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From Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Tour

Activity provider: Yalku Tours

From Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Tour

Activity provider: Yalku Tours

From US$ 140 per person

A Holbox tour brings you to a remote island for a day of relaxation in nature. Walk the pristine beaches of Holbox island and enjoy a boat tour of the main attractions.

About this activity

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Duration 11 - 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Be picked up at your hotel lobby.


  • Spend the day exploring beautiful Holbox Island
  • Enjoy a lunchbox with a sandwich, fruit, juice, and a sweet
  • Get a more personalized experience with a private guide
  • Keep an eye out for local wildlife
Full description

Discover the natural scenery of a remote island paradise. You’ll be wowed by the untouched beauty with a boat tour of the main Holbox attractions. Enjoy free time to stroll the sandy streets and one of the best beaches in the Mexican Caribbean. Begin with an early morning pickup in comfortable air-conditioned transportation. You’ll be welcomed by your friendly bilingual guide and driver as you make the journey to the port of Chiquila on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Next, board a boat and take in beautiful views of Holbox Island and its colorful houses. At the port of Holbox, enjoy your lunch before taking a tour of Holbox Island. Your guide will share tales of history, culture and folklore of the island. Look for wildlife in the protected area. Visit Punta Mosquito and Isla Pasion (Passion Island) to enjoy its shallow waters and marvel at its white sand beach before concluding your tour.

  • Bottled water
  • Lunchbox with a sandwich, fruit, juice, and a sweet
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Yum Balam Reserve tax ($5 per person)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not recommended for participants with back problems
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Even tho I booked a tour in English, I joined a Spanish group. The guides were nice and came to explain to me personally the information they gave through the day. A lunchbox that includes a sandwich, a fruit, juice and desert was offered (very good). From Chiquila speed boats take us to Holbox where we have 3h free time. You can thing to take a bike or a golf car for free the 1st hour. For lunch we had different options like fish, chicken, vegetarian.. personally I had the garlic fish that was tasteful (drinks are not included). Next stop is Isla de la Passion (30min) then a cenote (45min) before we head back at around 5.30pm (drinks are provided on the boat, chose between water, coke or beer). Well organized and not a minute wasted, I recommend

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December 22, 2021

Em geral foi uma boa tour mas com muito espaço para melhorar: - Saímos do hotel às 7:30 de Playa del Carmen, e fizemos uma paragem gigante numa estação de serviço que nos fez só sair de Playa às 10 da manhã; - O caminho é péssimo, pelo que as condições do transporte podiam ser melhores - os assentos não são confortáveis e no meu caso fiquei mal disposta o dia inteiro; - A paragem no cenote deveria ser reavaliada, parece-me que perdemos tempo demasiado aqui; - À chegada à ilha, e pelo preço que pagámos (não é uma tour barata) devia ter sido feita uma mini tour, por muito mini que fosse; - Ao almoço... o peixe até pode ser fresco, mas os acompanhamentos são muito mauzinhos e são os mesmos para todos os pratos.

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February 2, 2020

SUPER Giude, Omar your German is good! Thanks for this great day .... weather couldn't have been better, the food was top notch! The speedboat was TOP including the Kapitano and the rest of the team ... !!! ! Highly recommended !!! It's worth it. Thanks to the driver who drove us safely! LG Jana and Chris

January 19, 2020

Product ID: 74096