Are you ready for a Hike and Kayak Tour in Puerto Rico?
This full day with a hike and kayak tour in Las Croabas is an unique opportunity to enjoy two of the best natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day! Its included a round trip transportation, fully guided Rainforest tour, and the world famous bio bay kayak tour.
Your day will start by meeting your local guide in the morning at your accommodation or nearby meeting point. After completing all of our pick ups, we will head towards the rainforest, taking the scenic route through the North side of the island to share with you beautiful views and go over a few fun facts about the areas along the way.
This relaxing sightseeing drive will take you through 4 towns of Puerto Rico before arriving to our first stop at a fresh fruit stand in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour (included), and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, we will continue towards Puerto Rico’s majestic Rainforest.
El Yunque is without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only Tropical Rainforest, and the most studied Forest, in the United States National Forest System. It is the most biologically diverse forest, hosting hundreds of plants and animals, some only found here in Puerto Rico! After an interesting hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, we will arrive to a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000 acre forest is like a natural playground.
Here you will have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in the waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place.
By this time you have worked up an appetite! We will make a stop for late lunch/early dinner at a local restaurant for you to enjoy Puerto Rican Cuisine and relax for a bit until it’s time for your 2nd part of your combo tour – the Bioluminescent Lagoon. Bioluminescence is one of planet Earth’s best kept secrets. Tiny organisms called “dinoflagellates” make the water glow at night and fortunately, they have found the perfect place to live in the Fajardo Bio Bay, so we are able to experience them all year round.
Our Fajardo Bay Kayak Tour begins at Kayak Village in Las Croabas. After receiving a brief of Kayaking 101 and a few safety tips, we will load up in our kayaks and head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset. The Mangrove Forest is part of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve. You will kayak approximately 30 minutes, and along the way your Eco Guides will point out the forest's beautiful protected flora and fauna.
Upon arrival at Laguna Grande, the sun will set and the magic begins. This kayak experience feels like discovering a whole new world. At every stroke of your paddle, lots of sparkles will appear in the water. The kayaks will create a swirl of light, and the fish will glow in the darkness of the water. To add to its beauty, the Fajardo Bio Bay is perfect for viewing constellations too!
We will cruise back through the mangrove channel to the departure point with your Eco Guides and the navigation lights on the kayaks leading the way. Through the darkness the air is fresh and the sounds of nature are exotic. After kayaking back to shore enjoy complimentary snacks and water before heading back to your accommodation.
What are you waiting for? Join us now on this Hike and Kayak Tour in Puerto Rico!