Riviera Maya
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Our most recommended Riviera Maya Day Trips

  • Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid & Cenote Tour

    1. Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid & Cenote Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel 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.

    Der Reiseführer sprach fast nur portugiesisch und kaum und sehr schlecht Englisch. Lediglich Elvis, unsere Führer in Chichen Itza, war top informiert.

  • Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zipline, & Cenote Combo Tour

    2. Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zipline, & Cenote Combo Tour

    Located deep in the Mayan jungle, you will discover the best adventure experience ever.  You will be picked up from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya and be taken to the “Ruta de los Cenotes“. Upon arriving at the base in the heart of the jungle, your tour guides will be waiting to welcome you. to prepare you for your jungle adventure. They'll give you a safety briefing and ATV/zip line instructions and after receiving your equipment (helmet, gloves, harness) you are ready to go. Let your adrenaline rise while zipping through the trees and challenge your balance on the zip-line circuit of 6 zip lines and 3 interactive bridges. A zip line circuit made for everyone, it doesn't matter if you`ve never done it or have zipped around the world. Back on the ground, hop on your ATV, a Honda cc220, while your guide takes you through the deep jungle and you discover the fauna of the region on y...

    Me and my husband had a great time. I am afraid of heights but because of our tour guid eric, he didnt give me time to second guess myself and I am thankful to him for that. The cenote was amazing but i had a hard time with the atvs due to the rough terrain so I had to ride with my husband. Overall great expierence I definitely recommend.

  • Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour

    3. Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour

    After being picked up in the lobby of your hotel by a certified guide, start your tour and receive an introduction to Mayan culture on the way. Make your first stop at Coba climbing the tallest pyramid in México where you can take in an incredible view of the area.  You’ll have time to swim at the Cenote (sinkhole) "Mariposa" and "Kin Ha" and relax in the refreshing water. Finish the day at the Tulum Archaeological Zone, an impressive Mayan city built on the coastline. Enjoy a guided tour through the area and free time to explore and take pictures.

    Pickup was on time and tour was informative with enough time to enjoy each stop. Only disappointment was Coba not allowing people to climb due to COVID-19, but that obviously wasn't their fault.

  • Cancun: Tulum and Cenotes 5 Hour Guided Tour

    4. Cancun: Tulum and Cenotes 5 Hour Guided Tour

    Explore one of the last cities built by the Mayans on an express 1-hour tour of the archaeological site of Tulum. Discover the remains of ancient buildings, such as the pyramid temple of El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes and the Templo Dios del Viento (Temple of the God of the Winds). Get approximately 1 hour to explore on your own and take in the views of the Caribbean Sea. Get some free time at the beach in Tulum. After, take a quick stop at a cenote where you will be able to refresh yourself with a swim at this natural sinkhole.

    Alan the tour guide was excellent provided us with good historical information of Tulum and was very helpful answered all the questions we had. Both Alan and the tour bus driver were very friendly. The whole group was small enough, about 20 people that we can interact with each other and have the attention we need. Highly recommended this tour@

  • Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Day Trip

    5. Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Day Trip

    The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. At 09:45 AM after breakfast and check-in, you will board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world. Snorkeling gear is included and you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide (one for every 10 people). This activity will last around 45 minutes. Once the snorkeling is over, board the ship and head to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity at the island in the safety of its shallow waters.  Conto...

    Fantastic. Need more times in Isla Mujeres instead of In Isla Contoy. Hope this will changed for future travelers.

  • Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

    6. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

    Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island.

    Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one o...

    Crew was very helpful and entertaining. Pictures were nice but too expensive like most of these excursions.

  • From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

    7. From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

    The ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil in the middle of the Sian Kaan Jungle Reserve look like something out of an old Indian Jones movie. Here, you will discover the incredible history of this ancient civilization, as you wander through the ruins. Muyil was one of the earliest and longest inhabited ancient Maya sites on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and artifacts have been found here dating all the way back to 350BCE! On our day together, we will walk through this inspiring eco-preserve to the highest point in the Sian Kaan reserve, where we can gaze out at unblemished jungle that is filled with hundreds of species of birds, plants and animal life. After our hike, we will enjoy a boat ride through the trading canals of the ancient Maya civilization and visit the Maya temple of Xlapak. Here, you can gaze at the detailed facades of these old ruins, located at the bottom of the ri...

    This was highlight of our trip. Valeria did a great job as our guide. The lunch they provide was delicious and with great view.

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

    8. 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!

  • Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins, Caves and Swim with Turtles

    9. Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins, Caves and Swim with Turtles

    Get ready to discover the most important Mayan city facing the majestic Caribbean Sea, protected by a large cliff, from where you have a spectacular view. Discover the secrets kept this ancient Mayan city archaeological tour led by a guide. Then enter the vast Mayan jungle that holds one of the most spectacular places in the Yucatan Peninsula: Hilarios Cenote, where you will enjoy crystal clear waters and you can connect with nature. After, your expert guides who will show you the ancient formations of stalactites and stalagmites that decorate this beautiful place. To complete your tour, visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, where you see sea turtles as well as a stunning coral reef that gives life to hundreds of fish of different colors.

    It was a great tour. Unfortunately it rained the whole time so we were unable to swim with the turtles but the guys were wonderful and did the best they could

  • From Tulum: Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid Tour

    10. 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, go to a local community-run cenote, the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and cool down in the refreshing blue waters.  Then head to Valladolid, a city where past and present come together. Be amazed by the colorful architecture and the local food culture.  Have lunch at 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.

    A really nice tour, we enjoyed everything about it and it was the highlight of our trip in Tulum so definitely recommend it.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,735 reviews

An awesome activity! The whole process was very smooth - the drivers and transportation were on time, and the guides were clearly trained and knowledgable, the whole experience felt very safe. The tour on the buggys was so fun - it had rained that morning, so the drive was extra muddy and added to the experience. It was really cool to drive through the jungle - and end up at one of the cenotes. Would recommend!

Amazing trip! The tour guides, Ricardo and Raymond, were energetic and knowledgeable and they made a genuine effort to make certain that everybody had a good time. I enjoyed the entire experience.

Pickup was on time and tour was informative with enough time to enjoy each stop. Only disappointment was Coba not allowing people to climb due to COVID-19, but that obviously wasn't their fault.

We had a blast! it was well planned, a lot of fun, and our tour guide Allan was awesome. Will definitely recommend it to all my friends.

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