It's time to get off the beaten path and experience the true beauty of Cozumel on an exciting and informative off-road adventure! Jungle Jeep driving, cenote swim, guided snorkel, and much more!
Begin your Cozumel Jeep and Caverns Excursion when you meet your guide at a location near your cruise port in Cozumel. Once you receive your instructions, get behind the wheel of a Jeep and follow your guide south down the island road caravan-style to El Cedral, the oldest town on Cozumel. Please note they are shared, 4-person vehicles. There is an option to pay a VIP charge and have the Jeep all to yourselves (please see the pricing list). The drive is smooth on paved roads. Learn the history of the town as well as the Mayan culture. This quaint village has been in existence through the era of the Mayans, and the Spanish, and into the present. In addition to the approximately 140 homes that are inhabited, the oldest church on the island (which is still active) and a tiny Mayan ruin are located here.
Next, it is time to go off-roading through the lush, green jungle to Jade Cavern where you will be able to swim in the fresh waters of the Chempita Cenote if water conditions allow. Your shore excursion guide will lead you down the dirt trails - be prepared to get dirty, may be muddy, and ready for fun. If you aren't familiar with cenotes, these are deep water pools that are actually sinkholes formed by water coming up through the limestone soil over thousands of years. And the water is generally quite chilly but refreshing. At the Chempita Cenote, you can either jump in from a platform or for the more adventurous, from a 20-foot cliff! Or you can just watch from the banks. You will have approximately 30 minutes at the cenote. Note that these are not swimming pools but natural water holes - there will be leaves and other natural debris. Your Jungle Jeep excursion driving time is approximately 30-40 minutes.
After hopping back into your Jeep and returning to El Cedral, you will have a brief tequila tour of the village and will learn the history and the process of making tequila. Of course, you will have the opportunity to taste a few of the many flavors available.
Then it is off to Palmar Beach Club and Dzul Ha Reef where you will have a guided snorkel experience. The guide will pass out your snorkeling gear, show you how to use it if needed, and then assist you into the water right from the shore. The waters of Cozumel are crystal clear and shades of blue you can only imagine! Below the surface is a host of marine life for you to see. It will be difficult to capture this experience in words, so bring along your underwater camera to take photos to share with your friends and family. Your snorkeling time will be approximately 30-45 minutes.
At the conclusion of your snorkeling excursion, you will be taken back to your meeting point near your cruise port. However, if you wish to linger and extend your experience, you are welcome to remain at the beach club and return to your Cozumel cruise port at your own expense. Either way, you will have had a truly memorable day on the Island of the Swallows!
This is a super fun adventure you don't want to miss! Drive your own jeep to the oldest town in Cozumel, El Cedral. Then you will go off-road to get to Jade Cavern where you can have a swim or just admire the lush jungle. Your adventure is not over until you snorkel in the beautiful reef of Dzul Ha. This Cozumel Jeep excursion has it all!