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El Yunque's hidden gems

Río Grande, Puerto Rico

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Experience hosted by Shirley

5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 3 people
Hosted in Spanish, English

What you'll do

Prepare yourselves to immerse into parts of the Rainforest that you won't see up in the touristy area! You will have the opportunity to sumerge in crystal clear waters, admire the most colorful of sceneries, enjoy beautiful waterfalls, natural springs and swimming areas. We will explore around 2 rivers and ravines that are not usually overcrowded by tourists, filled with magical spots and views where we will spend the afternoon. This experience it's full of adventure and adrenaline: We will climb some rocks, hike, get muddy feet, soak up a lot of sun, and be one with nature for a couple of hours, for which I strongly recommend having some basic hiking experience.

Remember that this experience takes place in a Rainforest, so the weather may sometimes not be on our side.

Other things to note:
Remember that having a good physical condition would be ideal.
Bring extra clothing!
Using sunblock it's highly recommended.
Boots, water shoes or hiking shoes are highly recommended also.
Make sure to bring towels!
Prepare yourselves to immerse into parts of the Rainforest that you won't see up in the touristy area! You will have the opportunity to sumerge in crystal clear waters, admire the most colorful of sceneries, enjoy beautiful waterfalls, natural springs and swimming areas. We will explore around 2 rivers and ravines that are not usually overcrowded by tourists, filled with magical spots and views where we will spend the afternoon. This experience i…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    There will be a small cooler with at least 2 bottles of ICE COLD water for...
From $75
/ person
Wed, Mar 17
$75 per person
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person
Tue, Mar 30
$75 per person
$75 per person
Wed, Mar 31
$80 per person
$80 per person

Meet your host, Shirley

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 99 Reviews
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Greetings adventurers! my name is Shirley.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico; Nature enthusiast, adventure connoisseur, & tourism graduate.

Throughout the years, life has given me the opportunity to explore & discover some of the most pristine and beautiful spots inside our island. My extensive knowledge of the forest goes hand in hand with my constant desire to connect with nature.
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Where you'll be

We will visit a couple of rivers in the forest, not very known or frecuented by regular tourists. This part of the forest it's mostly visited by locals and explorers, since it's not in the touristy zone.

***Remember that this experience does not include transportation to the meeting point,
but it can be provided for parties of 3 or less for an additional charge***
When every adventurer arrives to the meeting point, we will greet and then proceed to drive to the areas we will be exploring.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 99 reviews.

Yoon Hee
March 2021
JUST PERFECT! Thanks to Shirley, me and my boyfriend had a magical experience today. We felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantastic start! She took us to breathtakingly beautiful places and there was nobody except us! She offered a depth of knowledge and made sure to keep us safe. Shirley is the most amazing guide! Many thanks again and I recommend this experience to everyone!
JUST PERFECT! Thanks to Shirley, me and my boyfriend had a magical experience today. We felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantastic start! She took us to…
Carla
February 2021
If you don't do anything else while you're in Puerto Rico take this tour. The tour guide Shirley is amazing. She took me Sue a lot of places in the rainforest that I never would have seen any other way. I was lucky enough to have been the only person to book the tour for the day so I had my own personal one on one tour. This is a tour that requires you to be in good physical shape. I cannot wait until I come back so that I can do another tour with Shirley. She took breath taking pictures and videos for and of me.
If you don't do anything else while you're in Puerto Rico take this tour. The tour guide Shirley is amazing. She took me Sue a lot of places in the rainforest that I never would ha…
Massiel
February 2021
OMG!!! This experience was stellar and it was all due to Shirley. So personable, and Very responsive prior to the experience and extremely accommodating. You can tell she loves nature and is truly vested in having you love it just as much by the time you are done with the tour! She was so full of enthusiasm and information- I actually learned while I enjoyed the forest. My kids who are normally very shy opened up and followed her suggestions for enhancing their experience in the natural pools. Oh and she took tons on pics and vids of us which she air dropped to me Before we head back. Awesome and will absolutely recommend to others!
OMG!!! This experience was stellar and it was all due to Shirley. So personable, and Very responsive prior to the experience and extremely accommodating. You can tell she loves nat…
Keiko
February 2021
We had an amazing time hiking and exploring with Shirley!! She is so personable and really knows the rainforest. Do the private tour. We saw incredible waterfalls and saw non-touristy places that would have never found without her. Made great memories today!
We had an amazing time hiking and exploring with Shirley!! She is so personable and really knows the rainforest. Do the private tour. We saw incredible waterfalls and saw non-tou…
Natalie
February 2021
We had an amazing experience with Shirley. She is incredibly knowledgeable, safety oriented, and took us places we could have never seen otherwise. Her tour is worth every penny and I would not hesitate to book another experience with her.
Sarah
January 2021
This is hands down the best/only way to explore el yunque!! Shirley is an incredible guide. She has an impressive knowledge of the flaura and fauna so you not only feel completely safe in her hands, you learn so much about what you are seeing! She’s incredibly sweet, fun and focused on making sure you have an amazing experience. We went to three different natural waterfalls, each more incredible than the last. We explored deserted rock pools and hiked off the beaten path. It was an unforgettable experience. To top it all off, she took pictures of us the whole time so we never had to take our phones out and could be completely in the moment! I would go with Shirley to ANY excursion she runs and I wouldn’t go into El Yunque without her!
This is hands down the best/only way to explore el yunque!! Shirley is an incredible guide. She has an impressive knowledge of the flaura and fauna so you not only feel completely…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bathing suit, closed shoes (hiking boots, water shoes, etc), spare and additional clothes to change (you will probably get diiiiirty), Sunblock, snacks, TOWELS! (Very imporant)