07.05.2008 - 10.05.2008 23 °C
Now that I am back to the real world and slowly coming out of my post-vacation depression I wanted to take a moment to mention the breathtaking tour experience I had in El Yunque. Like the beauty in the forest, it is hard to put into words what a remarkable time it was. We did not want to simply walk up the paved trail to the look out tower, we wanted to avoid the noisy tourists and learn about the plant and animal life, the history of the area, the ecosystem itself and how it works. There are 240 native tree species, 23 of them found only in El Yunque. 88 Rare tree species, 50 native orchids and 150 types of ferns.
We had high expectations and the almost 5 hrs. spent in the forest far exceeded them! Our tour guide was John Druitt founder of Tropic Tours and Transfers! His knowledge, easy going personality and willingness to answer our questions simply added to the experience.