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4 Things to Consider for your Whale Shark Tour in Cancun.

RIVIERA MAYA BIKE ADVENTURE MEXICO

 

EXPLORE THE MAYA CIVILIZATION OF THE CARIBBEAN IN ONE OF THE BEST BIKING TRAILS IN MEXICO

Information


Duration: 8 days
Category: Adventure, Nature & Culture
Language: English and Spanish

 

Bike through the Riviera Maya from the jungle to the thatched roof villages of the contemporary Mayan World!

 

Visit the archaeological sites of Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza and Muyil! These sites have their own history and mysteries, worth visiting as soon as possible.

 

Also you will be able to observe the amazing Yucatan Peninsula’s wildlife, such as different bird species and whale sharks. We have an amazing biodiversity and wonderful landscapes like:

  • Cenotes (fresh water sinkholes)
  • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (1.6 million-acre)
  • The world’s second largest coral reef

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival at Cancun airport

Arrival in Cancun: your tour will be welcomed by your professional naturalist guide. Transfer to your hotel in Cancun’s hotel zone where you will get a briefing about the activities, our security and other important information. Overnight in Cancun.

Day 2: Cancún – Isla Mujeres (20 miles/32 km)

After an early breakfast we will pedal to a small port and take a ferry to Isla Mujeres, where we will cycle around while soaking views of the Caribbean. Then we will take a boat trip to snorkel in the clear blue waters of the world´s second largest coral reef. Time for lunch before returning to Cancun and biking back to the hotel. A special lecture on coral reefs will be given in the evening. Overnight in Cancun.

Day 3: Tulum – Sian Ka’an – Tulum (22 miles/35 km)

We will leave the hotel after breakfast and travel by van to Tulum, an amazing archeological site overlooking the sea. Tulum is also known as Zama, which means ‘City of Dawn’. Tulum is the only Maya city located directly on the Caribbean Sea. Tulum may have served as a port city for the Maya site of Coba, as there is a sacred road connecting the two. After exploring Tulum we will pedal to Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve where you will have the chance to kayak in the wetlands. While having lunch in the reserve, you will also have the opportunity to learn about environmental technologies. Afterwards we will bike back to our beachfront hotel in the Tulum area.

Day 4: Tulum – Coba (40 miles/ 64 km)

This day will bring a variety of options along with a great ride. We will travel by bike to Coba, stopping on the way to snorkel in the amazing crystal waters of a Cenote. In the afternoon we will visit Coba’s famous archaeological site, which is believed to be one of the largest Maya cities of Yucatan. Coba is also called “stirred by the wind” because it is situated near four natural lakes. After visiting Coba’s archeological site we will take the van and bicycles and transfer to Valladolid colonial city. You may also attend a special lecture about the Maya culture. Overnight in Valladolid.

Day 5: Valladolid – Ek Balam (38 miles/61 km)

After breakfast we bicycle through a jungle path to Ek Balam’s archeological site and enjoy a great cenote. Once arrived at the site you will be learning about the culture of Ek Balam and enjoy diving in the crystal clear water of the cenote. After the activities we will turn back to Valladolid by bike. In the afternoon we will do a city tour through Valladolid seeing: murals, the museum of Valladolid and its cathedral. Valladolid is named for the capital of Spain at the time it was settled by Conquistadors. After Campeche and Merida, it is the third largest city on the Yucatan Peninsula. Overnight in Valladolid.

Day 6: Valladolid – Chichen Itza (38 miles/61 km)

After an early breakfast, we will pedal from the colonial city of Valladolid to the most important archaeological site of the Maya World: Chichén Itzá. The capital of the ancient Maya civilization has recently been declared of being one of the “Seven Modern Wonders of the World.” We will explore the mysteries of the Maya, visit the Temple of Kukulcan, also known as el Castillo and we will visit the Astronomical Observatory at Club Med Chichen. You may opt to attend a light and sound show in Chichén Itzá. We will end the day with a lecture on Chichen Itza and the Maya calendar where we will discuss theories about why the Maya said that 2012 would have been the end of the world. Overnight in Villas Arqueológicas.

Day 7: Xcaret – Cancun

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking a van ride to Xcaret, an archaeological and natural “theme park.” This park is famous for aquatic fun, educational sections and entertainment. Highlights are the park’s two rivers (one with underground tunnels), the aviary, the butterfly and mushroom farms, the aquarium, the turtle breeding and releasing area and outdoor performances. In between the different activities you can enjoy a midmorning or late afternoon snack on your own at any of the park’s various restaurants or snack stands. The evening entertainment is included in the admission. Furthermore we recommend attending the Mexican Fair at 6.00 pm as well as the fabulous folklore show that begins at 7.00 pm in the amphitheater of Xcaret. Overnight in Cancun (Marriot courtyard).

Day 8: Transfer to Cancun Airport
This is the end of the tour. After breakfast we will take you to Cancun Airport for the return flight home.

We Recommend Bringing

  • Cycling gear (helmet, pedals, thermos, etc)
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable insect repellent and sunblock
  • Hygienic personal stuff
  • Camera

Tour Includes

  • Land Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Equipment
  • Bilingual guide

Tour Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Bike rental ($100 USD/$ 1,650 MXN)
  • Helmet and bike shoes
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Dates

2016

09th – 16th November

2017

19th – 26th January



RIVIERA MAYA TOUR PRICE



 $ 1,495.00 USD ($ 28,405.00 MXN) per person based on double occupancy

BOOK

Single supplement $ 295 USD ($ 5,605.00 MXN)

From March to September, the Mexican Caribbean is home of one of the most amazing creatures of the world. The Whale Shark arrives to this harm waters to find food in this beautiful sea.

Thousands of tourists came here to enjoy this spectacular event and swim near the biggest fish of the ocean. You can find boats all along the shores of Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Holbox setting sails to the encounter with the wale shark.

For this reason, we would like to give you 4 Things to considerate for your whale shark tour in Cancun:

1)  The weather conditions:

Whale Shark tour in Cancun

Whale Shark tour in Cancun

Cancun, the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula in general it’s a tropical zone with rains all over the year, our climate change as fast as a blink. One day could be sunny and perfect for sailing and the next one with rain and wind! We recommend you to be informed about the weather conditions of the days you will be here on vacations so you can pick the best to take the tour. This process is very easy now with your smartphone and all the apps to skip a rainy day.

2) Seasick!

Whale Shark tour in Cancun

Whale Shark tour in Cancun

The seasick is a common thing in the boats trips during the whale shark tour, as we go a little far from the shore, the sea can be little active with waves and wind and some people get dizzy easy so we recommend you to have this on mind and take precautions. Dramamine it’s an option but so are some natural teas like ginger tea or chamomile tea. Even if you don’t get dizzy easy, take some of this is better, and it’s a natural option.

3) Protect Your Skin:

Whale Shark tour in Cancun

Whale Shark tour in Cancun

As we say, the weather can be bipolar, and the sunny days are really full of, well… SUN. For this reason, every precaution you can take for not get burn during the whale shark tour in Cancun is a must. In our recommendations are: bring a cap or hat, long sleeve shirts and sunscreen. With sunscreen it’s better to use biodegradable sunscreen because you will interact with the natural environment of the whale shark and a lot of species in the ocean.

4) Sleep well:

Whale Shark tour in Cancun

It doesn’t matter how many precautions you take to enjoy your whale shark tour in Cancun, if you don’t sleep well the night before; you’ll maybe have a bad time. We recommend you to sleep well because the tour time is 07:00 am or before and the trip is a little exhaustive.

This four recommendations, as you can read, are very simple but very helpful too! We’ll make everything to make the best experience for you but you can complete this with this recommendations.

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