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Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure provided by Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure

Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure
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There’s nothing quite like the Vallarta Botanical Garden, and the new Botanical Delights Tour and Culinary Adventure is the best way to enjoy the most from your experience there. A day of delights will provide memories for a lifetime. See and Experience: - Cultivated Gardens - Plant Conservatories - Hiking Trails - Forest Preserve - Award-winning Restaurant - Garden Gift Shop & Plant Nursery - Opportunities for additional activities such as swimming in a tropical river The Vallarta Botanical Garden is in a class of its own with awards and distinctions including: - USA TODAY's Reader's Choice #4 Botanical Garden in North America (2018)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29532P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Insect repellent
  • A flower for the ladies
  • An authentic Mexican meal
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens entrance
  • Visit to the "Cabinet of Curiosities"
  • Entry/Admission - Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Duration
5–7 hours
Departure details
  • OXXO, México 200 Km 152, 63735 Las Jarretaderas, Nay., Mexico Pick up time is 8:40 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Pick up Collage Marina, Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Isla Iguana, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:00 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Asta Bandera De Unidad Deportiva Agustin Flores Contreras, 48310, Av. Francisco Villa 142, Olímpica, 48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:15 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:30 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • OXXO, Km 2.5, Manzanillo - Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:45 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • El Jacalito, Carr. a Barra de Navidad 5002, Mismaloya, 48294 Mismaloya, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 10:05 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sunscreen, lightweight long-sleeved and long pants shirts to stay covered and protected (optional)
  • Closed-toed shoes suitable for hiking trails of moderate difficulty (including inclined and uneven surfaces)
  • Swimming suit and a towel (optional)
  • Cash for purchases in the Garden’s Gift Shop and gratuity for your tour guide & waiters (an optional way to reward great service)
  • Please note: The Garden accepts cash in Mexican currency or can convert CAN and USD at its daily exchange rate. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also all accepted.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants must be at least 4 years old
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Insect repellent
  • A flower for the ladies
  • An authentic Mexican meal
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens entrance
  • Visit to the "Cabinet of Curiosities"
  • Entry/Admission - Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Departure details
  • OXXO, México 200 Km 152, 63735 Las Jarretaderas, Nay., Mexico Pick up time is 8:40 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Pick up Collage Marina, Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Isla Iguana, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:00 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Asta Bandera De Unidad Deportiva Agustin Flores Contreras, 48310, Av. Francisco Villa 142, Olímpica, 48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:15 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:30 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • OXXO, Km 2.5, Manzanillo - Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:45 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • El Jacalito, Carr. a Barra de Navidad 5002, Mismaloya, 48294 Mismaloya, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 10:05 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
Duration
5–7 hours
Return details
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sunscreen, lightweight long-sleeved and long pants shirts to stay covered and protected (optional)
  • Closed-toed shoes suitable for hiking trails of moderate difficulty (including inclined and uneven surfaces)
  • Swimming suit and a towel (optional)
  • Cash for purchases in the Garden’s Gift Shop and gratuity for your tour guide & waiters (an optional way to reward great service)
  • Please note: The Garden accepts cash in Mexican currency or can convert CAN and USD at its daily exchange rate. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also all accepted.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants must be at least 4 years old
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 6 starting options
    See Important Information for details
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    Vallarta Botanical Gardens
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Visit the internationally acclaimed Vallarta Botanical Garden. Lush tropical forests surround cultivated gardens and conservatories featuring orchids, rhododendrons, bromeliads, magnolias and many more botanical delights. Mexican plants of worldwide culinary importance such as vanilla and chocolate are grown and interpreted in unforgettably beautiful fashion. While anyone can experience the Garden at their own leisure, touring with an Official Garden Guide is the best way to get the most out of your time here. See and Experience: - Cultivated Gardens - Plant Conservatories - Hiking Trails - Forest Preserve - Award-winning Restaurant - Garden Gift Shop & Plant Nursery Awards: - USA TODAY's Reader's Choice #4 Botanical Garden in North America (2018) - TripAdvisor #1 Gardens in Mexico (2018) Top Recommended Tour: BOTANICAL DELIGHTS Tour & Culinary Adventure.
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    Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure
  • You'll end at
    Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office
    Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
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canadianGal
toronto13 contributions
Fabulous tour and Food!!!
Highlight of our time in Puerto Vallarta . Tour for my 88 yr old dad and myself. The setting of this garden is outside pvr ...25 min drive...we were picked up at the Botanical Garden office in town ...great guide and smooth sailing to the garden . The area is so lush and the vegetation spectacular . Our guide was informative and relaxed . Can not express how wonderful our time was there. And the lunch with stunning views was delightful . I can not wait to go back one day !! Thank you SO much !!
Written June 3, 2021
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Nick Glaser
1 contribution
Best Botanical Garden in the Americas!
Apr 2021
Just a fantastic adventure our tour guide was Javier, his knowledge of the Garden was outstanding and his insight into the culture and how it is intertwined with the plants was very interesting! The culinary adventure was absolutely worth the price, our lunch was fantastic! Best Chile Relleno I think I have ever had! The road to the Garden is a little whindy but great views and well worth the drive!
Written April 16, 2021
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Ronnie Bernard L
Plymouth, MA43 contributions
Not To Be Missed
I spent the day with Marcos as my guide. What a WONDERFUL experience. I have been up to The Botanical Garden several times before on my own in the past when coming to Puerto Vallarta. It has always been a truly magical experience. I have never seen a more exceptional and beautiful botanical garden in my travels.
This time I took the tour, which I would HIGHLY recommend! Marcos was so very knowledgeable and I really learned about many of the unique plants, their uses, the history of the garden and on and on.
Do yourself and your family a favor. Take the tour. Enjoy the transportation, the delicious lunch which is included and all that this magnificent garden and area has to offer.
Really, a once in a lifetime treat!
Written December 27, 2020
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Sra. Verde
7 contributions
Stunning beauty
Dec 2020
There is so much to see, a repeat trip is a MUST. Marcos was exceptionally attentive to our safety and interests. Lunch was superb, excellent tasting and superior service as you could find from any top rated restaurant. Unexpectedly, there was live music! Lovely break from the beach, many thanks to all!
Written December 27, 2020
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Btesler
Minneapolis, MN50 contributions
Must do this trip!
Dec 2020
I have been to the Vallarta Botanical Garden many times, but today I took their official tour, The Botanical Delights Tour, with tour operator and historian Marcos. It was eye opening! Things I have walked past many times now have new meaning to me. There are so many fascinating stories and interesting plants there, you could spend days and days. The gardens themselves are just magical. It is like no other botanical garden I have ever seen. Very creative displays and architecture. The tour was not rushed and was tailored to our group, We enjoyed beautiful live violin music serenading us through an amazing lunch, tying into some of the plants we had just learned about in the garden. The gift shop is very unique and we had lots of time to relax, explore and browse the goods there. The transportation was clean and Covid precautions were taken. It really exceeded my expectations. I loved it and highly recommend this trip.
Written December 27, 2020
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Seva D
Santa Fe, NM1 contribution
Botanical Garden Tour
Nov 2020
We were the only couple on our tour in November 2020. Our guide Edd was extremely knowledgeable about all things garden. Although it was one of his first tries at guiding he was extremely knowledgeable but when he didn't know something he texted or called someone to get the answer. We enjoyed the restaurant with the local food offerings and the wonderful ambience up in the trees. A highlight was getting to feed the hummingbirds out of our hands. We will definitely be returning next time we come to Puerto Vallarta.
Written December 2, 2020
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Volvo7670
Macomb, MI4 contributions
We will come back.
Oct 2020 • Couples
Beautiful flowers ,and excellent guide Markos Mendoza .Absolutely outstanding with knowledge of everything ,every piece of land of the garden.
Written October 12, 2020
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T2Jaye
Rockville, MD4 contributions
Botanical Beauty and Bonding with Nature
Aug 2020 • Solo
This tour could not be more accurately titled! The Vallarta Botanical Gardens were absolutely stunning, with exotic plants and stunning nature galore.

My guided tour was with Marcus, who was super informative- I learned about the name and origin of each plant, as well as the beautiful history of the buildings in the gardens.

If I lived in Puerto Vallarta, this would be a weekly retreat! Not just for the scenic beauty but also the delicious food and amazing drinks!

The tour was a great package deal- and (more importantly) hands down one of my most memorable experiences in Puerto Vallarta.
Written August 31, 2020
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Dave M.
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
A great experience!!
Jul 2020 • Friends
This was a great experience! Eduardo, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and it was fascinating to learn so much about the various types of plants and flowers and how they're used, as well as exploring the vanilla plantation. The lunch was tasty and the vanilla bean mojito was so refreshing! A great experience!
Written July 16, 2020
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beckyinphilly
philadelphia4 contributions
Wonderful experience
Feb 2020
This was a lovely way to spend a day in PV. Eduordo our guide was fun, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The gardens are beautiful, and their existence is truly a testament by its founders and supporters of their love for the natural world. The lunch was truly special. I would love to come back. This is a “not to be missed” part of any vacation in Puerto Vallarta.
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Foodman3
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Great surprise!
Honestly, I never would have considered this excursion had I not talked with a guest in the pool at our condo. Boy
Sherry C
Sherry C
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Ready for a beautiful hike?
We visited the garden and were glad we had tennis shoes on. We ventured on the Jaguar Hike, less then 2 miles as pa
Q894
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Gorgeous Gardens!🥰
This place is absolutely magical! The river is so refreshing! Definitely bring your swimsuit to cool off! I highly
Dannyb61
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Amazing
This is definitely a must see while you’re in Puerto Vallarta make sure that you cover up in mosquito repellent as
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Family Hiking adventures
We had a great time hiking the trails and seeing the gardens - birds, butterflies, coy fish pond. Just ask staff t
MsGarb
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Go the the Vallarta Gardens. You will be transformed.
I felt like we were guests of a very generous host at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. it is a delight to wander thr
wendyk621
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A Nice Break From The Beach
Beautiful gardens and easy to avoid the crowds if you take all the side trails. A very pleasant way to spend a few
RECR8TON
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Magnificent grounds and good food
This was on my wife's "must visit" list and we were not disappointed, WOW!!! coming in at 64 -acres you are in for
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Perfect getaway!
Beautiful place, with amazing staff, delicious food and diverse nature. The drive to the botanical gardens is beaut
nikkilK5772ZC
nikkilK5772ZC
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Heavenly Garden
Beautiful place to spend the day with artistic landscaping and trails to hike. Just a ten minute bus or cab ride fr
paula t
paula t
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Lovely experience
We were in PV last week and went to the garden It was our 2nd trip; we had gone during our previous trip to PV. It
babyruth757
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The grounds are beautiful as well as the buildings. Well done.
overall its a beautiful place. Marred by the theft of my credit card by the employee who processed our admission ti
ERColr
ERColr
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Worth the Trip; Plan on Lunch While Visiting
We truly enjoyed the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. They have many wonderful, nicely planted gardens and greenhouses/
marktedfordOK
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Nice hiking
Beautiful place to get some medium-low effort hiking in. The gardens are wonderful and the restaurant is excellent
fferic15
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Vallarta Botanical gardens
Beautiful place to come and relax great restaurant and scenery. Plenty of birdwatching, insect watching. Enjoy the
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