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Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Valladolid & Meal

1. Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Valladolid & Meal

Dive into Mayan culture on a guided day trip with optional hotel transfers from Cancún or Riviera Maya to Chichén Itzá, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World for being one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Enjoy a Mexican buffet and tequila tasting, and stop at Valladolid and a cenote. Stop by the charming town of Valladolid, famed for the ornate, 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena and the baroque San Gervasio Cathedral. Wander the cobblestone streets, take photos, and find souvenirs. Once at Chichén Itzá, follow the guide while learning all about the most important buildings. From the awe-inspiring Pyramid of Kukulcan to the ruins that once housed tens of thousands of Mayans, the Pyramid of El Castillo or El Caracol, this visit is filled with rarely heard stories, incredible details, and stunning photo opportunities. Discover why the huge city played such an important role from the Late Classic period (600 AD) into the early part of the Post Classic period (1200 AD), and why it remained a huge center of pilgrimage. After your Chichén Itzá adventure, enjoy a tequila tasting and an authentic Mexican buffet lunch At this point, the fun is just getting started as no visit to the area would be complete without a stop by a cenote, a refreshing, enchanting underground sinkhole, sacred to the Mayan people before returning to your starting point.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

2. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

After pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, visit the Ruins of Tulum. Embark on a 45-minute tour with a professional archeologist guide and learn about Mayan history. Explore the site at your own pace.  Next, board your coach and travel to the Xtun Cenote. The drive includes off-roading since the cenote is located in the jungle. Once arriving, enjoy a Mexican buffet-style lunch including Cochinita Pibil ´the pulled pork of Mexico,´ chicken, rice, beans, tortillas, and tortilla chips. Vegetarian options are available upon advance notice. Visit two types of cenotes, stage 1 and stage 2. First, wander through the dry stage 2 cenote and admire the beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Following a swim in the wet stage 1 cenote, snorkel, and explore the colorful sea life. After your cenote adventure, enjoy a Mexican-style coffee called Café Olla. Next, head to Akumal Bay, a perfect place for swimming with sea turtles that feed on the seagrass in the bay near you. Put on your provided snorkeling gear — or your own, if you prefer — and enjoy a snorkeling tour of these amazing creatures. Your instructor will guide you through each step of the process to ensure a unique and fun-filled swim experience. A professional photographer will accompany you throughout the day and capture your beautiful moments. Look over the photos at the end and purchase your USB with the guide. Finally, return to the van for transportation back to your hotel.

Riviera Maya: Camel Caravan Expedition and Beach Club Access

3. Riviera Maya: Camel Caravan Expedition and Beach Club Access

Enjoy a peaceful ride along beautiful Maroma Beach with this guided camel ride. Meet this creature that is unique to the Caribbean. Discover the tropical beauty of the jungle and unlock the true potential of the sand dunes on the beach during this fun and relaxing ride. Get picked up from your hotel and climb onto the back of a camel to experience the Caribbean in an unusual way. Combine serenity, relaxation, and the magnificent tropical scenery of the Riviera Maya, all while riding on a camel. Admire the turquoise waters of the ocean, the beautiful sand dunes, and the dense jungle vegetation which is humming with the sounds of birds and other wildlife.

Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

4. Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

Admire the local sea life on this amazing snorkelling tour from Cancun. You will receive a warm welcome and instructions from the guide before you set off towards Punta Nizuc. As you navigate through the winding channels, sit back, enjoy the beauty of nature, and look out for the local wildlife. The lagoon is home to many creatures such as leopard frogs, iguanas, white turtles, and crabs - it is a jungle out there after all. The Mesoamerican reef is the second largest reef in the world, presenting a variety of places to snorkel in Cancun. Emerge from the luscious Mangroves into the Caribbean and the turquoise waters will take your breath away. As you snorkel on the Punta Nizuc reef, you will see why this area is famous for its abundance of sea life, fish, and astounding coral reef formations. The team of snorkel guides will point out things not to be missed and will also be on hand to assist beginners.

Riviera Maya: Horseback Ride, Zipline, and ATV Adventure

5. Riviera Maya: Horseback Ride, Zipline, and ATV Adventure

Ride through the Mayan wilderness on horseback. Take a four-wheeling adventure deep into the jungle. Zipline through the treetops and finish the day off with a swim at a freshwater Mayan cenote. Set off to El Rey Polo Club to explore the verdant area on horseback, trotting your way through the forest on quiet dusty roads. The experience is ideal for both experienced and novice riders, making it a great way to try horse riding for the first time. Continue with a fun-packed ATV ride on a powerful Honda at Extreme Adventure Park. Watch out for monkeys swinging through the trees and toucans flying past as you race over rugged dirt trails. Keep your adrenaline pumping as you zip through the trees and challenge your balance on 5 zip lines and 3 interactive bridges. Relax on the refreshing waters of a natural Mayan cenote.

Cenotes Adventure - Ziplines, Maya Snack & Tequila Tasting

6. Cenotes Adventure - Ziplines, Maya Snack & Tequila Tasting

Enjoy exploring the breathtaking natural beauty of the Mayan jungle on this fun-filled day tour. Zipline through the forest and breathe fresh air, and try paddleboarding in calm waters. Swim in the clear waters of the cenote and try to spot different fish and wildlife. Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Cancun. Travel to the jungle to begin the experience with a swim in two different cenotes. Experience the beauty of the Mayan Jungle, swim in clear water, and snorkel through the deepest part of the cenote. Admire the different species that make their home in its waters. See how brave you are by jumping from the cliff, then test your balance on the paddleboard in calm waters. Move on to the adrenaline-filled ziplining portion of the tour and see the jungle from a new perspective. Zipline through the trees, admire unique views of the forest, and feel the thrill of zipping through the air. Finish the tour off with a tequila tasting of delicious local tequila.

Riviera Maya and Cancun: Jungle Maya Adventure with Cenotes

7. Riviera Maya and Cancun: Jungle Maya Adventure with Cenotes

Discover the pristine Yaxmuul cenote, where you strap on rappelling gear and take the plunge into its glass-like underground pool on this guided tour from Riviera Maya and Cancun. Complete a thrilling zip line course that sends you hurtling above the verdant forests.  Be picked from the meeting point in Tulum, Cancun or Riviera May and relax on the transfer to the Yaxmuul cenote. Put on your gear and experience the excitement of rappelling and swimming in its waters. Next, fly over the trees on a series of zip lines with one of the lines ending with a splash.  Enter the Nohoch Nah Chich cave, which marks the entrance to the sprawling underground river system (spanning nearly 217 miles) known as Sac Actún. Be surrounded by incredible stalactites and stalagmites, pull on your snorkel mask and fins and dive into the cave's crystal-clear waters. After exploring this incredible aquatic world, your guides lead you to a mysterious dry cave. Here, you meet a local shaman, who introduces you to Mayan traditions by inviting you to witness a time-honored purification ceremony with copal incense and performed by a Mayan shaman from the community.  End the tour with a tasty lunch. Savor the flavors of a delicious traditional meal from the region, including “chayitas” and fresh flavored water drinks in different flavors.

Cancun: Speedboat Jungle Tour w/ Snorkeling & Mayan Ceremony

8. Cancun: Speedboat Jungle Tour w/ Snorkeling & Mayan Ceremony

Drive a speed boat in the Nichupté Lagoon, snorkel in search of colorful fish, and taste Mayan snacks on this jungle tour of Cancun. See replicas of sculptures of Mayan gods and goddesses, and immerse yourself in the culture by performing ceremonies with Mayan warriors. Start the experience by exploring a place surrounded by Mayan warriors. Walk down a recreated Mayan Path, with replicas of Mayan stelae, temples, and gods. Cross hanging bridges and take photos with the Mayan characters along the way. Observe a huge Mayan calendar and learn about the solar cycles from a guide. Participate in various ceremonies and traditional dances with the Mayan warriors for a deeper appreciation of the culture. Then, hop on board your own speedboat and drive it along the mangroves of the Nichupte lagoon. Dive into the depths of the reef and discover a marine world while you snorkel surrounded by colorful fish. Gaze in awe at the forms and shapes of the great coral reef barrier. Before finishing the adventure, savor the Mayan snack of salbut (fried puffed corn tortillas) with fresh flavored waters.

From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

9. From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum with an experienced guide, plunge into a refreshing cenote hidden by the jungle canopy, and check out the hip shops and stylish boutiques in Playa del Carmen on this full-day excursion. Be picked up at your hotel and relax on the way to site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins that are perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside to uncover the secrets of the ancient Maya. Stroll between temples, palaces, and fortresses that have stood for hundreds of years. Slip down to the beach for some leisure time on the sand. Continue on to the Mariposa cenote, where dappled sunlight illuminates a freshwater pool in the middle of the jungle. Take a dip to cool off, enjoy a tasty buffet lunch on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

10. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

Zipline, swim, and explore on a thrilling adventure trip at Selvatica Park in Puerto Morelos. Hop in a safari truck and venture through the jungle for an unforgettable day outdoors amongst lush nature. Hop in the shuttle bus and head to Selvatica Park or choose an option without pickup and make your own way to the park. Once there, take an adrenaline-pumping ride on 10 world-class zip lines. Unleash your primal Tarzan yell on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, the ultimate jungle ride. At the end of the circuit, you'll find the Aqua-zip. This zip line is optional, so you decide if you want to finish dry or get soaked. After your zip line experience, jump in a special safari truck and be transported to a private for cenote for a swim. A cenote is a naturally formed water hole and is the perfect way to freshen up and relax. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours and concludes with drop-off at your starting location.

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What people are saying about Cancún

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

This was the absolute best tour if you are interested in birds at all. My husband’s hobby is bird photography and this was probably his favorite part of our honeymoon. The driver, Axel, and the guide, Lope, were professional and very friendly! We ended up seeing 52 different bird species in the morning and were provided a delicious homemade breakfast. If we were back in the Cancún area I am sure we would do the tour again!

The tour was nice overall, comfortable bus, and our guide Edwin was very nice and knowledgeable, expect a bit of delay if doing hotel pickup, but no problem overall. The best parts were as expected Chichen Itza and the Cenote. The meal is the least exciting, but we knew ahead of time from other reviews, and did not come for the food. I would do it again, it was a great tour.

This is a great value tour and Chichen Itza makes up for an incredible experience! Just keep in mind this is a large shared tour, meaning lots of people along with you, some time for pick up an d drop-off, and some stops at places like a souvenir shop

This was a fun and informative tour that starts very early but worth it. Great included buffet lunch, the cenote was clean and beautiful, overall I highly recommend this entire tour.

amazing tour. definitely go for the early 5am start. Super Frank was amazing, very knowledgeable. definitely bring food/snacks too!!