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San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour
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icon12 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover two of Puerto Rico's top attractions in just one day on this time- and money-saving combination tour. Explore El Yunque rainforest, swim in its natural pools, and refresh in its waterfalls. Later, kayak through the Red Mangrove Forest to the Bioluminescent Lagoon where, with each stroke of your paddle, sparkles will appear in the water.
  • Combination Puerto Rico tour: Save time and money
  • Relax, refresh, and splash around in El Yunque's rivers and waterfalls
  • See the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence by kayaking through mangroves
  • Hassle-free pickup from your accommodations in San Juan, Fajardo, and Luquillo
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Professional Local Tour Guests with Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid Certification
Pictures from your Rainforest Adventure
Eco Interpretation throughout the Rainforest Trails
Fresh Local Fruit, Snacks & Refreshments
All Necessary Equipment
Training and Safety Instructions prior to Tour
Round Trip Transportation from Accommodation or Assigned Pick Up Location
Rainforest Entry Fee
Fully Guided Bio Bay Tour at World Famous Laguna Grande
Eco Interpretation of the Bioluminescent Lagoon and Surrounding Area & Eco System
Discover Bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay
Watch and Learn about the Constellations
Tour will be done in English, but guides can translate in Spanish if needed.
Stop at Local Restaurant for Dinner (not included in price)

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9:30 AM
We pick up from the above list of hotels. If your hotel/accommodation is not listed, please select the nearest hotel and meet us there or contact us for an assigned meeting location. Alternative Pick Up Locations: - Pick ups from Old San Juan are at the Sheraton Old San Juan (meet in front of Walgreens) - Pick ups from Isla Verde are at the Intercontinental Hotel San Juan - Pick ups from Ocean Park are at Kasalta Bakery - Pick ups from Condado are at La Concha - Pick ups from Fajardo and Humacao are at CVS Fajardo - Pick ups from Luquillo are at Walgreens Luquillo Pick Up Times - Pick ups in San Juan are generally between 9:00am and 10:30am - Pick ups on the East coast are generally between 10:45am and 12pm What to Wear & Bring • Cell phone (in the event that we need to contact you or you need to contact us prior to the excursion) • Closed-toe shoes that can get wet/dirty, have good grip for hiking on wet surfaces, and provide comfort and support (no sandals, water shoes, or flip flops) • Bathing suit (already have on) • Comfortable hiking clothes that can get completely wet/dirty • Towel and change of clothes • Water bottle to refill throughout the day (provided if you do not have one) • Camera (optional - waterproof only!) • Money for dinner Items can be left in vehicle during Rainforest and Bio Bay Tours Dinner Note: It is important that you eat a good breakfast prior to your pick up. Dinner will be around 4:00pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided on both the Rainforest and Bio Bay tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with recent surgeries
  • Not recommended for travelers who have epilepsy, heart conditions and/or dizziness
  • The difficulty level of this excursion is considered to be moderate to strenuous depending on your physical fitness level. It is very important that you are in good physical condition in order to participate and enjoy yourself. The terrain in the rainforest can be muddy, slippery, uneven and include river-wading, climbing large rocks and steep inclines. The kayaking can be strenuous when the current is strong and requires upper body strength. This excursion is recommended for guests with an active lifestyle. It is a long, but fun-filled day!
  • Maximum weight limit is 250 lbs per one guest and up to 425 lbs combined per kayak
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck, back, arm or leg problems or casts
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Island Journeys
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo 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 San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour.

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  • "You will get VERY muddy so choose your shoes wisely!" See review
  • "The hike was intermediate but it was well worth it !!!" See review
  • "It was also cool to kayak at night, I really liked this part." See review

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Jahaziel_P
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was really great. Very knowledgeable about the forest and really knew how to keep our group entertained; loved her energy. Forgot what her name was, but she had short hair and drove the bus to pick us up.
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Patricia, Natalya and...
Mahesh_T
, Jul 2022
Patricia, Natalya and Paola were absolutely awesome guides. They were made our trip very lively. The El Yunque Rainforest Tour was the highlight of our trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun combo for a day of adventure!
Boris_Y
, Jul 2022
My friend and I had the most fun on this combo tour! First, we had a stop at a yummy juice bar, and then we headed to the forest. The hike could have been challenging done by oneself, but our guides, Patricia, Paula, and Maxine, made sure that everyone was taken care of and had proper expectations about every part of our trek. They were also very fun and informative about the flora and fauna of the forest. More importantly for me, they were respectful of people's limitations while encouraging them to be adventurous, so I ended up doing the waterfall slide and rope swing though I am usually afraid of heights. Pro tip: don't scream as you hit the water, or else you get a big gulp of the river. :) Lastly, know that all of you will be soaking at some point and probably muddy, so plan accordingly. The dinner place we went to was also yummy and had food options to fit all budgets. On the Biobay portion, our guides (Miguel, Julian, Francisco, and I think I forgetting one name, sorry!) were also super informative and made sure that our group was respectful of our surroundings. They also set our expectations that things don't always look as bright in the photos, but we were definitely able to see some of the milky luminescence and just being able to kayak in the dark was a cool experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone! You don't have to be an expe
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We almost died.
Carla_C
, Jul 2022
We almost died due to a flash flood. We didn’t get to do the full rainforest tour but I’m sure the full thing would have been enjoyable. It will always rain in the rainforest but if it is scheduled to rain heavy from 12-4 highly suggest re scheduling. You don’t get to the rainforest to start the tour till almost 1 pm even though you may be picked up at 9:30 am.
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Best Part of Our Trip!!
Alexandra_M
, Jul 2022
The combo tour was the perfect way to end my bachelorette weekend. Everything went smoothly - I received a text message confirming our pick up location in Isla verde, along with the name of our driver and description of the vehicle. The bus took us to a fruit stand, where we bought delicious smoothies and stocked up on sun screen. Then we were taken to El Yunque. The hike to the water slide was very short - we were in a large group (20-30 ppl) so we moved slowly. However, this was perfect for my bachelorette party as it was just the right amount of adventure / hiking. We made it to the water slide and this was the coolest part! The water was amazingly warm. The guides were awesome and informative. We ended the hike with freshly sliced fruit, snacks, and beers. Next our driver brought us to a restaurant which had an amazing view and delicious food! This was a lovely break before embarking on the kayaking trip. The bioluminescence was really cool to see. This combo tour was the best part of our trip!! I highly recommend.
star-5
Fun adventure!
Meghan_O
, Jul 2022
Patricia and Paola were knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. They told us so much about the rainforest, answered all our questions, and got us safely out of our comfort zones on the water slide and cliff jumping. The bio bay was a beautiful experience. Be ready to paddle hard in strong currents. Couldn’t recommend this tour enough!
star-5
Great fun all around
Ijeoma_E
, Jun 2022
Water slides, cliff jumping and rope swings into water were all great fun. The tour guides were super friendly
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Wonderful experience with...
Alyson_J
, Jun 2022
Wonderful experience with friendly guides. Highly recommend. Water shoes and clothes that can get wet are a must.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
So much physical fun!!!!
Evelyn_R
, Jun 2022
Lots of fun!!!! They will make experience so much fun!!!! ;) So put on your best Hiking boots and enjoy the island. I loved everything about this experience. But you must be able to climb and get messy.
star-5
Packed a lot of fun in one day!
Michele_K
, Jun 2022
Myself and my two teens went on this excursion, there were actually three parts! The first was the trek through the jungle, the waterfall slide and the cliff jump and rope swing jump. It was super fun! Warning: wear tennis shoes, there are some parts that require some upper body strength climbing up rocks, and some slippery parts, lots of tree roots! Luiz, Paula and Max were helpful and informative. Then a great dinner at an oceanside restaurant (pay separately). Next onto the bio tour. They were very organized, it was peaceful and interesting paddling in the dark through the mangrove forest. Moon was bright but we still could see the plankton in the water sparkling. My favorite part: free swim time near the waterslide rock, daughter’s favorite part was the climbing and 20 foot jump (numerous times). My son’s favorite part was the kayaking! Definitely worth it!
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10/10
chandlar_h
, Jun 2022
The rainforest!!!! Our guides were amazing. The entire experience was amazing!!!! It actually rained in the rainforest. The best part was when we were in the heart of the rainforest eating fruit. It was just an amazing experience the entire time.
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The hike and cliff...
Gisselle_G
, May 2022
The hike and cliff jumping was a truly amazing experience. We had so much fun. Definitely made it an adventure to we will never forget. The bio bay was a little disappointing. The kayaking part was great. Amazing views but when we got to our destination it was not what we were expecting. The water did not light up as we imagined. We needed to stick our hands in the water to see sparks of light. Definitely not what we imagined. Other then that everything else was amazing.
star-3
This is what to expect
Cristina_D
, May 2022
Decent tour. Cons: tour guide not very informative of day schedule (I.e times to next destination, where for dinner, etc,) only one bathroom stop in beginning of the day, stayed in wet clothes the entire time, no place to change. Could of easily worn water shoes over regular sneakers. Barely went into rainforest maybe 2 miles back and forth total. Only allowed to go down water slide once. Pros: local fresh fruit was provided, water , beer. Tour guide assisted climbing rocks when needed, tour guide took photos for us! Stoped in luquillo for dinner by the beach. ..Also, except to be on the bus a good amount of time.
star-5
Best day ever.
Kathleen_H
, Apr 2022
Best day of my daughter and is life. What an amazing experience. The people are so kind and fun. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great way to experience rainforest
Elizabeth_C
, Mar 2022
Really well run and organized. More adventurous than I thought....super fun to be challenged going down waterslide, jumping off rock face into pool of water and rope swing. Fruit snack so good
star-4
Great way to experience two PR highlights
Niyati_V
, Mar 2022
The communication before the tour was very good and the pick up time was accurate. I had not expected our group to be as big as it was so it took longer to get our group to a particular destination within the rainforest hike. I thought the water slides were a lot of fun. I enjoyed the explanation re: fauna and had hoped for a bit more explanation. I didn’t enjoy the restaurant that was chosen for dinner however. The bio bay tour was also fun. It was unfortunate that we could not see that much light bc of the weather conditions but enjoyed that part of the tour. It was great that they took care of the pictures though wish we could have received them sooner than 5 business day. Thanks for a great day!
star-5
Tremendous fun and adventure!
Shilpa_M
, Mar 2022
Our family of four (ages 50, 50, 21 and 19) had a wonderful though exhausting day on this 2 part excursion. The whole day ran very punctual, starting from the pickup at our hotel. The group was mostly college students and young couples. Luis, Sarah and Paola had great energy and took very good care of us. Please do follow their packing advice. Leave anything of value on the bus for hiking and kayaking, expect to be completely submerged, never mind rained on and muddy at times! We chose to stay in the same clothes and sneakes for the entire day. Dinner is relaxed and outdoors so we mostly dried off then. Best to wear shoes with good grips that can get muddy and soaked. Much of the hike is on slippery ground and rocks. It is very liberating not to be attached to a phone or watch, since they take your photos and email them to you a few days later. We are vegan and were able to eat very well at the restaurant Rincon del Faro. The bioluminesence was very anticlimatic but the company had warned us of this possibility the day before, based on the number of rainy days aheas of this. Regardless, kayaking at night was an adventure on its own.
star-5
The tour guides were...
Leticia_G
, Mar 2022
The tour guides were simply amazing! Love it. I confess I was scared to bring my cellphone in waterproof case, but after the tour, I realized I could’ve brought it with me. But, the good part is that they bring a waterproof camera and take photos for us
star-5
Must do excursion in PR!
Willie_T
, Feb 2022
We had such a great experience. Luisnel, Paloma & the other young lady were amazed guides. Highly recommend tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent experience
Victor_R
, Feb 2022
It was a great experience once in a life time. We are so glad we did it and would definitely recommend everyone to try it. We'll worth the money

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