WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Mayan Backroads Bike Tour
Mayan Culture & Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
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.
WILD ANIMAL IN ITS HABITAT CULTURE & NATURE
Multi-language profesional guide
Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
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
Depends on the group size
"Enjoy the landscapes of rural Yucatan and the hospitality of the Maya & contribute to the conservation of a fascinating natural world & native culture"...
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
Delicious home made food
5:00 p.m: Drop off at hotel
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
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.