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Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

1. Vallarta: Mexology Tacos & Tequila Tour

Meet your local foodie guide who will introduce you to authentic dishes and drinks in downtown Vallerta. This small-group tour will introduce you to the hidden gems that make the culinary scene in the city so unique. Go beyond the popular tourist spots and discover the local favorites, which you might not find on your own. Sample a range of tacos including steak tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, tacos al pastor, and beef cheek tacos. Discover how Tequila, Mezcal, and Racillia are close cousins and by the end of the tour, understand the difference between the 3. Taste the difference between a standard cocktail and the creations made by Vallarta’s best Mixologists. Sample a range of flavors starting with a Mezcal Cocktail made with fresh lime, cucumber, and a signature ingredient. Then savor a Jalapeño Margarita made by hand with fresh all-natural ingredients. Finally, enjoy a Michelada, made with beer and fresh salsas. You won’t walk more than a few blocks without being offered a Tequila tasting. Learn the difference between a quality drink and a run of the mill creation.

From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

2. From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

Get picked up at your hotel in Puerto Vallarta, and set off on the 1-hour drive to San Pancho, your first stop. When you arrive, have the opportunity to admire the Huichol crafts by the streets, see the beautiful beaches, and walk around the little beach town at your own pace. Next, head a few minutes along the coast to Sayulita,  a little picturesque surfer town loved by travelers and locals. Here, enjoy your favorite drink at the beach while you look at the surfers and soak up the sun. Use a buggy board to unlock your adventurous side and take on the waves. Also, have some free time to walk around the place and shop for handicraft souvenirs made by local artisans.  Before heading back to Puerto Vallarta, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. At checkout, you will have the option to include lunch in your ticket price.

Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

3. Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

Start your culinary adventure through the flavors of Puerto Vallarta by meeting your guide for the day, an experienced local chef, at a produce market. Ambling through the market, you’ll learn about the ingredients that make Puerto Vallarta’s cuisine a must-try, and pick up stories of life in the bustling harbor town. With some fresh produce in hand, you’ll head to the chef’s house — where preparations for the lunchtime feast will begin. The cooking class is split between demonstrations and interactive portions, so you’ll be able to pick up some skills to bring the flavors of Jalisco home with you. All dishes are prepared just as traditional Mexican cooks would prepare food for their families — from scratch, with fresh ingredients, and with an eye towards Mexico’s rich culinary history. As you dine on the fruits of your labor, you'll be treated to a tequila and mezcal tasting, rounding out a genuine taste of a vibrant food scene. The chef selects a different menu for each class based on what’s fresh at the market, and the preferences of those in the class, so you can rest assured that you’ll be cooking up something both authentic and catered to your tastes.

From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

4. From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed agave fields of Jalisco on a full-day tequila tasting tour from Guadalajara, traveling by comfortable minivan. Drive into the countryside of Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region for a tour and tasting at one of the most famous tequila distilleries in the world. Pass the agave fields en route from Guadalajara. Then, learn about the fermentation process and enjoy a taste of this national drink after exploring the town of Tequila with your guide. During the 1-hour drive to Tequila, stop to admire mountain vistas and the fields of agave azul (blue agave), the succulent plant used to make tequila, Mexico’s national drink. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, these blue-green patches of agave plants blend beautifully with the earth tones in the natural landscape. Stop for lunch (own expense) in Tequila, before heading to the nearby town of Amatitlan for your tasting at the Jose Cuervo distillery. Learn about past and present-day tequila production techniques. Discover tequila’s indigenous origins and the Spanish who distilled the beverage into the tequila known today. Watch the modern fermentation and distillation process of blue Weber agave, before a tasting of several different types of tequila aged in oak casks. A master tequilier will guide you through the different aromas and flavors. By the end of the tour you will feel like a tequila connoisseur!

Puero Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

5. Puero Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

Discover and explore two of the coolest beach towns in the world in this guided tour from Puerto Vallarta. You’ll head up the coast to Nayarit to enjoy a day of fun in the sun in Sayulita and San Pancho. Throughout your experience, your friendly bilingual guide will share the history and folklore of both towns whilst showing you around the main attractions. You’ll visit traditional fruit markets for exotic treats, sample delicious local candy, and enjoy a tequila demonstration with a tasting. You can hang out on the coolest beaches in the world, and if you want to check out the famous waves, optional surf classes are available on the day.

Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

6. Puerto Vallarta: Bikes and Bites Tour

Taste your way through the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta on this 3-hour food tour by bike. Take a picturesque bike ride along the boardwalk, through the Old Town, and past other famous sights. Along the way, stop to enjoy the city's culinary delights, including tacos, carnitas, sopes, ice cream, and more. Meet your guide at the local partner's office to start your small group experience. Cruise through the city on a comfortable bike as you discover a variety of regional dishes from local restaurants and food stalls. Enjoy a fun and active food tour as you explore Puerto Vallarta, finishing with a beer on the beach.

Puerto Vallarta: Private Taco Hopping Tour

7. Puerto Vallarta: Private Taco Hopping Tour

Meet your local guide and get ready to discover the flavors of Puerto Vallarta. Discover some of the city’s most colorful and exciting neighborhoods as you visit a selection of the best eateries that only the locals know about. Experience Puerto Vallarta like a true local, and dine at street side taco carts, family owned restaurants, and many more. Learn about the rich flavors of Mexican cuisine, and the special role that food has to play in the culture of the country. With your guide, go off the beaten path and leave the tourist trails behind as you walk through streets of the city and taste the real flavors that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

Mexico: Puerto Vallarta City Tour

8. Mexico: Puerto Vallarta City Tour

Explore the downtown of Puerto Vallarta with an experienced tour guide. Walk along cobblestone streets set against white houses on a journey that covers the city's main landmarks.  Start your tour at the Malecón - witness the emblematic monuments that portray Mexico's art and traditions: The Seahorse, Los Tapatíos, Los Arcos and the surrealistic sculptures of Leonora Carington. Visit the iconic church of Guadalupe, dedicated to the virgin who appeared in Mexico in 1531. Follow on through to the main square with its traditional bandstand, the municipal market, and the stores that offer a wide variety of Mexican handicrafts and regional products. Visit a traditional silver and opal boutique Admire the large rock formations along the coastline called Los Arcos and finally, have lunch at El Patio, a traditional restaurant. Watch the creation and process of making tequila, Mexico's most iconic beverage, and enjoy a tequila tasting.

360 Puerto Vallarta City Tour with Lunch

9. 360 Puerto Vallarta City Tour with Lunch

History, Mexican culture, and modern life await you in the colorful Vallarta. Get to know the most beautiful and historical spots, beginning with Puerto Vallarta’s stunning marina, a bright landscape both day and night. Afterward, sightsee the heart of the city, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the oldest brick building in the city and primary religious sanctuary for the Catholic Faith. At the City Hall, you can appreciate the art, statues, and sculptures made by renowned artists like Mathis Lidice. Among other stops, a Traditional Mexican dish is waiting for you in the subtropical rain forest of the Sierra Madre together with a delicious Tequila tasting.

Puerta Vallarta: Seafood Lover's Food Tour

10. Puerta Vallarta: Seafood Lover's Food Tour

Tour some of the best seafood spots in Old Town Vallarta on this 3-hour guided tour. Tour Vallarta's historic old town, with stops at the market, the pier, and Muertos Beach. Hear about the local history from your local guide while seeing Vallarta's old town architecture and nature. Learn about the local characters that add to Vallarta's culture along the way. Stop at local restaurants that are off the beaten path and taste freshly caught seafood. Try stuffed jalapeno tacos, fresh ceviche, grilled calamari, fried octopus, aguachile, shrimp tostada, and fish.

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What people are saying about Jalisco

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Miguel was our very educated & humorous tour guide. He can tell you everything you need to know about the history then and now about every town we pass, on the way and about San Sebastian. He has been there many times himself. He is fascinating to listen to. The felt very safe with the driver as well. The town of Sebastian is very old and Miguel brought us on a walking tour of the town, explaining everything. The town seems so European. It is so charming. The included lunch is so tasty! Its a real mexican meal, with items I have never tried but will be seeking again. Take your camera. It is so picturesque.

Highly recommend this experience, I had an amazing time exploring the jungle with the team from Jaguar Experience, everyone was super nice and very accommodating making sure that I feel safe at all times and that I’m having fun. The food was also super delicious and the menu was adapted to my pescatarian diet which I really appreciated! I am definitely looking forward to go back next time I visit Puerto Vallarta!!

Wonderful tour, it was as described. Our tour of the market was very informative setting the stage for the actual class which was delightful. Fabulous setting, great assistance, Wonderful food and very useful education followed by a scrumptious meal. YES, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in broadening their horizons in culinary enjoyment!!!!

It was a brilliant tour with Bernard. I went alone but the group were cool and we learnt lots about tacos and tequila

Very good, many interesting facts, very rich food, very good service