on December 14, 2007
EXCELLENT!!!Having been on the Zip Line in PV we sought out a simliar tour in Cancun. The Selvatica Zip Line Adventure is well worth the trip. After a shuttle bus ride to the site, in the jungle, we were outfitted with our gear. After a short class on the do's & don'ts of zip lining we set off.Selvatica provides you with 11 zip lines as you move through the jungle. Once we took the ladder up to the first station we never touched the ground until we were finished. We started with a couple of "slower" lines to get the group familiar with the technique but we quickly progessed to "FAST" lines. The Frau and I both elected to go upside down on one of the lines, not to worry, one of the staff follows you to slow you down at the end of the cable.After about 45 minutes on the lines we all picked out a mountain bike for a trail ride to a private cenote. I couldn't belive how many people forgot out to ride a bike - it definitely ruined the old adage for me.At the cenote we spent about an hour in the water. If you felt adventurous you could zip line into the water; jump off a cliff (had to do it three times so my wife could get a picture); or climb down a ladder to the water. The water was a little cold but after the zip lines and bike ride it felt great.Another trail ride back to the admin building and the staff served us a lite mexican lunch which was excellent itself. After lunch you had the opportunity to purchase a picture of you zipping through the jungle or you could purchase a DVD of the days activities which was delivered to my hotel the next day.The only bad part of the whole adventure was it ended. Selvatica is located halfway down the highway between the hotel zone and Playa Del Carmen and then another 19km down a decent rode through the jungle. The trip length varies by the location of your hotel. We were at the 8.5km mark so everyone else on our shuttle was dropped off first. It was still under an hour. Each shuttle would hold 11 passengers and was quite comfortable.
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