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Overview
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.
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  • Pass by Puerto Vallarta
    Pass by Nuevo Vallarta
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    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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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.
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Departure Point
Vallarta Adventures, C, Mástil 13, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Vallarta Adventures, Las Palmas 39, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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christinaaluz wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our tour guide Juan Carlos was excellent! The tequila distillery visit was the first stop, but I didn’t mind going tequila tasting at 11 AM! The distillery is located in the most picturesque place and the maker is very detailed in explaining his process into making the tequila.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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MADinPG wrote a review Mar 2020
Prince George, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
So glad that we finally made time for this tour. This was our 3rd time in PVR (my sister & hubbies first time). Worth every penny.. or peso... LOL. From the places we went to the authentic Mexican lunch - Excellente!!! Recommend to anyone... note - you must be able bodied to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Judy H wrote a review Mar 2020
Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada10 contributions6 helpful votes
the trip did not start out well as van to pick us up was very late and then we were all transfered to another location and sorted into our vans. The ride is very winding and many people in the van were not well as the ride was very rough. We did stop at a tequila tasting but
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Public Relations Manager at San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Judy, We appreciate your honest review of your experience on our San Sebastian del Oeste All-inclusive. We are sorry to read you did not enjoy this cultural experience of walking through the town's most important historical landmarks and getting to know one of Mexico's "Pueblos Magicos". As far as the overall character of the guide in mention, rest assured we will canalize your comments to the proper area; we take very seriously any complaints on their character, as guest experience is a priority at Vallarta Adventures. There are many wonders in the area and we would love to welcome you back on an adventure that meets your preferences more accordingly. Until next time!
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911Barb911 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, Canada7 contributions5 helpful votes
The tour itself was good. Both the driver and guide did a great job, but spending several hours on a bouncy cramped uncomfortable dirty bus was not enjoyable. The windows had a sun protection film on them that was bubbled up and was hard to see out of. The seats were the worst.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Public Relations Manager at San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello 911Barb911, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We are deeply sorry to read your time on transportation overshadowed your experience on our San Sebastian del Oeste tour and want you to know that each and every area of opportunity described will be canalized to the proper area. As a company, we welcome all comments since they help us learn and improve. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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BandJGofCanada wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada9 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour involved 1 1/2 hour drive each way. Was supposed to be 7 hours total but was longer resulting in late return to ship. Time wasted at bakery stop, tequila distillery, and coffee producer when combined with long lunch resulted in less than 45 minutes in actual town
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Public Relations Manager at San Sebastian Tour from Puerto Vallarta
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello BandJGofCanada, We appreciate your honest review of your experience on our tour of San Sebastian del Oeste. We are sorry to read you did not enjoy this cultural experience of walking through the town's most important historical landmarks, such as the artisanal tequila tasting, organic coffee farm, as well as the family-style lunch, and getting an intimate look at one of Mexico's "Pueblos Magicos". There are many wonders in the area and we would love to welcome you back on an adventure that meets your preferences more accordingly.
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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