Tulum Xtreme Tour
Tulum Xtreme Tour with Aventuras Mayas
I went in March to the Tulum Xtreme tour from Aventuras Mayas operator. In this tour you go to Tulum, enjoy zip lines, rappel, snorkel, and underground rivers. This tour is an all day tour.
Tulum Site Visit.
You will start your day with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum, where the group will know about the Mayan people and this spectacular site from the certified local guide.
Tulum is a great choice to visit if you want to know about the history of the Mayas, this place is a Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city, it was built on a cliff by the caribbean sea. From there, the Mayas could see all the boats approaching from any way. This site was the entrance port for the grand trade area that the Mayas had with the other groups. In war times, Tulum were the best point of surveillance.
The archaeological site of Tulum is very close to Playa del Carmen and Cancun, and the infrastructure to get to the site is very good, a big parking lot for the buses and cars, a commerce area with clean restrooms, small snacks places, souvenirs stores and even a Starbucks. There is a small transportation that will take you to the entrance of the wall, if you don’t want to walk this distance.
Inside the surrounding wall, where is the archaeological site there is no bathrooms or any market place so please before you go to this area, take your time to use the restrooms have a drink or wait until you return from visit the area.
Tulum Xtreme Tour: zip-line, rappel & snorkel
After we visit and enjoy Tulum, we were taken to Aventuras Mayas activities center, there, we enjoy the other part of the day doing a zip-line circuit, free rappel and snorkel in an under ground river that you have access by an open cenote or sinkhole.
The area is a natural reserve where you can enjoy from the nature all around, the people that is in charge of the area take a very good care of it, they do recycling, they use only local material and take care of the environment.
One thing that I really like was how they take care of the visitants, they have very good safety regulations and their equipment is in very good shape.
You can enjoy the extreme activities or if you chicken out from one (like I did with the rappel thing), you can wait for your group relaxing in an hammock or walking around taking great pictures of the jungle, the palapas and the coaties.
After the activities you will enjoy a local meal: grill chicken, black beans and rice, also they have spaghetti, nachos and mashed potatoes. And a salad bar with guacamole!!! corn tortillas and salsas.