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What is better than the feeling you get when flying through the air on a zip line over the tops of tropical trees and looking down on native animals, meandering rivers, and deep canyons? That’s what you get when you dare to try the canopy zip line adventures in Puerto Vallarta. Some may compare the thrilling experience to a scene from an action movie while to others it is an adventure waiting to happen and to share with your loved ones and best friends.
Canopy Zip Line Adventures in Puerto Vallarta
Some of the best canopy tours available in Mexico are situated in and around the exotic location of Puerto Vallarta. The city has a great mixture of culture and sandy beaches but the surrounding mountainous jungle with its exotic wildlife is an ideal setting for these adventure tours. There are numerous reputable canopy tours on offer in Puerto Vallarta which operate in the protected rainforest outside the city.
Outdoor Zip Line Adventure
The Outdoor Zip Line Adventure by Vallarta Adventures is a 6-and-a-half-hour activity full of thrills and adrenaline pumping action. The tour starts with a speed boat ride across the beautiful bay to a private reserve in the Sierra Madre mountains, 6 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Then you will travel further up the mountain on a Unimog truck, and then mount a mule, which will take you further into the tropical rainforest to your first zip line, which is 200 feet over the treetops. You will fly on a series of 9 zip lines including a roller coaster zip line, which has all the twists and turns of a regular roller coaster, except you ride it while being attached to the freely moving pulley, propelling you by gravity and giving you a free-flying sensation. During this tour, you will also rappel down a waterfall, and slide down one of the highest water slides in Mexico, which takes you back to the base camp. Back at base camp, you will have time to enjoy a snack and a beverage, and also have the opportunity to purchase photos and souvenirs. The minimum age for this tour is 8 years old and participants must be in good physical condition.
- Wear long shorts or pants, a t-shirt and closed-toed shoes
- You will get wet, so don’t forget to bring a change of clothes
- Bring insect repellant and sunscreen
Extreme Zip Line Adventure
The Extreme Zip Line Adventure is a tour also operated by Vallarta Adventures and it is located in the Sierra Madre mountains, a 45-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta. This 6-hour tour has all the action-packed adrenaline of the Outdoor Adventure, with a series of 7 zip lines including the “Superman,” one of the longest and fastest zip lines in Mexico, and the AVATAR zip line roller coaster, with sudden drops and spikes in speed sure to get your adrenaline pumping. In addition to that, adventure-lovers can practice indoor flying in a skydiving simulator; ride an all-terrain Polaris UTV on a private off-road course; jump from a platform on the Pendulum Swing (which is not for the faint-hearted); and shoot down a waterslide for an incredible splash at the bottom. The minimum age for this tour is 8 years old and this tour is active, so participants must be in good physical condition.
- Wear light, comfortable clothing and walking or hiking shoes
- Bring a change of clothes since you are likely to get dirty or wet
- Bring insect repellant and sunscreen
- Drivers of the Polaris UTVs must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years old
Canopy River Zip Line Tour
Explore an area of unspoiled tropical rainforest where scenic beauty abounds in a rich ecological habitat. Fly above the treetops on a series of 11 zip lines that take you soaring 200 feet above the river. After the last zip line, you will ride back to the Canopy River ecopark on a majestic mule. Once you park your mule, you can head for a tequila tasting, enjoy a traditional Mexican-style lunch at Los Coapinoles restaurant, or swim in the magnificent infinity pool. This tour lasts approximately 2 hours and the minimum age to participate is 6 years old.
- Wear light clothing and comfortable, closed-toed shoes
- Bring a towel and swimsuit if you want to swim in the infinity pool
- Bring sunscreen and insect repellant
Rancho Vista Paraiso Canopy Tour
If you want to explore the beauty on the north side of Banderas Bay, head to Rancho Vista Paraiso in Higuera Blanca. This impressive canopy tour includes 10 zip lines which feature stunning views over the Sierra Madre Occidental, where you can see all the way from the lush green jungle foliage to the Pacific Ocean. This tour takes approximately 2 hours. If you want enjoy more time in this tropical paradise, you can purchase a combo tour including the Canopy + ATV combo, the Canopy + RZR combo, or the Canopy+Horseback Riding combo. The combo tours last approximately 5 hours. After your tour, you can have a refreshing beverage and Mexican-style lunch on the beautiful Montalbena Ranch, which is home to horses, burros, ducks, kittens, birds, iguanas, and more. Enjoy a complimentary tequila tasting after your tour and take time to browse their souvenir shop.
- Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (no flip flops)
- Bring extra cash for souvenirs, meals, or photos
- Apply sunscreen and insect repellant
- Minimum age: 6 years old
When enjoying zip line adventures in Puerto Vallarta, you may be screaming from the thrill of the ride, the sky high adventure and exhilaration, but one thing is for certain, by sharing your experiences with your favorite people, you will be full of renewed energy that can bring you closer together. A canopy tour in Puerto Vallarta will get your adrenaline pumping and create memories that will last long after your blood pressure has returned to normal.
Whichever tour you choose, you and your loved ones can face adventure head on and have an exceptional experience, which you will remember for many years to come. Ask the tour agents onsite at Garza Blanca Preserve to help you book your tour.