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

1. 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. Afterwards, head to the Cenote La Gloria, an other-wordly natural underground sinkhole filled with crystalline water where you can swim. End your Mexican tour with a visit of Playa del Carmen, a vibrant city in the Caribbean - a perfect spot for some shopping.

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Cancún: Street Food and Urban Art Tour

2. 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!

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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.

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Cozumel Food Tour

4. Cozumel Food Tour

One of the great joys of travel is discovering local foods that make you treasure the journey. Have a delicious trip to San Miguel with this 3-hour Cozumel Food Tour and experience Mexican food served in authentic, traditional locales. On this all-inclusive food tour, your personal guide will take you to small, out of the way eateries that display authentic Cozumel dining at its finest. You will have an opportunity to taste a wide variety of dishes, ranging from traditional street fare to regional Yucatan cuisine. Leave everything in the hands of your passionate, highly-knowledgeable guide: transportation, menu selection, even paying the bills. All you have to do is savor the food.

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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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Puerto Morelos: Zip Lining and Quad Bike Jungle Adventure

6. Puerto Morelos: Zip Lining and Quad Bike Jungle Adventure

The experience begins with pickup from your accommodation and heads into the luscious jungle landscapes of Puerto Morelos. Get kitted out 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. Head to the Parachute Drop next to put your bravery to the test and take leap of faith. 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 location, the perfect place to wash off all that mud!

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Cozumel Jungle 3.5-hour X-rail to Jade Caverns

7. Cozumel Jungle 3.5-hour X-rail to Jade Caverns

Get to the heart of Mexico’s Cozumel Jungle in a wild, unique way. Upon arrival, you'll receive a helmet and goggles and be given a safety demonstration before riding the x-rails. The all-terrain x-rails, which are fully automated, can seat up to 4 passengers. They provide the safest kind of off-roading experience. Zoom along dirt tracks surrounded by lush jungle fauna and flora, and enjoy an exhilarating experience in this beautiful landscape. Inside the Jade Caverns system, you'll have time to relax and enjoy the scenery. Admire rare wild orchids, palm trees, and complex stalactite formations. Wash away the dirt from your ride and plunge into the emerald waters. The Jade Caverns are an idyllic place to sit back and relax. It takes about 35 minutes to ride back to the starting point.

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Playa del Carmen Food Tour

8. Playa del Carmen Food Tour

Travel and food go together perfectly, so why not have a delicious trip while visiting Playa del Carmen? Take your taste buds for a ride on this 2-hour all-inclusive food tour of Mexican cuisine. The cuisine is known for its varied flavors, vibrant colors, and variety of spices and ingredients. It is a blend of indigenous (Mayan/ Aztec) and European elements (mainly Spanish) and in the busy streets of Playa you will be sure to find it all! On our food tour you will indulge on authentic Mexican food and regional dishes of the Yucatan. Your local foodie expert will guide you to small, out-of-the-way eateries and locales, away from the tourist mainstays and the tourist path of 5th Avenue. Leave everything in the hands of your passionate, highly knowledgeable guide, including transportation, menu selection, and even paying the bills. All you have to do is savor the food and take a photo or two to remember your culinary journey. The general itinerary includes stops at local food stalls/ stands and restaurants. Begin your tour with the regional cuisine of the Yucatan by trying one of the best tacos you will ever have. Next, discover where “real BBQ” comes from while refreshing with Mexican cola. In addition to the local food stalls and restaurants you will visit, you will also get a chance to see the local Mexican open-air market. Learn about some of the ingredients you eat and how they are used. Stop at a Pozoleria and try a traditional Mexican stew. And you simply cannot end your tour without dessert, so take your chance to cool off and try Mexican ice cream. You will be guided along the streets of Playa del Carmen that serve some of the best local food. Some walking is involved so bring comfortable shoes. Also, be sure to come prepared to eat, even though these are tastings you will leave quite full!

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ATV Ride and Secret Caves Tour from Playa del Carmen

9. ATV Ride and Secret Caves Tour from Playa del Carmen

Head out from Playa del Carmen on a 2.5-hour tour that takes you to secret caves and gives you the opportunity to drive an ATV. You’ll be picked up at your hotel and then receive an explanation about how to drive the ATV. Following this you’ll have lots of fun driving as fast as you can along a 28-kilometer-long route! Visit a cenote, or sinkhole, created by the collapse of limestone bedrock with groundwater underneath. Explore the underground river and marvel at the natural beauty around you. You’ll have 30 minutes to jump into the cenote and enjoy a swim. Go inside the caves and hear from your guide about the different rock formations. To ensure that you’re refreshed and hydrated during the program, all water and soft drinks are included on this tour.

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Cancun & Playa del Carmen: Coba Guided Tour & Xel-Ha Ticket

10. Cancun & Playa del Carmen: Coba Guided Tour & Xel-Ha Ticket

Enjoy a comfortable ride to Coba on a bus with an onboard breakfast included. Once you arrive at the ancient Mayan city in the middle of the jungle, a certified guide will take you to ancient ruins, temples, and pyramids of one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most picturesque and popular archaeological sites. Hop on a bike and ride through an old sacbeob road to reach Nohoch Mul Pyramid, the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula where you can climb its 120 steps for jungle views. Explore La Iglesia, a temple dating from 550 to 900 AD where religious ceremonies were held. After the tour, you will board the bus to reach the next destination: Xel-Há Partk. Here you can rest on Hammock Island, lose yourself floating on an inner tube through the river, or climb the Scenic Lighthouse and go down on the waterslide. Enjoy the all-inclusive selection of food and drinks in between the exhilarating activities and return to your hotel refreshed on board the comfortable bus.

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What people are saying about Quintana Roo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 74 reviews

The tour guides really make or break the tour! And in this trip they MADE IT! The guides, especially Raymundo was exceptional: he explained everything in the scorching heat giving us a complete understanding of the history, culture and life of the places we were visiting. The other guides with him helped keep track of the people and offered water for free to make sure we were all well hydrated: it showed great care! We spent the morning in Tulum, we then went to Coba and experienced the park on an enjoyable bike ride! The site is very large and you can cover more ground on bike than by foot (if you dont like to bike (rental 60 pesos), they have little wagons where someone will bike you around for a little more money) but it beats walking in the heat. This fee is on you-bring pesos. After Coba, they took us to a cenote but it didnt have that cavern feel, and we hit traffic on the way to Playa Del Carmen at the end of the day, so we only had an hour to powerwalk the touristy district.

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!

Hi, it was just great, the team that looked after us was very nice and very informative. So I recommend everyone to do such a tour. At GetYourGuide you have a very large selection. LG

Loved it!! Gerry and Rufo were great and made the tour very memorable. The restaurants were authentic and delicious!

Everything was perfect, the guide Gabriel, an excellent person, was on the lookout at all times