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“Highly recommended--these guys do everything right!”
Review of Edventure Tours

Edventure Tours
Ranked #1 of 123 Tours in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: From the ancient Mayan Ruins, to the pristine turquoise waters of the Caribbean- and so much more in between. Snorkel, zipline, Jungle ATV ride, Mayan Ruins~ and ALL in one day if you like!! We want to show you the best this area has to offer! Experience the cenotes- the amazing underground river, snorkel a natural aquarium full of brilliant colored tropical fish. Swim with the majestic sea turtles- watch as they glide effortlessly, eating the sea grasses in their own natural environment. Zipline deep in the jungle with connecting hanging bridges, rappel, rock climb, cliff jump… all in a day’s play! Let us customize a day for you! We’d be honored to share with you, this wonderful Paradise!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Edventure was originally recommended to me by a friend and this is now the third year in a row that my friend and I have taken trips with them! I cannot say enough good things about them since in my experience they do everything well: Bonnie is very responsive about correspondence beforehand and answering any questions you have, the trips themselves are all super fun, their drivers are great at what they do and make you feel taken care of(Fernando gave us snacks and brought my friend's flippers to her when he realized they'd been left in the van), and their guides really are the best.

This year my friend and I were paired with two sisters and together we took a semi-private tour to the ancient Mayan city of Coba in the morning and then went snorkeling in Dos Ojos cenote and Yalku lagoon in the afternoon. Balam was our guide for Coba and he was really knowledgeable about so many aspects of Mayan culture. We rode bikes through the city, stopping along the way to walk around the ball courts and other structures, gawking at 2 foot high termite nests above us in the trees, and climbing to the top to Nohoch Mul, the tallest Mayan temple in the Yucatan. While we were walking around, Balam also pointed out various plants and trees and told us how the Mayans had used them (or avoided them in the case of one of the poisonous ones) so we got a little botany lesson as a bonus! On the way back, he suggested stopping for cold coconuts at a roadside stand which was a great idea. We drank the coconut water and then the women selling them cut the meat out of the shells, put it in a bag and mixed it with lime juice, salt, and chili powder. Mmmmm, so tasty. And also well-timed since we didn't end up having lunch until about 2:30 or so.

When we got back to town, we picked up our guide, Edgar, for the second half of our edventure and headed to Dos Ojos cenote for some snorkeling. We saw that a couple other tour groups were also there, but Edgar had us begin our snorkel in a different area of the cenote so that we never overlapped with any of the other groups and felt like we had the place to ourselves. Edgar took great care of us, making sure our masks didn't fog, diving to ridiculous depths to retrieve flashlights when a couple people (not me!) dropped them by mistake, and taking special care of one member in our group who was claustrophobic and worried about the narrow passage to the bat cave. Happily, she made it just fine and I think was kind of excited afterwards for having faced her fears.

The two sisters in our group had ordered an extra CD of underwater photos and to me, one of the most impressive things about Edgar was the lengths he went to to get just the right shot. He knew all the places in the cenote where the light was the best for photos and I'd often see him swimming ahead of the group to catch us as we came to some particularly photogenic stalactite formation or he'd be swimming many feet below us on his back, shooting pictures from below us. The result was many fine, professional quality photos, some of which were quite artistic in their framing.

The final stop on our tour was Yalku lagoon which is really like snorkeling in an aquarium. We had the place to ourselves since we were the last group of the day but we were also running a bit behind schedule so our time here was a bit shorter than it might have been otherwise. All in all, an exhilarating day jam-packed with fun and the thrill of getting to see and learn about some of the Yucatan's most beautiful natural and historical sites up close with a couple stellar guides. I'd take another tour with Edventure in a heartbeat. Thank you all for an awesome day!

Thank Tanya S
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is for our Nov 20th trip in the Tulum area covering Selva Maya Ziplining and Snorkeling in the Cenotes and Snorkeling with the Turtles. David was our guide and we had specifically asked for him as his daughter Sophie accomopanies him. We had a 7 Yo son and the two of them had a blast. I would like to thank the review of another parent for this tip. The rest of us in the group too had great fun. We were three families the other two just being couples and we had a really nice time in Selva Maya zip lines and in the Cave Cenotes. We had taken Edventure based upon the recommendation from a family who visited 2-3 years back and we feel they are really good at what they do. There was a personal touch and they even took us to some of their homes to help change etc after the Akumal bay snorkel. We were not strong swimmers and David went out of the way to make sure all of us had a good shot at looking at the turtles. Excellent staff of Edventure helped us in many tiny ways inlcluding the "Mi banos Tu Banos" comment by one of their staff!

Thank Anand V
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

We chose Edventure because they were so highly recommended by others on this form, and we didn't regret it whatsoever. We did the snorkel tour with them and had such a great experience that we decided to go back later in our vacation and do the zipline tour.

It’s obvious that the entire team cares about making sure you have a good experience. Our guide on the snorkeling tour (Raul), and our driver (Fernando), were especially great, and were a big reason we went back a second time. A good example of this: after we got back to Playa from the zipline tour I realized that I had left my kindle in the van and emailed them right away to let them know, and instead of having to go back to their offices to pick it up, they arranged for Fernando to make an extra trip and he drove it to our apartment that same night.

We decided not to do Xplor in favor of the Edventure zipline tour and didn’t regret that decision at all. Although the ziplines at Xplor are higher and longer, the Edventure ziplines are very well designed so that there is minimal stair climbing or walking from tower to tower, and best of all there are no lineups and you have friendly personalized guides with you the entire time. The guides do a fantastic job of ensuring your safety, while at the same time making it extremely fun,, even for people who are a bit nervous about it. On top of the ziplines, the two cenotes they take you to are also very cool (especial the second cave cenote) and once again, the best part is you have them all to yourself, no lineups or hoardes of other people to contend with.

A big thanks to our guides: Enrique, Raul, Cesar, and Omar, and our driver Fernando for two fantastic days.

Thank Cameron W
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Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I was in Shawna25's group! Fernando was an excellent driver, we appreciated the snacks/drinks/brews along the way. Keekay was an amazing tour guide; knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We did the tulum/cenote/sea turtle tour, followed by a delicious Authentic Mexican dinner. Shawna and Mark, we miss you crazy Edmontonians, aye! ;,(

Thank JenniferMartin427
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Reviewed November 30, 2014

We booked the Edventure Xtreme tour last week and had a fantastic time. We were picked up exactly on time (7:45 am) and were driven around all day by Fernando who was a good, safe driver. We were dropped off back at our resort around 5:30. It was definitely a full day.

This tour includes a Polaris 6 person ATV ride, 9 zip line circuit with some rope bridges, rock climbing wall that you then rappel on the other side, snorkeling in two different cenotes, a mayan lunch (which was very good), snorkeling in Akumal Bay to see the sea turtles, and snorkeling in Yal Ku lagoon. All snorkeling equipment is included.

The day started with a stop at the Edventures office near the Tulum ruins where they fit you for all equipment and pack your cooler with drinks (included). All staff were very friendly. You meet the other people you will spend the day with and then head to Selva Maya Eco Park for all activities except Akumal Bay and Yal Ku.

Our tour guide was Edgar Hernandez and he was incredibly friendly. Edgar repeatedly checked on people to make sure they were doing ok, he was very knowledgeable, and he provided a lot of cool information on the turtles, fish, animals, coral, and various places we went to. I would definitely recommend Edgar as a guide!

Since most of the activities are done at Selva Maya, I put a separate review for them. Check that out for a review on the activities there.

The only negative I experienced with Edventures was how short our trip to Akumal Bay was. We felt extremely rushed and didn't to spend as much time there with the turtles as we would have liked. Maybe too many activities packed into one day? Also, as I mentioned in my review for Selva Maya, our group there was a little too large so some things took a while to do; like rock climbing and rappelling.

Overall, this was a great experience and one of the best days of our vacation!

Thank njc145
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