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Mayan Backroads: Biking Tour

Product ID: 170005
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Learn about modern Mayan culture and traditions, cycle between rural villages on quiet roads and forest trails and hike the jungle reserve of Punta Laguna looking for wild monkeys. This tour offers an authentic insight into traditional Mayan living.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Bike on quiet roads and jungle paths
  • Hike, canoe and zipline in Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
  • Observe wild spider and howler monkeys
  • Partake in a cultural exchange with rural Mayan communities
  • Enjoy delicious home made food from a Mayan farm
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A magical biking tour that takes you into the forests and cornfields of the Mayan communities of Yucatan and the wonderful Punta Laguna nature reserve, home to the largest population of wild monkeys in the area.

You will meet genuinely sustainable communities that have been living off the land for generations, growing their own food and using the natural resources of the jungle to build their homes. You will then hike through the jungle as part of a community run conservation initiative that is the best place to see wild monkeys and other jungle wildlife in northern Yucatan.

The scenery consists of lush forest, inhabited by abundant wildlife of the region including monkeys, deer, coati, birds, reptiles, insects, felines and much more. The jungle is full of life and the sounds of nature and our trails take you into the heart of this vibrant ecosystem. You will ride, hike, paddle, swim & relax, connecting with the natural world and a people who live in harmony with it. By moving through the varying landscape of roads, trails, organic gardens, traditional homes, this is an active and inspiring means to discover the Mayan world.
  • Quality Mountain bike & helmet
  • Professional Guide
  • Punta Laguna Nature Reserve activities (Monkeys, canoeing, zip-line, swimming)
  • Visit to a rural homestead in the jungle
  • All Entry fees and equipment
  • Traditional Lunch at a Mayan Home
  • Refreshments, Water & Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within immediate Tulum area (extra charge applies if outside)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside immediate Tulum area at extra cost

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The distance covered is approximately 12km with plenty of stops
Suitable for any adult comfortable on a bike and teenagers over 12
For bookings that include children under 12 (min 8 years old), we can organize a private tour at extra cost (excluding groups of 6 people or more when the tour will be at normal price)

From US$ 155 per person