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El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Combo Tour

Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day! This tour includes round-trip transportation, a fully guided El Yunque Rainforest Adventure, and the World-Famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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Your day will start by meeting your local guide in the morning at your accommodation or nearby meeting point. After completing all of our pick ups, we will head towards the rainforest, taking the scenic route through the North side of the island to share with you beautiful views and go over a few fun facts about the areas along the way. This relaxing sightseeing drive will take you through 4 towns of Puerto Rico before arriving to our first stop at a fresh fruit stand in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour (included), and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, we will continue towards Puerto Rico’s majestic Rainforest.

El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only Tropical Rainforest, and the most studied Forest, in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals, some only found here in Puerto Rico!

After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, we will arrive to 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 you will have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in the 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.

By this time you have worked up an appetite! We will make a stop for late lunch/early dinner at a local restaurant for you to enjoy Puerto Rican Cuisine and relax for a bit until it’s time for your 2nd part of your combo tour – the Bioluminescent Lagoon.

Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best kept secrets. Tiny organisms called “dinoflagellates” make the water glow at night and fortunately, they have found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay, so we are able to experience them all year round.

Our Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour begins at Las Croabas. After receiving a brief of Kayaking 101 and few safety tips, we will load up in our kayaks and head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset.

The Mangrove Forest is part of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. You will kayak approximately 30 minutes, and along the way your Eco Guides will point out the forests beautiful protected flora and fauna.

Upon arrival to Laguna Grande, the sun will set and the magic begins. The Fajardo Bio Bay Kayak Tour feels like discovering a whole new world. At every stroke of your paddle, lots of sparkles will appear in the water. The kayaks will create a swirl of light, and the fish will glow in the darkness of the water. To add to its beauty, the Fajardo Bio Bay is perfect for viewing constellations too!

We will cruise back through the mangrove channel to the departure point with your Eco Guides and the navigation lights on the kayaks leading the way. Through the darkness the air is fresh and the sounds of nature are exotic.

After kayaking back to shore enjoy complimentary snacks and water before heading back to your accommodation.

In conclusion, our Rainforest and Bio Bay Tour is simply a must!

- What Will You Do

Pick-up at Accommodation or Nearby Location Assigned

Scenic Route of the Northeast of the Island
- Interpretation of the sites and areas passing through

Stop at a Fresh Fruit Stand
- Guides pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour (included)
- Guests have the opportunity to purchase local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie

Arrival to Foothills of the Rainforest for Check In with Island Journeys
- Sign Waivers
- Use Restrooms
- Pass Out Equipment

Excursion Starts

Safety Orientation & Excursion Itinerary Chat

Guided Hike on Rainforest Trails
- 30-40 minutes (approximate) depending on group size
- Interpretation of the area and different Flora & Fauna
- Cross through river and continue hike up river to First Stop (10-15 minutes approximately depending on group size)

First Stop at Rain Forest
- Slide down Natural Water Slide!
- Refresh in a Natural Pool
- Hike to next stop (10-15 minutes approximately depending on group size)

2nd Stop at Rain Forest
- Rope Swing into the River
- Rock Jumps
- Enjoy Fresh Fruit
- Relax and enjoy the Area
- Refresh in a Natural Pool

Hike back to Departure Point
- 20-30 minutes (approximate) depending on group size

Arrive to Departure Point
- Rinse Off
- Use Restrooms
- Change Clothes

- Arrival to Local Restaurant
- Taste the local flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine (not included in price)

Arrival to Las Croabas Park for Bio Bay Check In with Kayaking Puerto Rico
- Sign Waivers
- Use Restrooms
- Pass out Equipment

Excursion Starts
- Kayaking 101 & Safety Orientation
- Load Kayaks
- Begin Paddle

30 minute (approximate) Paddle through Red Mangrove Forest

Arrive to Bioluminescent Lagoon
- View Sunset
- Eco Interpretation of the Bioluminescent Lagoon and Surrounding Area & Eco Systems
- View Bioluminescence
- View Constellations
- Free Time to Paddle Around

Paddle Back to Departure Point
- 30 minute (approximate) Paddle through Red Mangrove Forest

Arrive to Departure Point
- Enjoy Light Snacks & Refreshments
- Use Restrooms & Change

Drop Off at Accommodation or Nearby Location Assigned

- What To Expect

- Enjoy Puerto Rico’s most popular natural attractions in a single day!
- Go with the most professional guides and get the best quality of service.
- Round-trip transportation included
- Interpreted hike on El Yunque Rainforest trails
- Refreshing dip in beautiful natural swimming pools and waterfalls
- Slide down a natural water slide!
- Rope swing into the river
- Cliff jumps
- Pictures from your rainforest experience!
- Lunch at a local restaurant (not included in price)
- Discover bioluminescence at the world-famous Laguna Grande Bio Bay
- Learn about the Nature Reserve’s ecosystems and their importance
- Paddle through the red mangrove forest
- Watch and learn about the constellations

- What Is Included

Round Trip Transportation

- Fully Guided Rainforest Tour
- Professional Tour Guides with Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid Certification
- Pictures throughout Tour
- Eco Interpretations throughout the Rainforest Trails
- Refresh in Beautiful Natural Swimming Pools and Waterfalls
- Slide Down a Natural Water Slide!
- Rope Swing into the River
- Cliff Jumps
- Light Snacks & Refreshments
- All Necessary Equipment
- Training and Safety Instructions prior to Tour
- Restrooms, changing facility and fresh water to rinse off after Rainforest Tour
- Stop at Local Restaurant for Lunch (lunch not included in price)

- Fully Guided Bio Bay Tour at World Famous Laguna Grande
- Professional Tour Guides with CPR & First Aid
- Eco Interpretation of the Bioluminescent Lagoon and Surrounding Area & Eco Systems
- Paddle through the Red Mangrove Forest
- Discover Bioluminescence at the Fajardo Bio Bay
- Watch and learn about the Constellations
- Training and Safety Instructions prior to Tour
- All Equipment Including: Kayak, Paddle, Life Jackets & Low Intensity Navigation Lights
- Eco Friendly Insect Repellent
- Light Snacks & Refreshments

- What Is Not Included

- Lunch (available for purchase at Local Restaurant)
- Guide Gratuities (optional but appreciated)

- Know Before You Go

- 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)
- Comfortable hiking clothes that can get wet
- Bathing suit (already on)
- 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
Note: Items can be left in vehicle during Rainforest and Bio Bay Tours

This excursion is considered to be moderately difficult. It is important that you are in good physical condition in order to participate and enjoy yourself. Guests with neck or back problems, recent surgeries, pregnant women, or those who have epilepsy or heart conditions are not allowed to participate. Maximum weight limit is 285 lbs per person and 485 lbs per kayak. Minimum age is 8 years old. Please contact us ahead of time if you have any concerns about your health or physical condition for the excursion.

This excursion requires a minimum of at least six guests in order to provide the tour. In the event this minimum is not met, we will call one or two days prior to the excursion to go over alternative options (i.e. reschedule for a different date or time that has the minimum requirement, payment options for a private excursion, or cancel without penalty).

We have a 48-hour cancellation policy for all of our excursions. Up until 48 hours before your tour, you may change your reservation or cancel it for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before departure time, late arrivals, and “no-shows” will maintain a full charge. All cancellations must be made directly with Island Journeys by telephone or email.

This policy also applies to cruise ship passengers.

Groups of 10 or more guests must cancel at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the excursion in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations of groups made in less than 2 weeks prior to the excursion date will maintain a full charge on any spaces we are unable to resell. Guests that are no-shows or late arrivals will receive the full charge.

If we are forced to cancel a tour due to weather conditions, we will offer you the solution that better fits your needs, including rescheduling to another date, booking another tour, or full refund. However, be aware that we are the ones that determine the cancellations due to weather conditions. Please do not make the mistake of deciding not to attend because you think the weather might not be acceptable, as you will still be charged if the trip goes out. If you ever have a question about the weather conditions, please call us to confirm.

- Transfers

San Juan and East Coast Area. Please contact Island Journeys to arrange pick up location.

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