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El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour provided by Bespoke Lifestyle Management

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El Yunque Rainforest Off the Beaten Path and Bio Bay Kayaking Combo Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Combine off-the-beaten-track with must-do adventure on this tour of El Yunque National Forest and the Bioluminescent Bay. Let a guide lead the way as you trek and wade through a rugged portion of the rain forest unknown to most visitors. Complete your day with a calm kayak ride through waters glowing with phosphorescent organisms—a must while in Puerto Rico.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    El Yunque Rain Forest
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • A full day of active travel through two Puerto Rico nature attractions
  • Rugged hiking adventure in El Yunque National Forest
  • Kayaking tour through Bioluminescent Bay in the evening
  • Tour geared toward physically active adult travelers
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your San Juan accommodation and head straight to El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. Gear up for an adventure wading through rivers and hiking along trails en route to a waterfall, all while learning about the ecosystem from your guide. After lunch at a typical restaurant (own expense), kayak through a mangrove forest to reach one of Puerto Rico’s famous bioluminescent bays. Enjoy free time watching the waters light up with glowing organisms before paddling back. Tour concludes with hotel drop-off in San Juan. Note: Due to Hurricane Maria, parts of the forest are currently closed. A similar experience is available along alternate trails.
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Important Information
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Bottled Water and light snacks
  • First aid equipment
  • USCG certified lifejackets
  • Entry/Admission - El Yunque Rain Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay
  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but greatly appreciated.
  • Lunch
  • Additional fee for pick ups outside of San Juan will apply (Dorado, Bayamon, Rio Grande, Fajardo, Humacao)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a moderate to strenuous activity.
  • Participants must be physically capable of walking thru rocky, uneven and muddy surfaces without assisatance.
  • Participants must be capable of paddling a two person kayak in a coordinated matter and be able to sit on the same position for about 2 hours.
  • Hiking shoes or tennis with a good grip are required. Bring also water shoes as they will be useful during portions of the tour.
  • Maximum weight for Glass Bottom kayaks is 185-190 lbs (84-86 kg). Participants weighting up to 260 lbs need to notify at moment of booking in order to have assigned a regular kayak. Failure to notify correctly may result in person(s) not being able to participate on bio bay tour, no refunds will be issued due to this.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women past their first trimester or for persons with back or knee problems, heart complaints, recent surgeries or injuries or other serious medical conditions.
  • Children must be 7 years or older to participate.
  • We strongly suggest to have a good breakfast before departing on this tour (next opportunity to eat will be around 3:00pm)
  • Due to the strict weight restriction all participants are subject to be weighted prior to arriving to the tour site. No cancellations or refunds will be issued if a person neglects to inform correct weight, and is not able to participate of the tour.
  • Participants cannot be afraid of the dark as you will be kayaking thru pitch black areas during the Bio Bay portion of the tour.
  • You will get wet, it is recommended that you wear bathing suit underneath, bring a towel and extra clothes for after the tour.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Due to safety reasons participants must be able to understand English or Spanish.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Use of lifejacket is mandatory once participating on the water related activities.
  • Once you begin the Rainforest tour, you must finish it all the way up to the second stop and return back with the group.
  • Transportation available for those staying outside of San Juan for an additional fee; please call the local tour operator for a quote.
  • Estimated tour duration of 12 hours includes driving and lunch time.
  • The bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon that may be influenced by multiple factors. Bioluminoscity level can vary from very visible to minimum or none without any previous notice. Full Moon phase may also affect the visibility of the bioluminescence. In the event of this happening alternate methods such as the use of a tarp will be incorporated in order to appreciate it.
  • 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.
  • GLASS BOTTOM KAYAKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS due to maintenance, instead tour will be conducted on Regular Kayaks, no refunds will be issued due to this.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Becky C wrote a review 5 Mar
Flagstaff, Arizona27 contributions9 helpful votes
This was such a great adventure! Be prepared to get muddy, wet and tired! Don't wear anything from head to toe that you don't want wet or muddy! Wear shoes that you would wear on a hike and clothes that are comfortable when they're soaking wet! The hike takes you up some pretty
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Leigh W wrote a review 5 Mar
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania4 contributions
We enjoyed this trip a lot. But, I think it would be much improved if the groups were smaller. There were about 30 people in our group which means a lot of waiting while the people ahead of you walk or climb around rocks. The rain forest is lovely and the water sliding was
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Date of experience: February 2021
Cel wrote a review 2 Mar
1 contribution
This rainforest tour was one of the most amazing experiences I've had. Our two guides were very friendly and very funny! They provided so much information about the region and history that I feel you could only get from a local. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to a
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Date of experience: February 2021
Lalah wrote a review Feb 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
From beginning to end this tour was just wow!! We booked to do the El Yunque and the Bioluminescence Bay (if you have time do them in separate days, otherwise don’t plan on doing anything else for the rest of the day). We were a party of 2. Hotel pick up was timely, Felix and
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Kaylin A wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
As a solo female traveler I had an amazing time! I felt comfortable with everything we did the whole time. Please remember to read all of their advisories and wear sneakers you don't mind getting dirty. Also, you will be jumping in the water with the clothes on your back, so
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Date of experience: February 2021
About the operator

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By: Bespoke Lifestyle Management
Great activity
This was a great activity. We loved the trail, river, waterfalls, and everything else. One tip: wear tennis shoes a
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Nighttime Adventure more like a nightmare
Nighttime Adventure more like a nightmare. Our tour guide was impatient and rude with us inexperienced first time k
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Not what we expected not what we wanted.
This was not a tour of El Yunque National Forest. It was slogging through mud to jump in a river. Glorified water p
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Great Tourist Hike
Pick up and transportation were seamless, our guide (Hector) was excellent, very knowledgeable and also entertainin
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Kelly C
Great Guides
My wife and I did the half day El Yunque trip and did enjoy it. The trail while muddy was relatively straight forwa
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Half day tour
This tour was so much fun. The tour guides were so nice and very knowledgeable. I had my two sons with me and the
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Amazing trip, pickup and dropoff was easy, the tour guides were amazing and very friendly (especially Andres). They
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This tour is amazing!
This tour was amazing! It greatly exceeded any and all expectations that we had! The guides (Frankie, Jaime and Mit
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Adventure, learning, and muddy fun
As our group of 6 +2 was preparing to travel to PR for the first time, I looked for a private tour provider to guid
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Great experience
First of all, if you think this a regular hike in the trails, let me tell you, it’s not! At some point, I was anxio
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Frankie was the best!
I lovedddd Frankies energy!! He was such a cool and exciting and comforting tour guide. Like if you got scared or w
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Best Tour There Is!
Franky was the best tour guide hands down! Very lively, knowledgeable and patient. He made sure people of all ages
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Started from the bottom
Everything from pick up to drop off ran incredibly smooth - good company with even better staff! If you’re looking
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This trip was amazing it’s a must! The tour guys are funny and well prepared. Great experience from the hike to the
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The tour guides joe James and mitchel were amazing. The tour was one of the best I’ve ever been on. I definitely re
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  • Duration: 12h
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