Explore Puerto Vallarta With A Chef


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Food and Wine, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

The most Delicious Way to Discover Vallarta's Hidden Treasures!

As a formally trained chef and adventurer, I will take you on a culinary and exploration journey completely tailored to your level of activity and lifestyle. You'll start with a cup of Mexican coffee, and a French pastry, we'll pick up breakfast tacos to go and travel to Mismaloya and have our tacos by the movie set of the Night Of The Iguana. We'll continue taking the bus south to a fishing village for some local ceviche and from there we will take a 40 minute trail to a secluded beach. After a lunch Stop, we will go to the beach and enjoy the Jungletake a water taxi to a secluded beach to do some snorkel. A private Water Taxi will pick us up from the beach and bring us to Los Muertos Pier for a walking tour of the city to finish at a chocolate factory for some chocolate tea and dessert. I recommend taking this tour early on your visit so you can take advantage of all the places recommended on your tour.
BRING: Confortable shoes for water and trail, towel, mosquito repellent, sunblock.


10:00 Meet at Los Muertos Pier.
10:15 Pastry Shop pick up (Mexican pastry talk and sample)
10:25 Breakfast Pick up (taco talk and sample)
10:40 Bus to Mismaloya
11:00 Breakfast at Mismaloya's Malecon by the set of Night of The Iguana Movie. Movie talk.
12:00 Bus to Boca De Tomatlan.
12:30 Snorkel Fitting and Pick Up.
12:45 Ceviche Pick up
13:00 Start trail to Colomitos Beach.
13:30 Lunch stop overlooking Banderas Bay from The Sierra Madre Jungle.
14:00 Arrive to Colomitos for Beach and Snorkel
15:00 Private Water Taxi Pick up to Los Muertos Pier with coastal tour of banderas Bay.
15:40 Arrive to los Muertos Pier and tour of Old Town and Downtown including Landmarks and local history talk.
16:30 Sweet en of the tour at a Chocolate Factory to Share Cacao tea and Chocolate cake as we talk about the history of chocolate in Mexico.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I meet you at "Los Muertos Pier".

End location: The tour ends at the boarwalk.

Duration: 5 hours

Since we will be traveling by roads and water, times can change due to inclement weather or sea conditions.


Walking - Hiking - Bus - Water Taxi

What’s Included

Other: 1 Morning pastry
1 Coffee
2 Tacos
1 Softdrink
3 Ceviche Tostadas
Bus transportation Puerto Vallarta-Mismaloya-Boca De Tomatlan
Snorkel gear rental
Private Water Taxi Colomitos-Puerto Vallarta
Mexican candy Sampling
Chocolate factory dessert and tea.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 Pesos - At Boca De Tomatlan, we can Kayak for a couple of hours at an extra cost, we can also use private transportation with AC instead of public.

What’s Extra

Other: Souvenirs
Alcoholic Drinks
Private ground transportation if you don't want to use public.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our private tour of Puerto Vallarta with Raphael was excellent. He met us on time, reviewed the plan for the day, then we set off for a morning of treats, coffee, and insider tips of what to look for when eating locally. What was initially a 5 hour tour stretched to 7 hours because of our pace and many questions- which was no problem for him. He provided good food and drinks and even extra touches like cold towels to cool off with on the jungle hike. I would recommend this tour and Raphael.
Mark Riding

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Private tour guide Rafael

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