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Chichen Itza & Maya Village Tour
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Chichen Itza & Maya Village Tour

The jewel in the Yucatán crown, Chichen Itza is an archaeological site brimming with ancient Maya ruins, temples and pyramids. An early morning start awaits as you traverse deep into the Yucatán peninsula to tour the site. You'll gaze up at the mighty Kukulkan Pyramid, Temple of the Warriors and Temple of the Jaguars as your guide regales you stories about ancient Maya history, culture and legends. Then, you'll unearth the secrets of Xibalba – the Maya god of the underworld – as you delve into the depths of a cenote to swim. After lunch, it's time to get to know the locals with a visit to the traditional Maya town of Yalkoba.

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Xplor Tour with Rafting & Ziplining
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Xplor Tour with Rafting & Ziplining

If you're in search of a holiday experience that'll get your heart pounding, then a day at Xplor is just what you need. Ziplines, 4x4 jungle trails, underground pools, rafting through caves – and that's only the beginning. Bring out your inner Tarzan and enjoy an action-packed day in Cancun.Heading deep into the Riviera Maya jungle, you'll discover a land of adrenaline-pumping opportunities. Soar through the treetops on ziplines as high as 45 metres – the height of an 11-storey building – then back on solid ground you'll get behind the wheel of a 4x4 to rev your way through the rainforest.Your journey will also bring a few surprises along the way, with a chance to swim and raft in an ancient cenote – an underground cavernous pool – where you'll use your hands to propel you through the water as you admire stalactite spears that have formed on the roof. To bring your day to an end with a splash, you'll zoom through the sky in a hammock and land in the refreshing cenote water.

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Chichen Itza and Valladolid full-day tour with Cenote swim and lunch
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Chichen Itza and Valladolid full-day tour with Cenote swim and lunch

Discover the main archaeological site of the Yucatan Peninsula on this 11-hour full-day tour to Chichen Itza. Also, you will visit and swim in a sacred cenote, and explore the colonial town of Valladolid.

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El Cid Marina Deep Sea Fishing Experience
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El Cid Marina Deep Sea Fishing Experience

You'll fall hook, line and sinker for this deep sea fishing tour. Join local fishermen at one of Mexico's premium marinas, El Cid. Soak up the fresh sea breeze and score the catch of the day at their favourite cast-off points. Choose between half day and full day tours, and when you're not trying to reel ‘em in, enjoy the onboard bar serving beer and soft drinks.

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Isla Contoy Tour with Ixlaché Reef Snorkelling
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Isla Contoy Tour with Ixlaché Reef Snorkelling

This is the triple crown of catamaran trips from Cancun. You'll visit the exotic Isla Mujeres, snorkel in the Ixlaché reef and round it all off with three blissful hours on the desert island of Isla Contoy. And in between, you'll get to glide about the Caribbean, soaking up those sunrays.Your adventure kicks off at Marina Punta Norte, from where you'll sail towards Isla Mujeres while enjoying breakfast on board. You'll have an hour or so to explore the island or lounge on one of its powdery beaches. Hop back on the catamaran and chill out as your skipper takes you to Ixlaché reef. Snorkelling equipment is provided, and a guide is on hand. After an hour exploring the kaleidoscopic scenes below the waves, we'll make the short trip to Contoy itself.A tropical hideaway covered in luxuriant vegetation, it's everything you've seen in countless movies – palm-fringed white-sand beaches washed by gentle waves. And the icing on the case is a buffet lunch on the island.

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Native Park Puerto Morelos Snorkel Tour & Beach Club
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Native Park Puerto Morelos Snorkel Tour & Beach Club

It's a double dose of fun on the shores of the Riviera Maya with this tour of Puerto Morelos Reef National Park. You'll zoom out by speedboat to snorkel in the largest coral reef in the Americas first. Then, it's time to down tools at an exclusive beach club where you can play volleyball, swim or simply chill out in a hammock.

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Emotions Native Park Playa del Carmen ATV experience
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Emotions Native Park Playa del Carmen ATV experience

This all-in-one Riviera Maya jungle adventure is 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 Cancun. The action kicks off as soon as you arrive at Emotions Native Park or, where, after a safety briefing, you'll zoom along the jungle floor and over a suspension bridge in an ATV ride.

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Tulum Explore Private Tour
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Tulum Explore Private Tour

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.

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Private Coba & Native Park Chimuch Tour

This full-day experience sees you journey into the Yucatan jungle for a Mayan adventure. You'll visit a typical Maya village to learn about their age-old culture and eat traditional dishes. Then, visit ancient Coba where you'll see the 42m-high Nohoch Mul pyramid, before rounding off with a refreshing swim in a centuries-old cenote inside Native Park Chimuch.

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Tulum Private Tour with Puerto Morelos Snorkelling Reef
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Tulum Private Tour with Puerto Morelos Snorkelling Reef

It's a hat-trick of fun on the shores of the Riviera Maya with this private tour. You'll visit the archaeological site of Tulum then snorkel in Puerto Morelos Reef National Park and round it off with some well-deserved lazing at a beach club.Your adventure kicks off with a visit to Tulum, the legendary Maya city on the shores of the Caribbean. After a guided tour, during which you'll get the lowdown on emblematic buildings, you'll have free time to poke around. El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, the Temple of the Winds – you'll see them all.The action moves underwater next at Puerto Morelos Reef National Park. Zoom out by speedboat to snorkel for 90 minutes in the largest coral reef in the Americas and visit a coral ‘greenhouse' that promotes the restoration of the reef system. Then, it's time to down tools at the beach club. You can play volleyball, swim or simply chill out in a hammock.

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TULUM COOKING CLASS
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TULUM COOKING CLASS

Like time travel for the taste buds, this experience sees you learn the secrets of making an authentic Mayan meal. You'll travel to a typical village outside Tulum and buy fresh produce at the local market. Then, under the guidance of an expert chef, you'll help make a four-course feast using ancient Mayan recipes. And after lunch, you can cool off with a refreshing cenote swim, too...

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STEP Walking Tour Río Secreto Nature Reserve
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STEP Walking Tour Río Secreto Nature Reserve

The Rio Secreto – also known as the Secret River – stayed true to its name until 2007. Discovered only in the last decade, this incredible underground waterway is now one of Mexico's most pristine patches of nature. Experience a STEP walking tour that sees you bike and hike your way through this knockout natural beauty spot.After pick-up from your hotel, you'll journey deep into the jungle where adventure awaits. Alongside an expert guide, you'll set off along ancient Mayan trails that now make up the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. Cycle along forest-fringed paths, find out about the exotic flora and fauna that thrives here, and learn the legend of the sacred La Ciaba tree.You'll venture on to meet a traditional Mayan healer who will perform a ritual with sahumerio – a typical incense made with local herbs. Then, wade through the pristine waters of the underground river, admiring stunning stalactites and stalagmites along the way. And at the end, there's a well-earned buffet lunch with drinks.

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Experiences in Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen