Vallarta Rural El Tuito Walk
Explore the past with a trip to 500 year-old, pre-Hispanic El Tuito, which lies an hour south of Puerto Vallarta. Feel the cooler weather as you travel by local bus to a verdant valley that lies 2,500 feet up the Sierra Madra Mountains. Life moves slower in this small, rural town, evident in the the agricultural and cottage industries as you walk the well-worn streets.
What You Will Do
- Observe very old adobe buildings with their colorful clay-washed exteriors in the central plaza and down the narrow side-streets
- Hear about how the Spanish conquistadors contributed to the history of this area, as depicted by murals in the city hall
- Visit a clay studio that produces hand-wrought figurines typical of those found in pre-colonial times
- Get a taste of the local cuisine, including fresh-made blue corn tortillas, panela cheese and cookies baked in an outdoor, wood-fired oven
- Visit a co-op art gallery in the former summer home of famous Mexican artist Manual Lepe while tasting locally-produced raicilla
- Roundtrip bus fare
- Samples of blue corn tortillas, local panela cheese and raicilla
- Guided walking tour of rural El Tuito
- Local resident and guide who shares little-known stories and facts
Since this walk is an immersion into the culture with visits to small local artisan workshops and markets, a maximum of 10 people are allowed. Pets are not allowed.
Round trip bus fare included in fee. Guests should bring water, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, bug repellant, good walking shoes and pesos for shopping, lunch and tips. This walk is not suitable for those with mobility or balance issues.
Full refund if canceled at least 48 hours in advance. 50% refund if canceled less than 48 hours in advance. No refund for no-shows.
- 3 Ratings