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Holbox Island Boat & Buggy Tour
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Holbox Island Boat & Buggy Tour

Holbox Island offers 36km of pristine white beaches washed by emerald green seas. Board a private boat at Chiquila – piloted by a local fisherman – and be whisked off on a two-hour, small group tour. Enjoy the beauty and crystalline waters of such magical spots as Isla Pasion, Punta Coco and Punta Mosquito, before heading to a five-star eco resort for lunch followed by some time on sunloungers. Then it's into a golf buggy for some fun exploring the area around the eco-resort. Next up is a trip to Holbox's laidback main square for some free time.

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Mayan Adventure Jungle Park Ticket
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Mayan Adventure Jungle Park Ticket

If you're all about action and adventure, a day of fun-filled thrills awaits at Aventuras Mayas Jungle Park. Speed through the jungle by ATV, fly through the treetops by zipwire and abseil into a cenote to swim in one of these impressive underground chambers. And when it's time for a break, there's a tasty Mexican buffet on offer.

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Holbox Island Boat & Buggy Private Tour
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Holbox Island Boat & Buggy Private Tour

Holbox Island offers 36km of pristine white beaches washed by emerald green seas. On this private tour, you'll visit spots such as Isla Pasion and Punta Coco on a private boat, enjoy lunch at a five-star eco resort and more. And there's also golf buggy tour of the island to look forward to.Board your boat at Chiquila – piloted by a local fisherman – and be whisked off on a two-hour tour. Every other company uses the local ferry. Enjoy the beauty and crystalline waters of such magical spots as Isla Pasion, Punta Coco and Punta Mosquito, before heading to the eco resort for lunch followed by some time on sunloungers.Then it's into a golf buggy for some fun exploring the area around the eco resort. Next up is a trip to Holbox's laidback main square for some free time.

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Xavage Park
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Xavage Park

Xavage is Mexico's brand-new adventure park – and it promises a wild day out. You'll kick off with some kayaking on the fast-flowing canals of Cancun before hitting the heights on one of the most extreme high ropes courses in Latin America. Then, you can decide just how bold you want to be by adding up to four additional activities to your day. Zoom above the forest on the Hawk Flight zipline or hop in the Puma Rock Crawler off-road vehicle to rumble over 15 rugged obstacles. Take to the water and you can roar through the waves on the Dragonfly Jetboat or zigzag your way downstream on the thrill-pumping Barracuda white water rapids.

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Contoy and Mujeres
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Contoy and Mujeres

Swathes of white sandy beaches, tropical bird sanctuaries and coral reefs that dazzle beneath the surface of crystal clear water – these are just a few characteristics of Contoy and Mujeres islands. And, on this full day boat trip, you'll hop across the sea from Cancun for a day of snorkelling, sunbathing and wildlife spotting. Before boarding the boat, you'll be treated to a continental breakfast ready for a day of pure exploration. Then it's across the waves to Isla Contoy, but we'll stop to snorkel in some of the best reefs in Mexico.

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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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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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Go Tulum Native Park Playa del Carmen Private Tour
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Go Tulum Native Park Playa del Carmen Private Tour

This private tour from Playa del Carmen is an all-in-one jungle adventure right on your doorstep. You'll explore Tulum archaeological site, take an ATV ride in the jungle, a zip-line through the canopy, and take a swim in the waters of a cenote. You'll experience a Maya ceremony, too, all in just one afternoon. It's an adrenaline-packed day.

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Isla Mujeres Reef Snorkelling Tour
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Isla Mujeres Reef Snorkelling Tour

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.

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Río Secreto & Tulum
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Río Secreto & Tulum

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.

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Tulum Explore
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Tulum Explore

Ancient ruins, beaches and swimming in underground caves make this an action-packed morning of adventure. First up, you'll marvel at the remains of the Maya city of Tulum. Your guide will give you the lowdown on the monuments here. El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes and the Temple of the Winds – you'll see them all. Then you'll have some free time to explore. Relax on the beach or just take in the views. Tulum's clifftop spot overlooking the Caribbean is made for Instagram. After a stop at a Maya village, we'll finish up with a swim in a cenote. A bit of snorkelling in these freshwater sinkholes rounds off your morning.

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Coba & Tulum Private Tour with Native Park Experience
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Coba & Tulum Private Tour with Native Park Experience

This private tour sees you and your party journey into the Yucatán jungle for a Mayan adventure. First, you'll tour the Maya ruins of Tulum and see ancient Coba's 42 m-high Nohoch Mul pyramid. Then, head to Native Park to cross dizzyingly-high sky bridges, zipline over the treetops and swim in a centuries-old cenote. A traditional lunch in a Maya village is included, too.

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Experiences in Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen