Mayan Backroads

Bike Tour

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Mayan Backroads Bike Tour

Mayan Culture & Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

AVAILABILTY

  • Every Tuesday & Saturday

  • Or on demand

PRICE        

  • 135 USD*                               

INCLUDED​

  • Multi-language profesional guide

  • Punta Laguna Nature Reserve

  • Cenote Esmeralda

  • Mayan family gardens & home

  • Organic Farm to Table Lunch

  • Quality Mountain Bike & Helmet

  • All Entry Fees & Equipment

  • Transportation in air-conditioned Van

  • Refreshments, Water & Snacks

 

This is a magical tour that takes you into the forests, cenotes & cornfields of the Mayan villages of Yucatan.

You will meet real sustainable communities that have been living off the land for generations, growing their own food and using the natural resources of the jungle to build their homes. 

The setting is the lush forest of Punta Laguna: a jungle wildlife reserve inhabited by abundant fauna of the region: monkeys, deer, coati, birds, reptiles, insects, felines and much more. The jungle is full of life and the sounds of nature lead you into the heart of this vibrant ecosystem.

We meet rural communities who are working to protect their environment & culture, who lead us through the jungle searching for wildlife and teach us about medicinal plants & herbology, native beekeeping and the history of their families. The bikes allow us to move at a natural pace through the green backroads, taking in the landscape & the peace of this rural area.

 

We will visit a beautifully tended cenote, where you can jump off high ledges or climb down to the refreshing water; hike through the jungle on the lookout for monkeys in Punta Laguna; paddle a canoe, zip-line & swim in the wonderful waters of the lake; enjoy a delicious home cooked organic meal made from home-grown ingredients; all the while connecting with the natural world and a people who live in harmony with it.

This is an active & inspiring means to discover the Mayan world, where you will directly benefit 3 different groups of Mayan families who have turned to eco-tourism to maintain their traditional lifestyle, economy & culture.

"Enjoy the landscapes of rural Yucatan and the hospitality of the Maya & contribute to the conservation of a fascinating natural world & native culture"...

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Tour Program
  • 7.30 - 8.00 am: Pick up hotel

  • Bike empty roads & forest trails

  • Jungle wildlife hike

  • Traditional Mayan communities

  • The Punta Laguna nature reserve (home of the spider monkey)

  • Tropical lake canoeing

  • Zip-line

  • Delicious home made food

  • 5:00 p.m: Drop off at hotel

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • An active bike tour to enjoy nature & Mayan Culture

  • A true authentic experience

  • Distance on bike 20 km. /12 miles

  • Easy biking terrain but you must be comfortable cycling

  • Off the beaten path experience

  • Rural tourism, ecotourism, responsible tourism

TOUR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

We recommend that clients bring:

- comfortable clothes and sport shoes (closed sandals ok)

- Bathing suit, sun glasses & towel

- Camera, binoculars, hat

- Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)

- Insect repellent (eco friendly), some cash.

 

Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.

The guides, drivers and waiters appreciate tips for their excellent service. 

 

BOOKING OPTIONS

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