Riviera Maya
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  • From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

    1. From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

    Start your day with pick up from your hotel in the Riviera Maya or Cancun between 6 AM-7:30 AM. After arriving at Chichen Itza between 9:30-10:00 AM, start your 2-hour and 15-minute tour of the archaeological site. The name, Chichen Itza means “water well of the Itzan people” and it was the capital of the Maya area and its most revered center of worship. Walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour. Arrive at Cenote Maya Native Park at approximately 1:30 PM and spend approximately 2.5 hours in the park.  Visit and refresh yourself at Cenote Maya and descend into the region’s most impressive cenote. Its crystal-clear waters and geological formations make it an impressive natural jewel. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase.   Optional activities include swimming, diving, and rappellin...

    Amazing experience!Chichen Itza was trully impressive,a unique structure!we were there when it opened in order to avoid the crowds and not to be so hot!Cenote Maya was our first cenote and it was breathtaking!we were expecting something great but it was an amazing experience,with rappeling and ziplining!The maya village was also very nice and traditional,something you definitely have ti see!Definitely recommend it!Our guide Debbi was amazing!

  • Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive 1-Day Pass

    2. Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive 1-Day Pass

    Xel-Há offers a unique experience with all kinds of land and water activities for the whole family. A universe dedicated to ecology and the preservation of flora and fauna, it offers constantly developing environmental programs to protect and conserve the environment. With this full day all-inclusive ticket, you have access to all the attractions, and can enjoy delicious Mexican and international cuisine with unlimited drinks and an open bar throughout the day. Dive into the waters of Xel-Há, the world's most beautiful natural aquarium, and snorkel next to a variety of plants and hundreds of tropical fish in the warm Caribbean waters. Slide down the Salpichanga and fly with a vine to drop yourself in the cool waters of a “cenote” or underground river. Test your balance on the Trepachanga and walk over the river between two loose strings. Hammock Island is an ideal place to relax and i...

    It was really great, except It wasn’t clear that we would have to go to the ticket booth to get our tickets, so we walked all the way in and then had to go back. And then we had to wait for around 10 to 15 minutes because they couldn’t find a reservation because we booked same day. Otherwise everything was great!

  • Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xplor Park All-inclusive & Transport

    3. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xplor Park All-inclusive & Transport

    Xplor offers some of the most amazing adventures in the Riviera Maya. This full-day ticket gets you access to all of the theme park’s attractions to make your Cancun vacation extra special. Fly over treetops, drive an amphibious vehicle through jungle trails, and explore the inside of caves as you swim in underground rivers. If you love adventure, Xplor is the top attraction in Cancun. Your entry to this unique adventure includes transportation in fully equipped coaches to make it easier to reach the park. A specialized on board guide will fill you in on all the attractions that await. Kick start your adventure by exploring the impressive rock formations, sculpted by mother-nature millions of years ago. Here you can marvel at the underground rivers filled with majestic stalactites and stalagmites. The park offers 4 different activities for adrenaline junkies: zip lines, amphibious veh...

    It would’ve been better if they let the guests not wear masks on the rides and activities. There were some activities that will get you wet and having masks isn’t the most fun. Also, if they require this, make sure that there’s replacement masks that they’ll give. The zip lines were fun and enjoyable. We were able to conquer our fears. River swim was a blast and the ATV ride was also something that I would recommend. The rafting is boring. That wasn’t the rafting we were expecting. I suggest that you place a notice for the guests to know when they’re nearing the camera. We were always caught off guard. Food was okay. I like the way that it’s served by the staffs. The wait staffs were all polite and kind. Wish there were more rides and activities. Overall, it’s a good experience.

  • Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Turtles & Cenote Snorkeling Tour

    4. Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Turtles & Cenote Snorkeling Tour

    Start the tour with pickup from the lobby of your hotel then set off on your 3-hour cenote discovery tour. Find out about how these impressive underground rivers were sacred places for the Mayan civilization and are the habitat for an array of marine and wildlife. Explore a beautiful cenote, where you can swim and snorkel. First, head over to the most beautiful cenote of the area just outside Riviera Maya. Observe eagle rays and find colorful fish amongst the world's 2nd-largest reef system. Full snorkeling gear will be provided and a professional guide will be there with you at all times to ensure you feel safe and take pictures.  Then, travel to a designated bay to admire sea turtles in their natural environment. Spend approximately 1-hour swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy this incredible opportunity to get up close to these spectacular creatures with sightings guaranteed. During the t...

    We had a wonderful time! Our guide was knowledgeable, kind, and fun. The cenotes were very cool but turtle swim was amazing. Would definitely recommend!

  • Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

    5. Chichén Itzá: Hubiku Cenote & Valladolid Tour

    Head into the dense jungles of the Yucatán as you begin this 12-hour program. Stop at the Hubiku cenote, a cavernous freshwater pool in a light-filled limestone cave and enjoy a swim. Dry off over a buffet lunch of typical Mayan dishes and then hop back on the bus for the last leg of the drive to Chichén Itzá. This dense and sprawling archaeological site features excavated ruins and well-preserved temples. The final stop is the quiet colonial city of Valladolid, where the pastel walls of shops and restaurants provide a colorful backdrop for photos.

    Fun tour. A bit long. And less stop on touristy trap place would make it better.

  • From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Tulum, Coba, and Cenote Tour

    6. From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Tulum, Coba, and Cenote Tour

    Depart Cancun and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the ancient city of Tulum, famous for its breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Explore the remains of the Mayan settlement and take a walk down to the beach. Continue to the pre-Hispanic city of Coba to look at the majestic Nohoch-Mul Temple, one of the tallest structures on the Yucatan Peninsula. Climb to the top of the 138-foot structure to get panoramic views of the surroundings. Learn the amazing history of one of the largest cities built by the Maya civilization. Then, cool down in a sacred cenote before some free time to stroll along 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen on the way back to Cancun.

    It was a really good value. There was so much packed into the day and it ended up being more like 14 hours instead of 11 hours from pick-up to drop-off. We enjoyed each place, but would've liked more time in Coba as it felt a little rushed and it was really nice to cool down a little in the jungle. The food was way better than I expected and it was a highlight for my 10 year old to see a Mayan village. Only improvement needed was the van. There were pieces falling apart inside and we couldnt even see our a window from the back where we were sitting. That said, I would definitely recommend.

  • From Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zip Line, and Cenotes Tour

    7. From Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zip Line, and Cenotes Tour

    Discover 2 adventure parks in one day: Emotions Native Park and Jungle Maya Native Park. Feel the thrill as you experience the different activities available. At Emotions Native Park, drive all-terrain vehicles through winding jungle paths. Fly through the air on zip lines, explore caves, discover authentic Mayan ruins, and refresh yourself in a beautiful cenote filled with crystal-clear water. Activities available to you at Emotions Native Park include an ATV Tour, a visit to the Mayan Ruins, or participate in a Mayan blessing ceremony performed by a Mayan shaman. You can also visit the Ixchel Cenote and see the small Mayan altar, zip line over the jungle, or refresh yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Half Moon Cenote.  At Jungle Maya Native Park, experience the Sac-Actun system, the longest underground river in the world. Snorkel and be surrounded by ancient rock formations...

    This tour was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides and we had a great time.

  • Quintana Roo: Exclusive Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour

    8. Quintana Roo: Exclusive Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour

    Your tour will begin as you arrive to the Tulum Ruins, where your guide will provide you with approximately 40 minutes of information about the area, as well as some instructions about the tour. You will then be able to enjoy almost 1 hour of free time, before advancing to Río Secreto. You will then arrive to Río Secreto’s reception and service areas where you will watch a welcome video, before being transported to the reserve. When arriving to the reserve, a guide will provide you with safety measures, as well as all of the necessary equipment. Before entering the Mayan underworld, you will tour around the paths of the nature reserve, where you will receive a Mayan welcome. You will then walk and swim through beautiful natural crystal galleries, throughout a 1-kilometer tour which will take approximately 1.5 hours. Following your subterranean experience, you will return your equipment...

    Hola! We had a great trip to the Tulum ruins and Rio Secreto. Our guide, Gabriel, was great! He had to help two in our group often and he did it with kindness and patience. Our photographer, Daniel, in Rio Secreto was helpful and kind too! He offered his hand when needed and would let us pose silly and take extra photos. Our driver, Miguel, was quick and kind as well! It was also soooo nice to actually be in transportation with guests with next-door resorts/hotels, rather than having to venture all over Riviera/Playa del Carmen area. So they do their hotel transfer transportation well/organized too!

  • Riviera Maya: Rio Secreto Full-Day Cave Tour

    9. Riviera Maya: Rio Secreto Full-Day Cave Tour

    Head to an underground world with unique dimensions that has been in silence for years. Arrive at the ticket booth at 8:00 AM to meet your guide and receive instructions for the tour. Sit down for a continental breakfast and pick up the necessary equipment for the expedition, including a helmet with lamp, wetsuit, water shoes, life jacket, snorkel equipment and a lunch bag. Next, bike 1.5 kilometers through a path in the jungle, full of vegetation, and have the possibility of seeing local wildlife on the way to the Mayan underworld. Explore 1.5 kilometers in a dry cave for about 1.5 to 2 hours. Observe incredible formations and roof collapses, walk between light and darkness, until you arrive at the Jungle Camp. After a 2-hour swim in a semi-flooded cave, come back to Jungle Camp in order to change and prepare to go back to Base Camp, where you can relax and enjoy a regional buffet. Fi...

    The other travelers were awesome and fun to have been with. Our guide Miguel was the very best and very knowledgeable...... I did however have an issue with the breakfast as there was NO continental breakfast. For how EXTREME the activities were a better breakfast should have been provided!! Also what to wear needs to be way more detailed online than the minimal information provided!!

  • Cenote Trail: Caves Visit and Bike Tour

    10. Cenote Trail: Caves Visit and Bike Tour

    Head out to discover the variety of caverns and caves that fill the Mayan forest. Cenotes were considered by the ancients as portals into the underworld, allowing us entry into another realm of the earth. You will ride through a quiet forested road to explore 3 different cenotes. Explore the wonderful Grand Cenote just as it opens, avoiding the crowds of tourists, followed by a a delicious brunch in the forest, located in a beautiful environment along a jungle trail. This leads us to other cenotes where you can swim, snorkel, and jump in crystal clear sinkholes and underground rivers, while learning about the prehistoric past of the Yucatan peninsula on this great bike tour from Tulum. Surrounded by lush vegetation, you will enjoy riding a quiet jungle path surrounded by the sounds and colors of nature.

    This was the highlight of our week-long Rivera Maya vacation. We loved all of the cenotes and the trail. Our tour guide Pablo is incredible! Loved the jungle brunch as well.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 383 reviews

Simon was a great guide, very passionate and entertaining. The tour contains a lot of destinations in one day, so you can see a lot of important cultural things. They really have a good time management, although the time in the cenota and in playa del carmen were too short. Maybe the visit of the maya villaga / shamane could be shortened.

We enjoyed the trip very much, everything was perfect. Diving with the turtles but also swimming in the cenote was a great experience. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

It was a mega tour! I can recommend it only. The only downside is that the pictures (all of the group cost $ 99) 1 picture costs $ 25.

This tour was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides and we had a great time.

Much better than expected. Fun and safe, the awesome cave.