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Old December 30th, 2002, 07:49 PM
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Default Difficulty of excursions

I am trying to find a shore excursion and I have one fairly limitting factor. I have a bad knee that limits the amount of strain i can endure. I want to so some of the tours of the Ruins in belize or cozumel and/or tubing. My question is, how strenuous is the hiking involved in some of the tours? In some cases I would have to go slow and I wouldn't want to hold up the group. Has anyone been on any of these (or similar ) tours and could give me an idea of what to expect. Thanks!!
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Old December 31st, 2002, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Difficulty of excursions

Most cruise lines will rate their exurisons based on activity levels. I know that the ruins at Tulum (Cozumel) have a lot of stairs if you want to get to the top, but you can wander around the base of the ruins if you can't climb the stairs.
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Old January 2nd, 2003, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: Difficulty of excursions

The ruins at Tulum are pretty easy and a low level of activity as you are not allowed to really climb on the ruins there. There is a half-mile walk from the entrance of the park to the entrance of the ruins but there is also a open-air shuttle you can take. The Cave tubing in Belize states there is a mile walk and I guess it is but the walk itself isn't all that hard, (heck, I managed), but it is fairly rapid pace and it can only go at the rate of the slowest person so you may rethink that one. The ruins in Belize I don't know about but some that have done it did have mobility difficulties and seemed to manage. Like Lisa says, there is usually a guide listed about the level of strenous activity so you can judge by that and I would also ask the tour people themselves as they always have the latest data.

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