Playa del Carmen
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Our most recommended Playa del Carmen Walking Tours

  • 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.    

  • Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

    2. Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

    Your 3.5 hour excursion through Emotions Native Park begins with convenient pickup from hotels in Cancún and Riviera Maya, or from a meeting point in Tulum. After a comfortable ride to the park, you’ll receive a full safety briefing and suit up for a thrilling ATV ride. Zipping through the narrow jungle paths on your 4-wheeler, admire the lush vegetation and feel the adrenaline rush as you drive over a suspension bridge, overlooking the vast jungle floor. Parking your vehicle at the Casa de los Sueños, or house of dreams, one of the first houses built in Playa del Carmen, and learn about the rich cultural history of the Mayan people. Afterwards, amble along winding paths up to Mayan ruins, where you’ll be blessed by a shaman in a sacred ritual. Heading to the Cenote Ixchel, learn of the origins and vast spiritual importance of these water-filled limestone chasms. Then it’s time to fly ...

    The whole experience was amazing. I was worried because of the miscommunication in the beginning but this excursion exceeded my expectations and we had an amazing time!! Love the ATV, Ziplone, cenote and food. Our guide Joshua was funny, knowledgeable, kept us safe and made sure we had fun. Will definitely come back and do it again.

  • Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

    3. 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.

  • From Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zip Line, and Cenotes Tour

    4. From Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zip Line, and Cenotes Tour

    Discover 2 adventure parks in one day: Emotions Native Park and Jungle Maya Native Park. Feel the thrill as you experience the different activities available. At Emotions Native Park, drive all-terrain vehicles through winding jungle paths. Fly through the air on zip lines, explore caves, discover authentic Mayan ruins, and refresh yourself in a beautiful cenote filled with crystal-clear water. Activities available to you at Emotions Native Park include an ATV Tour, a visit to the Mayan Ruins, or participate in a Mayan blessing ceremony performed by a Mayan shaman. You can also visit the Ixchel Cenote and see the small Mayan altar, zip line over the jungle, or refresh yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Half Moon Cenote.  At Jungle Maya Native Park, experience the Sac-Actun system, the longest underground river in the world. Snorkel and be surrounded by ancient rock formations...

    This tour was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides and we had a great time.

  • From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

    5. From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

    Head out to sea and visit two of the most beautiful islands off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a 1-hour snorkel and see the vibrant underwater world of the reef. Stop at Isla Contoy, a nature reserve known for its variety of tropical bird species. Wander the colorful streets of Isla Mujeres and see its world-famous beaches. After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the jetty in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to travel about 40 minutes to Isla Contoy. Your first stop is a guided 1-hour reef snorkel tour where you will enjoy spotting brightly colored corals and the plentiful tropical fish. Next, visit the protected nature reserve of Contoy Island which boasts an incredible population of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing Caribbean-style. After a delicious lunch on the beach, you will have som...

    This day trip was simply AMAGING!!we started from tulum early in the morning and went to the harbor where we had a small lunch.Our driver Diego was really good.First,we visited isla mujeres where we had free time for a bit more that 1.5hours so we went for a swimm and to walk around the small shops.Afterwards we went to isla contoi where we stayed for about 3 hours.Isla Contoy is trully a paradise on earth!The boats come and go ,so every time a group arrives,another one leaves and there are only a few people on the island each time.The scenery is breathtaking and unique. We also had a 30mins guided tour of the island with our tour guide Carlos and he was so informative.Carlos was very enthusiastic about his job and you can tell he enjoys it!Our group of greeks had a really great time with him,we definitely recommend him!Finally,we got back to the harbor in the afternoon after we got through a summer storm during our way back,which was part of the fun!You shouldn't miss it!!

  • Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

    6. Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

    Enjoy a fun and educational day out to a monkey sanctuary near Playa del Carmen, the only of its kind in Mexico that is authorized to operate an educational bonding program with primates. Spend the day exploring the sanctuary and its grounds, located in a tropical jungle.

    In the company of an experienced guide, meet over 200 animals including monkeys, that were orphaned, injured, abused, or unwanted pets. Learn more about the needs of each animal and their personal history and get educated on the existential threats to their ecosystem and communities.

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

    7. 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/Riviera Maya: Tulum and Emotions Native Park Tour

    8. 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

    9. 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...

  • From Cozumel: Amazing Underground River Guided Tour

    10. From Cozumel: Amazing Underground River Guided Tour

    Discover the mystic Mayan underworld. Visit one of the best-preserved cenotes in all of the Riviera Maya. Meet in the Centro district of Cozumel. Take a short ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen, where you’ll drive to the cavern. Along the way, your knowledgable guide will explain you the history of the cavern, in order to enrich your experience. Once you’ve reached the heart of the jungle, get suited-up for your adventure. Choose to either climb down the ladder or splash straight into the cenote within the cavern. Swim across the cenote and through the dark tunnels which connect the subterranean waters. As you delve deep into this underground world, your guide will point out the cavern’s many fascinating features. Explore the unbelievable cavern and admire the stalagmites and stalactites which took more than 65 million years to form. After your tour, enjoy a Mexican snack and ...

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What people are saying about Playa del Carmen

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The whole experience was amazing. I was worried because of the miscommunication in the beginning but this excursion exceeded my expectations and we had an amazing time!! Love the ATV, Ziplone, cenote and food. Our guide Joshua was funny, knowledgeable, kept us safe and made sure we had fun. Will definitely come back and do it again.

Having Collin as a guide was already the first main prize that day. The guy does his job more than great, always trying and helpful. This experience to snorkel with the whale shark is a great feeling and luckily nobody can ever take it away from me. I am happy to have seen it !!!

The greatest and most Authentic food tour I’ve ever been on. Really enjoyed our guide, he was an amazing person and very knowledgeable. This is more than worth it! Bring a backpack though, so you don’t have to hold things during your walk

This tour was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides and we had a great time.

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