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Riviera Maya: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip w/Lunch

1. Riviera Maya: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip w/Lunch

Visit Rio Lagartos, a small fishing village in a Nature Reserve and one of the natural treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula on a guided day trip. Enjoy a boat tour through its water canals surrounded by mangroves, where you can observe a variety of species of birds such as pink flamingos, herons, eagles, seagulls, pelicans, and cormorants. During the tour, pass under the bridge of Las Coloradas to get to the salt deposits and see different bodies of water involved in this process, some of which an eye-catching pink. Then, enjoy a Mayan Bath, covering the body in nutrient-rich clay. Next, head to an unspoiled beach to remove the clay in the crystal-clear water. Finally, enjoy a lunch of local fish-and-shellfish-based food.

Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

2. Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

Travel back in time as you explore the Mayan  archeological ruins of Chichén Itzá on a guided tour. Connect with nature as you swim in the azure waters of the cenote of Saamal. Eat a mouth-watering buffet lunch and take a guided walking tour of Valladolid. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or a nearby meeting point, and then journey to one of the most important monuments on the Yucatán Peninsula.   Upon arrival at Chichén Itzá, look at the step pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending.   Go to the ancient cenote of Saamal and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience.

From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

3. From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

Start your journey by getting picked up in Tulum. Discover Chichen Itza, a spectacular archaeological site and a must-see for those interested in history and culture.  See renowned structures with your guide such as the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the Great Ball Court. Get a glimpse of the achievements of the Mayan civilization.  After Chichen Itza, head to Valladolid, a city where past and present come together. Be amazed by the colorful architecture and the local food culture.  Have lunch in the courtyard of a restored colonial mansion and wander the square and nearby streets. Take photos and enjoy shopping as you get a taste of the slow-paced Mexican life. To finish the day, go to a local community-run cenote, the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and cool down in the refreshing blue waters.

Tulum: Cenote Adventure with Lunch

4. Tulum: Cenote Adventure with Lunch

You will arrive at the Gran Cenote early before the crowds, where you will be able to do some snorkeling and enjoy the beauty of this place. Then, you will head to Taak Bi Ha Cenote. Finally, you will get a vegetarian picnic lunch in the jungle before exploring the last cenote which is an underground private cenote. This is an experience packed with adventure and eye-opening exploration. You will snorkel among fish and turtles and observe by lamplight the amazing rock formations of the underground caves. A must-do cenote experience while in Tulum!

Riviera Maya: Coba, and Mariposa Cenote Trip with Lunch

5. Riviera Maya: Coba, and Mariposa Cenote Trip with Lunch

Explore the archaeological ruins of Coba with an experienced guide, plunge into a refreshing cenote hidden by the jungle canopy. Follow your local guide through the culturally significant ruins, and then go to a Cenote for a swim in the aquamarine water. Fuel your journey with a local food on site. Last but not least, jump in for a refreshing swim in the clear waters of Cenote Mariposa, an impressive open cenote set amid the dense jungle. Close out the tour with a relaxing drive through the beautiful countryside on your way back to your accommodation.

Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

6. Playa del Carmen/Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas on a day trip from Playa del Carmen or Cancún. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and see them up close at a crocodile sanctuary. Marvel at the pink shades of the lagoons of Las Coloradas and watch the flamingos fly by. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle to the neighboring state of Yucatán and the famous pink lakes of Las Coloradas. This is an area of untouched nature that will knock you out, the stunning views of Las Coloradas Yucatán have to be seen to be believed. Your expert guide will explain the facts and folklore of the region. They will also help you get the best Instagram-worthy photos of this marvelous area of stunning natural beauty. Take a boat ride through the mangroves of a magnificent protected area. Keep a lookout for the crocodiles and the huge array of bird species, including cormorants, ospreys, herons, and pelicans. Rio Lagartos Yucatan is a bird watcher's paradise. Finally, stop for lunch of salad, soft drinks, and the main course of your choice. Choose between fresh fish, chicken, or a vegetarian dish. The food is fresh and delicious and a great way to refuel after all your adventures. Once you've had your fill, head back to your hotel after an incredible day trip in the Yucatán Peninsula.

Riviera Maya and Cancun: Jungle Maya Adventure with Cenotes

7. Riviera Maya and Cancun: Jungle Maya Adventure with Cenotes

Discover the pristine Yaxmuul cenote, where you strap on rappelling gear and take the plunge into its glass-like underground pool on this guided tour from Riviera Maya and Cancun. Complete a thrilling zip line course that sends you hurtling above the verdant forests.  Be picked from the meeting point in Tulum, Cancun or Riviera May and relax on the transfer to the Yaxmuul cenote. Put on your gear and experience the excitement of rappelling and swimming in its waters. Next, fly over the trees on a series of zip lines with one of the lines ending with a splash.  Enter the Nohoch Nah Chich cave, which marks the entrance to the sprawling underground river system (spanning nearly 217 miles) known as Sac Actún. Be surrounded by incredible stalactites and stalagmites, pull on your snorkel mask and fins and dive into the cave's crystal-clear waters. After exploring this incredible aquatic world, your guides lead you to a mysterious dry cave. Here, you meet a local shaman, who introduces you to Mayan traditions by inviting you to witness a time-honored purification ceremony with copal incense and performed by a Mayan shaman from the community.  End the tour with a tasty lunch. Savor the flavors of a delicious traditional meal from the region, including “chayitas” and fresh flavored water drinks in different flavors.

Riviera Maya: Cobá and Chichén Itzá Tour with Cenote & Lunch

8. Riviera Maya: Cobá and Chichén Itzá Tour with Cenote & Lunch

Embark on a day trip to Cobá and Chichén Itzá and explore the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula. Relax at Cenote Saamal, soak up the views at Nohoch Mul, enjoy lunch, and beat the crowds with an early morning departure. Head to Cobá first, whose ruins date back to 100-300 B.C. Learn about the significance of the five nearby lakes, and appreciate the striking architecture of the vast stone structures. Visit Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Feel lost in time in the lovingly-kept pyramids, and discover the genius of the city’s unique structures. Venture deeper into the jungle to relax at the mystical Cenote Saamal, the perfect place for a swim and some dazzling photos. Savor a delicious buffet lunch during your adventure. Finish the tour with a quick panoramic visit to Valladolid.

From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

9. From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum with an experienced guide, plunge into a refreshing cenote hidden by the jungle canopy, and check out the hip shops and stylish boutiques in Playa del Carmen on this full-day excursion. Be picked up at your hotel and relax on the way to site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins that are perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside to uncover the secrets of the ancient Maya. Stroll between temples, palaces, and fortresses that have stood for hundreds of years. Slip down to the beach for some leisure time on the sand. Continue on to the Mariposa cenote, where dappled sunlight illuminates a freshwater pool in the middle of the jungle. Take a dip to cool off, enjoy a tasty buffet lunch on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

Tulum: Swim in Cenote Kaab Ha with Lunch

10. Tulum: Swim in Cenote Kaab Ha with Lunch

Swim in a Cenote (sinkhole) with sacred waters to regain strength and vitality, legend has it that with each swim you will increase your life by one or two years. Mayan believes that these crystal waters have the power to relax. After this purifying experience enjoy an organic lunch. The community cook with products from their natural orchards. Treat yourself with samples of Mayan chocolate and raw honey for dessert. When you finish your meal you can relax at the Hamacas Zone and spend some time taking in a siesta. Walk around the ruins where the Mayas built their houses to receive the travelers that visit the big temple of Coba Nohoh-Muul.

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based on 407 reviews

The tour was very well organized and it was very nice. - the guide, Carlos, was very friendly and he was worried that everyone was good. I particularly liked him because he was calm and not pushy - las coloradas: it is interesting place, the guided there don’t speak English very well, but I asked a lady for an explanation in Spanish and it was nice. It is a cute place for pictures. - los lagartos was super super nice. The boat ride was fun and our boat driver eas the best, gave us explanations and showed us the animals in many perspectives. We saw eagles, pelicanos, two crocodiles (2 different species, and we got really really close to it, it was incredible to be so close in the wild life), flamingos and other birds. - the food was very nice, quite simple but good, and the place looks typical but well assorted. - the transport is a bit long but I believe it is worth the drive. It was comfortable. Also, this tour you are not scammed into gift shops and this tourist traps

Ceaser, our guide was extremely attentive and informative. I was picked up on time by Ceaser and the driver Carlos. In the car, Ceaser brought us upto date with a brief history of Mexico and endangered animals. They also provided us with cold water and snacks which I appreciated so much! First stop was at rest stop where we had the chance to use the restroom and buy coffee. Then we headed to the pyramids right before the rest of tourists arrived where Ceaser took time to explain history thoroughly. After that, we headed to Valladolid where we had the best food ever and even had some time to stroll around the colonial city. Ceaser was there with us all throughout. Lastly, we stopped by the Cenote Xux Ha which was not crowded at the time we arrived and we all appreciated the exclusivity. Overall, HIGHLY recommend! The Group was awesome! The Guide was awesome! The Tour was awesome! Safe travels.

The tour we went one was amazing. Our guide’s name was Fernando and he was the best. He was very knowledgeable about all the cenotes we saw and really made the experience amazing. We went to the Gran Cenote, Cenote Dos Ojos, and Santa Cruz Cenote. All 3 were amazing but the third was the best and was like an underground cave walk with not too much swimming. I would highly recommend this tour. I would recommend bringing water shoes but it is definitely manageable without.

The tour was very well organised and the guide was very well prepared with loads of facts and interesting context.

The tour was great and fun. Our guide Caesar is knowledgeable and entertaining.