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Discover a lush tropical escape by hiking El Yunque National Forest, noted for its remarkable biological diversity. The only tropical rainforest under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, this verdant area shelters more than 400 plant species, many of which you can see by hiking any one of a dozen well-maintained hiking trails. An interpretative visitor's center highlights the importance of this sprawling forest, while picnic pavilions ensure enough space to rest and contemplate the significance of this green kingdom in eastern Puerto Rico. Check the website for suggested family-friendly hikes and a printable brochure explaining the history of the forest. Before you head to El Yunque National Forest, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly El Yunque National Forest planning tool, to make sure you see all that El Yunque National Forest has to offer, including El Yunque National Forest.
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This was the best experience and Andrea with hidden excursions was the best tour guide. She was very informative and knowledgeable about everything there is to know about the rainforest and it’s...
This was the best experience and Andrea with hidden excursions was the best tour guide. She was very informative and knowledgeable about everything there is to know about the rainforest and it’s... more »
Most important: have a reservation. Our first time we didn’t realize this and we were turned away at the entrance. They told us to log on to the website (recreation.com) at 8am or 11am and we could.... more
Most important: have a reservation. Our first time we didn’t realize this and we were turned away at the entrance. They told us to log on to the website (recreation.com) at 8am or 11am and we could.... more »
This was a fun and fantastic time. Our guide Gian was awesome. Surprisingly through all the mud, hills, and narrow paths we walked; I had very little mud on me at the end of the hike. Our tour included a natural rock water slide, cliff jumping, and rope swing into the water. I would definitely do this tour again. There were multiple opportunities to take pictures it definitely pack light. I had on a waterproof fanny pack to hold my phone, a Go Pro strapped to my wrist, and a bottle of water to hydrate. The hike includes information about Puerto Rico; what was natural and what was brought to the island. We saw some beautiful flowers and a waterfall.
This tour is not for the faint at heart. The path to get to the water was a true challenge for me. If you are adventurous and not afraid of heights, and can live up to the challenge of hiking over rocks, through muddy slopes, across river banks this is the tour for you. The forest is beautiful and the water was amazing. It was fun to watch people jumping off the cliff into the water but it was not for me. It was a true adventure for the adventurous. For me it was an one time thing. But if you do decide to take the tour go with Bespoke Touring. Their guides are amazing and fun. They also recognized my challenges as well as a few others in our group and they were patient with us and never left our side during the challenging parts of the tour.
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