Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all our Traveling Friends around the world! Here below are the descriptions of some of our most popular classic ecotour adventures in Puerto Rico. These ecotours have become classic tours by now and we've added a few surprises at each turn to keep your senses stimulated and to blow your mind with the hidden magic that abounds in the fun Caribbean island of Puerto Rico from the city of Old San Juan to the best beaches in Puerto Rico to the most enchanted waterfalls, caves, rivers, Puerto Rican food and culture... Oh, and the best part is sometimes the friendly people and the characters of Puerto Rico who we meet during our adventure.

1) "The Magical Mystery Tour" is for the adventurous souls. We can do
it several different ways depending on your needs as this is a custom
tour. The full tour includes a short trek to a spectacular cave which
is the one we have photographed on our website and then a half hour
hike through an enchanted rainforest echoing with bird calls where we
have the opportunity to spot and possibly harvest several varieties of
wild native fruits on the way towards a subterranean river which
features natural springs of crystalline drinkable fresh water and
waterfalls, canyons, caves, exfoliating mud bath, etc... This is an
epic and magical place unknown to most Puerto Ricans and we usually
have it to all to ourselves. These are all custom tours, meaning you
will most likely be enjoying the adventures by yourselves with me as
we don't like to take big groups since we feel its important to
connect personally with our fellow travelers. The "Magical Mystery
Tour" is our most remote adventure so it is more of an investment but
it's also our favorite adventure and guaranteed to be a lifetime experience.

-We also have the option of including either a family coffee
plantation where we can see coffee plants growing in abundance (along
with many other fruits), get to know the whole process of roasting and
preparing fresh mountain coffee firsthand for export and of course,
try and buy some of the best coffee in the world fresh from the
fertile mountains of Puerto Rico.

-The other option is a pilgrimage to the Caguana Ceremonial Park,
which was and is a sacred place for the Taíno natives who were the
original inhabitants of Puerto Rico before the Spanish and the
Africans came. This is perhaps the most important archaeological site
in all of the Caribbean as it was uncovered in the early 1900s and
features a ceremonial ball park lined with rows of huge boulders the
Taínos carried from the nearby river. They used this space for rituals
and ceremonies full of song and dance called Areytos. Also for playing
a ball game call Batú which was somewhat of a mix between soccer and
volleyball played with a ball made out of tree fibers. You can see in
perfect detail the preserved petroglyphs (rock carvings) they carved
on the stones of their deities and spirit gods like the original
Atabey (Mother Earth) petroglyph along with many others.

These options can be combined in any way you like and we can adjust
the times and details to fit in these activities into "The Magical
Mystery Tour".

2) Caving Adventure:
For those looking to explore the most stunning & diverse caves in the
island, we offer a unique caving tour which visits 2 of the best and
lesser known caves in the island. The first cave is by the coast and
used to be a ceremonial gathering place for Taíno Indians. Thus, it
has tons of Taíno Indian rock carvings (petroglyphs) from our
ancestors. It is a beautiful area by a gorgeous beach with cinematic
panoramic ocean views of bizarre rock sculptures from high atop the
limestone cliffs. We can take a dip in a pristine undeveloped beach as
well. Then, we visit another cave which is The Gaping Cave by the
central highlands; we explore the stalagmites and stalagtites (and
bat's nests) with our headlamps and go to a stunning viewing area
where the cave opens up to a view of the river hundreds of feet below
below, the limestone karst hills and a lush valley.

3) For the Yukiyú Rainforest Tour, we have different options depending
on what kind of experience you're looking for. The main rainforest
tour we do is the classic Yukiyú Tour which arrives in the rainforest
via the scenic route (beautiful deserted turtle nesting beaches,
historic Afro-Puerto Rican beach village full of local falvor and
-delicious optional Afro-Puerto Rican beach lunch- on through lovely
coastal farms until reaching a leatherback turtle nesting beach
sanctuary and ascending to the rainforest mountains above). This is a
full day tour (from around 10:30 am to 5:30pm approximately) which
includes some hiking in the rain forest as well explorations of
stunning secluded waterfalls deep within the jungle. This tour gives
you a great introduction on the rainforest and Puerto Rican culture
(including optional swimming in a paradise nature reserve beach).

4) Another great option is the Alternative Viejo San Juan Tour. This
tour focuses on the locals' insider perspective to give you a unique
insight into what makes Old San Juan a unique city in the world beyond
the traditional tourist route. As a native living within the centuries
old fort walls of this magical city, I know not only the most
compelling historical insights and legends but also the alternative,
bohemian art scene that is flourishing in Viejo San Juan from the most
intense Afro-Caribbean and alternative music scene to the thriving
coffee culture featuring some of the best coffee in the Caribbean and
the world, to artisanal local, organic Puerto Rican dining and even
tree and bird watching (parrots galore) within the historic walls of
this mesmerizing colonial gem.

5) Our most strenuous option is the Full-Rainforest Tour which
includes the hike to the highest peak of the rainforest mountain. This
is a magical place which very few visitors or even locals get to
experience. This is a longer full day tour since the hike to the peaks
takes close to 2 hours each way. We highly recommend this adventure if
you are truly adventurous, are in great shape and LOVE to hike. This
tour focuses exclusively on the rainforest and includes a very
refreshing swim under gorgeous waterfalls after our hike to the
clouds. The view from the top is something else.

Prices are subject to group size and availability. Feel free to contact us for further details. Explore, Discover and Enjoy Puerto Rico Like a Local...