As laid-back afternoons go, this is as good as it gets. Cast off into the Caribbean aboard a luxury catamaran for the chance to catch a blazing sunset off the coast of Riviera Maya. Grab a drink from the open bar, see the scenery of the Yucatán Peninsula roll by, and settle in to watch nature's nightly show in style.
This private tour is an all-in-one jungle adventure right on your doorstep. ATV rides in the jungle, ziplines through the canopy, cenote swims in crystal clear water and Maya ceremonies – all in just one afternoon on this adrenaline-packed excursion from Puerto Morelos. Arrive at Emotions Native Park and after a quick safety briefing, you'll zoom along the jungle floor with an ATV ride. Then, walk the trails to a Mayan shrine to learn about the life of the early settlers, admire Maya ruins and participate in an ancient ceremony.Cenote Ixhel is a magnificent cave where you'll learn all about sinkholes, stalagmites and stalactites, before rappelling down into the waters of Nohoch Nah Chich. It's a snorkelling spot that's the entrance to the longest underground river in the world – the Sac-Actun system. Finally, you'll swoop through the treetops with ziplines, and kick back with some typical Maya snacks.
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.
Located by the sea near Cancun, Xcaret boasts more than 50 attractions that take you through the heart of the jungle in many different ways. Visit Jaguar Island and the Butterfly Pavilion, or walk through caves, archaeological sites and a Maya village. You can even dive into the water with a snorkelling tour and underground river swim or relax in the Acuatic Paradise. And when night falls, you'll be treated to the Xcaret Mexico Spectacular, a light and colour show that takes you through Mexico's history. There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from. A family day out at Xcaret brings you the best in nature.
There's nothing quite like that ‘you've made it' holiday feeling, and this adults-only boat trip features all the little luxuries and a new perspective on Mexico. Crafted and designed with you in mind, this cruise is offered exclusively by TUI – among the unique touches are fresh fruit, lunch and, of course, swim stops and watersports.From the moment you step onto the catamaran and are handed your first drink, all that's left to do is to go with the flow. There'll be ample space on board to sunbathe and soak up the sights as you sail from Riviera Maya.A healthy lunch with drinks follows a swim stop. Then kick back and relax some more.
This exclusive private tour ensures you'll be one of the first visitors through the gates to explore the Yucatan's best-preserved archaeological site – the ancient ruins of Tulum. Arriving early to beat the crowds, your expert guide will give you the lowdown on monuments including El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes and the Temple of the Winds. And with some free time to explore, you can relax on the unspoiled beach here – a breeding spot for sea turtles – or just take in the views. Tulum's clifftop spot overlooking the Caribbean is almost made for Instagram. After a quick stop a Maya village, we'll finish up with a swim in a cenote.
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.
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.
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.
Two of Yucatan's stars shine on this tour. First up is the picture-postcard colonial city of Valladolid. Then, you'll visit the Hubiku cenote, where lunch will be served. On the afternoon, discover the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza. See the famous pyramid of Kukulcan, the Skull Platform, Temple of a Thousand Warriors and much more.
You'll visit one of the most impressive Maya ruins of all on this tour. Ek' Balam, which means ‘Black Jaguar', has more than 40 structures while the main pyramid's entrance is surrounded by the open jaws and fangs of a jaguar. Best of all, you can climb many of the monuments – an option available in very few Maya sites. There's also a cenote swim.
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.
For an amazing underwater adventure, this half-day tour into the heart of the Mexican jungle and the Caribbean reef is a must-do. Kick off by heading deep into the jungle to one of the most beautiful cenotes in the Riviera Maya. We'll then travel to white sandy beaches to swim and snorkel along the Caribbean reef. You'll be joined by an expert guide and just five other snorkellers so that you can make the most of this experience. What's more, our sighting guarantee offers you another opportunity if you don't spot any turtles.
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.
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.
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.
Isla Mujeres is just a short hop away from Cancun by boat and makes for a great day trip. On this experience, you'll enjoy snorkelling at the El Farito reef and free time to a visit to the town. There's also a typical Mexican buffet lunch to look forward to at a beach club. All snorkelling equipment is included, and you can choose from three open bar options.
You'll enter the secret world of the Maya on this private evening tour with a difference. Visit a typical Maya house in the heart of the forest near Playa del Carmen and open your eyes to their food and rituals, then swim in a cenote during the hours of darkness.Journey to a Maya community in the jungle and enjoy a spiritual experience that you'll find nowhere else. We'll firstly visit a typical Maya hut to learn about their ancient customs and meet the local people, after which you'll be shown how to make tortillas and achiote chicken from scratch. Then a healer – or shaman – will take you step by step through the ancestral purification rituals, including seashells and fire in a temazcal, a stone-built sauna.Before dinner, we'll walk through the rainforest to an ancient cenote, where you'll be able to swim in the crystal-clear water. Finally, you'll feast on local dishes with the villagers before returning to your hotel.
This private tour sees you and your party journey into the Yucatan jungle for a Mayan adventure. You'll climb ancient Coba's 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. You'll also visit a typical Maya village and eat a lunch of traditional dishes, too.
Take in two of Mexico's top treasures in one tour. First up, you'll explore the Maya ruins of Tulum, their only city by the sea. Then, visit Rio Secreto, a natural wonder of the Yucatán. Journey along this underground river and wade through pristine waters beneath stalactites and stalagmites. Finally, top it all with a buffet lunch and a sample of local liqueur.