Immersive Mayan Riviera

Highlights

  • Enjoy the immersive experience of visiting a Mayan community
  • Explore an underground cave system unlike any other
  • Visit an island which is a natural reserve to discover hidden beaches and untouched marine life
  • Once in a lifetime experience of glamping in the jungle by the beach

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What you'll do

Overview

Immerse yourself in the authentic side of the Mayan Riviera, as you visit local Mayan communities and explore the natural wonders of the area. From rich marine biodiversity to cenotes and archaeological sites, there is so much to discover.

Tour Summary:

Day 1-3 Playa del Carmen

Day 4-7 Xpu Ha beach

Day 8 Return Home

Experience an authentic and immersive tour of the Mayan Riviera with a perfect blend of leisure, local Mayan experiences and adventurous activitie...Read All

Welcome to Mexico

Upon arrival at the Cancun international airport, you will be greeted by our guide, who will drive you to the hotel in Playa del Carmen.

Tonight you will stay at the beautiful HM Playa del Carmen, a modern, Mexican chic hotel with excellent location: two blocks away from the world-famous 5th Av, and three blocks away from the beach. The area is bursting with many restaurants, bars and shops. Rooms are neat, modern and include A/C and ceiling fans.

There are no meals included tod...Read All

Explore Playa del Carmen

Your first day in Playa del Carmen is yours to do as you please, and get some rest from the flight the day before. You can be ac ative or relaxed as you like.

If you wish to get out and about you can choose from a range of opportunites:

Fifth avenue – the commercial hub of shops, restaurants and traditional market stalls. It is a perfect place to purchase a Mexican souvenir

Archaeological Treasures – choose from jungle pyramids, cenotes,  waterfalls and histo...Read All

Visit to Contoy Island

Wake up and make sure to get a good breakfast, as today we head north on a boat tour that will take us to the gorgeous Contoy Island – an often forgotten Caribbean paradise, it does not get the same renown as Isla Mujeres or Cozumel, but it is just as beautiful (perhaps even more beautiful!)

This secluded island receives a limited amount of visitors per day, as it is a natural reserve – few places in the area are as strict in terms of the impact made by visitors, but you will be ab...Read All

Visit a Mayan Community and Muyil Archaeological site

The journey today takes you to see a more authentic, lesser visited side of life among the Mayan people of the region. Make sure to pack all your belongings as you will check out of the hotel after breakfast.

We will journey south to a small village, where the local people have coordinated with one another to show visitors a glimpse into their lives. Get close to the Mayan descendants to learn about their agricultural techniques in their backyards, visit their apiary and taste the loca...Read All

Tulum Ruins and Cenote Exploration

After breakfast, you will start your journey by driving south to the walled city of Tulum, showing you the most stunning views of any Mayan site, as the main temple sits on a cliff overlooking the Mexican Caribbean waters. Among stone walls and turquoise blues, you will visit the site and experience a guided tour of the ruins, with some time at the end to enjoy the views at your leisure.

You will then head to visit a cenote complex. Cenotes were considered sacred by the Mayan people, a...Read All

Relaxation in Tulum

After three days packed with activities, today is free for you to enjoy the white sandy beach of Xpu Ha. However, if you are keen for something more to keep you active, your host will be more than happy to provide suggestions of any additional activities.

Included meals are a continental breakfast at the hotel (Serenity Authentic Glamping Tulum).

Accommodation

Serenity Authentic Glamping or similar

Meals

Breakfast

Farewell

Sadly, your journey around the Mayan Riviera has come to its end. At the specified time, we will pick you up for your transfer to the airport or to continue our holiday.

Meals

Breakfast

What's included

Included

  • Private transfers to and from the airport
  • Baggage handlers at the airport
  • Seven nights of accommodation at stunning hotels in Playa del Carmen and XpuHa
  • Seven continental breakfasts, including taxes and service charges
  • Three lunches, during the tours to the Mayan community, Contoy Island and Tulum
  • Private excursions and tours as described, including certified guides and entry fees
  • Boat tour to Contoy Island
  • Snorkel equipment where needed
  • Extended traveller insurance for the duration of the tour (7 days)
Your local host

Alex and Team

Alex and his team take you to see the less visited, more authentic side of the country. Even if you’re staying in a big resort area, we have designed our tours to focus on unique experiences.

Wander through cobblestone streets, watch craftspeople in their workshops (or participate in craft making!), taste the food, and learn how to make it. Visit the natural wonders of Mexico, and marvel with our rich culture.

Having worked in tourism in Mexico for 50+ years, we have curated our experiences to show you only what we love the most.

Alex and his team take you to see the less visited, more authentic side of the country. Even if you’re staying in a big resort area, we have designed our tours to focus on unique experiences.

Wander through cobblestone streets, watch craftspeople in their workshops (or participate in craft making!), taste the food, and learn how to make it. Visit the natural wonders of Mexico, and marvel with our rich culture.

Having worked in tourism in Mexico for 50+ years, we have curated our experiences to show you only what we love the most.

Location

Your Mayan adventure begins when you are picked up from Cancun Airport by your driver, and are taken straight to your accommodation in Playa Del Carmen.

At around the halfway point in your tour, your base will move to a beautiful glamping site near Tulum, before you are returned to Cancun Airport at the end of your experience.

FAQs

Where does the tour start and finish?

The tour starts and ends at the Cancun International Airport (CUN). Other pick up and drop off spots are available, please enquire for a possible rate change.

Can food intolerances be accomodated?

Please let us know dietary requirements in advance and we will try to accommodate.

Is this tour suitable for people with claustrophobia?

People with claustrophobia are recommended not to participate in underground cave exploration tour.

What should I bring?

Guests are recommended to bring light, comfortable clothes; walking shoes; sunblock; insect repellent; hat; sunglasses. Wet shoes are highly recommended for the cenote exploration tour.

What will I see when snorkelling?

There are some coral formations and abundant fish a few meters from the shore in XpuHa, making it a great spot for easy snorkelling. You may also be lucky enough to see turtles, sharks and dolphins!

Do I need to be physically fit?

The activity level is moderate for this trip so it is advised you are relatively active.

What is the glamping tent like?

Tent with air conditioning and private bathroom. The tent is in the jungle and a 10min walk away from the beach.

How far is HM Playa del Carmen from the centre?

It is well located and one block away from 5th Avenue.

What shall I pack?

Guests are recommended to bring light, comfortable clothes, walking shoes, sunblock, strong insect repellent (jungle spray), hat, and sunglasses. Wet shoes/booties are highly recommended for the cenote exploration tour.

How long are the journeys from/to the airport?

The first hotel is 60-70 minutes away from Cancun airport and the last hotel is 80-90 minutes away.

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