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Playa del Carmen’s scenic Caribbean coastline and archaeological wonders draw travelers in search of a truly Mexican experience, and it’s a strategic starting point for exploring the Riviera Maya and the rest of the Yucatán Peninsula. Here are your options for Playa del Carmen day tours. 

Chichen Itza — 177 miles (285 km) west of Playa del Carmen
Once one of the largest and most diverse Maya cities in Central America, Chichen Itza ranks among Mexico’s most popular sites. More than 1 million tourists venture to these historic ruins every year to wander the ancient pyramids and explore the crumbling temples.

Tulum — 40 miles (65 km) southwest
The Maya walled city of Tulum is stationed on a rocky cliff along the Riviera Maya and was once a major Caribbean port. Today, the remarkably preserved ruins offer dramatic ocean views and include highlights such as the Temple of the Frescoes, which was once used to track the movements of the sun.

Xel-Ha — 30 miles (48 km) southwest
Just south of Playa del Carmen, the coastal resort of Xel-Ha Park is the place to go for outdoor activities. After swimming and snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea, head out on a scuba diving excursion, take a hike in the jungle, or enjoy mountain biking along the coast.

Xplor — 6 miles (9.5 km) southwest
Just outside of Playa del Carmen, the Xplor adventure park is a unique open-air theme park where travelers can fly through spectacular natural scenery on mile-high ziplines, cruise along underground rivers, or drive an amphibious vehicle through a jungle swamp.

Coba Ruins — 68 miles (109 km) west
Another one of the Yucatan’s remarkable archaeological sites, the Coba Ruins date back to around 100 BC. The star attraction is a massive ancient pyramid and visitors can climb the 130 steps to the top for an epic view of the surrounding countryside.

Ek Balam — 97 miles (156 km) west
The Maya city of Ek Balam is one of the peninsula’s lesser-visited ruins, hidden in the heart of the jungle. Full-day tours from Playa del Carmen are often combined with a visit to the Tulum ruins, the flamingo-filled lake of Rio Lagartos, and the Gulf Coast.
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All-Inclusive Chichen Itza, Valladolid with Cenote Swim & Mexican BuffetDay Trips

All-Inclusive Chichen Itza, Valladolid with Cenote Swim & Mexican Buffet

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Journey to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on this full-day excursion that includes easy hotel pickup and drop-off. Along with seeing El Castillo and learning how this pre-Columbian city played an important role in the Mayan civilization, visit the colonial town of Valladolid, stop at a cenote for a quick swim, and enjoy a buffet lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Priority Access: Tour Cenotes Mayas from Cancún and Riviera MayaDay Trips

Priority Access: Tour Cenotes Mayas from Cancún and Riviera Maya

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Explore the Yucatan jungle's flooded sinkholes, or cenotes, during this full-day guided eco-adventure. Paddle through the underground caverns on kayaks, snorkel in the subterranean aquatic habitats and float on the azure water on inner tubes. Listen as your guide recounts Mayan folktales about mythical guardians that protect these sacred water sources. This small-group tour, limited to 19 people, includes snacks, a gourmet picnic lunch, and round-trip hotel transportation.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Exclusive: Early Access Tour to Chichen Itza From Cancun & Riviera MayaDay Trips

Exclusive: Early Access Tour to Chichen Itza From Cancun & Riviera Maya

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Discover the ruins at Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist guide on this all-day Viator exclusive tour. Skip the lines and the crowds with early morning access and view parts of the ruins that most traditional tours don't visit.  Learn about Mexico's past through your guide's insightful commentary about this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. A boxed lunch is also included for your convenience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and CavesDay Trips

3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

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Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an combination tour that features some of the best of Yucatan in a single day. Snorkel through the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, visit the Tulum archeological site, and swim in a cenote, then explore a limestone cave and take a jungle walk. This tour includes entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and door-to-door transport from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Shark Encounter Full-Day all inclusive Tour from Riviera MayaDay Trips

Whale Shark Encounter Full-Day all inclusive Tour from Riviera Maya

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Glide alongside whale sharks and then soak up the sun on Isla Mujeres on this guided day trip from Cancun. A speedboat takes you to a prime viewing location, where you slip on snorkel gear and hop into the water. Marvel at the gentle giants floating by. Then, relax on the white-sand shores of Isla Mujeres’ Playa Norte (North Beach). Lunch and hotel transport from Cancun and Playa del Carmen included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Magical Holbox Tour from Playa del Carmen and Riviera MayaDay Trips

Magical Holbox Tour from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

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The Tour * Magic Holbox * Includes: Pick up shared from your hotel in Playa del Carmen, Round Transportation in Mini Van with Air Conditioning, Lunch Box with fruit, Cookies, Coca Cola and Natural Water. Professional Guide ‍✈️ Upon arriving at the beautiful port of Chiquila we will board our private boats ⛵️to navigate the wonders of this nature reserve Visit to the Bird Sanctuary on Passion Island and Swim in the natural pool "Las Nubes" ⛅️, Welcome shot at the Alma Bar, Golf cart transfers, Full meal facing the sea, Visit the colorful fishing village ⚓️. The # 1 tour to Holbox Island!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Priority Access: Xcaret Park Day Trip with Transportation and LunchDay Trips

Priority Access: Xcaret Park Day Trip with Transportation and Lunch

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Escape for the day to Xcaret, Mexico's ecological and archeology park located in Riviera Maya. On this full-day trip from Cancun to Xcaret, swim in a lagoon, snorkel in the clear aqua waters of the Caribbean, and discover a network of subterranean rivers. Watch for monkeys, birdlife, and butterflies as you stroll through the jungle at Xcaret and take tours of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites. After the sun sets, enjoy folkloric entertainment that highlights the ancient Mayan culture around Cancun, Mexico. This Xcaret outing includes pickup and drop-off at most hotels in Cancun.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Beach Escape: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres with Snorkeling, Breakfast and LunchDay Trips

Beach Escape: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres with Snorkeling, Breakfast and Lunch

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Discover both Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on this day trip departing from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Enjoy snorkeling in a coral reef location, watch the birds in a nature sanctuary, and work on that tan on the beach. At Isla Mujeres, explore the shops and the beach at your own pace. Breakfast, lunch, and hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Coloradas Pink Lagoon Adventure from Playa del Carmen and Riviera MayaDay Trips

Coloradas Pink Lagoon Adventure from Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

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The tour * Magical Coloradas * Includes: Shared pick up from your hotel in Playa del Carmen and Cancun Round transportation in mini van with Air Conditioning Box lunch of Fruit, Biscuit, Coca Cola and Water. Professional Guide ‍✈️ Visit to the Pink Lagoon Admire the largest group of flamingos in Yucatan Boat Trip in Rio Lagartos ⛵️ Visit to the Crocodile Sanctuary (depending on the weather) Includes delicious buffet food. Does not include: Drinks in the Restaurant Note: Customers can bring drinks and food on board
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Guided Sian Ka'an Biosphere SafariDay Trips

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Full-Day Guided Sian Ka'an Biosphere Safari

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Go way off the beaten path on a full-day adventure into Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with mangroves, coral reefs, and thriving marine wildlife. You'll hop into a truck for the bumpy ride through the reserve, then continue by boat on a marine safari, watching for crocodiles, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and more. Get a closer look by snorkeling the Sian Ka'an reef, and follow the road all the way until it ends in the far-flung fishing village of Punta Allen.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch IncludedDay Trips

Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included

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This small-group tour combines two impressive archeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula: Coba and Tulum. Let a guide accompany you around the ruins and explain their significance. This day trip from Playa del Carmen includes hotel transport, beverages and a buffet lunch, plus a swim in Cho Ha Cenote.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day TourDay Trips

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Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour

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History, nature and adventure, visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and snorkel with sea turtles and marine life in the Riviera Maya! This express Riviera Maya tour brings you to the magnificent Mayan ruins of Tulum with an expert guide to explore ancient history. This walled city atop a cliff overlooking the sea is a beautiful place to learn all about the fascinating Maya civilization. After walking in the steps of the ancients, it’s time to immerse yourself in the Mexican Caribbean Sea for an out of this world snorkel experience. Dive in to the famous Akumal Bay where you will snorkel with sea turtles and tropical marine life! This tour includes a bilingual guide and all the essential equipment you need.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with TransportationDay Trips

Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation

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Explore Xel-Ha Park, the Riviera Maya's stunning natural aquarium, on this all-day trip from Cancun. Relax on Xel Ha's hidden beach, swim in cenotes and lagoons, go snorkeling, and spelunk in caves. Watch out for wildlife like angelfish and iguanas. Xel-Ha is all-inclusive, so enjoy Mayan cuisine, seafood and burgers with your admission. This tour is family-friendly and includes round-trip transportation to Xel-Ha from Cancun.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick up and Drop OffDay Trips

Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick up and Drop Off

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Satisfy an appetite for adventure on a full-day tour of the exhilarating Xplor Adventure Park from Cancun. Splash into the cool water of subterranean rivers; paddle through atmospheric caves filled with stalactites; glide over the jungle canopy on a high-velocity zip line; and drive an amphibious vehicle on exciting off-road trails. Feast upon an all-you-can-eat buffet of flavorsome and fulfilling dishes while sipping refreshing beverages from an open bar. On this all-inclusive tour, hotel transport, entrance fees and lunch are all completely covered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Priority Access: Cenotes Oasis Maya, Xenotes by Xcaret from Playa del CarmenDay Trips

Priority Access: Cenotes Oasis Maya, Xenotes by Xcaret from Playa del Carmen

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Plunge into four shimmering cenotes nestled in the Yucatan jungle on a full-day cenote adventure from Playa del Carmen. Snorkel in, zip line over, kayak around and rappel down to these incredible natural formations on an action-packed adventure amid the spectacular scenery of the Mexican rainforest. Gain insight into the physical attributes and ancient formation of these stunning sinkholes with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Feast upon cookies, chocolate and a delicious picnic lunch during day, which also includes round-trip transportation from your Playa del Carmen hotel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Four for One: Tour Tulum, Coba, Cenote Swim, and Playa del Carmen Day TourDay Trips

Four for One: Tour Tulum, Coba, Cenote Swim, and Playa del Carmen Day Tour

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Explore the ruins of Tulum and Coba Quintana Roo, two of the most important pre-Hispanic cities in Mexico, This combo tour includes swimming in an underground cenote and visiting the 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen as well. In addition, you will live an interesting Mayan Chocolate Experience in which you will know the importance of cocoa beans for this civilization. On our tour to Tulum and Cobá you will have enough time at the archaeological sites to take excellent photos. You will enjoy a delicious meal in a regional restaurant, you will swim in a nice underground cenote and then we will go to the 5th. Avenida in Playa del Carmen, where you will have free time to visit its boutiques, shops and craft stalls. Amazing!!!
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shared Tour To Las Coloradas And Rio Lagartos From Cancun And Riviera MayaDay Trips

Shared Tour To Las Coloradas And Rio Lagartos From Cancun And Riviera Maya

Leave Mexican traffic to the experts and relax on this door-to-door tour of Yucatan’s natural wonders. Visit a historic church in Tizimin city; learn about the salt harvest as you capture spectacular shots of the pink lakes, Las Coloradas; ride a boat through the mangroves of Rio Lagartos; enjoy a natural spa on the beach; and visit a crocodile farm. Along the way, savor a delicious lunch.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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ATV Tour with Cenote swim, Ziplines, Transportation and Lunch IncludedDay Trips

ATV Tour with Cenote swim, Ziplines, Transportation and Lunch Included

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Perfect for active travelers, this all-day guided tour includes an ATV ride, cenote swim, and ziplining. First, head out on an ATV (single and double passenger options are available) to an underground cenote for a swim. Then swing through the jungle on a zipline course. The tour ends with lunch at a Mayan restaurant.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera MayaDay Trips

Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya

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Río Secreto is the new ecological inspiration of our region. It has recently been designated as one of Mexico’s most distinct and alluring nature reserves, and this unique destination is quickly becoming the pride of all Mexicans. Visitors often feel transformed by their journey deep inside Río Secreto. It’s a rare and exotic opportunity to admire the unequaled beauty of our beloved Mexico and Mother Earth
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun or Riviera MayaDay Cruises

Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya

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Sail to Isla Mujeres for a fun-filled beach day on this all-inclusive tour from Cancun. With the professional-grade National Geographic–certified snorkel gear provided, you’ll explore the transparent waters at two great locations. When you’re hungry, a tasty Maya-style buffet lunch and an open bar await at a beach club to satisfy your appetites. Enjoy free time to pick up gifts and souvenirs downtown, and check out the back canals of Isla Mujeres, referred to as the Venice of Cancun. Hotel transport included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen Day Trips

Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

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Submerge yourself in the refreshing waters of Xel-Há and snorkel in a crystal clear lagoon during an all-inclusive full-day trip from Playa del Carmen. Explore the iridescent waters of a natural inlet for diverse marine life; discover secret caves and secluded beaches; and float down a river in a tube for a truly relaxing ride.  When huger strikes, feast upon delicious local specialities at authentic Mayan restaurants, sampling fresh seafood and traditional Mexican fare. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Playa del Carmen hotel is included in the tour.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip: Tulum Ruins and Swimming with Turtles in AkumalDay Trips

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Day Trip: Tulum Ruins and Swimming with Turtles in Akumal

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For a full-day adventure capturing the culture, history, and natural beauty of the Yucatán Peninsula, don't miss this busy guided tour from Playa del Carmen. You can enjoy ocean views from the famed Mayan ruins at Tulum, snorkel in the azure waters, and maybe even spot a few sea turtles at Akumal along the coral reef. With all equipment, entry fees, and round-trip transfer included, this tour is a near-perfect way to enjoy the best of this tropical destination.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Coba, Tulum, Hilarios Cave and Playa Paraiso TourDay Trips

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Coba, Tulum, Hilarios Cave and Playa Paraiso Tour

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Discover two significant archaeological sites with this guided tour of Tulum and Coba. Walk past restored ruins at the former Maya trading post then scale Nohoch Mul at Coba, the Yucatán Peninsula’s tallest pyramid. Your full-day tour departs from Playa del Carmen hotels and includes a cenote swim and free time at the Caribbean beach of Playa Paraíso. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dune Buggy Adventure in Cozumel with Ferry Ride from Playa del CarmenDay Trips

Dune Buggy Adventure in Cozumel with Ferry Ride from Playa del Carmen

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Discover the tropical allure of Cozumel on a half-day trip from Playa del Carmen. Drive a buggy to the lush flora and fauna of the island, stopping intermittently to enjoy activities and famous monuments. Snorkel in the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea; marvel at the Mayan ruin of El Caracol; visit a local tequila museum; and get acquainted with native wildlife in the Punta Sur Eco Park. Lunch and round-trip ferry transportation from Playa del Carmen are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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