Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7.5 hours
Spend an evening exploring the exciting Xplor Fuego Park from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM, and take advantage of the 6 hours to take part in the dizzying array of activities the park has to offer. Drive the 3.1-mile circuit with a special amphibian vehicles, paddle through 580 yards of underground caves on a raft, and fly through the air with the park's thrilling 9-zipline circuit. Afterwards, swim along 430 yards of crystal-clear water in the Stalactite River Swim, and take breaks to relax in the lovely hammock rest area, enjoying the buffet and unlimited drinks at your disposal. All equipment needed throughout the tour is provided, leaving you worry-free and ready to enjoy yourself on whatever activity strikes your fancy.
In addition to thrilling zip lines, mud-driving, paddling and swimming adventures, this truly spectacular cave setting is its own amazing exhibit, to & from all activities - what a killer night adventure for the whole family! The included dinner buffet was deeeeevine, a true smorgasbord for all pallettes. A few HINTS: bring towels and dry clothes (lockers included); bring $$ and/or your credit card - you WILL WANT that $58 photo package...and take lots of pix at the camera sites to be sure you'll have many to choose from (you can only view/download to a laptop, NOT on your mobile device, not explained clearly, but worth the wait!), and there are several gift shops; wear good walking/wet shoes (or sneakers you don't mind getting wet), there is a LOT of walking between activities, especially in zip line towers. Xplor at night ROCKED!
Begin your tour with pickup in Cancún, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, or Tulum. Hop in the shuttle bus and head to the Selvatica jungle zip line park. Alternatively, choose an option without pickup and make your own way to the park. Once there, take an adrenaline-pumping ride on 10 world-class zip lines. Unleash your primal Tarzan yell on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, the ultimate jungle ride. At the end of the circuit, you'll find the Aqua-zip. This zip line is optional, so you decide if you want to finish dry or get soaked. After your zip line experience, jump in a special safari truck and be transported to a private for cenote for a swim. A cenote is a naturally formed water hole and is the perfect way to freshen up and relax. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours and concludes with drop-off at your starting location.
The local staff were friendly and accommodating - but you feel a bit rushed during the registration process, if you are running late, probably because they want to cram in as many into a single group! The facilities overall are well maintained and the safety features for the Zipline etc. are top notch ! We would not recommend eating there, you are better off taking a packed lunch.
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The experience was something amazing. Worth every cent. The animals are majestic and to see them in their natural habitat was epic. I went about a week ago and still talk about it to anyone that will listen. Will definitely go again. Tour guides were great. TAKE THE SEA SICKNESS PILL. We had some guests get sea sick and messed up their experience. Thank you Jose for the info. Very knowledgeable guides.
Having Collin as a guide was already the first main prize that day. The guy does his job more than great, always trying and helpful. This experience to snorkel with the whale shark is a great feeling and luckily nobody can ever take it away from me. I am happy to have seen it !!!
We loved our guide Ricardo. My daughter Brittney was able to have a great experience for her 18th birthday with the whale shark
Very good from the timely pick up in front of your hotel, the kind and helpful guide, swimming with whale sharks is magical.
Great experience. We were even able to swim with a manta ray and dolphins!