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Mayan Zip-Line Expedition

Alltournative strikes another blow against boredom with their newest tour, the Mayan Zip-Line Expedition.

This half-day tour, with its visit to protected natural sanctuary Chikin Ha, is a great introduction to the wonders of the Yucatan and the ancient Maya.

You'll bike through the farmlands of local farmer Don Silvano, where you'll learn about local subsistence farming. Then, you'll visit three different cenotes, which are caves or sinkholes filled with pristine fresh water. At each cenote, your guide will point out various aspects of cenote systems, including flora and fauna, systemic function, and stalactite/stalagmite formation.

Cenote Xta Bay is shaped like a natural rock pool surrounded by lush vegetation and filled with emerald water. Here, you can swim, snorkel, or simply float in an inner tube.

Cenote Chikin Ha is shaped like a cavern tunnel, opening to a large space filled with incredible geological rock formations and crystal aquamarine water. You'll snorkel from one side of the tunnel to the other.

Cenote Aluxes is shaped like a huge egg that has collapsed downward, leaving behind an island surrounded by clear blue water. Here you'll witness an ancient Mayan purification ritual, something most tourists will never get to experience.

You'll also learn what it feels like to be a bird as you zip-line three times, flying over cenotes and the jungle canopy below.

After this exhilarating ride, you'll be ready for the delicious food and drinks that will be waiting for you at the Rest Area.

This is a very popular excursion and spaces are limited, so booking in advance is highly recommended.

Now you can guarantee your spot here online. Fill out the form, pay a 30% refundable deposit, and you're set.

Prices are in US dollars, per person. Fill out the form and hit send. You'll be taken to the PayPal payment page where your 30%, refundable deposit is taken. Once approved, you'll receive a confirmation and more information for your trip. Thanks for booking with!

Alltournative Zip-Line Expedition Riviera Maya Mexico
Who says Tarzan was a man??

Alltournative Zip-Line Expeditons Riviera Maya Mexico
Last one there's a rotten egg!

Alltournative Zip-Line Expeditions Riviera Maya Mexico
Float your cares away in Cenote Xta Bay.

Alltournative Zip-Line Expedition Riviera Maya Mexico
Hey! I think I can see my house from here!


Where do I go for transport?

Alltournative Expeditions arrange for pickup at many Riviera Maya and Cancun area hotels, as well as a number of designated non-hotel pickup locations. You will be advised of your pickup point in a confirmation email.

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8-9:00 am Transport pickups begin.
9:00 am Arrival at Bike Station. Leisurely 1.6 km/1mile bike tour through the jungle and farmland of Don Silvano.
9:40 am Arrival at Rest Area. Zip-lines and cenotes briefing. Refreshments.
9:55 am to 11:25 am Explore Cenotes Xta-Bay, Chikin Ha, and Aluxes.
11:25 am Zip-Lines!
12:00 pm Lunch and drinks. Afterward return to Bike Station.
1-2:00 pm End of expedition.


Itinerary times/locations are approximate and subject to slight changes within each tour.

Availability:  Monday to Saturday (from Riviera Maya) - Monday to Friday (from Cancun).

Drinks include: Bottled water, fruit juices.

Lunch includes: Variety of homemade traditional Yucatecan dishes, beans, rice, tortillas, and salsas.

Included: Multi-lingual guide, air-conditioned transport, Mayan guides at location, entrance fees to cenotes, zip-line and snorkel gear, bicycles, lunch, and drinks.

What to bring : Comfortable footwear to walk in the jungle, swimming gear, extra T-shirt, towel, camera and extra cash (tips, pictures and souvenirs).

Transport: Transportation is included in the price for scheduled pickup points at various hotels in Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Those staying in hotels not within the scheduled pickup boundaries will have to arrange for their own transportation to a pickup point. You will be notified of the closest pickup location with your confirmation email.

Important: This expedition is not recommended for people with severe back problems, any severe physical or motor handicap, serious heart problems, or for obese people or for those who suffer from claustrophobia or do not know how to swim. Children under 6 years, pregnant women and people under the effects of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate in this expedition.

Cancellations: 48 hours notice before your scheduled pickup time is required for cancellation with refund. Cancellations with refund accepted 24 hours before your scheduled pickup time with medical certification only. Since rain in this area is very localized and most of your time is spent in the water, there is no cancellation for rainy weather. Changes to the date of reservation can be made with no extra charge up to 48 hours prior to the expedition.