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Talpa & Mascota Tour

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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Sayulita and San Pancho

This tour was led by Uziel Olvera, who was absolutely the greatest tour guide ever. He explained everything, made the entire trip most rewarding. San Pancho is a town that I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was led by Uziel Olvera, who was absolutely the greatest tour guide ever. He explained everything, made the entire trip most rewarding. San Pancho is a town that I could live in, in many ways. The decorations in Sayulita for Dia de los Muertos were worth the trip to PVR. Highly recommend Vallarta Adventures.

Thank kenpipe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour to mascota and talpa was great. Very nice to get out of the city. We visited a local farming high school, several churches and town squares, a 250 yr old home and a very peaceful B&B where we had a late lunch. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to get out of the crowds in PV and learning about... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I was very skeptical of this tour at first however it turned out to be one of he best of the trip. The places visited the food we had were truly amazing and this wouldn't have been such a success without our guide Ruby. Ruby was knowledgeable, funny and made us feel like a true family on the tour like... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Fernanda was an incredible guide. She had so many amazing stories about the region. She was so nice and pleasant. This is a really interesting tour if you want some culture and history about the region. Talpa is an amazing town. The prices for leather and tshirts and things is much better here than in pvt. The lunch was awesome.... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Although it was quite a long day, we enjoyed it immensely. Both Mascota and Talpa offered a fascinating glimpse into the 'real' old Mexico. It was fiesta day in Talpa and we enjoyed seeing the pilgrims, who often had walked for several days to reach the church, accompanied into town by mariachi bands. We visited local bakeries and candy shops,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

"What an amazing trip" We booked the tour through our Thompson rep, with Vallarta Tours. Our driver and guide Adolfo and Juan Carlos were brilliant, with their extensive knowledge of the towns and great sense of humour really made our day. We made our way through the mountains from Puerto Vallarta and stopped for a short while at the bridge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We opted for a private tour and it was fantastic. Our tour guide, Armando, was incredible and our driver, Fidel, did an awesome job too. We were picked up promptly at the assigned start time in a new, clean, air conditioned and comfortable van.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We booked the tour through Thomsons - Vallarta Adventures were the tour company. It was a lovely day out to head up into the mountains to visit the real Mexico. The tour group was small, so made it all the personal. We were on a mini bus in a group of 7 with our tour guide Adolfo and driver Juan... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth going on this tour. Lovely villages however we were spoilt as, by coincidence, it was Independence Day, so all the residents were celebrating with street parades.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

The tour was organised by Vallarta Adventures. Perfect opportunity to visit authentic towns of Mexico and enjoy fantastic mountains' views as well as friendly atmosphere from locals. Great chance to buy souvenirs lot cheaper than in tourist and downtown area of Puerto Vallarta. Our guides were Adolfo and Juan-Carlos - great, friendly and knowledgeable guys who were taking a good... More 

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