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Hiking at Villa Maya
Cozumel | Mexico |
 
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After meeting your guide at the starting location, you will board your safari bus which is going to take you to the heart of Cozumel Island to visit Villa Maya, a private natural reserve area located in the center of the island. This is a walking expedition that is perfect for guests with a passion for outdoors and interest in learning about the tropical environments and the ancient Mesoamerican Mayan culture. Depending on your groups physical condition, you will walk between 3 - 6 miles.

You will follow cleared paths through the jungle where you will learn about the island's wild life, see the local Orchid’s and Bromelia, hear about Geological history and discover Mayan vestiges and how the inhabitants lived. You will also learn about the Mayans use of the tropical plants. After your hike, you will have the opportunity to try natural beverages, and regional snacks.

Villa Maya provides services for eco – tourism travelers. Its basic facilities include cabanas or hammocks you can rent, a dining area, restrooms, showers, bonfire area and trails in the jungle. There is no electricity.

The owners encourage wild life management and environmental education programs to increase the ecological understanding of locals as well as visitors. It offers a unique opportunity to visit the jungle, look at different vegetation communities and fauna, and have a better understanding and appreciation of the local environment. The natural reserve has a code of practice to minimize the negative social, environmental and economic impacts of your visit. Remember, you are a guest, be culturally sensitive and respect local customs, leave the area cleaner than when you found it. Stay on the trail. Do not take anything from nature. Do not disturb wildlife or wildlife habitats.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Active
Tour Duration
4 Hours 30 minutes
Tour Departs From
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverages
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable long sleeve shirts and long pants and sensible walking or hiking shoes. Sunglasses, binoculars, insect repellant and sunscreen are also suggested
Restrictions
Guests must be 8 years of age to participate. Guests under 18 must be with an adult. Guests must be able to hike over packed dirt and rock surfaces, some with slight inclines and many that are uneven. This expedition is not suitable for people with physical disabilities and cardio or pulmonary disabilities.

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