Wildlife & Nature

Tropical FrogWhether hiking through the Sierra Madre underbrush, or witnessing whales and dolphins swimming alongside you in an inflatable motorboat, the memory of a Vallarta Adventures’ tour will leave long lasting memories. We frequently hear from our guests that our adventures changed their lives and we’re sure it’ll change yours too. Simply pick out the activities that capture your imagination, and then call our experts at Vallarta Adventures. We’re skilled at interpreting everyone’s needs to ensure you have the best made-to-measure vacation possible.

 

WHALE WATCHING PHOTO SAFARI

A photo captures a single moment in time, and this specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you encounter wild dolphins and majestic humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

 

MARIETAS ECO DISCOVERY

On our trip to the Marietas Islands, everyone anxiously awaits the spotting of dolphins and whales but the ocean is also home to a plethora of majestic giant manta rays, sea turtles and exotic tropical fish. Cruise, swim, snorkel & kayak this eco wonderland. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

OFFROAD ADVENTURE

Get off the beaten path and explore the real Mexico. Celebrate the wealth of natural resources and breathtaking scenery of this area – we’ll travel by Unimog into the remote Mexican Outback and uncover the ecosystem and wildlife of the Sierra Madre. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

SEA SAFARI

At the edge of the jungle on the south shores of Banderas Bay, our Sea Safari is a full-on experience that combines pure adventure with the opportunity to explore unspoiled tropical coves and places of extreme natural beauty. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

LUXURY SAILING

Trust the tropical winds to carry you to whatever you are looking for – turquoise waters, secluded bays and beaches, or wildlife encounters with dolphins and whales. You’ll always appreciate the luxury and comfort of our Beneteau sailing boats. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

PIRATE SHIP ADVENTURE

A wild and crazy tour aboard the Marigalante (or her sister ship Jolly Roger), a real pirate ship that features pirate shows, singing, swordfights, and a 2-hour stop at Majahuitas Beach for snorkeling, beach volleyball, banana boat rides (optional), kayaking, and a delicious lunch. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

BEACH BOY TOUR

Enjoy delicious & healthy continental breakfast on board while we sail along the Bandera’s bay to arrive at Los Arcos where you can snorkel. We’ll continue to Quimixto and the lunch is ready to be served, Quimixto a little fisherman village, horseback riding or hike up to its great waterfall and the other stop is on the Las Animas Beach. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

LOS ARCOS, ANIMAS & QUIMIXTO

Aboard the Sarape, you’ll have the opportunity to see Puerto Vallarta from the sea – a sight nobody should miss. Your first stop will be Los Arcos, an underwater marine preserve, for incredible snorkeling among beautiful multi-colored tropical fish. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

BAHIA ALEGRE CRUISE

Prepare for a day of cruising to paradise in Puerto Vallarta! Ride the double-decker catamaran, Bahia Alegre, as you cruise past the Puerto Vallarta skyline and Mismaloya (the set of Night of the Iguana), on your way to Los Arcos National Marine Park. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

GERONIMO CATAMARAN

Enjoy a relaxing cruise to the marine preserve of the Marietas Islands aboard a 2-hulled catamaran. On the way, your expert naturalist guide will explain the bay and the ecosystem that exists within it as you enjoy a free continental breakfast. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

EXTREME ZIP LINE ADVENTURE

Enjoy thrilling rides on a series of zip lines, including Mexico’s longest and fastest, an exhilarating off road ride in a Polaris® UTV and much, much more. Be as EXTREME AS YOU WANT TO BE, since all activities are completely optional – making the adventure a perfect day, with family fun for everyone. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

CANOPY LOS VERANOS

This is Mexico’s most popular canopy tour, stretching over 2 miles with 14 zip lines, including a thrilling last run where a double line allows you to race each other! In this lush, tropical location, you will glide effortlessly at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, at a whopping 500 feet above the beautiful Orquidias River. LEAR MORE & BOOK NOW

 

CANOPY RIVER

The newest Puerto Vallarta canopy tour (also called Canopy River), this amazing ride takes you high over the Rio Cuale valley, between three mountain peaks of the Sierra Madre. Feel exhilaration as you glide between them, gazing in awe at the Cuale River far below. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

CANOPY LA VISTA

One of the new wave of Canopy Tours in Puerto Vallarta, Canopy LaVista gets its name because of the sweeping views that you get from it’s zip lines. You’ll be picked up in Marina Vallarta, and taken high atop the highest mountain in Puerto Vallarta, where you’ll be treated to panoramic views of Banderas Bay and the jungle below. LFARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

CANOPY MUNDO NOGALITO

Check out the latest addition to our best-in-Vallarta canopy tour lineup, Mundo Nogalito! This quaint and cozy jungle restaurant has installed a great network of 12 zip lines, including one tandem line so you can race each other to the finish. You’ll also like the Raicilla line.. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

RIVER EXPEDITION

The plethora of imaginative and exciting outdoor adventure tours in Puerto Vallarta keeps on growing almost daily, and the Cuale Mountain Expedition is no exception! This excursion into the jungles of the Sierra Madre combines six unique adventures into one thrilling day in Puerto Vallarta. LAER MORE & BOOK NOW

 

ATV & CANOPY RIVER COMBO

Two exciting adventures in one great tour!  Combine the aerial thrills of the Rio Cuale River Canopy  with the off-road fun of an ATV tour for a half-day excursion that will leave you grinning. LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

 

 

BIRD OF TROPICAL PARADISE

Heading south of Puerto Vallarta through spectacular landscapes, we enter a tropical deciduos forest. From there we leave on foot and arrive at an adjacent oak forest.
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SAN BLAS BIRDING TOUR

Take an exotic journey to the quiet fishing village of San Blas, about 3.5 hours north of Puerto Vallarta, to perhaps the most popular birdwatching destination in all of Mexico.
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SAN SEBASTIAN BIRDING

Travel East of Puerto Vallarta into the Sierra Madre to the small mining town of San Sebastian del Oeste. Founded in 1605, this charming colonial town was once a thriving community of 40,000 people, but now is a small village of only 600 residents.
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VALLEY OF FLAGS BIRDS “El Colorado”

Banderas Bay is home to a great diversity of habitats, plants and coastal lagoons, mangroves and beaches the variety is so great that you can find up to 355 different species in this area.
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HIKE & SNORKEL PLAYA COLOMITOS

On this trip, we head further south, out to the fishing village of Boca De Tomatlan. Step into a typical small Mexican boat for a short boat ride to one of Puerto Vallarta’s most secluded beaches, Playa Los Colomitos.
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ZODIAC WHALE WATCH

Join the team of professional biologists for an experience you’ll never forget. Aboard a custom zodiac, designed by the legendary Jacques Cousteau for the sole purpose of whale watching and used by National Geographic researchers, you’ll have the best opportunity to see the humpback whales of Puerto Vallarta up close.
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SEA KAYAKING TOURS

Join our friendly staff for an incredible kayak adventure in Boca de Tomatlan and Colomitos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, where the azure to turquoise shades on the water contrast with the unmatched thin white sands of the beaches.
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SEA TURTLE CAMP & CROCODILES ADVENTURE

This is a magical adventure, for big and little kids alike. The Bay of Banderas is home every year to thousands of Olive Ridley Turtles that were born here, and return to lay their eggs. The survival rate, due to natural predators, including humans, is very low.
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BABY SEA TURTLE RELEASE

An exciting opportunity to interact with live sea turtles that is only available to a select few people. Puerto Vallarta is one of the only places in the world where sea turtles rise from their ocean environment and make their way onto the beach where they will build a nest and lay their eggs.
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MARIETAS ISLANDS SNORKEL

This is a wonderful snorkeling excursion with the professionals at Ecotours, one of the premier ecotourism companies in Puerto Vallarta.
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