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San Juan Guided Tours

Puerto Rico's capital boasts a rich Spanish heritage and fascinating history, but trying to see all the sights can be difficult when you don't know where to begin. Fortunately there is a wide range of city tours that can help you get to grips with the city's many attractions. From the Spanish forts and Museo de Arte to the Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, there is tour in San Juan for everybody. Take a day out on the open water for a snorkel and picnic cruise, trek through the verdant El Yunque rainforest, cast a line for some deep sea fishing or knock back a few pina coladas on the Rum Distillery tour. With all these options and more, visitors will have an unforgettable experience while exploring the city of San Juan.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


San Juan Snorkel and Picnic Cruise

Relax and unwind on a leisurely catamaran sail to Icacos, a deserted island paradise off the coast of San Juan, with miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear water! Here you can search the island, collect shells, sunbathe, wade or swim offshore and view the underwater wonders of a living coral reef. Your picnic lunch and complimentary pina colada is served on board by the crew - what more could you ask for!Spread your wings and take a leisurely sail to a deserted island from San Juan. Cruising aboard the new Barefoot III or sistership Stampede , this trip promises to be the highlight of your San Juan vacation!The tour takes you on a relaxing sail by catamaran to the uninhabited island of Icacos. Spend the morning exploring the island, collecting shells or swimming offshore in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. If you're a novice, you can receive professional instruction in the art of snorkeling.After you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch freshly prepared onboard by the crew, accompanied by pina coladas and rum punch.After lunch, you'll anchor over a breathtaking coral reef, home to colorful tropical fish and underwater wonders.Then, after a full day at sea, it's time to hoist the sail for the return trip to San Juan, completing a truly different day in paradise! Click here to find out more about this deal!


El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan

Sit back and relax on this leisurely half-day trip to the El Yunque rainforest. You’ll discover an amazing world of nature trails, waterfalls, scenic views and the sub-tropical rainforest habitat of Puerto Rico’s endangered wildlife.This half-day tour takes you to a place held sacred by the Puerto Rican locals. According to ancient Indian legend, the good spirit Yuquiyu reigned at El Yunque on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people.On this fascinating tour, you’ll pass typical native towns before ascending through rapidly changing vistas of amazing vegetation to reach El Yunque. The rainforest is home to more than 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams and hiking trails leading to enticing locations.You'll see tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers, tropical hardwoods and spectacular waterfalls, and see panoramic views of the entire north-east coast. The tour stops for vistas of the most beautiful sights on this tour, so don't forget to bring your camera! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Rum Distillery and Old San Juan Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Bacardi, the world's largest rum distillery, where you can sample the goods or buy some liquid souvenirs. Then, visit one of the best preserved Spanish colonial cities in the world, Old San Juan. The entire city is a National Historic Preservation site that is a must-see on any visit to Puerto Rico.Departing from your San Juan hotel, you'll enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Bacardi, the world's largest rum distillery. You’ll have the chance to sample the goods or buy some bottles to take with you. Next, you'll visit Old San Juan, the second oldest city in the New World, dating back to 1513. You’ll see excellent examples of Spanish colonial architecture, walk along the old cobblestone streets and visit the museums, churches and forts that make Old San Juan one of Puerto Rico’s must-see destinations. The tour also includes a fascinating 30-minute stop at the 500 year old Cristobal Fort. Click here to find out more about this deal!


El Yunque Rainforest and Luquillo Beach from San Juan

Enjoy the best of both worlds - Luquillo Beach is a huge crescent of white sand lined with coconut palms with the mountains of El Yunque as the backdrop. Then explore the cool, mountainous and semi tropical El Yunque Rain Forest, home to unique plant and animal species. Perfect for families!Departing from San Juan, you can combine a visit to the rainforest with an afternoon at one of the world's most beautiful beaches. On the Northeast coast of Puerto Rico, Luquillo Beach is the island's best and most popular public stretch of tranquil waters and golden sand. Offshore are coral formations and spectacular sea life and tropical fish. The water is calm and comfortable - the perfect place for families! From here, you'll explore the cool, mountainous and semi tropical El Yunque rainforest. The abundant rainfall is shed through rocky rivers, creating many cascades of waterfalls and pools. El Yunque hosts a number of unique plant and animal species such as the endangered Puerto Rican parrot and the tiny coquis, an indigenous tree frog. According to ancient Indian legend, the good spirit 'Yuquiyu' reigned on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people. The name Luquillo is derived from this god's spirit's Indian name. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Rio Camuy Cave Park and Arecibo Observatory from San Juan

A trip to Puerto Rico is not complete without descending into the depths of a million year old cave! Few cave systems in the world are as massive or dramatic as the Rio Camuy Cave Park. If that's not enough, wait until you see the Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radar/radio telescope, nestled in the tropical mountains of northern Puerto Rico.This tour takes you from San Juan to Northwestern Puerto Rico, part of the third largest underground river cavern system in the world. You'll enjoy a safe, guided tour of the marvels. From sinkholes and cathedral-like caverns to views of the mysterious river and its eons-old stalactites and stalagmites. Be sure to wear comfortable, non-slippery shoes! This tour also takes you to where you'll see the largest radar/radio telescope. Operated by Cornell University, the telescope probes the ionosphere, examines planets and monitors natural radio emissions from distant galaxies, pulsars and quasars.The caves at Camuy are actually 45 million years old, but it took a few million years for nature to adorn their towering ceilings with crystalline stalactites, their walls with flowing stone tapestries and their floors with mushroom mounds of stalactites. Few cave systems in the world are as massive or dramatic as the Rio Camuy Cave Park; none have a thundering tropical river traversing countless miles of uncharted channels. Three crater-like sinkholes and one cave of the huge system in the park are open to the public and they are truly memorable experiences.The Arecibo Observatory is nestled in the mountains of northern Puerto Rico, about 30 minutes from Arecibo and is the world's largest radar/radio telescope. Here, scientists from all over the world use a giant 1000 foot (305 meter) diameter dish to listen to the universe. You may view the huge telescope from an observation platform, where its austere metallic symmetry shimmers in dramatic contrast with the dense, green, tropical landscape. Click here to find out more about this deal!


El Yunque Rainforest Hiking from San Juan

On this tour, you'll see typical Puerto Rican towns until you begin your ascent on a modern road through rapidly changing vistas of amazing vegetation. Tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers and tropical hardwoods frame spectacular waterfalls and views of the entire northeast coast.For an up-close tour of El Yunque that includes a semi-athletic hike, put on your walking shoes to enjoy a 35-minute hike to La Mina. You’ll discover an amazing world of nature trails, waterfalls, scenic views and the sub-tropical rainforest habitat of Puerto Rico’s endangered wildlife. El Yunque takes its name from an Indian spirit, Yuquiye, meaning "Forest of Clouds". There are many ways to see the rainforest but hiking is the best way to experience this amazing place! After hiking through the rainforest to La Mina (35 minutes each way), cool off with a relaxing swim or dip in La Mina Falls (10-minute stop). Make sure you have a good breakfast before taking this tour! The rainforest is home to more than 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams and hiking trails leading to enticing locations. You'll see tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers, tropical hardwoods, spectacular waterfalls and views of the entire north-east coast. The tour stops at the most beautiful photographic sights, including Jokahu Tower, so don't forget to bring your camera! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Ponce the Pearl City from San Juan

Ponce is Puerto Rico's second city and because of its unique beauty, it is known as the 'Pearl of the South'. You'll visit the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Park and Seralles Castle, with the city's stately plazas and mansions and its famous red and black firehouse.After a short scenic drive from San Juan, you'll arrive in about an hour on a scenic expressway through the central mountain range and will see lovingly restored mansions, each a unique criollo interpretation of the Neo-classical architecture. Then, visit the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Park, discovered in 1975. The first inhabitants of the area had constructed ceremonial parks where they used to celebrate festivals and important events. See burials, charms, idols, vessels and other artifacts used by Indians who had lived in the Ponce area. The tour concludes with a visit to Seralles Castle. Take in the city's stately plazas and mansions and its famous red and black firehouse. A stop is made for lunch (not included in price) during this full day tour. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Deep Sea Fishing Private Boat Charter in San Juan

Experience some of the greatest sport fishing waters in the world when you take a full day or half day fishing charter from San Juan, aboard 'The Legend'! As you head out to the deep waters ready for luxurious cruising and the ultimate in sport fishing, dorado, wahoo, sailfish, tuna and blue marlin offer an exciting challenge to all anglers!The Legend is a 48 foot (15 meter) Hatteras prepared for luxurious cruising and the best in sport fishing. Departing from the marina, in less than 25 minutes you'll be 1.5 to 5 miles (2.4 - 8km) from shore in waters 6,000 feet (1,820 meters) deep. It is out there where the fish will put up a fight! Enjoy some of the greatest sport fishing waters in the world, where more than 30 new world records have been made! (There is a maximum of 6 passengers (including children) permitted on board 'The Legend'). Please note: There is a maximum of 6 passengers per boatTo reserve 1 boat, please select "1 Adult" from the drop down menu Click here to find out more about this deal!