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Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

1. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

Spend the day discovering ancient Mayan archaeological sites on this guided tour of Tulum and Coba. Swim in a sinkhole and enjoy free time for taking photos. After being picked up in the lobby of your hotel by a certified guide, start your tour and receive an introduction to Mayan culture on the way. Make your first stop at Coba, the tallest pyramid in México, where you can take in an incredible view of the area.  Swim in natural cenotes (sinkholes) and relax in the refreshing water. Finish the day at the Tulum Archaeological Zone, an impressive Mayan city built on the coastline. Enjoy a guided tour through the area and free time to explore and take pictures.

Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

2. 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.

Cancun: Guided City Tour with Shopping and Tequila Tasting

3. Cancun: Guided City Tour with Shopping and Tequila Tasting

Get ready to really know Cancun on this guided city tour with time for shopping and an included tequila tasting. Your guide will show you Cancun’s landmarks, including those in the downtown district and hotel zone. Head first to Market 28 to enjoy an authentic marketplace experience. Chat with local vendors as you admire charming crafts at flea-market-type shops and even pick up real silver from Taxco at the best prices. Ride along Boulevard Kukulcan for views of Cancun hotels, clubs, and marinas. In Plaza La Isla, you can enter the Tequila Museum, which houses 700 types of Mexican tequilas. Learn about the various brands, enjoy a tasting, and shop duty-free prices on brand names at designer stores. Later, cap off the day with jaw-dropping views of the Cancun bay and the coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines. You can take a commemorative shot next to the famous and colorful Cancun sign that has become a must for visitors.

Cancún: Street Food and Urban Art Tour

4. 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!

Chichen Itzá Guided Tour With Transfer Options

5. Chichen Itzá Guided Tour With Transfer Options

Following pick-up from your hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point, journey towards the archaeological site of Chichen Itzá. Visit the ecotourism center of Suytun and its sacred cenote (sinkhole) to refresh yourself with a purifying bath in the holy waters. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the restaurant at Suytun before making your way to Chichen Itzá. Take a guided tour of the ceremonial site and listen to an informed commentary about the ancient Maya civilization. Enjoy some free time to explore by yourself. Then, stop in the colonial center of Valladolid before getting dropped off at your hotel.

Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

6. 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.

From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

7. From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

Head out to sea and visit two of the most beautiful islands off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a 1-hour snorkel and see the vibrant underwater world of the reef. Stop at Isla Contoy, a nature reserve known for its variety of tropical bird species. Wander the colorful streets of Isla Mujeres and see its world-famous beaches. After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the jetty in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to travel about 40 minutes to Isla Contoy. Your first stop is a guided 1-hour reef snorkel tour where you will enjoy spotting brightly colored corals and the plentiful tropical fish. Next, visit the protected nature reserve of Contoy Island which boasts an incredible population of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing Caribbean-style. After a delicious lunch on the beach, you will have some free time on the island before we leave for Isla Mujeres. Once at Isla Mujeres, enjoy one hour of free time on this charming Caribbean island to wander the colorful streets and see the postcard beaches. Then, take the boat back to the pier in Cancún and upon arrival on the mainland, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Cancun: Tacos, Tequila, Beer, Shopping and City Tour

8. Cancun: Tacos, Tequila, Beer, Shopping and City Tour

Join a food tour of downtown Cancun and eat like a local. Choose from hotel pick-up or meet your guide in downtown Cancun. First, head to try the most delicious Tacos Campechanos in the city. Sample pastor and flank steak tacos from a place famous for its decor and its tacos. Then, stop in an alley famous for its taco stands. Let your guide show you the best stands to visit. Finally, head to try some legendary fish tacos. If you're still hungry, discover the parks and cultural areas of the city while enjoying the Yucatan peninsula's most famous dessert.

Cancún: Mexican Gastronomy Walking Tour in Downtown Cancún

9. 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. 

Coba: Mayan Encounter Adventure Full Day Tour

10. Coba: Mayan Encounter Adventure Full Day Tour

Head to the archaeological site of Coba and discover the amazing Nohoch Muul pyramid, the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula, on this full-day adventure tour from Cancún or the Mayan Riviera. Choose between a shared or private experience. Start with a visit to a secluded Mayan village to experience the local culture and way of life, and to enjoy the region’s beautiful natural surroundings. After a short hike through the jungle, you’ll learn how to rappel into cenotes (deep natural pits or sinkholes), which are one of region’s most beautiful sights. After taking a refreshing dip in the cenotes' crystal clear water, experience the thrill of flying through the pristine rainforest on a zip-line. Then set out on a gentle canoe trip through a peaceful fresh water lagoon, and take in more of the exquisite natural surroundings. From there, meet more of the local population and join a blessing ceremony that a Maya Shaman will perform for you. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic Mayan meal including chicken cooked with traditional Mayan ingredients, as well as empanadas and hand-made tortillas. Finally, take a 2-hour tour of Cobá, a majestic archeological site from the 9th Century featuring the region's oldest and most important Mayan treasures. Visit its temples and the legendary ball game area, and follow hiking paths to reach the Nohoch Muul pyramid (the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula). From the top, you'll enjoy a wonderful view of the amazing sub-tropical jungle that surrounds the site (bikes rentals are available on-site).

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What people are saying about Cancún

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 328 reviews

The very nice tour, a lot of history of the city and cenote, history of the Maya. The very kind guide Mr. Martin and Mr. Tino gave us a lot of excellent information, he helped us with our Mayan Calendars, I recommend them 100%% Thank you. Everything is safe

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars. Pick-up and drop-off directly at the hotel. Guides were super nice and humorous. Great atmosphere on the boat and especially the island of Contoy was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! Definitely a recommendation

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

Martin was our guide who is knowlegable. The tour was well organised. Highly recomended!

I found the team and the tears very good, would go again