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  • 4 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

This adventure tour will take you to visit the Mayan Ruins at the San Gervasio Park where the oldest Mayan city of the Island is located. Then, your tour guide will take you to enjoy an exciting thrilling ride as you ride a dune buggy and have lots of fun.

Highlights
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (If your group is of 4 or more passengers)
  • Entry/Admission - San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Uvas
Exclusions
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for groups of less than 4 passengers)
  • Marine National Park Entrance
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

There are two different meeting points, each at the north and south ends of the island.  Please see voucher for details.

Operates

Monday to Saturday

What to Expect What to Expect

After you meet your guide and group, enjoy a tour that will take you to see the largest Mayan ruins in the island of Cozumel as you visit the famous San Gervasio Park. San Gervacio is a wonderful archaeological area where you will have the chance to find an old Mayan village and admire old Maya architecture. Learn about these ruins including the fact that this old villa is dedicated to one of the most important goddesses in the Mayan religion, called “Ixchel goddess of fertility and love."
Once you complete this wonderful archaeological visit, you will have the opportunity to drive as a professional driver on the best off road trails of Cozumel. Experience riding on a road full of adrenaline, emotion, dust, water, mud and bumps. Then, you will head to the exclusive beach club “Playa Uvas” where a friendly staff will be waiting for you to continue with the relaxing portion of your tour. Enjoy the rich marine life at the Marine National Park while snorkeling in the second largest barrier reef of the whole world. Enjoy your time and just have fun and relax. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch to end a great outdoor adventure.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Valid driver's license is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

25 Reviews
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Tammy H

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3/5
03, July, 2019

Our tour guides were great and we did not hold them at fault. The "off roading" was in a rock quarry. 2 of the 3 dune buggies broke down at the beginning of the off roading. The snorkeling was just stepping into the ocean at the beach with alot of other people and hoping to see something. We only had about 20 minutes to snorkel. The lunch we were provided was great!

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Douglas B

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4/5
10, July, 2018

This was a good tour, we met our guide and drove to the the Maya ruin of San Gervasio. We had about 20 minutes to explore the site. We then went to an off road track to drive for another 20 minutes. We then headed back to Playa Uvas. We opted for lunch instead of snorkeling and we were suppose to head back to Cozumel . I asked for more time at the beach and the guide said we could stay but we would need to pay our on transport back to town. We were good with that. Overall a great trip

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Irene M

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3/5
31, March, 2018

This excursion was quite unstructured. The guide met us as planned and took us to see the dune buggy or optional automatic car that had doors removed, etc. As there was a fair bit of city road driving we chose to do the automatic car for on-road driving and then dune buggy for off-road. We followed the guide who drove the dune buggy and first went to a Mayan ruins in a large National Park. Entrance was included and we did a self tour for approximately 20 minutes. We then went to a small beach area for some photos - not much there. We then went to a large area and self drove the dune buggy for approximately 15 minutes again following the guide. Last stop was a beach area where we had a nice lunch with beverages and we could have stayed longer at the beach if we wanted to. Guide was quite flexible as to what we did but English was not that good. It was just the three of us in the group - mom and two adult daughters. Good to see more of the island but it involved a fair bit of driving, with no commentary, and stops were okay but not spectacular.

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Janice C

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04, February, 2018

The dune buggies were rusted and in need of repair. The accelerator pedal was a piece of metal which caused the foot to slide off. There were no safety features, shoulder strap, helmet, googles, brake lights, tail lights, or turn signals. All this was a problem due to the drive across the island on city streets. Our tour guide was in the lead and his buggy broke down twice in traffic. Not a good situation. The off road adventure took place in an abandoned quarry strewn with old broken down equipment. We wore bandannas suggested by another review to keep the dust and gas fumes from choking us. A fun part of the adventure was the Tequila tour, which was not advertised in the excursion info. We were given 15 minutes to sprint through the Mayan ruins without any explanation of what we were looking at and no time to read the posted signs. As far as the lunch at the beach, it was minimal. Nothing compared to other beach patrons who ordered off the menu. No mention of towels from the ship, so we could rent a 4 towel. Snorkeling was fun due to a photographer feeding the fish while he took pictures of us. The kicker, if you want the pictures it will cost you more than the excursion. There must be better excursions to spend 340 on.

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Janice C

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04, February, 2018

Would not recommend.

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coffee

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15, January, 2018

It was a lot of fun. The buggies are old and break down a lot but there is a mechanic that travels with you and gets you going if you break down.
We spent too much time at the ruins and Tequila tasting to be able to go back to the beach club and snorkel after our lunch.
This is because we were on a cruise ship and had to be back at 330 pm.
Driving thru town and the gravel pit was fun.
If you are on a cruise ship do the 830 am one so you will have time to use the beach club. We went for 930 and couldn't.
If you are on a cruise ship they wont pick you up even if you are more than 4 people. They said it was illegal to pick up at cruise port but I said all they had to do was give us a location to be picked up at away from the terminal but they said no. We had to take a taxi there and back which cost an extra 48.00 USD. We had 6 in our group

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Brian I

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04, January, 2018

Alright, so I loved the idea of this tour and ultimately had a good time, but the equipment that we used was SO sketchy that I could not rate this as a 5 star. My whole family went together 6 people we had three drivers. We are all adventurous. I leaned over a few times and told my daughter that this very well could be our last day on earth! The staff was great and took awesome care of us. They did the best with what they could. I loved the idea of these sand buggies, but wow, they were really rough. Could only find two gears. My rig died halfway through trip, another had the shifter rip out of the floor. Not one was problem free, but we all made it back home and ultimately had a blast. We will remember this excursion for a long time. We never got stranded. My wife was even given an automatic car to drive after hers was impossible to shift. The young men with us on the excursion were polite and helpful. The tour ran long, but we spent a lot of extra time trying to keep the rigs running. Lunch was great and the snorkeling had sting rays and fun fish to see. Overall fun, but just know that it will be an interesting ride in the dune buggies. I hope that the owners would spend just a little bit and maybe put on a gas pedal or two. That would be helpful. But on the other hand, that added to the experience! Haha

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Trudy S

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2/5
11, December, 2017

The carts were not in great shape - our group started the tour with 5, and ended with 3. The one we were in had a sticky accelerator, so it would either continue to accelerate when you release the gas, or idle at redline when you depress the clutch, until you figure out how to reach down and pull the pedal back with your toe our accelerator pedal was a repurposed piston. Challenging to do while trying to navigate unfamiliar roads through town. Also, in addition to the listed activities, they added a stop at a tequila factory. They do not actually make tequilla there, just sell it to tourists. And they were not terribly understanding that we did not want to drink any of it! In fairness, the other people on our tour bought some, so perhaps it was good tequila, but not how we wanted to spend our time. The off-road portion was okay, but short, only one trip through the course, and not very fast although that was likely more due to the driver in front of us than the trip itself. We didn't stay for lunch or snorkeling, so I can't comment about that. The resort where that was seemed okay. The beach was pretty rocky - they had mats to create a pathway to the water, but it was definitely not for anyone with balance issues! As for the ruins - don't expect big pyramids! These were much smaller, and pretty ruined. It was interesting, and a pretty location for a short walk, though. Be prepared to pay extra if your camera has video capabilities, or don't take pictures.

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Matthew R

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3/5
29, September, 2017

This is something I would absolutely do again. We traveled in a large group and they accommodated us with out any problem. The ride to the beach was great, but the beach was even better. I did think the off-roading part of it could have been longer, but I enjoyed it either way. A must to try!

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Maria-Christina M

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22, August, 2017

This tour was definitely way above our expectations! Our tour guide Angel came to the meeting point and we walked to a parking where our car was waiting. We followed him through Cozumel where we had the chance to see more of it and its beautiful landscape. After about 25 minutes, we arrived at the Mayan ruins where we had about 30 minutes to go round, see the ruins and take some photos. The entrance fee was included in the tour price. It was an interesting experience. After that, we drove to the off-road track. There, it was an amazing experience, as the track was really nice and we had the chance to drift and go through mud! We saw some cows there as well and took some photos with them. Following the off-road adventure, we went to Hacienda Antigua a tequila factory museum where another guide explained to us how tequila was made and how it is made now. We had some margaritas through our tour and in the end there was tequila tasting where we had the chance to taste their tequila and some flavoured tequila as well. It was really nice and our guide was very friendly and nice! After the tequila tour, we went to our final stop which was at the beach. They have provided us with snorkeling equipment and went for snorkeling together with a guide that knew where to take us and what to show us. There were some really nice fish and corals and the experience was great! Before leaving, we had some fajitas included in the tour and then went back to the parking and to our ship. Generally, Angel was friendly and well informed and the tour was amazing. We would highly recommend this tour!

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thompson7772

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5/5
17, June, 2017

This excursion was the highlight of our family vacation. The water was crystal clear with plenty of fish and stingrays to see. The cooking class was not only educational but tasty as well. The offroad buggies were well used but a blast nonetheless riding in open air. Staff was amazing.

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Mark L

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2/5
03, May, 2017

Not sure how so many people can say this was The most fun you can imagine, or This was the highlight of our entire vacation. Most of the adventure involved city driving in a dilapidated buggy. The Mayan ruins were nice, but then it was back on paved roads for 20 minutes until we finally went off road which was just a dusty trail my Mazda 3 could have handled, and only offered small glimpses of the sea. After more paved roads, we turned off into a quarry where there were a couple uninspired hills to drive over and after kicking up dusk by driving in fast circles it was back to the main roads.

We passed on the tequila tour because we didn't want to be hustled into buying no name tequila .. seriously, Google couldn't find anything about it. More city driving lead us to lunch at Playa Uvas which offered sad fajitas and dry tortillas. It was fun to watch the masses of cruise people get herded around and attempt to snorkel in the crowded beach. The option to snorkel was included, but we passed on that as we were in Cozumel for the scuba diving.

After we found out it would be more city driving to the drop off point, we passed and just took a cab back to our resort.

If you do go, take something to cover your mouth and nose so you can breathe easier from the dust... but to be honest there's way better things in Cozumel to spend your money on.

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Cliff K

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5/5
09, April, 2017

The most fun you can imagine. Be prepared to drive a stick is all, drive was awesome, ruins were inspiring and off roading was a blast. The staff was great, helpful and the views were amazing. I highly recommend, as would all 6 in our party.

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jfonseca00

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5/5
22, March, 2017

I am so impressed with how awesome everyone is. They took care of us from the moment we got there.The course we drove on was so much fun, prepare yourself to get dirty! We stopped at a Tequila tour, we learned about true Agave Tequila and got to taste what they had to offer. They were not shy about sharing their delicious drinks. We had an amazing lunch which is included along with 2 beers at the end. Do not wear your hat while cruising on the dune buggy, it will fly off haha, that's the only con I would have to say. AMAZING AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!

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Alyssa M

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5/5
18, March, 2017

Had a great time on this excursion! We were a group of 14. Lots of fun. Started with a 25 minute drive though the town to the ruins. Then off to the quarry for a little dune buggy fun. It had not rained in a little while so there was no water to drive though but we had a great time anyways. Then off to the tequila factory for a tour and tasting and of course we left with a couple bottles. Back to the beach club for a great lunch of fajitas or quesadillas. Never pressured to buy anything. Had a couple little issues with the buggies but no big deal. They were there to take care of us. They do offer cart insurance for 20 per cart. We got it because we didn't want any issues in Mexico just in case. Take sunglasses for the wind and dirt! Didn't snorkel because it was too windy. I would recommend this tour if you like to be out in the open and have fun.

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Patricia S

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3/5
13, March, 2017

It was easy to take the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel this was not part of the tour.
We walked from the ferry to the pickup site. When we got into our dune buggy none of the seatbelts worked. Our tour guides dune buggy died a couple blocks away, we had to drive him to the lot to pick up a new buggy. Our second gear was very tricky. Because of this I didn't feel comfortable driving, my husband drove the entire way.

Our first stop was the Mayan ruins. Those were nice to see.
We then went on to what we were looking forward to, the off roading! While it was fun, it was basically a rock quarry/dump. Not at all what I was expecting. This is not on a beach at all.

The next stop was for a tequila tour and sampling. The tour was nice, the tequila is amazing. The end goal is to sell you tequila, but there wasn't too much pressure.

From there we went to the club where you snorkel and get lunch. The snorkeling is on your own, it's not guided unless you tip one of the club workers. We brought our own snorkel equipment so we can't comment on their gear. This is also where we had lunch. The food was very good.

Overall it was a fun tour. How it's ran is the dune buggy company contracts with these other businesses to string a tour together. Other than the dune buggy portion you're kind of on your own.

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Michael R N

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5/5
16, February, 2017

Our guide was Francisco, and he showed us a terrific time. It was raining a bit in the morning, so the rain stung a little on our faces going so fast in the dune buggy, but overall we had a fantastic time, and Francisco made sure we had a ton of fun, taking us to remote parts of the island not accessible by car or closed to tourists. Relaxing on the beach and snorkeling, along with the lunch, were a perfect way to cap this adventure. We found it well worth the money and recommend this adventure to anyone looking to have fun. Just be advised that you will have to pay a mandatory 20 for insurance the morning of your trip. That cost is not included in the price of this package, and put a bit of a sour taste in our mouths, but a lot of adventures on the island use this awful trick.

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Joe T

5
 
5/5
30, January, 2017

there were 6 of us. Each couple was offered a vehicle but one couple declined because they didn't know how to drive stick. So we had two people in one vehicle and 4 in another. what a great time we had. Pancho was always looking out for us. when we left the Mayan ruins he was right there to meet us and we headed out again to do some more driving. We did some off-road driving and had a blast. This was the highlight of our trip. Don't miss it.

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kclpuma

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5/5
28, January, 2017

This was the highlight of our entire vacation. Much more than I expected, Javier Najera led us on a tour of Cozumel that we will never forget. The lunch was great and the snorkeling a real blast. The tequila tasting was really great too. I enjoyed everything about this excursion and would do it again and again!

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Alexander F

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5/5
08, January, 2017

This trip was great! My boyfriend and I were actually the only people on the tour, so the guide was able to tailor the tour to exact/y what we were looking for. The Dune buggies were so cool - although I suggest that you're a confident driver of a manual car! Driving both on the road and off-road was a really cool experience, it was like nothing I could experience in the UK! We were then taken to an exclusive beach resort where we were offered snorkelling and given lunch and a beer. Snorkelling was great and I had a guide who helped me as it was my first time. Lunch was great and the resort was really laid back. The guide was super friendly and knowledgable which made the trip extra special. Highly recommend!

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