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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 with a guide on a full-day tour from Cancun and/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 from your guide of 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 taking 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, Hubiku & Ek'Balam

3. Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza, Hubiku & Ek'Balam

Benefit from pick up at your hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Then, journey towards the ancient city of Chichen Itza to learn more about the Mayan civilization. Discover the magic of the Yucatan on this day trip from Cancun to visit two Mayan ruin sites and a stunning cenote. Your expert guide will lead you throughout the day, sharing fascinating facts and folklore of the Mayan civilization. Get ready to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world. You’ll also visit Ek Balam, an off-the-beaten-track site with incredible carvings and a soaring Acropolis pyramid you can climb.  To refresh from the Yucatan heat, you’ll immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of Cenote Hubiku.

Coba: Full Day of Activites, Adventure and Food

4. 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.

Coba, Tulum, Cenote and Mayan Village Tour with Transport

5. 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

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

From Cancún: Incredible Tulum and Coba Ruins

8. From Cancún: Incredible Tulum and Coba Ruins

Soak up the fascinating history and stories of the Mayan people in this tour from Cancún to the ancient ruins of Tulum and Coba. Start your journey with your expert guide picking you up directly from your accommodations. Sit back and relax as you travel to Tulum where you will enter the archaeological zone to see the pyramid-shaped structures up close. Listen as your guide tells you about the ancient inhabitants. Snap some pictures of the gorgeous scenery and majestic-looking temples before cooling off in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle on your way to the Coba ruins. Visit one of the important ruin sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Coba ruins. Stand in what once was the center of a buzzing mecca with more than 50,000 inhabitants. Let your guide weave the rich tapestry of Coba’s history before you get some free time to wander around the fantastic site. End the tour with a delicious local lunch before heading back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 38 reviews

The tour was really great! Sergio our guide was really good and full of passion about the history and culture. He knew a lot and was very happy and willing to share everything with us. The whole tour was super arranged, tightly organised, good driver and a small group. There were only 4 of us, which made it super nice. Had a great day thanks to our guide and driver,

First time in Cancun Mexico, Xcaret park is Super, Beautiful. No problems when I arrived at the park to redeem the voucher at the customer service facility. This is my third time that I use Get your guide and is wonderful they take care them customers.. I recommend…

very good tour, without taking us to waste time in craft markets so that we could buy, visit the pyramids and cenote without stress and small group easy to make friends between the components of the group, grace Jaqueline

Great trip and tour guide from TripGuru Alex was brilliant. We both really enjoyed hearing all about the history behind the Mayan Temples. The swim at the Cenote after was lovely too, great experience.

Our guide Sergio was absolutely top notch! Unfortunately, we had been given the wrong pick-up time, so we had to wait 2 hours.