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  • Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Turtles & Cenote Snorkeling Tour

    1. Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Turtles & Cenote Snorkeling Tour

    Start the tour with pickup from the lobby of your hotel then set off on your 3-hour cenote discovery tour. Find out about 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 t...

    We had a wonderful time! Our guide was knowledgeable, kind, and fun. The cenotes were very cool but turtle swim was amazing. Would definitely recommend!

  • Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

    2. Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

    Be collected from your accommodation at 5:45 AM in Tulum, 6:45 AM in Playa del Carmen, or 7:45 AM in Cancun. During the drive, your guide will explain the itinerary and teach you about whale sharks and their habitat. Once you arrive at the marina, relax and have breakfast. Depart to the whale shark area and begin your search for these enchanting animals. Once a whale shark has been spotted you will be able to go snorkeling. There is a maximum of one ship per whale shark and two people per guide. During the trip, your guide will teach you about the fauna of this beautiful ecosystem.  Sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks, and water will be served. Then, you will return to Isla Mujeres for lunch of sandwiches and shrimp ceviche or fish with guacamole and fruit. After an hour of relaxing or swimming at the fantastic beach Playa Norte in Islas Mujeres, return to the marina for 3:30 PM.

    Super nice experience. Would defo recommend. Though we lucked out and there were soo many whale sharks. Apparently that can differ. Tour guide was super nice and explained lots.

  • ATV Ride and Secret Caves Tour from Playa del Carmen

    3. ATV Ride and Secret Caves Tour from Playa del Carmen

    Head out from Playa del Carmen on a 2.5-hour tour that takes you to secret caves and gives you the opportunity to drive an ATV. You’ll be picked up at your hotel and then receive an explanation about how to drive the ATV. Following this you’ll have lots of fun driving as fast as you can along a 28-kilometer-long route! Visit a cenote, or sinkhole, created by the collapse of limestone bedrock with groundwater underneath. Explore the underground river and marvel at the natural beauty around you. You’ll have 30 minutes to jump into the cenote and enjoy a swim. Go inside the caves and hear from your guide about the different rock formations. To ensure that you’re refreshed and hydrated during the program, all water and soft drinks are included on this tour.

    This was an incredible adventure!! It started raining and made the ATV trails one of a kind experience. Our tour guides Frida, Giovanni, Bohish, Ale and Jessi were amazing, well informed, safety was there main priority and fun!! Journey to the under water caves was breathtaking!! Very spiritual and amazing place. Frida was extremely knowledgeable on the entire cave, species and spiritual aspects of the Mayan traditions. Pictures and videos are great but you have to be there to have the ultimate experience. When you visit Playa Del Carmen you have to book ATV and Cave tour. You will not be disappointed!! I will definitely book again next time I'm back in town!! Salute!!

  • From Playa del Carmen & Tulum: Whale Shark Tour

    4. From Playa del Carmen & Tulum: Whale Shark Tour

    Get picked up from any hotel in Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen. Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean on a 6-hour whale shark snorkel tour. Swim and snorkel with the gentle giants in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Following pick-up, you'll be transferred to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkel site, where you will put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea. Jump into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish as you come face-to-face with the whale sharks. Some adult specimens can measure up to 13 meters in length, though accounts of individuals of up to 18 meters have been recorded. Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours for a truly unique experience. Then, go to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Board your boat fo...

  • From Cancun: Xcaret Park with Night Show and Transportation

    5. 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 A...

  • From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Bull Shark Dive Experience

    6. From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Bull Shark Dive Experience

    Feel an adrenaline rush while observing one of the most imposing and important creatures of the Yucatan Peninsula: bull sharks. Dive with a professional instructor who will guide you through every moment of the experience. Start your adventure by being picked up at your hotel, then get taken to Playa del Carmen where you will take a boat to start the dive. Once at sea, enjoy beautiful views of the Mexican Caribbean and then get ready to jump into the water and observe the bull sharks. Before diving, get instructions from a professional instructor. You’ll be prepared for the moment when the sharks see your group and when they get curious and approach. After diving, get taken back to land to be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Playa del Carmen: Swim with Sailfish Adventure

    7. Playa del Carmen: Swim with Sailfish Adventure

    You will be picked up from your hotel at your scheduled time, at which point you will head directly to Cancun. During the ride, your guide will brief you about the day's plan, as well as sailfish biology and its local habitat. Once you arrive to the marina, you will have some time to relax, enjoy a tasty breakfast, and get ready for the adventure to come. Following breakfast, you will depart towards the sailfish area and begin your search. If on the way to the sailfish zone you spot manta rays or dolphins, the captain will stop the boat and allocate some time to snorkel with these magnificent animals. Once a sailfish is spotted, you will begin your snorkeling. Following the swimming and excitement, you will be served sandwiches, fruit, water, soft drinks, and beer, before heading back to the marina where you will reach at about 2:30PM. During your tour, your guides will provide you wit...

  • Reef Diving in Playa del Carmen

    8. Reef Diving in Playa del Carmen

    Water temperature and visibility, combined with the flourishing underwater life of coral reefs, make Playa del Carmen a superior diving destination. From shallow dive sites for beginners to deep dives into shipwrecked boats for experienced divers, our tour gives everyone the chance to enjoy the richness of coral life. At the Playa del Carmen you can choose between reef diving, wall diving, wreck diving, night diving, or bull shark diving (November to February). We meet at the dive center at 08:00h for morning dives, or 12:30h for afternoon dives. When it comes to reef diving, Playa del Carmen is the perfect location.

  • Coba Mayan Treasure Tour

    9. Coba Mayan Treasure Tour

    This fascinating and informative tour takes you on a journey to the real Mexico, to a time when the Mayan people ruled this part of the world. During your tour you will visit the archaeological site at Coba where the more adventurous can climb the pyramid of Nohoch Muul, the highest in the state. From the top of Nohoch Muul you'll be amazed by the stunning views. Discover the secrets of the mysterious Mayans as your expert guide entertains you with detailed information and fascinating stories to complement the tour. From here your tour continues and you'll soon find yourself amidst a small Mayan community to experience their daily life. Your visit might include seeing the local school, visiting a Mayan house as well as learning about how the people make their living from the land. This is authentic Mexico at its best and you will have the chance to browse the villagers' handicrafts, whe...

  • Mayan Adventure - 3 different snorkeling sites in one day!

    10. Mayan Adventure - 3 different snorkeling sites in one day!

    Experience the magic of snorkeling in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, the Mexican Caribbean. Embark on a breathtaking snorkeling tour that allows you to feel nature all around you. A whole day of snorkeling in this magical environment will leave you with a new-found respect for nature. As you dive into the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, surrounded by exotic marine life you will explore an underground river in the middle of the jungle, and discover the mystical wonders of the Mayan sinkholes (cenotes). You will be picked up and dropped off at your Hotel Lobby and you will be accompanied at all times by professional guides that will share the best snorkeling techniques and provide information regarding the flora and fauna that inhabits this unique ecosystem. Above all they will make sure you feel safe, allowing you to enjoy an unforgettable snorkeling experie...

    Because of an error on my part, I had accidentally scheduled two trips on one day. The people at Adventuras Mayas were awesome to work with. They allowed my wife and I to take a later tour on the day we thought we had booked. They really came through for us and we could not appreciate it more. Luis was our tour guide and he had a tremendous amount of information about the ecology of each of the three locations were you snorkel. He was very helpful and nice. We started off in the underground cenote where snorkeled for about 30 minutes. We then went to an open cenote to snorkel, zip line, and jump of a small cliff into the water. This was the most enjoyable part for us as we got to see a ton of fish and had a blast with the zip lining and cliff jumping. We then ate lunch which was as very tasty buffet of bbq chicken, salsas, rice, beans, etc. The food was delicious and the cooking staff was very warm and friendly. We then went snorkeling for about two hours in the tide pool and reef.

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What people are saying about Playa del Carmen

We loved our guide Ricardo. My daughter Brittney was able to have a great experience for her 18th birthday with the whale shark

This was highlight of our trip. Valeria did a great job as our guide. The lunch they provide was delicious and with great view.

The experience was awesome. The guides did an exceptional job. I WILL DEFINITELY BE BOOKING WITH THEM WHEN I RETURN

Valeria was super friendly and knowledgeable. She took joy in sharing it with us and we had a wonderful time!

Great experience. We were even able to swim with a manta ray and dolphins!