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Our most recommended Yucatán Family-friendly Activities

From Mérida: Chichén Itzá and Cenote Tour with Buffet Lunch

1. From Mérida: Chichén Itzá and Cenote Tour with Buffet Lunch

Experience the mysticism of the historic city of Chichen Itzá with a visit to its archaeological site, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Take a detour during your trip to Yucatán and join an excursion from Mérida to learn about history, swim in a sacred cenote, and taste authentic food. Head directly to Chichén Itzá on a bus ride from Mérida. Make the most of your travel time by hearing about the Mayan civilization and its history from your expert guide. Reach Chichén Itzá while it's still early before the crowds arrive and the heat sets in. Admire the perfection of El Castillo, recognized as the masterpiece of the complex. Visit the old field where the pre-Hispanic ball game was played, the Mayan astronomical observatory known as El Caracol, and the Temple of the Warriors. Take some time to explore at your own pace. Up next, taste a delicious Mexican buffet lunch with vegetarian options and recharge energies before heading to your next stop. Discover a beautiful cenote, a natural freshwater pool, where you can swim in its cool waters, sacred to the Mayans. Hop back on the bus and return safely to Mérida.

Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

2. Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

The first stop is Tulum, the ancient Maya city perched on a cliff overlooking the Mexican Caribbean sea. Your expert bilingual guide will share fascinating information about the archaeological site, its importance in history, and the day-to-day life of its inhabitants at its peak. Hear all about the past cultures and the theories of their demise. Next up is a visit to Cenote Kuxtal for a swim. Cenotes are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula, natural sinkholes in limestone caves that were sacred to the ancient Maya people. You will then savor an authentic regional lunch buffet to recharge for the last stop of the day. The last part of this incredible journey is a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins. Still mostly hidden beneath the jungle foliage, Coba is the site of the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, climb to the top for out of this world views. Hear from your guide about the discovery of this site. Admire the boundaries between nature and man-made structures and the jungle bonds with the ruins.

Progreso: Silcer Beach Club Access with All-Inclusive Option

3. Progreso: Silcer Beach Club Access with All-Inclusive Option

Spend a day having fun with your family and friends at the Silcer Beach Club. Make use of the facilities available, relax by the sea or pool, taste the food at the restaurant, and sip drinks from the bar. Start your day of luxury with a 5-minute bus or van ride to get to the Silcer Beach Club in Progreso. Once you arrive at the beach club you will be able to access all its facilities, including a kid’s club.  Enjoy the use of lounge chairs, umbrellas, and showers. Play a game of volleyball in the volleyball field, swim at the pool, go to the lounge, walk along the secluded beach, and take a dip in the sea. Avail of the kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards provided to navigate the sea. Take a break at the bar to order food and drinks. Bring the kids to take part in the beach club, with activities to keep them entertained while you lay by the pool. Select the all-inclusive package with a Mexican buffet and domestic open bar included or choose the option without food and drinks to purchase your own at the bar and restaurant.

From Cancún: Chichen the Luxe VIP Tour

4. From Cancún: Chichen the Luxe VIP Tour

Depart from Cancún in the morning and be one of the first to arrive at Chichén Itzá, the complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Beating the crowds and the heat, enjoy a tour with a specialized guide and learn all about the incredible civilization that once dominated this area.   During this Luxe Chichen Itza day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya, you can enjoy as much water, soda, and beer as you want and a light lunch on the way to the Mayan ruins. For your comfort and pleasant journey Our Chichen Itza tour also includes a visit to Valladolid, a charming colonial town in Yucatan, and a stop at a beautiful 2 cenotes where you can go swimming. You will also enjoy delicious a buffet lunch.

Merida: Progreso and El Corchito Ecological Reserve Tour

5. Merida: Progreso and El Corchito Ecological Reserve Tour

You can enjoy round trip transport from your accommodation to the tour beginning with your expert guide. The adventure begins with a boat ride through the beautiful mangroves that hide a treasure inside. Hidden from view, you will find the Ecological Reserve "El Corchito", here, you will be greeted by the local wildlife, you will be able to observe it closely and swim in the fresh water sinkholes. Then, you will go to Puerto Progreso, where you can swim in the sea, or take a walk along the boardwalk to enjoy the breeze and the contrast of colors on the horizon. Finally, you will return to your hotel back in Merida.

From Merida: Sotuta de Peón Horseback Tour with Cenote Swim

6. From Merida: Sotuta de Peón Horseback Tour with Cenote Swim

Experience a hacienda (ranch) like a real hacendado (landowner) on this horsebck riding trip from Merida to the Sotuta de Peón estate. Learn about the history of the ranch, admire the landscapes on a horseback ride, taste local foods, and refresh yourself with a swim in a cenote. After pickup directly at your hotel, head towards the Hacienda of Sotuta de Peon, where you’ll start your guided horseback adventure. The hacienda is completely restored and is surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens that will take you back to the 19th century. Once you arrive at the ranch, greet your horse for the day, hop on, and head out to the surroundings and the henequen fields. As you explore, learn about the history of this place and the process of the henequen. Venture around the fields to experience nature closely, and go to the Dzul-Há cenote, where you can swim and cool off in its clear waters. Back at the main house of the ranch, enjoy a plate of typical snacks of the region before making your way back to Merida for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Yucatán

An unforgettable experience, the guide made the trip the best, we learned a lot. We will surely return, the food is very good, the cenote is a delight.

My best friend and ai love this activity! Ray was an awesome tour guide! Time for everything! Awesome history to discover! Highly recommend!❤️

Very good tour, they include a lot of things for the price. The exceptional guide and the swim in a cenote a wonderful experience.

Unique experience. Gina the best guide and the drivers are super friendly.

Excellent tour, the best guide we have had in a long time.