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Whale Shark Discovery
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Whale Shark Discovery

From June 1st to September 17th, set out for an exhilarating whale shark encounter. Sail to the whale shark territory for two awe-inspiring swims, led by expert guides. Whale sharks are gentle giants, but human touch can disrupt their natural behaviours. Help us protect these majestic creatures by observing and enjoying them from a distance. Weather permitting, snorkel at Isla Mujeres' coral reef before unwinding at Playa Norte for lunch.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours

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Riviera Maya Dolphin Swim and Snorkelling at Yal kú Lagoon by Delphinus
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Riviera Maya Dolphin Swim and Snorkelling at Yal kú Lagoon by Delphinus

Swimming with dolphins is a unique opportunity and is on the wish list of many. This tour brings you up close and personal to the fascinating mammals with a swim and underwater walk. There's also free time to explore Yal Kú – a renowned snorkelling spot where freshwater meets the ocean. With shallow pools and calm waters, it's the perfect place to discover undersea caves and valleys.

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

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

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Exploring the Underworld and Mayan Culture
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Nat Geo Day Tour: Exploring the Underworld and Mayan Culture

When you imagine the ancient Mayans peering into mysteriously deep and limpid underground pools, it's easy to see how they came to believe these cenotes were windows to the underworld. This National Geographic Day Tour is a journey into the deepest aspects of Mayan culture, bridging the gap between the tempting beauty of the cenotes the region is so famous for, and the significance they hold in local tradition. You'll begin the day with a descent into either Abuelo or Zoi Che cenote, where you can choose to enjoy a cooling dip. These water-filled caverns offer a tangible connection to the Mayan way of life. Your National Geographic-trained guide will explain how the fresh water of cenotes was crucial for the survival of Mayan settlements, especially given the scarcity of rivers and lakes in the Yucatan. As well as their spiritual status, the guide will also describe the Mayan concept of the underworld, or Xibalba, and it's nine layered structure which is reflected in many of Mexico's Mayan pyramids. Next, you'll take a guided stroll along the Mayan Path of Xibalba where thirteen representations of Mayan gods punctuate the route, and your guide will unravel their stories on the way. National Geographic guests will have private access to the park's recently discovered fifth cenote, steeped in the aura of the ancient world. After your exploration of the connection between cenotes and Mayan culture and beliefs, it's time to relax over a traditional homemade local lunch, a homage to the region's culinary heritage.

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Nat Geo Day Tour: Unveiling the Importance of Cancun’s Reef Restoration
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Cancun - Nat Geo Day Tour: Unveiling the Importance of Cancun’s Reef Restoration

Explore the wonders of the Mesoamerican Reef System on this exclusive National Geographic Day Tour. Led by marine specialists, you will have the unique opportunity to snorkel and witness the impact of humanity on the reef and see coral bleaching. This is followed by an insightful talk on actionable steps for reef restoration.Setting sail when the waters are at their calmest, you'll venture to two different reefs, each affected by bleaching due to global warming, water pollution, and microplastics. Visit the reef known as “El Meco”, which boasts the youngest corals, making it a particularly special attraction.The boats used for the tour are certified by Blue Flag for sustainable tourism, ensuring your voyage aligns with eco-conscious practices. Along the way, you'll also get to know the local fauna and savour samples of traditional snacks including Kibi.During this tour, you will be inspired to protect these marine ecosystems, which is the aim of the National Geographic-sponsored Pristine Seas project. This project has carried out expeditions to Banco Chinchorro, a significant part of the Mesoamerican Reef System. This project's work underscores the importance of safeguarding marine environments from human influence while protecting the last wild places in our oceans.By joining this tour, you will engage with the vital importance of preserving and protecting the precious Mesoamerican Reef System. See for yourself the marvels of the ocean and gain a profound understanding of coral reefs and their critical role in the biosphere.

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Coba Maya Ruins Tour with Lunch and Cenote Swim
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Cancun - Coba Maya Ruins Tour with Lunch and Cenote Swim

A journey deep into the Yucatán jungle to discover the ancient Maya city of Coba. You'll learn about their enigmatic culture, see the Great Pyramid, meet local villagers and swim in a sacred cenote

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Playa del Carmen Coco Bongo Tickets
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Playa del Carmen Coco Bongo Tickets

Party the night away at Playa del Carmen's legendary Coco Bongo nightclub, where a Vegas-style extravaganza awaits. In a four-hour show featuring dancers, performers, acrobats and singers, you'll be swept away by the club's dazzling nighttime atmosphere. There are five options to choose from – Regular, Gold Member, Silver Member, Front Row and Ladies Night.The fun starts as soon as you're dropped off at Coco Bongo. Well-known for its glittering performances and music that's sure to keep you on the dancefloor. Once the lights are dimmed, the show truly gets started with glittering confetti falling from the sky and tribute acts taking to the stage bringing the best of Madonna, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé to you.Choose from five options:Regular – Standing only entry ticket with snack and open barGold Member – Separate fast-track Gold Member entrance, with reserved seating, snack and open barSilver Member - Silver Entrance, premium bar with one snack to choose, no seat (one mini hamburger, one hotdog, french fries or nachos)Front Row Ticket – Reserved front row seating area with snack and open bar

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Guided Tour of Tulum and Visit to a Modern Maya Community
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Cancun - Guided Tour of Tulum and Visit to a Modern Maya Community

Exploring ancient ruins and swimming in underground caves make this an action-packed morning of adventure. A guided tour of one of Mexico's most important historical sites is followed by a visit to a traditional Mayan community. What's more, you'll get the chance to take a refreshing dip in a cenote too.

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Xoximilco Cruise with Dinner and Transfers
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Xoximilco Cruise with Dinner and Transfers

You'll be caught up in the party spirit as soon as you step on board a colourful trajinera in Xoximilco. Navigate canals, float past musicians and feast on an authentic Mexican dinner – all washed down with tequila. And with door-to-door transfers included, your evening in Cancun is taken care of.

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Chichen Itza, Xcajum Cenote and Valladolid full-day tour with lunch
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Chichen Itza, Xcajum Cenote and Valladolid full-day tour with lunch

Enjoy a full-day guided tour with lunch that gives you the chance to visit the spectacular archaeological site of Chichen Itza and swim in a cenote.

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Chichen Itza early access guided tour with buffet lunch and cenote
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Cancun - Chichen Itza early access guided tour with buffet lunch and cenote

Get the most knowledge of the archaeological site of Chichen Itza with an expert guide. The early access to the site allows you to avoid crowds of visitors and hot weather.

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Isla Contoy Tour with Ixlaché Reef Snorkelling
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Isla Contoy Tour with Ixlaché Reef Snorkelling

This is the triple crown of boat 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 fresh fruit and bread 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 boat and chill out as you head 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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Chichen Itza Express Morning Tour
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Chichen Itza Express Morning Tour

Chichen Itza is the awe-inspiring city that was once the centre of the Mayan empire. It's one of Mexico's unmissable sights, and on this express morning trip you get three hours to explore. The stories and history come to life on your 90-minute guided tour. There's free time to walk among the ancient pyramids before tucking into a deli lunch on the return transfer

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Coba Deluxe Tour with Typical Maya Village
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Coba Deluxe Tour with Typical Maya Village

Spend the morning exploring one of the Yucatán Peninsula's most pristine archaeological sites – Coba. An expert guide will introduce you to the remarkably well-preserved ruins that include detailed rock carvings, astronomical charts and the Great Pyramid – one of Mexico's tallest Maya temples. After, visit a Maya village for a dip in a cenote and a buffet lunch with regional dishes.

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Adults-only Riviera Maya Boat Trip with Open Bar and Lunch
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Adults-only Riviera Maya Boat Trip with Open Bar and Lunch

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 water sports.

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Cancun Lagoon Sunset Cruise
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Cancun - Cancun Lagoon Sunset Cruise

Turn up the romance with this evening cruise around Cancun lagoon. Climb aboard an authentic sailing ship for a night of dinner, drinks and live music served up with a side course of spectacular Caribbean sunset.Step on board in the late afternoon and your captain will steer a course around the lagoon's gentle waters.Sipping on wine from the all-inclusive bar as you watch a radiant Caribbean sunset, you'll be served dinner and drinks to a soundtrack of lapping waves and soft saxophone music – the atmosphere couldn't be more romantic. If you're looking to escape the crowds and share some quality time with your partner, you'll be in your element.

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Inaf Reef Luxury Catamaran Cruise
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Inaf Reef Luxury Catamaran Cruise

The ultimate Riviera Maya day sailing adventure. You'll cast off in a luxury catamaran along Mexico's Caribbean coastline to snorkel, paddleboard, swim and soak up some tropical sunshine. An open bar and lunch on board complement your day out.

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Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Boat Cruise
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Cancun - Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Boat Cruise

Swathes of white sandy beaches, tropical bird sanctuaries and dazzling coral reefs – 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.

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Delphinus Xelha Dolphin Trainer Experience
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Delphinus Xelha Dolphin Trainer Experience

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. Food and drinks included.

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Cancun Exclusive Bronze Dolphin Interactive Programme
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Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen - Cancun Exclusive Bronze Dolphin Interactive Programme

Cancun is an ideal place to get up close with nature – and what better way to do so than with an immersive and fun dolphin encounter? You'll get into the water with one of these wonderful creatures and learn to communicate with them while getting to know their habits and behaviours.Head to Isla Mujeres via boat, and you'll have an interactive experience with one of the world's friendliest mammals – dolphins. Learn all about these loveable creatures as experts tell you about their unique characteristics. You'll even be taught some special signals to communicate with them and witness their intelligence.To top it off, your experience includes a buffet lunch and unlimited local drinks so all the family will be catered for. You'll have access to the beach club terrace to relax in, too.

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Gold Package Dolphin Trainer for a Day
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Cancun - Gold Package Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Spending the day as a dolphin trainer is a dream job for many, and this excursion turns those dreams into a reality. You'll travel to the beautiful Isla Mujeres, just off the coast of Cancun, for a close-up encounter with dolphins. Learn how to train them and get to know their cheeky personalities in this immersive experience.On arrival at Isla Mujeres, you'll get stuck in right away with a 40-minute dolphin encounter. Tour the facilities to understand the research and breeding programmes before getting back into the water. During the training session, you'll take part in exercises used to train the dolphins every day, and you'll see for your own eyes how clever these animals really are.We'll then break for a buffet lunch before getting back in the water for a 60-minute Royal Swim where you'll be able to swim alongside these incredible creatures. At the end, you'll be presented with your very own trainer diploma before returning to Cancun.

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Dolphin Silver Swim at Dolphin Discovery
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Cancun - Dolphin Silver Swim at Dolphin Discovery

A family day out to beat all others. You'll swim and play with dolphins in this silver swim experience. Get up close and personal with these friendly sea creatures – it's immersive, fun and a sure highlight of your holiday in Cancun. You'll also have access to the beach club terrace to relax before or after your 40-minute interactive experience.

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