Can't decide between exploring local culture or engaging in outdoor activities? Do both on this combination day-tour from the Riviera Maya. First, set out to visit one of the Yucatan's most renowned archaeological sites: Chichen Itza, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a guided tour of this ancient and impressive Mayan complex and learn its history before embarking on your next adventure—ziplining through the Yucatan jungle. Soar among tropical tree canopies and afterward, snorkel in an area known for sea turtles and colorful fish in the Caribbean sea.
Explore Chichen Itza
Enjoy pickup at your hotel in Riviera Maya, then embark on a day's adventure exploring Chichen Itza, ziplining and snorkeling. Choose which option you would like to do first when booking; your tours can be taken in any order you like. Opt to skip a day or two between or travel on two consecutive days.
Zipline and Snorkeling Tour Travel to the Yucatan jungle for your zipline and snorkeling adventure. After a safety briefing and gear fitting, soar through the treetops in the jungle canopy at 70 feet (21 meters) above the forest floor. Rappel 70 feet (21 meters) down and explore an underground river in the middle of the Mayan jungle.
Change into your swimsuit, don your snorkel mask and dive into the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Accompanied at all times by your guide, you’ll learn the best snorkeling techniques and information about the flora and fauna that inhabit the unique ecosystem. Admire Mexico´s underwater biodiversity, such as sea turtles and schools of tropical fish, as you swim over the colorful coral.
Then, relax on the best sandy beach around as you sample authentic Mexican cuisine for lunch with non-alcoholic beverage included.
Chichen Itza Tour Follow your guide on a 2-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, also considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Learn about the cultural significance of Chichen Itza to the ancient Mayan civilization as you stop at its most essential temples, pyramids and ball court. Admire the Temple of the Warriors (or 1,000 Columns), the Pyramid of Kukulcán and Mesoamerica’s largest Ball Court, as well as the Observatory, La Iglesia, the Nunnery and the large central pyramid of El Castillo (The Castle). You'll also have access to explore the Xtoloc Cenote. After your tour, explore the vast city on your own – be sure to check out the smaller temples.
When you’re hungry for lunch, walk back to the Mayaland Resort for a scrumptious buffet featuring Yucatecan dishes (beverages not included). Afterward, enjoy the swimming pools, lounge chairs and botanical gardens.