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Sacred Rainforest & Archaeology Tour

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Experience hosted by Francisco Javier

8 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We ride in luxury aboard an Audi Q7 SUV in into the central mountain region to the Tres Picachos rainforest and our first stop, the magical waters of Las Delicias waterfall. This secluded yet easy to get to waterfall will delight your senses. We climb through a secret spot to get to a platform behind the fall! There is a small pool where you can have a nice dip in the pure waters of the Cialito river. After we head to the town of Jayuya where we stop for lunch in a traditional puertorrican "BBQ" (rottiserie chicken). Then we continue to the barrio of Zama and go into the forest thru a jeep road and park the car next to the river, and continue on foot towards the our last stop, the Zama Acueduct petroglyph mural. Here we will go into detail on how we found and uncovered this mural and the history of the Taínos and their culture. After our archaeological visit we return to the car where you have the oportunity to take one last dip in the river. Finally we head back to the San Juan metro area to your place of stay.
Other things to note
This is a full day tour so be ready to spend your whole day exploring the center of the island. Also we wil be doing some moderate hiking through the forest and river.
We ride in luxury aboard an Audi Q7 SUV in into the central mountain region to the Tres Picachos rainforest and our first stop, the magical waters of Las Delicias waterfall. This secluded yet easy to get to waterfall will delight your senses. We climb through a secret spot to get to a platform behind the fall! There is a small pool where you can have a nice dip in the pure waters of the Cialito river. After we head to the town of Jayuya where we…

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What's included

  • Food
    We have lunch at Tito´s BBQ in Jayuya for a typical puertorrican meal. Vege...
  • Drinks
    Bottled Water
  • Transportation
    Fits 4 adults and two children comfortably
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Mon, Jan 18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$165 per person
$165 per person
Tue, Jan 19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$165 per person
$165 per person
Wed, Jan 20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$165 per person
$165 per person

Meet your host, Francisco Javier

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 18 Reviews
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As an archaeologist, I have always been fascinated by the petroglyphs carved by the Taínos. The most famous but hard to find petroglpyph is known as the sun of Jayuya. In my mission to see it for myself, I went to the mountain town of Jayuya. Here I met Efraín Reyes, who led me deep into the rainforest to see the famous sun. We became good friends and he showed me another place where a petroglyph mural was covered by a landslide and asked me lead an archaeological dig to uncover it. With the help of the community we dug it out, and know we provide guided tours to the mural.
As an archaeologist, I have always been fascinated by the petroglyphs carved by the Taínos. The most famous but hard to find petroglpyph is known as the sun of Jayuya. In my mission to see it for myself, I went to the mountain town of Jayuya. Here I met Efraín Reyes, who led me deep into the rainforest to see the famous sun. We became good friends and he showed me another place where a petroglyph mural was covered by a landslide and asked me lead an archaeological dig to uncover it. With the hel…
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Where you'll be

We will visit the beautiful and remote Las Delicias Waterfall in the Tres Picachos Rainforest in the mountain town pf Ciales, and experience the sensation of standing right behind the fall in a special hidden platform. After the waterfall we head to the town of Jayuya to hike through the forest and discover the petroglyph mural that the Taínos carved hundreds of years ago. Finally we head down the mountain to a little river pool to cool off.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Danny
December 2020
Incredible time. Francisco was incredibly knowledgable, pleasant, and fun. I had a great time with him and highly recommend this excursion to anyone.
Allison
December 2020
Francisco made the day so enjoyable. His driving was extremely safe, he was timely, conversation was great, and sights were gorgeous. Cannot recommend this tour enough. It was so cool to see his excitement about archeology and learn from him.
Francisco made the day so enjoyable. His driving was extremely safe, he was timely, conversation was great, and sights were gorgeous. Cannot recommend this tour enough. It was so c…
Regina
December 2020
Don't think twice about booking this tour. We enjoyed a day with him filled with thoughtful personalizations and local sights. Francisco brings great enthusiasm with a rich knowledge and passion for archaeology and Puerto Rican history. Highly recommend!
Don't think twice about booking this tour. We enjoyed a day with him filled with thoughtful personalizations and local sights. Francisco brings great enthusiasm with a rich knowled…
Heather
December 2019
Our excursion with Javi was easily the best part of our trip to PR. We hiked to a waterfall, visited Jayuya, met locals, tried new food and drinks, and so much more. Even though it wasn't in the schedule, Javi made time for us to visit a coffee plantation, as well. He had personal experiences, historical knowledge, and endless information about every location we went to. We finished the day feeling like we'd truly been immersed in the culture and we had learned so much! Don't hesitate, book this excursion, it is completely worth it!
Our excursion with Javi was easily the best part of our trip to PR. We hiked to a waterfall, visited Jayuya, met locals, tried new food and drinks, and so much more. Even though it…
Maggie
November 2019
If you are even considering this tour, do it. Javi was quick to reply when coordinating pick up, and our guide Elegna could not have made the experience better. She was a wealth of information about the history of the island beyond just facts and dates, she gave us a deeper understanding of the people of PR. She bonded with my boyfriend and I almost immediately, and we felt like old friends an hour in. She showed us AMAZING local food, took us to a waterfall, and to the petroglyphs by a gorgeous river and to a coffee hacienda. It was an incredibly special day. I cannot sing her praises highly enough.
If you are even considering this tour, do it. Javi was quick to reply when coordinating pick up, and our guide Elegna could not have made the experience better. She was a wealth of…
Samantha
February 2019
This experience was wonderful. Francisco is very smart man who knows his stuff! He even brought us to coffee festival that was going on. I definitely recommend his tour. P.S....this isn’t the only tour he does. Ask him about his other one.

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  • Mon, Jan 18
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person
  • Tue, Jan 19
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person
  • Wed, Jan 20
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $165 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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Bathing Suit