The Caribbean coastline of Mexico is teeming with marine life – turtles, sailfish, dolphins, and the largest of them all: whale sharks. At no time is the ocean busier than during the ‘Sardine Run’, as the sailfish return to the area year after year to hunt these little fish. This eco-tour gives you the chance to take part in the action, swimming alongside the sailfish and observing them in their natural habitat. Aimed at strong swimmers and those who love diving, this is the perfect tour for anyone who is keen to witness marine life up close and in the wild.
Not only will you have the chance to dive alongside various amazing marine creatures, but expert guides are also available to work with you one-on-one to improve in any area you need specific help, from free-diving tips to equipment queries. There’s also the unique opportunity to talk with an expert photographer to ensure that you get the perfect pictures to take away with you! On top of the four days spent in the water, you also have the chance to explore the surrounding area with the choice to visit the archaeological sites of Tulum or Chichén Itzá, or simply spend a day at the beach. So if you love exploring underwater, watching wildlife and are keen to encounter Mexico, then this is the tour for you.
The deep green forests and azure lagoons of tropical America are the inspiration behind EcoColors’ vibrant designation. As well as keeping nature in the name, this sustainable tour operator also aims to put nature, and the preservation of natural environments, at the forefront of its operations. EcoColors’ mission is to deliver innovative and exclusive ecotours in the biologically and culturally rich ‘Mayan World’ of Mexico, and to enhance their travellers’ understanding of the natural environments they visit through ‘quality, warmth and education’. All of the company’s tours aim to show off Mexico’s natural wonders, whilst also contributing to the research and ongoing protection of the country’s natural areas.
EcoColors understands that natural habitats are fragile; the company therefore keeps group numbers small, in order to not exceed the biological ‘carrying capacity’ of ecosystems. EcoColors’ tours also contribute to local economies by incorporating visits to rural areas, thereby supporting the communities that inhabit these areas. To ensure that they stay at the forefront of any developments in the field of sustainability, EcoColors works with multiple research organisations including the WWF and the Ecotourism Society. By adopting a collaborative, multi-organisation approach, these agencies are better able to protect natural habitats and their inhabitants.
Settling in: You’ll have the chance to make yourself at home at your hotel in Cancún before getting ready for the exciting days ahead searching for sailfish.
Sailfish Searching: Get ready to get wet! You’ll spend these days exploring the ocean and searching for all sorts of marine wildlife. Of course there will be sailfish, but if you’re lucky there’s also the chance to see dolphins, manta rays, turtles and even whale sharks. To make sure you can document all your amazing memories, on the first day there’ll be photography and video experts at hand to make sure you have the right settings, lenses and techniques to snap away at all the wildlife you’ll see.
Exploring Dry Land: Having spent so long underwater, it’s about time to explore what Mexico has to offer on dry land! You can spend a day lounging on the beach or explore the ancient Mayan sites at Chichén Itzá or Tulum.
Last Day Blues: After a week of exploring all the marine wildlife that Mexico has to offer, it’s time for you to journey onto your next adventure or hop on the airport transfer and head home.
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- Refund policy: by 4 months or more refund is 100%, by 3-4 months 90%, by 2-3 months 70%, by 1-2 months 50% and by less than 1 month no refund.
- Due to the nature of this tour, pregnant women, children under 12 years old, and poor swimmers cannot participate
- Land transportation
- Entrance fees
- Bilingual guide
- Lunch and dinners
- Personal expenses
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