- Enjoy a Whale shark safari
- Visit the Sian Kaan Biosphere
- Snorkel in Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, provides a habitat for countless endangered marine species, from manatees and sea turtles to the largest fish on the planet, the Whale shark. These normally solitary creatures can grow to around 12 metres in length, congregating in social groups during the summer months to take advantage of the plankton rich waters.
What makes this trip responsible?
This itinerary features only those sites whose management is consistent with international standards of sustainable tourism. We visit protected properties with local people and operate according to the principles of Leave-No-Trace. It is important that you stay hydrated and, in our primary overland vehicle, we will have a large water cooler on board rather than cycle through single-use plastic bottles. You will be asked to take a freshwater shower and refrain from applying sun screen before entering the underground river. Touching of marine life is only permitted in Shark and Ray alley, where Nurse sharks and Sting rays are accustomed to interaction with human visitors; contact with wild animals throughout the rest of our adventures is prohibited. We pay the mandatory park fees which contribute to conservation of the parks and surrounding areas.
Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)