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Tour El Tuito, Jalisco

El Tuito Walking Tour center of town
Old historic stone buildings in El Tuito on a guided walking Tour

El Tuito is a small agricultural town located about one hour south of Puerto Vallarta. The name El Tuito comes from a Nahuatl word which can mean: "Valley of Beauty."  It was founded in the mists of time but under the Spanish conquest sometime in the the 1700's.  Many of the core village structures are made of rock or concrete and were erected in the 1800's.  The town is centered on a traditional plaza which is fronted by the government admistrative building and traditional mercardo.  

We will travel from Puerto Vallarta to El Tuito by bus.  The drive is extremely scenic traversing a semi winding jungle canyon following the course of the river and then over a small mountain pass.  Our guide will offer commentary and explanations on the places we pass. 


We will disembark the bus and immediately have access to restrooms and convenience stores (tiendias) where you can make sure all have water or hydration and snacks for the walk.  

We will head down the main historic business street meandering through a mixture of small shops and cottages.  We will visit a variety of businesses including (if fortunate) a tortilla factory, panaderias (breads and pastries,) Ferreteria (hardware and gifts,) art galleries, and cheese shops.   We will also get the opportunity to visit the local Catholic Church (dependent on Mass times) and government building.  


For lunch we will stop at a restaurant in the Main plaza area (not included). Several are available and all tour members may choose their favorite.  

Around 3 pm our El Tuito Walking Adventure will make our way to meet the bus for the hour ride and reflection back to Puerto Vallarta.



  • Walking Difficulty:  Easy  (Easy walk with some dirt paths, broken and cracked sidewalks) No hills.  

  • Meet at 9:00 AM in the heart of the Romantic Zone (exact location and directions will be in your email confirmation after reserving.  

  • Return approximately 4 PM

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, and have water or other hydration. 

  • Bring a rain umbrella (rainy season June to October) and recommended for hot sunny days for personal shade.  We do not cancel when it rains we celebrate - It is approximately  5 degrees  cooler during a rainstorm.  We may consider a cancellation in the event of a hurricane.  

  • In the event we only have only 1 participant we will not cancel if you reserved directly through our website - our guides do not like to stay home.  But through a tour consolidator site like Viabor, Expedia, or other minimum numbers of participants required.   

  • Lunch (not included) usually around 1 PM

  • Bring Pesos for shopping - many of the merchants in El Tuito do not accept cards.  (and we highly encourage our guests to shop as much as their budget will allow as El Tuito does not get a lot of tourists so every purchase will help the merchant pay for essentials - not luxuries.  

  • Price is $49.50USD per adult with prepaid reservation or $55 payable to the trip leader (if space available at time of departure.) Teens $39.50 and children $29.50.  

  • Price of the round-trip public bus is not included.  (under 50 pesos each way - $3 USD) The trip leader will instruct the group on how to recognize the destination and route of buses in general and how to pay so you will feel comfortable traveling on the buses alone in the future)

  • Optional private transportation option starting at $459 USD for SUV up to 6 people.  Mini bus and luxury bus available. Please email us for quote and date availability

  • Price does not include customary tip for the adventure leader.  

  • El Tuito tour scheduled weekly usually on Sundays. (Often El Tuito has their weekly farmers market in the historic plaza on Sundays) 

El Tuito Walking tour visits main church in El Tuito Jalisco Mexico
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