El Yunque is the peak within Puerto Rico’s Caribbean National Forest. The rainforest, covering 28,000 acres, contains 75% of the virgin forests left in Puerto Rico. The entire area is a bird sanctuary and holds claim to being the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Your rainforest visit includes a photo stop at La Coca Falls as well as another at the Yokahu Lookout Tower. Explore the rainforest in-depth with an informative and educated hiking adventure guide. The low-impact 25-minute walk on the Nature Trail will allow for a genuine hands-on experience that you will never forget. The hike begins at the Palo Colorado Information Center, a good spot to see hummingbirds and bananaquits. Hikers will take a close look at the various types of flora and fauna here and hopefully see some of the local birds. Then you will stop at El Portal, which is Spanish for “gateway”, is just that, a gateway to knowledge about tropical forests, in particular El Yunque. This center gives visitors a better understanding of the needs and complexities of tropical forests and the practices required for their sound management and preservation. Located within the entrance to El Yunque, the facility is modern and airy, as it was constructed to blend into the natural surroundings. Large, open plazas and patios overlook the forest and Atlantic Ocean. Also, you will have the opportunity to view a 12-minute film narrated by Jimmy Smits, the actor, which discusses the history of the El Yunque, some of the species you will encounter with an emphasis on the Puerto Rican Parrot and the challenges the forest rangers face in preserving them. This is a SeaDream Land Adventure that you will cherish!
Notes Guests should wear light weight clothing & comfortable, non-slippery walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Duration 4 hours
Price 89 USD