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Please present tour voucher to ground operator upon arrival to reconfirm your tour day and to confirm tour departure time and other details. You will have an opportunity to select a preferred tour date at time of booking; however , tours pre-purchased online are not pre-reserved for a specific date. Child rates, where applicable, will display at time of booking and vary according to age.
*** Rates below are subject to change, are for general information and may vary slightly by season and/or hotel selected. Exact prices will be provided at time of booking. ***

Marietas Eco Discovery (min age 4)

 
Marietas Eco Discovery (min age 4)Board a comfortable catamaran and set sail along the glistening Pacific coast to a pristine private beach sitting in Banderas Bay. Begin your day at the beach with a guided ecological tour through the jungle to explore the wide range of exotic wildlife and flora that lives here. From there, head over to the shore to for a snorkelling adventure and spot the plethora of colourful fish and tropical marine life. Depending on the time of year, you may also get to see dolphins and humpback whales making waves in the sea.

Meeting Point: Nuevo Vallarta - Vallarta Adventures Center and Maritime Terminal (Paseo Las Palmas Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit).
Days of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Tour Duration: Approx. 7 hours for activity (approx. 7.5 hours total).
Includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, open bar, snorkeling equipment.
Not Included: Gratuities, transportation between hotel and meeting point, port fee for Puerto Vallarta, SEMARNAT fee (per passenger).
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Bring cash for souvenirs, port fee, SEMARNAT fee and extras. Wear swimsuit, shorts, closed toe shoes that can get wet, bring a change of dry clothes/shoes, biodegradable sunblock, a towel and a light sweater during winter months. Due to official regulation, visitors will not be able to visit the hidden beach also known as the “Beach of Love”; however, snorkeling will still be allowed at the Marietas Islands. Weather and sea conditions must be considered before entering Playa Escondida in the Maietas.

Rhythms of the Night Tour (min age 10)

 
Rhythms of the Night Tour (min age 10)Come share a romantic and entertaining evening with a Pacific sunset cruise across Banderas Bay to the private isolated cove of Las Caletas. Enjoy the shimmering lights of the night sky along the coastline and admire awe-inspiring views. Once we reach land follow the torch lit trail past re-enactments of ancient customs and rituals to your private candlelit table by the beach where you will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the stars. The beat of the drum calls you to the outdoor amphitheatre to be mesmerized by a spectacular dance show that transports you through time with stories of ancient civilizations.

Meeting Point 1: Nuevo Vallarta - Vallarta Adventures Center
Meeting Point 2: Puerto Vallarta - Maritime Terminal
Days of Operation: Monday - Saturday
Tour Duration: Approx. 4 hours (approx. 5 hours total).
Includes: Scenic cruise, candlelit dinner and contemporary dance show at the pyramid amphitheater.
Not included: Gratuities, open bar, transportation to the meeting point, port fee per person (only from Puerto Vallarta Maritime Terminal).
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater for the winter months, insect repellant, and cash for marina entrance fee, souvenirs, photos, and extras. Transportation to the meeting point is not included, arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure. For the Puerto Vallarta meeting point, a mandatory entrance fee is not included and must be paid in cash at the time of the tour. Minimum age to participate is 10 years old.

TOP 10 - Amazing Vallarta with Lunch

 
TOP 10 - Amazing Vallarta with LunchDiscover the beauty of Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding area with our city tour. Discover cascading waterfalls in the ecological reserve then learn about Mexico’s most famous drink with a stop at a tequila distillery. Join us and discover the beauty of Puerto Vallarta. This exclusive tour covers local areas of interest such as the promenade, Seahorse statue, Dolphin fountain, main square, city hall, church, market and much more. You will visit the beautiful beach Conchas Chinas and see a panoramic view of the Bay of Banderas before arriving to Mismaloya, place where “The Night of the Iguana” was filmed in 1963. Learn about Mexico’s most famous drink with a stop at a tequila distillery. An experience you don’t want to miss on your holidays.

Meeting Point: Hotel lobby. Time varies by hotel.
Days of Operation: Daily (for guests at the Iberostar Playa Mita, this tour is available Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
Tour Duration: Approx. 8 hours.
Includes: Round-trip transportation, bilingual guide, traditional Mexican lunch and tequila tasting for those ages 18 & over.
Not Included: Gratuities
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes; bring your camera and a light sweater during winter months. For guests staying at the Riu Resorts, the "Amazing Vallarta EXPRESS" tour is available with pickups only at Riu hotels.

Las Caletas Beach Hideaway

 
Las Caletas Beach HideawayVisit the pristine Las Caletas Beach for a day of fun-filled activities! Upon arriving at the secluded beach on board a comfortable catamaran, head on a guided nature walk through the lush tropical rainforest, and spot for parrots and monkeys after admiring the beautiful orchid gardens. Next, you can soak up the sun on a hammock or head over the beach to snorkel in the deep blue or paddleboard on the sea. From there, take a cooking lesson with our expert chefs and prepare your own and pair your creation with a tasty tropical drink from the open bar. End your day with a relaxing massage at the hilltop spa, or simply unwind on the beach while you soak in stunning views of the massive palm trees and sparkling turquoise ebbing and flowing off the white-sand coast.

Meeting Point 1: Nuevo Vallarta - at Vallarta Adventures' Center, Paseo Las Palmas Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.
Meeting Point 2: Puerto Vallarta - at the Maritime Terminal, located across the main road in front of San Javier Hospital. A mandatory entrance fee required from Puerto Vallarta (not included).
Days of Operation: Monday through Saturday
Tour Duration: Approx. 7 hours (approx. 7.5 hours total).
Includes: Continental breakfast (for early departure only), buffet lunch, open bar, snorkel and kayak equipment, guided nature walk, parrot & monkey encounter, Yoga lesson, paella lesson, Kids Adventure Park (only for kids from 4 to 11 years old and minimum 1 meter height), wetsuit.
Not included: Gratuities, transportation between hotel and meeting point, Dock Fee per person, Spa treatments, clay modeling, scuba diving activities, power snorkel, snorkel with sea lions (available for an extra fee).
Activity Level: Strenuous
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations: Bring cash for souvenirs, dock fee and extras. Wear swimsuit, hat and sunscreen. Don't forget to bring a towel. Additional activities available at extra cost.

TOP 10 - Outdoor Adventure (min age 10/min height 4 ft)

 
TOP 10 - Outdoor Adventure (min age 10/min height 4 ft)Spend the day at the beautiful Boca de Tomatlan Beach. Start your adventure with an exhilarating speedboat ride to the private beach, located at the edge of the jungle on the southern shores of Banderas Bay. Upon arrival, you’ll board a powerful Mercedes Benz 4x4 ATV for a thrilling off-road ride deep into the Sierra Madre mountains, 2,000 feet above sea level. Try to spot the wildlife and exotic birds, such as wild parrots and brown pelicans as you travel along the off-road paths. Afterwards, saddle up on a mule that will take you further up the mountains. From there, you’ll take a thrilling zipline adventure and end your thrilling day by plunging into the river’s natural pools.

Meeting Point 1: Nuevo Vallarta - at Vallarta Adventures' Center, Paseo Las Palmas Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.
Meeting Point 2: Puerto Vallarta - at the Maritime Terminal, located across the main road in front of San Javier Hospital. A mandatory entrance fee required from Puerto Vallarta (not included).
Days of Operation: Monday - Saturday
Tour Duration: Approx. 5.5 hours for activity (approx. 6.5 hours total).
Includes: Tour guide, speed boat, 4x4 Unimog, helmets, canopy equipment, bottled water and light snack. Lockers are available to use free of charge.
Not included: Gratuities, transportation between hotel and meeting point, Port Tax
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear swimwear, shorts, closed toe shoes that can get wet and bring a change of dry clothes/shoes, biodegradable sunscreen & insect repellent, a towel and a light sweater in winter months. Don't forget to bring your camera and extra money for Port Tax and personal expenses. The minimum height is 4 ft. tall, maximum weight is 250 lbs. and participants must be aged 10 years or older. Cameras are not recommended during the activities for safety reasons, but photo services are available on site for an extra charge.

Aquaventuras Dolphin Swim Adventure (min age 8)

 
Aquaventuras Dolphin Swim Adventure (min age 8)Aquaventuras Water Park in Puerto Vallarta offers you the opportunity to swim with dolphins and live an amazing day. Plus, you can enjoy the rest of the day with all the activities to do in the park. Enjoy a 45 minute dolphin encounter in Puerto Vallarta. Don’t miss the opportunity to do something truly memorable on your vacation. You will be able to touch, play, learn and swim with these magical animals. Dolphins will show you their favorite games and their incredible behaviors. Use a snorkel and mask to get an incredible underwater view of the dolphins as they speed and spiral swim through the water demonstrating their amazing agility.

Meeting Point: Aquaventuras Park, check in at least 20 mins before your swim time.
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 50 mins. for activity (approx. 3 hours total).
Includes: Dolphin Swim Adventure package, entrance to the water park, inner tubes for the slides & pools, dolphin & sea lion shows and use of the facilities including lockers (with ID & deposit), loungers, bathrooms, showers and changing room.
Not Included: Tips, transfers between hotel and meeting point, photos of your personal swim (available for purchase), additional food and drinks (available for purchase).
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear swimsuit and biodegradable sunscreen. Bring a towel, change of clothes and cash for food, drinks, souvenirs, photos and other activities that may be available for an additional charge. For safety reasons pregnant women cannot participate in the aquatic activities. Children between 8 and 11 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult (per child) as a companion. Cameras are not allowed in the Dolphin area. Jewelry/accessories, lotions and sprays should not be worn in the dolphin area to avoid damaging their skin and eyes.

Aquaventuras Dolphin Encounter (min age 6)

 
Don’t miss this opportunity to do something truly memorable on your vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Touch, play, learn and swim with dolphins while establishing a unique bond of trust. Shake hands (or fins!), sing, kiss and hug your dolphin to be amazed by their gentle nature. A full day of action, adventure and fun awaits you at the Aquaventuras Water Park. The Encounter package takes place on a specially designed platform with waist high water so swimming is optional meaning this dolphin activity is suitable for all the family, including non-swimmers. The dolphinarium is located in a totally natural environment inside Aquaventuas Park. After the encounter you can enjoy the rest of activities and facilities. Whether you are with friends, family or going solo, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable day out.

Meeting Point: Aquaventuras Park. Times vary, schedule a specific time and day with your our local Nexus Tours representative on arrival.
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Dolphin activity approx 40 mins (approx 3 hours total)
Includes: Dolphin Encounter package, entrance to the waterpark, inner tubes for the slides & pools, dolphin & sea lion shows and use of the facilities including lockers (with ID & deposit), loungers, bathrooms, showers and changing rooms.
Not Included: Transportation to the meeting point, souvenirs, food and beverages available for purchase at the park.
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations/Notes: Wear a swimsuit and biodegradeable sunscreen. Bring a towel, change of clothes and cash for food, drinks, souvenirs, photos and other activities that may be available for a local charge. Minimum age is 1 year old, subject to safely fitting in the life vest. Children between 1 year old and a height of 2’ 11” may qualify for a free place which must be requested when booking. Children and infants smaller than 3' 11" must be accompanied by one paying adult (per child) as a companion. Pregnant women cannot participate in this program and cameras are not allowed in the Dolphin area. Please do not wear purfumes, lotions or jewelry with the dolphins to avoid damaging their skin or eyes. Transportation to the meeting point is not included.

TOP 10 - Extreme Adventure Tour (min age 8)

 
TOP 10 - Extreme Adventure Tour (min age 8)When it comes to excitement and adrenaline, the Extreme Adventure offers the most activities packed into one fun-filled day. 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. Adventure awaits on this action-packed day set in a protected tropical forest just outside of Puerto Vallarta: Whiz through a stunning treetop canopy on a series of thrilling zip lines including Mexico's longest and fastest zip line at over 1,200 meters (nearly 4,000 feet) in length and reaching speeds of up to 100 kph (60 mph). Slide down amazing water slides on the hillside and feel the thrill of driving a UTV across rocky river beds and steep paths. This tour is perfect for outdoor-adventure lovers.

Meeting Point: Vallarta Adventures Office.
Days of Operation: Daily except Saturday.
Tour Duration: Approx. 6 hours.
Includes: Bottled water, light snacks, safety gear.
Not Included: Pick up/Drop off transfers from/to meeting point (Vallarta Adventures Office), gratuities, souvenirs
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Bring a change of clothes, spare pair of tennis or hiking shoes, insect repellent and a towel. Bring extra money for souvenirs and photos. Minimum age to participate: 8 years old. Any child age 12 years and over is considered an adult / Minimum Height to participate: 4 ft. (1.20 m) / Max. Weight: 260 lbs. For safety reasons, expectant mothers, persons with back or neck, heart, balance or/and dizziness conditions cannot participate in this activity. Cameras not allowed for safety reasons. / Drivers of the Polaris UTV vehicles must be at least 18 years old and able to present a valid driver’s license and credit card.

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