Private Rainforest & Archaeological Experience


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Explore the neolithic world of the taínos with an archaeologist as your private guide

The Experience:
Our first stop is at Las Delicias Waterfall located in Ciales and is part of the Tres Picachos Rainforest Reserve. This waterfall is easily accesible from the road, a short hike takes you right up to the main fall. Unlike waterfalls in el Yunque National Rainforest, Las Delicias is rarely visited during weekdays so you are likely to have the fall to yourself.

Our second stop is the Zama petroglyph mural which was unearthed by your guide Javier. We arrive at Zama where our vehicle enters the forest through a jeep road and we park the car next to the river where we have lunch. Next we hike up for 15 min. to the mural where I will teach you about the archaeology of Puerto Rico. Finally we head back to the river for our lunch and you can bathe in the river or just hang out and talk to our friends from the local community.


1. Pick up at the hotel
2. Visit to Las Delicias waterfall (trip to SJ is 1hr & 45min)
3. We saty at the waterfall for about 30 mins
4. Then we ride to Barrio Zama in Jayuya (the trip is 25min)
5. We arrive at Zama river and begin our hike through the rainforest to the petroglyph mural (hike of 15 to 20min)
6. In our visit to the mural we'll talk extensively on the archaeology of P. R. (We stay for 30 mins)
7. Then we return to the river for our lunch.
8. After lunch you'll have the chance to bathe in the river and mingle with our local hosts.
9. Our return trip is 2 hours coming back through the southern side of the island
10. You should be back at your hotel between 430 an 500pm

*The above itinerary is a suggestion, and can be adjusted per your preferences*

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel or location

End location: Drop off at your hotel or location

Duration: 8 hours

The tour can be done in 7 hours, but we do not rush and take our time so you can enjoy the trip. At the same time if you want to spend more time in the places we visit, is all up to you, we go at your pace. Because it's a long trip we recommend that we begin between 8 and 9 am.


You will ride in an 2017 Audi Q7 SUV for six passenger luxury tourist limo.

My vehicle can accommodate up to 4 adults comfortably. We can take 5 people, but with less space for everyone. Please contact me for the details.

What’s Included

Luxury transportation in a 2017 Audi Q7 SUV for six Passengers
Puertorrican lunch served by the river
Visit to waterfall in the rainforest
Visit to the Zama Petroglyph Mural
Moderate hike through the rainforest (about 20min.)
Guided tour by an Archaeologist

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 U.S. dollars - For extra snacks or drinks.

What’s Extra

Any personal expenses.


- My vehicle can not go in to El Yunque National Rainforest.
- I do not do tours inside the two forts in old San Juan

A Recent Review of this tour

If you want see the REAL Puerto Rico, take this tour! You are wrapped in the arms of luxury (Audi Q7 really!) as you tour parts of the island that are off the beaten track. Francisco takes you into the heart of the island, to beautiful water falls and an amazing swimming hole deep in the forests of the island. A short, easy hike and you escape the tourist traps - you'll see, FEEL, love and cherish the island + culture as much as the locals. Do it - not to be missed!
Alan Cepeda

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