Enter the forest just about one hour before the sun sets on a guided nature walk tour to learn about El Yunque’s flora and fauna and enjoy the sights as twilight falls.
Duration: 3 hours
Participants: 22 guests
Time of Day: Morning
Fitness Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Guided Puerto Rico Rainforest Tour
Our Wild & Scenic Rainforest Nature Walk to River Adventure is an easy to moderate nature walk through the 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 the Las Damas natural pool where we can enjoy the river (weather permitting).
Our guides are eager to teach you about Puerto Rico rainforest facts, flora, fauna, history, culture and outdoor ethics, while you see, hear, smell, and experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the rainforest!
Book your El Yunque National Forest tour online today.
- What to bring:
- Sun protection
- Change of clothes
- Bag for muddy items
- What to wear:
- Hat and sunglasses
- Comfortable shoes
- Important notes:
- Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
- Commentary will be focused on hurricanes and their effects on the rainforest pre and post, flora, fauna, history and culture.
- Pregnant women or guests with limited mobility should not select this tour.
- Backpack, towel, snack and water bottle provided.
- Trails may be muddy.
- Waivers and safety information will be completed.
- Special notes:
Guests need to be in hiking shoes or walking shoes that can get dirty; flat-soled shoes make better contact with the slippery rocks and muddy areas of the trail!
Guests should come with some type of water shoes that will allow them to walk into the river and navigate over the rocks, along with swimsuits if choosing to take a dip.
- Approximate itinerary:
9:15 a.m. – Check in at Angelito Trail
9:30 a.m. – Tour start time
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Waiver signing, group safety, and pre-walk orientation
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – On-trail tour duration (including about a 30-minute 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)