Destination: Cancun-Riviera Maya

A Swim-Up Suite at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Day 1

Arrival to Cancun. Private Deluxe Transfer from Cancun’s International Airport to Fairmont Mayakoba.

Day 2

Your chauffeur will meet you int he hotel’s lobby for your private transportation to Punta Venado Caribbean Ecopark, located 45 minutes south from the hotel.

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Day 3

Enjoy a wonderful day sailing across the Caribbean and explore its deep crystal clear waters on private a snorkeling tour.

Day 4

Start your day with a privately guided visit to the Mayan archeological site of Tulum, uniquely perched on a cliff overlooking the dazzling Mexican Caribbean. Continue on to Tankah, a Mayan community set amidst tropical jungle and cool underground sink holes (Cenotes). You will fly across zip lines, row your canoe in one of the biggest open cenote of the area and enjoy some time to refresh and snorkel in a smaller one. Afterwords, interact with the community and a home cooked meal. The inhabitants of Tankah continue to live mostly traditional lifestyle based on an agriculture and only recently ecotourism. Sample the local cuisine and enjoy a delicious lunch provided by the community members including handmade tortillas, earth cooked chicken and fresh fruit waters.

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Day 5

Today you will enjoy the day at leisure.  

Day 6

You will be privately transferred to Rio Secreto to explore the extensive underground rivers and caverns that crisscross the Yucatan Peninsula. These are by far the longest partially flooded caves in the area. You will start your adventure with a small ride on a van that will get you deep inside the jungle where the main entrances to the caverns will be located. Here you will have time to change and wear the special equipment that will be provided to you. You will continue on to immerse yourself into the caverns and start your 600 meter private route full of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and other geological formations that will come to life under the expert tutelage of your guides.

Day 7

Today you will enjoy one of the most memorable experiences of all time, swimming and optional snorkeling with whale sharks. Whale Sharks are the biggest, yet harmless, fish in the world measuring up to 15 meters. Admire their friendly behavior and enjoy their company in the company of your own private guide. This activity will be performed 2 people per guide due to security reasons. Afterwards, you will arrive to Isla Mujeres where you will be provided with some free time for lunch and some local snorkeling. With this expedition you will be contributing to the Whale Shark Project which main purpose is to profoundly study the whale shark identifying it and analyzing how many of them do come back and how many are new visitors.

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Day 8

Transfer to Cancun International Airport.

Zachary Rabinor is the founder of Journey Mexico.


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