4X4 SCENIC SAFARI & BEACH
Nature lovers here’s a chance to throw your sense of adventure into high gear! Get behind the wheel of a sturdy 4 x 4 Jeep and explore Costa Maya’s back roads where lush jungle, turquoise blue sea, isolated terrain, and white sand beach form an ever-changing backdrop on this active full-day safari with lunch. With […]
Nature lovers here’s a chance to throw your sense of adventure into high gear! Get behind the wheel of a sturdy 4 x 4 Jeep and explore Costa Maya’s back roads where lush jungle, turquoise blue sea, isolated terrain, and white sand beach form an ever-changing backdrop on this active full-day safari with lunch. With an experienced guide to introduce you to the jungle’s treasury of incredible plants, many of which have medicinal value for the Maya, you’ll set off with a mental checklist of what to look for in the passing tableau. Identify towering papaya trees, striking chit palms, and the edible fruit of the “Uva de Playa” or “grape of the sea.”
Steal many a glance at the canopy and spot parrots, toucan, spider monkeys, cuckoos, butterflies and more. Be equally watchful for iguanas, turtles, and many other examples of local wildlife. While you’re not likely to encounter a jaguar or other big cat, it’s thrilling to know that enough deep jungle exists for them to remain viable. You’ll caravan through the quiet fishing village of Mahahual where the way of life is so different from your own. Wave as you drive past cottages, fishing boats, and friendly locals, many of whom are direct descendants of the ancient Maya.
Continue your journey past endless stretches of beach and view a side of the Caribbean that most visitors never get to see. Let your imagination carry you back to the glory days of the Yucatan when stepped pyramids arose from the jungle floor to become the highest expression of ancient Mayan culture.
After an hour of driving down the coastline, you’ll arrive at the appropriately named Explora Beach. The white powder sand and the isolated atmosphere make it a perfect spot to relax over a delightful Mexican Buffet lunch prepared especially for you.
You’ll also enjoy free time to swim in the clear blue water, stroll down the shore or play a game of beach volleyball and completely unwind before it’s time to jump back into your 4×4 vehicle and head for home. Drive back through the exotic terrain until you reach the pier and the conclusion of an unforgettable tour through miles of tropical splendor.
This tour is sold by the vehicle. Please book a tour by vehicle and not per passenger. Vehicles can accommodate up to four people and are manual drive with a stick shift. Drivers must present a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years old. Due to the off-road conditions, this tour is not recommended for pregnant women and those who suffer from respiratory or neck/back problems. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel and adequate sun protection and insect repellent.
Not recommended for pregnant women and those who suffer from respiratory or neck/back problems, Guests need to be able to get in and out of the Jeeps.
WHAT TO BRING
- Bio insect repellent
- Bio sun screen
- Comfortable shoes
- Money for tips and souvenirs
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