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

Playa del Carmen Food Tour

2. 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!

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.

Selvatica Park: Zip Lines & ATV Jungle Adventure

4. Selvatica Park: Zip Lines & ATV Jungle Adventure

Zipline, swim, and venture off-road on a quad bike during this thrilling adventure trip at Selvatic Park. Immerse yourself in the luscious jungle landscapes of Puerto Morelos on an unforgettable day outdoors. Start your adventure by gearing up 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. 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 cenote, the perfect place to wash off all that mud.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 22 reviews

It was a great trip. Not too crowded, friendly staff and cheap. Compared to the tour to providers at the stands, we were able to save around €50. The we had plenty of time for sightseeing. The only thing that was a pity was that Cobá was closed, but that's not their fault. An alternative was offered.

It was an amazing trip! Great guide, made good friends, the food was amazing, the captain of our boat was very insightful. Totally worth it. Reserve your whole day for this trip. Don't make any other plans.

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

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

Incredible the Selene guide, the sites and the buffet food ... 10 out of 10