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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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Nature, history and fun in the sun: There is something for everyone at Xcaret, an eco-themed park offering activities in a natural setting by the Caribbean Sea. It’s a great place to learn about the Mayans, who once practiced sacred rites on these very grounds.

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What You Can Expect

Xcaret Day Trip from Cancun

Xcaret Day Trip from Cancun

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.
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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

Francisco J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We were pick up at the hotel on time and got back to the hotel without any issues... The park is beautiful, there are plenty of activities to do and keep you busy all day long, there are also a lot of activities available that you have to pay extra for but are worth doing...

There are a lot of good restaurants around the park, lots of things to see and do. The staff is very helpful and eager to help in any way the can, they really want to make sure you have a good time and a very enjoyable experience...

And you have to stay to the night show spectacular, it is well put together and very entertaining, it is a very enjoyable show... Overall if you go to Cancun, you have to visit Xcaret and Viator make is a painless and wonderful way to experience it...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great food over there.

Aimee P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Most incredible place I've been too! Loved every bit of it. Perfect for so many people, old and young. Really want to be back there now!

Gabriel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great overall! lots of fun!

Sherria R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

There is soooo much to do at Xcaret and you cannot cover it in one day especially if you are traveling with kids.

Do the underground river FIRST. I did not use the flippers. I kept my swim shoes on. The water is FREEZING cold, but you QUICKLY adjust. Don't use the lockers---put all your clothes in the waterproof bag they give you and they bring the bag to the other side of the river for you to retrieve.

SO MANY choices of food, but be careful, not all restaurants are included in your price. Also, there aren't a lot of activities included in the overall price, but don't worry, you won't get to do half of them anyway. For instance, riding the dolphins isn't included. After the lazy river, we ate and laid in the hammocks and took a nap to prep for the show. Then, we went to the beach area and played.

The nightly show was amazing, but long. Shows the history of Mexico very well. So many people talked about how great the show was and I expected something different. I guess I expected a Cirque type of show. Arrive at least 30-45 minutes early to the theater for good seats.

Overall, VERY glad we went. Just wished I purchased the tickets from my hotel because the deal was a whole lot better.

Amy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The family had a great time, especially with the underground river and the snorkeling. The Xcaret Mexico Espectacular show was AMAZING and very so neat in how they present the history and culture of Mexico! I just wish we had more time to explore everything the park had to offer.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The day spend in Xcaret was wonderful, especially for my grandson age 5. We truly enjoyed every aspect of the park. The food at the Mexican restaurant was out of this world. A day of fun!!!

Nelson C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016


Samar J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Place is beautiful. Swimming in the underground rivers,or walking around the park, you will be amazed at what's around the corner Birds, Butterflies, Turtles,The sea,the paths and the incredible night show.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

super fun

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