Mayan Backroads Private Bike Tour from Tulum


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From $210.00

18 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: cancun, mexico

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Learn about modern Mayan culture and traditions, cycle between rural villages on quiet roads and forest trails and hike the junle reserve of Punta Laguna looking for wild monkeys. Visit the home of a Mayan family and their organic vegetable garden and sample delicious home made local delicacies, such as tortillas and salsas.  Then spend the afternoon hiking in a wonderful jungle nature reserve, home to wild monkeys & tropical birds, canoeing on a pristine lake and enjoy a thrilling zip-line over the water.


What's Included

Cenote Visit

Hotel pickup and drop-off within immediate Tulum area (extra charge applies if outside)

Professional Guide

Punta Laguna Nature Reserve (Monkeys, canoeing, zip-line, swimming)

Quality Mountain bike & helmet

Refreshments, Water & Snacks

Traditional Lunch at a Mayan Home

Visit a rural homestead in the jungle

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off outside immediate Tulum area at extra cost


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 75

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

We leave Tulum after picking up travelers from their hotel and pick up the bikes at Tulum bike tour.
Total driving time: 1 hour

• Admission Ticket Free

Punta Laguna
Punta Laguna nature reserve will be our first starting point for the bike trip. We get off the vehicle and start cycling.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Best Excursion Ever
Kristy O, 23-05-2022
Iber was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the visit to the Mayan home and the lunch they provided on our bike tour!
Perfect family day
Nomad781391, 28-12-2021
Iber our tour guide catered everything around our 8 & 9 year olds. Hunting for monkeys, zip lining, canoeing, 7 km bike ride, swimming in a cenote and a delicious lunch with the Mayans. Iber always made sure kids were safe and having a good time.
Don’t hesitate, just GO!
amanda2007, 05-01-2021
You will not be disappointed. This tour was so much fun and we did so much! Iber was our guide and he was so informative and patient. We got picked up from our hotel, then headed over to our starting point. We did a 2-3mile bike ride through jungle back roads. We arrived to a cenote cared for by a small family. Iber had water, fruit, and cookies for us. Was such a welcomed snack. We were the only ones at the cenote, which we appreciated for tranquility sake. Then, we headed over to visit a Mayan family and got to see how they raise their crops. They were so kind to open their home to us. We had a delicious Mayan lunch! After lunch, we went to Punta Laguna for a walk and monkey observation. We got blessed by Mayan shaman, did a small zip line, and canoed back to our starting point. Was a full day of activities. We HIGHLY recommend this tour and IBER was amazing! So enthusiastic about the wild life and nature this place has to offer.
Educational, cenote with bats, shaman
Jennymmk, 28-12-2020
Alex our tour guide was great. It was a total surprise to see that we had a private tour with him. It was a very educational experience with lots of information about local plants, cenotes formation, local customs you name it! We were blessed and offered a prayer by the local shaman as we entered one area. If you are looking for a local educational experience with a swim in a private cenote a traditional tasty dinner made by a local Maya family that was very welcoming. It was a blast seeing all the kids come out to wave at us from the local family's as we biked by thier pueblo home's. Alex our tour guide made the experience thanks for everything!
Great bike tours
574RichardD, 12-11-2020
This is a review of two bikes tours we took. The first was the Mayan tour lead by Frank and the second the cenote tour lead by Iber.

The Mayan tour starts with hotel pick up and a drive North. Once out of the pick up, we first cycled to a small Mayan community cenote. We elected not to swim there, in part not to remove our mosquito repellant. But it was a very quiet cenote, we were the only visitors, and we saw some turtles. From there we went to lunch at a Mayan plantation. I was a little worried that this might be like a Disney recreation of rural Mayan life, but came away convinced that it was the real thing. Foods were from their garden and milled/prepared on site. Our Mayan hosts were very gracious and also gave us a tour of their garden. Then we went to the spider monkey preserve where we had the good fortune of seeing and hearing a howler monkey. We took a short canoe ride to a zip line and then back to the truck for the ride to Tulum. The only negatives were that my wife's bicycle rear derailleur had some shifting issues and separately from this she had a spill that caused some forearm pain. Because of this we were offered the option of doing the cenotes in a car.

We took the car option, first went to the Grand Cenote. The key is to arrive early before the crowds. We were provided with mask and a light, both of which were useful to visualize the cenote life, stalagmites and stalagtites. We also visited two other less developed cenotes, including the Crystal cenote. These were more like ponds. Following the first cenote, we had a stop for some tacos, either chicken or veggie, with lemonade.

Both of our guides were excellent and knowledgeable. I would recommend the Mayan tour over the cenote tour because it is more unique and would be hard to replicate by yourself, but either one is very enjoyable.




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