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Our most recommended Playa del Carmen Photography tours

Playa Del Carmen: 15-Minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour

1. Playa Del Carmen: 15-Minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour

Admire green jungle, crystal clear waters, reefs, and the popular 5th Avenue on a helicopter tour in Playa del Carmen. Soar high above land and soak up panoramic views of the Mexican Caribbean from the air. Check in and listen to a security prep talk before boarding the largest and safest helicopter in all of Mexico. Then get on board the helicopter and head off on your flying adventure. Enjoy breathtaking views of the area from a different perspective. Leave your tour feeling giddy with adrenaline, excitement, and with a fresh perspective of Playa del Carmen.

Riviera Maya or Cancun: Sian Ka'an Jeep Expedition

2. Riviera Maya or Cancun: Sian Ka'an Jeep Expedition

See the wilderness of Sian Ka’an from the driver’s seat of a Jeep. The wilderness roads will take you around the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The park is one of the largest eco reserves in the world at the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, protected by UNESCO. The tour starts at Boca Paila. Explore the estuary and take in its lovely views, then enjoy refreshments before starting out once more. Upon arrival in Punta Allen, you'll enjoy snacks and beverages and begin the boat ride into the Caribbean Sea. A swim in a tranquil, warm, natural spring pool will be your reward for the hike it took to get you out to the water! Later, arrive on Bird Island—a place to see cormorants, herons, pelicans, roseate spoonbills and osprey, to name just a few. Birders, get ready to check many species off your lists! If this isn’t enough, this tour includes snorkeling along the Mesoamerican Reef. More beautiful eco-system and marine life await underneath the clear, turquoise waters. You'll encounter starfish, sea turtles, dolphins and more! To finish, a buffet is provided, with views overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Drive back along wooded, coastal roads and return to Tulum and your hotel.

Playa del Carmen: Private Morning Birdwatching Tour

3. Playa del Carmen: Private Morning Birdwatching Tour

Away from the resorts and beaches of The Riviera Maya lays the Ruta de los Cenotes, a top birding Site recognized as home to over 300 species of birds. Journey into this rich natural habitat and spot unique bird species in the heart of the Mayan jungle. Start the day early with 6:00 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. At the end of the tour, hotel drop-off will be provided.

Río Lagartos: Biosphere Reserve and Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

4. Río Lagartos: Biosphere Reserve and Las Coloradas Pink Lakes

See the beauty of Rio Lagartos, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve home to a rich diversity of landscapes and ecosystems such as mangroves, forests, lagoons, and more. Admire the pink lakes at Las Coloradas on this full-day tour too. Begin with an early pickup from accommodation in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. From there, you’ll make your way to the busy town of Valladolid for a cup of coffee and a snack. Head to Rio Lagartos after a brief pit stop, and upon arrival, skip the crowds and board a private boat to enjoy the scenery of the reserve. Cruise around the reserve with a friendly guide pointing out the numerous local flora and fauna, potentially catching glimpses of flamingos, pelicans, sea turtles, and crocodiles. Stop by the beautiful pink lakes at Las Coloradas (the color of the water depends on weather and chemical conditions) and snap a few photos. After, enjoy a stop for lunch before heading back to your accommodation.

Cancun: Private Underwater Cenote Photo Shoot Experience

5. Cancun: Private Underwater Cenote Photo Shoot Experience

Get picked up or head to the meeting point in Cancun and prepare for a special private experience you're sure to remember. Learn some breathing techniques at the cenote and then start posing for underwater shots, as directed by your professional photographer. Receive the collection of amazing photos a week later. Before you begin the photo shoot experience, listen to a briefing and learn some breathing techniques to help you hold your breath longer underwater as well as some tips and tricks to help you relax in the water. Not a confident swimmer? Don’t worry, there are many areas you can hold on to or stand on. Your photographer will be a professional diving instructor who will help guide you through poses as he takes amazing photos of you in the water. This is great for individuals and couples who are looking for unique, Instagram-worthy mementos. Besides getting amazing photos, this unique experience will allow you to connect with nature in a magical cenote. Cenotes were highly sacred to the Mayan people as they were believed to be the gateway to the underworld. There will be a quick break in between the photoshoot where you can rest a little bit before diving back into the water to add more photos to your camera roll. Return to the meeting point or to your hotel.

Cancun And Playa Del Carmen: Private Photo Shoot

6. Cancun And Playa Del Carmen: Private Photo Shoot

Experience Cancun or the Riviera Maya like never before - hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session in some of the most beautiful areas. You can request location or consider suggestions from the local photographers. Opt for a shoot within Cancun and the surrounding Riviera Maya, including Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras. Currently, there are no photo sessions at Chichen Itza. Once your session is booked you will receive a photographer briefing form which will allow the photographer to understand a little more about you and what type of photo shoot you are requesting. ie family, romantic, proposal, sunset, etc. Once the photo shoot is completed you will receive an email from us with 5 days that includes a link to your personal online photo gallery. You will then have the opportunity to select and download the photos that are included in the package you selected.

From Riviera Maya: Tulum Instagram Tour with Photographer

7. From Riviera Maya: Tulum Instagram Tour with Photographer

Live a once-in-a-lifetime photo adventure and visit some of the most emblematic sights in Tulum. With a professional photographer and tour guide along for the ride, capture memorable photos as you explore Tulum's sites and sculptures. Snap a picture in front of the iconic "Tulum" letters and the Ven a la luz sculpture, then go to a crystal clear cenote to swim and snorkel in the refreshing waters and of course, take great photos. Visit an immersive museum to connect with Mayan cosmology, before cooling down and having lunch at an eco beach club. With your photos in the bag, get dropped back at your hotel, with your digital photos being sent a few days later.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 17 reviews

It took place at 5:30 p.m. with evening sunlight, in our case we traveled with 2 other people, we flew at medium height to contemplate the entire coast of Playa del Carmen, contrasting the sea and seeing Isla Contoi, etc.

Everything worked great! Just briefly mention GetYourGuide at the entrance, and then everything was immediately clear. A short safety briefing and off we went. Was a hammer experience! I can only recommend

Saw a lot of beautiful birds. The guide spoke moderate English but did his best. Had a super morning. We found it very expensive, not quite in proportion to the activity

Everything was amazing, me and my friend had a lovely speeches with the pilot, nice people, nice experience, amazing view. Totally enjoyed the experience! Thank you

What a great experience this was, highly recommended. The pilots were amazing and they even had free drinks on the ride