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Things to Do in Riviera Maya

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Riviera Maya and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Riviera Maya activities? We have 14 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

ATV Tour of the Mayan Caribbean

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


Take a ride on the wild side! Drive your own fully automatic All Terrain Vehicle through the tropical landscape of the Riviera Maya area. This your is specifically designed for those seeking real adventure. Your guide will take you on a fun filled ride through the Caribbean's exotic jungle and coconut palms on a journey that is sure to be the highlight of your trip.

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Archaeology Tours

Tulum Xtreme - Culture and adventure tour in Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 116.00


Combine culture with adventure on this exciting tour of the Riviera Maya. Ride the fastest zip line circuit in the region across the jungle, explore the depths of a cenote and admire the magnificent structure of Tulum.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Chichen Itza Private Entrance Ticket

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 23.76


Visit the archeological site of Chichen Itza, one of the New7Wonders of the World. This special ticket provides private access from the Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows. Enjoy the use of the hotels swimming pool, rest rooms, and other facilities.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Tulum Ruins Tour & Tankah Ecological Park from Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 120.00


Enjoy the Mayan history at Tulum, the only archaeological zone in the area with views of the sea, then go on a hike through the exuberant jungle and learn about the endemic plants and wildlife in the region while you have an exciting day!

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Canoe & Kayak Tours

Cenotes Oasis Day Tour from Cancn & Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 119.00


Take a full-day excursion to 4 different kinds of cenotes in natural surroundings. At each cenote, take part in a different activity, ranging from kayaking and rappelling to snorkeling, ziplines, and inner tubes. You'll also enjoy snacks and a full lunch.

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Day Trips

Chichen Itza from Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 119.00


Unlock the mysteries of the ancient Mayan culture on this fascinating full day sightseeing tour from Riviera Maya. Chichen Itza is a famous archaeological site of the mystical Maya-Toltec civilizations. Although excavations have been going on for many years, archaeologists can still only speculate about what happened here and why. Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring archaeological places you are ever likely to visit.... Read More

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Day Trips

Tulum and Xel-Ha from Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 149.00


Venture to the mysterious ruins of Tulum on a full day trip from Riviera Maya and enjoy the view as you explore this abandoned walled city towering above the deep turquoise Caribbean sea. Afterwards, visit Xel-Ha, a beautiful natural aquarium, home to a large variety of colorful tropical fish. Here, you can learn to snorkel or simply sit in one of the beach chairs and soak up the sun. Transportation, entrance fees... Read More

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Day Trips

Xcaret from Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 129.00


Come and explore this sacred paradise in the heart of the Riviera Maya. See how much you can pack into one day when you visit the botanical garden, aviary, aquarium, stables, butterfly farm and Mayan ruins at this spectacular eco park. You can also swim in the lagoon, snorkel and ride the underground rivers.

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Day Trips

Riviera Maya Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Zipline and Snorkel Adventure

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Valid for 2 days
Priced From: USD 166.50


Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza – the Yucatan`s most popular archaeological site – plus enjoy a zipline and snorkeling adventure on this combo tour! Learn about the mystical Maya-Toltec civilizations as a knowledgeable guide shows you around the... Read More

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Ferry Services

One-Way or Round-Trip Ferry between Cancun and Isla Mujeres

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.99


While on vacation in Cancun or Isla Mujeres, travel smoothly and efficiently between the two destinations by ferry. Hop aboard an Ultramar catamaran and enjoy deluxe service during your 45-minute ride. Choose a one-way or round-trip ticket from Puerto Juarez (Cancun) or Isla Mujeres, departing... Read More

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding from Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 77.00


Experience the exotic surrounds of Mexico on horseback with this relaxing day tour. Ride your horse through the tropical Caribbean landscape and enjoy a day in the Mexican outback. Take in incredible views and spend a day in the life of real 'rancheros', Mexican cowboys.

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Jeep & 4WD Tours

Xplor Park All-Inclusive Pass in Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 119.00


See the Riviera Maya! Fly over the treetops on zip lines, drive an amphibious vehicle through the caves and jungle, and swim in underground rivers. This adrenaline-pumping ride through the tropical paradise will be fun for the whole family.

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Nature & Wildlife

Riviera Maya Small-Group Wildlife Adventure: Manatees and Dolphins

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 188.99


The ultimate sea life experience! Discover the secrets behind some of the world's most intriguing sea creatures, including manatees and dolphins! Interact and feed these gentle creatures after going on a behind-the-scenes tour where you'll learn about how these animals are cared for!

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Shows

Playa del Carmen Cirque du Soleil Joya Show Tickets

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 82.00


Spend a memorable evening at a new purpose-built theater enjoying the Cirque du Soleil show, JOY. Based on a traditional Mexican story, an alchemist and his granddaughter go on a journey to uncover the secrets of life. Dinner and champagne are available

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