CULTOURS EAST
This section includes some suggestions of
cultural tours in the eastern region.  

We have just added
When black gold
meets the green mountain - departing
from the eastern region and San Juan
where you will be visiting a modern coffee
plantation and a family-owned farm.

Delicious Food Tour:  Eastern Road Trip
takes you to
Luquillo, Cayey or just take
control and lets create a road trip.  Please
check availability as your first step to book a
tour with us. Please contact us if you need
assistance.
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If you are staying or plan to stay in San Juan
and you are looking for
private nature
tours, the eastern region is your best option
as it offers similar activities to the ones you
will find on the western region.  These
alternatives are
offered by appointment
only and on a private basis
and are
considered under Effort Level 1 and 2.   
Suggested activities from our Nature
Program departing from the east:
San Juan Port: please check each tour for recommendations on arrival and departure times.  If you are short
of time, we are flexible on departure and arrival times.   Look for the icon for
slow mobility options.
Pick-up / drop-off available, please ask for quote.

Vieques/Culebra Ferry Terminal and/or Ceiba Airport:  Pick-up / drop-off is available, starting and ending times are flexible.
Yunque Rain Forest ½ day with Cultural Dance Class

Important Notice: Since September 2017, due to Hurricane Maria, tours in El Yunque Rainforest have been limited to select
companies, and Puerto Rico Tour Desk is one of the few that is allowed to visit. The tour will be restricted to certain areas as
recovery work continues.

However, the beating from Hurricane Maria should not stop you from visiting the rainforest as this is your opportunity to experience
the amazing rainforest environment after a natural disaster. You will have the opportunity to see the center and west part of El
Yunque in just half a day. This tour also includes a stop for typical Puerto Rican food, not included in price and the distinguishing
Puerto Rican musical culture.

Our first stop will be in one of the most picturesque waterfall in the rainforest (La Coca Falls). After, we will visit a natural pool area
where you’ll have the chance to swim and feel rejuvenated in the clear and crystal waters. Later we will visit a north coast where we
will have a beautiful view of the beach and see where the river connects with the ocean. We will also visit the Maria de la Cruz where
you’ll learn about our African heritage through our typical Puerto Rican dance (La Bomba).

Information:
Excursions available Thursdays and Saturdays ONLY
Pick up at 10:00 am and we will return at 3:30 pm approximately (May vary depending on number of participants)
Our guide can change the order and logistic of the tour to avoid big groups or weather conditions
We will stop for authentic Puertorrican lunch but it’s not included
Cancellation policy: Full refund if made 48 hours before the tour time. 50% refund if made within the 24 to 48-hour range. No refund
if cancellation occurs within 24 hours.
Minimum number of people required: 4 – There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers
to meet the minimum. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Age requirement: 6  to 65 years old (active seniors)
Everybody should be aware of their own limitations; PLEASE DON’T PUSH YOURSELF – SAFETY FIRST!
Gratuities are not included in the price but highly appreciated
Recommendations:
Swimsuits already on and towels
Wear Tennis shoes that have a grip or hiking shoes (Recommended)
Dress comfortably, such as in a t-shirt and shorts (NO Jeans)
Comfortable shoes (sandals, flip flops, etc) for after the tour
Rain jacket or poncho
Sun block, Sunglasses and a change of clothes




NEW Rainforest Adventure: Private Waterfall & Beach

Puerto Rico Tour Desk is excited to announce that we have added a new “Full Day Rainforest Adventure” tour to give you an
opportunity to continue enjoying the rainforest post-Maria. This tour includes a visit to nice beach, and secret waterfall in the
rainforest along with a moderate-to-difficult hike, amazing views, stop for an authentic lunch not included in price and exposure to
some of the Puerto Rican culture.

This tour begins with a visit to the big mudslide in the area caused by Hurricane Maria (09/20/17). Afterward, we will see the highest
peak of the rainforest, El Toro Peak (3,523 feet [1,070 meters]). We will learn where Hurricane Maria first entered Puerto Rico and
enjoy a picturesque view of the Caribbean Sea. If lucky, we can also see hang gliders and the Red Tail Hawk floating in the breeze.

Next, we will visit the waterfall that has no name. After being a local secret for years, Puerto Rico Tour Desk is happy to now be able
to serve tours to this hidden waterfall spot. The hike to the waterfall is about 25 minutes and will consist of trudging in mud, on
uneven, rocky surfaces, and through high grass. All this hard work will be worth it to see our local waterfall gem. For those who dare,
we can climb up the waterfall to visit another waterfall with a natural, deep pool area where strong swimmers can jump into.

After relaxing and enjoying this site, we will head out to eat authentic Puerto Rican food. This restaurant features farm artifacts during
the 20’s and 30’s. Finally, we will wrap up this tour with a visit to the cave and relax in a beach.



Information:
Excursions available  Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY
Pick up at 9:30 am and we will return at 4:30 pm approximately (May vary depending on number of participants)
Our guide can change the order and logistic of the tour due to weather or unforeseen circumstances
We will stop for authentic Puerto Rican lunch but it’s not included
Cancellation policy: Full refund if made 48 hours before the tour time. 50% refund if made within the 24 to 48-hour range. No refund
if cancellation occurs within 24 hours.
Minimum number of people required: 4 – There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers
to meet the minimum. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Age requirement: 10 to 65 years old (active seniors). Note: It is at your own risk to include younger children in this tour.
Everybody should be aware of their own limitations; PLEASE DON’T PUSH YOURSELF – SAFETY FIRST!
Gratuities are not included in the price but highly appreciated
Recommendations:
Swimsuits already on and towels
Wear Tennis shoes that have a grip or hiking shoes (Recommended)
Water Shoes for the waterfall
Dress comfortably, such as in a t-shirt and long pants (NO Jeans)
Long-sleeve rashguard
Rain jacket or poncho
Sun block, Sunglasses and a change of clothes
Comfortable shoes (sandals, flip-flops, etc) for after the tour
Safety Precautions:
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.
If you have a medical or physical condition, which makes participating in these activities dangerous for you, you should NOT
participate.
Pregnant women are not advised to participate in our tours, due to the high level of risk involved.
Puerto Rico Tour Desk 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.
Experience Cost:
$90 per person
Experience Includes:
Round trip transportation
Photos of your experience (included in the price)
Limited walking sticks and backpacks as needed
Ponchos for borrowing as needed





Foodie Tour in the Countryside with Carite Rainforest

This tour consists of a rainforest visit, swimming in a natural pool and experiencing the Pork Highway and coffee plantation of Puerto
Rico. This tour begins with a visit to Carite Rainforest, located in the southeast of Puerto Rico, just 37 miles from San Juan, where
you will be exposed to the real countryside of the island. After the rainforest visit, we will have lunch in the famous Lechoneras.

Carite Rainforest is situated at the beginning of the Cordillera Central mountain range, which divides the north from the south. All the
rain from El Yunque Rainforest (El Yunque National Forest) continues on in the Carite Rainforest (averaging 82 inches yearly). The
forest has an elevation of 3,000 feet over the sea level. Since 1939, the government of Puerto Rico protected 7,000 acres to date.

During the tour, we will take a low impact walk/hike (20 minutes) towards the famous Charco Azul or “Blue Hole” and swim in its
beautiful blue water. The blue color of the water is due to the minerals and pH level. During the walk/hike you will be exposed to the
topography, geology, flora and fauna environment with the help of our professional and certified tour guides. Afterwards, we will
provide you with some of the best authentic Puerto Rican lunch (with veggie options). The star of the show will be the roasted pork,
and you will be able to say that you visited the famous Pork Highway in Puerto Rico alongside the restaurant El Rancho Original. This
restaurant has been featured in shows such as Bizarre Foods, Travel Channel and Food Network.

Finally, we will wrap up the tour with local Puerto Rican coffee by visiting a coffee plantation (30 minutes away), where you will learn
about the history of coffee and the coffee production process. You may also buy coffee to bring home with you and support the local
economy of the area.



Big Waterfall Adventure

Big Tree Forrest, Via Ferrata River Hike And
Big Waterfall Levitation Guide Rappel
Rainforest Adventure – Level – Medium/Hard –
“Experience Puerto Rico Premier Rainforest Adventure


The adventure begins on private property around “conucos” of oranges, coffee, and plantain. It all starts with a little warm up and
interpretation of the beauty of the area as we move into the Big Tree Forest. As we enter the primary forest, we will enjoy the variety
of native trees of Puerto Rico, while listening to the songs of the forest birds and the beautiful sound of the river. Soon we will reach
the “India Waterfall ” and we will climb several waterfalls by going trough several Via Ferratas and different rock climbs. We will go
through small pools and waterfalls up to the top of the mountain. Upon reaching the top, we will enjoy the beauty of The Old Sage of
The Forrest, a native centenary tree that astonishes with its natural beauty and intrinsic immensity.

Once at the top of the mountain, peace will be transformed into pure adrenaline, and we will get to enjoy an incredible combination of
amazing scenic natural beauty, and we are going to descents through multiple waterfalls, Big Waterfall Rappelling.

The first waterfalls, “Balconies Waterfall” 100 ft. Upon reaching the base, we will get to enjoy a majestic view of the countryside of
Puerto Rico and will be heading for our the next challenge, experience going down “The Beard Waterfall” 150ft Rappel!  an utterly
exhilarating experience!”. Once you complete this experience that is completely out of this world and you get to catch your breath
and find your inner peace, we will get to the next waterfall, “Romancing In The Stone” 80ft. This waterfall is small but undoubtedly
offers a great technical challenge but highly amusing. At the end of all this adrenaline rush, we will walk down the river and jump into
a natural pool and will get to relax surrounded by the beauty of the forest. Congratulations, you made it!!!

After a full day of adventure, you will get to enjoy a “delicioso” Puerto Rican “Jíbaro” home cooked meal served by a local family,
surrounded by the beauty of the countryside PLUS you will get to see from the eating area the Big Waterfall that You!conquer!

Experience Includes:
Big Tree Forrest Hike
Via Ferrata River Hike
3 Rappel (More than 395 ft of Rappelling)
100′ Classic Waterfall Rappel(easy)​
220′ Guided Rappel(medium-easy)
75′ Classic Waterfall Rappel(mid- section easy)
3 Natural Spring Pools
Transportation (Isla Verde and San Juan zone)
Private reserve
Fully Train Adventure Guides and Excellent Personlized Service
Daypack with all the Gear Needed for the Adventure (Plus a Dry Sack)
Puertorrican Jibaro “Almuerzo” (Lunch) at the end
We are going to provide pictures of the Adventure for Free! But is Highly Recommended that Participants bring their own camera
(We are Not Responsible for Electronics), Minimizing the Risk ir our main concern.
Information:
Time: 7:00 am and return 3:00 pm (subject to amount of participants on the tour, weather, traffic and participants’ skill level)
Age requirements: Must be 18 years or older
Able to hike 2 to 3 miles in semi to steep terrain and keep a good pace.
Able to climb through a vertical wall using good holds (ladder type climb), Via Ferrata.
Have good Balance and Coordination while hiking or going down trough slippery rocks.
Know how to swim without a life vest.
Able to handle exposure and altitude. 150ft Waterfall is Pure Adventurous Commitment.
Past and Present Medical Condition – Persons that falls into the any of the following categories cannot participate in the Adventure
Recommendations:
Water shoes, tennis shoes that have a grip or hiking sandals (no flip flops or crocs)
Dry Fit Clothes (No Jeans)
Snacks
Backpack
Rain jacket or poncho
Towels
Bring full change of clothes
Camera or water camera
Experience Cost:
Adults – $150 per person
"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Gagehot
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Available for small groups on a private basis; for shared/public activities, check our Special Events page.
CulTOURS
Coffee on the
eastern region?
Hacienda Catalina
was one of the
coffee plantations in
the 19th century.  
Rice was another
product of the area.
But, what about the
21th century?

Join us!
We are updating this activity for the
2019 - 2020 season.
* The story of gold, black gold, and farming in eastern Puerto Rico *
AdvenTours PUERTO RICO  is an equal opportunity provider under special permits at El Yunque National Forest.
Updated March 31, 2021.
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