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San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta provided by Vallarta Adventures

San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta

San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta
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Discover the historic mining town of San Sebastian in just one day on a sightseeing excursion from Puerto Vallarta, ideal for first-time visitors. Travel into the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains to explore this remote mountain village. See remnants of its mining past and learn about traditional methods of growing corn, raising cattle, and cultivating coffee. Plus, lunch and round-trip transport from Puerto Vallarta are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
Highlights
Explore San Sebastian without getting lost with a guide
Lunch and bottled water provided to keep you energized and hydrated 
Choose from two departure locations to suit your needs
Hassle-free round-trip transport from Puerto Vallarta included
What to expect
Meet your guide at a convenient central location in Puerto Vallarta to start your tour. Board a comfortable vehicle and journey into the heart of Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains to arrive at the small village and former mining town of San Sebastian. Travel back in time as you wander the cobblestone streets of San Sebastian and see how little it has changed in hundreds of years. See remnants of its mining past and admire its well-preserved colonial architecture. Visit an 18th-century church, a classic Porifian bandstand, and a quaint plaza lined with whitewashed buildings. Learn about life in a rural Mexican village and see traditional methods of growing corn, raising cattle, and cultivating coffee and agave on the mountainside. Stop for lunch, and then travel back along scenic mountain roads to end your tour in Puerto Vallarta.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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.
Highlights
Explore San Sebastian without getting lost with a guide
Lunch and bottled water provided to keep you energized and hydrated 
Choose from two departure locations to suit your needs
Hassle-free round-trip transport from Puerto Vallarta included
What to expect
Meet your guide at a convenient central location in Puerto Vallarta to start your tour. Board a comfortable vehicle and journey into the heart of Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains to arrive at the small village and former mining town of San Sebastian. Travel back in time as you wander the cobblestone streets of San Sebastian and see how little it has changed in hundreds of years. See remnants of its mining past and admire its well-preserved colonial architecture. Visit an 18th-century church, a classic Porifian bandstand, and a quaint plaza lined with whitewashed buildings. Learn about life in a rural Mexican village and see traditional methods of growing corn, raising cattle, and cultivating coffee and agave on the mountainside. Stop for lunch, and then travel back along scenic mountain roads to end your tour in Puerto Vallarta.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2736CE_LAND
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide
Lunch
Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
7h
Departure details
Vallarta Adventures, Mástil 13, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Vallarta Adventures Office in Marina Vallarta
Vallarta Adventures Nuevo Vallarta, Las Palmas 39, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico Vallarta Adventures Office in Nuevo Vallarta
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Comfortable walking shoes and a light sweater are recommended
IMPORTANT: this tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
You must contact Vallarta Adventures immediately after booking to confirm the pick up location on your booking.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
Professional guide
Lunch
Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
Vallarta Adventures, Mástil 13, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Vallarta Adventures Office in Marina Vallarta
Vallarta Adventures Nuevo Vallarta, Las Palmas 39, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico Vallarta Adventures Office in Nuevo Vallarta
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Comfortable walking shoes and a light sweater are recommended
IMPORTANT: this tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
You must contact Vallarta Adventures immediately after booking to confirm the pick up location on your booking.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Puerto Vallarta
    Nuevo Vallarta
  • 1
    San Sebastian del Oeste
    Stop: 3 hours
    Marvel at this beautiful remote village and the mountains carpeted in dense tropical vegetation. To arrive in San Sebastian del Oeste is to take a step back in time. This antiquated town dates back to 1605 and was made famous by its plentiful silver mines. Today, with only 600 inhabitants, there are scattered examples of its traditional colonial architecture merging with a colorful village square, quaint cobblestone roads, passing mules and a sleepy way of life far removed from the rest of the world. Your day includes a walking tour of the 18th century church, a silversmith workshop and an organic coffee farm. This expedition is not for the average tourist but for a traveler who seeks to find the real Mexico.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
135 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
12
Average
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Poor
6
Terrible
3

Airi B
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Amazing cultural tour with our guide, Armando!!
We did a cultural tour or San Sebastian del Oeste and our guide was Armando. Hands down, I've never had a tour guide this engaging, knowledgeable, and fun in any tours I've done before. He performed the most imaginative storytelling of the history of San Sebastian (and a bit of Mexico and Europe) on our way to the mountain, and was able to answer any random side questions that we had.

As we walked through the town itself, he swept it with colorful tidbits of historical facts, a lot of interesting and fun information, and all together it was such an unforgettable way of learning about the culture and the history of the area. Pretty much the best way to learn about anything if you only have a day to visit a town!

Thank you Armando, we hope next time you can be our tour guide again!!!
Written 20 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael Sandoval
Lansing, MI8 contributions
Go to San Sebastián!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Hands down one of the best touring excursions we’ve ever had. Juan Carlos is a top-notch guide with great humor who’s knowledge and stories really add to the entire experience. He’s been doing this for over 15 years — and it’s obvious he loves his job! Nery was a great driver and made sure we were safe at all times.
Written 6 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Michael, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for your lovely comments about our fantastic crew! We're happy to know that you had an amazing time in San Sebastián, and we're looking forward to welcoming you back soon for many more incredible experiences together. Warmest regards,
Written 8 September 2021
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Ken K
1 contribution
San Sebastian Day Tour
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was a superb tour. Up into the mountains to the quaint picturesque town of San Sebastian. Juan Carlos, our tour guide, was fantastic, weaving the history of the area with stories of the original settlers. Great bakery stop on the way up and fabulous lunch at a distillery on the way back. Perfect day. Second tour with Vallarta Adventures and we were not disappointed.
Written 3 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Ken Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us, we couldn't be happier to have you join us on this incredible adventure. Thank you for trusting us to deliver an amazing experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Vallarta Adventures! Thank you for choosing Vallarta Adventures as part of your vacation!
Written 3 August 2021
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Celena C
Bend, OR3 contributions
Amazing adventure to San Sebastián!
My husband and I loved the San Sebastián tour! Our guide, Juan Carlos, was so knowledgeable and funny. And our driver Marco was a pro. Juan Carlos gave us such a fantastic history lesson to provide context of San Sebastián, it made the visit so much more enjoyable. I was glad I waited to buy some gifts until this adventure because there were so many options made locally. But bring cash!!! Some items can be over 600 pesos or more if you’re buying silver. We were fortunate to stop at a bakery on the way up, it so delicious. And the provided lunch was more than I could have imagined, truly one of the best meals I’ve had in PV. And the distillery was also so educational and tasty. The owner has a pup who loves to play catch with plastic bottles! I can’t recommend this tour enough to get out of PV, explore the countryside, and get some history for this beautiful part of the world. Thank you so much for a great day!
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Celena, We truly appreciate your visit to Vallarta Adventures and we are happy that you had a wonderful time with our Staff. Also, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are also located in Cancun and Cabo, in case you ever decide to go there. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks again, and really hope to see you again in one of our amazing Adventures, Sincerely, Vallarta Adventures
Written 30 July 2021
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kindyindy
Mc Cordsville10 contributions
Please do yourself a favor and go on this wonderful tour!
I totally recommend this tour, Miguel was the best tour guide very knowledgeable and great for history buffs like us. The town was like a step back in time. Very beautiful and untouched. We ate lunch at the only restaurant in town and their chicken mole was amazing! Our driver Alfredo made the drive up the mountain and back with no issues, he was an awesome driver.
Written 11 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi kindyindy We very much appreciate your visit to Vallarta Adventures and we are happy that you had a wonderful time with our Staff. Also, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are also located in Cancun and Cabo, in case you ever decide to go there. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks again, and really hope to see you again in one of our amazing Adventures, Sincerely, Vallarta Adventures
Written 12 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Qian
Houston, TX8 contributions
Great tour!
We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide had a great sense of humor and made the tour more enjoyable than it already was. We had a great time getting away from the city and learning the culture and history of this little town. The lunch in the end was very delicious. We ended up buying some coffee and tequila to take home.
Written 9 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
dear qian_oqo Thank you for your visit to Vallarta Adventures and we are happy that you had a wonderful time with our Staff. Also, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are also located in Cancun and Cabo, in case you ever decide to go there. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks again, and really hope to see you again in one of our amazing Adventures, Sincerely, Vallarta Adventures
Written 12 July 2021
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Toni P
Washington DC, DC39 contributions
Fun Day Trip.
Jul 2021 • Friends
We had a great trip with Armando. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the area and entertained us with fun facts and interesting stories of this historical area. The lunch was also fantastic! This was a very nice day trip from Puerto Vallarta.
Written 9 July 2021
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Dear Toni, Thank you so much for joining us on this incredible adventure and for your kind words about Armando who did whatever possible to make this the time of your life. This is one of the most exciting experiences you can have while in Puerto Vallarta and we're glad you didn't miss out! It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you again soon, take care! Warm regard,s Vallarta Adventures
Written 12 July 2021
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Terry R
1 contribution
Best Tour Ever!
Jun 2021 • Couples
The best tour guide ever, Juan Carlos! Loved the bakery, the coffee farm, and the lunch! Very good bus driver too, Marcos!
Written 28 June 2021
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Dear terryr, Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us, we couldn't be happier to have you join us on this incredible adventure. Thank you for trusting us to deliver an amazing experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Vallarta Adventures! Check us out also in Cancun or Cabo! Warm regards, Vallarta Adventures
Written 29 June 2021
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Kate P
6 contributions
Coffee and tequila and a quaint little town
May 2021 • Friends
This was a relaxing and all-around fun trip! If you’re looking for something with minimal walking, great culture, and delicious food and drink, this is the tour for you. Armando and Juan Carlos were amazing guides and Armando sure made us laugh the whole time! We had freshly-roasted coffee, ate the best carne asada, and topped it off with a tequila tasting. I highly recommend the coffee liquor tequila! When we come back to PV, we look forward to going to see another small town!
Written 7 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Giovanni
4 contributions
Great Tour
Apr 2021 • Couples
Armando was beyond fantastic!!! Very knowledgeable, he just kept telling us history of San Sebastian & Mexico. My wife and I walked away with such new information and appreciation for the culture & history. But wait that’s not all.............after our great tour in San Sebastian they took us to lunch (carne asada, tacos, beer) which was delicious and then followed by tequila tasting! Armando & our driver,Ismael, were awesome, if you are looking for a great tour to discover the beauty & culture of Mexico & San Sebastián please do your self a favor and book this tour and ask for Armando & Ismael.
Written 16 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, GiovanniBrooklyn23 We thank you so much for choosing Vallarta Adventure and for sharing these beautiful words with us! We are overpleased to find out that Armando and Ismael did such a great job! We are looking forward to having you back!
Written 16 April 2021
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