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Our most recommended Playa del Carmen Small group

  • Holbox: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    1. Holbox: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the Yalahau Cenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pick up from select hotels in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches.    

  • Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks

    2. Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks

    Experience the adventure of swimming and snorkeling with the whale shark - the biggest fish in the world! This exciting adventure leaves from Cancun daily during the whale shark season (from May to September) and is limited to 10 people per boat, ensuring an intimate experience. It is guided by naturalists or marine biologists. During the tour, you will travel to the seas surrounding Contoy Island and Holbox, where you will have the opportunity to observe and snorkel with whale sharks. Look out for dolphins, mantas, sea turtles, birds, and many other species that play around the Yucatan coast. 7 AM - Pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (06:00 in Playa del Carmen, 05:00 in Tulum). 7:30 AM - Informative briefing at Puerto Juarez (Marina La Amada). Our certified guides will provide you with all the fascinating information needed to become an expert in whale sharks and the area's ecosystems. ...

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

  • From Playa del Carmen or Tulum: Coba Full-Day Tour

    3. From Playa del Carmen or Tulum: Coba Full-Day Tour

    Explore the vast Coba Mayan ruins, a national archaeological site where you’ll be amazed at the sheer size of this important Mayan city. You’ll be picked up at 09:00 in either Playa del Carmen or Tulum for the 3 hour drive to the site. Marvel at the graceful, impressive structures that have been unearthed. The ruins are unique in that there has been very little restoration, and only a few of the site’s estimated 6,500 structures have been uncovered so far. Climb the 120 stairs to the top of the Grand Pyramid. It’s well worth the effort, and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the jungle. After touring the ruins, you’ll visit a Mayan village to experience the lifestyle today. Lunch is included during the tour.

  • Full-Day Rio Secreto Small Group Tour

    4. Full-Day Rio Secreto Small Group Tour

    Be immersed in an ancient world of stalactites and stalagmites. Roam the labyrinths of dramatic rock formations and tranquil waters. The Rio Secreto (Secret River) is a hidden underground network of rivers and caves. An air-conditioned mini-van collects you from your hotel from 7:20 and takes you to Rio Secreto. Here you will meet your expertly trained guide and receive a wetsuit, wet shoes, a lamp and a helmet to get you ready for your adventure. From here, enter the caves, where for 600 meters you will be free to walk, swim and enjoy the enchanting beauty of your surroundings with the supervision of your guide. Furthermore, with a maximum of 10 people per tour, you can be ensured a quiet tour experience free from outside distractions. The tours in Rio Secreto are organized so that no two tours happening at the same time will meet underground. After approximately 1.5 hours you will b...

    The tour itself is very interesting, the guides are very knowledgeable and give you a detailed explanation on the caverns and their formations. The only catch is that the tour that I booked included transportation from and to my hotel, which was within the Riviera Maya, but that didn't happen; we had to walk to the highway a few blocks away at 7am to the pick-up location chosen by RioSecreto.

  • Ek Balam & Cenote Maya: Full-Day Tour

    5. 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 !!

  • Coba and Maya Ville: Full-Day Tour

    6. 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

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

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What people are saying about Playa del Carmen

The experience was something amazing. Worth every cent. The animals are majestic and to see them in their natural habitat was epic. I went about a week ago and still talk about it to anyone that will listen. Will definitely go again. Tour guides were great. TAKE THE SEA SICKNESS PILL. We had some guests get sea sick and messed up their experience. Thank you Jose for the info. Very knowledgeable guides.

This was possibly a once in lifetime activity for us. It was absolutely thrilling to jump from boat and swim along with a whale sharks! They are truly wondrous!

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

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

The experience of 10. Enrique and Pedro treated us great