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From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

1. From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

After pickup, on the way to Tulum, learn from your guides about the sea turtles and diverse marine life of the Great Mayan Reef, as well as the unique natural conditions of the cenotes. In Tulum, snorkeling equipment is provided and as you head out on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, you get a rare view of the impressive Mayan city of Tulum. Swim with sea turtles, and admire the colorful Mesoamerican reef, full of fish and wonderful corals. After your scuba dive, it’s time for a snack and a drive to Chikin-ha. There, explore the fantastic underground world of caverns and natural sinkholes as you visit cenotes. In some of the cenotes, enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal-clear waters, surrounded by natural scenery. Last, experience a guided tour by foot of the last cenote to discover stalactites, stalagmites, sacred plants, and learn about the rituals of the ancient Mayans.

Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

2. Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

Enjoy an amazing bird watching experience in the Mayan jungle, and observe a wide variety of bird species at the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Morelos. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen at 06:00 (07:00 for hotels in Tulum), transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Puerto Morelos to observe unique birds on a hike through the jungle. Certified naturalist guides will provide interesting information about the Yucatan Peninsula's different bird species, as well as the area's ecosystems along the way. Migratory birds can be found in Mexico twice a year. As they escape the cold winters of the north, they cross the Gulf of Mexico on a journey of some 800-1,000 kilometers. The Yucatan Peninsula is the first stop on their journey to Central America, providing a unique opportunity to see them at rest in and around Puerto Morelos. A portion of the profits from this tour is donated to projects that protect the Mayan culture, and promote sustainable and responsible eco tourism.

From Playa del Carmen: Private Temazcal Ceremony

3. From Playa del Carmen: Private Temazcal Ceremony

Your English-speaking LOCAL EXPERT will be waiting for you at your HOTEL or AIRBNB lobby with a smile at 3:30 pm in PLAYA DEL CARMEN. We can change the pickup time if you wish but we recommend these times because we want that you experience the Mayan ceremony at sunset. Tonight, you will clean your body, you will clear your mind and you will free your spirit. You will experience the cosmic energy and reconnect with yourself and with mother earth. Tonight, you will reincarnate. Your local expert will answer ALL your questions, he will also give you space to relax and connect with this experience. The van has plenty cold bottles of WATER for you to take. We will arrive in a local Mayan community that we nicked named “Chukum”. Here, we will step out of the van and we will equip ourselves with our premium quality snorkel equipment and some proof water lamps. To access the cave, we will walk through a small hole in the floor of the jungle, a window into the underground and a door to the Mayan Underworld. We will snorkel in the depths of the jungle to get to know its roots and mysteries; you will see incredible rock formations as you slide through underground tunnels. This is an amazing way to start this mystical experience. If you are more adventurous ask your guide to take you to the secret back side of the cave! Our guide will make you feel SAFE and PROTECTED at ALL TIMES, if you don’t know how to snorkel he will teach you and even if you are a pro he will give you the best tips to make your experience better. From the cave, we will drive for 10 minutes through the jungle and we will reach neighbor Mayan community of Sonia. As we arrive, you will see the Shaman and the fire warrior (his assistant) making the last arrangement for your ceremony. But before starting, your local expert will show you one of their houses. You will learn their customs and you will see the instruments that they use in their daily life. When you are ready, start your walk to the circle of fire, this is the place where the Shaman will captivate you with his wisdom and good wishes in a lovely ceremony. The Shaman is an authentic Mayan shaman and does not speak English, so your local expert will be the translator. The ceremony is a moment of reflection. After the ceremony, the Shaman will ask you to enter the Temazcal. In the darkness you will hear the Shaman chanting and suddenly you will see the fire warrior bringing red burning stones into the Temazcal. When the ceremony ends and the door is opened, the shaman will wipe your sweat by pouring warm water into your body with a jar, from there you will go down to a cenote and while your body is still hot from the Temazcal you will jump into the cool water of the cenote. Lastly the Mayans have prepared dinner and a charming atmosphere under the sounds of the jungle and the light of the candles, a perfect closing of a magical night.

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An incredible and unforgettable experience. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to experience something different and special. Our guide Gonzalo was very kind and took us to the best corners. We started by visiting the reef and saw different types of fish. And after that visit the adventure began… we began to interact with large manta rays and then two turtles visited us. It was incredible!! We still continue with the emotion of the moment. The captain and deckhand were very helpful and made the experience a dream. After this great experience, we visited three cenotes and swam in two of them, always accompanied by Gonzalo, who took some incredible photos of us. The cenotes were very different: in one of them the bottom was a large cave that was impressive. The open had a beautiful marine fauna and flora. During the trip the driver was also very helpful: he offered us drinks and snacks and left us a charger for our camera. They were also very punctual. 100% recommended!!

This was the absolute best tour if you are interested in birds at all. My husband’s hobby is bird photography and this was probably his favorite part of our honeymoon. The driver, Axel, and the guide, Lope, were professional and very friendly! We ended up seeing 52 different bird species in the morning and were provided a delicious homemade breakfast. If we were back in the Cancún area I am sure we would do the tour again!

It was a great tour! Very nice and competent guide! The driver drove very well and conscientiously! We saw several turtles and even manta rays! Visiting the cenotes was super cool! Crystal clear water and lots of colorful fish!! I can highly recommend the tour!!!

José Gill an excellent guide and birder. It’s a long trek but at a good pace. About 45 species seen. Highlight seeing a red capped manakin. Take lots of water. Mosquitoes are plentiful!

Lugo was extremely knowledgeable and determined for us to see as many local birds as possible. Noe was an excellent driver and took really good care of us.