Published on Apr 4, 2011
Have you ever looked up to the mountains and wondered, "How on earth do people get to those houses?"
Well, 'TOURS DE JOUR' has designed a walking excursion that will take you above and beyond these homes.
Come with us and experience a different side of Puerto Vallarta with its hidden neighbourhoods, quaint gardens and rustic walls.
Important: This is not a regular City Tour with its slow pace and frequent stops. Our aim is to help slip in your early morning workout while you explore the charm, beauty and magnificent views of Puerto Vallarta.In a brisk walking fashion, we will guide you into the hills where most tourists don't venture. Learn about the different medicinal uses of local plants and fruit trees as we make our way up to a spectacular 360 degree view of the bay and city. While taking in the view, we will provide you with a light snack and allow you time for that perfect, vacation photo. After our break, we continue the tour by making our descent along the cobblestone streets and tiny corridors of "Gringo Gulch", an area made famous by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Here, you will discover Vallarta's best kept secrets, the unique cafés and restaurants.We complete the tour by soothing our feet in the refreshing waters of the River Cuale, home to a great variety of tropical birds and also one of city's most peaceful environments. If bird watching is your passion, bring your binoculars as you won't want to miss nature at its finest.
NOTE: For safety reasons during the rainy season (July to October), we will cross the Cuale River only when water levels are low.
The Power of Walking - "Walking is the most natural and fundamental of all human conscious movements'. --- (Power Walkers World)
Below are some of the many benefits of walking:
Tones & strengthens muscles
Helps manage body weight
Boosts immune system
Improves sleep pattern
INCLUDES: A light fruit snack / Artisan Chocolate / Tapas Snack / Smoothy ending the tour
DAY / TIME: Thursday - 8am
MEETING POINT: In front of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church on Hidalgo, see MAP
DURATION: Approx. 3 hrs
WHAT TO BRING: Good shoes a light pack, camera, & pocket money
AGES: 13 and up
NOTE: Maximum of 10 people on tour
RESTRICTIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Not suitable for those with heart or respiratory problems. This tour encompasses a variety of flat ground, hills and stairs and is designed for those who enjoy walking as an exercise,
RECOMMENDATIONS: Wear shorts, there's river to cross. Bring - Sunglasses, Suntan lotion & Bug repellent.