Exploring the jungle and checking out unique adventures is one of the reasons we love to travel. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, and it was one of the highlights of our 2 week trip. This attraction featured cenotes, the sky cycle, Avatar zip coaster, snorkeling and zip lining. It's all located back in the jungle, and you ride an old bumpy clap trap of a jeep to get to the activity sites - but that's all part of the fun and adventure. If you have back or joint problems, you may not enjoy their "Mexican massage", as the guides put it.
- look online for tour deals, we got an awesome deal for about $65 pp that allowed us to do pretty much everything, including transportation from our resort and a very tasty lunch. It was basic fare, with only a choice of chicken tacos or chicken quesadillas, but was some of the tastiest food I've ever had on such tours.
- as other people have stated, wear long swimming shorts to be more comfortable in the harness, especially if you opt to ride the Avatar coaster. I would have done it again, if not for the soreness of being scraped and jostled by the harness as you flew down the rail!
- apply your waterproof sunscreen a couple hours prior to entering the water.
- USE MOSQUITO SPRAY. The buggers are fairly blood thirsty, especially as you're waiting above ground for your turn at activities.
- bring along a water proof camera. While underwater shots didn't always turn out, I got some pretty cool shots inside the cave. A photographer goes along with each group to take snapshots of you enjoying each activity. You can buy individual photos or a disc of your adventure at the end of the tour.
- DO THE SKY CYCLE! If you are in reasonable health/ fitness, this is a neat way to get an amazing view of the jungle, and some of the cenotes in the park. This was probably my favorite activity.
- wear tight fitting water shoes or sandals for zip lining into the cenotes. I have to give kudos to the tour guides! I lost one of my water shoes on the very first zip line into the cenote, but they found it and returned it to me about an hour later. I wore my close toed Keen sandals, and they worked well for the rest of the day, even during the swimming parts.
The only negatives:
-I had booked the full adventure package, but I believe we missed out on doing the zip lines, as the guides were trying to keep our group together and back to the van all at the same time.
- bugs, bats and spiders... if any of these things terrify you, be forewarned. You may get eaten alive (like I did) if you don't wear bug spray. The bats and spiders are present in the caves and cenotes. (No, they don't nest in your hair, but they are flying around, so don't be surprised!)
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