| Originally Posted by lambert13 |
There is really no river in the Riviera Maya. There is a vast system of caves and underground waterways throughout the whole region though. The river at X Caret is just one small piece of the puzzle.
Another option is a guided boat tour through the mangrove jungle in the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve. They take you on a boat through the canals in the jungle that were carved from the mangrove by the Mayans. You get to see all types of birds, fish, possibly crocodiles and sometimes even manatees. There is an option to float along with the boat for part of the tour. I can dig up some contact info about that if you want. That would be about the only option for a boat tour of the type that you are looking for.
I will look up the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve.
Do you think Xcaret is worth the money? Not necessarily for my grandma, but just in general. I wonder if its better to hunt down lesser known places than to go to Xcaret. I looked into the Hidden Worlds park you posted on a different thread & it looked like fun. Did you also say you were going to Aktun Chen? If so, how was it? Opps, didn't mean to hijak my thread & switch the topic away from gramdma friendly places. I am just so excited for all the adventures in RM!