Beyond Vallarta—Cuisine, Culture & Paradise!

A 2-Day, 1-Night Culinary Excursion. Hit the road with Vallarta Food Tour to paradise.This tour includes a 1-night stay in the beachfront beautiful rustic hotel Rinconcito. This is where we and the local go to get away. Perfect for foodies and explorers of the real Mexico want to explore cuisine and culture beyond PV. A love of adventure and unique experiences are a must for this tour. 

Day 1

  • Start the tour off at 9 am with a classic Mexican chilaquiles breakfast at a local favorite. 
  • Spend 1-hour touring the breathtaking Botanical Gardens and learning about the vanilla bean plant, regional coffee, and cacao
  • We will stop in Tuito and learn Tequila’s close cousin racilla.  
  • Head for a 1 pm lunch in Tuito for Jalisco´s regional dish-Birria
  • Next is a visit to Sol y Mar ranch for a visit with its famous goats and goat cheese tasting.
  • Check in at 3pm and spend a few hours exploring Mayto on your own until dinner time.
  • Gather for a 6 pm tradicional ranchero delicious dinner and help with with making tortillas. Learn how to make their house salsas. 
  • After dinner you can relax in front of the fire while star gazing and sipping regional vino or racilla

Day 2

  • Meet at 9 am for breakfast at Rinconcito  
  • Leave Mayto at noon and head to Tehua(famous fishing town for oysters)
  • Head for a delicious unforgettable sarandeado red snapper lunch with ceviche at one of the famous fisherman house-Turin
  • Return to Vallarta around 4 pm


Every 15th of the month


9:00 am


32 hours


18 people


Tour takes place snow, rain, or shine


Comfortable clothing and shoes


Suitable for most ages and fitness levels


Sprinter van


6 tastings. expert tour guide, tasting map with insiders recommendations




Vallarta Food Tours offices


5 star company with over 2500 reviews


Birria Tacos






Handmade Mexican Candies




Tortilla Soup

What to expect from this tour?

2 Days Of Food & Fun – While it might sound like a lot of stops on Day 1, the pace is leisurely and the ride is picturesque, and you’ll be riding in the comfort of our 20 seat, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter. Once you arrive at the beachfront Rinconcito Hotel you will have a bit of time to explore, swim or lounge on the pristine and quiet beach.

Cuisine, Culture & Cooking – This is a one of kind experience perfect for foodies, and anyone who wants an insider’s perspective of the local food scene. Our regional cuisine is rich in history making it fun to learn the story behind the food. Unlike any of our other tours, you will learn to prepare authentic salsa and tortillas. 

Why take this tour?

  1. Beyond Vallarta. This guided culinary experience is the perfect overnight trip. While food is the primary focus, you’ll get to explore a couple of nearby towns and learn a lot about history and culture.   
  2. A Hands-On Experience. Learn about regional dishes and how to prepare salsa, tortillas.
  3. Immerse Yourself In Mexico. As much as we love Vallarta, and we do love our city, we understand that you might be looking for an off-the-beaten-path immersive travel experience—and this is it! Enjoy authentic Mexico with our professional guides!

Tour highlights include:


Tour bookings can be changed to any date, different tour or turned into a gift certificate to use on a future date with no expirations even one hour before the tour! A change of plans is no problem!

What are people Saying?

Joana was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the buildings, restaurants and family owned food cart all around PV. The food was awesome and so was Joana! We plan to do again with family very soon. -Dana from California

There was a great variety including street tacos, refreshing aguas, more formal mole, casual pibil tasting interspersed with a beautiful glass and tile store as well as tortilla factory, candy and cigar making exhibit and a bit of history of the central church in town. Luckily all was paced with some walking and then some resting in air conditioned comfort. This tour is great for everyone, highly recommended -Cindy from New Zealand

My boyfriend and I attended this food tour led by Shaunie (whose energy was absolutely electrifying) and were very pleased with how much we learned about the food and the town simply from being guided by her.We highly recommend this tour! - Allison from Portland

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