Nature lovers have a great selection of jungle hikes and walks which will take you through the lush tropical jungles around the Garza Blanca Preserve. There are three main hiking tours on offer for Hotel Mousai guests: Hiking 1, Hiking 2 and Let’s Go to the River. All of these take you along the amazing trails that loop around the most scenic parts of the preserve. You’ll be able to see various types of flora and fauna, taste wild fruits and berries and even learn a little about how to identify poisonous plants and recognize bird songs.
All hiking and jungle tours start in the Lobby where your guide will meet you. You’ll then take a golf cart to the very edge of the Garza Blanca Preserve and begin a pleasant and gentle hike under the guidance of the knowledgeable and personable staff at Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta.
The Hiking 1 tour is the shorter of the two hiking tours at Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta at 1 hour and 45 minutes, and is a great choice for those who want a short, gentle jaunt. You’ll learn about the birds of the area and get to try some edible flora that grows on site.
Hiking 2 follows the same track as Hiking 1 initially, but continues on for a further 45 minutes to a stunning waterfall where, depending on the season, you can take a relaxing dip as a little reward for all your hard work (and to cool down!). If you are staying in Puerto Vallarta during Whale season (November through March) you’ll also be taken to a viewing deck to see if you can spot some on the horizon.
Let's Go to the River (seasonal). Those who like to swim and snorkel will love this seasonal trip. You start by trekking into the mountains on the edge of the resort ground to a wonderful riverside spot where you can swim and bask in the sunlight. On your way you’ll see lots of animals and plants, and your guide will point out which plants are edible. Your guide will also be happy to answer any of the questions you have.
The river trip is a guaranteed way to have a great day in the embrace of the jungle. We highly recommend taking this trip if its available during the season of your stay.
- Meet in the Lobby
- From 1hr 30 mins - 2hrs 30mins (see description for details)
- Every day (rotating program)
- Dress Code
- Comfortable clothes, sneakers or walking shoes
- Insect repellent, sunscreen and drinking water (towel and swimsuit for Hiking 2)