- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains, San Sebastian's remote location and historic appeal have made it one of Mexico's last great getaways. As the road weaves through the mountains, you'll enjoy fantastic scenery and typical scenes of rural Mexican life, making this journey both breathtaking and relaxing.
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- Hotel pickup and drop off
• Vallarta Center in Puerto Vallarta
• Vallarta Office in Marina Vallarta
Monday to Friday
Over the years, the town's population fluctuated wildly as gold and silver were mined intermittently between the 1600s and the 1930s. Today, although the "gold fever" has subsided and the people afflicted by it have long since departed, this beautiful mountain village of 600 residents retains its colonial heritage as an outstanding example of the traditional ways of living and working in a remote Mexican village. In addition to the traditional corn and cattle raising procedures, local folks still cultivate coffee and agave on the mountainside.
It is a joy to wander around in this very peaceful town, which has changed so little in hundreds of years. With an 18th century church dedicated to San Sebastián, a classic Porifian bandstand and a quaint cobblestone plaza lined by dignified white buildings, San Sebastián remains a living museum untouched by time.
Full with culture, history and amazing natural beauty, this truly is an experience difficult to surpass.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- What to Wear: Comfortable walking shoes and bring a light sweater with you
- Please advise all passengers names as listed on passport or photo ID
- Important: this tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our tour guide Gabriel was very informative, friendly and witty, we really enjoy his talk. Our driver Cesar was excellent! We would do this tour again for sure!
This trip was well worth taking. Right from the get go everything was organized and friendly. The bus was comfortable and the driver Alonso was very capable considering the roads in some places were very rough and narrow. We felt completely safe the whole time. Gabriel our tour guide was very historically knowledgeable and provided us with lots of humour and fun. Exploring parts of Mexico that are typically not tourist oriented was amazing. The lunch provided was wonderful and filling. San Sebastián is such a historical part of Mexico and it was fun learning all about the coffee plantations and historic family and the tequila making. We would highly recommend any taking this tour to learn a little more about Mexico and all the wonderful things it has to offer.
This was very disappointing. The reviews we had read were all glowing so we expected more but got less. The van was packed and the ride long and hot. The stops left a lot to be desired: a little silver shop packed, a rather pathetic church, looooonnng cobblestone walks which were very difficult for some people on the tour, a museum which was really just a bunch of old family pictures, the tequila factory was a real letdown and a lot of driving. The lunch was very good, however but we could have gotten that in PV. Ruby was very passionate about what she does as a tour guide but really, too much talk!
Excellent, well planned tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide. Well worth the money and time.
A wonderful guide and driver. Lots of interesting scenery and a nice lunch. An historical look at San Sebastian. Recommended.
A long day but worth your time. The lunch they serve is delishous. Historical village very interesting.
Tour guide Gabriel and driver Fidel took good care of us. We learned some Mexican history along the way and stopped at a tequila distillery and had some tasty samples. We toured the town and enjoyed the scenery. A nice day spent in the cooler mountains!
We were looking forward to our tour of San Sebastion and were not disappointed. The first stop on the tour was for a downed tree. The road was a narrow two lane road up the mountain and a tree was laying across the road. We had to get off the bus while the driver maneuvered around the tree. No problems were encountered but it was an unusual diversion. Next stop was an old hacienda on the outskirts of San Sebastion. The hacienda was the location of an old silver mine and smelter. It turns out that John Huston used this as his residence while filming Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The property is still in use as a hotel.
In San Sebastian, we toured the church and the town. Also on the tour is an elderly gentleman making and selling hand rolled cigars. The town is worth visiting and in is good condition. On the return trip we visited a tequilla factory.
I expected much more from this tour, maybe seeing an old town in Mexico can be more interesting for non-Europeans, also, not much left of the town's history. The guide and the visitors were very nice so anyway I had a better time than if I had stayed at the hotel on the beach on this rainy day.
Because of a local bad road, if you have a motion sickness, you should not go.
But it if are OK for motion sickness, you can learn many things about Mexico and history. Cool air and Nice guide and local people.
Excellent trup..guide knew all that was needed for the trip...The meal could have been better...only aveerage...have done this trip before and enjoyed it both times