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“A fun and different way to experience Puerta Vallarta”
Review of Peace Home Tours

Peace Home Tours
Ranked #93 of 205 Tours in Puerto Vallarta
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Owner description: The most interesting and complete tours in Puerto Vallarta. Two offerings, Home Tours and Botanical Garden & Zoo Tours with all proceeds funding charitable programs.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

While visiting PV my husband and I decided to take one of the advertised home tours. There are two non profit groups that do them but they are on different days. We chose Peace because it worked with our schedule. It turned out to be a great way to spend the day and see some interesting places that you wouldn't have seen otherwise. You show up at their location by about 9:30 to be sure to get a ticket as they fill up. They leave around 10:30 I think. A large, very nice bus takes you to four different homes. The staff are volunteers, Americans who live in Puerta Vallarta. Peace tours benefit the needy and they said one ticket would buy 45 meals! They also support the Arts and Culture for the schools. The four homes on the tour are rotated so you could go more than once and probably not see the same ones. One of the three was truly spectacular, high on a hill. Two others were smaller and not as fabulous in decor but were lovely Spanish architecture. The last was actually currently a Bed and Breakfast Inn. It was very ornate and over the top, almost a little garish or quirky in decor. My only comment would be that Bed and Breakfast inns probably aren't the best to show because bedrooms had open suitcases in them and if I were a guest it would be irritating to have people walking through my room. In each case you are free to roam the house everywhere unless a door is closed. Three of the houses had great views and pools etc. The B and B was along the river and no real view. It had many levels and stairs. If walking were a problem for someone this probably isn't a good activity as they all had stairs or steep driveways so best for physically active people. After the tour of homes the bus stopped at a very authentic attractive restaurant. They demonstrated making tortillas and allowed each of us to give it a try which was fun. Of course most of us stayed and had a little lunch and marguerita or beer. If you didn't want to do that you were only a couple of blocks from where the tour started so could leave the tour group there. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and highly recommend it. It is money well spent as it supports very good causes and gives you a unique look at Puerta Vallarta.

4  Thank sunshinegirlGualala
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

It was such a fun day. And to think that each one of our tickets will feed 45 families made it that much better!!! And even though it was overcast it was PERFECT. In fact, it's great thing to do no matter the weather because it doesn't depend on a sunny day... The 4 homes were all unique but enchanting in their own way. The owner of one of them, a beautifully decorated winding home that opens to the rio cuale river(complete with a view of an enormous live iguana nestling in the trees across the river) delighted us with her tales of coming to PV for the first time to do the legendary "Night of the Iguana" and shared a few other bits of her vallarta history... The tourguide Don was hilarious. And hosts Ann, Hank, Conrad, and Nicole were friendly, helpful, and fun. I would do it every week if I could!

6  Thank pvactress
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Lifestyles of the rich and famous in PV - and all for a great cause! The tour was so fantastic that we went back the next tuesday to see 4 MORE homes (they vary the homes you tour every week). Guides are all wonderful and so much fun! Highly recommended, even if you've been to Vallarta for 25 years like I have.

3  Thank QuinnPanzerTravel
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

While we were visiting Puerto Vallarta this year we were lucky to catch two of the home tours sponsored by the PEACE organization. Every Tuesday (except Christmas and New Years) through March this tour offers 4 amazing homes for a walk through. The tour is fantastic! Hop on a big air-conditioned bus downtown at Romy Plaza (tickets through Superior Tours Vallarta in Romy Plaza) staffed by incredible volunteers who give you background information about each property. The tour concludes at a lovely downtown family restaurant where you can learn to press and cook tortillas and have a bit of lunch with the PEACE volunteers. This group is involved in charitable works all around Vallarta. As they point out every trip...your $45 tour ticket provides 45 meals for Mexican people in Vallarta working in community improvement projects.

4  Thank Christina S
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Home owners graciously open their homes to tourists. A chance to see how the other half lives! Beautiful vistas,beautiful homes! Great tour hosts. Tons of fun!

1  Thank elaine325
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