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, bird life, 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.
Day trip to Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located along the Riviera Maya
Engage in a variety of water activities, including swimming, snorkeling, and exploring underground river channels
Stroll through a Mayan Village, a butterfly pavilion, an orchid garden, and an aquarium
Delight in sighting macaws, monkeys, deer, and other wildlife
Watch a mesmerizing night show of Mayan and Mexican music, lights, and dance
Round-trip transport from most Cancun hotels included
After pickup at your Cancun hotel or central meeting point, travel in air-conditioned comfort to Xcaret Park outside of Cancun. This Xcaret excursion offers activities for every interest, from history to ecology to adventure. Explore the underground caverns beneath the jungle, once used by the Mayans for cleansing rituals before sailing to Cozumel Island, a sacred site. Keep an eye out for brightly-colored macaws, deer, and monkeys as you wander through the network of subterranean tunnels. Discover the orchid garden, a favorite of nature-lovers and amateur botanists. Check out the butterfly pavilion and the aviary, as well as the aquarium featuring specimens of gorgeous coral reefs. Head to the beach to relax, swim in the warm, calm waters, or snorkel with sea turtles. Most of these activities are included in your admission to Xcaret. Prices for additional activities may vary. If you want to extend your outing at Xcaret in Cancun, stay for the Excaret Mexico Espectacular, a show full of folkloric entertainment, dancing, and music. Follow the narrative of Mexican history from the pre-Columbian era until modern day through the performers. Xcaret Plus Upgrade: Enjoy a buffet lunch, including orange juice and lemonade. Use snorkeling gear to further explore Xcaret's waters off of Cancun, Mexico and receive access to the Plus Area, which includes a more exclusive and private changing room and shower area. At the end of the day, enjoy drop-off at your Cancun hotel.
Xcaret, long tour as it was 16 hours from start to finish. Theme park with cultural and historic views. Recreates historic monuments and lifestyle. Best part was river swims as cool, refreshing . Spectacular show was great but late as it ran from 7 to 9 pm, after big day this was tiring.
guides suggested tourists start the water activities first. this would be the river, snorkeling and beach rides. what the tourists guides didn't realize is the female tourists would be showing their skimpy thongs and cute bikini , sexy bodies throughout the rest of the day. The naked women bodies were very distasteful to Mexican culture.
Very good attraction but be aware of the extra activities
, May 2019
The park was amazing but it'll be important for everyone to know that most attractions have an extra (and very expensive cost). The park itself was amazing but I'm giving only 3 stars because the guide didn't give some important details. For instance, he told us we couldn't buy tickets other than at the entrance, that we'd need aquatic shoes, etc, and none of this was true.
We totally recommend the experience BUT be aware of the extra attractions you choose or it can end up being an extremely expensive day.
Just WOW! 100% a trip for everyone. The most fantastic views you can’t possibly afford to miss while visiting Mexico, so much to do and so much to see! The rivers were absolutely breathtaking, we paid extra for a photo package but I would recommend buying a waterproof case/holder for your phone. We didn’t buy any extra activities as there was already so much to get through in one day, overall such a brilliant trip! So much cheaper to book with ViaTour than the hotel rep.
I was so impressed at how organized it was at the park. Even though there were a lot of people in attendance, it definitely did not feel like it because there were a lot of workers who attended to your needs. I’ve travel to a lot of different places in the world, and xcaret by far has been the most organized and best park I’ve been to! Not only was it a breeze to go thru lines, buying stuff at the registers or even as little as using the bathrooms with minimal to no lines; the food was exceptional. Everything done at the park was well thought of and I highly highly recommended it to anyone visiting the area. All the workers were so helpful and so nice, they made the excursion fun and safe!
And you have to, have to stay for the show at night. The show was soooo amazing! I was so glad we made it a point to stay even though it was going to be a long day. Xcaret was worth every dollar spent! You’ll be very well taken care of there.
I have visited this setting multiple times over the years and have been thrilled every time. The night show is a must - get the dinner. Not only is it delicious, it is economical and gives you access to preferred seating. We sat row 1 beside one of the entrances for the performers - amazing experience. What a amazing venue - you can learn so much or just have fun. Explore as much as you can - there isn't a dull moment.
When we were picked up at our Cancun resort, the driver told us that our names were not in the system. I showed him my written confirmation and he was able to resolve the matter when we arrived at their bus depot/headquarters where we changed to another bus that brought us to Xcaret. The guide on the bus talked our ears off the entire ride, loudly repeating himself over and over. He kept telling us that it would be a great decision to spend 69 for the park's picture service. He talked so much it made us dizzy. It turns out that many, if not most of the best attractions at Xcaret cost a lot more additional money to partake in, typically an additional 60 more per person, per attraction. This is like going to Disney World and paying a lot extra for each of the top attractions like Space Mountain. We paid 30 each for a buffet tip. It was pretty good for mass-produced food. The animals at the park were very enjoyable to see, especially the manatees and turtles. Great macaws! The aquarium displays are EXCELLENT! My wife swam the full length of the underground river and enjoyed it very much. We also enjoyed the beach. We wanted to go on the half-hour speedboat ride but no thanks for an additional 60 each. I recommend this excursion but realize that once there, it can cost you a fortune to partake in the top attractions! We were glad we went, but would not go again.
Be sure to call the tour operator 2 days in advance before the excursion to get the correct pickup time. Our confirmation stated 8:15am pick-up. When I called they said 7:30am. We were downstairs waiting to be picked up at 7:20. Well the bus pulled up at 7:26am. My husband and I began walking towards the bus, but we were actually behind it. At exactly 7:28 2 minutes later the bus took off without us. The driver did not hear us yelling or see us running. I immediately called the tour office, and spoke to a woman asking her to send the bus back to us. She said they are on a schedule and we would need to meet up with the bus at the next stop. So I asked her the hotel name, and fortunately there were taxi's lined up right next to our hotel so we grabbed one for 8 USD and headed off to the next hotel. Thank Gawd we make it. When I asked the Guide why they took off so quickly, and why they did not wait until the clock hit 7:30 he said they didn't see anyone waiting so they figured we must have made other plans. Not a good way to run a business.
Anyhow the park is beautiful and amazing. We were done, tired, and wiped out by 2:30pm so we grabbed a taxi and came back to our hotel for some R and R.
Don't Miss THIS!!! It's breathtaking! Going here makes for a long day, we bought the package with lunch, which worked well for us and it was quite good. We enjoyed the underground river and sat on the beach after lunch to enjoy the beauty. We returned on the 445 bus and thoroughly enjoyed the excursion.