Mayan Heritage Island Tour

"Explore an ancient culture on an exotic island by Jeep."

Have fun while cruising the island of Cozumel behind the wheel of a 4x4 Jeep! First visit our Eco-Park Beach Club in Punta Sur, where you can practice Snorkeling and enjoy our spectacular beach of fine sand in a totally relaxed atmosphere. In this same place we offer a buffet style meal, also including bottled water; pops and a couple of beers, if you're not the one driving.

After this, board your 4x4 Jeep, as we will move to Faro Celarain, where from above, you can get one-of-a-kind views of the Caribbean Sea and Laguna Colombia. If you don't feel like climbing the lighthouse, you can visit the small Nautical Museum at the base. We will also visit an ancient Mayan lighthouse "El Caracol" and visit Laguna Colombia.

We then continue to the wonderful Pueblo del Maiz, where you will travel in time through the smells, tastes, colors and participate in their daily life, culture and traditions of Mayan communities in pre-Hispanic times.

Our last stop is Cozumel's downtown, where you can attend an optional tequila seminar and tasting of the most prestigious Don Julio Tequila.

At the end of the day, we will board the ferry that will take us back to Playa del Carmen.

Included Amenities

  • Round trip ferry tickets from Playa del Carmen
  • Certified tour guide
  • Entrance Fee to Punta Sur Eco Reserve
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • Mexican buffet lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Cold refill drinks
  • Two beers (at the beach club)
  • Entrance to the Mayan Pueblo del Maiz
  • Tequila seminar & tasting in Cozumel downtown

Nine Activities

Continuous activities and changing scenery will amaze everyone in your group all day long.

4x4 JEEP

Shared Jeep with up to four people (private Jeep optional)

Round Trip Ferry Tickets

All transportation is included

Licensed Guides

Our experienced bilingual (English/Spanish) guides will explain Cozumel's rich Maya cultural, history and natural slendors.


Program (full day)

This is a full day of fun. Ferry ride, Safari truck, snorkeling, authentic Mexican lunch, beach, hammocks, lighthouse, Mayan ruin, crocodiles and Historic Downtown Cozumel

  • 1

    Meeting Point in Playa del Carmen

    Check In at the entrance of Sr. Frog's next to the Playa del Carmen pier

  • 2

    Ferry Ride to Cozumel

    Ferry departs from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel

  • 3

    Arrival to Isla Cozumel

    Time to disembarque and say hello to Cozumel!

  • 4

    Allocation of Jeeps to passengers

    Four people per Jeep. If you prefer a private Jeep, kindly let us know when you make your reservation.

  • 5

    The Jeep caravan heads to the private beach club inside Punta Sur Eco Park

    During your drive to the island's ecological reserve, you'll get the feel for your Jeep on and off the beaten path.

  • 6

    Stay at the beach club for snorkeling, buffet lunch and beach time

    Ahhh! Cozumel's most beautiful beach, awesome snorkeling and a freshly prepared authentic Mexican buffet..

  • 7

    The Jeep caravan heads to Punta Celarain Lighthouse and Colombia Lagoon

    Climb back into your Jeep and onto a bumpy road to your next stop.

  • 8

    Visit to Celarain Lighthouse; Colombia lagoon and Mayan shrine "El Caracol"

    Punta Celarain is a working lighthouse where you can climb to the top and see Colombia Lagoon. You'll also visit the ancient Maya lighthouse, El Caracol. A few steps away you'll see crocodiles in their natural habitat.

  • 9

    The Jeep Caravan heads to Pueblo del Maiz

    Once again we climb back into our Jeeps for an unforgetable ride to the Mayan Pueblo del Maiz. You'll drive up the coastal road overlooking the Caribbean Sea next to crashing waves and blow holes spouting water into the air.

  • 10

    Mayan Pueblo del Maiz

    Experience the way of the Maya. Learn about their rituals, mysticisim, the Mesoamerican ballgame and daily living.

  • 11

    The Jeep Caravan heads to Cozumel Downtown

    Another drive in your Jeep this time we'll take the transversal road cutting through the jungle on your way back to Historic Downtown Cozumel.

  • 12

    Tequila seminar & tasting by Don Julio (optional)

    Learn about the Tequila making process, its history and enjoy free samplings, Or, you can choose to do a little shopping in Cozumel's Historic Downtown.

  • 13

    Meeting Point at Cozumel Pier to Board Ferry back to Playa del Carmen

    In case you decided to enjoy a walk through the streets of San Miguel (downtown Cozumel), now is the time to regroup at the pier.

  • 14

    Ferry Ride Back to Playa del Carmen

    Relax and enjoy the 45 minute ferry ride to take you back to Playa del Carmen.

  • 15

    Disembark in Playa del Carmen

    It's time to say good bye.

Timing, itinerary and logistics of the tour are estimated and subject to alterations according to weather conditions.

What to bring

This is a full day of fun. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a towel, bio-friendly sunblock, bathing suit and optional change of clothing, cap or hat, sunglasses, camera, extra cash for tips and souvenirs

Languages

Spanish, English, French (Tuesday) and German (Wednesday)

Restrictions

  • Designated drivers must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license. For safety reasons, alcoholic drinks will not be served to designated drivers.
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers due to the itinerary.
  • This activity is not available for pregnant women, persons with recent surgeries, persons with back or neck injuries. Non swimmers are not allowed to snorkel.
  • Available for infants: minimum age 0 - 3 years

Days of Operation

Monday thru Saturday

Cozumel's Mayan Heritage Tour

Availble for guests staying in:
  • Cancun
  • The Riviera Maya (from Cancun to Tulum)
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Tulum
  • Cozumel

Complimentary pickup and drop-off transportation is included in this tour. We offer a courtesy shuttle in the mainland and taxi service for those with hotels in Cozumel.

Coming from Riviera Maya, Cancun, Tulum:

Complimentary Hotel Pickup/Drop-off from the Mainland

Our courtesy shuttle van service is available from Cancun, throughout the Riviera Maya and Tulum. We offer pickup/drop-off from/to your hotel's motor lobby or main entrance. The pickup time will be specified on your voucher confirmation. You can see aproximate pick up times from our hotel list (don't worry if your hotel is not listed). You will be dropped off at the Playa del Carmen ferry pier to meet your tour guide before boarding the ferry.

Walking Distance to Check Point

If your hotel in Playa del Carmen is within walking distance of the ferry pier, you can go directly to the Check-In point (Señor Frogs Restaurant) located next to the ferry pier.

Ferry to Cozumel from Playa del Carmen is Included

Along with your tour guide, you will board the ferry for a 40 minute cruise to Cozumel.

For Guests in Cozumel:

Complimentary Taxi Fare for Guests in Cozumel

From your hotel in Cozumel, take a taxi to the ferry pier located in Historic Downtown Cozumel. Here you will meet up with your tour guide arriving from Playa del Carmen. The meeting point is the Swallow Birds Monument in front of the ferry pier. Your tour guide wil reimburse you for the taxi fare from/to your hotel. Together you will board the safari truck and start your adventure in Cozumel.

Walking Distance to Check Point

If your hotel in Cozumel is within walking distance of the ferry pier, you can go directly to the Check-In point (Swallow Birds Monument) located at the entrance to the ferry pier.

"Highlights Tour questions & answers"

Hopefully you can find answers to your concerns here. And if not, you can always contact us directly.

Bring a bathing suit, biodegradable sunscreen, an optional change of clothing, sunglasses and cash for discounted entrance fee to Chankanaab Park, souvenirs and tips.
Yes, we only require that the wheelchairs be foldable, as well as whoever uses it can stand and walk short distances. Please mention it when making your reservation.
Yes, we offer options in any of the situations mentioned. It is important to emphasize it when making your reservation.
There are complimentary lockers and showers at the beach club for use during beach time and snorkeling time.
Even though infants can go on the tour, the suggested minimum age is two.
Yes, from 4 to 11.
This is an all-inclusive tour. The entrance fee to Punta Sur Bio Reserve and Pueblo del Maiz as well as all taxes and transportation fees are included.
Yes, you must know how to swim in order to snorkel.
The Highlights Tour is not allowed for pregnant women, people with back or neck injuries, diabetics who use insulin. Snorkeling is not allowed for people with asthma.
Yes, during the snorkeling activity this service is performed. It is important to mention that you will receive your photographs 24 to 48 hrs after the tour.
This is an excellent tour for groups. Contacts us for special group rates on groups of eight or larger.

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