5 hours
Tour Timings

7:00 AM

Meeting Points

Tour Office in Marina Vallarta. Directions will be provided with your confirmation.

Tour Days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tour Type: Ecotour, Nature, Nature and Wildlife, On the land, Outdoor Activities

The south of Puerto Vallarta hosts beautiful natural landscapes where the high deciduous forest is home to several species of flora and fauna, among which tropical birds, such as the ferruginous pygmy owl, trogons, some parakeets and woodpeckers and even some chachalacas with its characteristic calls.

In this site we find, located between the tropical highlands of Jalisco, the Vallarta Botanical Garden. Maintained by donations from locals and foreigners, it’s located about 1300 feet above sea level, next to the Horcones River. The Garden was created with the vision of being a site for reforestation, conservation and study of native flora, such as agaves, cacti, magnolias and orchids, as well as other exotic species of visual appeal. Due to its location and the efforts of those who work there, some areas have become key places for the nesting of species with high ecological importance, such as the Mexican hermit. In addition, it provides shelter and food to yellow-winged caciques, San Blas jays, woodpeckers, various species of hummingbirds, orioles and many other species of tropical birds throughout the year.

  • Ground transportation in vans with A/C
  • Guided visit in the Botanical Garden
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Refreshments at Botanical Garden restaurant

Not Included

• Admission to the Botanical Garden ($200.00 pesos per person)

What to Bring
  • Binoculars
  • All-terrain shoes or tennis
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or cap)
  • Camera.

  • Children under 3 years of age and pregnant women are not allowed.
  • People with back, neck, heart or knee problems are not recommended.
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Not accessible for wheelchairs.
  • All participants must be able to walk on their own for short distances over natural or unpaved trails.