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Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

1. Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

Travel back in time as you explore the Mayan  archaeological ruins of Chichén Itzá on a guided tour. Connect with nature as you swim in the azure waters of the Cenote. Eat a mouth-watering buffet lunch and take a guided walking tour of Valladolid. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or a nearby meeting point, and then journey to one of the most important monuments on the Yucatán Peninsula.   Upon arrival at Chichén Itzá, look at the step pyramid of Kukulcan, known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending.   Go to the sacred Cenote and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience.

Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid Day Trip with Lunch

2. Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid Day Trip with Lunch

Dive into Mayan culture on a guided day trip with optional hotel transfers from Cancún or Riviera Maya to Chichén Itzá, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World for being one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Enjoy a Mexican buffet and tequila tasting, and stop at Valladolid and a cenote. The fun will just get started with a panoramic visit as no visit to the charming town of Valladolid, famed for the ornate, 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and the baroque San Gervasio Cathedral. Then, a visit to the area would not be complete without a stop by a cenote, a refreshing, enchanting underground sinkhole, sacred to the Mayan people. Then, enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch and a tequila-tasting experience. Finally, once at Chichén Itzá, follow the guide while learning all about the most important buildings. From the awe-inspiring Pyramid of Kukulcan to the ruins that once housed tens of thousands of Mayans, the Pyramid of El Castillo or El Caracol, this visit is filled with rarely heard stories, incredible details, and stunning photo opportunities. Discover why the huge city played such an important role from the Late Classic period (600 AD) into the early part of the Post Classic period (1200 AD), and why it remained a huge center of pilgrimage.

Isla Mujeres: Catamaran Tour with Open Bar & Optional Lunch

3. Isla Mujeres: Catamaran Tour with Open Bar & Optional Lunch

Escape to the tropical paradise of Isla Mujeres aboard a luxurious catamaran on this full-day adventure from Cancun. This is a must-do tour for anyone looking for a relaxing yet exhilarating day out in the Caribbean. Begin your day with a scenic cruise along the stunning coastline of Cancun, admiring the panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. As you sail towards Isla Mujeres, bask in the warm sun and sip on refreshing drinks from the open bar on board the boat. Get ready for an unforgettable snorkeling experience at one of the most beautiful coral reef parks in the Caribbean. Jump into the crystal-clear waters and discover a colorful world of tropical fish, corals, and other fascinating sea creatures. Your guide will provide you with snorkeling equipment and sprinkle fish food into the water to attract even more exotic fish to the area. After snorkeling, head to the picturesque Playa del Norte of Isla Mujeres and enjoy free time here as you please. Relax under the shade of a palm tree, dive into the clear waters of the sea, or go shopping to buy some souvenirs to not forget this day! Then, head to the south part of the island and access a private Beach Club. Here, enjoy an open bar of drinks and (depending on the option selected) a buffet lunch of local flavors. Make the most of your visit to Isla Mujeres and benefit from the services offered in this private club Upon arrival to Cancun, enjoy some more non-alcoholic drinks on board and admire for the last time the astonishing landscape of Isla Mujeres! * There are different options to choose from and enjoy a tailor-made experience. Upgrade your tour to include hotel transfers for ultimate convenience. Book now and experience the best of Isla Mujeres on this Cancun catamaran tour.

Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

4. Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

Hop aboard a catamaran bound for Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island off the coast of Cancun known for its gorgeous beaches and snorkeling. After departing from the port, stop to snorkel at a plentiful coral reef. Your onboard guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and show you the best spots on the reef. Set sail once more for Isla Mujeres to enjoy the soft white sand of Playa Norte beach, lined with palm trees and washed by the blue turquoise sea. After relaxing in the sun, head to the traditional downtown area of Isla Mujeres, a favorite among locals. Stroll down the picturesque and friendly streets, rent a golf car, or buy a fun souvenir to remember your trip to paradise.

From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

5. From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

Pre-book a quick 25-minute round-trip ferry service between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Get max flexibility with continuous daily departures from Cancún and a 6-month ticket validation period. Ride in comfort with on-board air conditioning, leather seats, restrooms, a snack bar, and other amenities.  On the day of your chosen departure, hop on board a high-speed 157-foot JETLINE Class catamaran type ferry, constructed of aluminum and with 3 decks with a capacity between 150 and 800 passengers. Enjoy new generation gangways for express boarding and carry-on baggage handling. On board, take advantage of covered and open-air decks, panoramic windows, a children's play area (KIDS ZONE), TV screens, a snack bar, electrical outlets, live music, and underwater illumination. As you head to your destination, take some time to relax with plenty of legroom in ergonomic leather seats of the highest quality, designed and constructed in Europe by the same high technology companies that provide Porsche and Ferrari.  The immeasurable beauty of the islands, coupled with the comfort and quickness of the boats, make this the preferred trip for visitors to this area. Experience a ferry transfer focused on passengers who wish to make their journey something even more special.

From Cancun: Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres with Open Bar

6. From Cancun: Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres with Open Bar

Experience the colors of the sea on an open-bar catamaran cruise from Cancun to Isla Mujeres with optional hotel pickup and drop-off. Live a memorable experience surrounded by colorful fish while snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea and stop on the beach for an optional buffet lunch. Immerse yourself in the beach vibes of Isla Mujeres while exploring at your own pace during your free time on the island. Taste local flavors at the beach club if you choose the option that includes a buffet lunch. If you want to enjoy the sunset, choose the afternoon tour.

Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

7. Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

Explore the colorful marine life and clear blue waters of the Cancun jungle on this guided water adventure. Get your adrenaline pumping on a speedboat ride around Nichupte Lagoon, and slow the pace down with peaceful snorkeling over the underwater statues at the Punta Nizuc coral reef. Get fitted with a lifejacket and snorkeling equipment at the marina before learning how to operate the speedboat safely. Board your two-seater speedboat to explore the Nichupté Lagoon, which is rich in mangrove vegetation. Navigate through the mangrove jungle as your guide points out the most interesting fauna and flora to ensure that you discover all this unique area has to offer. After around 35 minutes, arrive at the Mayan Coral Reef at Punta Nizuc. See some of the Musa statues that form an underwater museum, where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. After 30 minutes, return your speedboat to the marina.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archaeological Tour with Lunch

8. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archaeological Tour with Lunch

Enjoy the perfect blend of culture and adventure as you immerse yourself in Mayan culture like a local. Visit two significant archaeological sites: Tulum, the walled city by the beach with stunning Caribbean views, and then head to a refreshing semi-open cenote. Here, experience Mayan traditions, including an introduction to Mayan Bee Melipona honey, a demonstration of cocoa seeds, and a visit to a Shaman who will perform a Mayan ceremony in your honour. Indulge in the finest local cuisine to recharge, and then continue to Coba, where you'll find the tallest pyramid of the Peninsula. An immersive adventure in Mayan culture awaits you.

Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zipline, & Cenote Combo Tour

9. Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zipline, & Cenote Combo Tour

Embark on an exciting adventure deep in the Mayan jungle with this combo tour with pickup from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Your adventurous circuit includes 5 ziplines and 3 interactive bridges, an exhilarating ATV ride through the jungle, and free time for your own sinkhole exploration and ziplining. Get picked up from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya and taken to the “Ruta de los Cenotes." Upon arriving at the base in the heart of the jungle, your tour guides will give you a safety briefing and ATV/zipline instructions. Get your adrenaline pumping while zipping through the trees. Challenge your balance on the zipline circuit of 5 ziplines and 3 interactive bridges. Back on the ground, hop on your ATV, a Honda cc220, for 50 minutes while your guide leads deep into the jungle. Take in the lush fauna of the region along the way. The "Ruta de los Cenotes" is full of cenotes, open sinkholes found only in the Yucatan peninsula. Each one is unique. After zipping and ATV-ing, cool off in the waters of a 100% natural Mayan cenote. Zip or cliff jump, or just take the stairs down into these refreshing natural wonders. After the activities, dive into some authentic Yucatan-style pork tacos. While you enjoy lunch, take the opportunity to view your pictures taken on your half-day adventure. Then board your minivan to finish your outing with dropoff back at your hotel.

Cancun: Coco Bongo Nightclub Experience

10. Cancun: Coco Bongo Nightclub Experience

Get ready for a unique night you will never forget at the famous Coco Bongo. Be amazed by confetti and light shows, as you sip on delicious cocktails at this Cancun spectacular. Head for the heart of the Hotel Zone, and Coco Bongo Cancun. Get ready to enter a club just one block from the majestic Caribbean Sea, and prepare to have one of the most shocking and memorable nights of your life. Once inside, be amazed by flying acrobats, impressive musical tributes, and the continuous party atmosphere that has made Coco Bongo world famous. Hit the dance floor under falling glittering confetti, or tuck into a delicious cocktail while tribute acts bring the best of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Beyoncé. Choose from options including Premium, Gold Member, Double Gold, and Front Row. Depending on the option selected, you will enjoy different benefits throughout the night, such as national drinks, premium drinks, and much more.

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Excellent experience! This Park is full of good surprises! The fauna, flora, history of Mexico as well as water activities… it's all there! And without taking on any extra activities, the day is full! Well designed park. The only downside is that the show times are only displayed in front of each respective show, so be sure to look at the show times at the start of the day to get organized! And don't miss the evening show, it tells the story of Mexico well!

The Xplor park is great! I highly recommend attending. My advice is to do all the zip lines and water activities at the beginning, when there are fewer queues, and end with the ATVs. I advise bringing your own water shoes and towels, you'll definitely need them. if it's not a warm day you'll definitely get cold after you get wet, so bring a change of clothing. Food buffet has variety but it's nothing amazing. You'll find something you like.

Tour was great, the guide explains everything well and the staff do their best. Also they are always filling everyone's cup. It felt very little time each stop though and we didn't get to do the snorkeling because of the wind, I imagine it would be to tight schedule to everything. Food wasn't exceptional but not too bad. in general was a great trip and good value for money.

it was GREAT! We did 4 sites, all were worth it! I did a lot of snorkeling a long time ago and it was great doing it again. We saw a lot of turtles. Yes sometimes its a bit short but its easy to get tired with the waves so it was perfect for us (3 young adults). have fun, its a super experience!

Great excursion! the staff was really great and so were the activities offered! I recommend!😊