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

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

Travel back in time as you explore the Mayan  archeological ruins of Chichén Itzá on a guided tour. Connect with nature as you swim in the azure waters of the cenote of Saamal. Eat a mouth-watering buffet lunch and take a guided walking tour of Valladolid. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or a nearby meeting point, and then journey to one of the most important monuments on the Yucatán Peninsula.   Upon arrival at Chichén Itzá, look at the step pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending.   Go to the ancient cenote of Saamal and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience.

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

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

Explore the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá and uncover the history of Mayan civilization. Visit important sites, such as the step pyramid of El Castillo, and enjoy a buffet lunch. Get picked up from one of the meeting points in Cancun or Riviera Maya, or at your hotel if you select the VIP or Deluxe tour options. Then, travel to the pre-Colombian city of Chichén Itzá on the Yucatán Peninsula. Located in the Tinúm Municipality, Chichén Itzá is famous for its step pyramid of El Castillo. Benefit from the services of a guide to learn the history of the ancient city and journey back to the days of the Mayan civilization. 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. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, with the option to include a non-alcoholic drink on the VIP and Deluxe tour options. After, visit one of the secret sinkholes, or cenotes, sacred to the Mayan people before returning to your starting point.

Cancun: Snorkeling Tour at MUSA The Underwater Museum

3. Cancun: Snorkeling Tour at MUSA The Underwater Museum

Board a boat that will take you to the middle of Isla Mujeres bay, located only 30 minutes away from Cancun. Once the boat has reached the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art, jump into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to go snorkeling. Admire more than 400 life-size human figures that are brought to life by coral, algae, and other marine life. The submerged sculptures were designed by Jason de Caires. Continue to the Manchones Reef, where you will have another chance to go snorkeling. You will be able to see various types of fish, as well as sea turtles, rays.

Riviera Maya: Turtles and Cenote Snorkeling Tour

4. Riviera Maya: Turtles and Cenote Snorkeling Tour

Discover the beauty of cenotes typical of the state of Quintana Roo on a guided snorkeling tour. Explore these underground rivers and cave systems, followed by a visit to a picturesque bay to see sea turtles in their native environment. Start the tour with pickup from the lobby of your hotel then set off on your cenote discovery tour. Learn how these impressive underground rivers were sacred places for the Mayan civilization and are the habitat for an array of marine and wildlife. Explore a beautiful cenote, where you can swim and snorkel. First, head over to the most beautiful cenote of the area just outside Riviera Maya. Observe eagle rays and find colorful fish amongst the world's 2nd-largest reef system. Full snorkeling gear will be provided and a professional guide will be there with you at all times to ensure you feel safe and take pictures.  Then, travel to a designated bay to admire sea turtles in their natural environment. Spend approximately 1-hour swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy this incredible opportunity to get up close to these spectacular creatures with sightings guaranteed. During the tour, enjoy a buffet snack of fruit, pastries, homemade "empanadas" (stuffed pastries), and refreshments. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel where your memorable experience concludes.

Cancun: Guided City Tour with Shopping and Tequila Tasting

5. Cancun: Guided City Tour with Shopping and Tequila Tasting

Get ready to really know Cancun on this guided city tour with time for shopping and an included tequila tasting. Your guide will show you Cancun’s landmarks, including those in the downtown district and hotel zone. Head first to Market 28 to enjoy an authentic marketplace experience. Chat with local vendors as you admire charming crafts at flea-market-type shops and even pick up real silver from Taxco at the best prices. Ride along Boulevard Kukulcan for views of Cancun hotels, clubs, and marinas. In Plaza La Isla, you can enter the Tequila Museum, which houses 700 types of Mexican tequilas. Learn about the various brands, enjoy a tasting, and shop duty-free prices on brand names at designer stores. Later, cap off the day with jaw-dropping views of the Cancun bay and the coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines. You can take a commemorative shot next to the famous and colorful Cancun sign that has become a must for visitors.

Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Day Trip and Safari with Lunch

6. Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Day Trip and Safari with Lunch

Cruise to Holbox Island on this day trip with hotel pickup and drop-off from select Riviera Maya locations. Uncover the rich biodiversity of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve on a boat tour with a local fisherman. Visit Isla Pasion and search for local wildlife on a golf cart tour. Sit down to a delicious meal at a local restaurant.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Riviera Maya. Take in the views on the transfer in an airconditioned van. Arrive at the port of Chiquila and board a private boat with a local fisherman.  Navigate through the Yum Balam Nature Reserve where over 300 different species of birds live freely. Look for white head eagles, cormorants, flamingos and ducks as you cross a lagoon to Isla Pasion. Hop aboard a golf cart and travel to Punta Cocos beach.  Head to the main harbor on Holbox island and enjoy a mini tour. Fill up with some mouth-watering local fare at a restaurant. Sip on a soft drink or water with your meal. Have some free time to explore the fishing village or chill out at the beach before returning to your accommodation. 

Cancún: Transparent Boat Tour with Drinks

7. Cancún: Transparent Boat Tour with Drinks

Cruise through the turquoise waters of the Caribbean on a completely transparent boat. Relax onboard, enjoy two beers, see some of Cancún's amazing flora and fauna, and take some incredible photos to show your friends. The crystal clear waters of Nichupté lagoon are truly mesmerizing. As you glide through the water enjoy the incredible colors of nature all around you, with birds perched in the mangroves and fish swimming in the reef below the boat.

Cancún: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

8. Cancún: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

Sit back in comfort and gaze at the impressive sites of the Nichupté Lagoon and Cancún Hotel Zone from the sky. Experience the peaceful atmosphere flying in the sky provides, but be thrilled by the heights you'll be at. This parasailing experience for two begins with instructions before enjoying a slow and smooth rise above the water from a platform on the back of a boat. Take in the astounding views of Cancún as you ascend into the air. Spend 10 minutes in flight before descending. The unique design of the parasailing equipment allows for a comfortable and secure ride, providing a chance of a lifetime experience.

Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid Tour

9. Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid Tour

Discover the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá on a guided tour from Playa del Carmen. Immerse yourself in the jungle at an eco-park, with some time for swimming in a cenote and a hearty buffet lunch. Start with pickup from Playa del Carmen and first travel to the jungle eco-park. Marvel at the sacred cenote as you refresh yourself with a purifying swim in crystalline waters. Dig into a delicious buffet lunch at the restaurant at the eco-park, and be ready for a flavor sensation. Try some of the famed Mexican cuisine with regional dishes from Yucatán. After your buffet, head to the world-famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá. Take a guided tour of the ceremonial site and listen to fascinating tales of the ancient Maya civilization. Learn more with your expert guides and hear of entertaining stories of life at Chichen Itzá. Discover a culture that was way ahead of its time. Then, enjoy some free time to explore by yourself and walk in the footsteps of the Mayan people. Your final stop is in the colonial center of Valladolid for a quick visit to this charming “Magic Town” of Mexico. The imposing church and architecture of the town surrounding the “zocalo'' or town square are perfect photo ops and a chance to relax and enjoy the laid-back vibes of Yucatán, before heading back to Playa del Carmen,

Cancun: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

10. Cancun: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

An experienced guide will welcome you, if you are a begginer you will get very good tips for kayaking, once equipped you will trip through the canals of the lagoon, admiring the flora and fauna of this jewel of nature, enjoy the experience watching baby mangroves, the cave and their clear water, relax, have fun and learn about this important habitat, you will live this amazing surrounded by nature in the jungle, we make a stop to take some pictures and relax, we provide bottle of water and snack, the guide will be all the trip with you making your experience a memorable trip. You could choice take the activity early a nice morning, at noon with the beautifull sun of Cancun or at in the sunset. Some species of birds and fishes that you could see, albatrosses, herons, hawks, cormorants, cao birds, stingray, barracudas, puffer fish, needle fish, starfish and many others. Perfect for families, friends, couples or solo travelers, this activity is unique in the beautifull Cancun .

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What people are saying about Cancún

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 251 reviews

Wonderful tour. Sammy the guide and his team Alexis and Ruth were excellent. Take a mask as it is required for entry (if not 20 pesos to buy), Also would recommend packing some snacks as the drive is over 3 hours and you will be hungry by the time you get there. You are not allowed to take food into Chichen Itza site but have the option of buying before or after the tour and there is a snack bar inside. The buffet at the Cenote was delicious and the Cenote swimming experience itself was the most amazing/enjoy part for the kids. Would highly recommend this tour.

The experience as a whole was amazing Our guide Ulyses was amazing! His interpretation skills were perfect. He was able to switch between english and spanish in a really amazing way. Very funny and entertaining, he was providing really important information. The tour to Chichen Itza, the cenote, linch and vallaloid was perfect! It’s worth every penny!

the tour was well arranged by the organization and is definitely recommended. our guide Gerano made sure it was an unforgettable day

our Guide was great! There were plenty of fish to see. provided lunch was very good. I would do it again!

Great, easy going. No stress, awesome guides. Great food a great way for a first timer like us