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Our most recommended Quintana Roo Religious & Spiritual Activities

Xcaret Park: Full-Day Ticket with Night Show

1. Xcaret Park: Full-Day Ticket with Night Show

Your full day admission to the Xcaret Park is your ticket to a wonderful paradise where you can enjoy more than 40 activities and attractions. During your visit to Xcaret be a special guest at an ancient Mayan ball game, and join the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration! Access to Xcaret Park in the Riviera Maya from Cancun is from 08:30 to 21:30. Upon arrival plan your day of activities and attractions. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with free access to showers, dressing rooms, bags for belongings, life vests and parking. Xcaret at Night begins with colorful cultural performances and the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration is at 19:00. Water activities include exploring the underground rivers, the Río del Paraíso journey, and lazing on the beach, inlet and natural pools. Explore the Coral Reef Aquarium, Marine Turtles Area, Manatee Lagoon, Bat Cave, Butterfly Pavilion, Deer Refuge, and Jaguar Island. See howler monkeys at Spider Monkey Island, and explore mushroom cultivation at the Mushroom Farm. Or visit the Living Museum of Orchids to discover Mayan orchids in full glory. Wander through the Tropical Jungle Trail, and visit the Regional Wildlife Breeding Farm. Take in the Rotating Scenic Tower for spectacular views. Experience cultural performances and see archaeological sites. Visit a Mayan Village. Discover colonial history at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel and folk art at the Hacienda Henequenera. Watch the sky turn to a rainbow of colors at the Stained-Glass Plaza. And take nature and culture tours throughout the theme park on this 9-hour ticket.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

2. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil Day Tour

Explore the ruins at Chichen Itza on a guided tour from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Choose between a private or small-group tour and beat the crowds and the heat with early morning access. Learn about the history of Mexico with insightful commentary on one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Start your adventure with an early pick-up from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Beat the crowds and the heat as you arrive at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Follow your guide around the once-bustling complex, learning about the rich history, religion, culture, and daily life of the Maya. Wander around the Mexican pyramids, gaze at the spectacular stone carvings, and take photos by the glorious steps of the ruins. Board an air-conditioned vehicle and leave right before the morning gets too warm and the crowds increase. Head to the charming town of Piste for a quick look around before making your way to Cenote Ik Kil. Marvel at its stunning views, take photos of the turquoise waters and lush vegetation, and maybe squeeze in a quick dip before going for lunch. After filling your belly with some local food, board the vehicle once more and make your way back to Cancun and Riviera Maya with nothing but knowledge and memories to remember your adventure by.

Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza, Cenote, Ek'Balam Tour

3. Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza, Cenote, Ek'Balam Tour

Discover the magic of the Yucatan on this day trip from Cancun or Playa del Carmen to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Ek Balam and a visit to cenote Saamal. Benefit from a hotel pickup by air-conditioned van, lunchbox, and a guide. Journey to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world. Be accompanied by an expert guide throughout the day and learn fascinating facts and folklore of the Mayan civilization.  Next, visit Ek Balam, an off-the-beaten-track Yucatec-Maya archaeological site with incredible carvings hidden in a jungle landscape. Climb the soaring Acropolis pyramid, the highest point of the ruins. To recover from the Yucatan heat, dive in the crystalline waters of the underground, semi-open Cenote Saamal. Soak up the natural light illuminating the waters and the sight of tree roots cascading towards the sinkhole water.

Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

4. Cancun: Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote, & Valladolid with Lunch

Depart for the archaeological site of Chichen Itza between 07:10 AM and 08:10 AM and prepare yourself for a 2.5-hour historical tour of the most famous of the ancient cities of the Yucatec Maya. Named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, Chichen Itza was once one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization and thought to be one of the most mystical. See the stunning pyramid Temple of Kukulkan and marvel at the row of columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Look at the observatory temple of "El Caracol" and continue to highlights such as the sacrificial pit of the Great Ball Court, where the ancient ball game of "pok-ta-pok" was played. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Then, take a refreshing swim in the cenote of Ik-Kil and experience an underground lake on one of the subterranean river systems sacred to the Mayans. Enjoy lunch before driving to Valladolid, where you will spend about 30 minutes in the 16th-century colonial city before the return journey and drop off at your hotel between 06:30 and 07:30 PM.

Coba: Full Day of Activites, Adventure and Food

5. Coba: Full Day of Activites, Adventure and Food

This action-packed day of activities is designed to bring you closer to nature, teach you about the area, and immerse you in the culture of the Yucatan Peninsula—but most of all, the goal is to have fun. Explore an archaeological site, try some thrilling activities and water sports, and learn to make tortillas with a local family.   Start your day with a 120-step climb to the top of the tallest temple in the Yucatan Peninsula. You won’t believe the view you get from the top: get spectacular views over the entire jungle from the summit. Then, tour the archaeological site of the temple by bicycle of Mexican limousine with a guide certified to work at an INAH site (National Institute of Anthropology and History). Then, head out into the Mayan jungle to take part in a variety of thrilling activities: cross the lake in a canoe, hike jungle paths in search of spider monkeys, zipline over a beautiful lagoon, swim in a cenote in the heart of the village, and finally, enjoy a purification ceremony by a member of the “wise people” of the community. Your busy day ends with the best part: some food! Visit some local families who will open their homes up to you, where you can take part in an amazing activity: learning how to make traditional Mexican tortillas. After this demonstration, savor some delicious authentic Mexican food made by Doña Angelina and her daughters.

From Cancún: Chichen Exclusive Adventure VIP Tour

6. 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.

Coba, Tulum, Cenote and Mayan Village Tour with Transport

7. Coba, Tulum, Cenote and Mayan Village Tour with Transport

During this tour, visit Coba, an ancient city lost in the rainforest, where the tallest pyramid on the peninsula stands 42 meters tall. Climb and contemplate a spectacular view from the top of it. Take a ride on pedicabs conducted by native Mayan people, find lost temples and pyramids, and learn the true significance of the date 21.12.2012, engraved into one of the columns several centuries ago. After Coba, visit the picturesque city of Tulum, placed on the edge of the rock, see the temple of murals, the ancient lighthouse, the high-class house, and take some pictures by the majestic ruins and Caribbean sea. Also visit a small Mayan village. Traditionally, Mayan people still live near the source of fresh water, and this is why you will take a swim in a cenote, see where modern Mayan people live, and enjoy a lunch based on traditional Mayan recipes. 

From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Mayan Purification Ceremony

8. From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Mayan Purification Ceremony

Immerse yourself in Mayan daily life and traditions on this tour. Start your tour with a visit to a small Mayan community in the middle of the jungle. Meet with your shaman and learn all about the ceremonial rituals before entering the temazcal, an all-natural steam bath that will help detox your body and mind. After the ceremony, sit down to a traditional Mayan lunch before visiting a local village. Here, enjoy a guided tour and learn more about the Mayan peoples' traditions and lifestyles. Finish with a refreshing swim in a cenote before heading back to your hotel.

Cancun: Private Underwater Cenote Photo Shoot Experience

9. Cancun: Private Underwater Cenote Photo Shoot Experience

Get picked up or head to the meeting point in Cancun and prepare for a special private experience you're sure to remember. Learn some breathing techniques at the cenote and then start posing for underwater shots, as directed by your professional photographer. Receive the collection of amazing photos a week later. Before you begin the photo shoot experience, listen to a briefing and learn some breathing techniques to help you hold your breath longer underwater as well as some tips and tricks to help you relax in the water. Not a confident swimmer? Don’t worry, there are many areas you can hold on to or stand on. Your photographer will be a professional diving instructor who will help guide you through poses as he takes amazing photos of you in the water. This is great for individuals and couples who are looking for unique, Instagram-worthy mementos. Besides getting amazing photos, this unique experience will allow you to connect with nature in a magical cenote. Cenotes were highly sacred to the Mayan people as they were believed to be the gateway to the underworld. There will be a quick break in between the photoshoot where you can rest a little bit before diving back into the water to add more photos to your camera roll. Return to the meeting point or to your hotel.

From Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza & Valladolid Tour

10. From Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza & Valladolid Tour

Chichen Itza was a center of religious and commercial power in its day, but still remains of one of the most important sites from the pre-Hispanic civilizations. Buildings such as The Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory, the Ball Game Court, and the area of the Sacred Cenote all contribute to these remarkable ruins, which are at the center of Mayan archeology. After a tour round Chichen Itza, guests can enjoy a walk round Valladolid, one of the oldest cities in Mexico. Guests can explore this Colonial city of great architectural beauty, and admire its ancient buildings like the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, the City Hall, and the Church. Delight in the culinary art of Mexican and international cuisine at an all-inclusive buffet at La Casona. We will also visit the Tsukán Santuario de Vida Cenote. This remarkable site is named after the Mayan legend of Tsukán the snake.

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What people are saying about Quintana Roo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 109 reviews

It was amazing to see the Mayan temples and also the Ik-Kil ceynote. Well worth going to see. One thing to watch, which was my fault for not reading carefully - the price you pay is just for the ride and guide - not for the temples and ceynote, which came to about 960 mx peso more. Even so, as stated above, well worth it.

We were picked up from our accommodation in Tulúm center on time and it was a very nice day. Alex was a great guide who told the story of the Mayas in a very exciting way and was in a very good mood. Swimming in the cenote was a bit crowded with tourists, but it was still very refreshing and beautiful.

Sergio was great. Very passionate and knowledgeable and was a joy to talk to. The Cenote was also great especially after walking in the sun.

It was a great trip with Roberto. We would book him again at any time.

Jaqueline and Ruan Luis are awesome! Thank you for this tour