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Day Trips

Puerto Vallarta Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Tour

Satisfy an appetite for adrenaline on a thrilling 6.5-hour outdoor adventure tour from Puerto Vallerta. Enjoy an exhilarating ecological experience packed with challenges and fun on this Puerta Vallerta Adventure; ride on a super-fast speedboat; rappel down rushing waterfalls; ride powerful 4x4 jeeps; soar over the tree tops on zip lines and cross suspended rope bridges hanging high above the jungle. This tour is the ideal way to spend an exciting day outdoors on your Puerta Valletra vacation.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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Day Cruises

Full Day Snorkeling and Beach Club Tour With Buffet Lunch and Open Bar

This snorkeling tour is about way more than just swimming with fish. In addition to taking you to top snorkeling locations near Puerto Vallarta such as Los Arcos, this cruise includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch with fresh seafood, and an open bar, meaning that your time on board is every bit as fun as your time under the water.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallarta. Snorkel to observe an incredible underwater wonderland; kayak in the warm waters of the Marietas Islands; and watch for exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. Look out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, and sea turtles as an experienced guide directs your attention to the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

Embark on an electrifying off-road adventure through small towns and along mountain trails on your own ATV. This 3-hour thrill ride ride beginning in Puerto Vallarta winds through the Vallejo valley to a local ranch, where you take a dip in a waterfall and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding rainforest. Your return trip includes an opportunity to refuel at an authentic Mexican eatery (own expense).
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Day Trip from Puerto Vallarta: Punta Mita and Sayulita UTV Adventure

Embark on an adventure-driven day trip to nearby Punto Mita and Sayulita. Set out from either Nuevo Vallarta or Puerto Vallarta, enjoying a scenic drive to Punto Mita before taking charge of a 4WD UTV (utility terrain vehicle) for a noteworthy ride of your own. Follow your guide along undulating trails and river beds to Sayulita, a laid-back fishing village home to a bustling arts & crafts scene. Here, take a guided tour, peruse the stalls or savor a snack. Then hit up the off-roads once again.
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  • 5 hours
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Day Trips

Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta

Spend hours at your leisure in the forests, bays, and beaches outside Puerto Vallarta. This relaxing day trip takes you to the nearby villages of Yelapa and Majahuitas. A light breakfast and buffet lunch are served on the boat where you’ll have access to sandy shoreline and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

Discover the secluded and sublime Las Caletas nature reserve on an enchanting full-day tour from Puerto Vallarta. Venture to Mexico’s answer to the Garden of Eden during your excursion to the coastal haven of Banderas Bay; stroll through the atmospheric jungle on the hunt for diverse wildlife; experience an authentic cooking class; or let the stress slip away on the golden sands of the beach. Enjoy a light breakfast, fulfilling and flavorsome buffet lunch in addition to an open bar on this family friendly adventure.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Tour: El Eden ATV Adventure from Puerto Vallarta

This fully customizable private half-day ATV tour takes you through Puerto Vallarta to El Eden for a jungle adventure. With just your family and friends, enjoy a variety of landscapes as you drive your all-terrain vehicle through downtown, along a highway and into the woods of El Eden. Choose from a variety of stops: to swim in rivers, visit a charming fishing village and see a filming location for the movie ‘The Predator.' Experience a different side of Puerto Vallarta with this tour ideal for riders with previous experience on ATVs.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Cruises

Half Day Sightseeing and Snorkeling Tour With Buffet Lunch and Open Bar

Experience the waters and sights of Banderas Bay overlooking Puerta Vallarta during this sightseeing cruise that includes multiple watersport activities, buffet lunch, and unlimited drinks. Take in the coastline from the boat as it glides over the waves to Arches National Park where giant rock formations jut out from the sea. Here, snorkel, swim, paddleboard and kayak, and then refuel with fresh dishes like ceviche. 
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

ATV Outdoor Adventure Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Designed specifically for travelers with an appetite for adventure, this ATV tour allows you to stray from the beaten track and explore Puerto Vallarta’s rugged off-road terrain. At the helm of your own ATV, you’ll follow your guide down winding mountain roads and through lush jungle, passing towering mountains. Refresh in a natural spring waterfall and take a tequila tour with a complimentary drink. No previous ATV driving experience is required to enjoy this tour.
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  • 5 hours
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Day Cruises

Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta doesn’t just have great beaches. It’s also a renowned birthing hub for humpback whales. Get a close-up peek of the larger-than-life marine mammals on this exclusive whaling cruise, which includes entertaining onboard commentary from your guide. You’ll also enjoy free onboard alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a tasty buffet lunch spread.
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

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all day experience

a fun local company that seeks to show the real face of the banderas bay with local people and that seeks to give you an experience not just a boat ride if you want to know puerto vallarta you need to come with us
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Puerto Vallarta Shore Excursion: ATV Adventure Tour

Make your port stop in Puerto Vallarta a memorable one with a 3-hour ATV adventure tour. Hit the off-road trails, bounce along mountain paths and traverse rivers en route to a local ranch, where you can cool off beneath a waterfall before setting out again. This shore excursion even includes a pit stop at an authentic Mexican eatery (own expense).
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Sailing Trips

Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

Explore the curvaceous coastline and iridescent waters of Banderas Bay on a half-day sailing tour from Puerto Vallarta. Sail upon the shimmering sea; swim in crystal clear blue water; and discover the incredible natural wonders of Banderas Bay. Snorkel in a secluded cove and enjoy complimentary beverages and delicious lunch as you cruise on your luxurious vessel. Combine the unadulterated pleasure of sailing with pampering on this delightful excursion.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

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Jorullo Bridge RZR for 4: $255 USD, Book with $76 USD, the rest at check in!

Clarification:The listed price only covers the 30 % of each RZR for 4 people, the remaining balance ($179.00 USD) must be covered at check-in, reserve your space now! do not miss this great opportunity! (Visa, Master Card, US dollars, and Mexican pesos are accepted at check-in)This tour is priced per vehicle and not per traveler, beeing that said, the price will be the same for 1,2,3, or 4 travelers. If you want to book more than one RZR for 4 people, you must make purchases separately until you reach the desired number of RZRs.We have the # 1 RZR tour in Puerto Vallarta! Definitely, riding a RZR in the Sierra Madre is the best way to explore all of the unreacheble places of PVR, but we go further, you will cross the longest traffic suspension bridge of the world with 470 meters of length and 150 meters of height above the Cuale river. This adventure will give you for sure the experience that you are looking for when visiting Mexico.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

SAYULITA AND SAN PANCHO BEACHS TOUR

Visit two of the Pacific Coast’s most picturesque beaches on this double-duty tour of Sayulita and San Pancho, in Puerto Vallarta’s Riviera Nayarit. Relax on the sand or hit the waves, and then spend time touring the quaint historic center of Sayulita, designated as one of Mexico’s Magic Town. Full-day tours include hotel transfers and end with a visit to an artisanal chocolate factory.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

PUERTO VALLARTA CITY TOUR

We´ll drive around Marina Vallarta's residential zone, golf course and yacht club and head out to the heart of Puerto  Vallarta.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Ziplines

Puerto Vallarta Extreme Eco-park: UTV, Rappelling, and Zipline Canopy Tour

Feel your pulse race during an exhilarating half-day of extreme activities in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains from Puerto Vallarta. Venture deep into an atmospheric jungle park to soar down Mexico’s longest zip line. Keep adrenaline levels high by rappelling down treetop platforms to suspended bridges, then ride in a powerful jeep and cascade down a rushing waterslide to the rainforest floor below. A safe and unforgettable experience is guaranteed on this family-friendly, small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 14 people.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

Off-Road Adventure: Traditional Mexican Village and Sierra Madre Hike with Lunch

Combine culture with adventure on an off-road adventure in the Sierra Madre Mountains from Puerto Vallarta. In a Mercedes Benz jeep, you’ll drive off-road on Mexico’s wealth of terrains and visit a local home to feast on corn tortillas, beans, and chunky salsa. Take a short trek deep into the jungle, eat lunch on a virgin beach, and enjoy unlimited drinks such as soda, beer, and tequila.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta

Leave Puerto Vallarta behind to explore one of Mexico's last hidden vestiges: San Sebastián, tucked within the Sierra Madre. On this 7-hour tour, take in scenes of daily rural life as you travel by comfortable vehicle into the mountains toward this colonial enclave. Meander among its whitewashed structures with your guide, see remnants of its mining past, and simple enjoy a town mostly untouched by tourism. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

Full-Day Toriles and Tequila from Puerto Vallarta with Tequila Tasting

Visit the towns of Toriles and Tequila on a full-day excursion from Puerto Vallarta that explores ancient Aztec ruins, traditional tequila, and historic architecture. With an expert guide to lead the way, you’ll see mysterious buildings and petroglyphs, then learn how locally-grown agave plants are transformed into tequila. This 12-hour tour from Puerto Vallarta to Toriles and Tequila includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a hearty breakfast, entrance fees, and a tequila tasting for a day-long immersion in authentic Mexican culture.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Mascota and Guachimontones Archaeological Zone Day Trip from Puerto Vallarta

Use your time in Puerto Vallarta in the best way possible by having a private guide show you two important archeological sites in one day. Stroll the cobbled streets of the Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) of Mascota, and visit its sacred sites before heading to the Guachimontones archaeological zone. There you will discover several examples of the distinctive architectural style of this pre-Columbian settlement at Teuchitlán.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Sierra Madre Norte Off-Road Adventure

Embark on an off-road and on-foot adventure through the fabled mountains fo the Sierra Madre, taking in the village remnants and hidden streams of the real Mexican outback. After arriving from Puerto Vallarta, set out via all-terrain vehicle into the heart of a remote jungle, traversing rivers and through tropical forest away from tourists and crowds. Then enjoy a 45-minute guided hike en route to a pristine beach, where lunch will be prepared on-site. Your guide will fill in details of the area's flora and fauna along the way. 
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  • 7 hours
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