What you'll do
We ride in luxury aboard an Audi Q7 SUV in into the central mountain region to the Tres Picachos rainforest and our first stop, the magical waters of Las Delicias waterfall. This secluded yet easy to get to waterfall will delight your senses. We climb through a secret spot to get to a platform behind the fall! There is a small pool where you can have a nice dip in the pure waters of the Cialito river. After we head to the town of Jayuya where we stop for lunch in a traditional puertorrican "BBQ" (rottiserie chicken). Then we continue to the barrio of Zama and go into the forest thru a jeep road and park the car next to the river, and continue on foot towards the our last stop, the Zama Acueduct petroglyph mural. Here we will go into detail on how we found and uncovered this mural and the history of the Taínos and their culture. After our archaeological visit we return to the car where you have the oportunity to take one last dip in the river. Finally we head back to the San Juan metro area to your place of stay.
As an archaeologist, I have always been fascinated by the petroglyphs carved by the Taínos. The most famous but hard to find petroglpyph is known as the sun of Jayuya. In my mission to see it for myself, I went to the mountain town of Jayuya. Here I met Efraín Reyes, who led me deep into the rainforest to see the famous sun. We became good friends and he showed me another place where a petroglyph mural was covered by a landslide and asked me lead an archaeological dig to uncover it. With the help of the community we dug it out, and know we provide guided tours to the mural.
Lunch and refreshments We have lunch at Tito´s BBQ in Jayuya for a typical puertorrican meal. Vegetarian friendly!
Audi Q7 2017 SUV w/ 3 row Fits 4 adults and two children comfortably
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Where you'll be
We will visit the beautiful and remote Las Delicias Waterfall in the Tres Picachos Rainforest in the mountain town pf Ciales, and experience the sensation of standing right behind the fall in a special hidden platform. After the waterfall we head to the town of Jayuya to hike through the forest and discover the petroglyph mural that the Taínos carved hundreds of years ago. Finally we head down the mountain to a little river pool to cool off.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This is a full day tour so be ready to spend your whole day exploring the center of the island. Also we wil be doing some moderate hiking through the forest and river.
Sacred Rainforest & Archaeology Tour