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El Yunque National Forest Tour

  • Duration: 6h
  • Group of max. 25 people
  • Live guide in English, Spanish
  • 6-hour hiking tour
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Life vest
  • Rope swing
  • Transport from/to San Juan (if selected)
  • Parking fees
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Visiting El Yunque

If you're thinking of buying tickets for an El Yunque rainforest tour, you must be wondering what animals you'll see.

Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish all abound inside El Yunque, and while you might expect ferocious beasts inside the rainforest, Puerto Rico's wildlife is a little different.

Due to its isolated island nature (it was formed by volcanic activity during the Triassic period), it had no land bridge to any continent. All of its animals reached Puerto Rico by either swimming, floating or flying, so their size is smaller compared to their continental cousins. The largest mammal you can expect to find is the mongoose (or a rat, but we don't want to put you off!).

Here's a quick roundup of some of the animals in El Yunque that you might run into on your visit:

El Yunque National Forest serves as a habitat for 97 bird species, of which 45 are migratory, plus bats, rats, cats, and dogs. The cats are feral and not so different from house cats in terms of size, so don't expect to see any big cats hanging out in the trees.

With fur and feather-covered friends out of the way, there's also a huge ecosystem of reptiles, insects, and fish inside the forest. There are various types of lizards, geckos, and snakes, and different kinds of Coquí (a small frog native to Puerto Rico).

If you're fascinated by bugs, then you'll be interested to hear that El Yunque is home to creatures that would make anyone else's skin crawl. Fire ants, the tarantula hawk, and the tailless whip-scorpion all reside in El Yunque.

There are a number of zipline operators in El Yunque National Forest, with the average cost per person averaging around $100. Ziplining is often paired with a number of other adventure activities that make the most of the rainforest setting, such as rappelling, and hiking through the diverse fauna.

Your El Yunque rainforest tour from Tiqets doesn’t include a zipline, but it does feature rope swings in the dense jungle setting!

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Vivian ,  United States United States
31 May 2023
Both Jon and Pacho were very friendly and knowledgeable . Very involved and gave great recommendations after the excursion.
El Yunque National Forest: Hiking Tour
Samantha,  United States United States
29 Aug 2023
Very fun
El Yunque National Forest: Hiking Tour
Sheila,  United States United States
13 Apr 2022
Five stars in every way. This was an amazing experience. The Hiking was awesome. The waterfalls were beautiful. Adrian and Jon took their time with us and made sure everyone was included. This...
Five stars in every way. This was an amazing experience. The Hiking was awesome. The waterfalls were beautiful. Adrian and Jon took their time with us and made sure everyone was included. This was the best part of my trip to Puerto Rico. I highly recommend this activity.
El Yunque National Forest: Hiking Tour

About: El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest is a tropical rainforest in the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico. This near 30,000-acre jungle is a paradise of winding rivers, cascading waterfalls, ancient petroglyphs, rare fauna (think hybrid tree-dwelling frogs!), and almost 40 kilometers of nature trails.

The area is popular with tourists and can be explored via a variety of tours out of Fajardo and San Juan.

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