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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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6 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Day trip to eco-archaeological park Xcaret, located along the Riviera Maya
  • Explore underground river channels and see local wildlife
  • Visit the aquarium, aviary, butterfly pavilion and Mayan Village
  • Swim in a lagoon, snorkel in clear Caribbean waters or lounge on the park's natural beaches
  • Learn the culture, history and traditions of the Mayans
  • Attend a spectacular night show of Mayan and Mexican music, lights and dance
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Playa del Carmen hotels included
Depart from your Playa del Carmen hotel to begin your exhilarating excursion to the enchanting location of Xcaret. Enjoy the scenery on this short 15-minute ride to the ancient Mayan ceremonial site. 

Descend to subterranean depths beneath the jungle to explore the sprawling limestone caverns. Navigate the underground labyrinth alongside an experienced guide, encountering diverse wildlife such as macaws, raccoons and monkeys as you explore. Listen to captivating tales of ancient rituals before emerging into the bright sunlight at Mayan Village, a historical hub that explains Mayan customs, social dynamics and village infrastructures.   

Enjoy a serene stroll down a peaceful trail, stopping to marvel at interesting archeological sights as you walk. Awaken your senses to the sweet aromas of the orchid garden before immersing yourself in the colorful charm of the butterfly pavilion and coral reef aquarium. 

Revitalise in the refreshing waters of a natural inlet or don snorkelling gear to explore the marine life that resides in the crystal clear pools beside the ocean. Dry off beneath the soothing shade of a palm tree or upon the silken sands of a natural beach. 

As the sun begins to set, either return to your Playa del Carmen hotel or stay for the sparkling spectacle of the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular, an exuberant show in which over 300 vibrant performers depict Mexican and Mayan history throughout the ages. Admire traditional costumes and vivacious dances during this unforgettable experience. Return to your comfortable minivan after the show’s conclusion for your comfortable journey back to your Playa del Carmen hotel. 

Xcaret Plus Option:

Upgrade your Xcarat tour to enjoy the following additions to your expedition: a delicious buffet lunch served with zesty orange juice and lemonade; snorkelling gear and the use of Plus Xcaret’s exclusive facilities; private showers and changing room facilities.


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Had a great, fun filled day. Lots to...
, Nov 2017
Had a great, fun filled day. Lots to see and do in one day. Especially enjoyed the underground river swim and the evening Mexico show.
Transportation, tourist guide and park...
Giovana U
, Sep 2017
Transportation, tourist guide and park amazing!!
Great day out! It's full on though...
Ian N
, May 2017
Great day out! It's full on though, not much relaxing time. You'll need biodegradable sun screen to use in the park, which they sell on the coach at a fair price. My girlfriend did a dolphin experience too, which she loved. The show was great, but the food in the show is very traditional..not 4 all!
We went without kids and stayed the...
, May 2017
We went without kids and stayed the whole day, but were never bored! The park is cleverly designed with lots of shaded paths and underground caves - it really helped keep you cool. The evening show is a must-see, but good seats fill up fast. An easy way to get great seating is to buy the dinner and show package. It's relatively inexpensive, open bar, and the food was good. Also get the photo package, it's worth it and there are photo ops everywhere.
Long day when there is only one time...
Kim H
, Dec 2016
Long day when there is only one time to return to our hotel and too far to take a taxi back. We could have enjoyed the park in 4 hours not 8 but then we don't have kids.
Great way to spend the day. You can...
Michael L
, Nov 2016
Great way to spend the day. You can be as active or lazy as you want. Lots things to do or just lay around the beach. I used this tour as one of my last things to do as I was pretty tired by the end of the week of activities
Definitely an experience worth...
Marlene N
, Sep 2016
Definitely an experience worth having. Going the through the underground rivers was amazing. Especially the second time when we swam through the bat cave, the Mayan village and the museum. The show at night was thoroughly entertaining. The games, story and history could not have been taught in a more memorable way.
I did swimming in the underground...
olivia m
, Jun 2016
I did swimming in the underground river twice! You don't need to know how to swim to do this. The traditional Maya dance was really good and the show at the end was truly knowledgeable as it told you about the Mexican history in an interesting way. Even the horse in the show was dancing lol.
A nice way to spend the day. My...
Rasha P
, Apr 2016
A nice way to spend the day. My husband and I enjoyed a good buffet meal and beverage along with a lot of activities. It rained while we were there but that was of no concern since we would just get back into the water and continue to enjoy ourselves. That's the nice thing about being at a park with lots of water activities.
One of our favourite days out. So...
Lynnette H
, Dec 2015
One of our favourite days out. So much to see and do, we did not manage to do everything we had hoped to do. We particularly liked the butterfly house and aviary. We were disappointed with the 'Mexico Spectacular show' which we felt was aimed at the Mexican tourists who already knew the area and traditions.

Product code: 6140PCMXCARET

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