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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Pair Maya-ruins sightseeing with shopping on this 6-hour 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.
  • 6-hour combo tour of Cancun and the El Meco ruins
  • Explore the lesser-known Maya site of El Meco
  • Find one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs at a local craft market and a major shopping complex
  • See Cancun’s highlights, including the hotel zone
  • Enjoy a tasting at the Tequila Museum
  • Round-trip hotel transportation included
After morning hotel pickup, your informative guide takes you to El Meco, a Maya archaeological site located just outside of Cancun that visitors often miss. During a 45-minute tour, learn about its history and enjoy free time to appreciate the ruins on your own.
Back in your air-conditioned vehicle, continue to ‘Celso’ at Market 28, where you’ll enjoy an authentic marketplace experience. Barter with local vendors offering handcrafted artifacts at flea-market-type shops, and score duty-free prices on brand names at designer stores. Pick up real silver from Taxco at the best prices!
Next, go sightseeing and enjoy some of Cancun’s landmarks, including those in the downtown district and hotel zone. Travel along Boulevard Kukulcan for views of Cancun hotels, clubs and marinas. Then, visit the Tequila Museum in Plaza Kukulkan, which houses 400 types of Mexican tequilas. Learn about the various brands and enjoy a tasting here.
Cap off the day with jaw-dropping views of the Cancun bay and coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines (this stop is subject to weather conditions). Take a commemorative shot next to the famous and colorful Cancun sign that has become a must for visitors.
You’ll be transported back to your hotel in the late afternoon, with unique purchases and memorable photos in hand.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Nov 2017

Excellent guide. Very informative and helpful.

A little more time at some of the stop offs would have been nice, especially at the markets to make time for lunch, but overall, really enjoyable.

, Aug 2017

This tour was great. The amount of time out and about was not too long but it was long enough to do a little shopping. The el mecco ruins were quite interesting. Our tour guide Saul was very informative, friendly and comical. He made it very fun and enjoyable.

, Jul 2017

Great way to know places of interest for a reasonable price. The tour guide was very pleasant and willing to allow extra time for shopping and to offer suggestions and answer all our questions.

, Dec 2016

Its a pretty light-weight tour and may only suit your desires if you are in need of some desperate retail therapy. You visit about 3 shopping malls the tequila museum is in one of the shopping malls and about 3 cancun landmarks El Meco Mayan Ruins, Mercado 28 and the Cancun Sign at Playa Langosta or Playa Defines

The guides are nice enough and give you plenty of time to explore / complete your retail therapy.

I found the tour a bit lacking in content about the sites. There was little to no information given, instead we were directed towards signs to read about the various sites. Not sure if it was because our guide was having a bad day...he did indicate he was not well

I would recommend you do this tour on your first day to get the lay of the land, however, there is nothing here that you cannot go and explore on your own. It will cost you more or less the same if you use Uber to navigate to the sites.

, Dec 2016

Tour guide was very informative and guided us in the best ways to shop wisely in the market places. He gave us ample time at the malls and was very knowledge about the Mayan ruins.

, Oct 2016

We were picked up at our hotel lobby right on time and got into an air conditioned van. Our tour guide, Carlos Dominguez, told us we were the only 2 people on the tour. We were taken to the El Meco Mayan Ruins and Carlos told us the history of the area. We were taken all over the Cancun area, through the real city of Cancun where the residents live and work. He told us about the area, the customs, and the day-to-day struggles the people go through. Carlos then took us to the real Mercado 28, which is about 4 blocks in size and told us that many of the tour buses take tourists to Plaza 28 which is a large pink building but is not the true marketplace. We saw Mercado 23 where all the fresh produce, seafood, and meats are sold. After seeing all the traditional sites, Carlos escorted us to an American Mall which was a huge 3 story mall like we have here in the US. He gave us plenty of time to shop and look around before taking us to the Tequilla Museum. There were learned how tequilla is made and how to tell the good tequilla from the lesser quality tequilla. We sampled some and then shopped among the 400 kinds of tequilla they had for sale. Lastly, we went to the Cancun sign and Carlos took pictures of us before bringing us back to our hotel. It was a full and wonderfully informative day. Highly recommend this tour. Great value too!

, Jul 2016

Arturo was our guide for this trip. El Meco Mayan Ruins are a must, especially as an introduction to the Mayan ruins of the area. Visiting El Meco was off the beaten path and really got us intrigued about the Mayan civilization.

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