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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmen with Archaeologist

Escape multitudes of tourists on a tranquil full-day tour of Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmel. Experience one of the world’s wonders without the noise and hassle of crowds on this early access Viator Exclusive tour. Follow a certified archeological guide on an ancient adventure to sacred cenotes, colossal pyramids and a vast ball court. Visualize the prosperous Mayan empire as you gain insight into one of the ancient world’s most powerful civilizations with captivating commentary from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$70.00 USD

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

Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an 8-hour 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$109.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$109.00 USD

Chichen Itza, Ik Kil Cenote and Coba from Playa del Carmen

Visit two ancient Maya cities and a beautiful cenote on a full-day trip from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza, Ik Kil cenote, and Coba. You’ll learn about the dramatic history and symbolic architecture of Chichen Itza, swim in an underground river, and climb to the top of the tallest Maya pyramid in the Yucatan. This 12-hour includes breakfast, lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from your Playa del Carmen hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$110.00 USD

Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entrance

Explore Chichen Itza with a small group, entering through the Mayaland Resort to skip the long entry lines. On this full-day excursion, follow an expert guide through the Pyramid of Kukulcán and the rest of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for 2 hours. Enjoy a buffet lunch of regional and international dishes. Spend the rest of the day at the resort hotel swimming or strolling through the botanical gardens. Plus, you can relax at Viator's exclusive on-site hospitality suite.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$89.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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$89.00 USD

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Cenote Hubiku Tour from Playa del Carmen

Spend a day exploring ancient Maya cities and an underground pool on a 12-hour 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 12-hour 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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$110.00 USD

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

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$89.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$89.00 USD

Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Coba Ruins Day Trip

This full-day tour from Playa del Carmen takes you to three of the most popular sites on the Yucatan Peninsula: Chichen Itza, Coba, and the Ik Kil cenote. Stroll through the archaeological site of Chichen Itza and learn about its landmark ruins, including the Kukulcan Pyramid and the observatory. Your Maya history immersion continues at Coba, an archaeological site located in the jungle. Go for a refreshing swim in a deep cenote, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Hotel transport by air-conditioned minivan included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$115.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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$115.00 USD

From Playa del Carmen: Day Trip to Chichen Itza with Cenote Swim and Lunch

Escape the crowds of Playa del Carmen to explore Mexico’s ancient history on a full-day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza and a secluded freshwater cenote. Going with a guide is recommended, as the Mayan ruins are often unmarked and need explanation. Recharge after lunch at a natural sinkhole (cenote) in the jungle, an experience that visitors to the Yucatan often miss.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Xcaret Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Xcaret Natural Park on a captivating full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. Naturalists and history enthusiasts are sure to adore the fascinating fauna and historical ruins of this enthralling eco-archeological site. Swim in the crystal clear waters of a lagoon; discover the birds, butterflies and beasts of the wild at an underground river; visit ancient archeological sites; then watch the sky burst into explosive color during an extravagant show. Return transportation from your Playa del Carmen hotel is included for your convenience.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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$119.99 USD
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Coba, Tulum, and Cenote Tour from Playa del Carmen

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 Muul 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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Jungle Tour plus Tulum, Coba, and Cenotes Day Trip

Ticking off Yucatan’s many highlights can be tricky on limited time. Make the most of your visit with a combination package that includes a speedboat excursion on Nichupté lagoon, as well as a tour of Mayan ruins at Tulum and Coba. Benefit from regional insights provided by guides on both trips, and enjoy a range of experiences sure to please thrill-seekers and history buffs alike.
  • Duration: 15 to 16 hours
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$99.00 USD
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  • Duration: 15 to 16 hours
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Cancun Super Saver: Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza plus Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archaeologist Guide

Combine two top tours at one discounted price over two days with a Cancun Super Saver. This Viator Exclusive provides early access to Chichen Itza and Tulum, two of Mexico’s most popular Maya landmarks, before most of the crowds arrive. An archaeologist guide will lead you around each site in the morning, providing fascinating facts about ancient civilizations as you check out ruins like Chichen Itza’s El Castillo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire Tulum’s stunning setting on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Lunch is included on both tours.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$69.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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$69.00 USD

Xenotes Oasis Maya: Cenotes Adventure from Playa del Carmen

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$107.99 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Chichen Itza Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

Immerse yourself in the atmospheric splendor of Chichen Itza on a fascinating full-day tour from Playa del Carmen. Discover the secrets of the ancient capital of Mayan civilization as an informative guide provides captivating commentary on your comprehensive tour of the site. Gaze upwards at the colossal Kukulcan Pyramid; experience the mysterious acoustics of the ball court; and learn about the ceremonial significance of a nearby sinkhole. Before arriving at the ruins, refresh in the crystal clear waters of a submerged cenote for an adventurous addition to your experience. Conclude your day with a fulfilling buffet lunch before heading back to your Playa del Carmen hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$64.50 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Coba Sunset Tour with Mayan Villages or Ziplining Plus Show and Dinner

This trip to Coba comes with a buffet dinner and your choice between two activities: a visit to Maya villages with a traditional ceramics class, or ziplining over the Coba Lagoon with a cenote swim. Before sunset, explore the archaeological site of Coba by bicycle on a 2-hour guided tour and climb Nohoch Mul, one of the region's tallest pyramids. Your dinner entertainment includes a live show of music, dance, theater, and a traditional Maya ball game. Bonus: Round-trip transport from Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$129.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$129.00 USD

Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$119.99 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Open the Gate to Chichen Itza: Early-Access Tour with Private Entrance

Open the Gate to Chichen Itza and be one of its first visitors of the day on this full-day tour from Cancun. An archaeologist guide escorts your group through a private entrance and takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s most notable landmarks, including the Kukulcan Temple, Ball Game Court, and Temple of the Warriors. Meet a Maya priest, visit the Mayan Planetarium, and dig into a sumptuous buffet lunch. Luxury van transport and access to Viator's hospitality suite are included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Chichen Itza Tour with Welcome Suite Access

Experience Chichen Itza in luxury with this deluxe tour that includes access to the hospitality suite and a private guide. Choose your time of departure and relax in the comfort of your own private transport. Make your way in a Mercedes Benz vehicle to one of the area's top attractions, where you'll stop at the Mayaland Resort and welcome suite as part of the tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$369.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Viator Exclusive: Chichen Itza at Your Own Pace Plus Access to Welcome Suite

Enjoy transport to Chichen Itza, a welcome suite in the Mayaland Resort and use of the resort’s facilities with this Viator Exclusive, available nowhere else! Travel to and from the UNESCO site by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz van. Upon arrival, a guide assists you in purchasing admission to Chichen Itza (own expense) and escorts you through a private entrance, allowing you to bypass the crowds waiting in line. Enter and leave the archaeological zone as you like, relax in the welcome suite and make use of Mayaland’s amenities. Bonus: a booklet of discounts included!
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Sian Ka'an Adventure from Tulum Including Snorkeling

Discover the remote UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an on a full-day trip from Tulum. Your guide points out the protected area’s immense biodiversity, including coastal and mangrove habitat teeming with marine life. Search for elusive manatees at Boca Paila Lagoon, snorkel on the Mesoamerican reef (weather-permitting) and find nesting birds at Ascension Bay. Boat ride with lunch and free time in Punta Allen is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$170.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$170.00 USD

Xplor Adventure Park from Playa del Carmen

Experience the exhilaration of Xplor Adventure Park on a full-day expedition from Playa del Carmen. Swim through rushing rivers; raft through atmospheric caverns, past spiky stalagmites and sharp crevices; soar over the treetops on a high velocity zip line; and maneuver a powerful vehicle through the dense jungle. Bursting with adventure and adrenaline-fuelled activities, Xplor Park offers visitors a uniquely exciting experience. Feast upon flavorsome and fulfilling food during a buffet lunch and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Playa del Carmen hotel with this all-inclusive option.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$139.99 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid All-Inclusive Private Tour from Riviera Maya

Get personalized attention and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace on this private tour of Valladolid and Chichen Itza. With your dedicated guide, tour each site to hear commentary on the rich history of the archaeological ruins. Stop for a meal and a swim in a cenote at a local hacienda. Round-trip private transportation from your Riviera Maya hotel included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$124.96 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Tulum Xtreme from Cancun

Pair extreme adventure with culture on this combo tour from Cancun. Fly through the canopy on a zipline, rappel your way down to the Maya jungle floor and snorkel at a cenote. Marvel at the ruins of Tulum, a walled Maya city perched on top of a bluff that offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean. This full-day tour includes a delicious buffet lunch of authentic Mexican cuisine and hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$139.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Tulum, Coba, and Maya Village

Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum and Coba as your guide unveils the culture of the ancient Maya civilization. Then visit the Maya village of Esmeralda where you can swim in a beautiful cenote and partake in an authentic indigenous meal. Hotel transport is provided from Riviera Maya hotels.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$139.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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