Your Private Jeep Excursion in Cozumel begins right outside your cruise ship's terminal in Cozumel. Your friendly private Jeep shore excursion guide will greet you and take you to your Jeep Wrangler vehicle (Jeeps will be standard stick shift unless you request automatic - use the comment box on your order form). You can choose the suggested itinerary below or customize your very own private Cozumel Jeep excursion with your guide. Remember, this is your private guide and jeep for the day! Just please discuss your desired sights and stops prior to the start as it is difficult if not impossible to back-track mid-excursion due to time and entrance fees.
After setting the plan, your bilingual jeep excursion guide will give you a short briefing about "how to drive" around the city and some security measures. Your valid US driver's license is required for all drivers - the minimum age to drive is 21 years old. The driving is on paved roads.
The "typical" Jeep excursion itinerary will have you following the shore excursion guide on the cross-island road (also known as "transversal"), then heading south. Discover the best beaches in Cozumel and miles of virgin coastline, while you drive along the uncivilized east coast of Cozumel, natural white sandy beaches, rocky shore, blowholes, and turquoise water. Your Private Cozumel Jeep Excursion guide will show you the best picture spots along the road - don't forget your camera!
Your next private Jeep excursion destination could be the famous Punta Sur Eco Park, the largest national ecological reserve in Cozumel. Note that all participants (adults and children) must pay the entrance fee of approximately $11.00 USD per participant at the gate. The first stop inside the park is to watch the crocodiles in their natural habitat from a safe lookout tower. You can spot exotic birds and wild flora everywhere. Next, you will visit the Caracol Mayan ruin, a small construction that despite its size was an important development of the Mayan civilization and served as a weather station. Don´t forget to climb the historic Celarain Lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea!
As part of the option to stop at Punta Sur National Park, you could stop for a 45-minute guided snorkel tour at Punta Sur Park (keep in mind, you can choose the itinerary and activities during this private shore excursion). The reef is shallow and easy to access, ideal even for beginner snorkelers to feel comfortable and safe at all times. All necessary snorkel equipment will be provided. You may spot parrotfish, yellow-ribbon fish, sargent mayor fish, and sea turtles among other local Cozumel marine life. If guests choose not to go to Punta Sur, the snorkeling will take place at Palmar Beach Club. Located within the Chankanaab Marine Park boundaries, the shallow snorkeling is outstanding! Enjoy your delicious choices of fajitas, tacos, or quesadillas - chicken, beef, or fish. Drinks may be purchased at an additional charge during lunch.
Want to do something different? Try an informative visit to the Chocolate Factory. Or maybe switch out the visit to Punta Sur for a walk through San Gervasio Mayan Ruins, a relaxing horseback ride, and a fun ATV excursion (available at an additional cost - options to discuss with your guide).
You have the option to customize your excursion with a stop at El Cedral or you may even drive around downtown San Miguel and take pictures of the beautiful monuments, churches, and fountains of the city or stop for some shopping. Your Jeep shore excursion ends when your guide takes you back to the meeting point from where it is just a short walk back to your Cozumel cruise ship after a day full of private Cozumel sightseeing shore excursion fun, memories, and gorgeous landscapes.
Traveling with little ones? No worries...infants under the age of 3 ride free of charge! Car seats are also available at no extra cost (first come, first serve - 2 available).
Note that the snorkel and lunch spot may be changed to the west side depending on weather and water conditions.
Private Cozumel Jeep Sightseeing Shore Excursion and just for your group. Discover Cozumel Island while driving a convertible 4x4 Jeep. Design your dream day in paradise on this 100% customized guided Jeep shore excursion. Snorkel, lunch, beach club, drinks, and more!