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Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

1. Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

Uncover a rich and biodiverse world beneath the waves on this guided snorkeling day trip in Akumal Bay. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off from locations Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Tulum. Stay hydrated during your tour with the included bottle of water.  Start with pickup from your doorstep and travel to Akumal Bay in a climate-controlled van. Be equipped with high-quality snorkeling gear and begin your swim along the beach as you search for 3 different turtle species.  Expereince an hour of swimming alongside these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Feel the warm waters of the bay and spot other marine life as you admire the vibrant colors of various coral species.   Head to 2 different naturally-formed cenotes that are located amid a tropical rainforest. Take a leisurely guided walk through the huge caverns and observe fantastic rock formations that date back millions of years. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like bright birds.  Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of these unique cenotes and relax amongst the thousands of white stalactites and stalagmites that surround you at every turn. Return to your accommodation by van at the end of your cenote adventure. 

Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

2. 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.

Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

3. Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

Set off for an unforgettable, family-friendly day interacting with dolphins. Learn amazing and interesting facts about these beautiful marine animals and catch a handshake from one of them. Play different games and watch as they sing and dance with you in the turquoise waters. Enter into the fascinating world of the dolphin and learn about what these aquatic creatures eat and how they live. Embrace this experience of a lifetime, and allow your kids to get first-hand knowledge about the ecosystem and the animals that thrive within it. Marvel at the panoramic views around the newest dolphin habitat in the Mayan Riviera. Take the chance to immerse yourself in the environment of these intelligent and gentle mammals all born under human care.

From Tulum: ATV Ride with Monkey Sanctuary and Cenote Trip

4. From Tulum: ATV Ride with Monkey Sanctuary and Cenote Trip

Leave Tulum for a trip to the Sacred Cenote. Go deep into the Mayan Jungle and be a part of nature as you ride your own 4×4 ATV. Spend time with rescued monkeys and other animals at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary. To ensure comfort and safety during your trip, receive driving instructions from your guide. Then, hop on your ATV and put on the safety gear provided to discover the landscapes of the Mayan jungle. Immerse yourself in the wonderful waters of the spectacular Sacred Cenote. Take a swim in an underground river in the middle of nature. To complete the journey, meet and interact with rescued animals on a tour of Akumal Monkey Sanctuary.

Akumal: Yal-Kú Eco-Park Entry Ticket

5. Akumal: Yal-Kú Eco-Park Entry Ticket

Visit the secluded Yal-Kú Park nestled in the Mayan jungle. Make the most of a visit to this hidden paradise and take advantage of the facilities available in the park. Rent one of the private Palapas, enjoy the ocean breeze, and grab a bite to eat at the snack bar. Choose to include an optional snorkeling experience, where you can discover the fascinating underwater world

Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

6. Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

Head off on a 7-hour adventure to one of Cancun’s most thrilling areas, the Selvatica Adventure Park. Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to navigate an adrenaline-charged course of activities that range from zip lines, bungee swings, and much more. Fly over the Yucatan treetops as you zoom through a circuit of 10 zip-lines. Cool off on the AquaZip, hop into a natural spring, and soar above the jungle on the Superman zip-lines. For the ultimate thrill, hop aboard the Tanzania Zip-Line Rollercoaster, before taking in the awe-inspiring views on the Skywalk rope courses. Enjoy a jaw-dropping bungee swing, before capping things off with some off-roading on a Polaris RZR buggy, or speedy ATV. After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll sit down for a light lunch, as well as a dip in a hidden, private cenote. Afterward, you’ll head back to your accommodation, having experienced a true adrenaline junkie’s bounty.

Cancun: International Airport Private Transfer by SUV

7. Cancun: International Airport Private Transfer by SUV

Skip the long lines for taxis on landing at Cancún International Airport and travel in the comfort of a luxury SUV-type minivan. Relax in air-conditioned comfort at the end of your long flight and benefit from plenty of space, ideal for groups or families, and your luggage. Travel in privacy, with no need for extra stops along the way. Your certified bilingual driver will take you directly to your destination in Akumal, Cancún, Playa Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, or Tulum, depending on option booked. Benefit from fresh drinking water on board the vehicle to keep you hydrated and arrive at your final destination refreshed. The service is also available for departure flights with pickup from your hotel, private residence, Airbnb, or any other accommodation in the above-mentioned locations. 

Riviera Maya: Morning Birdwatching Tour and Muyil Ruins

8. 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.

Cancun Limousine - Airport Transportation

9. Cancun Limousine - Airport Transportation

During your visit to Cancun travel from the airport to your hotel with style in a Mercedes Benz Limousine. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, traveling for business or just want to pamper yourself, this is the way to go! At your arrival to Cancun International Airport a bilingual chauffeur will await you and take you directly to your hotel. Enjoy wonderful amenities like fresh towelettes to freshen up upon arrival, a rose for lady passengers, a free international cell phone service and a bottle of sparkling wine. With a capacity of up to 6 passengers, this luxury Mercedes Benz Limousine will take you to your destination with elegance and comfort. Let a professional bilingual chauffeur escort you and drive you to your hotel. Pricing is determined by zone. Select the correct hotel zone when booking: ZONE 1: Cancun Downtown and Hotel Zone ZONE 2: Isla Mujeres Pier ZONE 3: Puerto Morelos ZONE 4: Playa del Carmen ZONE 5: Puerto Aventura ZONE 6: Tulum/Akumal

From Quintana Roo: Ek Balam Mayan Ruins and Cenote Day Trip

10. From Quintana Roo: Ek Balam Mayan Ruins and Cenote Day Trip

Take a day trip to the Ek Balam Mayan ruins and explore its impressive structures. Experience a spiritual Mayan ceremony and enter a cenote, sacred to Mayan culture. Rappel and slackline through geological formations and swim in picturesque waters. Depart from your hotel in Cancún or Riviera Maya and head to Ek Balam, an ancient Mayan complex thought to be a sacred city. Visit the "White House of Reading," constructed by the Maya ruler Ukit Kan Le'k Tok'. View its symbolism with themes relating to the underworld. Experience a shaman-led Mayan ceremony to ask for permission to go inside the cenote. Enter the cenote and enjoy activities such as rappelling, slacklining, or swimming. Have fun with Tarzan-like vines and cool off in crystalline waters.

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5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Really great trip. The staff clearly have the best interests of the animals at heart. Our guide Yary was fantastic and she had lots of information on all the rescued animals. The little monkey encounter at the end was adorable too. Highly recommended!

The animal interaction experiences were definitely the best. Overall, the health of the animals and cleanliness of the animal enclosures was a plus.

Thoroughly enjoyed myself! Only thing was the distance from our resort and the mosquitos other than that 10/10 would definitely recommend!!!

The 2 activities complement each other and are very interesting. Rachelle and Juan were excellent guides. We had a great day.

Amazing sanctuary well worth a visit… do the ATvs and Cenotes whilst you’re there. Brilliant half day out!