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We´ll go to a local distillery and later, an Organic Coffee Factory. Our lunch stop will be in a regional restaurant with delicious food. In the town plaza, we’ll visit the main church built in the seventeenth century and Doña Conchita’s Museum as well as free leisure time look around its amazing stores and nostalgic architecture. Our certified guide will make it one of the most beautiful and unforgettable experiences of your life.
San Sebastián del Oeste is a little town with a lot of magic because its architecture, traditions and gastronomy. It’s located in the western part of Jalisco, close to Puerto Vallarta. Due the mountainous geography, this is a perfect place for the coffee harvest. 
The history of San Sebastián starts in 1542, when the Spanish conquerors found a couple of mines that will give economic wealth to the town. At its high point, San Sebastián had a population of around 20,000 people but in in the nineteenth century the mining boom was finished. 
For a while, San Sebastián was almost a ghost town, that’s why the old architecture and traditions were preserved. Now we can enjoy of it as an important touristic point in Jalisco: you have to visit the church of Saint Sebastian, Doña Conchita’s Museum, the main square with its beautiful gardens and the portals that surround it. 
If you’re hungry, this is the perfect place for taste some regional dishes like tamales, enchiladas, pozole, birria, chocolate with raicilla (distillate of agave), coffee and artisan candies made with guava or apple.
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

Sr. Miguel was our tour guide to San Sebastian from Riviera Tours. He has been a certified tour guide for more than 30 years and i shows. He has a unique command of facts about Mexico from pre-columbian times to modern days. he knew the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jaime T
Reviewed 1 June 2019

I did not have any of the issues with not being able to hear our guide or having problems with the bumpy road (I am scheduled for back surgery in July!). I found the town idyllic, lovely, and felt as if we stepped back to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JoycieMarie
Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

I had the most amazing time on this tour. Renato & Jorge were so knowledgeable and very nice and friendly. It made learning about the culture so interesting. The food we had for lunch was amazing, definitely authentic Mexican food, nothing like the stuff in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 March 2019

I will give this one more point than the last post but we were disappointed in several parts: We knew in advance that there would be about a two hour drive up into the mountain and that there was a fair bit of walking. What...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen H
customerservicemex, Guest Relations Manager at Riviera Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. We are pleased to know that you were happy with certain aspects and we are taking note of your observations to improve in the future.

Reviewed 3 March 2019

If you ever have ridden a Centro bus downtown Puerto Vallarta on cobbled streets, translate that to two hours each way to San Sebastián. My tailbone is still sore. I have wanted to go to San Sebastián for years and finally talked my wife into...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank amrjack
customerservicemex, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Riviera Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we apologize for your less than satisfactory experience.

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