose, leave behind in a rental car or aboard tour bus or in a Safe Place at your hotel, These are only suggestions!
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If you choose to bring items not recommended, El Yunque Tours will not be held responsible for any items you choose to take!
El Yunque Tours Supplies the following:
- Two CPR First Aid Certified guides per 25 guests.
- First Aid kits and radio communications.
- Lightweight canvas backpack (one per guest).
- Fresh clean towel (one per guest).
- Commentary of the Flora and Fauna as well as the history of the rainforest.
- Pre-Packaged Snacks and Cold Bottled Waters.
- T-shirts lightweight jackets, shorts, and swimming apparel. (Change of dry clothes).
- Shoes – Walking boots, high top shoes or hiking boots,
- Flip Flops or Strap on water shoes for wading into the waterfall. (Please be informed that a change of shoes may be needed, this is a nature walk along natural trails mud and water may be encountered during this walk).
Things to Bring:
- Insect repellent
- Plastic bag or bags for your wet or muddy items.
- Cameras 35mm or video (bring at your own risk).
- Slip-on water shoes for the wade into the waterfall do to rocks in this area.
- Raincoats, Ponchos as it is a Rainforest!
- Change of Dry Clothes for after the tour!
Things to Leave Behind:
- Jewelry, watches, bracelets, wallets anything you do not want to loose.
- No radios media player, noise – makers (anything that may disturb the surrounding environment and or other guests).
- No Smoking or fire of any kind will be permitted.
- No alcohol or consumption of alcohol during said activity.
Requirements to Participate:
- Moderate/Easy activity (guest, must be semi-athletic to be active in this program).
- No children under 6 years of age.
- This activity is not suggested for people that have had open heart surgery, back problems, knee surgery or ladies pregnant at any time in their term, do to the risk of falling.
Trail Available for the Above Activity:
- Angelo Trail to Las Damas Natural Pool, Departing from Angelito’s parking lot, (This activity is Moderate/Easy activity a Nature Walk not a hike, this activity is given on a natural trail made of gravel, rock, dirt, and mud.
- Any cancellation or changes to your reservation must be notified with no less than 48 hours prior to activity date.
- No shows to the tour without cancellation notice will incur in full charge of the activity.
- This tour is offered Monday – Wednesday – Friday meeting at Angelito Trail.
- For Groups or Special requests, please contact our office at email too.
Tour Time Frames & Availability:
- Tour Time frames and Availability may vary based on seasons, weather and holidays!
- Please click on a Book It Button for Live Calendars and Available Time Frames!
- Tour offers optional hotel pick-up and drop-off at San Juan hotels. Please note San Juan is approximately 1.5 hours from the tour site, based on traffic and in route guest pickup and returns. There is an eight passenger minimum for the transportation to be offered. Transportation Cost is $25.00 per passenger round trip.
Approximated Pickup Times from San Juan:
- Pickup Time from San Juan may vary based on seasons, weather and holidays!
- Please click on a Book It Button for Live Calendars and Available Pickup Time Frames!
- $57.75 per-person (per-person price includes 11.5% sales tax and park fees)
- Transportation round trip, if needed, is $25.00 per person additional.
Tour not offered on the following dates:
- New Year day, Three King’s Day (January 6th), 4th of July, 25th of July, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve. Notice we close from Holy Thursday until the following Tuesday due to difficult access to the area such as, heavy traffic, extreme delays and no parking areas.