The Yucatan Peninsula offers visitors a treasure trove of history, from the pre-Columbian archeological sites of the Maya civilization, to 16th century towns settled by the Spanish. Experience this history firsthand with a full-day tour from Cancun or the Riviera Maya. See the ancient Maya site Chichen Itza (admission not included) the pyramid of Kukulcan, and explore the architecture in Valladolid. After a busy day exploring, refresh yourself in the waters of the Saamal, and enjoy a delicious buffet meal.
Travel through the Mayan jungle on this action-packed all-day guided tour. Hop on your own ATV (or ride along with a driver) and head to a cenote, an underwater pool, where you can take a refreshing dip. Then fly above the treetops on a ziplining course. A local Mayan lunch is included. Only those 18 years old and above are permitted to drive their own ATV.
Journey to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on this full-day tour and experience this incredible archeological site with a local guide. Arrive first thing in the morning to take amazing photos of the archeological site, walk along El Castillo and the Pyramid of Kukulcan and learn how this pre-Columbian city played an important role in the Mayan Civilization. Take a panoramic tour through the colonial town of Valladolid, stop at a cenote for a refreshing swim and enjoy a typical buffet lunch with vegetarian options.
Tulum's unreal swimming holes and snorkeling spots can be challenging to find without a guide. On this tour, a guide takes you to float through caverns and rock formations along the waters of an ancient cenote—a limestone sinkhole perfect for swimming. Afterward, head to Akumal Beach for snorkeling among sea turtles that call the beach home. Finish your morning with lunch and free time at a beach club hideaway.
Snorkel with Mexican whale sharks on a full-day group snorkeling tour off the Yucatan Coast from Playa del Carmen. Under the direction of an expert guide, swim with the world’s largest fish while looking out for dolphins, manta rays, and turtles. Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of Mexico’s waters on this spectacular small-group adventure.
Mount a well-trained horse for a tranquil journey through the heart of the Mayan jungle on this thrilling package that also includes three signature adrenaline adventures. Begin with a jungle zipline circuit, then brave a rugged track in a solo or shared all-terrain vehicle (ATV). After riding your horse through the forest, refresh in a Mayan cenote then unwind over a Mexican meal. For ease, your package includes transfers.
Vist Xplor after nightfall on this 7-hour excursion from Cancun. When the sun goes down, the Yucatanean jungle comes alive with the sounds of wildlife. Swim, drive, raft and zipline your way though the park under the cover of darkness. Explore treetops, jungle paths and subterranean caves. Enjoy round-trip transportation hotels Riviera Maya, Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
Journey deep into the Riviera Maya on this guided jungle buggy tour from Playa del Carmen. Steer a 4x4 buggy for about 18 miles and admire the lush forest scenery during this thrilling drive. Make a stop at a ranch for a refreshing swim and snorkel at a cenote. Hotel transport included.
Tulum, cenotes, and the terrific snorkeling site of Yal Ku Lagoon make this day tour from Playa del Carmen one you must book. Walk through the ruins of Tulum, a bluff-top city overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and one of the last places inhabited by the Maya people. Discover cenotes and explore a lagoon teeming with marine life—the perfect spot for snorkeling. This guided day of culture, history, and adventure includes lunch and hotel transport.
Your admission ticket lets you enter the archaeological site first so you can explore in cooler temperatures without the crowds. Enjoy a buffet lunch, and swim in a cenote. Experience one of the New Seven Wonders of the World with this early access tour of Chichen Itza.
Take a day away from the beaches and bars of Cancún and see a different side to the Riviera Maya. This guided tour takes you to see the pyramid temples and other monuments of Chichén Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, and includes the opportunity to swim in an underground cenote.
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.
Cruise the picturesque waters surrounding Tulum during this half-day sailing and snorkeling tour in a comfortable catamaran. Strap on provided snorkeling gear and get a chance to spot colorful fish, sting rays, and even sea turtles. Paddleboards are also included, as well as an onboard open bar and a tasty lunch.
Set sail along the magnificent coastline of the Riviera Maya aboard a luxury catamaran and gaze at the soft hues of sunset. Relax with a cocktail from the open bar while you're served snacks by an expert crew and captain. Hotel transport is provided from most hotels for this excursion.
Combine an in-depth tour of Tulum’s archaeological ruins with a refreshing dip in a cenote, or Mayan swimming pool, during this two-for-one tour. Departing from Cancun, you’ll enjoy a guided visit to the ancient, temple-filled Mayan site, with admission tickets and priority access included, followed by a swim in the region’s lagoon-like underground networks of water.
Discover some of the Caribbean's bluest waters and whitest sands on this classic adventure to Isla Mujeres, tailored to value-conscious travelers. It includes most everything you need apart from dock fees: transfers (if option selected), certified guides, snorkeling, spinnaker flying, beach club access, open bar, catamaran cruise and Mexican buffet lunch. You'll even have free time to explore the island.
Visit two of the biggest draws in the Yucatan on this tour to the Tulum Archaeological Site and Cenote Chen Há and Mariposa from Cancun. Not only do you get a guided tour of the massive archaeological site—a lot to cover on your own—but you get to make the most of your time in the area by visiting the beautiful cenote. You can swim there, too, if you pay a fee upon arrival.
Journey to the cultural heart of the Yucatan on this combo tour of Chichen Itzá and the colonial city of Valladolid, departing from Tulum. Your knowledgeable guide offers perspective on the Maya-Toltec design as you walk past the impressively restored structures. Make a stop at a cenote where you can swim and relax. Then, continue on to Valladolid, to have a walk in the city center and enjoy a delicious lunch.
Spend the day enjoying four of Puerto Morelos' signature experiences, with none of the self-drive hassles, on this door-to-door tour. Race an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) over a challenging circuit with rocks, mud and steep descents; fly like a bird on a 6-zipline circuit; ride a horse along a tranquil forest track; and cool off in a cenote. For ease, your package includes lunch and bottled water.
Set off into the warm Caribbean Sea on this half-day catamaran sailing adventure from Playa del Carmen. Your luxurious boat cruises along the Riviera Maya coastline, stopping at the Inah Reef — one of the best locations in the region for snorkeling. Try stand-up paddleboarding while you’re out there too. After your water activities, enjoy a gourmet lunch and an open bar, as well as attentive service from your crew. Hotel transport included.
While in Playa del Carmen, don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of the world’s oldest subterranean river systems. Make your way around limestone rock and explore cenotes and underground rivers. Then, snorkel in Yal Ku lagoon, a mixture of seawater and freshwater. Back on land, stroll along the landscaped grounds surrounding the lagoon. This half-day tour includes hotel transport from select Riviera Maya locations.
Free dive, snorkel, and cliff-jump at three different cenotes on this half-day guided tour from Tulum. Jump from tiered platforms at Cenote Zemway, explore the caverns and rock formations of Grand Cenote, and admire the mangroves of Casa Cenote. Or, simply climb down the ladder. Safety briefings, equipment, and transport from Tulum are provided.
Immerse yourself in the jungle and gain a rare perspective with this action-packed guided tour from Tulum. Ride an ATV into the Yucatan wilderness, then take in a treetop view of the jungle on a zipline. Cool off afterwards with a dip in a cenote, one of the region’s distinctive natural underground pools.
If you want to have a fun day on the waters off Isla Mujeres, keeping costs down and making some new friends, then this is the tour for you. Everything will be taken care of for you, from hotel pickup and transfers to your catamaran, to snorkeling and spinnaker activities (weather permitting), to a lunch buffet and open bar. Just be ready to have a great day on the boat, exploring the water, and enjoying yourself.
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Small-Group Eco Friendly: Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya
"Had a great time on this tour!!. The entire crew and group was great. Our guide Chema was very attentive and knowledgeable not only about the tour but Mexico overall. Seeing a whale shark is never guaranteed but we were lucky to have the opportunity to see and swim with several. The experience was truly incredible! We also saw other animals like flying fish, dolphins, manta rays, and turtles. The weather was also great on the day we went and the water was calm so it made the experience that much better. Definitely recommend taking the Dramamine if you have never been on a boat for several hours, I took it just in case and I’m happy I did. Overall the experience was great and I highly recommend it. Would definitely do this again!!"..."
"Had a great time on this tour!!. The entire crew and group was great. Our guide Chema was very attentive and knowledgeable not only about the tour but Mexico overall. Seeing a whale shark is never guaranteed but we were lucky to have the opportunity to see and swim with several. The experience was truly incredible! We also saw other animals like flying fish, dolphins, manta rays, and turtles. The weather was also great on the day we went and the water was calm so it made the experience that much better. Definitely recommend taking the Dramamine if you have never been on a boat for several hours, I took it just in case and I’m happy I did. Overall the experience was great and I highly recommend it. Would definitely do this again!!"