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Maya Tours: Culture and Adventure in Solferino

Come have a day full of fun activities and learning opportunities! These Maya tours let you explore the jungle by ATV and experience the region’s culture.

USD $45.00USD $113.00

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Experience an Ancient Civilization on these Maya Tours

These Maya tours combine a day of adventure and cultural learning experiences. There is so much to learn on this trip! Feed your hunger for adventure as you get to drive all-terrain vehicles in the Mayan jungle to a 66-foot (20 meter) observation tower to look over the forest canopy. Add to your knowledge of the region as you learn how to make traditional tortillas and see how plants and honey have been used for medicinal purposes. Also, explore an Interactive Natural Museum and relax with a delicious meal beside the pool. Come join us for a fun day in the Mayan jungle!

Highlights

  • Drive all-terrain vehicles through the jungle
  • Admire the views from an observation tower
  • Learn how to make traditional Mexican tortillas and beans
  • See a medicinal plant garden and hear how the plants are used
  • Enjoy a delicious meal and swim in the pool by the main pavilion

Tour information

Duration: 4 hours (9:30 am to 13:30 pm)
Start and end location: Solferino
Availability: Year-round

Itinerary

When you arrive to the reception area in Solferino, your Maya tours will start as you receive a bracelet and meet your guide. Your guide will lead you to the Casa de los Aluxes and conduct a Purification Ceremony. You will learn about the Maya worldview and give an offering as a sign of respect for the beliefs of this civilization. Then, your guide will lead you to the locker area to store your belongings and valuables.

Then, you will hear information about the activities and security measures for the Maya tours. After receiving your equipment, you can follow your guide in an all-terrain vehicle to the Panoramic Tower. The tower has 2 observation platforms, one at 33 feet (10 meters) and the second at 66 feet (20 meters). It has a spectacular view above the treetops of the jungle.

Upon leaving the Panoramic Tower, you will get to visit our Historical Museum and learn about the history of the Mayans, the Solferino region, the dyewood trees, and the flora and fauna of the Mayan jungle. Then, you will admire one of the main activities that the region has had for 100 years in the Chiclero Camp.

Time to drive the ATVs again! From there, you will begin a journey to the Casa Maya where you will learn how to make tortillas in the traditional way. You will also see how beans are cooked, the main food of the Maya ancestors. In the courtyard of the Casa Maya is the Interactive Natural Museum, where you will interact with a vast collection of insects, tropical woods, seeds, and more.

To continue your expedition, you will drive to the Ecological Water Treatment Plant and the
Reforestation nursery. Then, you will enter the Medicinal Garden, a place dedicated to the conservation of medicinal plants and knowledge about their properties and uses.

Next, you will drive to the Meliponario to see and learn all about the stingless Mayan bees, which produce medicinal honey. Your guide will then show you to the Main Palapa (pavilion), where you will enjoy a delicious meal for an hour and have another hour to swim in the pool.

Finally, your guide will lead you to the Kanches, or Elevated Gardens. This is where the Closing Ceremony will take place and your Maya tours will come to an end.

What’s included

  • Specialized bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • One ATV for every two people, plus helmet and goggles
  • Binoculars
  • Walking sticks
  • Snack and water halfway through
  • Access to pool and lockers
  • 3-course meal at the Main Palapa

What’s not included

  • Additional merchandise
  • Photos of your tour

What to bring

  • Cash, Visa, or Mastercard for recorded videos, souvenirs, and/or tips
  • Biodegradable sunscreen and biodegradable mosquito repellent (available in the tour operator’s shop)
  • Swimsuit, towel, and hat
  • Comfortable clothes (long pants for the jungle, socks, and tennis shoes or ankle-supporting boots)

Important notes

  • The maximum capacity for this tour is 14 people. If you have more than 14, contact us at info@keteka.com and we will try to find a group for you.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of the tour start time so we stay on time.
  • Guides are available in Spanish, English, and other languages. For guides in other languages, let us know at least 3 days in advance at info@keteka.com.
  • Weather doesn’t impact the tour’s availability (except heavy storms). The use of canoes in the Dakini Lagoon depends on the level of water.
  • The minimum age for our activities is 6 years old. For your safety, every minor must be supervised by an adult. The minimum age for driving an ATV is 16 years old with a driving license.
  • The maximum recommended weight for this activity is 319 pounds (145 kilograms).
  • For your own safety and to secure your belongings, we do not recommend using cameras or photographic devices during the tour.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with physical or mental disabilities, heart problems, pregnant women or people under the influence of alcohol or any drug.

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Solferino, Mexico

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Solferino, Mexico 21.352120, -87.429328

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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