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#1 reynbow

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:39 PM

I'm excited about having our wedding in Tulum and we're planning to organize a day of excursions before the wedding. Wondering if anyone could recommend a tour company or activities that are senior-friendly. My mom and a few other relatives can't do a lot of walking. I had wanted to go to the ruins but seems like this would require a bit of walking. I'm guessing a shopping trip to Playa Del Carmen could work. Would appreciate any other suggestions!

#2 kmk2016

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:43 PM

A catamaran trip is always a special trip and wouldn't require walking... If everyone is comfortable on the water.


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#3 bicoastalimages

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    Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:43 AM

    Hey @reynbow

     

    Playa del Carmen is a great choice but would still require quite a bit of walking around. My hubby and I live in Cancun and when my grandmother came to visit we took her to Playa and she wasn't too happy because of all the walking we still ended up doing while shopping and eating. As long as you just hit up a few streets and take little breaks on park benches when needed I'm sure they'll be fine.

     

    For a really cool evening excursion there is a brand new attraction called Xoxomilco you might be interested in. It's located just outside of Cancun and is a dinner cruise on flat bottom boats through calm canals of water. I think up to 20 people fit on a boat. They serve all kinds of great authentic Mexican food and you'll hear some fabulous music from mariachis. 

     

    I think @kmk2016 also has an awesome suggestion with the catamaran trip! They can often accommodate a large group and with their design aren't fairly steady and comfortable gliding across the water.

     

    As for the Mayan ruin sites there are a few that are closer such as Tulum or even Coba that don't cover quite as much land as Chichen Itza (so possibly not as much walking). Tulum is VERY small but since it's right on the coast it's definitely worth seeing. Coba is spread out but there are guys who can give you a ride right to the bottom of the main ruin site for a few dollars on a triciclo (Mexican bike with seating for two in the front).

     

    Best of luck finding the right one & let us know if you have any questions about any specific tours! If we're familiar with it and can give you some insider info on it we will :)



    #4 reynbow

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    Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

    Thank you so much @kmk2016 and @bicoastalimages!  This is very helpful.



    #5 AyeWatSoon

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    Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:52 AM

    I'm excited about having our wedding in Tulum and we're planning to organize a day of excursions before the wedding. Wondering if anyone could recommend a tour company or activities that are senior-friendly. My mom and a few other relatives can't do a lot of walking. I had wanted to go to the ruins but seems like this would require a bit of walking. I'm guessing a shopping trip to Playa Del Carmen could work. Would appreciate any other suggestions!


    We are in a similar situation. I contacted Paradise Catamaran to see if they were handicap accessible since they seem to have the most reasonable price for a group of 40 people. They can accommodate several wheelchairs if needed. They also escort individuals to their seat if needed.

    Hope this information helps!





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