Enhance your conference experience by taking part in one or more of the following tours and attractions:


Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Departs: Ecotours de Mexico at Marina Vallarta, Proa street # 20 at 8:00am
Return: Participants will be returned at the Marina Vallarta Ecotours office at 1:00pm.

Marietas Islands National Park is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Mexico’s Pacific coast formed long ago by volcanic activity, the archipelago are two formations of uninhabited islands– long island and round island.

Dominated by large caves and cliffs, that protects coral reef, multicolored tropical fishes, enjoy the great submarine world and its myriad of tropical fishes.

Our Snorkeling adventure is different from the other trips! , we only take small groups (10-12 travelers the most) and our trip is really focused on snorkeling and enjoying the beauty of the islands. Discover great beaches and beautiful scenery amongst blue footed boobies and other wildlife.

Includes: 4 ½  hrs motorboat,  Port Fee,  Snorkeling gear, Sodas, Juices, Granola bars and Deli Baguette, Marine Park Entrance and conservation Fee with a $5USD value.



Cost: $72USD
Departs: Ecotours de Mexico at Marina Vallarta, Proa street # 20 at 8:30am
Return: Participants will be returned at the Marina Vallarta Ecotours office at 1:00pm.

Join our team of biologists in an unforgettable experience with our planet’s most lovable creatures, Dolphins. We may encounter females with their newborns, a small group foraging for food, trios, pairs or even groups of several dolphins gathered together, swimming quietly, leaping, bow surfing or giving us a show. If there´s an opportunity and depending on the dolphin behavior you may swim with them. Banderas Bay has many beautiful and unique snorkeling spots. Depending on the sea conditions our crew will choose the best spot so you can enjoy the wonderful underwater world with its great variety of multicolored tropical fish.

Includes: Lecture & Video about Dolphins, 3 ½ hrs motorboat, Port fee, Snorkeling gear, Sodas, Juices, Granola bars and Deli Baguette.



Destination: Guadalajara Tequila & Tlaquepaque
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Price: $330USD per person

Please include number of persons and your pick-up point. Minimum 6 people per group, based on three double rooms. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Departure: 8:00am from hotel lobby

Return: Participants will be returned at the hotel.

Visit Tequila, San Jose del Refugio factory and Tlaquepaque: Art galleries and shops! Historic district walking tour.

On our way to Guadalajara we can stop in the town of Tequila, Jalisco for a tour of the world famous Casa Herradura-Hacienda San Jose del Refugio for a 90 minute tour of the Hacienda, tequila factory and tasting area. The Casa Herradura produces “El Jimador” Tequila among others and is one of the most famous brands in Mexico. (entrance fees not included)

After the Tequila Tour we suggest to swing into Tlaquepaque for some serious shopping at the coolest shops, boutiques, markets and art galleries for everything from decor, to home furnishing, leather goods, clothes or whatever else you fancy. Next stop is the hotel of your choice (upon availability) where we will check in and relax.

The rest of the night is free time, your guide will tell you all about the different choices of restaurants.

Breakfast next morning is available starting at 7:00 AM when the restaurant opens. We will meet in the lobby for a walking tour (included but optional) of the sites in the Centro/Historical district and get you oriented with the area. We will visit the Cathedral, the Government building with Orozco murals, plazas, Mercado and more. The tour is about 90 minutes, so you can use this time to keep walking with the map provided and explore the Hospicios de Cabañas (with the amazing murals by Jose Clemente Orozco) and the Mercado San Juan de Dios, the largest market in Latin America.

We will have a stop on the way for lunch (lunch not included). We will arrive in Vallarta around 6:00 -7:00 PM. We will drop off everyone at their original pick-up point.

All of these rates includes all taxes and fees, one nights of hotel, breakfast for each night of the tour (1 or 2 per person), all costs for private transportation like gasoline, bilingual private certificated guide /driver. The pick up and drop off will be right at your hotel.

Not included in the tour: personal expenses, other meals than breakfast, and in case you decide to go to Tequila the entrance fee for the distillery is not included.  Please do be aware that we do have to check availability at the hotels and vehicles and guides.

*Transportation will take place in a car, Mini-Van, Van, Mercedes Sprinter or bus, depending on the final number of people. All our vehicles are fully insured and have a/c. Our guides are all certified by the Administration of Tourism. Tour is in English.


Ecotours de Mexico is delighted to offer ICMMPA 4 delegates a special 10% discount on selected 1 day tours. This discount applies to the tours below:

Destination: Puerto Vallarta
Duration: Half day (2 hrs plus shuttle time)
Price: 80USD per person.
Tour: Everyday

Departure: Insurgentes street # 379 Downtown. With different time to choose from 8:40 am / 9:40am / 10:40am/ 12:40pm
Prepare to feel the most adrenaline! Feel the wind in your face and butterflies in your stomach as you go flying full speed at 200 meters above the river, among treetops, enjoying the majestic scenery of the CANOPY surroundings; a place where adventure has only one name and the special guest is you. Ahh! I almost forgot… don’t say I didn’t tell you, WE WILL CLOSE THIS ADVENTURE ABOARD SOME CUTE AND FLIRTY MULES.
Include: Transportation to the main spot, Welcome drink, 11 zip lines, Mule ride, Water during excursion, Tequila tour
Recommendations: Light clothing and comfortable closed toed shoes, insect repellent, extra cash for souveniers, photo and video.

Destination: Cabo Corrientes beach (Caletas)
Duration: Half day (5 hrs)
Price: 129 usd per person.
Tour: Monday to Saturday

Departure: Afternoon at Marine Terminal of Puerto Vallarta, extra charge Port fee $30 pesos.

View of the beautiful Malecon in Puerto Vallarta.

An enchanting evening with a mystical and cultural performance and romantic, sea-side dining experience at an exclusive and private retreat.

Scenic tour on a catamaran along the beautiful south coast of the bay towards the Las Caletas. By night is transformed into a magical paradise - and the perfect setting for our exclusive evening excursion, Rhythms of the Night - an amazing journey that will transport you to a spiritual land that time forgot.

Alluring ambiance with torch-lit walkways and candle-lit tables. And Extraordinary performance at a pyramid theater set amidst the jungle.

What's Included: A fantastic sunset cruise, open bar, superb candelight dinner and a contemporary dance show at the pyramid amphitheater.
We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket or sweater with you.

Destination: San Blas
Duration: Full Day (10 hours)
Price: $95USD
Departure: From the lobby of the hotel
Return: Participants will be returned at the hotel.

On the way to San Blas we’ll explore the beautiful scenery, stop at a fruit and candy stand and make our way to La Tovara for a scenic tour of the sanctuary. Here we’ll see amazing wildlife, such as birds, turtles, crocodiles and amazing flora and fauna. Next we’ll go to a crocodile farm, have a drink at a jungle restaurant and then visit a Spanish Fort with a magnificent view of San Blas and the Pacific Ocean, then lunch on a great beach.

Included: Transportation and guiding, soft drinks and water, boat trip, entrance fee to fort.
Not included: Lunch (apro x 10US per person), tips.

Valid for Travel: 5th -26th November 2016

Client must quote: “Marine Mammals Protected Areas Conference”


To make a Booking Contact Ecotours de Mexico:

Open 7 days from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Email your request or booking to: Noriela Andrade at noriela@ecotoursvallarta.com

Or visit the staff at the registration desk who will assist you with your booking