El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Combo Trip

Tips

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    Category Nature
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    +7 years old
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    All day trip.
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    Dificulty Moderate

Trip Description

Join us on an all-day excursion to experience two of Puerto Rico’s most well-known attractions: El Yunque Rainforest & Bioluminescence Bay Kayak Adventure!

Due to damages caused by hurricane Maria the most popular trails remain closed until further notice. We have adapted our tour route into an Off the Beaten Path version in order to continue offering a similar experience. Please read the complete description as the Rainforest portion became a more advanced and strenuous activity, may not be suitable for everyone.

We will start our day with a visit to the El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System and a must-stop for all visitors of Puerto Rico! You’ll have the opportunity to:
• Hike and explore through different zones of El Yunque Rainforest.
• Take a dip in a waterfall, natural pool, and waterslides (optional)
• Hear our guide cover subjects such as natural history education, medicinal and toxic plant identification, geology, ecology, pre-Colombian history, the island’s history and many other subjects including post-hurricane updates related to the Forest and Puerto Rico in general.
• Spot native flora and fauna, many of which are not found anywhere else on the planet.

After the hike, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant (food cost not included) before heading to join a fully-guided nighttime BioBay kayak adventure into the mystical mangrove channels leading to “Laguna Grande.”

There you will meet our glowing friends, the Pyrodinium Bahamense, microscopic planktons capable of producing natural light at the touch of your hand! Explore these amazing organisms up close as our professional eco-guides take you to discover all its secrets. Learn how this fragile and unique ecosystem maintains a perfect balance of life and what you can do to protect such a special place.

On the 2-hour Bio bay kayak experience, you’ll get to:
• Learn interesting interpretations about the reserve’s fragile ecology
• Paddle in a safe and closed environment
• Explore these amazing planktons up close
• Watch how every stroke of your paddle leaves behind a glowing swirl of blue light that resembles fireflies.

Note: All tours leave from San Juan. To account for transportation, guests should allow up to 12 hours for the entire experience.

What Is Not Included?
– Gratuity for your tour guide is not included but greatly appreciated.
– Lunch after the hike to El Yunque is not included.

Meeting Location
Your Hotel Lobby or determined meeting point in the San Juan area. Pickups outside of San Juan available at an additional cost. Exact pickup time will be provided one to two days prior to the tour.
Please contact us for more information.

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    Wear a bathing suit and comfortable clothes. Bring a towel and an extra pair of clothing.
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    Hiking and water shoes are strongly recommended, tennis with a good grip also work.
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    Have a good breakfast before departing on tour as we will be having a late lunch stop. l
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    The Rainforest portion of the tour is subject to weather and river conditions. In the event of cancellation, we will offer other options, to reschedule or provide refund.
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    Due to safety reasons participants must be able to understand English or Spanish.
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    Use of lifejacket is mandatory once participating on the water related activities.
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    Once you begin the Rainforest tour, you must finish it all the way up to the second stop and return back with the group.
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    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.
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    The bio bay is an unpredictable natural phenomenon, bioluminoscity level will vary from day to day. Full Moon phase may also affect the visibility of the bioluminescence.
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    For cancellations you will have up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick up time in order to receive full deposit back.
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    Customers will also receive a full refund in the event of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
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    No-shows and last minute cancellations will be charged the full price.
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    Contact us at 787-690-8040 or 787-241-1235 to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
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    Participants must be physically capable of walking thru steep, rocky, muddy trails, and have the balance to walk by uneven surfaces. Must be able to paddle on a two-person kayak, on a coordinated matter, and not be afraid of the dark.
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    Pregnant ladies past their first trimester, persons with previous injuries, back problems or recent surgery cannot participate on this tour.
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    Children must be 7 years or older to participate.
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    Due to the nature of this excursion, Puerto Rico Tour Desk requires participants to be in good health and physical condition. Participants may travel on uneven and slippery terrain and wade in moving water. Parts of the hikes may have some incline and require balance.
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    If you have a medical or physical condition, which makes participating in these activities dangerous for you, you should NOT participate.
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    Pregnant women are not advised to participate in our tours, due to the high level of risk involved.
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    Fixatrip Puerto Rico reserves the right to cancel or limit your participation based on your physical condition. If this happens at the last minute due to an undisclosed medical or physical condition you will be responsible to pay the full amount of your trip.
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    For Fixatrip Puerto Rico your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your excursion.
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    Stringent Cleaning – We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas during the excursion, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests. All equipment as lifejackets will be thoroughly disinfected before each use.
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    Social Distancing- Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE.
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    Wellness Checks- Our employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your excursion. Temperature will be checked to all participants before joining the tour. Temperatures over 100.3 will not be allowed to participate.
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    Guides and guests will be required to wear masks during all the tour.

Prices

$165 p/ Adult (13 to Up)

$150 p/ Child (7 to 12 yrs)

+Taxes & Fees

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Call to +1 787-630-3684 for more details

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