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|· Birding Trips since 1992 ·
|Connecting people with the Healing Forest
|EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST RAINFOREST
|I N D I V I D U A L S · E X T E N D E D · F A M I L I E S & G R O U P · T O U R S
|Certified Interpretive Tour Guide Service for the EcoSensitive Traveler
30 years in business!
|One Forest, many options.
|Available for small groups on a private basis; for shared/public activities, check our Special Events page.
|What makes El Yunque so special?
|ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Great Outdoors!
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What is a tropical
A tropical rain forest occurs inside
the World's equatorial regions in
areas of heavy rainfall. This type
of forest is restricted between the
latitudes 22.5° N and 22.5° S of
the equator, in other words,
between the Tropic of Capricorn
and the Tropic of Cancer (1,400 mi.
North and South of the Equator).
Important for its biodiversity, El
Yunque is also known as a sacred
place as the Taíno people believed
that the good spirit Yocahú Bagua
Maorocoti reigned on the sacred
mountain of Yuké, protecting the
land of Boriquén (now known as
Puerto Rico) and the Greater
- Birds: 111 species, 16 of 19 of
our endemic birds
- Reptiles: 11 lizards, 3 geckos,
- Amphibians: 13 endemic frogs,
plus 1 introduced species
- Fish: 6 native, plus 1 introduced
- Plants: more than 1,000 species
- Trees: of 225 native species; 60
are endemic and 8 are endemic to
- Ferns: Over 150 species
- Flora: 636 native species,
including 50 native orchids species
El Yunque National Forest
|Due to the number of people visiting El Yunque National Forest during the Holy Week/Weekend (Wednesday through Sunday,
including Good Friday and Easter) and the month of July, we DO NOT OFFER tours to El Yunque other than the Night Hike
and/or Ancestral Areyto. Access to the Forest is limited and we cannot guarantee the quality during those days.
|If what you are looking is not listed here, drop us an email at your convenience.
|When you book directly with us, 100% of your money is spent locally, not abroad.
|Take the road less traveled, explore, eat, drink, relax, enjoy!
|For European Nations,
please contact us only via
regular phone or email.
|Transfers & transportation
available 24 hours.
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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reproduced or exploited in any way without written permission from AdvenTours or Birding PUERTO RICO.
|© 1992 - 2023 AdvenTours / Birding PUERTO RICO, updated September 1, 2023.
|AdvenTours PUERTO RICO is an equal opportunity provider under special permits at El Yunque National Forest (Authorization ID: YNF22030).
|If you are traveling with kids and prefer to go on your
own, a Scavenger Photo Hunt option is also available.
|El Yunque National Forest is
closed on December 25th.
Do you offer tours to Las Paylas and Las Tinajas?
Both Las Paylas and Las Tinajas are located on the
boundaries of El Yunque, off-limits of El Yunque National
Forest. The access to those areas are through private
Do you need to book through a tour company to go to
Las Paylas and Las Tinajas?
No, you don´t, but if you go, you need safety equipment. If you
book through a tour company, play it safe and make sure that
their company is legit and they have an insurance. Most of the
"accidents" reported in Puerto Rico in the outdoors take place
in Las Paylas and Las Tinajas.
Do you offer experiences?
Long before the word "experience" was introduced as a new
marketing tool for short term accommodations, we were already
offering private tours. Tour and experience is basically the
same as long as you have an excellent Certified Tour Guide.
Dear Hilda, -- We just
wanted you to tell you
again how much we
enjoyed touring El
Yunque with you on
Don and Sharon Winstead
|Through our signature tours you will have a complete sensory experience: you will gaze at the stars while dancing
an areyto, smell the fragrance of early morning when you wake up in a restored coffee plantation, taste a cup of homemade
coffee, hug a champion tree in a secluded road, listen to the rhythm of the orchestral sounds as night arrives silently
in the rain forest, feel the Energy of your Soul...memories you will cherish for the rest of your life.
History & Culture
it is available on Saturdays upon
- Exploring and Connecting With
Nature - Take a breath, observe,
immerse, and reconnect with the
Healing Forest. Connections is for
the explorer at heart as we focus on
the natural history, historical and
cultural aspects of El Yunque.
Your best storytelling tour of the Nature Program
rain forest! Excellent for slow mobility
visitors. Specially designed for kids.
16 of our 19 endemic bird species
can be seen at El Yunque? Eare
species: Puerto Rican Amazon and
Elfin-woods Warbler. Half and full
days; private and special shared
events available; van accessible
From October through April, our half
and full day bird outings at El Yunque
are available as private tours and
special shared or public events.
Night owling is also available.
Depending on selected bird outing,
the minimum required could be 2 or
4 happy birders.
Two additional options on the South
and West sides of El Yunque are
available on a private basis.
two options for our regular, moonless,
and full moon night hikes:
El Portal de El Yunque (Visitor
Center) with a minimum of 4 adults.
Palma de Sierra (1,400 ft. over sea
level looking for glow-in-the-dark
mushrooms), available for private
groups with a minimum 15 people.
At Palma de Sierra we offer the
regular night hikes and specific
dates for full moon and moonless
nights. If you combine a late evening
hike with the night hike, you get The
Hybrid (below). These alternatives
can be combined with the Nocturnal
Sounds Forest Bath & Ancestral
The following options are available only on
a private basis, a minimum of participants is
required and will vary depending on the
logistics of each activity.
the best of a daytime and the best
of our night hikes, you get the best
of the best: The Hybrid, and we go
for glow-in-the-dark mushrooms.
- Mount Britton Hike - For many
people, a visit to the Forest is not
complete without a good challenging
hike. Transfers are available.
- Journey to Silence - Walk along
one of the watersheds of beloved
Forest. The main purpose of this
journey is to listen to the Forest
and embrace Nature´s power
through Silence. We provide a
Yoga mat for a 30 minute stop
near the river and light lunch.
- Rain Forest Trek - The real hike
everyone wants to take at El Yunque:
approximately 6 hours difficult to
extreme hike including Mt. Britton,
El Yunque, and Los Picachos, plus
El Yunque Rock. We provide lunch,
snacks. Two or three members of our
staff will be with the group as this is
the longest hike that we offer.