Exploring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

VB
204 reviews
Feb 19 - 26, 2023
Group size: 5 - 10
Exploring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

204 reviews

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Feb 19 - 26, 2023
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip

  

Puerto Vallarta, famous as a playground for Hollywood stars, featured weekly on episodes of The Love Boat in the 70s and 80s, and home to a wintering population of Humpback Whales, is the newest destination for a Ventures Birding mid-winter expedition! From shorebirds and gulls on sandy beaches, to estuaries full of waders (and crocodiles!), to land birds ranging in altitude from sea level to pine forest, our week-long trip explores the diversity and culture of this beautiful region of Southwest Mexico.

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until December 26, 20226 left

Room-sharing

$2,995
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until December 26, 20224 left

For those wanting their own room

$3,495
Deposit: $300
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Ventures Birding Tours
204 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

Aaron was a great guide! Due to weather (wind), he switched our location to Warren-Wilson Owen Park which was a fabulous hotspot for Warblers. We ended up with 67 species, two FOS for me. Look forward to more trips.
By Donna W for Ridge Junction 4 on 02 Oct, 2022
LR
I'm so glad that we looked into booking Ventures when we were visiting their area. Usually we bird on our own, but having someone so experienced who could almost instantly identify everything for us was such a help. We added several lifers to our list that I'm not sure we'd have been able to find or identify on our own, and the guide (Aaron Steed) showed us a new place that we can bird on our own when we're in the area (which we are a handful of times a year.) We're definitely going to check in with them to see if someone is available for a half day each time we come to town from now on (only half days because we bring dogs, but did find a local kennel with 'day care' to leave them for a few hours since we cannot leave them in the campground).
By Lynn R for Private Half Day Tours (2021/2022) on 30 Sep, 2022
We had a wonderful weekend. Kevin Burke is a fantastic guide - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, aware of the skill levels of the birders so that everyone learns something. In a 4 day weekend (one afternoon, one morning, two full days) we saw 83 species, 20 different warblers. We went to a variety of environments (lakes, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson Park in Hendersonville), each with different migrant bird populations. The Holiday Inn was fine (as expected), and we all went out for meals together that were quite good, especially the Corner Kitchen. Very highly recommended! We’ve done both Spring and Fall Ventures Birding Warbler Weekends. Spring has more colorful birds that are easier to see (fewer leaves), while Fall has more birds all together. Both are fun.
By Ross M for Warbler Weekend Fall 2022 on 21 Sep, 2022
This trip was wonderful. It covered a large number of bird habitats throughout the entire state of Oregon. Our guides were very well organized and everything went very smoothly although there was always room to be flexible. Our accommodations were very good. Both guides were very very knowledge and friendly, helpful, and considerate. In all, a memorable birding trip with over 200 species viewed.
By Kim H for Oregon - Mountains, Coasts and Deserts 2022 on 19 Sep, 2022
This was a delightful experience. The views from the peak of the parkway were outstanding, the warblers were darting through on the fall migration, and the forested lovely trails from the Pisgah Inn to the overlook parking lot made for a perfect morning.
By Kathleen W for Buck Spring Gap on 16 Sep, 2022
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