Hidden Mexico

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 cooler mountain air. You'll visit beautiful gardens, a traditional bakery, and an organic farm for a delicious lunch set in 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 and are still being studied today be historians to determine their meaning. Sample local artesian bread baked in a primitive, hillside, wood-fired oven like they were baked for hundreds of years before the arrival of modern ovens. 

Lunch in a Refreshing River & raicilla tasting

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, and family-owned raicilla distillery and learn how this regional spirits are made and have a taste.

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Open Bar


What to Wear & Bring

  • Light sweater
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Money for souvenirs & photos
  • Repellent


Approx. 8 hours


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.


8:00 am., 8:30 a.m.,  09:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

Departs From:

Nuevo Vallarta at Vallarta Adventures´Center, Puerto Vallarta Office in Marina Vallarta, Oxxo Conchas Chinas, Hotel Barceló de Mismaloya. Detailed directions will be provided with your confirmation. 


Min. Age: 8 years old

For safety reasons expecting mothers and persons with back problems restricted

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