Vaarta Adventures Canopy Tour and Rhythms of the Night

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A kiss for luck....

David and I set out early to go to the Vallarta Adventures canopy tour.  We got there early and I began looking through the gift shop......  I was surprised that I couldn't find anything I needed.  The Vallara Adventures have quite a few different tours available: Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Dolphin Encounters, Canopy Tours, Swimming with Dolphins,, America Cup, Jeep Safari, Rhythms of the Night, Snorkling adventures,Kayaking,  Sierra Madre Jeep Tours and Las Caletas (home of John Huston the director or Night of the Iguana).  Many of the things in the store were for other adventures than the one we chose.  We were directed to an area to wait for our "guide".   The guide was great.... he was a comedian who obviously loved people and his job.

We rode 45 minutes in the open back of a Mercedes all terrain vehicle.

David and I: ready to go to the canopy
  We bounced along and laughed and talked.  The guide pointed out a grade school as the college the guides were all required to attend for their six year degree.  Just a short ways up the road was a prison that was a reception center for prisoners before they are assigned to different prisons....  He said that's where they practice sprinting and jumping high walls and practice dodging bullets...   He pointed out huge ficus trees and told us about the traditional "day of the dead" celebration.  He was really a lot of fun to listen to.  He noticed my travbuddy shirt and asked what it was... I told him about the Travbuddy site.  He was happy to hear that we would be writing up a review on the adventure.

The Canopy Adventure Tour was wildly beyond our expectations.

David ready to go
... It was safe, fun, unusual and it was a real thrill to be on the zip lines.  David and I loved it.  Afterwards we were given free fruit and drinks.  We looked at the pictures available and bought many of them...  we couldn't take our camera so they had a photographer follow us and take pictures at different areas.....   I certainly didn't have any problem remembering to smile ...  We had so much fun!  We sat at the Vallarta Adventure Reception center and had a hamburger and fries.  They were excellent.  We had also gotten a fruit plate and we fed fruit to the half tame iguanas wandering on the sidewalks.

When we got back to the motel we found Linda and Ray next to the pool.  We sat and had a Margarita and told them what a great time we had.

sylvia in Travbuddy shirt...
  Linda is afraid of heights and couldn't imagine have a good time zipping through space.... Ray thought it sounded fun.  We had bought tickets to a dinner shot that night so we ran up to our rooms to change.  When they came down to the lobby David and I had discovered the side wall was all hand painted with a leaf pattern.  We thought it was wall paper.  Linda and I had our picture taken with a huge fake iguana outside ....

We returned to the Vallarta Adventure  for the Rhythms of the Night and discovered David and I didn't have the required receipt for admittance.  David ran back to the motel and ransacked it.  He was gone a long time and returned very sad as he could not find it.  It was five minutes before the boat left, David told them we would purchase the tickets again and get a refund the next day.

Coming across...
  The young lady made a call to the manager and they allowed us to go onto the boat as they had our names (!!)   We rushed onto the boat and found Linda and Ray sipping a Margarita...  The boat was quite full of laughing, talking people.  The "cruise director" Allen, danced around serving drinks and clearing glasses.  There was a huge amount of crackers, fruit, vegetables and cheese.   We saw people go by with their plates stacked high....(  uh, hello, did you know we are going to have dinner when we arrive???  apparently they forgot...  I'll bet they were stuffed at the end of the night. ) 

The boat ride was fun overall.   The pilot threw pieces of fruit to the sea gulls and they caught it in mid air.

He's a little more serious about it
  that was amazing to see.  ...  I got about 2 million photos... why.... I don't know....  I think it might have been something in the drinks.... We followed the coast line.  We could see the town, road and areas we visited the day before on the city tour.   

We arrived just at dusk  and the docks and pathways were lit by torches.... it was really romantic and great to see.  As we walked I took quite a few photos... Linda and Ray walked ahead of us.   I used the restroom and we went to the stadium area to get seats.  We could see Linda and Ray sitting in the second rows and we got seats on the end about 8 rows up.  I asked about an open area on the side but it was reserved.

looking back at the boat docks
   Just before the show started the area opened and we moved down near the front.  The show was a ballet modern dance that had elaborate costumes.   It was surprisingly short : we estimated between 30 and 45 minutes.  No pictures were allowed during the dance.  

After the dance we ate and returned to the boat.  It moved right along.  David and I sat on the top of the boat and sang along with the oldies that were playing.  I hadn't heard some of them in years.  The pilot changed the songs to some jumpy modern ones that no one seemed to know.  Then about 10 minutes before we landed they played a few more oldies.... sort of a group karoke night.

Voodoo drummers on a beautiful beach
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We caught a cab back to the motel and arrived at the motel after midnight.....  We realized it was Ray's birthday so we went to the bar to have a toast....   Another wonderful day ended.       

 

 

jenn79 says:
You are so brave for going on the ziplines! We are going to book the Rhythm of the night tour as well, I hear the ambiance is wonderful!
Posted on: Sep 03, 2016
Koralifix says:
Sounds and looks like a fun day :) Great blog!
Posted on: Jan 26, 2009
ejames01 says:
You guys do so much together. You emjoy life!!!
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
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A kiss for luck....
A kiss for luck....
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David and I: ready to go to the c…
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David ready to go
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sylvia in Travbuddy shirt...
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Coming across...
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He's a little more serious about it
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looking back at the boat docks
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Voodoo drummers on a beautiful be…
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Sylvia and Linda with the Iguana
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Whooo Hooo.... Flying
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Yep.... can't stop grinning..
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David on Zip Line
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wayyy up and still smiling
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At the tarzan swing...
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Landing after the swing
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David wanted to twirl...
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He was still twirling when he got…
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Go David ! ....
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David screamed down...
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David Rapelling down fast...
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Sylvia Rapelling down
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Still coming down...still laughing.
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David taking off
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Whizz.... he came down fast..
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Arriving quickly..
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Fighting the giant Plasticus Iguana
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dancing with the Monkey... everyo…
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Looking at the wharf as we went o…
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rock scenery
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Rock top... lots and lots of bird…
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birds escorting the boat
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big big birds flying...
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Looking through the rock
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People walking from the boat to t…
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the bay of Yapala... where Rhythm…
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decoration on our table
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the boats in the dark
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Linda and Ray
Linda and Ray
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