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“Aventuras Mayas” 5 of 5 stars
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Aventuras Mayas
Carretera Federal Playa del Carmen-Tulum km 2.5 | Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen 77712, Mexico
+52 998 279 3852
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Owner description: We are committed to create unique and unforgettable adventures for our guests by providing warm and personalized attention; our excursions aim to show you the beauty and mysticism of the Mayan culture while enjoying the adrenaline rush of our adventures in a family and eco-friendly environment.
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“Aventuras Mayas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My teenage son and I did the snorkelling tour. We snorkelled in 3 different sites. In the morning, we drove into the jungle and snorkelled 2 sites-in a cavern and a river. We were able to do a short zip-line as well as "cliff jumping" at the second site. The property is owned by a Mayan family. The food provided was absolutely delicious. After lunch we we went to an ocean inlet, which was amazing! We saw lots of colourful fish, sting rays and a large sea turtle-the best part of the day! Our guide, Emundo Carvallo, was fantastic. Very friendly and funny, as well as extremely knowledgable. The group was small, the van very clean, the facilities at all 3 locations were great. Remember to take a change of clothes, shoes and a towel-be prepared for all weather as the tour is done rain or shine. We highly recommend this trip and don't forget to ask for Emundo as your guide!

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AventurasMayas1, Manager at Aventuras Mayas, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
We are honored to read your comments and grateful for recomending us to the rest of the world, we will make sure to congratulate Mundo for his top notch service. Gracias
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Bel Air, Maryland
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“Tulum Xtreme”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This experience was truly positive. Our guide, Fanny, was very professional, friendly, informative, and quite helpful, throughout the entire day. From the briefing in both Spanish and English, to the explanations in terms of what to expect from each event/site, she made the trip pleasant and successful. She took the time to ensure everyone's safety, and her patience was appreciated. If you book this tour, and get Fanny as your guide, you won't regret it!!

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AventurasMayas1, Manager at Aventuras Mayas, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for choosing our company on such a special ocassion...FELICIDADES. We are grateful for recomending us to your fellow travelers and glad you were able to enjoy the magic of the mayan jungle and learn a little about the mayan culture. We will make sure to congatulate Fanny for her top notch service. Gracias
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Regina, Canada
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“Zipline, Rappel, Cenote and Snorkel - Lots of FUN!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Variety of things to take part in...extreme and so it was! Every event we took part in was priceless. We never felt rushed to get through the events and that was relaxing in itself. Lunch was good.

We were promised turtle sightings (including an unexpected stingray sighting) and that was delivered as well.

Patience by the staff was appreciated by us as we had one of our members get scared of the ziplining cycle and not wish to continue on with in.

Rappel was scary for some of us but we did it thanks to the encouragement and trust in our guides.

Cenotes so beautiful and different from one another. Not one is the same so don't think because you have seen one cenote, you seen them all.

Thank you for a great day. So worth the value.

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AventurasMayas1, Manager at Aventuras Mayas, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for recomending us to the rest of the world, we are glad you were able to experience an adventure day in the jungle and encounter exotic marine life . We sure hope to see you on your next visit to the Riviera Maya. Gracias
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Petawawa, Canada
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“What an Amazing Day!! Best Excursion of our Vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My boyfriend, his brother and I all took part in one of the exursions offered by Aventuras Mayas. Specifically, we chose the package that had us swimming with sea turtles, swim in a Cenote (underground cave) and ATV'ing through the jungle.

Our guide, Demi, was absolutely fantastic. He was personable, friendly and we found ourselves joking with him all day. He gave my boyfriend and his brother new names: "Juan" and "Carlos" just out of fun and stuck with calling them that all day.

The sea turtle experience was more than i could have dreamed! We went to a public beach and as soon as we stepped into the water Demi was locating the turtles left right and centre. We saw at LEAST 8 in the course of half an hour. Big ones and baby turtles. I highly recommend this way of meeting the turtles because they are in their natural habitat feeding off the reef.

We then went to a Cenotes(sp?). What an experience swimming in a cave underground. It was beautiful. We had underwater cameras and Demi pointed out the better areas to take pictures and helps us get some self shots as well.

When we arrived at the ATV place, we first sat down for some lunch. Tacos.. gotta love the Mexican cuisine! The group that was ahead of us was bigger than expected so they ran out of ATV's which meant a 40 minute or so delay for us. Demi was fantastic about it and brought us on a free tour of one of the caves nearby. He guided us deep into the dark cave where there was no fixed lighting and helped us climb through the tight spaces. This impromptu tour was unexpected and amazing! It was obvious not many people got to see what we saw and go where we went and we got marvelous pictures out of the experience. Demi could have told us to wait but he went the extra mile. I would highly recommend asking specifically for him if you can.

The ATV's themselves were only 3 months old and less than a couple of hundred miles on the machines. I had never gone ATV'ing before but they made sure to make everyone comfortable with the controls (the machines were automatic, not manual) before we left. The experienced riders were up at the front and were able to go fast. The less experienced and cautious riders stayed at the back of the line and were able to go at the speed they felt comfortable with without feeling pressure to go faster. There were guides at both end of the line constantly checking on us so we all felt safe.

Throughout the day there was a photographer taking pictures of us all and when we were done atv'ing they offered us CD's of pictures with just our group (a very quick sorting job when you consider they also had pictures of us on atv's). The cd was a little pricey ($30USD), but there are 76+ pictures of your group alone and we split the cost 3 ways. Totally worth it.

Either way I highly recommend this tour, whether you are an avid adventurer or someone dipping their toe in the adventure pool. Demi and Moises (our driver) made the experience something we will never forget.

If I am ever in Mexico, I will choose another tour from Aventuras Mayas for sure!

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AventurasMayas1, Manager at Aventuras Mayas, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
On behalf of all the staff ion Aventuras Mayas we want to thank you for spending an ATV Xtreme day with us, we are very grateful you chose our company during your visit to the Riviera Maya and we will make sure to congratulate Demetrio for doing a great job. GRACIAS
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Fort McMurray, Canada
1 review
“Extreme Snorkelling Tour + Mundo Carvallo = AMAZING TIME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband and I did the Extreme Snorkelling Tour with Aventuras Mayas and we had a great time! We enjoyed snorkelling in the 3 different places (underground cavern, open cenote, and the lagoon). We even got to see a sea turtle in the lagoon! Our tour guide Mundo Carvallo was awesome and made our experience even better. He was a healthy dose of fun, sarcasm, and enthusiasm, which resulted in a great time, laughter, and smiles. We recommend this tour and if possible we recommend to request Mundo Carvallo as your tour guide.

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AventurasMayas1, Manager at Aventuras Mayas, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for sharing your adventure with the rest of the world! We’re thrilled to read you had such a great day in the company of Mundo. It's an honor that you recommend our adventures to your fellow travelers - muchas gracias
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