Botanical Gardens and El Tuito
If you are passionate about engaging in the culture of the places you visit and discovering the local richness of the area, this tour is for you!
This tour of Puerto Vallarta's southern region takes you from the palms to the pines. At an elevation of more than 2,000 feet, you will visit the 16th century village of El Tuito and soak in its rich history and enjoy cool mountain air. You'll visit beautiful gardens, a traditional bakery and an organic farm where you will have a delicious lunch along side a refreshing river. Experience regional highlights that give you unique insight into the area and the lives of the residents.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Mexico’s rich flora inspires the nature lover in us all during educational walks through this botanical wonderland. Colossal strangler figs, survivalist cacti, delicate orchids, and taste bud captivating chocolate are only a few fascinating examples from these diverse collections. See for yourself why this local gem was recently declared, “One of the Top 10 Gardens in North America Worth Travelling For.”
Tour Historic El Tuito
Head out into the Sierra Madre Mountains in our open-air Mercedes Benz Unimog 4x4 trucks to the town of El Tuito. Explore the center of town and main church on a brief walking tour.
A Walk Through Time
Visit pre-Hispanic petroglyphs that are more than 1,200 years old that are still being studied today by historians to determine their meaning. Sample local artesian breads baked in their original, primitive, hillside, wood fired oven like they were baked hundreds of years before the arrival of modern ovens.
Lunch by a refreshing river
Stop at an organic farm to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch. Stroll the grounds of this beautiful farm before a savoring delicious BBQ lunch and open bar. Enjoy a guided tour through a rustic house.
The Best Guides in the Business
Our guides are passionate about this tour, the region and their guests. They are well educated on the area, from the history, to culture, to the flora and fauna. They make the day not only fun and interesting, but also educational and safe!
Aprox. 8 hours
Tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday.
- Nuevo Vallarta at Vallarta Adventures Center
- Puerto Vallarta Office in Marina Vallata
- Oxxo Conchas Chinas
- Hotel Barceló de Mismaloya
- Bottled water
- Open Bar
What to Wear & Bring
- Light sweater
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Money for souvenirs & photos
- Min. Age: 8 years old
- For safety reasons expecting mothers and people with back problems restricted.