Travel & Outdoors
|Tours du Jour Power Walking Tours|
Discover Another Side of Puerto Vallarta
Have you ever looked up at Puerto Vallarta's Sierra Madre Mountains and wondered, "How on earth do people get to those houses?" Well, Tours du 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.
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 fruit snack and allow you time to take 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.
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.
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:
1. Tones & strengthens muscles
2. Helps manage body weight
3. Boosts immune system
4. Improves sleep pattern
Tours du Jour Puerto Vallarta Power Walking Tours
AGES: 12 and up
DAY/TIME: Mondays at 9 am - Reservations Required
DURATION: Approx. 3 hrs
MEETING POINT: White Benches in Front of Guadalupe Church (downtown Puerto Vallarta)
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Good walking shoes, shorts, light pack, camera, flip flops, small towel, pocket money
COST: $40 USD
INCLUDES: Treats and snacks along the way, great workout!
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. We recommend you wear shorts.
NOTE: Maximum of 10 people on tour. For safety reasons during the rainy season (July to October), we will cross the Cuale River only when water levels are low.
RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: 044-322-171-8225 or sylviescopazzo(at)gmail.com.
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Treasure Found on 'Hidden Streets Tour'
On December 3rd, the Power Walk the Hidden Streets of Vallarta Tour welcomed a special group who were in town to take part in the December festivities. They were the Macintosh Pipe Band of San Francisco, who came to Vallarta to perform a free concert on the Malecón on Saturday evening.
Puerto Vallarta Power Walking Tour Review
Stretching while waves are crashing beside you... what a way to prepare yourself for a city walking tour! Taking a Tours du Jour Power Walking Excursion is the perfect way to get in your morning workout, while exploring the hidden neighborhoods in Puerto Vallarta that most tourists never see.