Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wild and Crazy ATV Ride Through the Jungle in Cozumel Mexico, a Shore Excursion

On a cruise aboard the Norwegian Sea we had a stop in the port destination Cozumel. While in Cozumel we opted to take one of the shore excursions offered by the cruise lines, an ATV ride through the jungle to see some Mayan ruins.

Boy, we didn’t see that coming. LOL

I think it would have been better named “Wild & Crazy ATV Jungle Adventure”. It was absolutely one of the most unexpected and fun shore excursions we’ve ever had, we we’ve done many a shore excursion.

The tour guides gave our group about 15 minutes of instruction and plopped us on to 250 cc Suzuki Bear Tracker ATV’s. Neither Kathy nor I had ever ridden an ATV before but it looks pretty easy.

Unless your guide thinks he is Mario Andretti… HOLY CRAP! The guide tells us to keep up and don’t fall behind. At that point he turns around, opens up his throttle full blast and pops the clutch… gone in a torrent of mud! And we race after…

Mud puddles, half buried logs, logs that aren’t buried at all, huge potholes, hair pin turns, it was simply amazing. We still can’t believe we were able to hang on. By the time we had to get back on the bus we were covered from head to toe in mud along with everyone else too.

If you ever get the chance to ride through the jungle on ATVs don’t pass up the opportunity!


Kathy posing in front of the Norwegian Sea in Cozumel Mexico


Notice how nice and clean Kathy is...



About to take the mad jungle ride to the Mayan Ruins in Cozumel Mexico...


It was difficult to stay ahead of her and take pictures at the same time...



Stay on the road now....



There I am sitting on the Mayan Ruins


Kahty is dirty, hungry, thirsty, tired, and happy  :)