Take an off-road romp in the jungle beyond Playa del Carmen on this half-day excursion. Drive or ride in a 2-person buggy and follow a guide first into scenic parts of the Playa del Carmen not frequented by tourists, before bouncing and bumping your way into the jungle. Wash off the grime during a swim at a gorgeous underground cenote and journey to an authentic Maya village. This small-group tour is limited to 14 passengers, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention. Hotel transport is included on this family-friendly outing.
Guided buggy adventure
Rumble through non-touristic areas of Playa del Carmen and explore the jungle
Take a dip in a cenote for a refreshing swim
Meet Mayans at a local village
Choose from a morning and afternoon departure
Round-trip transport from centrally located Playa del Carmen hotels included
Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more memorable experience
This was our favourite excursion that we did in Mexico, staff were amazing and very informative, jeeps were fun and cenote swim was incredible but very cold. Our favourite part was the Mayan village, very humbling experience and really made you think how lucky we are ! All in all incredible and I’m so honoured I got to experience it. Thank you to the staff there, amazing work
That is the spelling of the sound of the buggies. Four of us got in THE BEAST no problem. Fun ride, maybe a little straighter and flatter than expected but still fun. The cenote was just so quiet and peaceful. Bring a couple bucks or pesos for a local taco and cerveca.
First let me say that the tour guides were fantastic. Very pleasant and personable. There really wasn’t much they could do about the content of the tour. The jungle experience was very disappointing. Staying on a dirt road going down the same looking for over an hour and a half held no excitement for us, There was no jungle experience, no animals, no flora, no education presented. The swim fun and the Mayan village is a great idea but needs to include conversations/interactions with the locals. Stopping and buying food supplies to give away is a wonderful idea but needs to be explained before purchasing a ticket, with “the donation” explained before buying a ticket. Love the idea of giving to people in need, happy to do so but clarity of expectations of “donating” items should be made clear. It might be possible that somebody purchasing your tour doesn’t have the extra income to donate and may feel embarrassed that they could not purchase items to donate. So overall I only give this to her three stars and very disappointed that Tripadvisor gave it five stars. I won’t be listening to Tripadvisor in the future.
This was the best tour ever!! Our tour guide was totally awesome. He was funny and very informative. The buggy tour was sooo much fun and even the cenote swim was a blast even though it put me way outside my comfort zone. I am claustrophobic but was able to do it just fine. The highlight of the tour was stopping at a mayan village and buying food bags to hand out to the locals. It was such a humbling experience and one my husband and I will never forget. Book this tour.....you won't be disappointed!!
A great tour! The caves were amazing and so beautiful! Having an opportunity for my children to see a small town and help by bringing food to them was a real eye opener for them. My only complaint is that the buggy's were very loud and providing ear plugs would have helped. Overall, I would definitely tell anyone to take this tour!
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time on the tour! It was a bit of a rainy day so blasting down the jungle roads through massive puddles was a lot of fun though definitely don't wear nice clothes. The cenote experience was a surprise- we were in a small group so able to explore much of the cave that if you've eaten too much at the resort may be hard pressed to successfully squeeze through parts of.
The Mayan village visit was a step back to reality of how lucky us tourists have it and we were glad we were able to go and help out in a small way. There is food available for purchase at the village store though we also brought some candy along for sharing.
This is an amazing experience, could not fault anything during the day. So many different emotions, during the 3 parts of the day. The guys who go with you on the buggies are a credit to the country of mexico.
We started of with the hotel pick up and a short trip to playa del Carmen. After signing a safety document we were quickly off onto the streets of playa del Carmen and into the jungle. The buggies were great fun, great turn of speed, it was like I was a big kid again. When we got off the open road we were told to put on out bandanas and goggles, as it was gonna get dusty.
After about 15/20 minutes we ended up at a cenote in the middle of the jungle. We were split into groups and given a helmet, touch and water shoesand headed down to the cenote. The tour guys we were paired with were informative and really really funny. The scenery down there was amazing. Bats, little catfish, refreshing water, this cenote had everything. I would say its not for the more larger person as there is a few tight spaces, but as the tour guide says don't worry we have Vaseline!!!. After a little swim in the cenote, and time to do what you want , it was back up to the surface and a chance to have a few snacks and water before you go onward with your journey.
After a short bumpy road journey, you come to the small village on the outskirts of playa del Carmen. This truly makes your heart break. Showing a different side to the 5 hotels we are all used to here in mexico. The tin shacks, the small homes that sleep so many people. For 100 Mexican pesos you can purchase a bag of different food to hand out to the people and children. This was really a touching moment of the tour, but rewarding too. We took, a few bags of toffees which the children loved more than the fruit.
The tour guides were telling us that they had given the village money for a couple of water wells. They go to a different area every day so that different parts of the village have their chance to receive their bit of food.
The tour guides are amazing, in so many ways and is was touching to see them give something back to the community which everyone else seems to forget about. They are funny, informative, but have a big heart too. Special mention goes to Partick and Charlie.
You will not forget this tour for so many reasons. Your emotions are as up and down,as like the journey on the buggy to the cenote. Not only will you enjoy it, but you are giving something back.
This was one of the highlights of our holidays. My husband really enjoyed the buggy driving through the jungle. Then we went for a tour in the amazing underground river, and as the only people there it felt very special and was truly amazing. Finish the tour meeting local people and giving them food