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Group of Boy Scouts from Burlington County Council during an Areyto in El Yunque (August, 2008).
Important for its biodiversity, El Yunque National
Forest is also known as a sacred place as the
Taíno people believed that the good spirit
Yocahú
Bagua Maorocoti
reigned on the sacred
mountain of Yuké, protecting the land of Boriquén
(Puerto Rico) and the Greater Antilles.
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While other companies offer sightseeing tours
of El Yunque, AdvenTours shares Nature with
our visitors through our different and unique
programs with a Naturalist Guide.  These
programs are tailor made for individuals (bird
watching, ecotour, night hike, the hybrid) or
private groups (biking adventures and trekking
expeditions, plus we honor our ancestors with
a Taíno Ceremony--
Areyto--under the stars).
Private night hike on August 28, 2008.
Due to the number of people visiting El Yunque National Forest during the Holy Week/Weekend (Wednesday through Sunday, including Good
Friday and Easter) and the
month of July (we have four holidays, July 4, July 17, July 25, and July 27), we DO NOT OFFER tours to El Yunque
other than the Night Hike and/or Taíno Ceremony.  Access to the Forest is limited and we cannot guarantee the quality on those days.
FROMMER´S Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism

Puerto Rico's varied and often hard-to-reach natural treasures have been
conveniently packaged into a series of affordable eco-tours. AdvenTours, El
Yunque (
tel. 787/530-8311; www.adventourspr.com), features customized
private tours with activities like bird-watching, hiking, camping, visits to coffee
plantations, and kayaking.
Source:  
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/caribbean/0217020277.html
View of El Yunque National Forest from our home in Luquillo.
NIGHT HIKES IN EL YUNQUE
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EL YUNQUE NATIONAL FOREST TRAVEL GUIDE
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Whether you want to explore and learn more about El Yunque on you own or
with one of our Naturalist Guide, we invite you to navigate through this
section using the provided links.  The first five options (Bird Watching, Night
Hikes, EcoTour, Hidden Wonders, and The Hybrid) are available on a private
basis for individuals, but they are also available for groups.  The last two
alternatives, Hiking and Adventure, are only available for groups or extended
families.  Remember, we do not mix clients.  Once you reserve a date, we will
not offer the tour to anybody else.
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What is a tropical rain forest?

A tropical rain forest is a forest occurring inside the World's equatorial regions in areas of
heavy rainfall.  They are restricted between the latitudes 22.5° N and 22.5° S of the equator,
in other words, between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer or 1,400 mi. North
and South of the Equator.
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What makes El Yunque so special?

El Yunque was selected amongst the 28 new Natural Wonders of
the World.  

Located in la Sierra de Luquillo and with approximately 29,000 acres
of land, El Yunque National Forest is one of the most important places
in Puerto Rico due to its
biological diversity.

Endemic Birds
Approximately 35 species of migratory birds
Habitat of several endangered species, plus
Over 240 species of native trees (88 are rare and 23 endemic
to the Forest)
50 species of native orchids, including world´s smallest orchid
Over 150 species of ferns
127 species of terrestrial vertebrate
14 different lizard species
Over 1,200 insects
10 aquatic invertebrates
7 species of fish
9 species of freshwater shrimp
1  freshwater crab

NOAA - Puerto Rico Mean Annual  Precipitation
(1971-2000)
Of the 71 known
species of
bioluminescent
fungi in the World,
7 are found at El
Yunque National
Forest.  Special
weather conditions
should take place
to see them.  Join
us during our night
hikes in search of
this unique wonder.
Looking for fungi and coquis at El Yunque National Forest.