ADVENTURE ABOVE & BELOW THE JUNGLE
3 CENOTES & JUNGLE TRAIL BIKING
Discover the variety of caverns, underground rivers & open sinkholes that fill the Mayan forest around Tulum. Considered by the ancients as portals into the underworld, the cenotes are on of the major attractions of the region. Our Cenote Trail tour takes you by mountain bike into the jungle, into the water and also above the canopy where we zip line among the tree-tops.
Filled with history and mystery, these fascinating spaces are home to the ancient remains of humans and animals going back to the Ice Age, as well as amazing rock formations, sections of underground rivers and the clearest water you are likely to swim in, ever! We will explore 3 different cenotes, each very different from the other, allowing you to get a feel for the variety that exist (there are thousands) and ride some great forest trails on MTB.
We start the day with a bike ride 4km from Tulum along quiet & peaceful trails. There is virtually no traffic in this section of forest making it extremely safe & enjoyable to ride among the tropical vegetation. You can choose from easy & flat surface to a more challenging trail, depending on your level and sense of adventure. Either way, the biking is exhilarating in this environment and is a great way to get the body moving and motivated for exploring cenotes and jumping in some cool, freshwater. Please note you are provided with a quality bike & helmet and must feel comfortable on a bike as well as consider yourself capable of cycling a minimum of 5 miles / 9 km on a mountain bike with changes of gears. We allow plenty of time for stops and re-hydrating and there are many interesting spots beside the trail to hop off and have a look at.
We then park our bikes and hit the cenote trail, where you can practice cliff jumps, canoe across an enormous open cenote full of wildlife, snorkel in the clearest of water and zipline above. This combination gives you both an underwater and airborne view of the cenotes and the complex systems that link them together. All the cenotes you will swim in are linked together by caves and underground rivers, part of Sac Actun: the largest explored flooded cave in the world! Impressive rock formations and underwater vews full of aquatic life, snorkelling in these cenotes is like getting a taste of another world.
Lunch is a delicious traditional meal made by the local community who live and help maintain the cenotes.
Led by expert guides, this is a great means to have an active adventure around Tulum, stopping to swim, snorkel and have a whole lot of fun while riding quality bikes through the jungle. You will also learn a lot about the local environment and how the cenotes formed, as well as their importance throughout the millennia to all the residents of the Yucatan peninsula.
ECOTOURISM - CENOTE
NATURE AND GEOLOGY
Quality Mountain Bike & Helmet
3 Zip lines & canoe
All entrance fees
All equipment for activities
Water and snacks (fruits, granola bars)
"An awesome combination of biking off the beaten path and exploring amazing cenotes, 100% eco-friendly experience by bike"...
8:30 a.m. meeting at Mexico Kan Tours
3 different cenotes: flooded cavern, open sink hole, underground rivers
Cycle quiet forested paths
3 thrilling Zip-lines flying above the water
Great snorkeling, swimming & cliff jumping opportunities
Delicious jungle lunch in an exclusive setting
1:30 p.m. return to starting point
An active biking half day tour
Those interested in active adventure & cenotes
You must be able to ride a bike comfortably: distance aprox 5miles/9kms
Basic swimming skills required
Easy terrain for biking - some road - some trail, can be muddy.
Challenging MTB trail optional.
Not suitable for pregnant women
If you have children under 12 please contact us for a private tour.
- You must wear sport shoes / sneakers or sport sandals.
(DO NOT wear flip flops)
- Wear long sleeve clothing to protect yourself from the sun & mosquitoes.
- Insect repellent, biodegradable/eco friendly
(available at our office on departure).
- sun glasses
- camera and water protection
- insect repellent (eco friendly)
Please note that there are no ATMs in the area, the vendors don't accept card payments. It is customary to tip guides and field crew as a thank you for excellent service.
Minimum participants :
Most of our group tours require a minimum of 4 people to run the tour. If we do not hit this minimum, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, in which case we will contact you to offer an alternative tour or send a refund.
Cancellation policy :
Each tour should be booked by paying a deposit.
In case of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the pickup, we do not charge you any cost and will give you back your deposit.
In case of cancellation between 24 and 12 hrs before the pickup México Kan Tours will take your deposit in order to pay for the costs already made.
In case of cancellation less than 12 hrs before the pick up or in case of no show we will charge you 100% of the total amount of your tour.
Credit card payments have a fee up to 7% depending on Credit Cards. We recommend bringing cash.
Our prices are in USD. Please be aware that we work with a monthly based exchange rate for Payments in Pesos or Euros.
When you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details.