You'll see the villages and countryside along the way with direction to the Hacienda Do˝a Engracia, the only tequila factory in Puerto Vallarta; where you will learn the process of the tequila of the Blue Agaves Cactus. On the way into the beautiful Puerto Vallarta downtown, your tour will make a short stop for your shopping and enjoy a walking tour that consists of the beautiful and popular Malecon (the Boardwalk). Visitors over 21 may sample the various flavors of tequila.
This half-day excursion combines the charm of both old and new Mexico. Boarding an air-conditioned motor coach, you'll begin your tour in the area known as Marina Vallarta.
During your tour, a stop will be made in the small village of Ixtapa to view the local church, the focal point of worship and meeting place of the people in the surrounding countryside. Along the way your guide will provide insight into the everyday lives and beliefs of the people who live there. After leaving the village you will visit Hacienda Dona Engracia, the only tequila factory in Puerto Vallarta. During the tequila tour you will learn first-hand the process used to manufacture the powerful and legendary tequila of the Blue Agave Cactus. Visitors over the age of 21 will be able to indulge in free samples of various grades and flavors of tequila.
On the way into the center of beautiful Puerto Vallarta your tour will make a short stop. Here you will be given some time to browse and do some of your shopping. While in downtown you will enjoy a walking tour that consists of the beautiful and popular Malecon (the Boardwalk), the Cathedral of our Lady of Guadalupe, various sculptures, and the old town City Hall. All this while enjoying the breath-taking views of the waterfront and the charm of the cobblestone streets.
At the end of the tour, guest have the option of returning to the ship or remain in the downtown area for more shopping and return to the ship on their own.
Please note that short pants are not permitted in the cathedral. Tequila samples are only given to guests minimum 21 years of age.