The extraordinary plants and animals that witnessed the rise and evolution of the Maya are still abundant and roaming the area.
Punta Laguna (The spider monkey Reserve) is a rural Maya community immersed in the dense canopy of the tropical forest. This reserve has been conserved by the local community which recognizes it as a special land with diverse plants and animals.
This Maya community preserves much of their traditions and customs and they will guide us through the amazing natural environment, walking on the Maya trails looking for wildlife, learning about the trees and their medicinal properties. It is still possible to observe troops of spider and howler monkey eating chicozapote fruits or see large flocks of colorful parrots returning to their roost in the evening.
After walking through the magical passageways of the jungle and it´s wildlife, you will find yourself immersed in one of the most beautiful landscapes you have ever seen; a transparent lagoon reflecting the sky as a mirror giving life to this sustainable ecosystem. We will cross the lagoon by canoe paddling into the other side of the jungle where the zipline is waiting for us to fly on top of this landscape.
We will be part of a small sacred Maya ceremony; rappel into the cenote and at the end we will have the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating culture by enjoying a delicious fresh meal prepared by the women of the community.
The Maya food is the reflection of a culture based on religious rituals, magic and art.
This adventure can be perfectly combined with Coba Archaeological Site.
- Enjoy outstanding birding in the Maya Forest and walk in the jungle learning from the different flora and fauna of the dense canopy of the tropical forest.
- Discover the wild side of this premier ecotourism destination on a small-group guided by our renowned Expedition Leaders.
- The Finest & Passionate Naturalist Guides on the Planet.
- Our High Quality & Added Value Guarantee Ensures Your Special Caribbean Sea Kayak and Coral Reef Experience.
- Yucatan Outdoors support conservation and preservation projects in the communities and wild places we explore.
Around 8 explorers. A very important feature of our Sian Ka´an eco tours is the limited group size, as off the beaten path nature expeditions are best experienced with smaller groups of travelers.
Easy to Moderate/ Flexible
The Wildlife Jungle Expeditions can be tailored to your particular interest and needs. Our itinerary includes short- to medium-length walks over uneven terrain, over wet, slippery surfaces and steep inclines, and with some altitude gain. We stress that all activities are optional.
*As our adventures are performed in the natural wild places the Physical Requirements can be also influenced by the weather conditions.
Small and personalized groups, passionate and professional bilingual guide, equipment for the activities, entrance fees, local fruit, healthy local snacks, and purified water.
WHAT TO BRING
Sunglasses, hat, wear light comfy clothes (pants and long sleeve shirt), swimsuit, towel, comfortable shoes, have an extra set of clothes for the end of the day, biodegradable eco friendly sunscreen and mosquito repellent, binoculars (optional), and camera (optional).