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From Tulum: Four-Cenote Adventure

1. From Tulum: Four-Cenote Adventure

Set out from Tulum on a short trek that will bring you to four of the area's most beautiful cenotes. See part of the network of natural freshwater pools the area is known for and learn about their significance to Mayan culture. Arrive first at Naval Cenote after a short walk through the jungle. Ride a zip line and jump off into the water below. Cool off in the clear, fresh water before trekking on to the Pirañas Cenote for more swimming. Then head to Large Cenote Naval where you can try out two incredible long zip lines. Take the second line down to a platform where you can board a canoe to journey in the direction of the final stop: Cenote Azul. Hop off the boat and make a brief walk through the jungle to Cenote Azul where you can snorkel and marvel at the incredible underwater scenery. Having worked up an appetite from all the swimming, snorkeling, and adventuring, it's time to visit a Mayan village for a bite to eat. Enjoy of a typical Mayan lunch of Chicken Pibil, Poc Chuc, salad, rice, beans, guacamole, handmade tortillas, and different flavored natural waters (Jamaica, Orange, and more), and fruits for dessert.

From Cancun & Riviera Maya: Various Cenotes Tour

2. From Cancun & Riviera Maya: Various Cenotes Tour

Discover and enjoy nature at its grandest with a full-day activity tour from Cancún and Riviera Maya. Travel to 4 different, unique cenotes, where you will explore these oases in the middle of the jungle. Each cenote offers a different activity, such as kayaking, rappelling, snorkeling, ziplining, and inner-tubing. When your tour begins, you will be treated to coffee, chocolate, and sweet breads as you are welcomed. You will also have plenty of water and soft drinks, as well as seasonal fruit, at hand while your travel. Make your way to each cenote and enjoy the fun activity planned. Admire the beauty of these locations and learn more about how you can help preserve and conserve natural spots. Then, at the end of each cenote, you will be treated to chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal cookies. Around lunch time, you will be given a glam picnic, an energizing selection of food, including fusilli-vegetable soup, a fresh bar with premium quality cheeses and deli meats, a variety of rustic breads, and dressings alongside fresh salads. You will also be able to drink water, coffee, wine, and beer. At the end of your visit to the 4 cenotes, you will be returned to your hotel.

Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Royal Swim + Kayaking & Buffet

3. Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Royal Swim + Kayaking & Buffet

Paddle through the water as dolphins swim and play around you with this attraction in Puerto Aventuras. Get the chance to interact with dolphins, sea lions and manatees. Eat a delectable meal and sip on two drinks. Have the opportunity to get up close to two magnificent dolphins as you kayak through the water. Let the dolphin kiss you and pet their soft skin. Hop in the water and gently hold onto their dorsal fin as they swim. Meet manatees and learn about these huge, docile, and gentile marine mammals. Immerse yourself in marine animal experiences as you interact with majestic sea lions. Appreciate the size of these playful animals. Work up an appetite while seeing the animals and stop for a hearty buffet lunch. Quench you thirst with two drinks.

Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Eco Park Extreme

4. Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Eco Park Extreme

This thrilling full-day eco adventure of Sian Ka'an begins with a visit to the Muyil ruins, an exceptionally well-preserved site, with structures that date back to the post-classic period of 1200 to 1500 AC. Get privileged views on a zip line over the small lagoon. Then, take a boat ride through the Muyil and Chunyaxché Lagoons. Riding along the crystalline turquoise waters, you will reach the Xtlapak ruins, where you will hop into an ancient canal built by the Mayans over 1,000 years ago. While the gentle current pushes you along for approximately 45 minutes, listen to bird song and the whisper of the wind above. Float down the Mayan canal to Xtlapak, a checkpoint or customs stop where travellers wishing to pass had to pay a tax. Cruise back to the ecological park to hike through the lush jungle. Once you arrive at the cenote (ancient sinkholes), you can enjoy a thrilling zipline ride and a relaxing snorkel in the clear waters of the cenote. Equipment will be provided. Then, it’s time to enjoy a variety of authentic local dishes, such as chicken pokchu, pork, hand-made tortillas, salads, rice and beans. Meals include a drink, coffee, and dessert. With your appetites satisfied, walk through an authentic Mayan village, where the park's inhabitants live and work, and even have their own administration and commissioner.

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.

Quintana Roo: Riviera Maya Private Day Trip & Kantun Chi

6. Quintana Roo: Riviera Maya Private Day Trip & Kantun Chi

This tour is perfect for those who love water activities, for families and kids that are learning to snkorkeling and who want to spend an incredible day exploring the unique hidden natural beauties, Our experience begins with the transportation from your hotel. The goal is to get at 9 am to the amazing Yalku water park to beat the crowds and be able to experience this natural wonder at the best time of the day. This Mayan Fish Sanctuary is the connection of underground river waters with the Caribbean Sea, where the sea life of the Second World's Largest Coral Reef System (Mesoamerican Reef) come to hidde from predadors. Is one of the best kept secrets in the Riviera Maya. Here we will spend around 1 hour and we will provide you snorkeling equipment. Then we going to continue to Kantuchi, an incredible water park where we will give you the neccesary snorkeling equipment to explore the World´s Largest Underground River System, is a private cave adventure where we will spend around 45 minutes enjoying the beautifull landscapes and incredible rock formations. Then get ready for a Mayan Jungle Walking Tour where you are going to learn about its flora and fauna and also visit the Mayan Rope and Chewing gum musseum. We are going to finish the activities visiting 4 different cenotes where you going to learn all about this geological formations at the same time that you can swim and kayaking in the blue crystal clear water. At the end we will arrive at our restaurant where you can try a traditional lunch, relax and have a soft drink that for sure you will love. Dare to live with your couple, family or friends this exclusive experience that we have created for you!

Cozumel: North Shore E-Bike Adventure & Beach Break

7. Cozumel: North Shore E-Bike Adventure & Beach Break

Enjoy the only tour along the north coast of Cozumel. With an exclusive bicycle path along the sea that will make your trip an unforgettable experience. See what vegetation in the north zone including, mangroves, while cycling through the region. Your first stop will be where Cozumel has exhibited the only Mexican planes that participated in World War II. Here you will learn how the Mexican Air Force supported the US during World War II. Take this opportunity to see and photograph relics of a bygone era. Continue your cycle along the northbound route on a cycle path. Here you will see views of the Caribbean Sea and pass tropical vegetation. Arrive at the north end of the island and take a break at a white sand beach. At the beach, you’ll have the choice to go kayaking or paddleboarding with your guide. As you venture through the waters, you’ll experience the crystal waters of Cozumel. Enjoy a Mexican lunch at the beach, relax, go for a swim and take in everything Cozumel has to offer. Hop back on your bike and continue your cycle along the bike path to a hidden viewing point. From here, you will be able to see the Caribbean Sea and the Riviera Maya. On clear days you’ll be able to see Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cancun. Cycle back to the starting point where there will be a chance to have group photos taken before saying goodbye to your guide.

From Cancún: Tulum and Tankah Cenotes Eco-Adventure Tour

8. From Cancún: Tulum and Tankah Cenotes Eco-Adventure Tour

The excursion begins with a pick-up service between 07:00-08:05 AM from the lobby of your hotel in Cancun or Mayan Riviera. Upon arrival at Tulum, head directly to the world-famous archaeological site for a 1.5 hour visit and have the opportunity to explore it on your own! A certified guide will introduce you to the history and mysteries of the great Mayan civilization that once developed their culture and tribute to the world’s historical legacy.  Your guide will explain the significance of all the historical sites of Tulum - the Mayan word for wall - is indeed a walled fortress. The site has impressive cliffs overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Discover one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in the world and the only site in the Mayan Riviera located right by the coastline, that once was a port and a shelter to the coast Mayans in the post classical period.  After Tulum visit, the adventure continues in Tankah park, nestled in virgin jungle, encompassing four distinct Cenotes, those “Breathing Holes” of the world's largest underground river system that is found beneath the surface of the Yucatan Peninsula. The visit begins with an offering of fresh fruits of the season. On to the first “Cenote Cueva”, accessible through a natural jungle trail, you may enjoy a diving platform and venture to ride in a Zip Line from which you may jump into the refreshing waters. “Cenote Piraña”, which is semi covered, allows sunlight to bathe its waters. Admire and discover rock formations of stalactites. The third Cenote, one so large that you can navigate in a canoe and cross by zip-line over its waters. The visit to the last Cenote is sure to be a relaxing one. Enjoy a banquet of local delicacies, including well know Mexican delights as handmade tortillas and guacamole, chicken “Pibil”, a Yucatecan traditional concoction. Your visit will be complete once you immerse yourself in the Mayan Village of Tankah, where you will meet with the local Maya people that call Tankah their home.

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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!

Grand! There were only two of us on this excursion with our fabulous guide Alberto. On the program we were treated to ziplining over the Cenotes, Canoeing, snorkeling, a really delicious typical Mayan lunch and a discovery of the local nature. A photographer follows you throughout the excursion and takes photos of you that you don't have to buy. It cost us 50 dollars for about sixty very good quality photos! I highly recommend, especially the Cenotes Azul and Naval where we could see turtles.

Our guide Javier provided us with a terrific day of multiple experiences-floating through mangroves was amazing as were the trips to various cenotes and a zip-line trip across one of them. He also filled us in on a good deal of local history, language and experiences. All in all it was a highlight of our trip to Playa and I would highly recommend the experience.

Had an amazing day! The guide was really fun and informative. The activities were great. Definitely recommend.

The tour was good & our tour guide Jorge was knowledgeable & nice.