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 Mayan Encounter Pac Chen     

$124 Usd $105 Usd  INCLUDED

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To make a reservation we need 25% deposit - Balance must be paid at pick-up in cash.

  Air-conditioned transportation, guide, entrance fee to the sites, rappel equipment.

To see the real Mexico you must leave the town and traffic far behind and join us for an expedition into the heart of the Yucatan jungle where we will show you a Mexico that most tourists, and many Mexicans, never see.

You will be picked up at your hotel and taken on an historical journey that spans 1500 years of Mayan culture. Our first stop is the recently-opened ancestral city of Coba, an archaeological site hidden deep inside the rain forest of the south-eastern Yucatan, where we will guide you through the history that pertains to this site in particular and to the region in general.

Walking through these verdant green vegetation-covered ruins one literally feels the ancient rhythms of this once strong city-state, and climbing the Nohoch Muul temple (the highest in the state) one can truly appreciate the pristine beauty and immeasurable vastness of the surrounding sub-tropical rain forest. Leaving here we penetrate deeper into the jungle to the authentic Mayan village of Pac Chen, a self-sufficient community of approximately 100 indigenous people living next to an integral part of the region's lagoon system.

Together with the locals we walk through their forest, learning of the local fauna and flora, enjoy a zip-line crossing over one of their incredibly beautiful open cenotes (sinkholes), rappel 45 ft down into and swim in the sacred cenote Balaam Kin, canoe and swim on their lagoon, and next to the same lagoon enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the local women.

Entering their homes in the jungle one is able to truly appreciate how these people live and survive far from the "civilised" lifestyles that we are accustomed to. Mayan Encounter therefore offers a great combination of history, adventure and culture all in one adventure-filled day.

Tour Schedule

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Pick up in the different hotels.
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Arrival at Pac Chen or Coba (depending on daily logistics).
1) Pac Chen (5 to 6 hours):
Visitors will have the opportunity to both see how the Mayans live and experience with these wonderful people an adventure in their natural world.
Rappel in cenote (Duration 1:15 hrs):
After a 20 minute walk through the jungles of the Mayan World we arrive at "Balam Kin" cenote where the visitor rappels 45 ft. into the crystal clear waters of this spectacular cave.
Z-line crossing: (Duration 45 min)
After a 5 min walk from the rappel station we arrive at "Cenote del Caiman". Here we fly 100 m over an open air cenote to head back to the village.
Canoe in Laguna Mojarras (Duration 40 min.):
From this beautiful lagoon we can appreciate the Mayan community of Pac Chen and explore the natural surroundings of the area.
Visit the community (Duration 45 min.):
At this point we take some time to walk through the village to experience something of the social and cultural aspects of this Mayan village.
Mayan Feast: (Duration 45 min)
With a wonderful view of the lagoon we take time to enjoy an authentic culinary experience. The menu includes: chicken cooked with the traditional Mayan ingredients, rice, beans, potatoes and hand made tortillas.
2) Coba (XI Century)(2 Hours):
In this majestic archeological site we take a two hour tour of one of the most important Mayan treasures visiting the most important temples and the legendary ball game. After a 1.5 km walk we arrive at the Nohoch Muul pyramid (the tallest in Quintana Roo) where visitors can enjoy a wonderful view of the Mayan world.
5:00 - 6:00 PM End of the Expedition. Transported back to your hotels.

Mayan Encounter Pac Chen, with transportation From $124


1) This expedition operates daily

2) This expedition includes:
- canoe, zip-line, rappel equipment
- entrance fee to archeological site of Coba
- lunch and drinks
- multilingual adventure guide
- Mayan guides in Pac Chen community

3) Expedition recommendations:
- comfortable walking shoes (tennis   shoes, sports sandals or  
hiking boots preferable)
- swimming gear
- change of clothing
- towel
- extra T-shirt as sun protection
- repellent
- camera

4) Expedition prices
- adult: $124 usd
- children younger than 12 years: $105 usd

5) Payments and reservations:
- cash only accepted for balances due.
- 25% due at time of reservation.
- balances are due on the day of the tour in cash.
- reservations should be made early as spaces are limited

6) Transportation:
- all of our expeditions provide free transport from pick-up locations throughout the Riviera Maya (except Cancun). If you are in Cancun, there is another tour available called Chimuch. Please ask us about it.

7) Guides
- adventure trained
- first-aid certified
- multilingual (tours are run, on request, in fluent English,   Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish)


- Suntan lotions and insect repellents are prohibited because
  they harm the environment, please use eco-friendly formulas
  only (can be purchased in this area)

- this expedition is not suitable for people with severe back
  problems nor any severe physical handicaps; it is not
  recommended for children under 6 years old and is an
  extremely high-risk activity for pregnant women.


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