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Xplor Park: All-Inclusive Entry Ticket

1. Xplor Park: All-Inclusive Entry Ticket

Xplor is a paradise for thrill-seekers holidaying in the Riviera Maya. Zoom past to impressive rock formations as you take part in adrenaline pumping activities such as rafting, cave swimming and zip lining. This dynamic all-inclusive tour is located at the heart of a natural site in the jungle. With the latest safety equipment and the expertise of the professional staff, live out your Riviera Maya adventure and become at one with the beautiful nature of the area. Drive for 10 kilometers in our amphibious vehicles stretching 570 meters over crystal clear water. Receive panoramic views over the jungle as you glide down our zip lines – the 14 biggest in the whole of Latin America. See the famed stalagmite rock formations as you swim through the caves. The all-inclusive pass includes 2 circuits with 7 zip-lines each, 2 circuits to travel on the amphibious vehicles, 2 circuits of the river swim, and 1 circuit to go river rafting. You will also be treated to a complimentary lunch buffet and unlimited drinks throughout the day.

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xplor Park All-Inclusive & Transport

2. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xplor Park All-Inclusive & Transport

Xplor offers some of the most amazing adventures in the Riviera Maya. This full-day ticket gets you access to all of the theme park’s attractions to make your Cancun vacation extra special. Fly over treetops, drive an amphibious vehicle through jungle trails, and explore the inside of caves as you swim in underground rivers. If you love adventure, Xplor is the top attraction in Cancun. Your entry to this unique adventure includes transportation in fully equipped coaches to make it easier to reach the park. A specialized on board guide will fill you in on all the attractions that await. Kick start your adventure by exploring the impressive rock formations, sculpted by mother-nature millions of years ago. Here you can marvel at the underground rivers filled with majestic stalactites and stalagmites. The park offers 4 different activities for adrenaline junkies: zip lines, amphibious vehicles, rafts, and swimming inside underground rivers. These activities are held outdoors providing fun-filled adventure in a natural environment. Drive the 6 miles (10 kilometers) of jungle trails in unique amphibious vehicles, navigate on board thrilling rafts on circuits that stretch over crystal clear water, get a bird’s eye view over the jungle from some of the biggest zip lines found in Latin America, and swim inside ancient caves. When you are ready to eat, you can stop at the El Troglodita restaurant, where you will find the perfect mixture of fresh, high quality food, including a great choice of salads, an international buffet, luscious desserts and a soda fountain complete with fresh fruit juices, coffee, and hot chocolate, as well as oatmeal and peanut cookies.

Tulum Guided Trip, Cenote Swim, Lunch & Playa del Carmen

3. Tulum Guided Trip, Cenote Swim, Lunch & Playa del Carmen

Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum with an experienced guide, plunge into a refreshing cenote hidden by the jungle canopy, and check out the hip shops and stylish boutiques in Playa del Carmen on this full-day excursion. After getting picked up at your hotel, cruise out to the site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins, perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside, where you can learn about the rise and fall of the ancient Maya civilization. Stroll between temples, palaces, and fortresses that have stood for hundreds of years. Slip down to the beach for some leisure time on the sand, and then continue on to the Mariposa cenote, where dappled sunlight illuminates a freshwater pool in the middle of the jungle. Take a dip to cool off, enjoy a tasty bufette on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

4. Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

Admire the local sea life on this amazing snorkelling tour from Cancun. You will receive a warm welcome and instructions from the guide before you set off towards Punta Nizuc. As you navigate through the winding channels, sit back, enjoy the beauty of nature, and look out for the local wildlife. The lagoon is home to many creatures such as leopard frogs, iguanas, white turtles, and crabs - it is a jungle out there after all. The Mesoamerican reef is the second largest reef in the world, presenting a variety of places to snorkel in Cancun. Emerge from the luscious Mangroves into the Caribbean and the turquoise waters will take your breath away. As you snorkel on the Punta Nizuc reef, you will see why this area is famous for its abundance of sea life, fish, and astounding coral reef formations. The team of snorkel guides will point out things not to be missed and will also be on hand to assist beginners.

Cancun: Jet Ski Rental

5. Cancun: Jet Ski Rental

Before boarding your jet ski, you will take part in a short safety briefing offered by a highly-trained and English-speaking guide. You can watch an instructional video containing all the safety procedures and navigation guidelines, after which you will be ready for your 30-minute or 1-hour jet ski rental. All equipment is provided, including a life jacket and brand new 2018-2019 Sea Doo GTI 130 Jet Ski. Speed up your vacation on a powerful jet ski in a safe area with a small amount of traffic and calm water. Your guides consider safety a priority, and have therefor created a designated area marked with easy-to-see buoys where you will be able to ride at full speed. Following your activity, you will be free to use the facilities on site which include showers, toilets, a resting area, and a cold bottle of water.

Chichén Itzá: Valladolid, Cenote, Tequila Tasting and Lunch

6. Chichén Itzá: Valladolid, Cenote, Tequila Tasting and Lunch

Explore the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá and uncover the history of Mayan civilization. Visit important sites, such as the step pyramid of El Castillo, and enjoy a buffet lunch. Get picked up from one of the meeting points in Cancun or Riviera Maya, or at your hotel if you select the VIP or Deluxe tour options. Then, travel to the pre-Colombian city of Chichén Itzá on the Yucatán Peninsula. Located in the Tinúm Municipality, Chichén Itzá is famous for its step pyramid of El Castillo. Benefit from the services of a guide to learn the history of the ancient city and journey back to the days of the Mayan civilization. Discover why the huge city played such an important role from the Late Classic period (600 AD) into the early part of the Post Classic period (1200 AD), and why it remained a huge center of pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the site, with the option to include a non-alcoholic drink on the VIP and Deluxe tour options. After, visit one of the secret sinkholes, or cenotes, sacred to the Mayan people before returning to your starting point.

Cancun: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

7. Cancun: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

An experienced guide will equip all kayakers with kayak gear before setting off for Nichupte lagoon. An important tropical ecosystem, mangroves are home to a wealth of creatures both big and small. Keep an eye out for tropical birds and small fish while learning about the area’s biodiversity from your guide.    Stop at Conchitas Beach for a refreshing swim and break. Enjoy the clear waters and relax on this white, semi-virgin beach while enjoying a drink and a snack. All guests will be provide with a bottle of water and some fruit, and we kindly ask that all packaging please be returned to your guide in order to keep this area as pristine as possible.  Perfect for families, friends, couples or solo travelers, this activity provides fun in the sun for all types.

Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

8. 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 over the jungle on 3 ziplines, admiring the verdant landscape as one only can from above. To cool off, you’ll head to Media Luna, another cenote, for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water. You’ll cap things off with a traditional lunch, featuring empanadas, maya-style chicken burritos, and more. At the end of this thrilling day, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation or meeting point, having seen one of Playa del Carmen’s most incredible natural gems.

Riviera Maya: Horseback Riding at Rancho Bonanza

9. Riviera Maya: Horseback Riding at Rancho Bonanza

Start this amazing adventure by being picked up at the meeting point of choice, and then travel to Rancho Bonanza, located at the heart of the Riviera Maya. Receive a brief safety introduction upon arrival at the ranch before the tour, and be paired with a horse for the ride. Enjoy a pleasant guided tour of the fascinating and exotic jungle landscapes of the Riviera Maya, known for the birds, insects, and variety of tropical plants. Learn about the process of making natural chewing gum, and taste the honey of the melipona bee while learning about this type of honey. Experience the refreshing waters of a cenote, a natural limestone cave filled with clear water, and take a swim after the ride.

Zip Line Course and ATV Adventure: Full-Day Tour Cancun

10. Zip Line Course and ATV Adventure: Full-Day Tour Cancun

Spend a day of adventure swinging from zip lines and zooming around on ATVs at the beautiful Casa Zatara, located only 40 minutes from Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The first-class facility includes lockers, toilets, and a quaint restaurant deck and bar in which you can relax between the day's adventures. Begin your exciting day with a short safety briefing and instructions on how to use the zip lines, and then get equipped with harnesses, security pulleys, helmets and gloves. Once you are prepped, begin to make your way through the extensive zip line circuit, which includes 12 different zip lines stretching across 1.5 miles, giving dazzling views of the surrounding vegetation and beautiful landscape of the region. After this amazing activity, get ready to board a ATV Polaris Trailboss to zip through the magical pathways of Casa Zatara on a 30-minute, heading to a natural cavern for a swim and a rest. Then take your ATV back to the restaurant for a delicious complimentary lunch to end your exciting day.

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What people are saying about Cancún

As my first time kayaking, I didn’t have any difficulties because i was given clear instructions by the tour guide. Very professional, patient and sociable. The lagoon is a beautiful place to explore, especially, on a kayak. Also, the stop at Playa Conchitas is the perfect spot to have a break.

Had an amazing experience with this kayak tour! Axel was a great tour guide! It was very informative, he provided water & snacks, and took tons of pics & videos. The beach in the middle of the tour was nice to see as well. It was a great time!

Una experiencia maravillosa , tranquila y relajante nuestro guia Axel se porto de maravilla posee gran conocimiento, recomendado 100% nos llevamos un grato recuerdo Axel gracias por todo. A+++

Great tour and value for the price! Big thanks to our tour contact Daniel, our driver Alfredo and our amazing tour guide at Chichén Itzá - Rodrigo Cat!

What an amazing day! Saw lots of animals and the natural swimming pool at the end was fantastic. Overall a great tour and highly recommended!