Our ATV tour and off-road trails in Playa del Carmen are our passion but we also love nature!
It makes sense! Our ATV tour takes us out of downtown Playa del Carmen and into the jungle. We were very excited when we discovered a birdsnest. It’s right in the coconut tree right outside of the new Wheelie Trails ATV Adventure office in the Bellavista area in Playa del Carmen. We where even more excited when a little baby bird hatched a few weeks ago!
We figured it was a baby pigeon and kept an eye out for it every day. Watching it grow ever so quickly is quite fun. It’s amazing how fast these little creatures grow up.
We named her Zazil which is Mayan for “sunrise”, “light” or “clarity”. A beautiful local name we think, that honors the Mayan heritage. During our quad excursions our guide loves to explain a bit more about Mayan culture, language and customs. Many people think Mayan culture is extinct like other ancient civilizations. It’s actually still very much alive in the Mayan Riviera and Yucatan peninsual and needs preserving. Something we are all for and want to promote. So, that’s why we called this little pigeon Zazil. Besides ,we think it’s a pretty cool name. 😉
Zazil made her first flight attempts last week. At first carefully going back and forth near by branches and cables. Now she’s able to come down from the tree to get some breadcrumbs (which we left for her) and fly back up…
Soon she’ll be off on her own adventures… Meet Zazil before or after you take our ATV tour here in Playa del Carmen. 😎🕊 She’s one of the many animals you might get to see on your 4WD jungle tour. Spoiler alert: coatis, monkeys, iguanas, and other native animals which live in the jungle… But more about that in another post.
Our quad excursion explores the Mayan Riviera but not before taking us through our local Playa del Carmen neighborhood. Our neighborhood is called “Bellavista” and is a quiet residential area with small restaurants, shops and lots of trees along the way.
Bellavista means “beautiful view”. You can be the judge of that on your quad excursion in the Mayan Riviera 🙂 There are also many trees and blooms along the way mingled with bigger and smaller houses.
Along the way you might also get a glimps of what life is like. On the below picture for example our quad riders pass by a big red water truck which delivers water cans to residential houses.
Tap water is not drinkable in the area, so these trucks drive through the neighborhoods every day selling big 25 litre water cans. You can’t miss them as they have a very distinctive way of shouting their respective water brand name outside of each house. They will exchange your empty cans for full ones. Each 6.6-gallon-can costs roughtly $1.7 USD. In each home you’ll typically find a water dispenser so that there is cool drinking water readily at hand.
After a short 10 minute drive you be out of paved roads and into the jungle to exprience the Mayan Riviera at its best. These are just some of the daily routines of locals that you might get to observe on your ATV tour. Playa del Carmen is a rapidly growing town in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. The area has a very international flair as people come to work in tourism from all over the country and all over the world!
We moved a few weeks ago. Same awesome ATV jungle tour, different starting point. Our new Wheelie Trails headquater is now located in the “Bella Vista” neighborhood in Playa del Carmen.
We are just a few minutes by taxi from Playacar and most downtown hotels away. Plus we now also offer hotel pick-up which is free for small groups of 1-4 people within Playa del Carmen. For larger groups pick-up price varies between USD 5-20 per person. This will depend on your group size and location of your hotel in Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya. Let us know where you are staying and we are happy to quote transportation for your ATV jungle tour. We also have free parking space in case you arrive by car.
Our new location has the great advantage that we are closer to the jungle trails which cuts down the time you drive your quad on the road considerably and gives us more time to be on the fun off-road jungle trails. Also crossing highway 307, which not all participants felt completely comfortable, is no longer needed.
We are very happy with our new shop which is located in a very quiet residential area. Keep in mind that our tours are by appointment only, book at least 24 hours ahead of time. Especially for last minute bookings please call us before you make your way to our shop. While our team is out on a tour the shop is closed and we want to make sure you don’t make the trip in vain. You can also easily reach us by whatsapp messaging.
Welcome to Wheelie Trail’s ATV tour! Get away from the tourist crowds in Playa del Carmen. Join our quad excursion and experience this unique off the beaten path adventure in Riviera Maya.
We offer a private quad excursion and an unforgettable visit to a pristine underground Cenote. Our reviews don’t lie: this is the best ATV tour in town!
We offer two types of ATV tour experiences in the Riviera Maya. Both will take you into the local jungle just 10 minutes outside of Playa del Carmen:
ATV Jungle Explorer ATV Jungle & Cenote
Quad excursions rarely come alone. When you look for an off-road tour in Playa del Carmen you’ll soon find that tour companies typically combine them with other activities. For example ziplining, swimming or snorkeling, etc. Beware, there are many companies where you drive your ATV in huge groups and will not be able to drive at your pace.
We are actually the only company in the Mayan Riviera that offers ATV driving as a “stand-alone” activity. So, if you are looking for an excursion that only involves quad driving in the jungle, look no further! The ATV Jungle Explorer is for you.
If you are looking for a combined activity we also offer the ATV Jungle & Cenote tour. You will see the wonders of an amazing local underground cenote and take a refreshing dip before you hop on your quad again.
Which ever option you prefer for your ATV adventure remember that all our tours are guided and private. Our guide will take care of you so you can drive at the pace you are comfortable with. Plus, he shows you the best paths through the jungle to fit your skills. Our quad excursion is a fun activity for advanced drivers and beginners. Families, couples and small groups love the private and personalized experience.