• Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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 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

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What You Can Expect

Xcaret Day Trip from Cancun

Underground River Xcaret

After pickup at your Cancun hotel, travel in air-conditioned comfort to Xcaret Park outside of Cancun. This Xcaret excursion offers activites 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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was a great excursion. The park is beautiful and the kids 5 and 7 really loved the lazy river and beach. This one is well worth the money for the experience.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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.

Tim T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Prompt pickup at the hotel. Totally briefed on the bus ride there. Once arrive have to pick extra activities you want to do. Recommend Ses Trek. Ears equalize.Underground river was cool. Recommend buying ticket with meal, several restaurants. Show ok. Guides help you get on the right bus after show.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a great trip to Xcaret via air conditioned busses. Our guide going was very good about giving us info about the park and letting us know where to meet at the end of the day to board our bus again. It was professionally done.
1. Not all suntan lotions are allowed in since it is an ecological park. You can buy an ecologically sound sun block at the park. Check website for more info.
2. Bring your own towels or rent them there.
3. This all day event ends at approx. 9 pm after the Xcaret Spectacular show buses left at 9:45 pm although it seemed that u also had the opportunity to go back at 4:45 pm. Check with company ahead of time
4. The underground river takes about 45-60 minutes swimming from point A to point B. There are multiple early exit routes through out.
5. Do not miss the Mexican buffet at La Cocina
6. The Xcaret Mexico spectacular is a MUST!!!

Marisella L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our Xcaret Day Trip was absolutely amazing! It was especially nice that we did not have to drive. It was a great idea to have Viator pick us up and drop us off. I strongly encourage it. Can't wait to go back.

Vijaya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was an excellent tour from the hotel pick up and until the drop off around 11 PM. The Viator bus waited for us very patiently until the final show A MUST SEE on history of Mexico ended at 10 PM and brought us back..

Vijaya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was an excellent tour very smoothly arranged by Viator with hotel pickup and drop off perfect on time. The final show was a MUST SEE and the Viator bus waited for all of us very patiently to get back around 10 PM and brought us back to the hotel.

Maricela G V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We had a great time. Not enough time to do everything, too many choices. Really enjoyed the evening show!

Graceness USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Loved this one. Only thing is, its too much to enjoy everything in one day. We left early because we were so tired. We missed the show. We were bummed but loved the excursion. The extra things to do are so worth it. We did sea trek and loved every minute of it. Would definitely do again and so worth the money.

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