Puerto Vallarta Zip-lining Excursion Reviews
Did the Canopy Adventure. Ziplining and Rappeling.... Had a blast... but beware you can't take pictures on the trip and they are fairly expensive.
After exiting the ship we purchased a zip lining tour from a tour company right inside the port gates. We found out that a family of six paid only paid $150 for the tour that my and my son paid $120 for! This family bought their tickets outside the port (they weren't on the ship) and they were Mexicans. That is the way it works right? Cruise passengers frequently pay more for tours!
I didn't care for the transportation up to El Eden. We rode on bench seats in the back of a truck! It wasn't safe at all!! But, thankfully we survived and most of all we survived 70 mile an hour zips over a river. I will not do this again!!! I did it for my 10 year old and can say we checked that box. They try to sell you very expensive photos at the end. It was quite a beautiful place but I wonder how many people have been hurt. It is very difficult to slow yourself down.
The canopy tour through Vallarta Adventures was the highlight of the trip. An absolute amazing experience and would do it again tomorrow. The guides were excellent and it was all about safety and having a good time.
DO NOT book with carnival as it is way more expensive. If you book directly with vallarta adventures it is $90 for the extreme tour. The only difference is you avoid the chaos at the port trying to get on shuttles and you take your own taxi to there office where everyone from the ship is heading . It is approx $2 per person and less than 5 minutes away. From the office you are taken on your excursion with the cruise people. When the excursion ends, if you booked with Carnival, they take you back to the boat, if you booked direct they take you back to the office. Since we were the only two people directly booked, they took us back to boat with the rest of the cruisers which was great.
The zip-lining adventure has a 45 minute drive on each end and the zip-lines are not as long as I had hoped. However, the scenery is beautiful and it is an experience. You can buy the photo package which is $60 for the cd with 4 photos printed on site.