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Ecotours de Mexico

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Address: Proa s/n local 20 | Condominio Marina del Rey, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 322 209 2195
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Ecotours Mexico is a small, family owned and operated Eco- Travel and...

Ecotours Mexico is a small, family owned and operated Eco- Travel and Adventure Tour company that started operating in 1991, which makes them pioneers among the eco- tour operators in the country, we are also founding members of the Mexican Association of Adventure Travel and Eco-tourism (AMTAVE).We have led tours for international associations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the American Museum of Natural History in N.Y; the Saint Louis Zoo, and the National Wildlife Federation.At Ecotours de Mexico, we offer a different option for people who are interested in having a new and unique experience, who want to learn about the places they visit and are concerned about nature and conservationIn order to provide this, we have a great team of guides, mainly expert biologists and naturalists with a huge passion for nature. Our goal is to offer personal and professional attention on every one of our Eco- tours.Our tours are run based on the premise that you can't love that which you don't know, and we truly hope that after traveling with us you'll definitely share in our knowledge and our love for nature.Ecotours & ConservationBeing an authentic eco- tourism company, we have our own ongoing Humpback Whale research project since 1996. We are founder members of Ecologia y Conservacion de Ballenas (Ecology & Conservation of Whales) a NGO dedicated to research, conservation and protection of our oceans with main focus on Humbpack Whales. We have collaborate on the photo-identification project on the Humpback Whales and we are part of the Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Disentanglement Network. Ecotours is also involved in the Sea Turtle conservation program. We have been working as volunteers at different turtle camps in Michoacan and Oaxaca since 1990, and since 1998, we have been making donations and funding scholarships for the volunteers working at the main Turtle Camp in Banderas Bay. In 2010 we started actively supporting the conservation project of military macaws in the Sierra MadreWe believe education to be of outmost importance, and our staff frequently takes part in seminars at schools and universities in the area. We have also been invited to speak at several local, national and international tourism and eco- tourism conventions.

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Amazing sea turtle release experience!

We booked the sea turtle release tour with Ecotours de Mexico after extensive research online. Both my husband and I are very passionate about sustainability and environmental... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Caitlin R
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the sea turtle release tour with Ecotours de Mexico after extensive research online. Both my husband and I are very passionate about sustainability and environmental issues, and it is important to us to select responsible tourism operators that have a genuine respect for the natural environment and are not simply green washing to make more money. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a private tour for two and had the best excursion during our 18 night cruise! The guide Cristy and the captain Raul showed us the beautiful coastline of Puerto Vallarta - we went to swim with wild(!) dolphins, saw a lot of birds and turtles and also went to the arches to snorkel. We felt extremely comfortable with... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the best tours we have been on. The guide Fernando was wonderful and went out of his way to help. My husband is doing a "big year" and Fernando did his best to find as many birds possible. Highly recommend this tour if you are interested in birds.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this tour. The guides went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience! Love this team and I know you will as well! They will do everything they can to try to get you to Marieta Islands and they also are very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean has always been on my bucket list, and I was finally able to to do this last week with Ecotours. It was incredible!!! Definitely the experience of a lifetime. They are so knowledgeable and truly care about the turtles and the wildlife, I was very happy that I ended up choosing this tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cristy was really nice and shared so much great information about the habitat areas in PV. We had a wonderful time releasing the turtles...definitely a highlight of our trip!

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Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael was great, and the tour exceeded our expectations. This was our second great experience with Eco tours in Puerto Vallarta

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day! Melissa our guide was one of the best I have had. she is so friendly and being a marine biologist she knows everything. It is a very personal service we had just 6 of us on the tour, we were able to see and do everything with the highlight swimming through the cave to the magic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a great day with Fernando, on the birdwatching tour of Desembocada & Ameca River. This ended up being my favorite part of our whole trip! Fernando is a local and is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about wildlife. I even loved driving around with him, hearing about local life and seeing how people live. We started by meeting him... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Seriously one of the most incredible experiences while we were here! What made it even more incredible was the knowledge and care Fernando had, and how he treated us. It felt like we were with a friend on the tour and not just a guide. He was so knowledgable about Puerto Vallarta as well as the wildlife. He first took... More 

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