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Cancún: Street Food and Urban Art Tour

1. Cancún: Street Food and Urban Art Tour

Get off the beaten track and discover four secret street food spots not found on any Cancún map. Enjoy an increasingly popular food tour and skip the line with VIP service. Don't wait, just indulge in tacos, tamales and refreshing ice lollies. As you walk, admire the vibrant and unique street art that decorates the city. After your hotel pickup, your English-speaking guide will explain to you every detail related to the food and drinks on offer. Get a taste of history as your guide narrates the fascinating story behind each Cancún street joint. Feel refreshed with naturally flavored water, freshly squeezed juice and soft drinks. Enjoy sides such as guacamole, beans, pico de gallo, and a variety of salsas – and don’t worry, you'll be warned if it’s spicy!

From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

2. From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

Discover the Mayan Riviera first-hand on a guided tour of the region. Swim in the clear waters of a cenote, and marvel at an old Mayan city, among other local natural and cultural wonders. Begin your tour with a visit to Tulum, an old Mayan city built on the seashore. Marvel at its vestiges, including El Castillo, El Templo de Los Frescos, and its beautiful white sand beach. Next, discover Cobá, a hidden Mayan town, now in ruins, boasting the tallest pyramid in the entire Yucatán Peninsula. Climb up to the top to admire the sprawling jungle surrounding you and marvel at its sounds. Stop for a buffet lunch along your tour and taste local delicacies. Afterward, head to the Cenote Zemway, an other-wordly natural underground sinkhole filled with crystalline water where you can swim. End your Mexican tour with a visit to Playa del Carmen, a vibrant city in the Caribbean - a perfect spot for some shopping.

From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

3. From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

A Cancun tour to Bacalar is a grand adventure, a day full of exploration and fun in the southern end of Quintana Roo. You'll enjoy round trip transportation to Bacalar from Cancun with a packed snack on board the modern, air conditioned transport, passing famous destinations like Playa del Carmen and Tulum as you make your way south. Once you arrive in Bacalar, you'll board a small boat for a guided tour of the lagoon. You'll visit three different cenotes and swim in the crystalline waters and discover why Bacalar is called "The Lake of Seven Colors". After a tasty grilled lunch to refuel, you'll explore the San Felipe Fort of Bacalar and its pirate musuem, argh! You'll return to Cancun full of stories to share and incredible photos to make all your friends and family envious.

Selvatica Park: Zip Lines & ATV Jungle Adventure

4. Selvatica Park: Zip Lines & ATV Jungle Adventure

Zipline, swim, and venture off-road on a quad bike during this thrilling adventure trip at Selvatic Park. Immerse yourself in the luscious jungle landscapes of Puerto Morelos on an unforgettable day outdoors. Start your adventure by gearing up with all the necessary safety gear, then climb up to the treetops where action-packed fun awaits. Feel the thrill of adrenaline buzz through you and the rush of the wind in your hair as you glide along 10 world-class zip lines. From your unique birds-eye vantage point, soak up incredible views of the vast green landscapes that surround you. At the end of the circuit, you’ll find the aqua-zip, an optional zip line that will leave you completely soaked but buzzing with energy. Next, take a ride on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, and unleash your best primal Tarzan yell. Later, enjoy a thrilling off-road adventure on a quad bike and race through muddy tracks. The grand finale of the tour is a rewarding and refreshing swim at a hidden cenote, the perfect place to wash off all that mud.

From Cancún: Chichen Exclusive Adventure VIP Tour

5. From Cancún: Chichen Exclusive Adventure 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.   Before making your way back to Cancún, stop for a quick visit to the colonial town of Valladolid, known for its medieval religious sites with a history dating from the 1400s.

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What people are saying about Cancún

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Would definitely recommend! All the food was absolutely delicious and there were plenty of stops. I am vegetarian and they provided an alternative for me at every place as well. The guide, Claudia, was wonderful, explaining everything in detail so we could also learn a little about the cooking techniques and the history of Mexican cuisine.

It was a great trip. Not too crowded, friendly staff and cheap. Compared to the tour to providers at the stands, we were able to save around €50. The we had plenty of time for sightseeing. The only thing that was a pity was that Cobá was closed, but that's not their fault. An alternative was offered.

This food tour was awesome! The car came on time, Rodrigo was great and the food even better! It was the perfect late morning activity and a great way to get a little taste of authentic Mexico. And the art tour along the way was a nice touch. The only thing I'd suggest is to...come hungry!

Delicious foods you get to try- real Mexican food that you won’t find at your resort. G was great fun and explaining the different foods, the process of them and also got to learn a little history on different murals

Nassim went above and beyond for the tour and the food was great! The graffiti and morals we were shown were amazing and had great meaning, culture. Definitely recommend and make sure you are hungry!