Mexico's popular resort destinations typically offer a variety of jungle tours to suit any skill level. From Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cancun in the Riviera Maya, to Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast, visitors can explore tropical jungles, ancient ruins and underground caves while taking in a wide variety of exotic native plants and animals. Jungle tours can be a great way for large groups, families or couples to have a safe, fun outdoor adventure and discover Mexico's stunning natural beauty firsthand.
Some tours involve riding well-maintained, automatic ATVs through miles of untouched jungle, while others will have you hiking on scenic trails that end with a refreshing swim and snorkeling experience in a clear freshwater cenote pool. Still others employ the use of guided cruises on the mangrove-lined waterways that wind through the country's many estuaries. Regardless of which option you choose, the jungles of Mexico are sure to delight, with sights and sounds that will make a lifelong impression.
More than 350 species of birds are estimated to call the jungles home around Puerto Vallarta alone, while countless spider monkeys can be seen dancing among the treetops of the Riviera Maya. Throughout Mexico the jungles are dense and the tropical forests provide a wonderful habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, while ancient archaeological sites, great winding rivers and dramatic waterfalls make this the perfect place to experience nature at its finest.
Some tours will even incorporate horseback riding or mountain biking for the ultimate adventure, so be sure to check out all the options before making a final decision. In addition, excursions can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks, depending upon your level of interest and experience. Eco-tours are also becoming quite popular and offer travelers the chance to explore the jungles of Mexico in a way that keeps the human impact on the area to a minimum.