“Float to the Ecstasy” is what our schedule for the day suggested. We were both a bit uncertain of what this meant, however because Riviera Maya tourism hadn’t steered us wrong so far during our press Trip, we understood we were in for a treat.
Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
This natural Unesco world Heritage site spans over 1.3 million acres (652,000 hectares), making it the largest secured area in the Mexican Caribbean. Not only is the size of this reserve impressive, the diversity of flora as well as fauna is really astonishing. right here you’ll discover 375 types of birds, 115 types of mammals (including Jaguars as well as Manatees), 318 types of butterflies as well as my least favourite, 310 types of mosquitoes!
Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
We shown up at Sian Ka’an as well as to our delight, we had a personal boat for us, our driver, pr rep as well as guide. We cruised effortlessly over the glass-like waters as well as with canals produced by the smart Mayan people over 1000 years ago!
During our boat ride, our knowledgable guide offered us with info about the different mangroves, ecosystems, animals as well as history of this area. Not only are there spectacular waters, remove lagoons as well as fascinating animals here, there are likewise 23 understood Mayan archeological sites! We were much more than pleased to be on trip with neighborhood trips Sian Ka’an, a non-profit business which employs Mayan people as well as provides back to the community.
Crystal remove waters of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
We reached the point at which we were to “float to the ecstasy”, which implied that we were to don a life jacket (by putting our legs with it as well as sitting on it), jump in the water as well as bob along, while letting the present take us slowly as well as peacefully down the canal for 40 minutes. We delighted in the serenity of floating with the remove waters, although, I have to admit I was a bit paranoid about illusive crocodiles quite much the whole time!
“Floating to the Ecstasy“
So far on our trip to the Yucatan, we had been able to witness traditional Mayan theater, eat authentic food, visit spectacular ruins and now, we were able to drift with ancient hand-built canals. The Mayan civilization really is incredible.
The Ruins of Tulum
Both the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve as well as the Tulum Ruins are near the little beach town of Tulum. This would be our third time going to this touristy town, but not our last! After enjoying a freshly prepared fish lunch, we made our method to the extremely prominent as well as precarious, cliff side ruins. We were greeted by numerous Iguanas as well as the intensity of the late day sun.
Tulum is overrun with Iguanas!
Tulum was strategically developed by the Mayans in the late 13th century. defense was a high concern when selecting this site. Not only were they secured on one side by a sheer 12m cliff, however they developed a 5m high/8m thick/400m long wall along the landward sides. I can’t even picture the effort as well as time that should have taken them to create. contributing to the security, they developed two view towers at the SW as well as NW corners of the site.
Tulum was developed in the ideal location
We wandered around gazing in awe at this aesthetically pleasing site before succumbing to the warm of the day. lucky for us, these ruins are found on a beautiful stretch of sand. We complied with the wooden stairs down to the sea as well as jumped into the rolling waves. certainly bring your bathing fit when going to Tulum, the beach right here is stunning!
It was a fantastic method to end our day in the Tulum area. We stated our goodbyes to the Riviera Maya rep, Tania, as well as were dropped off at our elegant resort to delight in one final night on our press Trip.
Check out this video of Floating to the Ecstasy & the Tulum Ruins!
Can you believe exactly how industrious the ancient Mayan people were? have you seen any type of Mayan ruins? show us below!
הצהרת אחריות: עזים בכביש הן שותף באמזון כמו גם סניף עבור כמה קמעונאים אחרים. פירוש הדבר שאנו מבצעים עמלות אם תלחץ על קישורים בבלוג שלנו וכן לרכוש מאותם קמעונאים.