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Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

1. Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Akumal Bay. Be equipped with full snorkeling gear and begin your swim along the beach as you search for 3 different turtle species. Enjoy an hour of swimming alongside these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy the warm waters of the bay, and spot other marine life and various coral species.   Next, explore 2 different cenotes, which are underground rivers in massive underground cave systems situated in the tropical rainforest. Take a leisurely guided walk through the huge caverns and observe natural rock formations dating back millions of years. Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of these unique cenotes and relax amongst the thousands of white stalactites and stalagmites that surround you at every turn.

Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

2. Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

Enjoy a fun and educational day out to a monkey sanctuary near Playa del Carmen, the only of its kind in Mexico that is authorized to operate an educational bonding program with primates. Spend the day exploring the sanctuary and its grounds, located in a tropical jungle. In the company of an experienced guide, meet over 200 animals including monkeys, that were orphaned, injured, abused, or unwanted pets. Learn more about the needs of each animal and their personal history and get educated on the existential threats to their ecosystem and communities.

Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

3. Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

Set off for an unforgettable, family-friendly day interacting with dolphins. Learn amazing and interesting facts about these beautiful marine animals and catch a handshake from one of them. Play different games and watch as they sing and dance with you in the turquoise waters. Enter into the fascinating world of the dolphin and learn about what these aquatic creatures eat and how they live. Embrace this experience of a lifetime, and allow your kids to get first-hand knowledge about the ecosystem and the animals that thrive within it. Marvel at the panoramic views around the newest dolphin habitat in the Mayan Riviera. Take the chance to immerse yourself in the environment of these intelligent and gentle mammals all born under human care.

From Tulum: ATV Ride with Monkey Sanctuary and Cenote Trip

4. From Tulum: ATV Ride with Monkey Sanctuary and Cenote Trip

Leave Tulum for a trip to the Sacred Cenote. Go deep into the Mayan Jungle and be a part of nature as you ride your own 4×4 ATV. Spend time with rescued monkeys and other animals at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary. To ensure comfort and safety during your trip, receive driving instructions from your guide. Then, hop on your ATV and put on the safety gear provided to discover the landscapes of the Mayan jungle. Immerse yourself in the wonderful waters of the spectacular Sacred Cenote. Take a swim in an underground river in the middle of nature. To complete the journey, meet and interact with rescued animals on a tour of Akumal Monkey Sanctuary.

Akumal: Yal-Kú Eco-Park Entry Ticket

5. Akumal: Yal-Kú Eco-Park Entry Ticket

Visit the secluded Yal-Kú Park nestled in the Mayan jungle. Make the most of a visit to this hidden paradise and take advantage of the facilities available in the park. Rent one of the private Palapas, enjoy the ocean breeze, and grab a bite to eat at the snack bar. Choose to include an optional snorkeling experience, where you can discover the fascinating underwater world

Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

6. Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

Head off on a 7-hour adventure to one of Cancun’s most thrilling areas, the Selvatica Adventure Park. Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to navigate an adrenaline-charged course of activities that range from zip lines, bungee swings, and much more. Fly over the Yucatan treetops as you zoom through a circuit of 10 zip-lines. Cool off on the AquaZip, hop into a natural spring, and soar above the jungle on the Superman zip-lines. For the ultimate thrill, hop aboard the Tanzania Zip-Line Rollercoaster, before taking in the awe-inspiring views on the Skywalk rope courses. Enjoy a jaw-dropping bungee swing, before capping things off with some off-roading on a Polaris RZR buggy, or speedy ATV. After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll sit down for a light lunch, as well as a dip in a hidden, private cenote. Afterward, you’ll head back to your accommodation, having experienced a true adrenaline junkie’s bounty.

Cancun: International Airport Private Transfer by SUV

7. Cancun: International Airport Private Transfer by SUV

Skip the long lines for taxis on landing at Cancún International Airport and travel in the comfort of a luxury SUV-type minivan. Relax in air-conditioned comfort at the end of your long flight and benefit from plenty of space, ideal for groups or families, and your luggage. Travel in privacy, with no need for extra stops along the way. Your certified bilingual driver will take you directly to your destination in Akumal, Cancún, Playa Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, or Tulum, depending on option booked. Benefit from fresh drinking water on board the vehicle to keep you hydrated and arrive at your final destination refreshed. The service is also available for departure flights with pickup from your hotel, private residence, Airbnb, or any other accommodation in the above-mentioned locations. 

Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins & Mystika Museum Private Tour

8. Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins & Mystika Museum Private Tour

Explore local history on a day trip from Riviera Maya to the Tulum Archaeological Zone. Swim through the crystal-clear waters of two cenotes and savor some local tacos. Spark your creativity with a visit to the Mystica Mexican Artist museum. Snack on a fruit basket while you travel in a SUV.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from selected areas in Riviera Maya. Relax in an air-conditioned SUV on the way to the Tulum Archaeological Zone which is at the edge of beach.Sip on chilled drinks from the cooler that is stocked with water, soft drinks, and local beers.  Step back in time as you learn about the history behind the Mayan civilization on a guided tour. Walk around pyramids and take in views of the turquoise waters as you admire the ancient architecture.  Have the chance to purchase local handcrafted goods at the end of your tour. Continue on to swim at two different cenotes. Uncover the secrets behind this breathtaking geological formation.  Explore the jungle and learn about the local flora and fauna and meet some Melopona bees, an endangered specie in the Yucatan Peninsula. Savor a delicious lunch at a place serving authentic tacos in downtown Tulum. Try three different tacos with a seasonal fruit water drink.  Continue to the Mystica Mexican Artist museum and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that takes you on a journey of connection with Mayan cosmology, natural spaces, and the spiritual power of horses. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

Cancun Limousine - Airport Transportation

9. Cancun Limousine - Airport Transportation

During your visit to Cancun travel from the airport to your hotel with style in a Mercedes Benz Limousine. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, traveling for business or just want to pamper yourself, this is the way to go! At your arrival to Cancun International Airport a bilingual chauffeur will await you and take you directly to your hotel. Enjoy wonderful amenities like fresh towelettes to freshen up upon arrival, a rose for lady passengers, a free international cell phone service and a bottle of sparkling wine. With a capacity of up to 6 passengers, this luxury Mercedes Benz Limousine will take you to your destination with elegance and comfort. Let a professional bilingual chauffeur escort you and drive you to your hotel. Pricing is determined by zone. Select the correct hotel zone when booking: ZONE 1: Cancun Downtown and Hotel Zone ZONE 2: Isla Mujeres Pier ZONE 3: Puerto Morelos ZONE 4: Playa del Carmen ZONE 5: Puerto Aventura ZONE 6: Tulum/Akumal

Cancun: Go City Explorer Pass for 3 to 10 Attractions

10. Cancun: Go City Explorer Pass for 3 to 10 Attractions

Choose 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 Cancun attractions to explore with a digital pass. Visit them at your own pace within 60 days. Tick a few firm favorites off your bucket list and save up to 55% compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Embark on an adventure at Royal Garrafon Park in Isla Mujeres, enjoy a romantic dinner cruise, snorkel around reefs, or explore the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itzá or Tulum. Included attractions and tours to choose from with your Explorer Pass: • Columbus Romantic Dinner Cruise with Steak or Vegetarian Food • Parasailing Adventure in Cancun • La Gran Rueda Cancun "The Wheel" • Reef, Turtle, and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour • Royal Garrafon Natural Reef Park Adventure in Isla Mujeres • Dancer Cruise Cancun with Snorkeling • Ventura Pass at Ventura Park • Tulum Express Tour with Hotel Pickup • Relaxing Massage by Adore MediSpa Cancun • Extreme Adventure Puerto Morelos Snorkel • 'Glow on the Go' Facial by Adore MediSpa Cancun • Photo Session on the Beach • Textures of Mexico: Cancun Street Food & Art plus Local Market Day Tour • Isla Mujeres Discovery Sail • Albatros Sailing "Plus" Package (Luxury Catamaran Tours) • Coba and Cenote Swim with Lunch Tour • Flowrider "Ride the Wave" Experience at Aquaworld • Dolphin Encounter with Lunch and Maroma Beach Club Access • Colors of Mexico Taco Tour and Local Beer Tasting • Shopping Tour in Playa del Carmen • Dolphin Encounter at Akumal • Shopping Tour in Cancun • $20 Included Credit for Drinks at Fred's House • Paradise SubSee Excursion at Paraiso Nizuc • Open Bar at Congo Bar Cancun • Snorkeling in Musa Nizuc plus Subsee Experience • Jungle Maya Native Park Tour with Lunch and Hotel Pickup • Underwater Museum Snorkel at Paraiso Nizuc • Emotions Native Park Tour with Lunch and Hotel Pickup • AquaTwister Speedboat Thrill Ride at AquaWorld • 30 Minute Waverunner Rental Lagoonside • Snorkel Native Park Tour with Food & Drinks • Sunrise Wildlife Stand-Up Paddleboard or Kayak Tour • Emotions Jungle Night Tour with Dinner and Hotel Pickup • Frida Kahlo Museum Riviera Maya • Moonlight Bioluminescence Snorkeling Tour • Jungle Tour Speedboat plus Aquabounce Tour • Aquabounce • Aquarium Trek & Cancun Interactive Aquarium • Chichen Itza & Valladolid Roundtrip Transportation Check the included digital guide for the most up-to-date list of attractions and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass.

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What people are saying about Akumal

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 87 reviews

We had been there with our little daughter (1.5 years old) and drove there with a rental car. It is very well signposted and can be found accordingly. The tour was great, our daughter loved the monkeys and other animals. The guide explained to us where the animals come from and what they have experienced. Every employee warmly walks around with the animals, cleaning is also done during opening hours. We are accompanied by a photographer who took photos of us with the animals. A great day out for the whole family that only takes a few hours.

It is best to see what is possible before each trip in order to plan accordingly. In retrospect, we would have booked even more activities than 3 out of 10. But it was new to us and we are super satisfied with the experiences included! We especially recommend the jungle tour, which takes you through the mangroves in a speedboat, and the flow ride! Not a problem even for beginners like me, as Jonathan (great guy) explains everything and shows how it works

I was looking to give my partner a special tour for his birthday; privacy, punctuality and great knowledge of our guide Axel, I would recommend this tour for couples; I was looking for a special tour for my gf's birthday; privacy, punctuality and a great knowledge from Axel our guide, I recommend this tour for couple trips.

Fantastic :) The animals and the staff really work with a lot of heart and soul here. Of course it is ultimately a zoo with a photo attraction, but it was a lot of fun and the cenote is also excellent. Transportation is also available for $10 round trip. In short: definitely book

On time was there before I arrived very nice the company made sure to triple check my info :)