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  • Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

    1. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

    Visit a natural park that cradles the best of the traditions and cultures of Mexico. With this special tour package, enjoy a food buffet and take a round trip tour to Xcaret Park, the most popular attraction in Cancun and the Maya Riviera region. There's fun for the whole family at a paradise that combines the natural beauty and cultural wealth of the region. Experience more than 40 different exciting activities, from the Underground River Journey to exploring the coral reef aquarium. Try visiting an authentic Mayan Village or remnants of the Spanish colonial past at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Or meander down to the water to row past Spider Monkey Island, or simply kick back, put your feet up, and relax on the beach.

    This is one of the most amazing parks I’ve EVER been to. So organized and kind. Great activities for children & adults. If you go here, you MUST swim in the “lazy” river. It’s long, but it’s beautiful

  • From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

    2. From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

    In this tour you’ll visit four incredible places. Begin with Tulum, the old Mayan city built on the seashore where you can appreciate its vestiges like El Castillo, El Templo de Los Frescos and its beautiful white sand beach. Then discover Cobá, a hidden Mayan town with the tallest pyramid in the Yucatán Peninsula, that you can climb to admire the jungle that surrounds you. Afterwards head to Cenote La Gloria, an impressive natural basement filled with crystalline water where you can swim. Visit Playa del Carmen, the vibrant city of the Caribbean perfect for shopping. From your hotel or meeting point, you will be taken to the departure center from where your adventure begins to Tulum, Cobá, Cenote and Playa del Carmen. This tour includes safe transportation, a certified guide, and a buffet lunch.

    The tour guides really make or break the tour! And in this trip they MADE IT! The guides, especially Raymundo was exceptional: he explained everything in the scorching heat giving us a complete understanding of the history, culture and life of the places we were visiting. The other guides with him helped keep track of the people and offered water for free to make sure we were all well hydrated: it showed great care! We spent the morning in Tulum, we then went to Coba and experienced the park on an enjoyable bike ride! The site is very large and you can cover more ground on bike than by foot (if you dont like to bike (rental 60 pesos), they have little wagons where someone will bike you around for a little more money) but it beats walking in the heat. This fee is on you-bring pesos. After Coba, they took us to a cenote but it didnt have that cavern feel, and we hit traffic on the way to Playa Del Carmen at the end of the day, so we only had an hour to powerwalk the touristy district.

  • Cancun: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

    3. Cancun: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Hubiku Cenote Day-Trip

    After convenient pick-up from your hotel, you will head into the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula to discover a sparkling, picturesque cenote cavern pond at Hubiku. Dive into the cool, clear water and chat with your guide about how these jungle-surrounded pools are formed from underground freshwater streams. Afterwards, recharge with a tasty buffet lunch of Yucatecan specialties, before heading to the region's main historic attraction. Upon arrival at Chichen Itza, embark on a comprehensive guided tour that immerses you in the archaeological site's most breathtaking landmarks. Marvel at the mysterious Kukulkan Pyramid, learning about its role in pre-Columbian Maya civilization from your engaging guide. Nearby, take a look at the largest ball court in the Americas and imagine ancient players involved in a rousing game of pok ta pok, a ritual that was practiced throughout the Maya Empire. ...

    Denote and lunch was excellent. Chichen itza stop was short and rushed. Vladadoid was mostly a waste except for a church,square and park. Staff was nice. Trip spends over 6 hours picking and dropping people. Reached hotel at 9:45pm. For the price….certainly worth it

  • From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá Tour with Lunch

    4. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá Tour with Lunch

    On this 12-hour excursion, explore the Chichen Itza archaeological zone. With a specialist guide, you'll discover the important role that the city played in Mayan civilization. Today the site is still considered sacred by the Mayan people of the Yucatan. Like many of the cities of ancient Mexico, Chichen Itza was abandoned and its monuments became hidden in the jungle growth. Chichen Itza is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and has also been named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

    Jam-packed day. Activities and tours were great. A little disappointed the tour ran long (scheduled for 12 hours but took 14 hours).

  • From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

    5. From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Start your adventure by meeting your tour guide right in front of the swallows’ statue so that you can take the ferry ride to playa del carmen and enjoy a scenic 45 minute ride in the blue waters of the Caribbean. After that, you will take an air conditioned van/bus to the walled city of Tulum, in which you’ll explore the magnificent and restored temples rising above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is an archeological site that offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. You will be guided by a local expert through the secrets, facts, myths and wonderful legends of the ancient Mayan civilization, getting the opportunity to admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls of prominent buildings such as “El Castillo” (The Castle), The Temple of the Descending God and The House of the Columns, in which you will be able to shoot amazing photos during approximately 2 hours....

  • Cancun & RM: Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha & Chichen Itza 3-Day Combo

    6. Cancun & RM: Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha & Chichen Itza 3-Day Combo

    Learn more about the Mayans and their ancient civilization with a combo package of three tours to the ruins of Chichen Itza, the underground cenote (swimming hole) of Xcaret, and the nooks and crannies of Xel-Ha theme park. The three tours combo package also features a delicious variety of culinary specialties in the colonial city of Valladolid. Valid for 15 days from first redemption, daily departures make this combination convenient and great value. Chichén Itzá: Visit the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, before going to the colonial city of Valladolid, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of gastronomic specialties, visit the Church of San Gervasio, and explore the historic monuments of the town center. You will also go to the Mayan sinkhole of Zací, renowned for its natural beauty (please note that due to time restrictions, swimming in the sinkhole w...

  • Cancun & Rivera Maya: Xcaret Plus & Chichen Itzá 2-Day Combo

    7. Cancun & Rivera Maya: Xcaret Plus & Chichen Itzá 2-Day Combo

    Immerse yourself in the history and traditions of Mexico's ancient civilizations with 2 tours to Xcaret Park and the historic Mayan city of Chichén Itzá. Benefit from deluxe transportation on both days and the option to visit each attraction within 15 days. The package combines 2 popular tours in 1: the adventurous "Xcaret Plus Tour" and the cultural "Xichen Itza Deluxe Tour" with some free time and gourmet experiences in the city of Valladolid. Xcaret Plus Tour Experience Mexico's best eco reserve at Xcaret Park and explore the beautiful grounds at your own pace. Seek out some of the extraordinary performances and cultural exhibits, including equestrian shows and the ritual ceremony of the “Voladores.” Swim with dolphins, manatees or sharks (own expense). Benefit from a complimentary buffet lunch and access to the beaches, bays and natural pools. Swim in an underground...

  • Cancun & Playa del Carmen: Coba Guided Tour & Xel-Ha Ticket

    8. Cancun & Playa del Carmen: Coba Guided Tour & Xel-Ha Ticket

    Enjoy a comfortable ride to Coba on a bus with an onboard breakfast included. Once you arrive at the ancient Mayan city in the middle of the jungle, a certified guide will take you to ancient ruins, temples, and pyramids of one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most picturesque and popular archaeological sites. Hop on a bike and ride through an old sacbeob road to reach Nohoch Mul Pyramid, the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula where you can climb its 120 steps for jungle views. Explore La Iglesia, a temple dating from 550 to 900 AD where religious ceremonies were held. After the tour, you will board the bus to reach the next destination: Xel-Há Partk. Here you can rest on Hammock Island, lose yourself floating on an inner tube through the river, or climb the Scenic Lighthouse and go down on the waterslide. Enjoy the all-inclusive selection of food and drinks in between the exhila...

  • From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

    9. From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

    Discover the culture, history, and traditions of the Yucatán Peninsula on this 2-day tour.

    Day 1

    Get picked up from your hotel and travel straight to the Chichen-Itza archeological complex. Witness the Pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and The Temple of Warriors, among other sites at the complex. Learn more about Mayan culture and the Mayan people's impact on astronomy and mathematics.

    After all that exploring, cool down with a refreshing dip in one of Mexico's most famous cenotes, Ik-Kil.

    In the afternoon, visit the peninsula's capital, Merida. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and see colonial houses, the main square, and the famous Paseo de Montejo avenue. After your tour, check in to your 4*-hotel for the night.

    Day 2...

  • Chichen Itza: Private Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya

    10. Chichen Itza: Private Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya

    Following pick-up at your hotel in Cancún, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya, journey to the pre-Colombian city and archaeological site of Chichen Itza, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, and now considered one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World." Upon arrival, benefit from the services of a private guide with expertise in archaeology. Hear explanations of the Mayan civilization and the main monuments of one of their most significant sites in your chosen language. Learn how the city played an important role from around 600 to 1200 AD, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. Chichen Itza is considered a sacred site by the Mayan people of the Yucatan to this day. Like many cities from Mexico's ancient history, it was eventually abandoned and fell into ruins to be buried by the jungle. It re-e...

    I learned more than I could possibly retain, The guide was excellent, the driver was excellent. I highly recommend the experience!

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What people are saying about Playa del Carmen

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 20 reviews

All tour guides (Cecilia, Oscar, and Luis) are well experienced and know the sites very well. they're outstanding!!! Our tour took us to Tulum, Coba, Cenotes, and a brief tour to chocolate and tequila tasting. We were able to see and do so much. We totally recommend this tour.

This is one of the most amazing parks I’ve EVER been to. So organized and kind. Great activities for children & adults. If you go here, you MUST swim in the “lazy” river. It’s long, but it’s beautiful

Amazing trip! The tour guides, Ricardo and Raymond, were energetic and knowledgeable and they made a genuine effort to make certain that everybody had a good time. I enjoyed the entire experience.

Pyramids worth every effort to see. The group was small, everything worked out, we have no objections.

One last. All activity very well. The cenote has been the one that we liked the most.