Swimming with Whale Sharks - Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Day 1 – Arrival ~ Upon arrival at Cancun International Airport (CUN), transfer to Gran Puerto Ferry Terminal for your 20 minute ferry ride to Isla Mujeres (airport shuttle transportation can be booked ahead of time). The rest of the day is on your own to explore the island.

Accommodations:  Ixchel Beach Hotel

Meals: None

Day 2 – Whale Shark Tour ~ Twenty-five miles off the coast, in deep blue waters abundant with plankton, whale sharks have come together in large numbers for their annual aggregation. You have the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants as they glide close to the surface, mouth wide open like a vacuum, filtering food from the water. After your whale shark adventure, you’ll return to Isla where you’ll have the rest of the day to explore. You can relax on world-famous Playa Norte (North Beach), shop in artisan-owned stores, or choose from a surprising array of intimate restaurants for dinner out on the town.

Accommodations:  Ixchel Beach Hotel

Meals: Lunch

Day 3 – Day at Leisure ~ The day is yours to spend as you please.  Additional guided excursion can be pre-booked for you or you can wait until then to decide.

Accommodations:  Ixchel Beach Hotel

Meals: None

Day 4 – Whale Shark Tour ~ Today, you’ll have another opportunity to go out for a whale shark tour since no two days are alike.

Accommodations:  Ixchel Beach Hotel

Meals: Lunch

Day 5 – Departure ~ Transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: None

Pricing from $825/ person based on double occupancy.

Package includes accommodations, airport transfers (round-trip CUN Airport-Gran Puerto Ferry Terminal), and two days of whale shark tours with lunch on a shared basis (max 10 participants on each boat). A donation to whale shark conservation efforts will be made on behalf of all trip participants.

Exclusions: international airfare, optional activities, passport/visa fees, gratuities, ferry tickets, taxis, and travel insurance

This sample itinerary is a suggested outline.  It can be customized to best suit your travel plans.

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