Discover Cozumel's colorful past and charming present on this delightful half-day tour.
Your guide will greet you on the pier and then you will board your coach for a scenic drive around the island of Cozumel, one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations and its largest inhabited island. As you make your way around the island, your guide will provide you with an informative narration of the island's history and point out places of interest.
Your first stop is at the oldest settlement on the island, El Cedral. During your stop you will learn about the ancient history of the Mayan culture that first inhibited this tiny village and how in later years, this was the site of the first Catholic service held in Mexico.
Continuing on, you will make your way around the southern tip of the island to the eastside, enjoying picturesque views of pristine, untamed beaches while on your way to El Mirador. A stop at this popular natural limestone formation allows you an opportunity to stretch your legs and take some photos of the striking coastline and rock formations.
Your journey then brings you back into town to the Tequila Hacienda Museum. During your visit, you will be treated to a sampling of traditional folkloric dances, performed by professional artists in full costume. You may also choose to learn about the process of the tequila while enjoy a tasting of this old traditional drink and perceive its flavorseither view Cozumel's tequila museum with your guide or have some free time here to explore at your own pace.
Visit a Mayan village, be welcome in Maya language by Halach Uinik and let him travel you in to the past. Witness how Mayan people used to live, see the ancient houses, botanical garden, customs, traditions and taste a sample of their unique food.
Following your time here, you are given the option of returning to the ship on the coach, or staying behind in town and returning at your leisure and your own expense.
Please note: This tour includes minimal walking over mostly even surfaces; however, there are uneven limestone surfaces at El Mirado which can be slippery. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Light weight clothing, comfortable, flat walking shoes, sun caps, sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.