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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration:  9 - 14 hours

Visit an incredible eco-archaeological park, where you can spend a day in paradise relaxing and enjoying nature, snorkeling, activities, shows and more! For more than a millennium, this nature park and archaeological zone has been an important ceremonial center and Mayan port. Xcaret is located 34 miles (55 km) south of Cancun, near Playa del Carmen.


  • Day trip to Xcaret from Cancun
  • Discover the history, culture and lifestyle of the Mayan people
  • Stroll the botanical gardens, swim in an underground river and keep an eye out for local animals
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An aquarium, butterfly pavilion, orchid garden and underground river are just a few of the things you can see at this wonderful eco-themed park. You'll also learn all about the Mayans, who once held sacred ceremonies at this very site.

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What You Can Expect

Xcaret Day Trip from Cancun

Xcaret Day Trip from Cancun

Spend your day discovering Xcaret - the Little Inlet - where for more than 1,000 years, the most important Mayan ceremonies were held. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to this spectacular eco-archaeological park and relax on a hammock, learn the history of this ancient culture or swim through the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.

It is said that this was the ancient port of Pole and that the Maya used to come here to bathe in its waters to purify their minds and bodies before sailing to the nearby island of Cozumel to worship the goddess of fertility, Ixchel. Man's ingenuity combined with nature's splendor has formed a very interesting park with a variety of attractions, proving that development, conservation, culture and entertainment are not opposite concepts.

Xcaret has a wide range of eco-attractions included in the entrance ticket: aquarium, aviary, bird breeding area, mushroom farm, orchid garden, inlet lagoon, many natural beaches and warm crystal clear pools, sea turtles, butterfly pavilion, botanical garden, Mayan Village, museum, archaeological sites, Mayan river, underground river (you can swim down in a provided life jacket) and a spectacular night show to top off your visit.

Plus Package: Includes a buffet lunch with lemonade and orange juice, snorkel equipment, lockers, towels and use of the plus area facilities

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Wonderful place. So much to see and do. The aquarium is amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

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