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Jungle River Adventure

On the downstream side of the bridge over Estero San Cristóbal, our boat would take you up the Río Tovara, a side channel that winds about a mile downstream into the jungle.

The channel quickly narrows into a dark tree-tunnel, edged by great curtain-like swaths of mangrove roots. Big Snowy Garza (egrets) peer out from leafy branches; startled turtles slip off their soggy perches into the river, while big submerged roots, like gigantic pythons, bulge out of the inky water. Riots of luxuriant plants-White Lilies, Green Ferns, Red Romelia Orchids hang from the trees and lines that banks.

Finally you reach Tovara Springs, which well from the base of a verdant cliff. On one side a bamboo-sheltered palapa restaurant serves refreshments, on the other families picnic in a hillside pavilion. In the middle, everyone jumps in and paddles in the clear, cool water.

The more leisurely three-hour trip allows more chances (especially in the early morning) to spot a jaguar or crocodile, or a giant boa constrictor hanging from a limb (no kidding). The boatmen are very professional; they will go slowly and keep a sharp lookout.

In light of the possible wildlife-watching rewards, trip prices are very reasonable.

Discover La Tovara Jungle River Tour

* Bilingual Tour Guides
* Purified Water
* Transport to/from Hotel or Tlaquepaque  (Departure place)
* Time for lunch (on your own)
MXN  1130
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Departures Daily Departures: Monday - Sunday
What time? From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where we depart from? We pick you up at your hotel or private address in the Guadalajara Metro area
Where we drop off? Our bus drops off only at down town hotels, Minerva, Expo and Plaza del Sol Hotels
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