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Puerto Vallarta: Horseback Riding Tour with ATV and Zip Line

1. Puerto Vallarta: Horseback Riding Tour with ATV and Zip Line

Enjoy an action-packed day in the beautiful Mexican countryside with this horseback riding tour. Ride alongside the river, then dismount to walk up to a waterfall, crossing rope bridges and climbing steep steps. Stop by the tranquil waterfall and cool off with a dip in the river. Get back on your horse and head to a sloping hill where you can jog a little before riding home. A delicious meal will be waiting for you back at the ranch. Learn how to make traditional Mexican dishes. Enjoy fajitas or chicken with rich guacamole, salsa, handmade tortillas, beans, and rice.  If you want even more adventure, choose to ride an ATV through the jungle of Puerto Vallarta. Feel the power beneath you as you race along paths through the beautiful rainforest of the Sierra Madre. Or get up close to nature with a zip line tour through the jungle at an ecological park in Puerto Vallarta. Rancho Capomo is a unique place where you'll enjoy unparalleled adventure, flying between trees and over rivers on 13 zip lines.

Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

2. Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

Depart from Puerto Vallarta and set off on a boat cruise towards the tropical paradise coves of Yelapa and Majahuitas. Admire the picturesque coastal scenery, where dolphin encounters and humpback whale sightings (in winter) are common occurrences.  Make your first stop at the breathtaking shores of Majahuitas Cove. With its untouched sandy beach and crystal clear water, it's the perfect hideaway for a day of snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking with an expert guide. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel here with all equipment included by the crew. Then, head over to Yelapa, which offers another incredible option for a scenic beach retreat. Nestled in a stunning natural cove, this tiny community is free of any roads and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. This tour gives you the opportunity to relax on Yelapa beach and explore the surrounding area, where stunning tropical wildlife and a hidden Yelapa waterfall lay just minutes from the shore. Stroll through the charming fishing village to the cascading, Cola de Caballo waterfalls and jump into the refreshing water, or simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty. Browse through the native artisan handicrafts along the way, then kick back in the sun at Yelapa's expansive beach where the river streams into the ocean, surrounded by an incomparable green mountains landscape. Whether you hike to the waterfalls, snorkel, or bury your toes in the sand, you’ll be struck by the idyllic beauty of these tropical retreats. As you cruise back to Puerto Vallarta with an open bar and onboard fiesta, wrap up a perfect day with some great music, dancing, and unforgettable entertainment provided onboard.

Puerto Vallarta: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure

3. Puerto Vallarta: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure

The Bay of Banderas is home to two of the most picturesque coves in all of Mexico: Yelapa and Majahuitas. Immerse yourself in sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, and tropical wildlife both on land and in the sea during this trip from Puerto Vallarta. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Hike to a hidden waterfall, enjoy the natural pools, and stroll through the charming fishing village. Browse through the native artisan handicrafts along the way, then kick back in the sun at Yelapas expansive beach where the river streams into the ocean, surrounded by an incomparable green mountains landscape. On the return trip to Puerto Vallarta, enjoy an open bar, music, and dancing with the boat’s crew.

Double or Single Rider ATV Jungle Tour

4. Double or Single Rider ATV Jungle Tour

Experience the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains on a premium all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Your guide will take you on an unforgettable adventure, as you go through winding, sloping and upward routes. Nobody knows these majestic mountains like your guides do, and your experienced, bilingual tour guides are ready to show you the rich flora and fauna found here, at Riviera Nayarit. Relax in the hammock zone, refresh yourself in the swimming pool, and enjoy delicious dishes in a restaurant at the end of the tour.

From Puerto Vallarta: 2-Hour Guided Sierra Vallejo Hike

5. From Puerto Vallarta: 2-Hour Guided Sierra Vallejo Hike

Slow down and step out of your daily routine to discover tranquil, yet majestic areas often only accessible by foot on a hike in Sierra Vallejo.  Get picked up and be ready to spend some time outdoors and see stunning panoramic views of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. Hear about their unique features as you take an easy hike through Sierra Vallejo. Explore the region with expert guides. Learn about the flora and fauna of the area while enjoying scenic nature trails and finding secret spots along the way.

From Puerto Vallarta: Hike, Botanical Garden, and Mini-Zoo

6. From Puerto Vallarta: Hike, Botanical Garden, and Mini-Zoo

Travel from Puerto Vallarta to Los Veranos to experience the beauty of the Horcones River on a nature walk. Appreciate the plant life at a botanical garden. See a variety of animals at the animal sanctuary. Taste some local Tequila. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to start your hike from Los Veranos. Stroll along the river bank and observe the great biodiversity of flora that this region houses. Stop at a botanical garden. Marvel at the collection of orchids. Purchase a hearty meal and a refreshing tropical drink at a riverside restaurant. Enjoy a variety of flavors at a tequila tasting. Jump, swim, and cool off in the natural river pools using the stone slides, kayaks, and tires. Meet some exotic animals at the animal sanctuary, like marmoset monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, macaws, iguanas, and snakes.

Puerto Vallarta: Outdoor Ziplines and Rappel Adventure

7. Puerto Vallarta: Outdoor Ziplines and Rappel Adventure

This exciting 6.5-hour Puerto Vallarta adventure is sure to provide plenty of thrills. Rappel beside crashing waterfalls, hike through the jungle and ride a circuit of 9 zip lines through the rainforest for unparalleled adventure! Stop at the base camp, located deep in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains. At the camp you’ll be set up with the necessary equipment for the next adventure, which is a mule ride. This trek will take you even deeper into the mountains. Take a 4x4 Unimog into the heart of the Sierra Madre, mount a mule for a slow and steady trek, and prepare yourself for a breathtaking rush of adrenaline as you fly through a thrilling series of zip-lines. Afterward, rappel down waterfalls, cross the jungle bridges, to finally splash through streams and natural river pools on our specially designed Outdoor Adventure. You dont want to miss sliding down Vallartas most exciting jungle waterslides!

Puerto Vallarta River Hiking Tour

8. Puerto Vallarta River Hiking Tour

Embark on a hike through the tropical forests of Puerto Vallarta with a local guide. Admire the beautiful and unique flora and fauna and different animal life, and cross the Jorullo Bridge. Start your day hiking through 8km to the depths of the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, a wonderful way to explore the extensive flora and fauna of Vallarta. Admire the species of parrots and macaws in their natural habitat, a colorful dragonfly may perch on a nearby leaf; a lizard may scuttle rapidly along a rock or remain motionless in an attempt at camouflage; a wide variety of butterflies may flutter along your path and beautiful birds may pick at small fruit from an overhead tree. Take a break into the crystal waters of “El Salto” waterfalls to cool off for a moment and hike back to the best of the tour. Ready to feel the adrenaline? Cross the longest traffic suspension bridge in the Pacific, the Jorullo Bridge, with 470 meters of length and 170 meters’ height above the Cuale River. Do not hesitate and prepare for the adventure in the tropical forest of Vallarta!

Puerto Vallarta: Mountain Zipline & Mule Ride with Transfer

9. Puerto Vallarta: Mountain Zipline & Mule Ride with Transfer

Feel the adrenaline while flying from mountain to mountain above the river in an 11 ziplines circuit, walk by natural paths, and dive in the river at the last line. Ride back to the mountain on board a mule that will guide you during the rest of the tour while admiring the vegetation of the region. The guides in charge of your fun will make the adventure even more special. Find out why the zipline is our most popular excursion! And there is more! You can cross walking the Longest Hanging Bridge in the World! It is 470 meters long, 150 high, and 360 degrees of amazing views. After that, you will get the chance to swim at the brand new infinity pool where you can refresh and admire the beautiful views of the eco-park. IMPORTANT: The tour duration is 2 hrs approximately, plus shuttle time and stays at the park.

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What people are saying about Jalisco

I highly recommend this excursion! We had a great time. Our hotel was not close enough for us to be picked up, we met the guide at the assigned location and he was on time. It was only 9 of us on the tour. I felt welcomed when we arrived at the ranch. The horse back riding was fun, after I got over my fear! It was my first time, they did give us instructions prior to heading out to the trail. My horse was Matatah (he did his own thing ) we did became buddies after a few miles in☺️. We rode to a water fall and crossed some scary wood bridges. We did 7 zip lines, it was my first time, it was thrilling and scary at the same time. The ATV’s were fun, we rode through a town and along some dirt roads. The entire excursion was fun. We ended the day with beer, margaritas, tequila shots, & authentic delicious food. I highly recommend this tour! The guides were attentive and made sure we were having a good time. Lastly, we were dropped back to our pickup location. A great time☺️.

This was the most relaxing part of our trip. The drive to the ranch was entertaining. The horses were extremely well behaved and easy to ride. The ride was relaxing and beautiful. The swim was refreshing. The food was amazing! Would/will do again.

Everything was wonderful, tightly timed, but so you had enough time on every beach to enjoy everything, eat something or go swimming. I'm absolutely thrilled, it was a fantastic day tour and I can only recommend it!

Ramiro (Remmy)! Desde San Diego,CA. Fernando and Kat had the best experience ever! Horse back ride takes you into a beautiful waterfall, taking you back to zip line and then atv ride. Unlimited beer and tequila.

Do this trip. The crew was outstanding and very attentive. The food was good and the drinks were never ending. I would do this trip again.