18 years and older only program


Beyond its beautiful beaches and fabulous weather, the South offers a wealth of authentic travel opportunities. So we’ve put together a collection of out-of-the-ordinary experiences to complement your dream vacation.

When you book an Experience Collection Escapade package, you’ll spend the first few nights at an all-inclusive resort, set off for two days and one night at a traditional, local hotel outside the resort without the inconvenience of checking out, then return to your resort for the remainder of your stay.

It’s a wonderful way to discover local life, get up close and personal with nature or simply explore the lush countryside!


San Sebastian del Oeste escapade

First Day:

Depart Puerto Vallarta in the morning. Enjoy the scenery and observe rural life in Mexico as you wind through the mountain roads on your way to San Sebastian del Oeste, one of Mexico’s “magical towns”. Nestled in the Sierra Madre, this 17th
century mining village of 600 residents has retained its colonial architecture and enchanting essence, and is a living museum untouched by time. You’ll see all the local sights, including a museum, a church, an ancient prison, a fort once used for storing gold and a coffee plantation. Stop at a traditional restaurant and savour authentic Mexican cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to explore this peaceful town and its cobblestone plaza. Take part in a cooking workshop at your hotel and enjoy your creation for dinner.

Overnight in San Sebastian del Oeste. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Second Day:

After breakfast, tour a tequila and moonshine distillery before returning to your resort in Puerto Vallarta. (Breakfast)



Any Transat Holidays hotel in Puerto Vallarta


Hacienda Matel:
Enjoy the picturesque surroundings and magical ambience of this traditional hacienda, for a taste of Mexico as it once was.


Departures 2015 : Tuesdays January 20, February 17, March 17

*Other Tuesday departures between January 13 and April 29, 2015, are on request, subject to a minimum of people.


  • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner as specified
  • Luggage may be left in your room at the all-inclusive resort while you are out and about
  • Be sure to pack a day bag with sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, a swimsuit, a warm change of clothes, a hat, comfortable walking shoes, a camera and cash for souvenir shopping
  • The date of your Escapade will be indicated on your hotel voucher