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Hrs of operation: Monday to Friday 8 am

Category: Best Tours & Activities - Top 10 Tours

Price Range: From $109 USD

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Sierra Madre Expedition - Vallarta Adventures

Our Offroad Adventure is one of the most exciting ways to immerse yourself in the rural beauty of the agricultural communities that surround Puerto Vallarta. This full-day tour takes you into the lush interior of Banderas Bay, where you’ll experience the jungle not only on foot but also on four wheels.

Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of a picturesque lagoon and savor the traditional flavors of local cuisine on a delicious al fresco lunch — the perfect way to end a day exploring Banderas Bay countryside in our one-of-a-kind cultural Offroad Adventure.


4X4 Fun - This is like your very own journey back in time, when life was less hectic and the simple events of the day had greater meaning. Escaping the suburbs of Vallarta in the specially designed Mercedes Benz unimog jeeps, you'll be taken on a voyage of discovery over chassis-challenging terrain, through mountain streams and past long forgotten settlements on a mission to reach the heart of the Sierra.

Tropical forest wildlife hike - We then venture deeper in the forest vegetation, where our expert eco-guides take you on an extraordinary 45-minute educational nature hike, inspiring you to explore the wonderful flora and fauna tucked away under the canopy of the jungle.

Now and then visitors may stop, attracted by something remarkable, such as a riot of flowers blooming from apparently dead branches or an Iguana soaking up the sun, but more often, travelers pass by the long stretches of thickets, jungles, and marshes without stopping. However, a little knowledge can blossom into recognition and discovery, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.



Authentic mexican food and culture

We'll visit a local Mexican home, where you'll savour freshly prepared corn tortillas, beans and salsas hand-made on the spot by the resident matriarch.

See how these typical Mexican families live sustainably, growing and preparing their own foods as they have for centuries.


Complimentary drinks - At the end of the day, a golden expanse of virgin coastline awaits you, where you'll enjoy a open bar and an 'al fresco' lunch freshly prepared by your dedicated guides. Kick back and relax on the white sands of your own private secluded beach or cool off in the waves of Banderas Bay.

Duration - Approximately 7 1/2 hours

Departs From

  • Nuevo Vallarta at Vallarta Adventures' Center - 8:30am
  • Puerto Vallarta at Marina Vallarta in Vallarta Adventures' Office - 9:30am  

What's Included - Breakfast, lunch, beer & tequila, purified water

What to Wear & Bring

  • Light sweater
  • Biodegradable Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable close-toed shoes
  • Money for souvenirs & photos  

Restrictions -

  • Min. Age: 8 years old
  • For safety reasons, expecting mothers and people with back or neck problems, are restricted from participating in this tour

Did You Know? The Sierra Madre Occidental supports some of the richest biodiversity found anywhere in North America, boasting a wide range of wildlife species including white-tailed deer, jaguar, pumas, wild boars, ocelots, jaguarundi, coati mundi, skunks, badgers, coyotes, margays, rabbits, armadillos and iguanas. 


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Galina from aWMNWhPLJsMpYZUK - September 30, 2012
We did the Mariettas Discovery from Maritime Terminal in Pto Vallarta and it was awesome!!! It made the trip if we ever get back we'll deniiftely take more excursions with Vallarta Adventures.


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