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#1 taylorwd

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    Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:00 PM

    There are so many different excursions to do in the Riviera Maya, I thought I’d put in my two cents and try and steer people clear of this one! The short of it is, better to spend your time doing something else.

    Tulum Xtreme includes the Tulum ruins, zip lining, rappelling, and snorkeling in a cenote. Lunch was also provided. It’s a full day tour; they picked us up before 7am and we got back to our resort about 5pm.

    Pros: Tulum, the cenote, and the fact that they pick you up in small 12-person vans (meaning you won’t be spending 2 hours picking everyone up like if you had a large bus). Lunch was tasty too.

    Cons: zip lining, rappelling, and being gone the entire day

    Tulum: This was our first stop, and seeing the ruins was great! We had about 1.5 hours there and 45 min. of that was a guided tour. Anyone who’s been to Tulum knows that 1.5 hours is enough time to see the ruins since they’re so small. We even had time to eat a tasty lunch while waiting for everyone to get back to the van.

    Zip lining: This was pretty lame. There are only 3 zip lines, and while the towers are high, the grade isn’t very steep so you go pretty slow. In fact, they offered for our group to go again and everyone turned them down. That should tell you something!

    Rappelling: Also lame. We thought it would be real rappelling but instead they just built a tower and you rappel off that. It’s not very high, either, so your turn is over very quickly.

    Snorkeling in the Cenote: Really cool! We would like to have spent more time doing this part of it but each activity is only allotted so much time.

    To sum up, do Tulum as its own thing. That way you’re not spending your whole day doing something like this. For snorkeling in cenotes, I’ve heard that Hidden Worlds is really cool. Go there instead and you can snorkel to your heart’s content!

    In our opinions this was a waste of a day. We could have pulled out the two things we liked and done them some other way that didn’t take up our whole day.

    #2 Bpink62581

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      Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:48 PM

      Thanks for the advice! I'm glad you posted this as my fiance is TOTALLY into zip lining and probably would have wanted to book this!

      #3 Destination Scout

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        Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:50 PM

        Great feedback. Did they take you to Xtreme which is on the other side of Xcaret?

        #4 taylorwd

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          Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:12 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Destination Scout
          Great feedback. Did they take you to Xtreme which is on the other side of Xcaret?
          Nope. They just call it Tulum Xtreme but it's not related to the park. Although now that I think about it, I thought the park on the other side of Xcaret was called Xplor. I could definitely be wrong though!

          #5 taylorwd

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            Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:13 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Bpink62581
            Thanks for the advice! I'm glad you posted this as my fiance is TOTALLY into zip lining and probably would have wanted to book this!
            I've heard there's really great zip lining in the area, just not with this particular excursion!

            #6 LadyTrunck

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              Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:52 PM

              Thanks! I had actually looked into this one and was seriously considering it. FI would have not been happy about the bad ziplining and rappeling!
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