Mexico Tours 2019-06-14T16:01:30+00:00

Welcome to Beyond Vallarta Tours

Beyond Vallarta Tours is based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and specializes in customized in-depth tours of Mexico, Guatemala and soon to be announced– Colombia. Beyond Vallarta Tours has just celebrated it’s 12 Anniversary..

Jeana Dunphy, owner and director, brings her 20 year career as a tour director and her 50 plus years of Mexico travel, as well as her passion for the natural beauty and culture of Mexico, to each tour. Personally selecting each destination and all aspects of the tour, Jeana accompanies each journey, along with the services of a local guide.

Explorations, excursions and activities are planned daily but believing in the joy of discovery, ample free time is always available to personally savor the character of the destination.

Any great holiday combines remarkable sites and superb comfort. Accommodations are carefully chosen for comfort, central locations and to experience a taste of the local color.

Believing that cuisine is an essential part of travel, all Beyond Vallarta Tours enjoy celebratory dinners and cocktail receptions.

All tours are limited in the number for the maximum enjoyment of the guests.

In Memory of Patricio

For those who traveled with me to Chiapas I know you will remember our guide; Patricio Ruiz Murphy.

I am so sad to say that Patricio died on St Patrick’s Day—he had just turned 50.

Patricio was an impressive presence with his height and always with his hat.  A wonderful storyteller, he could impart his vast knowledge without ever being boring.  He told of being taken by his Uncle Bishop Ruiz, into the Maya villages as a child and he never forget them. He was a passionate advocate for the indigenous people.

Calm and empathetic- filled with energy and life– we have lost an extraordinary man.

I have donated, from all of us at Beyond Vallarta Tours, to a fund for his children’s education. His daughter and son are both in college in Mexico City and Patricio was their sole support.

Latest Comments

The Yucatan is a vibrant, culturally significant area of monumental architecture and ancient civilizations. Such a rich and diverse area offers a multitude of opportunities for exploring. Jeana has put together a unique program that touches on so many facets of this complex environment. She did the work so that we were free to enjoy without the worry of logistics. Elegant hotels, world class restaurants, native tour guides and always a window seat on the bus! The days were full, but opportunities existed for personal time and the balance was perfect. The small group quickly became new friends on a first name basis and there was a special rapport that made traveling so much more than just sightseeing. I have memories of special friends, amazing light shows, little nooks and crannies, towering architecture and the Mayan Culture. Thank you, Jeana!
Linda Shepherd, Yucatan

Thanks jeana for a most delightful tour! Our guides were superb, accommodations excellent, itineraries were well organized and planned and the group was a wonderful mix.

It more than fulfilled our expectations!

We loved your thoughtful planning, and gracious receptions.

I hope our schedules allow us another trip with you.

Virginia and Cal Fox, Guatemala
Being a snow-bird in Mexico is delightful but traveling in Mexico is the frosting on the cake. Even better is traveling under the guidance of Beyond Vallarta Tours. Jeana scopes out the good and shares it with us. See Mexico with Beyond Vallarta Tours!”
Richard & Barbara Harper, BVTours travelers
Kim and I loved our trip to Copper Canyon with you. We think you should co-opt Bob Hope’s theme song “Thanks for the memories” for your web site. The trips you provide are chock -full of memories that last forever.
Mike & Kim Altman, Copper Canyon
Thank you for all you do for all of us. We would never be able to travel Mexico and Guatemala without your wonderful offers. We appreciate the great hotels and guides and the friendship with fellow travelers. Each experience has been different and educational as well as fun!
We are truly Jeana’s Junkies!”
Tommy and Nancy Patterson, Numerous Tours