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  • Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

    1. Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

    Head into the dense jungles of the Yucatán as you begin this 12-hour program. Stop at the Hubiku cenote, a cavernous freshwater pool in a light-filled limestone cave and enjoy a swim. Dry off over a buffet lunch of typical Mayan dishes and then hop back on the bus for the last leg of the drive to Chichén Itzá. This dense and sprawling archaeological site features excavated ruins and well-preserved temples. The final stop is the quiet colonial city of Valladolid, where the pastel walls of shops and restaurants provide a colorful backdrop for photos.

    Fun tour. A bit long. And less stop on touristy trap place would make it better.

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

    2. 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

  • Ek Balam & Cenote Maya: Full-Day Tour

    3. Ek Balam & Cenote Maya: Full-Day Tour

    Explore the archaeological site of Ek Balam, a top regional attraction that has been recently restored. You’ll also visit the mysterious Cenote Maya, a natural pool that features beautiful rock formations. Your full-day tour begins at the Cenote Maya Park, where you’ll descend into the region’s most impressive cenote by a large wooden staircase built using ancient Maya techniques. Experience a range of optional adventures at the park, such as swimming in the cenote, diving, rappelling, swinging on a Tarzan vine, and more. Visit a small, colorful handicraft market, where your purchases of locally made items benefit Maya artisans. See a Mayan ritual, and be part of an authentic blessing ceremony performed by a shaman. Enjoy a Mayan buffet of traditional dishes such as lime soup, chaya tamales, beans, vegetables, rice, chicken, handmade tortillas, fruits, and flavored water. Next on th...

    Wow!!! Let me tell you something ! Ek Balaam should be on everyone’s archeological sites list. It’s up there with Chichén Itza and Uxmal! It’s hard to get to but we’ll worth it !! Israel our tour guide was amazing !!! Jack of all trades kinda fellow ! The cenote to end it’s absolutely amazing !!

  • From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Mayan Purification Ceremony

    4. From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Mayan Purification Ceremony

    Immerse yourself in Mayan daily life and traditions on this tour. Start your tour with a visit to a small Mayan community in the middle of the jungle. Meet with your shaman and learn all about the ceremonial rituals before entering the temazcal, an all-natural steam bath that will help detox your body and mind. After the ceremony, sit down to a traditional Mayan lunch before visiting a local village. Here, enjoy a guided tour and learn more about the Mayan peoples' traditions and lifestyles. Finish with a refreshing swim in a cenote before heading back to your hotel.

  • Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum and Emotions Native Park Tour

    5. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum and Emotions Native Park Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation in Cancun or Riviera Maya, you will make your way to Tulum. There you will receive a 45-minute guided tour, before having 1 hour and 15 minutes of free time to explore at the archaeological site. Afterwards, you will head to the Emotions Native Park where you will spend 3 hours and 30 minutes. You will begin with an ATV tour through the jungle, enjoying the natural beauty of the park as you cross a spectacular hanging bridge and ramp that will take your breath away. That will be followed by a trek through winding paths, which will result with you reaching an ancient Mayan vestige. It will then be time for a Mayan ceremony, during which you will delve into the natural jungle wonders and participate in an authentic Mayan blessing ceremony. The ceremony will be accompanied by copal incense and performed by a Mayan shaman from the community. A...

  • Mayan Jungle: 4-Hour Adventure Tour from Riviera Maya/Cancun

    6. Mayan Jungle: 4-Hour Adventure Tour from Riviera Maya/Cancun

    Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with this unique Mayan jungle expedition. Begin the tour with a visit to the Nohoch Nah Chiich cave, the amazing entrance to the Sac-Actun cenote system. Considered the world longest underground river system, the Sac-Actun was explored and recommended by specialized National Geographic cave divers, making it a truly remarkable place to visit. Snorkel through the crystal clear waters, surrounded by awesome rock formations and millenary stalactites and stalagmites, before your embark on the second part of the journey. Continue the tour with a trek along the didactic jungle path to learn about the best preserved biodiversity in the area, and then enjoy the zip-line canopy circuit over the lush rainforest. Rappel 40 feet down to swim in Yaxmuul, a natural underground pond of pristine water and beautiful rock formation and take part in a beautiful dry ca...

  • Tulum and the Mayan Jungle: Full-Day Tour

    7. Tulum and the Mayan Jungle: Full-Day Tour

    Begin the day at the spectacular ancient archeological site of Tulum, occupied since 1,200 A.D. Lying along a sharp cliff, the site gives stunning views of the Caribbean and hosts one of the best beaches in the world, declared by National Geographic as the fourth best beach internationally. Enter into the amazing Sac-Actun cenote system, the world's longest underground river, explored and recommended by National Geographic snorkelers specializing in cave divers. Snorkel through the stunning Nohoch Nah Chiich cavern while surrounded by thrilling rock formations and millenary stalactites and stalagmites. Continue the adventure with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel into a beautiful cenote and swim in the stunning Yaxmuul natural pool, then fly over the jungle foliage on an exciting zip-line course. End this spectacular tour at a mystic cenote where you will participate in a ...

    Awesome experience! Our tour guide Cesar was amazing! Cannot day enough good about the tour and our guide. Highly recommended!

  • Tulum: Guided Ruins Tour & Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos Park

    8. Tulum: Guided Ruins Tour & Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos Park

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to the only Mayan city located by the sea. Upon your arrival to the snorkel park, you will receive all the information necessary to begin the activities. These include park rules and safety measures, after which you will receive your snorkeling equipment and will be assigned a locker. You'll then be provided with 1 hour and 30 minutes during which you can snorkel 2 reefs. You will be amazed as you explore the largest coral barrier reef in the Americas, and will also visit a coral “greenhouse” that promotes the restoration of the reef system. After your snorkeling, return to the Snorkel Native Club Beach Club to enjoy some free time and delight in either an American-style breakfast or traditional meal. You can relax in the hammocks, check out your photos, play volleyball or soccer, or make the most of a cornhole board...

  • Coba and Maya Ville: Full-Day Tour

    9. Coba and Maya Ville: Full-Day Tour

    There was a time when the Maya civilization was set on the Peninsula of Yucatan and their power lasted from the 3rd to the 9th century. Their cultural legacy was transmitted from one generation to the next, adapting to the present life. Choose between a shared or private experience to learn about the Maya culture and share traditions with the people from today. Visit the archaeological site of Coba, and discover the amazing Nohoch Muul pyramid, the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula from where you have stunning views of the jungle. Visit a secluded Maya family set in Laguna Chabela and learn about ancient Maya manners. Then visit Tres Reyes, an authentic Maya village where you can discover their natural reserve that protects the local flora and fauna. Swim in an incredible


    (natural pit) in Esmeralda and enjoy a meal of typical food, soft drinks, and handma...

  • Riviera Maya: Morning Birdwatching Tour and Muyil Ruins

    10. Riviera Maya: Morning Birdwatching Tour and Muyil Ruins

    Away from the resorts and beaches of The Riviera Maya lays the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized as home to over 300 species of birds, 400 species of fish, 100 mammals, and 40 amphibians. Journey into this rich natural habitat and spot unique bird species in the heart of the Mayan jungle. Start the day early with 5:00 AM pickup from your hotel and head into the jungle. Accompanied by a knowledgeable birding guide, spot colorful tropical birds and learn about their natural habitat. In addition, visit the Muyil ruins within the reserve. These ruins draw significantly fewer visitors than Chichen Itza or Tulum and allow you to enjoy an unobstructed view of the site.  At the end of the tour, hotel drop-off will be provided.

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What people are saying about Playa del Carmen

Eddy knows all the places where the different birds hide themselves. Thank you for this beautiful birding morning.

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.

Great tour! One of a kind cenote and overall experience at Chichen Itzá.

Much better than expected. Fun and safe, the awesome cave.