Tulum - Four elements
Minimum: 6 people Maximum: 16 people
Duration: Approximately 9 hours
Age: From 6 to 70 years
We start the day driving to Tulum, (in Maya "Too Loom" = city with a wall). The ruins are magic and mystical at the same time, and more than just the perfect backdrop for the world-famous vacation photo which will make those who stayed at home jealous. The original name was Zama - City of the Dawn. Tulum is a former trading post, sacrificial site, and temple of the Maya. The ruins were protected on one side by the high cliffs on which they stand and surrounded on the other three sides by a wall up to 5 meters high and 8 meters wide. The buildings date back to the post-classical period from 1200 to 1500 and the city was still inhabited when the Spaniards arrived and conquered the Yucatán Peninsula. Experience the spectacular Mayan ruins on the turquoise, Caribbean sea, and the historical story that the stones tell on a one-hour guided tour! We take a photo stop on the cliffs overlooking the breath-taking coast and enjoy the view.
After this exciting cultural part, we go to a park, where the four elements are already waiting for us: fire, water, air, and earth!
This is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the nature and to be close to the four elements. Nestles in tropical jungle, this place offers you four different cenotes and the incredible nature of the jungle. 65 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Yucatán Peninsula and created a landscape that could not be more mystical. Over the years, an underground network of rivers has found it’s way through the porous rocks and formed a special scenery: the so-called crystalline freshwater pools or cenotes. They represented the Maya's access to the underworld and thus the place where the rain God Chaac stayed. We will experience four cenotes on this tour!
We will ride a mountain bike on a 1 km long and flat path through the jungle, passing huge trees until our first stop. You can hear the loud screeching of tropical birds all around, and sometimes you can see and photograph the Mot Mot, a typical bird of this region. At the end of the path, a grotto will wait for us. We will step down a stairway, and as soon as our eyes get used to the light, we will see that the grotto is open on one side. The light falls in long ray on the wall of the cenote. While going deeper into the cave, we will smell the aroma of copal, a kind of incense. We will sit down in a semi-circle around a candle-lit altar and will witness a mystical ceremony in Mayan language with a shaman. You will literally feel the breath-taking special atmosphere. Let the whole atmosphere just touch you and immerse yourself in the underworld of the Gods.
Our way will lead us on to a second grotto, we will descend and expect another world. Stalactites and stalagmites have formed to a breath-taking natural spectacle within thousands of years, illuminated by spotlights. We will walk through the gorgeous grotto and capture this almost un-natural world in pictures.
Back in the daylight, we will ride the bikes to our next stop. Three different zip lines await for us: two of them lead directly over a beautiful open cenote and the last one starts on a platform, 18 m above the jungle. The view is simply breath-taking! Firmly secured and with helmets, we will go down on the rope over the tree tops to the other side (136m far away). Above us only the blue sky and the sun, an adrenaline kick for everyone! If you don't dare to do that, you can of course skip this station and take a small path to the other side.
Now the first cooling down is due, we are expecting the third and open cenote, which is great for snorkeling. Fantastic rock formations, plants, and fish will show you a fantastic world. Experience the under-water life or simply enjoy the sounds of the jungle around you while bathing.
The fourth cenote is something special again, a grotto opened to one side and the ceiling partially plunged into the water. The water is absolutely clear and wonderfully refreshing. We will snorkel in this amazing under-water world and take souvenir photos on the rocks or in the crystal-clear water. If we are lucky, we see divers below us.
After enjoying all that nature, action, mysticism, and snorkelling, we will have a traditional buffet. In the afternoon we will end the day in the jungle and bring you back to your hotel.
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