MEXICO

YUCATAN PENINSULA

SAILFISH, BULL SHARKS & CENOTES

 13 - 19 FEB 2021  • 08 DAYS •  12 GUESTS

Unique and incredible marine encounters await you on this Mexican adventure in the Yucatan Peninsula. Experience the exhilarating rush of the feeding frenzy of the Sailfish and surround yourself with imposing stout and strong Bull Sharks. Enjoy the serenity and calm of the turquoise waters of the Cenotes caves and explore Mayan ruins and culture on an exhilarating adventure. Indulge yourself in some of the world’s most unique and incredible marine encounters.

Starting your adventure on the island of Isla Mujeres, witness first-hand the natural phenomenon of the fastest fish in the sea, the Sailfish. Jump in the water and observe their amazing hunting technique as they herd bait balls of sardines and swoop in for the kill. Keep watch as these curious passing pelagics come and investigate and the excitement builds as the bait fish dart to the surface to escape their hunters. Dive with one of the top Apex predators, the majestic Bull Shark on intimate and ‘up close and personal’ dives and enjoy the coral reefs and palm tree lined white sandy beaches of Playa Del Carmen.  Explore the tropical jungle of the Riveria Maya and dive in the crystal-clear glassy waters of the Cenotes, the largest network of underwater caverns in the world. Finish your Yucatan adventure overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea at the well-preserved Mayan ruins in Tulum.

End your Mexican adventure with our Post-Extension to the magnificent Monarch Butterflies in Zitacuaro, or for an absolutely thrilling Mexican marine experience and the chance to see Blue, Gray, Fin, Sperm and Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Dolphins, Bull, Mako, Silky, Hammerhead and Blue Sharks and combine this expedition with our Baja California and Socorro Expedition A once in a lifetime trip, the Ultimate Mexican adventure and a diver and marine lover’s dream!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Snorkel with Sailfish and observe their adrenaline filled feeding frenzy.

  • Get up close and personal with Bull Sharks on heart stopping dives.

  • Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the Cenotes, one of the world’s most intriguing underwater ecosystems.

  • Explore ancient ruins and archaeological sites with breath-taking views of the Caribbean and the jungle.

  • Dive the tropical reefs of the Caribbean Sea, teeming with fish life.


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POST-EXTENSION

Monarch Butterflies

20 - 24 FEB 2021 – 05 DAYS – 12 GUESTS  

Complete your Mexican adventure with our Post-Extension to the magnificent Monarch Butterflies in Zitacuaro. Witness the extraordinary wildlife event of the winter hibernation of the Monarch butterflies. Stroll through the Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca, a World Heritage Site and watch millions of butterflies descend and cluster on the pine and oak forest around you. Feast on authentic Mexican cuisine in a local village before hiking to the summit of Mexico’s fourth highest peak and volcano, Nevado de Toluca. Take in the spectacular and majestic panoramic views that surround you including the large dacitic lava dome that separates two crater lakes, known as the lakes of the Sun and Moon.


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Having returned from the Great Whites, Whale Sharks & Cenotes trip, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Wild Earth Expeditions for providing such a brilliant adventure. If you’re looking for a unique combination of 3 exceptional encounters, you can’t go past this package. Thomas’ professionalism, friendliness, boundless enthusiasm and seemingly tireless effort ensured that we could all relax and immerse ourselves fully in every experience. My expectations of what it would be like were blown away and I’ll certainly be looking at more adventures with Wild Earth Expeditions in the future.
— Lisa D. Australia - 2013 Mexico

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ITINERARY OVERVIEW

MEXICO YUCATAN PENINSULA – SAILFISH, BULL SHARKS & CENOTES      

13 - 19 FEB 2021 – 08 DAYS – 12 GUESTS    

Day 01 | Feb 13 Depart Home / En route to Cancun, Mexico

Day 02 | Feb 14 Travel to Isla Mujeres / Welcome cocktails and dinner

Day 03 | Feb 15 Sailfish experience

Day 04 | Feb 16 Sailfish experience / Travel to Playa del Carmen

Day 05 | Feb 17 Caribbean Coral dive / Bull shark dives

Day 06|  Feb 18 Morning Bull shark dives / Travel to Tulum / Jungle Cenote snorkel

Day 07 | Feb 19 Dive Cenotes / Tulum Mayan ruins

Day 08 | Feb 20 Return to Cancun/ Fly home or post-extension Monarch Butterflies    

 

POST EXTENSION – MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

20 - 23 FEB 2021 – 05 DAYS – 12 GUESTS   

Day 01 | Feb 20 Arrive in Mexico City / Welcome dinner

Day 01 | Feb 21 Mexico City Tour / Teotihuacan ruins

Day 02 | Feb 22 Travel to Zitacuaro / Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Day 03 | Feb 23 Biosphere Reserve / Nevado de Toluca Volcano

Day 04 | Feb 24 Return to Mexico City / Fly home or continue to Baja California and Socorro Expedition


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COST & INFO

MEXICO YUCATAN PENINSULA – SAILFISH, BULL SHARKS & CENOTES

Double Occupancy: USD $6,790 per person sharing

Single Supplement Surcharge: USD $1,460 per person

 

POST EXTENSION – MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

Double Occupancy: USD $2,480 per person sharing

Single Supplement Surcharge: USD $2,990 per person 

 

Included

All accommodations in twin/double share rooms as outlined in the itinerary; Exclusive boats and transportation, with the exception of the boat we will use for the diving in Playa del Carmen, where we will have a shared larger boat but private guides exclusively for our group; All group meals; Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions; Soft drinks, drinking water, tea and regular filter coffee during meals at all hotels; Drinking water in rooms and while on tour; All group transfers and baggage handling; All tours, excursions, diving and snorkelling as outlined in the itinerary; Exclusive services of English speaking professional guides and naturalists; Services of 1 Wild Earth Expedition Leader; All gratuities to porters, guides, drivers, dive crew, boats-, resort- and wait staff; Government- Service- and Room taxes; All permits, Harbour fees, Entrance and Marine park fees; Complimentary slideshow and photos; Dive tanks/weights for Scuba divers; Donation to reef conservation project.

 

Not Included

All international and domestic airfares (please note domestic flights must be purchased through Wild Earth Expeditions); Any airport arrival and departure taxes; Passport and visa fees; Immunisation costs; Meals or airport transfers outside the group travel itinerary; Mandatory Travel insurance (including medical, medical evacuation and accident); Excess baggage charges; Personal items, such as laundry, any alcoholic beverages or bar charges (unless specified above), WiFi, telephone, fax calls; Tips for your Wild Earth Leader and any non-group services; Nitrox air fills and dive gear rental.

Any sudden increase in price, due to currency fluctuations, a steep hike in fuel cost, change in government tax policy or for any reason beyond our control, will be adjusted with the final invoice due 4 months prior to the expedition.

 

Single Occupancy

We only have 2 single spaces available on this expedition and single occupancy rates apply. If you are wanting to share accommodations, a roommate will be assigned to you and double occupancy rates apply. If we cannot pair you with a roommate, the single supplement surcharge applies.


WILD EARTH LEADER

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Thomas Baechtold

CEO / Co-Founder, Expedition Leader

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