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El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Feel like a true Puerto Rican explorer during this day of "off-the-beaten path" discovery in El Yunque rainforest. Avoid the big crowds from the cruise ships and hotels as you blaze a trail to the lesser-known attractions of this lush tropical eden. Admire gorgeous orchids, exotic birds and wildlife like the Coquí (tree frog) as you hike to secret waterfalls and hidden swimming spots, enjoying your secluded adventure amidst the fresh air and beautiful scenery of this Puerto Rican paradise. National park fees, plus round-trip hotel transport, are included.
  • Escape the crowds on this 'off-the-beaten path' exploration of El Yunque
  • Avoid the cruise ship groups and hotel tours at the park's most popular sites
  • Feel like an explorer during visits to secret off-trail waterfalls and hidden swimming spots
  • Great excursion for the adventurous
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Park fees.
Bottled water and light snacks.
USCG certified Lifejackets.
Pick-up and drop-off (within touristic zone and selected San Juan areas)
Lunch
Gratuities
Additional fees for pick up/ drop off outside of San Juan.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pick up in selected areas of San Juan: Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Miramar and Ocean Park and Calle Loiza. Meeting point available by PR-3 in Rio Grade, Luquillo and Fajardo.

Exact pick up time will be provided the day prior to the tour.

Airports

  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport, Carolina 979 Puerto Rico


Ports

  • Pan-American Pier, Calle Muelle, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico


Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress appropriately: Wear hiking shoes (tennis with a good grip also works). Can also bring water shoes for when you go into the river . Please note: shoes will get wet and very muddy
  • Wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit underneath, bring a towel and change of clothes. Wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • You must have a good breakfast before departing on this tour.
  • Due to uneven surfaces and the difficulty involved, this tour is not suitable for pregnant women, those with walking disabilities, with back or knee problems or physical impairments.
  • Not suitable for participants with previous injuries, recent surgeries, heart conditions, vertigo, misbalance or other serious medical conditions.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for children under 7 years).
  • Due to safety reasons participants must be able to understand English or Spanish. Legally blind or deaf persons are not able to participate due to the same. A Private tour would be the most appropriate option on these cases.
  • Bus will wait only 5 minutes after your assigned pick up time. No refunds will be issued if you miss your pick up.
  • Operates based on weather and river conditions, there is a possibility of cancellation if conditions are not found safe during rainy days.
  • Once you begin the tour, you must finish it all the way up to the second stop and return back with the group.
  • Use of lifejacket is mandatory once participating on the water related activities.
  • Failure to provide hotel/lodging information upon booking may result in bus not being able to pick you at your location or close to it. No refunds will be issued if you miss your pick up.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers MUST provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and/or re-boarding time.
  • Complimentary pick up in Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Miramar and Calle Loiza areas (contact us for additional assistance).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Additional transfer fee to towns outside of selected San Juan/Metro area will apply (each way):Rio Grande / Dorado / Fajardo/ Humacao).
  • Please travel light and only bring the necessary to the tour. Leave behind electronic devices, any important documentation like passport, large sums of cash or credit cards. Cell phones require waterproof case.
  • Bespoke LM Reserves the Right of Admission - If a person appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not following instructions, being disruptive or not dressed appropriately (due safety) the Guide has the right to Cancel their reservation at any moment, and No Refunds will be issued due to this.
  • Estimated tour duration of 8 hours includes driving and lunch time.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bespoke Lifestyle Management
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What should I wear during the El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:Wear a bathing suit and comfortable clothes. Bring a towel and extra pair of clothing. Hiking and water shoes are strongly recommended, tennis with a good grip also work.
Feb 2021
Q:
Should I eat before the El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:Yes, be sure to have a good breakfast before we depart as we will be having a late lunch stop.
Feb 2021
Q:
How strenuous is the El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:Participants must be physically capable of walking thru steep, rocky, muddy trails, and have balance to walk by uneven surfaces without assistance.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can pregnant women participate in the El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:Due to safety concerns, it is not recommended for pregnant women past their first trimester to participate.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring my children on the El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:Children must be 7 years or older to participate.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will I get wet during the El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:Yes, the initial hike/walk is a 25-30 minute journey up a dirt/rock path with some river wading. We will visit a collecting pool that forms at the base of a waterfall as well as another pool area where you will have the opportunity to swim.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is lunch included during the El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:Lunch is not included.
Feb 2021
Q:
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:This tour is subject to weather and river conditions. In the event of cancellation, we will offer other options, to reschedule or provide a refund.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by El Yunque Off the Beaten Path Hiking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bring good hiking shoes that you don't mind getting wet, what's most important is that you have good footing underneath you!" See review
  • "I do NOT recommend you hike with water shoes because you will be climbing rocks and will slip." See review
  • "Pay attention to the “ what to expect” section of tour." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome hiking experience for the entire family!
Nathan_T
, Nov 2021
Our guides Julian and JC were fantastic! We did the tour with 8 year old and 11 year old boys. Julian and JC were very accommodating, knowledgeable and focused on safety at all times. We are so happy we did this tour and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys outdoor activities. We will definitely do it again next time we come back!
star-2
Disneyland in the jungle
Liam_A
, Nov 2021
Very crowded area and most of the time is spent waiting in line for other groups to pass or to jump off a rock. It's definitely not "off the beaten track" as described. Note the actual "tour" is only 3 hours and there is not much hiking involved.
star-5
Awesome experience with...
Maggie_D
, Nov 2021
Awesome experience with Julian and crew! We had a great time and they made sure to bring us on an adventurous hike. Loved the waterfall slide and thought that the hike was a solid length and difficulty. Would recommend for anyone wanting to explore/hike in El Yunque but wanting a little more adventure with it!
star-5
The best adventure of my life!
Michael_B
, Nov 2021
Julian, the tour guide, is what made this trip so awesome! The whole experience was absolutely amazing!
star-5
So much fun! Book It!
Dan_P
, Nov 2021
So much fun! Tour guides were nice, knowledgeable, and made the challenge amazing! Highly recommend, well worth the price especially considering it covers transportation to and from your hotel/resort!
star-5
Great experience. Wear...
HEATHER_S
, Nov 2021
Great experience. Wear shoes with good grip water resistant hiking shoes probably best and be prepared to get them soaking wet and muddy. Its about 1 mile total walking some climbing rocks. Guides are very safety conscious of participants and help you. Beautiful watrerfalls and pools. Water slide so fun!
star-5
Adventure on our Honeymoon
Madilyn_M
, Nov 2021
Had a great time exploring the rainforest! The natural water slide and rope swing were so fun. The guide was informative and fun. My only word of caution - wear old shoes because it’s extremely muddy. Great tour!
star-5
We booked Off the Beaten...
AlyssaM
, Nov 2021
We booked Off the Beaten path in mid November for a Saturday trip. It was me and my partner, and we are in very good health and exercise frequently. This excursion is NOT EASY. We had no issue with the physical aspects of it, but others in our group absolutely did. You have to be capable of walking through current in the water and uphill on a muddy pathway. When they say you will get wet and dirty, they mean that you ABSOLUTELY will get wet and dirty. This is not a casual hike through the rain forest. I think the guides did as best of a job as they could with the size of the group (27 people including the guides), but did not feel we had much "overview" of the rainforest or facts. If I were to book a tour again I would look for one that is maximum ten people. It was just so many people to corral, to jump off the cliff, to do the natural water slide, it felt like we spent over an hour just waiting. On the way home they took us to a food truck park for lunch, but it was only about 20 min outside old San Juan. Felt unnecessary and just prolonged us getting home. For only one day in the park, this tour will make you feel like you saw and explored a lot, but the size of the group is not small by any means. You will get muddy. Like, you will get really really muddy and do not wear white clothes or white shoes. Even light colored clothes or shoes! I think it's a good tour for the value but wouldn't go back with a group of this size again. This is an early tour but the benefit of getting there first means you're the first group to all the good spots, which had a lot of benefit.
star-5
Natural water slide
Sydney_S
, Nov 2021
We had a great time! The natural water slide was awesome! And there were no mosquitos! During one of the cliff jumps I lost my glasses and our guide was able to jump in and retrieve them which was amazing
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great hiking tour. The...
Rosa_S
, Oct 2021
Great hiking tour. The natural water slides were amazing! Such a beautiful experience! Also a pretty good workout! Bring hiking shoes and be prepared to get a little muddy!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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