Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Time8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Escape for the day to Xcaret, Mexico's ecological and archeology park located in Riviera Maya. On this full-day trip from Cancun to Xcaret, swim in a lagoon, snorkel in the clear aqua waters of the Caribbean and discover a network of subterranean rivers. Watch for monkeys, bird life and butterflies as you stroll through the jungle at Xcaret and take tours of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites. After the sun sets, enjoy folkloric entertainment that highlights the ancient Mayan culture around Cancun, Mexico. This Xcaret outing includes pickup and drop-off at most hotels in Cancun.
  • Day trip to Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located along the Riviera Maya
  • Engage in a variety of water activities, including swimming, snorkeling and exploring underground river channels
  • Stroll through Mayan Village, a butterfly pavilion, an orchid garden and an aquarium
  • Delight in sighting macaws, monkeys, deer and other wildlife
  • Watch a mesmerizing night show of Mayan and Mexican music, lights and dance
  • Round-trip transport from most Cancun hotels included

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Nature, history and fun in the sun: There is something for everyone at Xcaret, an eco-themed park offering activities in a natural setting by the Caribbean Sea. It’s a great place to learn about the Mayans, who once practiced sacred rites on these very grounds.
After pickup at your Cancun hotel, travel in air-conditioned comfort to Xcaret Park outside of Cancun. This Xcaret excursion offers activites for every interest, from history to ecology to adventure.
Explore the underground caverns beneath the jungle, once used by the Mayans for cleansing rituals before sailing to Cozumel Island, a sacred site. Keep an eye out for brightly-colored macaws, deer and monkeys as you wander through the network of subterranean tunnels.
Discover the orchid garden, a favorite of nature-lovers and amateur botanists. Check out the butterfly pavilion and the aviary, as well as the aquarium featuring specimens of gorgeous coral reefs. Head to the beach to relax, swim in the warm, calm waters or snorkel with sea turtles. Most of these activities are included in your admission to Xcaret. Prices for additional activities may vary.
If you want to extend your outing at Xcaret in Cancun, stay for the Excaret Mexico Espectacular, a show full of folkloric entertainment, dancing and music. Follow the narrative of Mexican history from the pre-Columbian era until modern day through the performers.
Xcaret Plus Upgrade:
Enjoy a buffet lunch, including orange juice and lemonade. Use snorkeling gear to further explore Xcaret's waters off of Cancun, Mexico and receive access to the Plus, Area, which includes a more exclusive and private changing room and shower area.
At the end of the day, enjoy drop-off at your Cancun hotel.

Reviews

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c
, Aug 2018

I have visited this setting multiple times over the years and have been thrilled every time. The night show is a must - get the dinner. Not only is it delicious, it is economical and gives you access to preferred seating. We sat row 1 beside one of the entrances for the performers - amazing experience. What a amazing venue - you can learn so much or just have fun. Explore as much as you can - there isn't a dull moment.

g
, Jul 2018

This was a great excursion. The park is beautiful and the kids 5 and 7 really loved the lazy river and beach. This one is well worth the money for the experience.

c
, May 2018

When we were picked up at our Cancun resort, the driver told us that our names were not in the system. I showed him my written confirmation and he was able to resolve the matter when we arrived at their bus depot/headquarters where we changed to another bus that brought us to Xcaret. The guide on the bus talked our ears off the entire ride, loudly repeating himself over and over. He kept telling us that it would be a great decision to spend 69 for the park's picture service. He talked so much it made us dizzy. It turns out that many, if not most of the best attractions at Xcaret cost a lot more additional money to partake in, typically an additional 60 more per person, per attraction. This is like going to Disney World and paying a lot extra for each of the top attractions like Space Mountain. We paid 30 each for a buffet tip. It was pretty good for mass-produced food. The animals at the park were very enjoyable to see, especially the manatees and turtles. Great macaws! The aquarium displays are EXCELLENT! My wife swam the full length of the underground river and enjoyed it very much. We also enjoyed the beach. We wanted to go on the half-hour speedboat ride but no thanks for an additional 60 each. I recommend this excursion but realize that once there, it can cost you a fortune to partake in the top attractions! We were glad we went, but would not go again.

K
, Feb 2018

Be sure to call the tour operator 2 days in advance before the excursion to get the correct pickup time. Our confirmation stated 8:15am pick-up. When I called they said 7:30am. We were downstairs waiting to be picked up at 7:20. Well the bus pulled up at 7:26am. My husband and I began walking towards the bus, but we were actually behind it. At exactly 7:28 2 minutes later the bus took off without us. The driver did not hear us yelling or see us running. I immediately called the tour office, and spoke to a woman asking her to send the bus back to us. She said they are on a schedule and we would need to meet up with the bus at the next stop. So I asked her the hotel name, and fortunately there were taxi's lined up right next to our hotel so we grabbed one for 8 USD and headed off to the next hotel. Thank Gawd we make it. When I asked the Guide why they took off so quickly, and why they did not wait until the clock hit 7:30 he said they didn't see anyone waiting so they figured we must have made other plans. Not a good way to run a business.

Anyhow the park is beautiful and amazing. We were done, tired, and wiped out by 2:30pm so we grabbed a taxi and came back to our hotel for some R and R.

y
, Jan 2018

It is too expensive in terms of what we can see and play. The snorkeling is just a joke. You feel like you are snorkeling in a pool. It is absolutely misleading.

S
, Jan 2018

Don't Miss THIS!!! It's breathtaking! Going here makes for a long day, we bought the package with lunch, which worked well for us and it was quite good. We enjoyed the underground river and sat on the beach after lunch to enjoy the beauty. We returned on the 445 bus and thoroughly enjoyed the excursion.

T
, Nov 2017

Prompt pickup at the hotel. Totally briefed on the bus ride there. Once arrive have to pick extra activities you want to do. Recommend Ses Trek. Ears equalize.Underground river was cool. Recommend buying ticket with meal, several restaurants. Show ok. Guides help you get on the right bus after show.

f
, Oct 2017

We enjoyed the day but needed more time. The first thing they have you do is wait in line to pay for the extra activities. We chose to swim with the dolphins and there was a special for just 10 more to also do snorkeling. Though these two activities were pretty cool, it took up most of our day - 90 minutes for snorkeling and 30 for dolphins, plus you needed to arrive early for each activity. So I feel like our entry fee was for swimming down the underground river and the evening show. Made the day very pricey. When choosing where to eat our dinner, the first 3 restaurants were closed. If the weather was warmer, we may have decided to go the next day as well. Due to the wind, the tower was closed. No need to pay for up close dinner seats at the evening show. All seats are great!

L
, Oct 2017

We had a wonderful time at this park. The food was great at the restaurant and the park was very scenic. I had a great time at the beach. The bus ride was very comfortable too.

W
, Aug 2017

We had a great trip to Xcaret via air conditioned busses. Our guide going was very good about giving us info about the park and letting us know where to meet at the end of the day to board our bus again. It was professionally done.
Reminders:
1. Not all suntan lotions are allowed in since it is an ecological park. You can buy an ecologically sound sun block at the park. Check website for more info.
2. Bring your own towels or rent them there.
3. This all day event ends at approx. 9 pm after the Xcaret Spectacular show buses left at 9:45 pm although it seemed that u also had the opportunity to go back at 4:45 pm. Check with company ahead of time
4. The underground river takes about 45-60 minutes swimming from point A to point B. There are multiple early exit routes through out.
5. Do not miss the Mexican buffet at La Cocina
6. The Xcaret Mexico spectacular is a MUST!!!


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