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From Cancun: Xcaret Park with Night Show and Transportation

1. From Cancun: Xcaret Park with Night Show and Transportation

The Xcaret Park Full-Day Tour is the best way to visit Xcaret Park with roundtrip transportation included and all the benefits of full-day entry. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel and head straight to Xcaret, the top family theme park in Mexico. Your Xcaret tour includes: Roundtrip transportation in a bus with air conditioning and tour conductor. Access to Xcaret eco park from 8:30 to 21:30. Upon your arrival plan your day with more than 40 activities and attractions. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with free access to showers, dressing rooms, bags for belongings during the underground river journey, and life vests. Xcaret at Night begins with colorful cultural performances, aMayan Ball Game, and the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration at 19:00. Water Activities: Underground River journey, Río del Paraíso journey, Beach, Inlet, and Natural Pools. Exhibitions: Coral Reef Aquarium, Marine Turtles Area, Manatee Lagoon, Bat Cave, Butterfly Pavilion, Deer Refuge, Jaguar Island, Spider Monkey Island, Mushroom Farm, Living Museum of Orchids, Tapir's Territory, Tropical Jungle Trail, Regional Wildlife Breeding Farm and Rotating Scenic Tower.Culture & Performances: Archaeological sites, House of Whispers, Mayan Village, St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, Hacienda Henequenera, Stained-glass Plaza, Nature and Culture tours, Papantla Flying Men, Pre-Hispanic Ball Game, and Fiesta Charra.

Tulum: Mayan Ruins, Statue Ven a la luz, and 4 Cenotes Tour

2. Tulum: Mayan Ruins, Statue Ven a la luz, and 4 Cenotes Tour

Visit the ruins of Tulum, one of the most photographed archaeological sites in the world. Learn from expert guides about the history of the Mayan civilization. Swim in the cenotes and learn about the area's natural resources. Explore Tulum and see diverse landscapes, learn interesting facts about the Mayan civilization from an experienced tour guide, and then go back to your hotel to spend the rest of the evening knowing you visited one of the most important pre-Columbian vestiges in Mexico. Come and immerse yourself in the cool waters of cenotes ideal for swimming, snorkeling, jumping into the water with a fun dive, or admiring the stalactites or stalagmites of a cavern cenote. (underground & open rivers). Visit 4 different cenotes, and learn from your guide about the importance of conserving the natural resources of the native fauna. Enjoy swimming in the cenotes with family and friends, as they are located just 3 kilometers from the Magical Town of Tulum.

From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

3. From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

After pickup, on the way to Tulum, learn from your guides about the sea turtles and diverse marine life of the Great Mayan Reef, as well as the unique natural conditions of the cenotes. In Tulum, snorkeling equipment is provided and as you head out on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, you get a rare view of the impressive Mayan city of Tulum. Swim with sea turtles, and admire the colorful Mesoamerican reef, full of fish and wonderful corals. After your scuba dive, it’s time for a snack and a drive to Chikin-ha. There, explore the fantastic underground world of caverns and natural sinkholes as you visit cenotes. In some of the cenotes, enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal-clear waters, surrounded by natural scenery. Last, experience a guided tour by foot of the last cenote to discover stalactites, stalagmites, sacred plants, and learn about the rituals of the ancient Mayans.

From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

4. From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

Start your day with pick up from your hotel in the Riviera Maya or Cancun between 6 AM-7:30 AM. After arriving at Chichen Itza between 9:30-10:00 AM, start your 2-hour and 15-minute tour of the archaeological site. The name, Chichen Itza means “water well of the Itzan people” and it was the capital of the Maya area and its most revered center of worship. Walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour. Arrive at Cenote Maya Native Park at approximately 1:30 PM and spend approximately 2.5 hours in the park.  Visit and refresh yourself at Cenote Maya and descend into the region’s most impressive cenote. Its crystal-clear waters and geological formations make it an impressive natural jewel. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase.   Optional activities include swimming, diving, and rappelling. Delve into the natural wonders and participate in an authentic ceremony of blessings carried out by a Maya shaman. Enjoy a traditional menu made with organic orchard supplies and handmade tortillas. At the end of the day, relax with drop-off back at your hotel at approximately 6:30-7:00 PM.  

Cancun: 2 Days SDI Open Water Diver Certification

5. Cancun: 2 Days SDI Open Water Diver Certification

Take the next step in becoming a certified Open Water Diver so you can dive anywhere in the world with a valid license. Develop the necessary skills to conduct open water dives in the world's best diving locations. SDI is a highly respected international diving agency with quality training programs put forth by the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC). We will contact you back right after booking and give you the codes to study all the E-Learning online and do the exam in advance, all the theory and exam is online at your own pace, you will come here with the E-Leaning done ready for full pool training and 4 dives. On day 1, put your learning to practice with full skill practice in the pool and 2 dives in the afternoon with some skill practice in the ocean. On day 2, enjoy 2 more reef dives in the morning with some practice in the ocean. Finish the experience by receiving your Open Water Diver license.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Cancún?

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What people are saying about Cancún

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Amazing trip!! Chichen itza was brilliant and the mayan cenote experience was incredible! 100% recommend. A lot of driving to and from areas so be prepared

a must when visiting Mexico. xcaret has many parks to suit all. very enjoyable day. buffet meal i thought was expensive at $40usd but was very nice.

It was a great day . Pepe looked after us perfectly throughout the day and we had a lot of fun! An unforgettable experience.

Our tour guide was amazing! He did a great job of making our day feel special. Thank you so much!

Super park and everything was clear and well arranged!