The ultimate Riviera Maya day sailing adventure. From Puerto Aventuras, you'll sail away into the distance towards one of the most spectacular reefs in the area – Inah. But the journey there will feature views of the coastline and plenty of time to sit back and watch it all glide by. Once we arrive at the cove, you can snorkel, paddle board, swim or keep on soaking up the rays – the choice is yours. Lunch will be served on board as we sail across the turquoise Caribbean waters under the power of the wind. It's magical.
If you're ready for an adventure like you've never known before, then come and set foot in Xenses adventure park near Cancun – where nature takes centre stage. You'll be thrown into different ecosystems and activities, and embark on a voyage of discovery through air, land and water as you bring your senses to life on this half-day trip. With so many different scenarios to challenge your mind and body, Xenses is where new adventures begin. You'll have a choice of more than 15 activities including the tree-top Bird Flight zip-line and a hike through caverns in the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries.
Famous for its seven-colour lagoon, Bacalar is a stunning place to visit near Cancun. You'll journey over the lagoon by speedboat visiting magical cenotes and head to Pirate Canal, known for its natural spas and their healing properties. Along the way, your guide will bring to life the stories and legends of the surrounding area as we head over to Bacalar to hop aboard a speedboat to ride across the multihued lagoon.
This PLUS excursion allows you to live a jungle adventure its purest form – and save money. Head inland in the Yucatan peninsula, and find vast swathes of inaccessible rainforest – except by ATV. You'll drive your own vehicle through wild jungle trails. There'll be stops at the Sac Actun caves – the world's second-largest underground river system – and the Nohoch Nah Chic cenotes for a subterranean snorkel. And there's more. Prepare yourself for the thrills of ziplining, abseiling and rappelling in lush landscapes. There'll also be a visit to the San Felipe ranch for lunch.
You'll take a bite out of Cancun's street food scene on this tour. Guided by an expert foodie, you'll eat your way around Mercado 23 – the city's Mecca for Mexican food. There'll be tastings of tacos, salsas, tamales and more at five super-secret spots – places only the locals know. What's more, you'll get to learn about Cancun's urban art, too.
Nature is the star of the show at Xel-Há, an action-packed aquatic park filled to the brim with the wonders of the natural world. You'll be able to snorkel amongst multi-coloured sea life, explore jungle trails, dive into caves and swim with dolphins. You'll go on a 20 minute Dolphin trek underwater - don a helmet and descend into the water to walk along the seabed taking in the underwater world as you go. But the highlight of the day is the 40-minute dolphin interaction. Explore the caves and take it easy down the real-life lazy river, or see it all from above by zipline.
Sunsets on Mexico's Caribbean coast are special at any time – but this evening cruise adds to the magic. Cool drink in hand, you'll cruise by stunning shorefront scenery as your skipper sails to the best spot to see nature's nightly show. A light dinner and an open bar complete your experience.Welcomed aboard by captain and crew, you'll set sail to the sound of clinking glasses from the open bar. With coastal views by the dozen, you can sit back, relax and catch those last few rays as you leave the shore behind.After a short cruise, we'll drop anchor out in the lagoon. And away from land, you'll be in the best spot for uninterrupted views of the main event – a blazing sunset on the Caribbean Sea. Then, when the stars come out, enjoy a light dinner and a refreshing cocktail or two as you bob gently back to Cancun.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to explore the jungle by night, then this is your chance. Venture into the unknown with a Tarzan-like exploration featuring ziplines, a night rally and swimming in a natural spring – all under the cover of darkness. And, just one more thing, the jungle will be lit up with UV lights. As soon as night falls, you'll head over to Selvatica where a world out of Alice in Wonderland awaits. First up, there's a welcome drink, and before you head into the jungle, you'll cover yourself in UV paint. A barbecue dinner is included.
Sail across the waves to the island of Cozumel. All white sands and snorkel-friendly waters, it's home to the largest coral reef system in the Americas and the second in the world. Cross over by ferry to follow in the flippers of Jacques Cousteau with a Palancar Reef dive before free time in the town, lunch, and an open bar onboard the boat back.
Exploring nature in Cancun Lagoon has never been so much fun. You'll be given the chance to be the pilot of your own speedboat as you whizz across Cancun Lagoon to the tangled maze of mangroves. Here, you can spot wildlife in its natural environment before heading out into the open waters of the Caribbean Sea. Bounce across waves at full speed to an area that's home to a protected coral reef. There you'll also be able to snorkel and spot beautiful shoals of fish darting in and out of the coral then sit back with a drink to take it all in. A great opportunity to ride a speedboat on the way to the reef.
Training dolphins is one of those jobs that sound beyond our reach – until now. This dolphin trainer experience in Playa del Carmen is your chance to get to know dolphins in a hands-on way. You'll spend the entire day learning about these incredible animals while teaching them new tricks. With groups limited to just six guests, this full day activity is truly immersive. Under the guidance of an expert trainer, you'll be taught everything you need to know about dolphins – their diet, behaviour and training techniques. Food and drinks included.
Discovered as recently as 2007, the Rio Secreto underground river is now one of Yucatan's top natural attractions. Wade through its pristine waters, admiring stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The visit lasts about 90 minutes and you'll cap it off with a xtabentun liqueur. The Plus option features cycling and rappel and the Privilege has access to the nature reserve.
When it comes to big nights out, Coco Bongo is in a league of its own. With this Gold Member ticket, you'll get the full VIP experience. You'll be fast-tracked into a prime spot above the crowds so when it comes to the shows, you'll have the best view in the house. And you won't even need to join the ranks at the bar – a waiter will bring you drinks all night.The average evening here includes confetti showers, acrobat displays, bar-top conga lines and light shows, not to mention DJ sets, live bands, and music ranging from 70s classics to current hits. It's all very Vegas-meets-Cirque du Soleil.So, if you're wanting a slice of that Playa Del Carmen fiesta feeling and an evening that's guaranteed plenty of colour, the Coco Bongo night club is ready to open its doors to you. This is where Riviera Maya goes to let its hair down.
This trip is all about action, adrenaline and adventure. Arriving from Cancun, we waste no time in cranking up the excitement. After a quick safety briefing, you'll zoom along the jungle floor on an ATV ride and swoop along the treetops by zipwire. Back on solid ground, you'll learn about the life of the early settlers as you take part in a traditional Mayan purification ceremony. Take a break from the action with a refreshing cenote swim, and we'll stop for a snack too. Then it's time to slip on our snorkel gear and set out to explore one of Latin America's largest coral reefs. This is one day out that ticks all the boxes.
A feast for the senses awaits at Xenses Adventure Park. This ticket is your pass to the topsy-turvy world of Mexico's newest attraction. Up is down, right is left, and nothing is quite as it seems as you make your way around two circuits. By air, land and water, this perfect mix of thrills, illusions and relaxation will bring your senses to life.The fun begins the moment you approach Xenses Adventure Park – the whole place is an optical illusion. Inside, you'll have two circuits to complete. And an ever more mind-boggling array of activities will challenge your mind and body. You'll have a choice of more than 15 activities like the tree-top Bird Flight zip-line, a hike through caverns in the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries, and a float down a mud river.There's also an unusual town and unexpected twists and turns around every corner. It's fun for all the family. What's more, with cameras dotted around every attraction, you'll even have the chance to take home some of your most memorable moments with you.
An evening to indulge your thrill seeking side with a trip to Xplor – Riviera Maya's natural adventure park. Your adrenalin-pumping night out begins as soon as you land into Xplor. Here, you'll defy your fears on the highest zipline in Latin America and jump behind the wheel of an amphibious vehicle – which is as happy on water as it is on land – and trundle through the forest, or explore caves and caverns. There's even a bubbling river to raft down. And with everything ticked off from your adventure wish list, it's time to recap on all the action over some tasty food.
Learn to eat like a local with this taco tasting tour of Playa del Carmen. Experience all the fiery flavours of Mexican cuisine as you wander the produce-laden stalls of the city's central street food market, snacking as you go. You'll stop by several top taqueria shops to try tacos filled with sumptuous slow-roasted pork, lamb and sirloin steak, all made to traditional recipes. After helping to hand-make typical corn tortillas and salsa, try a tot of the local tipple before a decadent dessert surprise. Then you can walk off your fill of food with a shopping trip to the famous fashion boutiques on 5th avenue.
The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is an unspoiled natural paradise that brings you even closer to Cancun's colourful flora and fauna. You'll travel by 4x4 and by boat along mangroves to see wildlife up close, snorkel and swim in natural pools, and find peace and tranquillity on beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see.You'll start the tour with a 4x4 journey deep into the reserve along off-road trails through the thick jungle terrain of the Mexican Caribbean. Next, you'll board the boat in Paso Largarto (Lizard Road) where you'll be able to spot dolphins, turtles and maybe even manatees and crocodiles. Admire hundreds of species of birds and fish before donning your snorkelling gear and jumping into the clear water around the reef.You'll be able to swim in shallow, calm water – known as La Piscina - that stretches several metres into the sea and then tuck into a buffet lunch in Punta Allen. You'll have some free time to soak it all up before returning by boat and 4x4.
A journey deep into the Yucatan jungle to discover the ancient Maya city of Coba. On this private tour, you'll learn about their enigmatic culture, climb the Great Pyramid, meet villagers and swim in a sacred cenote.We arrive early in Coba so that you can explore it in the cooler and less-crowded time of the day. The Great Pyramid is more than 40 metres high and is one of the last pyramids you can still climb. The 120-step ascent – and descent – is a bit of an adventure but the panoramic views from the top are worth the effort.Next up is a visit to a Maya community, where villagers still live without running water or electricity. Experience a Maya ceremony before enjoying a traditional lunch in a nearby restaurant. There's time for a refreshing swim in a sacred cenote before heading back.
Head deep into the Yucatán jungle on an adventure to the ancient Maya city of Coba. You'll climb the 42m-high Nohoch Mul pyramid, cross dizzyingly-high sky bridges, zipline over the treetops, and rappel down into a centuries-old cenote for a swim. There's also a visit to a typical Maya village and a lunch of traditional dishes, too.