A true adventure into the heart of Cozumel's jungle, this excursion will take you through 10 miles of off-road trails that lead to the Jade cenote, where you will have the opportunity to take a dip in the freshwater just like the Mayans. After your swim in the cenote, you will travel through an ancient coral cave. Be prepared for a wild ride and to get dirty on the Cozumel Jungle Xrail Buggy to Jade Cavern and Cenote Swim Excursion.
Once your ship has docked in Cozumel you will meet your guide just a short taxi ride from your cruise terminal. Be sure you have on clothes that you do not mind getting dirty, which is part of the fun! The taxi ride is about a 20-minutes to the base camp, which is located in the oldest village on the island, El Cedral. Upon your arrival at the base camp, the bi-lingual expert Xrail shore excursion guides will show you all there is to know about operating the stick shift buggy. These are shared 4-person vehicles. Drivers can switch out duties mid-way. If you wish to have the vehicle all to yourself, you will need to purchase all 4 seats. You need to be 18 years of age with a valid driver's license to operate the buggies (you will need to present your physical license, not a copy). Your guide will pass out helmets, goggles, and a bandana. There is one guide for every 12 guests. After your safety briefing, you are off into the jungle, following your guide over the trails.
Under the canopy of the jungle, the guide will lead you through miles of trails until you arrive at Jade Cavern, which is a freshwater cenote. Depending on the conditions, you can jump off the side of the cavern into the freshwater to refresh yourself in the crisp cool freshwater (subject to water conditions). The roots of the trees above stretch down through the limestone rocks to their source of freshwater deep below, surrounded by strangely shaped stalactites.
Turn your buggies around and head back to base camp, where you can relax. Afterward, the staff will assist you in calling a taxi that will bring you back to your original meeting location. For the taxi ride, you can expect to pay from $20.00 up to $40.00 each way depending on the group size.
If you are looking for an adventure in Cozumel, come and explore Jade Cavern! You will drive your manual shift buggy through the off-road trails and then refresh yourself in a beautiful cenote.