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Day Trips from Cancun

By Viator, October 2016

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Think that you’ve seen it all in Cancun? Think again. Though this glittering jewel of a resort town does seem to have everything a tourist could want – white sand beaches, palm trees, night clubs, and underwater activities, there’s a whole lot more going on just outside Cancun’s borders. If you’ve never been beyond the reaches of Cancun, now’s a good time to start.

Chichen Itza  – Cancun is situated right on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and so makes a great jumping-off point to explore some ancient Maya Ruins. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, exploring Chichen Itza on a day trip tour is a gem of an experience. See the majesty and mystery of this ancient place at your own speed. The most important ecological zone of the peninsula, visiting this site you’ll discover the ancient capital of the once great Mayan empire.

Playa del Carmen – priding itself on its artist’s colony and sleepy fishing village roots, Playa del Carmen is a great spot to see if Cancun seems like a bit too much. The Quinta Avenida is the center of this small town, and it’s here that you’ll find boutique shopping, bed and breakfasts, and some nice restaurants. Check out the freshwater cenote if you’re into diving, otherwise just laze by the beach and get some much needed R&R.

Cozumel is a little island off the coast, world renowned for being a little sleepy spot in the Caribbean and known for its excellent fishing and underwater diving. If the hustle and bustle of Cancun has got you fed up, head to Cozumel.

The Xcaret Parks are for the environmental lover in you. Spend the day in paradise snorkeling some of the best bays in all of Mexico, see live fire dancing ceremonies, or kayak the mangroves. The Xcaret Parks are less than an hour’s drive from Cancun, and some of the best fun around.

Contributed by Hudson Hornick

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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun, Cancun, null
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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1207 Reviews

Spectacular Chichen Itza holds both mystery and magic and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the most important archaeological zone and ancient ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.99
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Cancun Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Chichen Itza, Cancun, Day Trips
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Cancun Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Chichen Itza

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Indulge in some of the greatest attractions on offer in the Yucatan with this Cancun combo! Select two out of four amazing options – Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor or ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.99
Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archeologist, Cancun, Day Trips
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archeologist

4.5 star rating: Recommended 219 Reviews

Tour Tulum, one of the most famous Mayan sites, with a private archaeologist — a Viator exclusive available nowhere else! Arrive in the early morning and miss ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.99
Cancun Super Saver: Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza plus Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an ... 
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Cancun Super Saver: Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza plus Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archaeologist Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Experience the Maya sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum in the morning hours, before the majority of the crowds arrive. With this Super Saver, you can combine two ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $83.99
$178.99 Save $95.00
Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun, Cancun, Day Trips
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Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Attention water lovers: Paradise awaits at Xel-Há, a natural aquarium located along the Riviera Maya. Angelfish, iguanas and other wildlife complete your ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.99
Viator VIP: Chichen Itza Tour and Light and Sound Show Including Lunch and Luxury Transport, ... 
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Viator VIP: Chichen Itza Tour and Light and Sound Show Including Lunch and Luxury Transport

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

See the best of Chichen Itza by day and night on this Viator VIP tour available nowhere else. Sail past the hordes waiting to enter the UNESCO World Heritage ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.99
Coba Tulum and Cenote Tankach-Ha with Lunch, Cancun, Viator VIP Tours
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Coba Tulum and Cenote Tankach-Ha with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Seize a full day by visiting the three most know places: Tulum and Coba Ruins, the Cenote Tankach-Ha and enjoy a Lunch Buffet. Visit these two unique ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch, Cancun, Day Trips
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Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Valladolid with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit Chichen Itza, Valladolid and cenote Ik-Kil in one day tour with lunch included.

Location: Cancún, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Viator Exclusive: Coba Ruins Early Access Tour with an Archaeologist and Cenote Swim from Cancun, ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Coba Ruins Early Access Tour with an Archaeologist and Cenote Swim from Cancun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Discover the ancient city of Coba, without the crush of crowds, on this early morning tour with an archaeologist guide — a Viator Exclusive that can't be ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.99
Xplor Adventure Park from Cancun, Cancun, Day Trips
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Xplor Adventure Park from Cancun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

Indulge your love for adventure at Xplor Adventure Park, located less than an hour from Cancun. Soar through the treetops on the highest ziplines in the ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.99

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