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  • Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Get more from your vacation in Puerto Vallarta! Visit all points of interest including Guadalupe Church, City Hall, the Malecon (Seawall), Rio Cuale, and many more picturesque sites on this great introductory Puerto Vallarta city tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a complete city sightseeing tour of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Visit the Marina Vallarta and its many attractions
  • Travel through both downtown and the popular suburbs
  • Visit a tequila factory and learn about the elaboration process
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta hotels

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What You Can Expect

Puerto Vallarta City Tour

Puerto Vallarta City Tour

The tour starts on the north side of the city, where you'll see the newest tourism complex of Marina Vallarta, its residential zone, the golf course and the yacht club, stopping for a few minutes to take pictures.

Then, you'll continue on to the city's downtown, driving through 'El Pitillal', one of the popular suburbs. At the sea horse, you'll get off the bus to take an information walk, looking at some of the important buildings and monuments like the city hall and the main church. On this part of the tour, you'll have time for shopping.

On the way back to the bus, you'll walk through the Cuale River Island, a beautiful botanical garden. After this, you'll travel to the south of the bay, where you'll visit a raicilla (tequila) factory to learn about the elaboration process. Last but not least, you'll drive into the rainforest and stop at a restaurant surrounded with lush, green vegetation next to a river, with the chance of having lunch (optional) before returning to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A great way to see the area and to decide what you want to look at more closely. Our guide was knowledgeable and conducted the tour in english and spanish for an argentianian guest. Well worth the price!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Kudos to Carlos, who was also our guide on our tour to San Sebastian. It is evident he loves his country and is proud to relay to us his exceptional knowledge of her history and customs. He does this with a quiet sense of humor as well, and added a lot to both tours in this way. Always good to take a city tour in a new city to get a good overview and see what you would like to come back to. Fun to go up in the hills for lunch, and of course the obligatory tequila tastings on both tours is always fun. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Loved it! We were fortunate to get Gavino, a native born Puerto Vallartan for our tour guide. We enjoyed the entire day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

Great tour at a great price!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

The tour was excellent! The guide Chris was very helpful and the bus driver victor made sure he helped everyone off of the bus. I found that helpfulness was the extra touch that made me enjoy the tour more. Chris was more than willing to answer all of my questions and he was very patient when i really should have been back on the bus but wasn't at the correct time. The bus was clean and comfortable and I will be sure to recommend the tours to any of my friends that will be traveling to Puerto Vallarta. I hope to use the tour company when I travel to Mexico again. I rate the city tour a 10 out of 10!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

Excellent tour. Highly recommended. They were on time and pick-up location was great. Tour Guide spoke English very well and the restaurant was excellent. The area was beautiful and the sightseeing was absolutely gorgeous. The shopping was okay; glad it wasn't a long time for that-they hound you too death. Overall, excellent tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

I absolutely loved the Puerto Vallarta City Tour. If this is your first time in Vallarta, it is best to do this tour early in your visit. We were able to get an excellent overview of the city and the mountains. The tour enabled us to know what areas we wanted to go back to and spend more time. Our tour guide, Christian, was so nice and thoughtful. He went out of his way to accommodate everyone on the tour. Most important, we saw some very beautiful sights along the tour. The Malecon is beautiful, I loved the Catholic Church, and we had just enough time to shop. Other guests at my hotel went to the city via cab. They were not as impressed with the city because they did not know where to go. Furthermore, the tour cost about the same for two people as round trip cab fare. The tour is the better deal and you get a knowledgeable tour guide to show you all the beautiful sights that Vallarta has to offer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

Great way to get to know the history and culture of Puerto Vallarta!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

This was a great tour. My wife and I were celebrating our honeymoon and wanted a day to look around the city. Our tour guide was very friendly and professional. This was a very comprehensive tour! Keep in mind that there is some shopping on this tour. If you do not like shopping, then this may not be the tour for you. However, there were plenty of things we did that were not shopping related.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

This is a great tour! We took this tour at the beginning of our trip, which was extremely helpful. Not only did this tour take us to places we wouldn't have gone but helped familiarize us with places we wanted to return to. Plus, the tour guide was very amusing. Lunch is separate but the restaurant is awesome. If you have the time and want to see the city and hear a little history, take this tour.
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