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Thoth January 4th, 2009 01:00 PM

Cozumel Jeep tour or "Amazing Cozumel Race" ???
 
Has anyone feedback from the Cozumel Jeep tour or "Amazing Cozumel Race" ?
The jeep goes to El Cedral Mayan ruin, an old church, and includes a lunch and snorkeling. I love history, but care not so much for beaches. A shore excursion with history & culture is my proverbial cup of tea.
Amazing race was once called Race Fantastique and is evidently a game where groups of 4 to 10 compete to unlock clues. It too includes a lunch/dinner and snorkeling.
I'm leaving on the Carnival Holiday in April and appreciate any input.
Thanks ! :D :idea:

CruiseNOID January 4th, 2009 03:42 PM

If you have ever heard of geocaching and have any interest in it, I would do the Amazing Race. To sum up geoeaching; it is basically a high tech scavenger hunt using a hand held GPS unit. I love geocaching and try to do it when I can. http://www.geocaching.com/ Also, have you ever watch the Amazing race on TV - I think it is on CBS?

To tell the truth on my first cruise in August, if I didn't work as hard as I did over the summer to finally learn how to swim underwater, jump into water, and not be afraid - I would have done Race Fantastique.

I grew up with ear problems and never learned how to do any of that until this past summer - we even had a pool in our back yard. Now I want to learn to scuba....but first I have to have figured out why my eardrum is perforated. :roll: I knew I couldnt hear a great as I used to and have been caught saying "huh" a lot lately.

no January 5th, 2009 10:21 PM

Dune Buggy Tour
 
Hey, I don't know exactly what tour you are talking about, but just so you know... there is another historical tour that takes to to El Cedral and around the island. Their Web site is cozumeldunebuggytours.com check it out - My girlfriend and I had an awesome time!

Thoth January 6th, 2009 08:15 PM

I booked the "Cozumel Jeep & snorkel at Punta Sur". It sounds good enough to me. Punta Sur is an ecological reserve and the tour also visits a small mayan ruin and a lighthouse, then a Mexican lunch.

jimcar77 January 23rd, 2009 02:55 PM

I would definitely prefer the Jeep and snorkel tour...you see a lot of the island and get to snorkel...

RRush1969 March 11th, 2009 01:28 PM

Did the jeep and snorkel tour in summer of 2007. Really enjoyed the excursion. You need to be a pretty strong swimmer for the snorkeling. Got some great pictures during the tour.

flhrsman March 15th, 2009 11:12 AM

My family took our first cruise on the Holiday in July 2008. We also did the Jeep snorkeling tour. The lighthouse is a must go to the top. The views are incredible. My wife and 6 year old daughter stayed on the beach and played in the water while my 10 year old daughter and me did the snorkeling. We were exhausted by the end of it, but the beauty of the fish and coral was well worth it. The lunch served was OK. We also stopped at a small mayan ruin before returning back in town. Would do this again when my 6 year old is strong enough to do it.


Eric & Gina
Carnival Holiday 2008
Carnival Pride 2009

thejasons April 8th, 2009 07:27 PM

We sat at a dinner table and talked to fellow passengers who did the race fantastic tour, they were really not too much impressed...

Thoth April 8th, 2009 11:17 PM

thanks for the feedback. 8)
As for the Jeep tour @ Cozumel...I sure look forward to doing it.
OK I'm a wuss. but I don't snorkel much anymore. The cool shade with a cooler beverage is my preference to sunburning. :oops:


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