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Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

1. Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Start your day by meeting your guide at the local fruit stand “Frutera Flores” in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour, and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, follow your guide in your rental car to the majestic El Yunque Rainforest- without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, the most biologically diverse, and the most studied forest in the US National Forest System. After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, arrive at a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest is like a natural playground. Here, have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place.

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San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

2. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

Meet your professional guide at Plaza Colón in San Juan and set off into the sunset on this 2-hour walking tour. The plazas are the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico from your guide. From Plaza Colón, you will walk and see the Plaza de la Barandilla and Plaza de Armas. In Old San Juan, you can visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia. It was originally built to house the treasury of the island and it is now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. At the Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud you can see the most popular chapel in Puerto Rico and you learn the urban legend behind this little structure built in the 18th century. You can also visit La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a World Heritage Site. The tour also takes you past San Juan Cathedral, the Ballaja Barracks, Catedral Basilica Menor, Cuartel de Ballaja, and San Juan's most valuable historic site, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, before ending at Plaza de San José.

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From San Juan: Horse Riding at a Private Ranch

3. From San Juan: Horse Riding at a Private Ranch

Make your way to the Hacienda Campo Rico and feel like you are in a completely different world as you pass through the entrance gates. On a 2-hour horse riding adventure experience the home of different tropical plants and animals and see stunning landscapes. Upon arrival, meet your experienced guides and receive basic instructions with safety procedures before you set off on your horse. Get acquainted with your horse, and then follow the guides through 2,200 acres of private land. Soak up the Caribbean sun as you trot around. Marvel at magnificent views of the mountains and coastal plains. Come across lagoons and curious limestone rock formations. Keep a lookout for the native wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitats. Learn the history and importance of the Puerto Rico Paso Fino horses. Then, go to the hilltop Mojito Bar and cool down with some refreshing drinks of your choice. Purchase souvenirs at the on-site gift shop, where you can also rent GoPro cameras and other equipment to turn your horse ride adventure into an experience to remember.

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San Juan Mini Boats

4. San Juan Mini Boats

The most complete tour for those explorers who would like a glimpse into San Juan's captivating history, have an adventure in the waters of the harbor at the helm of your own boat and stop to learn the highlights of the city’s history. You will take the helm of a 13' inflatable boat that you will get to operate during the entire tour. Appreciate Condado and the Puerto Rico Convention Center. After a short stop where the guide will point out these areas of interest, the fleet will cruise along the southern shores of the Islet towards the Historic District. On your way there, Old San Juan will rise in front of you in the distance and you will admire Fort San Cristobal, the largest fort built by the Spaniards in all the Americas, the cruise ship ports with the green mountains to the south and the Rainforest to the southeast. Along the way, you will feel the warm Caribbean breeze and may spot some of the local fauna. Learn about the landmarks in the historic district: The San Juan Wall, Governor’s Mansion and the most famous fort in Puerto Rico, Fort San Felipe Del Morro; The perfect spot to take unique pictures. The last stop of your tour will take you by the most active commercial piers in the Caribbean, where you will observe San Juan commercial district, and Hato Rey through an eco-friendly water channel, within a mangrove vegetation area, house of iguanas, birds and local fauna.

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Old San Juan: Culture and Cuisine 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Old San Juan: Culture and Cuisine 3-Hour Walking Tour

Become a foodie insider with Puerto Rico’s original 3-hour food and cultural tour of Old San Juan. Experience this slice of paradise through a progressive walk and meal. Walk through the historic city and see architectural gems that will be tied with historical and cultural details. Taste Puerto Rico’s premium single-origin coffee; always smooth, never bitter. Try ice cream from the city’s first artisan ice pop shop, made fresh daily from locally sourced fresh fruits or premium nuts and chocolates. Stroll a local eatery, highlighting fresh ingredients from San Juan’s most popular farmer’s market. Get hands-on experience making Puerto Rico’s signature dish, mofongo, and make your own rum mojito or cap your foodie experience off with one of the best flans in town. At Old San Juan’s only Choco Bar, savor hand-crafted local chocolate in a beautiful, unique ambiance. Feast on recipes dating back to the 1800s while dining under the historic city walls and get to know the city’s tastiest hangouts.

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San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

6. San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Learn about its colonial influence and discover this fascinating city. See all its essential sights with your expert local guide. Begin with a tour of the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Hear fascinating facts as you walk along Paseo de la Princesa to the Governor's residence. Stroll through a city brimming with colors and cobble stone streets. See the San Juan Gate, built in 1520 to guard the city from the harbor. Visit the Ballaja Barracks, built by the Spanish militia for housing in 1864, as well as the San Jose Church, and Plaza del Quinto Centenario. Your tour will end at the Hotel El Convento, adjacent to all the shops and restaurants.

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San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

7. San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

Discover the magic of Old San Juan in the evening on a guided food tour. Eat and drink your way around the colorful old town while learning all about its culture, history, and people, starting with the Plaza de Armas. Explore Puerto Rico's rich culinary history and exciting culinary renaissance. Sample a variety of traditional and modern dishes and enjoy 2 rum cocktails during up to 5 stops. The tour is kept small in number so you can enjoy the full attention of your guide, a passionate expert on Puerto Rican food. Walk away with the best advice on what else to eat, see, and do during your stay.

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San Juan: Craft Rum Cocktail Experience

8. San Juan: Craft Rum Cocktail Experience

Join in for a night of drunken history on a craft cocktail tour through the streets of Old San Juan. Enjoy a crash course on 3 distinct eras in the drinking history of Puerto Rico, as you sip creative, rum-infused concoctions. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan as you make your way to the next watering hole. Rub elbows with fellow drink enthusiasts at historic, local spots and meet the owners, industry experts, and master mixologists at each location. Embark on a roving happy-hour adventure. By the end of the tour, know all the best watering holes in town and finish with plenty of time and insider information to continue the fun with a night on the town.

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Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

9. Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a historic walk into the top sights that Old San Juan has to offer. Experience San Juan from a local's perspective as your guide walks you through the most notable landmarks. Marvel at the colorful Spanish colonial architecture dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. See beautiful historical buildings such as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest buildings in San Juan. Visit the 16th century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses that are rising above the ocean, and then stroll along the Paseo de la Princesa, taking in the stunning views of the bay. Learn about the importance of Christopher Columbus for Puerto Rico, find out what was San Juan's original name, and hear about the Spanish-American post-war history. Then together with your local guide find out what’s inside San Juan’s San Felipe del Morro citadel.

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El Yunque National Park: Rainforest Night Nature Walk

10. El Yunque National Park: Rainforest Night Nature Walk

Begin your journey of El Yunque National Forest at the start of the Angelito trail, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take you on your nocturnal walking tour. Marvel at the height of the hardwood trees surrounding you, listen to the croaking coqui frogs, smell the blooming flowers' fragrance, and feel the misty rainforest atmosphere around you as you walk through the lush greenery. Enjoy the trails and swimming holes free of other tourists, as this tour is the only one permitted into the forest after 6 PM. Learn about the rainforest's diverse flora and fauna from your expert guide, 60% of which only becomes active after dark, and see the native Puerto Rican cucullo fireflies light up the rainforest, among many other bright insects and animals.

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What people are saying about San Juan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

The tour started right in time. Our guide, Desiree, is an expert in Puerto Rican cuisine. She showed us a bit of history, walking through key street in Old San Juan. We had a coffee and Mayorca sandwich, pork and beans with soursop and rum, fish toston tacos, a chilled chocolate drink and a fish bite with another rum cocktail. We would have never found these amazing places on our own!

Our guide Valeria was knowledgeable, friendly and made our tour informational and fun! Loved it and highly recommend for anyone over 18.

Fabulous tour —Lorna was very informative and covered the History of old San Juan in a wonderful storytelling manner.

It was very informative, with a knowledgeable guide who was also fun and lighthearted. Her name was Itzel.

Very knowledgeable guide and good food. Don’t make the rookie mistake of having a late lunch.