Riviera Maya
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Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, and Playa del Carmen Day Trip

1. Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, and Playa del Carmen Day Trip

Discover natural and archeological treasures of Riviera Maya on this guided day trip. Choose your ideal starting point and set off to see the historical hotspots of Cobá and Tulum. See the evolution of a society as you walk the modern streets of Playa del Carmen, along the Caribbean coast. At Cobá you’ll find Nohoch Mul, the highest pyramid of the Yucatán peninsula. Race to the top or take it slow and steady, and take in the gorgeous view from the top. Learn about ancient ways of living in the region from your guide, and top it off with a dip in the tranquil waters of Choo-Ha cenote. Fill up at the buffet lunch, full of traditional and tasty foods, before heading to Tulum. With the majestic ruins and vast views of the Caribbean sea, it’s easy to picture the town’s origins as a major port. Relax with the sound of gentle waves and the feeling of the sun on your skin. Finish off the day at Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean shore. You’ll have some free time to walk the pedestrianized streets, visit its craft and designer shops, and soak up the unique atmosphere. Catch some time to rest and reminisce on your journey back.

Punta Laguna and Coba Day Trip

2. Punta Laguna and Coba Day Trip

Above you, a monkey is playing high up in the treetops. In the distance, you hear bird calls and the buzz of friendly insects keeping this lush jungle alive. At the natural reserve and monkey sanctuary of Punta Laguna, you will co-exist with this amazement of nature, and enjoy a peaceful and active day enjoying this stunning reserve. Your specialized guide will take you to the archaeological site of Coba, one of the most important of the region. This Pre-Columbian Maya civilization is surrounded by two beautiful lagoons, and a series of elevated stone and plaster roads which radiate from the central site to various smaller sites near and far. Here you can explore several large temple pyramids, some reaching as high as 138ft (42m) in height! We also have the chance to cool off in some of the most beautiful cenotes (sink-holes) this area has to offer. Afterwards, we can enjoy typical Mayan cuisine by the lake, before witnessing a grand Mayan ceremony! And if you're up for it, you can even take a zip-line through the high treetops of this incredible area. The choices are yours, and we make sure that there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, observing the wildlife, taking a canoe out, or just relaxing in this stunning jungle reserve!

Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

3. Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

Enjoy an amazing bird watching experience in the Mayan jungle, and observe a wide variety of bird species at the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Morelos. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen at 06:00 (07:00 for hotels in Tulum), transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Puerto Morelos to observe unique birds on a hike through the jungle. Certified naturalist guides will provide interesting information about the Yucatan Peninsula's different bird species, as well as the area's ecosystems along the way. Migratory birds can be found in Mexico twice a year. As they escape the cold winters of the north, they cross the Gulf of Mexico on a journey of some 800-1,000 kilometers. The Yucatan Peninsula is the first stop on their journey to Central America, providing a unique opportunity to see them at rest in and around Puerto Morelos. A portion of the profits from this tour is donated to projects that protect the Mayan culture, and promote sustainable and responsible eco tourism.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

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4.7 / 5

based on 99 reviews

I cannot express how great this tour was. We were the only group of 7 to explore a whole underground cenote. It was private. It was magical - the waters were clear, the journey very exciting and the guide (Taren) was so informative , funny, knowledgeable and right out awesome! The lunch was lovely in the jungle at the end of the walk. We were so happy with how we spent this morning, really really worth every penny and time. Thank you so much for a lovely experience.

Great trip. Especially floating through the mangroves in the clear blue water. The lunch was homemade and very cozy. Also, the small size of the group gave the trip a familiar feeling, and there were plenty of opportunities to talk to the other participants and the guide.

Lili was an outstanding guide and Oscar a huge help. Very interesting combination of Mayan culture, history, jungle flora and fauna, a fun boat ride and a refreshing float down a crystal clear mangrove canal! Even included a delicious, healthy lunch. Highly recommended!

The highlight of our Tulum vacation! Santiago was incredibly knowledgeable and he and Daniel were both so accommodating and friendly. The food was great and the lazy River float was perfection. Amazing experience!

Great places, not a lot of people, a knowledgeable guide and a super nice driver. We were happy!