Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Explore every corner of Puerto Vallarta’s cultural landscape on this full-day sightseeing tour. Visit all of the city’s legendary landmarks and monuments including the Guadalupe church, the City Hall and the magnificent Malecon. Travel around the city by coach and on foot to discover history as rich as Puerto Vallarta’s architecture. Upgrade to cap your tour with a meal in the rainforest.
  • 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
Begin your tour with a hotel pickup, and then set off to discover the city’s north side, where the modern and metropolitan Marina Vallarta complex resides. Stop here to explore and photograph the residential zone, the golf course and the opulent yacht club.

Delve into the city’s vibrant downtown as you travel through the popular suburb of El Pitillal, disembarking at the Seahorse Statue to begin an intriguing information walk. Uncover the history of some of the city’s most important architecture, admiring the fabulous facades of the City Hall and the principal church as your guide narrates. Enjoy, too, some free time to shop for souvenirs. 

Return to the coach via the blooming flowers and picturesque plants of Cuale River Island, a beautiful botanical garden that bursts with natural splendor. Travel to the southern side of the bay to take a fascinating tour of a local tequila factory.

If you’ve upgraded to enjoy lunch, continue to a restaurant set within the rainforest for a delicious meal before returning to your hotel.


Reviews

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J
, Mar 2018

We have taken many of your,tours and they have all been wonderful This tour was OK but did not cover much of what was discussed in the advertisement. We never stopped at the Marina area. When we were downtown the guide only mentioned the city hall and never talked of,the architecture of any buildings. We did go to the church but spent most of,the time in a jewelry store. We never saw any botanical gardens. It was called a city tour but most of,the day was not in the city. The guide spoke both Spanish and English and I think he did not give us all the info in English. The trip for lunch which was very good was up a very long windy dirt road that was a little scary in an old big bus. I don!t think I would recommend this tour unless the description is changed to reflect what you actuallly see and do.

E
, Nov 2017

The description of the tour made it seem like we would walk around the city but in reality only wandered the malecon for a few minutes, saw a church and then off we went to a tequila tasting. Overall, most of the time was spent in the bus traveling to the tequila tasting or the lunch in a jungle and back to the hotels. This was not a tour of the city.

d
, Nov 2017

1st on a scale of 1-10 this tour is a minus 25, according to your email our tour operator was to be OLYMPUS Santiago Plascencia decide to sub out this tour to TROPICAL ADVENTURE. Our air conditioned coach 8 open window space at 40 MPH with SAGGING SEATS, BROKEN FRONT WINDSHIELD, an a SUPENSION FROM THE HORSE AND BUGGY age , other than making stops to pick up passenger in the city, we made a total of 4 stops 2 jewelry shops one on a bridge to hear about a house that 5 blocks away and one to see the seahorse statue with words PUERTO VALLARTA in color, before we headed to the tequila factory and lunch. The list of sitess and areas list in the brochure are BADLY MISS LEADING, NO NORTHSIDE, NO GUADALUPE CHURCH, NO MALECON, NO MARINA VALLARTA, NO BOTANICAL GARDENS. Major sale pitch at the Tequila shop not even close to a factory glad we bought lunch, we have 4 choices while the others had a wide variety to choice from. Plus we had to have our picture take as a requirement from the restaurant. Im think of submitting this to TRIP-ADVISOR also. Not only would I not recommend this tour I'm thinking about using another vendor for further booking. your description on the item is so miss leading as your vendor did not even come close to most of the item that we were to visit. Tropical Adventure is not much more than a rip off want to sell jewelry at their preferred stores instead of let you shop some were else. VERY DISSAPPOINTED WITH THEM, OLYMPLUS AND VIATOR.

L
, Oct 2017

Was not impressed with the tour. The interior of the bus was in poor physical condition and it was hot. The tour was a series of stops to purchase something. The jewelry showroom the sales people were pushy, the tequila tasting place was not up to par. The lenght of time spent at the lunch stop, El Eden, was much too long. The guide did most of her commentary in Spanish not a good mixture of English and Spanish. I would not recommend this tour.

D
, Oct 2017

We purchased the tour from Viator, who used Olympus Tours, who used Tropical Adventures. The buses were quite old and there were mechanical problems, which required us to change buses twice. Jamie was our guide and he did a good job in both Spanish and English.

The tour was advertised as a City Tour but it was really just a shopping tour. We had a quick stop at the seahorse statue and a tour of the church and then we went to an overpriced jewellery store. The next stop was at a tequila store where they explained how Tequila is made. However, the price of their products was much higher than the Tequila at Walmart and the airport. The next stop was up in the mountains at the restaurant located at the zip line. It was a beautiful location, but not necessary unless you wanted to go on the zip line.
The restaurant was good but also somewhat overpriced. The stop there was over 2 hours and the road was extremely slow and rougher than any logging road in Canada.
Overall, we were disappointed with the tour. If people just want to see the city highlights taking a taxi to the naval museum would be better. From there they could see the museum, the statue, the church, walk the Malecon and go to a restaurant and see more for less money.

L
, Sep 2017

Love this tour and would recommend to others.

L
, Sep 2017

The Tour driver was very friendly, knowledgeable and on time. Enjoyed the sites and the lunch stop was wonderful.

B
, Aug 2017

This tour was really good. We enjoyed the town, the tour of the church was great. Then topped it off with a incredible lunch. I wish we had know all about the stuff to do at the lunch site. At first I thought it was kind of small but until you get into it you don't realize all that is involved.

L
, Jul 2017

Very informative, we learned a lot about Puerto Vallarta local cultures.

s
, Jun 2017

Nice to get to see the main sights, but is in an open bus and can get dusty, exhaust from trucks ahead as you drive up the windy mountain to the Eden site. The tequila man was great, informative and excited about teaching us the varieties of tequila flavors! This is NOT the tour that goes to the botanical gardens.


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