Mexico: Wildlife Safari Tour SQ01

8 Days From £0 (1,595 USD)

A unique eight day expedition, exploring the Mayan World. Discover unique wildlife species and participate in conservation projects of the protected areas of the Mayan jungle, reef and wetlands.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Cancun, Mexico
End Location: Cancun, Mexico
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: August 2011
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Members of International Ecotourism Society, Mexican Association of Adventure Travel and Ecotourism
Years In Business: 14

A unique eight day expedition, exploring the Mayan World. Discover unique wildlife species and participate in conservation projects of the protected areas of the Mayan jungle, reef and wetlands. Some of the activities that are included are: kayaking, biking, snorkeling, hiking in the jungle, visiting Mayan sites and snorkeling with whale sharks or sailfish.

Trip Highlights
-Snorkel hrough the ocean lanes inside the barrier reef used by ancient Mayan traders.
-Snorkel the area's reefs with amazing animals such as Whale Sharks or Sailfish.
-Participate in the marine turtle conservation project in México and watch marine turtles come out to lay their eggs as well as to release the new born.
-Bicycle through the amazing Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve jungle, home to more than 345 species of birds, 100 mammals and a wide diversity of plants and animals. more than 1.5 million acres of the Sian Ka´an reserve are protected.
-Walk through the ruins, and climb the temples of Tulum, Cobá and other Mayan sites that reveal the engineering genius and the worldview of the ancient Mayan cities that ruled southeast México and Central America.
-Discover the fantastic underground rivers (cenotes) with crystal clear waters full with stalagmites and stalactites.
-Hike in the jungle to discover unique species such as the spider monkey and many others.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Comfortable and safe transportation with AC.
-Professional, bilingual guide.
-All activities mentioned in the itinerary.
-Admission fees to the Mayan sites and protected areas.
-Maps and Equipment.
-Breakfast (7 days) and non-alcoholic beverages.
-Accommodation (7 nights). Lodging in: 2 nights in the Ojo de Agua Hotel (or similar), 1 overnight in the Sian ka'an research station inside Sian ka'an biosphere reserve, 1 overnight in Club Med Coba, 2 nights in the Faro Viejo hotel (or similar) on Holbox island, 1 overnight in the Rey del Caribe hotel (or similar)

Excludes
-Flights
-Personal expenses like: laundry, phone calls, souvenirs.
-Alcoholic beverages.
-Breakfast on day 1, lunches and dinners.
-Tips.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival in Cancun: Tour will be welcomed by your professional naturalist guide. Transfer to your hotel in Puerto Morelos. Briefing about the activities, our security and other important information.
Day 02. Botanical Garden and Night Snorkeling: After breakfast in your hotel boat trip to your own private spot in the reef. Here, you will find a wide diversity of corals and fish like the impressive barracudas, angelfishes or grunts. Evenings walk through the Botanical Garden in Puerto Morelos in order to learn about the Mayan plants and trees while observing awesome Spider Monkeys. Optional night snorkeling in the reef.
Day 03. Tulum and Sian Ka’an: After breakfast in your hotel discover the archaeological site of Tulum. Afterwards snorkel in the amazing Grand Cenote with its crystal clear water. The cenote is full of stalagmites and stalactites. In the evening departure to the Research Station of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. During the summer months: Enjoy a special night hike at the beach in order to see and participate in the marine turtle project where you can even adopt a turtle. During the winter months: Enjoy a special night kayaking tour in the wetlands in search of crocodiles.
Day 04. Bird Watching and Coba: Begin the day with an optional Bird Watching hike. After breakfast in your hotel go on a bike expedition through the reserve in order to discover its unique wildlife. In the afternoon departure to Coba. Explore the lagoon’s crocodiles during a fascination night hike.
Day 05. Coba and Rio Lagartos: Begin the with an optional Bird Watching hike. After breakfast in your hotel departure to the Rio Lagartos Reserve in order to enjoy observation of wildlife such as pink flamingos and other exotic animals. Overnight in the San Felipe area.
Day 06. Ek Balam, Holbox and Cancun: Early departure to see the local Mayan community of Ek Balam. Learn about some of their interesting projects. Follow to the Island of Holbox where a boat trip will let you discover wildlife in the area. Overnight in Cancun.
Day 07. During summer months: Whale Shark Tour: After breakfast in your hotel enjoy a fantastic boat trip in order to snorkel with the biggest fish in the world, the amazing but harmless Whale Shark. Back to Cancun to relax and enjoy the beach in the afternoon. During winter months: Sailfish Adventure: After breakfast in your hotel enjoy a fantastic boat trip in order to snorkel with one of the fastest fish in the world, the amazing Sailfish. Back to Cancun to relax and enjoy the beach in the afternoon.
Day 08. Departure from Cancun: End of the tour. After breakfast in your hotel transfer to the airport in Cancun.