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Old September 3rd, 2004, 08:10 PM
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Hi, Will be going to the Mexican Riviera on the Diamond Princess in January. Was wondering if anyone can suggest a combination of excursions to take in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas that would provide a good sampling of different activities (water, land, shopping, food, culture), and provide the best experience in each individual port.
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I would say the ideal sampler would be:

Puerto Vallarta -- Either the tequila tour, or a walking tour of downtown on your own. We find the best shopping here, and the Malecon is gorgeous for lunch with a view.

Mazatlan -- The Colonial Villages -- Concordia -- tour. Best way to see a traditional sampling of Mexico

Cabo - The glass bottom boat tour on the pier or the city tour

I'm curious to see what others say

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Hi Harry,
Thanks for your ideas!
I started checking them out - I saw two similar tours in Mazatlan -
1-Sierra Madre tour - which goes to Concordia and Copala - with lunch - and back to the Golden Zone for shopping, and -
2-Colonial Villages - which goes to Concordia, Malpica, and back to Mazatlan for the Papantla Flyers.

Now, I'm a foodie at heart and I anticipate checking out the Mexican fare at all three ports; however, if you say the Papantla Flyers are worth missing lunch for, I'll consider it. Which tour would you recommend as better? Thanks for your help!!
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Skip the flyers.

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Old September 21st, 2004, 11:42 AM
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MY FATHER WAS A PAPANTLA FLYER!!!!!!

OK i'm only kidding.

Well that's good to know. I was actually interested in seeing the papantla flyers.
Why do you say they're worth missing? what do they do anyway?

Also, sorry to hi-jack this post - but what do you think of the bull fighting demonstration?
Is that tour worth catching?
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on your post.

On the flyers, we saw 'em twice -- once the longer version and then an abbreviated one (which was better).

If I recall the Colonial Villages tour is the shorter one (and the one we took -- that's when I saw the abbreviated show, which was just about right in length).

The Sierra Madre tour was an all-day affair and started too early for my taste and I would end up too tired.

On a personal note, I would highly recommend using Frank of www.mazatlan-tours.com. He offers the villages tour on a an 8-passenger van. Very reasonable, and the smaller amount of people made it very enjoyable.

By the way, you can also see the flyers on teh Mazatlan city tour offered thru the cruiseline for a lower cost and an easy intro to Mazatlan.

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