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Hiking in Puerto Vallarta: Discover the Sierra Madre Occidental

Enjoy a 1.2 mile (2 kilometer) circuit into the Sierra Madre Occidental to discover Jaliso’s spectacular tropical flora and fauna with an expert guide. Admire hundreds of macaws and parrots, discover unique plant and animal species, and take a refreshing dip in the Cuale River to cool off! This easy-going hike is the perfect introduction to the Sierra Madre mountain range!

USD $84.00

Per Person

Hiking in Puerto Vallarta along the Cuale River for an Outstanding Look at its Flora and Fauna

On this hiking in Puerto Vallarta tour, we will be going along the Cuale River, enjoy a 1.2 mile (2 kilometers) circuit that will take you into the rural mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental. With your expert guide, discover the abundant tropical flora and fauna unique to the region. Identify a variety of orchids, the elephant ear tree, and even the smelly but delicious “stinking toe” fruit! Admire countless parrots, macaws, and other wildlife along the way.

At the midway point, stop along the Cuale River for a snack and break. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip, go wading, and cool off in the river before continuing along the trail back to your vehicle. This Puerto Vallarta day hike is the perfect introduction to the spectacular Sierra Madre Occidental and an easy-going outdoor day-trip for the whole family!


  • Explore the extensive unique flora and fauna in the region.
  • Admire species of parrots and macaws in their natural habitat.
  • Take a swim in the Cuale River
  • Discover the natural diversity and wonder of the Sierra Madre Occidental

Tour Information

Duration: 2.5 hours
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Puerto Vallarta
Availability: Daily
Miscellaneous: This tour is available to travelers over 7 years of age. Pregnant women and persons who suffer from heart disease, back or spine problems, or asthma should not participate in this tour.

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Water during the excursion
  • Snack
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Tequila tour and tequila tasting
  • Bathroom
  • Lockers

What’s Not Included

  • Photo and video services
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips

What to Bring

  • Extra money for souvenirs.
  • Light clothes
  • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen and repellent
  • Camera
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel


Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico 20.609200, -105.234000

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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