With morning departures from Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, you can choose whichever combo will make your family vacation complete:
Discover the splendor of Mexico at Xcaret, a majestic paradise by the Caribbean Sea. Dive into Xel-Ha, a natural reserve dedicated to the ecological preservation of the region’s flora and fauna. Find a range of fun activities at Xplor, an adventure park where underground passages were carved over millions of years! Take a guided tour of Chichen Itza, including time for a leisurely stroll through the wonderful colonial city of Valladolid, where you’ll enjoy a delicious variety of culinary specialties. (See complete descriptions in Itinerary below.)
Option 1: Xcaret
Xcaret boasts more than 40 aquatic activities, natural attractions and cultural shows, including a butterfly pavilion where native butterflies of the Yucatan Peninsula fly in their natural habitat, a coral reef aquarium, a henequen hacienda with its Museum of Popular Mexican Art and a seven-level Mexican cemetery with 365 tombs!
Enjoy access to beaches, bays and natural pools with complimentary lounge chairs, hammocks, lifejackets and inner tubes. Swim or snorkel in the pristine waters of Xcaret’s underground rivers and stroll through the Tropical Jungle Trail. Marvel at the views from the Rotating Scenic Tower, visit the House of Whispers and see the Living Museum of Orchids. At the end of the day, dazzle your senses with a musical spectacle of light and color that takes you on a journey through the history of Mexico since pre-Columbian times.
Your admission includes a buffet lunch with one beer and unlimited beverages (soft drinks, flavored waters and coffee) with your food.
Option 2: Xel-Ha
Considered the world’s largest natural aquarium, the park offers snorkeling among hundreds of tropical fish and more than 90 marine species that inhabit the creek. Enjoy the best marine and land activities in Xel-Ha’s series of inlets, lagoons, sinkholes and caves, where seawater mixes with the fresh water of the world’s longest underground river system. Take advantage of educational programs such as the conservation of the endangered queen conch.
Enjoy complimentary lifejackets, inner tubes and bicycles with access to lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas. Slide down ziplines and splash into the crystal clear waters of a cenote or dive into a spectacular cove. Vsit Xel-Ha’s vegetation nursery, and marvel at the mangroves and rainforest dotted with orchids. See the apiary of the Melipona bee (with a traditional Mayan harvest of honey twice a year) and learn more about the Mayan culture.
Your admission includes buffet-style breakfast, lunch and snacks (international and Mexican cuisine) with unlimited drinks and a domestic open bar.
Option 3: Xplor
Explore the dimensions of the adventure park and its natural beauty: Fly through the air and speed down ziplines ranging from 26 to 148 feet (8 to 45 meters) in height, then land in the crystal-clear waters of the cenotes where you can climb suspension bridges.
Drive an all-terrain amphibious vehicle through jungle trails and fascinating caves where you’ll marvel at the extraordinary rock formations. Paddle a raft through underwater caves and discover fascinating grottos. Swim along the river between stalactites and stalagmites in this spectacular underground world. Trained staff are on hand to ensure your safety at all times, and all equipment (including lifejacket and helmet) are included.
Your admission includes an all-you-can-eat buffet (go as many times as you wish during the day), unlimited fruit-flavored drinks and hot chocolate when you get out of both rivers.
Option 4: Chichen Itza - Valladolid
See Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, on a first-class guided tour of the ancient city. Discover the magnificent buildings and get deep into the history of the Mayan civilization and its glorious past. After visiting a Mayan cenote, head to Valladolid, a beautiful and quiet colonial city known for its culinary delights. You’ll receive personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.
Learn about the archeological significance of the Pyramid of Kukulcán (also known as El Castillo – The Castle), the Temple of the Warriors and its adjacent Temple of the 1,000 Columns, as well as the Temple of the Jaguars. View Mesoamerica’s largest Ball Court in addition to the Observatory, La Iglesia and the Nunnery. After your tour, stroll around charming Valladolid, and admire the restored French floors and balconies of the main facade at La Casona as you savor regional specialties.
Your admission includes a light gourmet breakfast on board (baguette sandwich, fruit, muffin and natural juice) and a delicious lunch buffet with drinks at the exclusive Casona de Valladolid. Enjoy unlimited soft drinks, fruit juice, coffee, bottled water and beer – along with refreshing facial towels – while aboard the bus.