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Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

1. 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.

Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

2. Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

Discover the cradle of the ancient Maya civilization on a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. Marvel at the main monuments, such as the Kukulkan pyramid temple and the columns of the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Learn more about their ancient beliefs at the observatory of El Caracol temple and other attractions. Then, cool down in one of the sacred underground swimming holes at the Ik-Kil cenote. Enjoy a buffet lunch before visiting the Lost City of Coba. Explore the network of temples by pedicab, and climb the tallest pyramid temple on the Yucatan peninsula for panoramic views of the rainforest.   End with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum. Admire the main monuments of the only Maya ruins in Mexico located on the side of a cliff. Get stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and feel the soft white sand between your feet.

Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

3. Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

Be picked up from your accommodation at 5:45 AM in Tulum, 6:45 AM in Playa del Carmen, or 7:45 AM in Cancun. During the drive, your guide will explain the itinerary and teach you about whale sharks and their habitat. Upon arriving at the marina, relax and eat breakfast. Depart to the whale shark area and start your search. Once you spot a whale shark, go snorkeling. There is a maximum of 1 ship per whale shark and 2 people per guide. During the trip, your guide will teach you about the fauna of this ecosystem.  Sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks, and water will be served. Then, you will return to Isla Mujeres for lunch: sandwiches and shrimp ceviche or fish with guacamole and fruit. After an hour of relaxing or swimming at the beach Playa Norte in Islas Mujeres, return to the marina at 3:30 PM.

Cancún: Mexican Gastronomy Walking Tour in Downtown Cancún

4. Cancún: Mexican Gastronomy Walking Tour in Downtown Cancún

Indulge your inner foodie on this walking tour in downtown Cancún. Take in the vibe in this vibrant part of town. Stop in at 4 taco establishments to try delicious tacos. Taste Aguas frescas (a non-alcoholic beverage) and Marquecita (a crispy crepe). Meet your guide and walk down the streets of downtown Cancún. Discover 4 local Taquerias (a place specializing in tacos). Savor taco recipes from different regions in Mexico. Hear the story behind the recipes and ingredients from your local guide. Have Aguas frescas, a refreshing beverage made from fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended together with sugar and water. Enjoy the complex balance of flavors in a Marquecita which is comprised of caramel and edam rolled in a crispy dough. 

Chichen Itza with Private Guide & Transportation

5. Chichen Itza with Private Guide & Transportation

You will be picked up from your hotel aboard a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle. Go directly from your hotel to the private entrance of Chichen Itza Archaeological Site located at the Mayaland Resort. From there you will have the chance to customize your itinerary. Discover the treasures of one of the main places of the Mayan World in Yucatan with your private bilingual guide.  Explore the most important temples of this ancient city, admire and take pictures of majestic constructions such as the Pyramid of Kukulcán, the Temple of the Warriors, The Ball Court, The Observatory, The Nunnery and beautifully conserved smaller temples in their vicinity. At the Mayaland Resort you will have the chance to learn more about the ingenious culture of the ancient Maya Civilization, admiring the Tales of the Mayan Skies at the Mayan Planetarium, at a nominal fee. The resort facilities also include buffet and a la carte restaurants (not included in the tour price), a swimming pool, sun loungers, gift shops, and much more.

Chichen Itza: Private Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya

6. Chichen Itza: Private Tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya

Following pick-up at your hotel in Cancún, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya, journey to the pre-Colombian city and archaeological site of Chichen Itza, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, and now considered one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World." Upon arrival, benefit from the services of a private guide with expertise in archaeology. Hear explanations of the Mayan civilization and the main monuments of one of their most significant sites in your chosen language. Learn how the city played an important role from around 600 to 1200 AD, and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. Chichen Itza is considered a sacred site by the Mayan people of the Yucatan to this day. Like many cities from Mexico's ancient history, it was eventually abandoned and fell into ruins to be buried by the jungle. It re-entered the popular imagination in 1843 with the publication of the book "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan" by the American explorer John Lloyd Stephens. Get personalized attention from your guide on a morning tour before the large tour groups arrive. You will return to your hotel in Cancún, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya at around 15:00 to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Tulum: Tulum Ruins and Jungle Adventure Park Combo Tour

7. Tulum: Tulum Ruins and Jungle Adventure Park Combo Tour

Join a half-day tour packed with adventure, fun, culture and a little history, all within a short distance from Tulum. First, the expert guide will lead you through Tulum ruins, where you will hear stories about Mayan calenders, traditional ceremonies and Spanish invaders, all before the crowds start to arrive in the late morning. The site provides a perfect introduction to Mayan culture without needing to spend too long in the sun. After the ruins, you will head to the Parque Tankah adventure park featuring cenotes, zip-lines, lagoons, snorkeling, canoes, cliff jumps and more. Look out for tropical wildlife as you walk through the jungle between the different areas and engage in different activities. The water is a constant and you will be jumping in and out of it throughout your time here.  Before heading back to Tulum, you will enjoy a delicious traditional Mayan meal. If you are looking for an active, dynamic and fun filled day, this is the perfect option.

Jungle Adventure Private Boat Tour

8. Jungle Adventure Private Boat Tour

After hotel transport to the Marina del Rey, hop aboard your own private vessel, which holds up to 8 passengers in your party. Your captain will take off through the Cancun lagoons and a labyrinth of mangrove channels on the Mexican Caribbean. On arrival at Nizuc Point, choose from water sports including snorkeling and Subwing adventures.  Be on the lookout for marine life while the professional crew attends to your group and provides beverages on board. After 3 hours exploring these coastal waterways, your captain will take you back to the Marina.

Cancun: Customizable Private Catamaran Cruise with Open Bar

9. Cancun: Customizable Private Catamaran Cruise with Open Bar

Explore the shores of Cancun or sail to Isla Mujeres on this private catamaran cruise. Discover underwater worlds with snorkeling stops. Relax as you soak up some sun onboard the spacious 32-foot ship and sip on a refreshing drink from the open bar. Check-in at the Hotel Imperial Las Perlas in Cancun and board the catamaran. Embark on your sailing adventure and feel the wind in your hair. Choose your own itinerary with this private and exclusive experience. Bring along your family or friends on this craft that holds up to 25 passengers. Dive into the crystal-clear waters at remote beaches and admire colorful fish with high-quality snorkeling gear. Capture pictures of the coast and venture to destinations like Isla Mujeres or the sandy shores of the Playa Norte beach. Finish your tour where your trip began.

Cancun: High-Speed Boat Adventure

10. Cancun: High-Speed Boat Adventure

Embark on a high-speed adventure through the Nichupte Lagoon and experience amazing scenery onboard the Aquatwister. Feel the breeze on your face and the adrenaline in your veins as you reach speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour. Take a ride in a high-speed boat with 2 super-fast engines and jet turbines. Feel the force of acceleration as the driver makes 270-degree turns, power brake stops, and other exhilarating maneuvers. Avail of seating which allows for the best viewing experience of the lagoon, if you can manage to keep your eyes open. Enjoy the unique sensation of traveling on an aquatic roller coaster as you speed, twist and cross across the Nichupte Lagoon. Arrive back on dry land after a full 30 minutes, filled with adrenaline and begging to go again.

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We did the half day Sian ka’an tour It was amazing! We were paired with Carlos as our guide. We were picked up promptly and on time in a wonderful air conditioned van. Carlos is very sweet and really cares about the environment. He was so knowledgeable and charismatic that it made our tour even better! We discussed different bird, plant and animal species. We adventured through the Sian Ka’an nature reserve and had so much fun floating through the crystal clear mangroves. The snacks and lunch Carlos provided was delicious ( according to my husband it was the best thing he ate in Tulum) we loved our tour so much we booked two more while in Tulum! Luigi is also a wonderful tour guide he is so cool and helped me brush up on my Italian! He was very energetic and kind! He navigated us through the Chichen-Itza/ cenote tour and the Tulum ruin/tankah park tour! It was all phenomenal. The cenotes were beautiful and we had a wonderful traditional Mayan lunch! AND THE PHOTOS! We will be back!

Word limit on review. Could sing praises far more than this allows. Carlos was incredible - so knowledgable and friendly. He was Mayan so truly knew. We were also greeted by a Mayan Sharman for the ceremony and the local member of staff. We saw howler monkeys, spider monkeys and many awesome birds and plants. Adults and babies! All explained brilliantly by both guys. We rappelled down to and swam in the cenote which was bliss, we walked through beautiful jungle with experts in listening to and explaining about the jungle animals. Take swimwear and towel. We open canoed across the lagoon and ziplined across it. On the way back, because our hotel was nearer than Cancun, Carlos kindly took us to a lovely local taco place. Snacks and drinks on journey too! Everything we could have asked for and more. We felt 100% safe, comfortable and delighted at all times. Thank you so much for a fabulous trip!

Nice private tour in the biosphere of Sian Ka’an. Our guide Carlos was cool and he gived us many interesting informations. The lunch it is more a traditional good brunch with one traditional course and a traditional drink (no desert ) . Personally i would prefer to spend more time in the boat than visiting a park with ruins , but overall was beautiful tour, rich in vegetation , color and informations.

15min transfer from Ferry Pier Playa del Carmen, group of 14 pax (we were the last ones). Very motivated guide in the park, great tour in the jungle park, also suitable for children. Very detailed introduction. Easy tour packed with activities. Photos at the end can be bought for around 59 dollars (good image quality). Gladly again!

Our guide and partner were very friendly and professional. It was an amazing birthday celebration. The water was choppy so we didn't get to see all the underwater sculptures. Next time!! Thank you!