Duration: 7 days
Category: Scientific, adventure and nature
Language: English and Spanish
Reptile insanity? In the Yucatan? – Yes! We want to show you a completely different, a real ancient side of the peninsula. And we mean ancient, as the dinosaurs not as the Mayan empire… Witness a fantastic wildlife experience in the Yucatan Peninsula to do some reptiles observation. Get to see some crocodiles in the lagoon and meet the snakes eating bats in the caves of Kantemo. Also you can swim with turtles in Akumal and see some iguanas and other reptiles while walking in the jungle. Experience this unique spectacle. Get into the wild with this one of a kind reptile tour!
The Yucatan peninsula in Mexico is famous for many things. Nature lovers usually know it because of the great diving in Cozumel or the Cenotes. Some will come to dive with Bull Sharks or swim with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks or even with Sailfish. Of course most of the people come only to lay in the sun, visit some eco-parks and spend some time at one of the beautiful beaches. The Yucatan Peninsula is home to over 180 species of reptiles and amphibians. This includes two species of crocodiles, three species of iguanas and many snake species. This is why we set up the ultimate nature tour in the peninsula with a scientific approach. No you can go on a one week long trip organized to find as many species of reptiles as possible. With a special attention to the following species:
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive and settle in hotel in Cancun.
Day 2: Crocodile search
Boat trip in the wetlands in search of crocodiles(Isla Blanca area). Night in Cancun.
Day 3: Crocodile search
Head to Cozumel, Punta Sur and searching for crocodiles and for giant Green Iguanas. Night in Hotel in Cozumel.
Day 4: Snorkel in the reefs of Cozumel
Morning snorkel on the great reefs of Cozumel (looking for turtles) then cross with the ferry and head to Kantemo where we are looking for the famous bat-eating snakes (in a cave). After nocturnal boat trip for more crocodiles. We spend the night in rustic accommodation.
Day 5: Snorkel in Akumal
Leaving Kantemo early to snorkel in Akumal – “The place of the turtle”. Head to a remote reserve where we will do a nocturnal walk looking for reptiles and amphibians. We spend the night in a hotel in Cancun.
Day 6: Free day
Day to relax and enjoy beach in Cancun
Day 7: Departure
End of this great tour. Transfer back to the airport.