5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Attention water lovers: Paradise awaits at Xel-Há, a natural aquarium located along the Riviera Maya. Angelfish, iguanas and other wildlife complete your jungle tableau, as you explore a lagoon, cenotes, caves and a hidden beach. Bike around the lush grounds, or simply laze down a river in an inner tube. Satisfy hunger pangs with the flash of your wristband for all-you-can-eat burgers, seafood, Mayan cuisine and more. This all-inclusive tour, perfect for families, includes round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.

Highlights

  • All-inclusive day trip to Xel-Há, a natural aquarium in the Riviera Maya
  • Discover caves, cenotes, a hanging bridge and a hidden beach
  • Snorkel and swim in a turquoise-colored lagoon and spot colorful angelfish
  • Float down a river in an inner tube and jump off a cliff into the water below
  • Entrance fee, locker use, towels, snorkel gear, unlimited food and beverages included
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Cancun hotels included

What You Can Expect

Best Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

After morning hotel pickup in Cancun, travel south and arrive 90 minutes later at Xel-Há, located on an inlet along the Riviera Maya. Your all-inclusive admission ticket gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know this beautiful natural aquarium.

Your itinerary is up to you, but definitely pocket a map after entering Xel-Há, filled with a lagoon, cenotes and creeks formed by the underground rivers flowing out to the Caribbean. To preserve the park’s ecology, please note that only biodegradable sunscreen is permitted (available for purchase on-site).

You might begin your day at the lagoon, where you can place your belongings in nearby lockers (locker use included), and pick up snorkeling gear and towels (rental provided but deposit required). As you swim in the glittering lagoon, explore its edges for optimal views of a variety of angelfish and rays.

In the mood for a stroll? Wander the maze of paved trails through Xel-Há's lush jungle, and along the way, catch glimpses of tropical birds, iguanas and other wildlife. Come upon a floating bridge, cenotes, caves and a hidden beach. When you need a break, plant yourself on a lounge chair and admire views of the lush forest.

Pick up the pace again and ride the tram, bicycle or walk to the top of the river, and climb aboard an inner tube. Float past mangroves, down the river, and if you seek thrills, there’s a spot where you can leap off a cliff into the water below.

When it’s time for snacks or lunch, head over to one of the park’s five restaurants. Whether you want to chow down buffet-style or prefer a sit-down meal, your all-inclusive entry gives you flexibility, as much food as you'd like, as well as bottomless beverages, alcoholic and nonalcoholic alike.

At the end of your satisfying day exploring the waters and jungle of Xel-Há, you’ll be taken back to your Cancun hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a beautiful experience for our family of six including four teenaged boys. The trip from start to finish was highly organized and efficient. We were picked up promptly at our hotel in the morning. Travel to Xel-Ha was easy with a brief video on the bus trip about 90 minutes from the Hotel Zone in Cancun to inform what the park offered. The park was absolutely beautiful - very natural but well organized so we could find our way around. Aquatic sealife was everywhere - you could see gorgeous tropical fish as you crossed bridges to get to the different portions of the park. The park was well marked with different colored trails to identify where different activities were. We purchased the all inclusive package which included breakfast, lunch, and snacks and drinks of course. The food was absolutely delicious and well beyond our initial expectations. The service was terrific. The best part of course was the snorkeling. We took the Stingray SeaTrek tour, and it was great. I was able to wear my glasses, and we were able to touch several stingrays that swam into the area. There were divers with our group who helped direct us into the water, through the walk, and back out again. Truly something I never thought I'd try but it was a great memory for all of us and we felt more comfortable snorkeling later in the day as stingrays came through the area we were swimming in. We also did the zipline bike tour which was fun. We probably would have been happier just doing the stingray tour and snorkeling the rest of the day as having a schedule of activities kind of broke up the relaxing rhythm of the day. My suggestion would be either to just snorkel as there are a TON of places to do that and see many types of fish OR pick one tour and get that done as early as you can to allow yourself more time to relax. We also bought waterproof cameras and reef proof sunscreen on Amazon.com before we came and saved that way. Highly recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing day! So much to do that we ran out of time to see everything. We wanted to swim with dolphin but by time we got there all extra activities had sold out so if you are thinking of booking one of these maybe book with rep at hotel instead to prebook as we arrived at 10:30. All reasonably priced I think they were between 1000-1500 pesos. Definitely buy the photo package 1200 pesos for 2 people and throughout the site their are photographers and cameras where you can take your own photos unlimited and at the end of day they are put on a pen stick, its all very clever using the barcode on your wrist band! Food and drink unlimited very nice! Lazy river to snorkel or tube down, zip wire, rope courses over water, cliff jumping and lots of fish! Shop around for cheapest price as everyone is picked up by the parks coaches regardless of who they book with. Everyone leaves at 6 so get a full day of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Roblyn
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This was our second visit with our two daughters. Had a great time and did more this visit. I highly recommend this tour. It reminds us of Amazing Race and Survivor TV shows.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Xel -ha was beautiful and a great park for the entire family. We had a great time and would highly recommend this to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Had a great time snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins and trekking. The food was awesome. I would love to do this again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Took advice from other reviewers and made the tour as our only stop of the day, Way too much fun to be rushed! We did everything and ended up having lunch at 4pm---excellent food by the way. A lot of walking. Unlike our group, give a thought to your walking shoes at the locker area. Once you have shut that door, it is too far to walk back!!! All the employees were outstanding---went way out of their way to help us. Very clean place. Few lines but does get more crowded in the afternoon because of late arrival people. Never irritating about the crowds. Everyone having a blast!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Snorkeling is the best part of this trip. Do bring a water proof camera for the exotic fish and zip lining. All the restaurants had delicious meals and ice cream for the children. Bring some cash for the trip for the snorkel deposit and eco bug spray for the horse fly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

What a great day. If you love water, blue skys and nature you will love this trip. Two things to know, 'all inclusive' doesn't include all activities, and bring cash, you need a deposit to use the snorkelling gear.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Excellent day out, lots to do, in fact not enough time to do it all, but a must do and great for kids also. All inclusive food and drinks, snorkelling. Swam with dolphins for an extra cost but well worth it.

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