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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.

Guadalajara: Hot Spring Evening Picnic with Transfer & Wine

3. Guadalajara: Hot Spring Evening Picnic with Transfer & Wine

Let your tour guide take care of everything! You’ll be picked up from your accommodation and driven to the hot spring, situated in the middle of a forest. Surrounded by lush nature, it’s the perfect setting to stargaze and relax with your travel party. You can take a dip in one of the four available hot spring pools or even try all of them! The steaming water is perfect for the chilly night air. To make your night even better, you’ll also be served some gourmet picnic snacks with a bottle of red wine. Munch on some bread and cheese as you sip a lovely red and soak in the warm water. After soaking in the hot springs for a few hours, you’ll dry off and be transported back to your accommodations.

Sayulita/Punta Mita: Zip Lines with Ocean View

4. Sayulita/Punta Mita: Zip Lines with Ocean View

Delight in the most magnificent views of all the canopy tours in the Puerto Vallarta region. See from the Pacific Ocean to the rainforest natural reserve in Punta de Mita as you embark on an impressive canopy tour involving 10 lines and a suspended bridge on the mountains of Higuera Blanca, Nayarit. The facilities have been built to the maximum safety standards, using two ropes in each zip line to guarantee your safety during the canopy tour. The professional guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment for the tour: waist to thigh harness, helmet, and gloves. Don’t be surprised if among the foliage you spot wild boars, deer, and even beautiful macaws — which the locals call guacamayas. Round off your thrilling adventure with a traditional tequila tasting. Pickup and drop-off from 6 pickup points in the region are included.

Puerto Vallarta: Private ATV Adventure Tour with Tasting

5. Puerto Vallarta: Private ATV Adventure Tour with Tasting

Hop onboard your own ATV and explore the local landscapes and villages at your own pace on this private guided tour with a tequila tasting. Be amazed by the beautiful views of the Sierra Madre Mountains that surround Puerto Vallarta. Ride solo or in pairs. After meeting your guide, grab your safety gear and board your ATV. For those with little to no ATV experience, start with a test drive before the real adventure begins. Transition from the city to the mountains feeling the power of your 4x4 riding on dirt roads through rivers and awesome landscapes. See small villages along the way and stay at each place for as much time as you’d like. Stop at a bar hidden in the middle of the Sierra Madre jungle. Have some drinks or snacks (not included) and join a free tequila tasting (optional). Choose to relax by the Cuale River before heading back to the starting point of the tour.

Punta de Mita/Sayulita: Horseback Riding Tour

6. Punta de Mita/Sayulita: Horseback Riding Tour

Discover the natural landscapes around the Mexican countryside on this guided tour on horseback. Ride along beaches and through jungles, and discover charming towns like Higuera Blanca. Arrive at the beautiful ranch full of different animals like donkeys, ponies, macaws, roosters, water buffalo, deers, turkeys, and peacocks. Listen to a quick safety briefing before you meet your horse and get saddled up. Riding your horse, explore a typical Mexican Town. Go through the jungle and arrive at a breathtaking beach of Litibu where you will have the option to gallop. After the tour, enjoy a tequila tasting, and feel free to purchase lunch at a delicious Mexican restaurant. Finally, take a picture with the majestic "Soruyo", a bull that weighs over 1 ton before heading home.

Puerto Vallarta: ATV & Zip Line Combo Adventure

7. Puerto Vallarta: ATV & Zip Line Combo Adventure

Your adventure starts when you join your group and guide at the meeting point for a short safety briefing. Climb onto your ATV and ride along the scenic Malecón and through old colonial Vallarta, catching a glimpse of the city's famous contemporary bronze sculptures along the way. Follow popular off-roading trails for incredible views that lead to the zip-lining portion of your tour. Eight lines are nestled in the treetops in one of the most beautiful areas in Puerto Vallarta. Take in the spectacular sights and sounds of the Mexican jungle as you soar through the sky. You'll also pass the famous Casa Kimberly, Elizabeth Taylor's glamorous 1960s home. This 4-hour tour concludes at the original departure point. 

Puerto Vallarta: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure

8. 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.

From Puerto Vallarta: 2-Hour Guided Sierra Vallejo Hike

9. 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.

Puerto Vallarta: Sierra Madre ATV Mountain Adventure

10. Puerto Vallarta: Sierra Madre ATV Mountain Adventure

Your adventure starts when you meet your group and guide at the meeting point for a short safety briefing. Climb onto your ATV and ride along the scenic Malecón and through old colonial Vallarta, catching a glimpse of the city's famous contemporary bronze sculptures as you pass by. Continue through the back streets of Puerto Vallarta and into the outlying villages. Then, turn onto a river trail that leads into the Sierra Madre mountain range. Ride through rivers and the lush forest with a break to purchase snacks and drinks midway through the ride. You'll also pass the famous Casa Kimberly, Elizabeth Taylor's glamorous 1960s home. This 4-hour tour concludes at the original departure point.   

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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☺️.

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!!

Enrique “Kike” was our guide and he was awesome! My group and I went zip lining for the first time and felt like we were in good hands the whole time. Kike was not only professional and knowledgeable but made the experience a blast! Definitely recommend to anybody looking for an adventure.

A super experience, for me it was a challenge ziplining due to my fear of heights! The staff was so reassuring and encouraging! Safety was top notch! The guides were incredible! So kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! I will do it again next time I am in Mexico!

We had a blast. My first time doing it and loved it. Zip lining guides did such an amazing job taking care of our group. They were friendly, informative, and a lot of fun. Thanks again! Highly recommend!