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Cancun Shopping and City Tour Including El Meco Mayan Ruins
Getting to know the area
, Oct 2019
Jesus and Armand, were our tour guides for our Cancun tour. Pick up and drop off was on time. Both gentlemen were knowledgeable of the areas we had the opportunity to visit. To be specific, Jesus was knowledgeable of Cancun and El Meco, while Armand was extremely comfortable talking about the Mayans.
The trip was nice, however my husband and I do feel like the price was over priced for an excursion that did not include a meal or a drink.
Shopping time (because hey, that’s why most of us would book this excursion) needed to be a little longer. Cutting El Meco stop and the tequila store/explanation down to 15 minutes each and more time to shop around, especially because the market we went to was so big, 1 hour was not enough for me (my husband on the other hand was glad it was just an hour,lol)
Tony our tour guide was very accommodating and cordial. When we were ready to leave a location, he was very flexible. One of the tourist felt ill due to the heat and he quickly had her dropped off at her hotel. Very thoughtful. He has great knowledge of the area and culture. Keep him and give him a raise.
Pair Mayan-ruins sightseeing with shopping on this combo tour from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Discover the archaeological site of El Meco, and learn about its historical role in trade. Move on to an artisanal craft market, Celso at Market 28, in the heart of Cancun. Visit Cancun landmarks and highlights, including the Tequila Museum. Snap frame-worthy photos of Cancun’s coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines. Entrance fees, tequila tasting, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Board a brightly painted barge called a 'trajinera' for a 3-hour night cruise at Xoximilco Cancun. Set off through a canal made to resemble the ancient waterways of UNESCO-listed Xoximilco. Revel in the Mexican fiesta on board as you sample snacks, drink tequila and beer, and listen to live mariachi music amid the shimmering lights. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
Our family of 4 (two kids age 9 and 12) enjoyed our excursion to Tulum and Cenote Dos Ojos where we went snorkeling. Our guide Victor Manuel was friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the ruins. Our driver (I think his name was Juan Carlos) picked us up promptly at 7 am as directed and we returned back to Cancun around 5 pm. We highly recommend taking the tour for a nice mix of history and swimming in a ceynote.
I had such a great time this week with this tour! The hotel pickup service was prompt and we had such an awesome group. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about literally everything! I learned about the Ruins, the best souvenir market in Cancun, stories about the cenotes, new music artists...everything! The view over the cliff of the Tulum Ruins was absolutely breathtaking. But the best part was visiting the Dos Ojos cenote. Careful with ordering the food though at the cenote- it took so long for our food to arrive that it ate into our swimming time. Would be best to grab something on the way out. Great value, I highly recommend!
Quite a good experience, only thing being that bus was late in picking me up
, Feb 2020
I'm giving this 4.5 stars. The only reason why I'm not giving it quite 5 stars is because the bus picking me up at my hotel was 15-20 minutes late. Otherwise, such a terrific trip, and with the number of fellow visitors (15+) that made it pretty intimate!
Visit two of the biggest draws in the Yucatan on this tour to the Tulum Archaeological Site and Dos Ojos cenote from Cancun. Not only do you get a guided tour of the massive archaeological site—a lot to cover on your own—but you get to make the most of your time in the area by visiting the beautiful cenote. You can swim there, too, if you pay a fee upon arrival.
We really enjoyed the Tulum tour. Our driver and guide showed up on time to pick us up in a comfortable, air conditioned van, and we only had to stop twice to pick up other tour members. The guide discussed Mayan culture and history on the way to the site. Once we arrived, the guide clearly outlined the tour timing and schedule and where we would meet up after our free time. The commentary, historical background, and other details about Tulum that the guide provided during the tour were interesting and informative. After the two hour guided tour, we had approximately an hour and twenty minutes to explore the site, swim or eat lunch or shop for souvenirs. We left on time and arrived back at Playa del Carmen around 2:00. I would highly recommend this half-day tour, it was the perfect amount of time to experience Tulum.
Really beautiful time exploring Tulum. Everything went as planned. Punctual and professional pickup. Pepe our tour guide was so extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Tulum. Would recommend. Was back at my hotel by 3pm. Wonderful way to divide a vacay day nearly down the middle.
Visit the Maya city of Tulum on a 6-hour tour from Playa del Carmen, and explore temples, pyramids, and history at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. See the site on a two-hour guided tour, then enjoy an hour to explore on your own, snap photos, or visit the Tulum beach. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Playa del Carmen hotels, as well as entrance fees at the Tulum Archeological Site.
Save hours of waiting in line at one of the New7Wonders of the World with skip-the-line entry to Chichen Itza. Booking your admission ticket in advance allows you to arrive at the Mayan ruins at any time of day and still beat the crowds. Explore at your own pace without the rush of guided tours and admire highlights such as the Temple of Warriors and the Ball Court.
Eat the best Cancun Street food trying a top selection of 5 local street food dishes, each one in a different place, including the Cancun Local Market.
With this skip-the-line tour, you'll spend a day exploring our personal Cancun secret street food spots. You'll avoid the long lines and hassle of ordering your meal onsite, which gives you more time to enjoy.
Taste dishes of recipes full of tradition, that have passed from generation to generation in Mexican street gastronomy
Our local English-speaking guide will explain to you every detail related to the food, drinks & story behind each Cancun street joint.
Naturally flavored water, freshly squeezed juice and soft drinks are included. Also, sides such as guacamole, beans, pico de gallo, and a variety of salsas are offered (don’t worry, we’ll warn you if it’s spicy!).
let me just start off by saying that the tour guides Greg, pepe and raoul are lovely. absolute salt of the earth kind of people. I didnt have any cash so was not able to tip so I'm sorry for that.
Now for my review, pick up was at 7a, I was the first, we drove around for 90mins picking up other people and pair that with the traffic, my first 3 hours were spent on the bus so I did not care for that. We had about 2 hours at the ruins. Greg gave us a wealth of info in about 20 min and then we were on our own. I would have much preferred a guided tour headset as it would have been more thorough and in depth. I alked around the place by myself but wasnt even sure what I was looking at.
i dont feel there is much I could tell you about the Mayan people. The trip back was also over 2 hours. So an 8 hour day with no food or snacks provided. I give this trip a meh.
We really liked this tour. Pepe (our guide) was very knowledgeable. Pickup times were efficient and on time. Also, we had been touring all week and were kind of tired (!), so this half-day tour was just the right amount. There is an hour and 15 minutes with Pepe (guided tour with lots of info), then an extra 2 hours of free time (plenty), time for lunch and shopping for local crafts, etc. We were picked up at 7:40 in Playa del Carmen and were back to our hotel by 2:00 pm! Tulum is absolutely gorgeous and is a "must see" for anyone in the area.!
Discover the restored archaeological ruins of Tulum, an ancient Mayan trading port perched above a white-sand beach on the Caribbean coast. Visit this popular city on the Yucatán Peninsula and tour the grounds with your informative guide. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach is included from Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Cancun Shopping Experience Including Tequila Museum Visit
Great trip, BEST tour guide!
, Nov 2019
This was a wonderful trip on it's own, but our tour guide Arturo (and driver Gabriel) made it an extremely memorable one. This was a large tour, about 50 or so people and only 4 of us spoke English (the rest were Colombians) but that didn't leave us at a disadvantage. Arturo was friendly, kind and took really good care of us, he kept checking on us and making good natured jokes and was very interested in making sure we had a great time. First we stopped at the Cancun sign on the beach, Arturo took everyone's photos for us. The next stop was to buy souvenirs in Mercado 28, the tour group was so big though that we spend a majority of our time in a line waiting to cash our purchases. On our way to the next stop, a chocolate store, Arturo gave us some info about Cancun, Mexican culture and traditions (Dia de los Muertos etc) This was very interesting. Finally we went to the tequila hacienda where we were shown briefly how tequila is made, the different types and there were several available to purchase, we had some time so went to another part of the shopping centre coined "Luxury Avenue" which was...WOW. There were a bunch of high end stores here (Hermes and Cartier were the standouts) my friend and I just looked around and made our small purchases and rejoined the group at the Tequila store. The excursion was fun, but Arturo made the trip! If you get him as a guide, consider yourself lucky!
Swap the Cancun beaches for a day at the shops with this half-day shopping experience. Introducing you to the chic stores of Luxury Avenue and Kukulcan Plaza plus the local artisans of Flamingo Mall, the experience includes plenty free time for you to snap up souvenirs and clothes. Afterward, you'll visit the Tequila Museum where you can sample Mexico's beloved drink. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included, and transport is by air-conditioned vehicle.
This day trip from Cancun and the Riviera Maya includes a guided tour of the Tulum archaeological site plus a cenote swim. You'll wander around some of the most popular Maya ruins on the Yucatán Peninsula and soak up views of the Caribbean Sea. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
One thing I will note is that I bought tickets under the assumption that I had purchased transportation as well but after looking again I realized the tickets were admission only, they did not say "admission + transportation". I made a short call to Viator and spoke with a representative who quickly corrected my mistake and we were set to go! Pickup/drop off was a breeze, the do's and dont's were clearly communicated, lunch was good and our guide Gustavo was fantastic! My favorite part was when the group got to float in total darkness listening to the bats flying over head.
Explore the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve outside of Cancun on this full-day excursion, where you swim and wade in one of the most spectacular underground caves in Mexico. See the famous crystal caves on a tour that showcases the spectacular natural wonders of the Yucatán. Choose round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel, or meet your guide at Rio Secreto directly.
Angel,our guide was wonderful and I will never forget the experience of seeing you he ceiling light up . Just one negative was the selling of the photos during the trip. But otherwise I won’t not miss this for the world!
Embark on the ultimate eco-tourism experience: a visit to Río Secreto Nature Reserve, an incredible semi-sunken cave system located just a few miles from Playa del Carmen. Don a wetsuit, helmet and headlamp to explore this underground river's vast wonders, marveling at its impressive rock formations and splashing through the waters of its limestone tunnels as your guide identifies unique vegetation and tiny creatures along the way. Back on solid ground, savor a traditional Maya lunch and relax in the jungle before returning to your hotel.
This excursion was better than we could have expected and perfect for a family with college age kids. Santiago, Carlos, Hugo and Ivan were the best and catered to us from the moment we arrive at the Marina. The day of our excursion the sun was out and the water was clear as could be, unfortunately the winds were too high making it too dangerous to snorkel but the staff made a great experience of it all as we sailed to Isla Mujeres with great music, drinks and snack. As we approach Isla Mujeres the staff came by to speak with us about a taxi excursion that would take you to all the big stops (turtle farm, shark petting, southern most point & more) on the island for ~$40 per car (which only fit 4 people).
Don't forget, when you arrive at the Marina for check-in you have to pay a docking and ocean national park fee!
Get door to door service and a chance to snorkel in the Mexican Caribbean during this 4.5-hour boat excursion from Cancun. Relax on board the comfortable boat and enjoy included refreshments, then go ashore in Isla Mujeres to check it out. Pickup and drop-off from Cancun hotels is included.
This was hands down one of the best adventures we have done on our many trips. Chris, our guide, did a great job guiding a fun ride. The midway stop at an incredible cenote was perfect. Crystal clear water, "fresh" temperature, wonderful experience.
Got to drive a side by side in a downpour got so muddy. Rain hitting your face going through big puddles Seeing a hudge grasshopper and trantula Chris was amazing. Cenote Beautiful Good choice Super fun husband says I'm a crazy driver...I say "we have got to get one of these" funtimes...reccomend!
Journey deep into the Riviera Maya on this guided jungle buggy tour from Playa del Carmen. Steer a 4x4 buggy for about 18 miles and admire the lush forest scenery during this thrilling drive. Make a stop at a ranch for a refreshing swim and snorkel at a cenote. Hotel transport included.
This ATV/Zipline adventure was fun for all. Whether you are looking for just a little adventure or all-out excitement, this adventure has what you need. After ziplining through the trees (upside down if you'd like), you'll go on an ATV adventure through the rough. Then it's off for some more excitement ziplining or jumping off a cliff into the Cenote, or just walking in and relaxing in the cool water. The fantastic guides are there to keep you safe, but also to make sure you have fun.
Combine a jungle zipline course, off-road ATV experience, and a cenote swim on a small-group adventure tour from Cancun to Extreme Adventure Eco Park. Take on a fun, family-friendly challenge in a scenic destination, with round-trip hotel transfer, refreshments, and all activities included.
Swap the beaches and bars of Cancun for the day and explore the world under the sea. This tour takes you to a vibrant reef in the Caribbean Sea to discover an underwater museum (MUSA) filled with statues made by several Mexican artists from Mexico. Afterward, you'll head for another reef to explore a variety of marine life. Includes lunch in a private restaurant on Isla Mujeres.
Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Cenote Hubiku Tour from Playa del Carmen
Good Trip :)
, Feb 2020
Nice & new car
Friendly, nice and informativ guide
Breakfast: Cookies , juices & bananas + Every Break some small waterbottles
Tour: Chichen Itza, Cenote/lunch and ek balam
And very nice - all Sales Actions were Really Friendly and Not Disturbing and annoying -
Spend a day exploring ancient Maya cities and an underground pool on a full-day tour from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza, Cenote Hubiku, and Ek Balam. Visiting both Maya sites offers the chance to experience the most iconic ruins in the Yucatan, then tour a lesser-visited gem with vivid frescoes and a fascinating history. This tour includes pickup and drop-off in Playa del Carmen, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch, and it’s limited to 15 people for a personalized experience.
The Chichen Itza trip was long but fantastic. We were picked up from our hotel right on time, and from that moment on our guide, Carlos, made the day fun, informative and easy. Since our group was multilingual, he easily switched back and forth between English and Spanish, teaching us about Mayan culture and history. Diving and swimming in the cenotes was refreshing after walking through the ruins, and grabbing some photos and a quick dessert in Valladolid was a great way to end the day. The only thing I didn't love was the cooking demonstration and mini tour of the small town before lunch. By that point, we were pretty hot and hungry, and just getting inside for A/C and lunch would have been preferable. Overall, though, this was a great trip and well worth it.
First of all, we loved our guide, Jorge. He made the entire trip really fun. The way there, we learned a lot about Mayan culture and the temple and sites we were going to visit. I will say, though, the Mayan village we stopped at felt a little harassing, because they really really want you to buy stuff. But overall, it was pleasant. We also had an English guide for Chichen Itza itself that was nice.
Explore spectacular Chichen Itza on this full-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a swim in a nearby cenote before a certified guide leads you through the ancient capital of the Maya Empire, considered the most important archaeological zone of the Yucatán. Visit the ball court, El Castillo (the Castle), Pyramid of Kukulkan, and Temple of the Warriors. Then, indulge in a buffet lunch of regional dishes. Your Chichen Itza day trip includes round-trip hotel transport from Cancun.
Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote & Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour
Juan is the greatest
, Feb 2020
Our guide Juan was fantastic. He taught us so much about his Mayan culture. He was hilarious made us all laugh while at the same time teaching us about the areas we visited. I would take this tour 100 more times as long as he would be the guide. Best tour best time of our lives thank you
Norma was a lovely, lovely tour guide. We were able to book last minute and everything was so timely and efficient. The bus was comfortable, which is great because you spend a lot of time on it- it’s a LONG day so be prepared for that! We brought snacks which I was grateful for because lunch is not vegetarian friendly and not very good either. Other reviews talk about feeling pressured to make purchases and while there are vendors everywhere and always an opportunity to buy trinkets or food, just realize people are just trying to make a living and you can buy or not, it’s not a big deal. But overall it was an excellent day, Norma and Manuel were fabulous hosts and they deserve all of your tips at the end of the day.
The Yucatan Peninsula offers visitors a treasure trove of history, from the pre-Columbian archeological sites of the Maya civilization, to 16th century towns settled by the Spanish. Experience this history firsthand with a full-day tour from Cancun or the Riviera Maya. See the ancient Maya site Chichen Itza (admission not included) the pyramid of Kukulcan, and explore the architecture in Valladolid. After a busy day exploring, refresh yourself in the waters of the Ik Kil cenote, and enjoy a delicious buffet meal.
Don't miss on this one. The tour guide Jesus was extremely knowledgeable. Ancient ruins plus list to a Mayan community. Steep yourselves in ancient history; take a glimpse at the traditions of the indigenous community who keep the alive.
Discover the essence of the ancient Maya civilization on this full-day excursion to Coba and the Tulum ruins. This Cancun Super Saver takes you to explore Tulum's ruins with an expert guide, then jump into a rejuvenating underground cenote. Tour Coba, a once-thriving Maya village deep in the rain forest. Enjoy Yucatanean specialties at a buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel.
4x1 TULUM COBA CENOTE AND PLAYA DEL CARMEN FROM CANCUN
Great tour for people who want to see a lot in one day.
, Feb 2020
Was a great trip other than the stop at the jewelry shop and tequila shop that we stopped at. The jewelry shop was crazy expensive and they follow you around. The tequila shop they were super rude.
Other then those two spots we had a wonderful time. The cenote was our favourite spot to visit. Our guide saul was amazing and driver William was to.
The tour was really long, about 14 hours. It was hot, but lots of great sites to see.
Explore two Mayan ruins in one day, Tulum and Coba, swim in a cenote and visit to Playa del Carmen, the best of the Riviera Maya in one tour!
Two unique Mayan ruins sites in one Riviera Maya tour, explore the archaeological sites of Tulum and Coba with an expert guide. Tulum is a walled city overlooking the turquoise sea, explore the ancient structures and a spectacular view. The archaeological site of Coba is hidden deep in the jungle, bike to the Nohoch Mul pyramid and climb to the top!
This Riviera Maya tour also includes a swim in a sacred cenote, refresh body and mind in the crystalline waters for a magical natural experience. To conclude your Riviera Maya day trip, you’ll enjoy a stroll down 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen!
We loved every minute of our catamaran trip to the sandbar. While the logistic of getting picked up and transported to Puerto Morelos were a bit challenging, once we got there we went immediately to the boat and set sail for the sandbar. The drinks flowed and we had a great time chatting with the other guests. We anchored and spent about an hour swimming and enjoying the water. A box lunch followed and then we sailed back. What a relaxing afternoon. Highly recommended.
This was a great tour. The driver picked us up on time. We arrived at the marina, and check in was quick and easy. There were only 6 of us on the tour, plus the crew. We sailed to the sandbar and had a blast. All in all, it was great
My family thoroughly enjoyed this experience. What a wonderful way to end our vacation in Cancun. The crew was very attentive. Very relaxing to watch the coast line as we headed to the sandbar. Next time we will be sure to include this at least once during our stay.
Board a catamaran and cruise through the clear Caribbean waters of the Puerto Morelos lagoon. Enjoy a drink and take in beautiful views of the coast. Once you arrive at the secret sandbar, hop out for a swim in the warm water or try stand up paddle boarding. Have a delicious lunch and relax in the lounge areas before your return.
Playa del Carmen Great Shopping Tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya
More time on 5th Ave in Playa del Carmen
, Sep 2019
Nice tour. I would have preferred less time at Matis Jewelry store and Hacienda Jalisco to spend more time on 5th Ave in Playa del Carmen. Most of us only had time for shopping and didn't get to eat. We were required to return at a certain time a d had to wait on the sidewalk for about 40 minutes.
Catch a ride to the largest jewelry store in the Caribbean and receive a gift of a personalized steel pendant. Look for the perfect sparkly reminder of your trip and admire the handicrafts being created by the vendors. Depending on the tour, visit the Malecon las Americas in Cancun or the Hacienda Jalisco and the 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen.
Guided Mexican Food Tour & Spirits Tasting with transportation
A Great Way To Eat Like A Local In Cancun!
, Jan 2020
This was a great food tour. I highly recommend Cancun Food Tours! Our tour guide, Cayetano was super knowledgable about the local foods and traditions. Our driver was great too and was always there to pick us up when we were ready. Our first stop was a charming local place where they immediately brought us chips and house-made salsas and cucumbers with salt and lime and jicama with chili powder. Very yummy. Everyone got a margarita. Then we had a fresh ceviche tostada topped with fried crickets (just do it!). Followed by a shrimp empanada. On to the next hyper local place - you would never find this place on your own. They served traditional Yucatan Peninsula style food. We had a pork taco and an enchilada type dish that was filled with hard boiled eggs and covered with a sauce made from pumpkin seeds. We then went to a big festive Mexican style restaurant where they make the tortillas right there, mariachis play and they serve drink on the waiters head! There we had a unique taco where they put beans inside a corn tortilla within a layer that is created when they are grilled. Mexcal margarita's all around. We had two types of tacos there and grilled nopales cactus. Then ended the tour by visiting a local village square filled with food trucks/food vendors and had a treat also unique to the Yucatan Peninsula - a marguesita. it't like a crepe but has grated cheese, then sweets such as Nutella and fruit...interesting... A super fun three hours, great value, loved hearing about the regional foods. And was really impressed they were able to easily accommodate vegans and vegetarians on the tour.
Take a half-day food tour in Cancun to discover authentic local eateries and regional fare from across Mexico. Find out where the locals go as your guide takes you to four favorite eateries where you sample items such as tacos, street food, and gourmet dishes with origins in the Yucutan, Caribbean, and Central Mexico. You’ll also sample three Mexican spirits: tequila, mezcal, and xtabentun.
Taco Tour and Local Beer Tour w/transportation and Skip-the-line!
Is okay. I wouldn’t do it again
, Dec 2019
I expected more from this tour. It is very pricey for what if offers. 4 locations, only 1 out of those 4 you get more than 1 taco. No guac, lettuce, basically just the meat on the tacos. Also, only 1 beer and the cheapest. I asked the tour guide if dessert was included and he said no. Then, on our last stop he said if we wanted desert we would have to walk for about 5 minutes, which we all did. When we got to the dessert place it was a local park very crowded and the desserts were churros or some other flour thing with cheese inside. Meanwhile, the last restaurant we went had plenty of desserts, from cake to ice cream or flan. It was overpriced. I should have spent the money at Tulum or Coba Mayan Ruins.
Taste your way through Cancun’s best tacos with this guided culinary adventure. After convenient hotel pickup, enjoy skip-the-line access with a local insider and savor a variety of delicious tacos—Mexico City and Yucatecan style, “al pastor” and “surtido.” Sip a cold one with your meal—four are included in the tour price—gobble up a complimentary churro, and take in the lovely sounds of an authentic Mariachi band.