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  • Location: Cozumel, Mexico
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Hop in a self-drive buggy for a guided shore excursion on the island of Cozumel, and caravan to the Mayan town of El Cedral in your state-of-the-art vehicle. Take in the gorgeous scenery and snorkel with your guide in the pristine waters of Chankanaab Reef before a stop at the church and Mayan ruins. You’ll be welcomed into the home of a local family for a traditional snack and then dine on a delicious lunch at Hotel Cozumel and Resort, including use of the resort’s huge pool.


  • Half-day shore excursion of Cozumel by self-drive buggy, including snorkeling
  • Drive around Cozumel in a state-of-the-art buggy that holds just four passengers
  • Snorkel in the Caribbean Sea with an experienced guide at Chankanaab Reef
  • Visit the Mayan ruins of El Cedral and the home of a contemporary Mayan family
  • Sample traditional Mayan snacks and feast on a mouthwatering Mexican lunch
  • Four ice-cold refreshments plus full snorkel gear and swimming at Hotel Cozumel and Resort included
  • Covered by our Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

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What You Can Expect

Cozumel Shore Excursion: Self-Drive Buggy, Snorkeling, Mayan Heritage and Mexican Lunch

El Cedral ruins in Cozumel

After your cruise ship docks at the Cozumel port, your guide will accompany you to the spectacular Chankanaab Reef, an accessible beachfront location at the edge of the crystalline Caribbean Sea. Follow your guide on a one-hour snorkeling tour in search of Cozumel’s vibrant marine life amid the natural wonders of this brilliant underwater world.

Next, take up to three fellow passengers on a brand new, state-of the art buggy – they’re one of a kind on the island of Cozumel! Enjoy a scenic drive, caravan-style, as you follow your guide to El Cedral, founded in the 1840s as Cozumel’s first town. Embark on a tour of the ancient Mayan ruins as well as the church of El Cedral and the original house of the town’s first settlers.

Then, enjoy a scrumptious snack in the home of a local Mayan family, and sample local ingredients prepared the traditional way. As you observe the contemporary lifestyle of these village residents, you’ll hear about their cultural traditions and festivities. Afterward, jump back into your last generation buggy and drive along Cozumel’s eastern coastline, stopping briefly at El Mirador or Playa San Martin for great photo opportunities with outstanding views.

When you arrive at Hotel Cozumel and Resort, feast on a delicious meal of assorted Mexican dishes such as chicken fajitas, homemade tortillas, fried tacos, sopes and Mexican salsa. Choose four ice-cold refreshments, including soft drinks and seasonal fruit beverages, to accompany your lunch.

Enjoy the beach lounge chairs, showers and changing rooms at the resort, as well as the largest freshwater pool on Cozumel (lockers, towels and a bar are also available at additional cost) before you return to the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Cozumel port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Juan, Omar, and Daniel were fabulous. My friend and I were the only two on this tour and we were made feel very special. After speaking to other people who booked tours on the Cruise Ship, we certainly got the best value for money and the longest trip.
So the tour starts off with snorkelling... it was very good, some colourful fish, but if you've been snorkelling in proper places before, don't expect too much, it was fun though.
Then 'Mexican Lunch'- its a buffet in a hotel poolside bar. Just ok.
Then the buggies, not as state of the art as I had imagined, but a lot of fun, and we got to drive for what seemed like an eternity.
The mayan ruins were not ruins, it was a traditional house, a little stange if Im honest, but good to see, and then the beach was AMAZING....
This was well worth it, wish I could do this trip all over again.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2013

This is my second time using Viator for my excursions. I was disappointed with the description of the excursion. There are no "Mayan Ruins" to see. They take you to a authentic looking building, talk about the Mayan history, and a woman inside speaks "Mayan" and prepares a snack. The snack was delicious. The history was interesting, however, we were lead to believe we would see "ruins". The tour guides, Juan, Omar, and Daniel were very helpful, friendly and interesting. None of the instrument gauges or the horn on our buggy worked. We were able to stop at a nice beach area and swim for 30 minutes. Then drove on around the island back to the hotel, walked to the snorkeling, and had a very nice Mexican lunch buffet. Well worth the money, but I would have given the rating five stars if we hadn't been led to believe we were going to see "Mayan Ruins".

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