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From Cancun: Xcaret Park with Night Show and Transportation

1. From Cancun: Xcaret Park with Night Show and Transportation

The Xcaret Park Full-Day Tour is the best way to visit Xcaret Park with roundtrip transportation included and all the benefits of full-day entry. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel and head straight to Xcaret, the top family theme park in Mexico. Your Xcaret tour includes: Roundtrip transportation in a bus with air conditioning and tour conductor. Access to Xcaret eco park from 8:30 to 21:30. Upon your arrival plan your day with more than 40 activities and attractions. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with free access to showers, dressing rooms, bags for belongings during the underground river journey, and life vests. Xcaret at Night begins with colorful cultural performances, aMayan Ball Game, and the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration at 19:00. Water Activities: Underground River journey, Río del Paraíso journey, Beach, Inlet, and Natural Pools. Exhibitions: Coral Reef Aquarium, Marine Turtles Area, Manatee Lagoon, Bat Cave, Butterfly Pavilion, Deer Refuge, Jaguar Island, Spider Monkey Island, Mushroom Farm, Living Museum of Orchids, Tapir's Territory, Tropical Jungle Trail, Regional Wildlife Breeding Farm and Rotating Scenic Tower.Culture & Performances: Archaeological sites, House of Whispers, Mayan Village, St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, Hacienda Henequenera, Stained-glass Plaza, Nature and Culture tours, Papantla Flying Men, Pre-Hispanic Ball Game, and Fiesta Charra.

From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

2. From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

After pickup, on the way to Tulum, learn from your guides about the sea turtles and diverse marine life of the Great Mayan Reef, as well as the unique natural conditions of the cenotes. In Tulum, snorkeling equipment is provided and as you head out on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, you get a rare view of the impressive Mayan city of Tulum. Swim with sea turtles, and admire the colorful Mesoamerican reef, full of fish and wonderful corals. After your scuba dive, it’s time for a snack and a drive to Chikin-ha. There, explore the fantastic underground world of caverns and natural sinkholes as you visit cenotes. In some of the cenotes, enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal-clear waters, surrounded by natural scenery. Last, experience a guided tour by foot of the last cenote to discover stalactites, stalagmites, sacred plants, and learn about the rituals of the ancient Mayans.

From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

3. From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

Start your day with pick up from your hotel in the Riviera Maya or Cancun between 6 AM-7:30 AM. After arriving at Chichen Itza between 9:30-10:00 AM, start your 2-hour and 15-minute tour of the archaeological site. The name, Chichen Itza means “water well of the Itzan people” and it was the capital of the Maya area and its most revered center of worship. Walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour. Arrive at Cenote Maya Native Park at approximately 1:30 PM and spend approximately 2.5 hours in the park.  Visit and refresh yourself at Cenote Maya and descend into the region’s most impressive cenote. Its crystal-clear waters and geological formations make it an impressive natural jewel. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase.   Optional activities include swimming, diving, and rappelling. Delve into the natural wonders and participate in an authentic ceremony of blessings carried out by a Maya shaman. Enjoy a traditional menu made with organic orchard supplies and handmade tortillas. At the end of the day, relax with drop-off back at your hotel at approximately 6:30-7:00 PM.  

From Cancun & Riviera Maya: Tulum Express Tour

4. From Cancun & Riviera Maya: Tulum Express Tour

A tour of the Tulum ruins is a "must" on your visit to Mexico! You will see why this archeological site is among the most visited ones in Mexico. The Mayan ruins of Tulum were located in an important port city and their location, atop a cliff and overlooking the Mexican Caribbean Sea makes them one of the most photographed archaeological sites in the world. Friendly expert guides will regale you with fantastic tales and fascinating history. Have great fun during your tour of Tulum, see awesome landscapes, learn interesting facts about the Mayan civilization from an experienced tour guide, and then go back to your hotel to spend the rest of the evening knowing you visited one of the most important pre-Columbian vestiges in Mexico.

Cancun: 4-Dive SDI Open Water Diver Certification

5. Cancun: 4-Dive SDI Open Water Diver Certification

Take the next step in becoming a certified Open Water Diver so you can dive anywhere in the world with a valid license. Develop the necessary skills to conduct open water dives in the world's best diving locations. SDI is a highly respected international diving agency with quality training programs put forth by the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC). On your first day, gain a theoretical understanding of diving with a day of online and in-person study. On day 2, put your learning to practice with some skill practice in the pool and 2 dives in the afternoon with some skill practice in the ocean. On day 3, enjoy 2 more reef dives in the morning with skill practice in the ocean. Finish the experience by receiving your Open Water Diver license.

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What people are saying about Cancún

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Tour booked via GetYourGuide= Amazing!! Our tour guide Anita and Maxo (I forget his name), were both so great. Both new multiple languages so fluently and made everyone feel welcomed in our group. Anita is very passionate about what she does and is very knowledgable! What Alltournative tours does for the local Mayan community is beautiful. Alltournative tours give Mayan teenagers the chance to learn photography and help them sells their beautiful crafts (amongst other things). Would definitely go through them again

We really enjoyed this tour. We tried a couple other tours offered at the hotels too, and I wish we would have booked our other trips from them too. I can only recommend this tour. Karina was a really good guide and super helpful. Being early at the Chichen Itza helped a lot to skip crowded times and Cenote experience was just amazing. :)

A magnificent park with many different universes A very well organized pick-up and return to the hotel A superb night show Bring a bottle of water or water bottle, possibility to fill it up anywhere in the park Paid activities to be scheduled preferably in advance so as not to don't queue when you arrive

It's expensive, but really worth every penny! Truly a unique experience with activities for everyone.

wow. it was unusual. great organization. I fully recommend it.